15 days in Western US Itinerary

15 days in Western US Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Western US trip itinerary planner

Make it your trip
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Las Vegas
— 1 day
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly
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Seattle
— 2 nights
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Glacier National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
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Las Vegas

— 1 day

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 30th (Fri), try to win big at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, then don't miss a visit to Fountains of Bellagio, then take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Las Vegas day trip planner.

Pittsburgh to Las Vegas is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -3 hour difference. Traveling from Pittsburgh in July, you will find days in Las Vegas are much warmer (104°F), and nights are a bit warmer (81°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Casinos · Fun & Games · Parks

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.
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, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, tour the pleasant surroundings at Tuolumne Meadows, and look for all kinds of wild species at Nature Center at Happy Isles.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park tour website.

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Yosemite National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Las Vegas in July; daily highs in Yosemite National Park reach 83°F and lows reach 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

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: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, get a taste of the local shopping with Ferry Building Marketplace, get curious at Exploratorium, and take in the pleasant sights at Lombard Street.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip site.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, you will find days in San Francisco are a bit cooler (73°F), and nights are somewhat warmer (59°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums

Seattle

— 2 nights

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 6th (Fri): observe the fascinating underwater world at Seattle Aquarium, then make a trip to Space Needle, then admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally pick up some local products at Pike Place Market. On the 7th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, admire the masterpieces at Seattle Art Museum, and then take a leisurely stroll along Hiram M. Chittenden Locks.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Seattle online road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Seattle takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in August, expect nights in Seattle to be about the same, around 61°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 80°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Neighborhoods

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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): cruise along Going-to-the-Sun Road, take some stellar pictures from Jackson Glacier Overlook, then take in the dramatic scenery at Virginia Falls, and finally admire the sheer force of St.Mary Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the activities along Iceberg Lake and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Iceberg Lake Trail.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Glacier National Park route planning tool.

You can fly from Seattle to Glacier National Park in 4.5 hours. Another option is to drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Seattle to Glacier National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Seattle in August, expect slightly colder with lows of 48°F in Glacier National Park. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Yellowstone National Park

— 4 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.
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, witness a stunning natural landmark at Castle Geyser, head outdoors with Morning Glory Pool, and stroll through S Rim Trail.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Glacier National Park to Yellowstone National Park in 8.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of car, bus, and taxi. In August, Yellowstone National Park is a bit cooler than Glacier National Park - with highs of 70°F and lows of 38°F. You will have some time to spend on the 13th (Fri) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife