14 days in Western US Itinerary

14 days in Western US Itinerary

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Start: Columbus
Fly:  9 h
1
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Grand Teton National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  9 h
3
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  7 h 30 min
4
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
5
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 30 min
6
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  5 h 30 min
7
Moab
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Bus:  8 h 30 min
End: Columbus

2
nights
Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): hike along Artist Point, explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, and then take in breathtaking views at S Rim Trail. On your second day here, admire the sheer force of Kepler Cascades, take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, hike along Hellroaring Creek Trailhead, thenexplore the striking landscape of Gibbon Falls, thenget impressive views of Monument Geyser Basin, and finally explore the striking landscape at Golden Gate Canyon.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary maker site.

Columbus to Yellowstone National Park is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Columbus in October, things will get much colder in Yellowstone National Park: highs are around 47°F and lows about 25°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Artist Point ©
Artist Point

1
night
Grand Teton National Park

Grand Teton National Park ©
The peaks of Grand Teton National Park aren't the highest in the world, but they sit atop what might be nature's archetypes for mountains.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Grand Teton.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Grand Teton National Park trip maker.

Getting from Yellowstone National Park to Grand Teton National Park by car takes about 1.5 hours. While traveling from Yellowstone National Park, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Grand Teton National Park, ranging from highs of 55°F to lows of 28°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Nature Wildlife Parks
Highlights from your plan
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton

3
nights
Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
Attractions like Glacier Point and Panorama Trail make great kid-friendly stops. There's much more to do: hike along Mariposa Grove, contemplate the waterfront views at Tenaya Lake, take some stellar pictures from Washburn Point, and make a trip to Yosemite Village.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Yosemite National Park trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Grand Teton National Park to Yosemite National Park takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Grand Teton National Park to Yosemite National Park, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Grand Teton National Park in October: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 66°F, while lows dip to 28°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove
Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail

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nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): contemplate the long history of SS Jeremiah O'Brien, step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, thentake in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Mon): engage your brain at California Academy of Sciences, thenadmire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, and then snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge.

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Traveling by flight from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and subway; or take a bus. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in October, plan for a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 73°F by day to 56°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

1
night
Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
On the 13th (Tue), take in the dramatic natural features at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, thentake in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, thenmake a trip to Fountains of Bellagio, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck.

To find maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Las Vegas route planner.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Las Vegas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in October, you will find days in Las Vegas are somewhat warmer (82°F), and nights are about the same (60°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area ©
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area
Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens ©

3
nights
Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park ©
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Grand Canyon South Rim and South Kaibab Trail. On the 15th (Thu), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. The adventure continues: take a memorable drive along Point Imperial Drive, explore the stunning scenery at Hermit Road, head outdoors with Bar 10 Ranch Activities, and trek along Tonto Trail.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park trip maker website.

Drive from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park is 1 hour. When traveling from Las Vegas in October, plan for little chillier days in Grand Canyon National Park, with highs around 66°F, while nights are colder with lows around 31°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to drive to Moab.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail

1
night
Moab

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): get interesting insight from Tours.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Moab day trip planning app.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Moab in 5.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in October, Moab is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Moab

Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Off-Road Tours

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