15 days in Western US Itinerary

15 days in Western US Itinerary

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15 days in Western US Itinerary

Start: London
Fly + Drive:  13​h 45​min
1
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 45​min
2
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  7​h 45​min
4
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  5​h 30​min
5
Glacier National Park
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h 15​min
6
Seattle
— 3 nights
Fly:  12​h 30​min
End: London

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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Sat): witness a stunning natural landmark at Castle Geyser, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring, then take in the dramatic natural features at Gibbon Falls, and finally take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone.

To find maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park day trip planner .

London, UK to Yellowstone National Park is an approximately 14-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Yellowstone National Park is minus 7 hours. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Yellowstone National Park when traveling from London in July, with lows around 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Nature Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Mount Washburn ©
Mount Washburn
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring

2
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 3rd (Mon): head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and then take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Tue): engage your brain at Exploratorium and then walk around Golden Gate Park.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco trip planner .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to San Francisco in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car, shuttle, and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. Plan for warmer nights when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August since evenings lows in San Francisco dip to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, scenic drive, wildlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, hike along Nevada Falls Loop, and take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. When traveling from San Francisco in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 32°C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and then try to win big at Paris Las Vegas. Keep things going the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, then admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, and then wander the streets of The Strip.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Las Vegas trip planner .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Yosemite National Park to Las Vegas in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Las Vegas, with highs around 45°C, while nights are much hotter with lows around 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Neighborhoods Shopping Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

2
nights
Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): walk around Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park. Here are some ideas for day two: hike along Iceberg Lake Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Grinnell Glacier, and then admire the sheer force of Virginia Falls.

For ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Glacier National Park trip app .

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Las Vegas to Glacier National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Glacier National Park due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Las Vegas in August, plan for slightly colder days in Glacier National Park, with highs around 33°C, while nights are cooler with lows around 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Virginia Falls ©
Virginia Falls
Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier

3
nights
Seattle

Seattle ©
Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): take a leisurely stroll along Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, then take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, then explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally take a stroll through Pike Place Market. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, observe the fascinating underwater world at Seattle Aquarium, and then explore the world behind art at Seattle Art Museum.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Seattle road trip website .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Glacier National Park to Seattle in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Seattle when traveling from Glacier National Park in August, with lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Shopping Parks
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

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