15 days in Western US Itinerary

15 days in Western US Itinerary

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15 days in Western US Itinerary

Start: Nashville
Fly + bus:  10​h 45​min
1
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  12​h 15​min
2
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
4
Seattle
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
5
Jackson Hole
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
6
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  9​h
End: Nashville

2
nights
Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park ©
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 3rd (Mon), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's much more to do: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, trek along Rim Trail, stroll through South Kaibab Trail, and don't miss a visit to Powell Point.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park tour itinerary planner.

Nashville to Grand Canyon National Park is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Nashville in June, expect cooler with lows of 42°F in Grand Canyon National Park. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

2
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, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, trek along Panorama Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lembert Dome, and make a trip to Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park vacation builder tool .

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 12.5 hours. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in June, plan for little chillier days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 79°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, museums, parks, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, catch a ride on Cable Cars, and take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip itinerary planning website .

Getting from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and subway. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect little chillier days and a bit warmer nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 71°F to lows of 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can travel to Seattle.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

1
night
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): examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, then don't miss a visit to Space Needle, and finally take a stroll through Pike Place Market.

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Getting from San Francisco to Seattle by combination of subway and flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In June, daily temperatures in Seattle can reach 74°F, while at night they dip to 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel to Jackson Hole.

Things to do in Seattle

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

1
night
Jackson Hole

Jackson Hole ©
The Jackson Hole valley is approximately 97 km (60 mi) long and 24 km (15 mi) wide, encompassing the town of Jackson, Teton Village, and the northern section of Grand Teton National Park.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Grand Teton.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Jackson Hole online holiday planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Seattle to Jackson Hole takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. Traveling from Seattle in June, plan for slightly colder nights in Jackson Hole, with lows around 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Jackson Hole

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trip

Grand Teton
Highlights from your plan
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton

3
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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, explore and take pictures at Artist Point, and then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the waterfront views at Great Fountain Geyser, take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Kepler Cascades.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Jackson Hole to Yellowstone National Park takes 2 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Jackson Hole in June; daily highs in Yellowstone National Park reach 66°F and lows reach 34°F. On the 16th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring

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