15 days in Western US Itinerary

15 days in Western US Itinerary

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15 days in Western US Itinerary

Start: Paris
Fly:  13​h 45​min
1
Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  9​h 45​min
4
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  19​h 15​min
End: Paris

2
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.
Seattle is known for museums, parks, zoos & aquariums, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, and wander the streets of Pike Place Market.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Seattle planner .

Paris, France to Seattle is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 9 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

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

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, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, steep yourself in history at Alcatraz Island, and admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read San Francisco travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Seattle to San Francisco takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Seattle in October, with highs in San Francisco at 26°C and lows at 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

4
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: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, admire all the interesting features of Tioga Pass, hike along Tuolumne Meadows, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Nevada Falls Loop.

Plan a Yosemite National Park trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from San Francisco in October, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be cooler, around -2°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

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

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Grand Teton in Grand Teton National Park (about 1h 25 min away). There's still lots to do: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring, explore the striking landscape at Lower Geyser Basin, and explore the activities along Yellowstone Lake.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park driving holiday planner.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Yosemite National Park to Yellowstone National Park in 10 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus, flight, and car. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Yosemite National Park to Yellowstone National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in October, you will find days in Yellowstone National Park are slightly colder (9°C), and nights are about the same (-4°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Grand Teton
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
Lower Geyser Basin ©
Lower Geyser Basin

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