15 days in Western US & Keystone Itinerary

15 days in Western US & Keystone Itinerary

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Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
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Grand Teton National Park
— 3 nights
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Glacier National Park
— 2 nights
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San Francisco
— 1 night
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Las Vegas
— 2 nights
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Keystone
— 3 nights
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Yellowstone National Park

— 3 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.
Step out of the city life by going to Old Faithful and Midway Geyser Basin. Step off the beaten path and head to Grand Prismatic Spring and Monument Geyser Basin. There's lots more to do: trek along Lone Star Geyser, get great views at Lookout Point, witness a stunning natural landmark at Beryl Spring, and explore the striking landscape at Canyon Village Area.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park road trip site.

New York City to Yellowstone National Park is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Traveling from New York City in September, expect Yellowstone National Park to be colder, temps between 60°F and 33°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Grand Teton National Park

— 3 nights

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Grand Teton and Cascade Canyon Trail. Explore hidden gems such as Jenny Lake Trail and String Lake. There's much more to do: hike along Amphitheater Lake, tour the pleasant surroundings at Menor's Ferry Historical Trail, admire all the interesting features of 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive, and explore the activities along Leigh Lake.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Grand Teton National Park day trip app.

Drive from Yellowstone National Park to Grand Teton National Park in 1.5 hours. When traveling from Yellowstone National Park in September, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Grand Teton National Park: temperatures range from 68°F by day to 38°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Glacier National Park

— 2 nights

Crown of the Continent

The glaciers from which Glacier National Park takes its name mostly dissipated eons ago, but they left behind a scoured landscape of high and steep mountain peaks, sparkling lakes, lush alpine meadows, and thick forests.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): admire the sheer force of Virginia Falls, then get great views at Jackson Glacier Overlook, then explore and take pictures at Going-to-the-Sun Road, and finally admire the verdant scenery at Logan Pass. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Wed): trek along Grinnell Glacier, explore the activities along Lake McDonald, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Avalanche Lake.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Glacier National Park trip builder website.

You can fly from Grand Teton National Park to Glacier National Park in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. In September, daily temperatures in Glacier National Park can reach 70°F, while at night they dip to 40°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

San Francisco

— 1 night

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 17th (Thu), step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, then take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and then snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip planner.

You can fly from Glacier National Park to San Francisco in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Glacier National Park in September, things will get a bit warmer in San Francisco: highs are around 76°F and lows about 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Neighborhoods

Las Vegas

— 2 nights

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 18th (Fri), buy something for everyone on your list at The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian Resort, then try to win big at Wynn Las Vegas, then ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, and finally get to know the fascinating history of The Strip. On your second day here, explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck, and then try to win big at Casino At The Venetian.

For ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Las Vegas trip itinerary site.

Fly from San Francisco to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from San Francisco in September; daily highs in Las Vegas reach 93°F and lows reach 71°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel to Keystone.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Nature

Keystone

— 3 nights

Home Of Mount Rushmore

Fewer than 400 people call Keystone home year-round, but the population explodes in summer when crowds flock to nearby Mount Rushmore.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Wildlife Loop Road and Sylvan Lake. Visiting Needles Eye Tunnel and Needles Highway will get you outdoors. Change things up with a short trip to Black Hills National Forest in Custer (about 38 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: admire all the interesting features of Iron Mountain Road, hike along Presidential Trail, and browse for treasures at The Farmer's Daughter.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Keystone trip itinerary builder.

Fly from Las Vegas to Keystone in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. Traveling from Las Vegas in September, expect Keystone to be much colder, temps between 71°F and 45°F. On the 22nd (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Keystone

Outdoors · Parks · Scenic Drive · Nature

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