15 days in Western US Itinerary

15 days in Western US Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Western US vacation planner

Make it your trip
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Salt Lake City
— 2 nights
Fly
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San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Las Vegas
— 3 nights
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Salt Lake City

— 2 nights

Crossroads of the West

Utah's capital and most populous city, Salt Lake City boasts a small-town feel, big-city amenities, and plenty of nature on its doorstep.
Get out of town with these interesting Salt Lake City side-trips: Provo (Rock Canyon, Provo Canyon, &more). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Church History Museum, admire the natural beauty at Temple Square, view the masterpieces at Art at the Main Gallery, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Tabernacle.

To find ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Salt Lake City driving holiday website.

Jacksonville to Salt Lake City is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Jacksonville to Salt Lake City is minus 2 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Jacksonville in April; daily highs in Salt Lake City reach 63°F and lows reach 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to San Francisco.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Nature

Side Trip

San Francisco

— 3 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and head off the coast to Alcatraz Island.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco visit planning app.

Getting from Salt Lake City to San Francisco by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Salt Lake City in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in San Francisco, with lows of 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Museums

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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): explore the striking landscape at Half Dome and then contemplate the waterfront views at Mirror Lake/Meadow Trail. On the 19th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Yosemite Valley Loop Trail, take some stellar pictures from Valley View, view the masterpieces at Ansel Adams Gallery, identify plant and animal life at Nature Center at Happy Isles, then admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, and finally make a trip to Washburn Point.

To find ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park online tour itinerary planner.

Getting from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 4 hours. When traveling from San Francisco in April, plan for little chillier days and colder nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 59°F by day to 28°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

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.
On the 22nd (Thu), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. The adventure continues: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, take a memorable drive along East Rim Drive, get great views at Pipe Creek Vista, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Rim Trail.

Plan my trip to Grand Canyon National Park with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to Grand Canyon National Park takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park to Grand Canyon National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In April in Grand Canyon National Park, expect temperatures between 62°F during the day and 26°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Scenic Drive

Las Vegas

— 3 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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, then take in panoramic vistas at High Roller, and then see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum. On the 25th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, then admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Las Vegas tour itinerary site.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in April, plan for a bit warmer days in Las Vegas, with highs around 80°F, while nights are much warmer with lows around 57°F. You'll have a few hours on the 26th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Shopping