15 days in Western US Itinerary

15 days in Western US Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Western US visit planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Seattle
— 1 day
Fly
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San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
4
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Grand Canyon National Park
— 5 nights
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Seattle

— 1 day

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.
On the 28th (Sat), take a stroll through Pike Place Market, then explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and then take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Seattle trip planning site.

Charlotte to Seattle is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Charlotte to Seattle due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Charlotte in May; daily highs in Seattle reach 68°F and lows reach 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping · Neighborhoods · Museums

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: steep yourself in history at Golden Gate Bridge, get curious at Exploratorium, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and go for a walk through Lombard Street.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Seattle to San Francisco takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 69°F in May, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums

Yosemite National Park

— 4 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: trek along Wapama Falls at Hetch Hetchy, explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, stroll through Pohono Trail, and get great views at Yosemite, Tunnel View.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park route planner.

You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in May, expect slightly colder with lows of 34°F in Yosemite National Park. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Las Vegas

— 2 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.
On the 5th (Sun), take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, then try to win big at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, and then examine the collection at The Neon Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to The Strip, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, then make a trip to Fountains of Bellagio, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Las Vegas trip builder.

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Las Vegas by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in June: high temperatures in Las Vegas hover around 103°F and lows are around 77°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks · Neighborhoods

Grand Canyon National Park

— 5 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 7th (Tue), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's still lots to do: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, take some stellar pictures from Grandview Point, and trek along Rim Trail.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park day trip planning website.

Drive from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Las Vegas in June, expect nights in Grand Canyon National Park to be colder, around 42°F, while days are slightly colder, around 85°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature