14 days in Western US Itinerary

14 days in Western US Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Western US holiday planner

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Grand Teton National Park
— 1 night
Fly to Reno, Bus to Yosemite National Park
3
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
4
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly
5
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Drive
6
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Bus to Flagstaff Amtrak, Fly to Moab
7
Moab
— 1 night
Drive to Grand Junction, Fly to Columbus

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Yellowstone National Park

— 2 nights

World's Largest Collection of Geysers

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): take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and then take in breathtaking views at S Rim Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Tue): admire the sheer force of Kepler Cascades, witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful, trek along Hellroaring Creek Trailhead, then admire the sheer force of Gibbon Falls, then contemplate the geological forces at Monument Geyser Basin, and finally explore the striking landscape at Golden Gate Canyon.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park road trip planner.

Columbus to Yellowstone National Park is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Columbus to Yellowstone National Park due to the time zone difference. In October, Yellowstone National Park is much colder than Columbus - with highs of 47°F and lows of 25°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Grand Teton National Park

— 1 night

Mountains of the Imagination

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

Wildlife · Parks · Nature
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Yosemite National Park

— 3 nights
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 Tioga Pass make great kid-friendly stops. There's much more to do: hike along Panorama Trail, 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 combination of flight and bus from Grand Teton National Park to Yosemite National Park takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. 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 · Trails

San Francisco

— 2 nights

City by the Bay

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, then take 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, then admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, and then snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge.

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Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4 hours. 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 fly to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums

Las Vegas

— 1 night

Sin City

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, then take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, then make 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 3 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

Grand Canyon National Park

— 3 nights
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 travel to Moab.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Scenic Drive

Moab

— 1 night

Red Desert

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): head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

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

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to Moab in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or do a combination of bus and car. 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

Outdoors · Tours
Highlights from your trip