15 days in Western US Itinerary

15 days in Western US Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Western US trip planner

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Fly
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Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
Fly
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San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive to Fresno Yosemite International Airport, Fly to Seattle Tacoma International Airport
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Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly
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Glacier National Park
— 2 nights
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Yellowstone National Park

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.
Yellowstone National Park is known for nature, wildlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, trek along Storm Point Trail, head outdoors with Morning Glory Pool, and take in the natural beauty of Castle Geyser.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park road trip tool.

New York City to Yellowstone National Park is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and car. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from New York City in July: highs in Yellowstone National Park hover around 73°F, while lows dip to 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

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San Francisco

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, head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, and walk around Golden Gate Park.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip planning app.

You can fly from Yellowstone National Park to San Francisco in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, shuttle, and train. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park to San Francisco, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July, plan for a bit warmer nights in San Francisco, with lows around 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Museums

Side Trip

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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, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, hike along Nevada Falls Loop, get great views at Yosemite, Tunnel View, and don't miss a visit to Half Dome.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in July, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are a bit warmer (83°F), and nights are a bit cooler (46°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

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Seattle

Emerald City

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 16th (Fri): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Seattle Aquarium, don't miss a visit to Space Needle, then explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally wander the streets of Pike Place Market. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Sat): see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, admire the masterpieces at Seattle Art Museum, and then make a trip to Hiram M. Chittenden Locks.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Seattle route planning tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Yosemite National Park to Seattle. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Yosemite National Park in July since evenings lows in Seattle dip to 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums · Shopping · Parks · Neighborhoods

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Glacier National Park

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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): explore and take pictures at Going-to-the-Sun Road, admire the sheer force of Virginia Falls, then get great views at Jackson Glacier Overlook, and finally trek along Iceberg Lake Trail.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Glacier National Park attractions app.

Traveling by flight from Seattle to Glacier National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Seattle in July, expect nights in Glacier National Park to be slightly colder, around 49°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 85°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails