15 days in Western US Itinerary

15 days in Western US Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Western US trip planner
Make it your trip
Fly
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Seattle
— 1 night
Fly
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Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
3
Grand Teton National Park
— 1 night
Fly to Flagstaff, Bus to Grand Canyon National Park
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Fly to Fresno Yosemite International Airport, Drive to Yosemite National Park
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Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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San Francisco
— 2 nights

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Seattle — 1 night

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 2nd (Fri): view the masterpieces at Glasshouse Studio, then admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, then take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Pike Place Market. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Seattle Aquarium, then stroll through Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, and finally appreciate the history behind Fremont Troll.

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San Francisco to Seattle is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Seattle can reach 72°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to fly to Yellowstone National Park.
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Yellowstone National Park — 4 nights

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 sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, take in the natural beauty of Grand Geyser, take in the dramatic natural features at Lower Geyser Basin, and trek along Lone Star Geyser.

To find ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park day trip tool.

Getting from Seattle to Yellowstone National Park by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. Traveling from Seattle to Yellowstone National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Seattle, expect a bit cooler days and cooler nights in Yellowstone National Park, ranging from highs of 60°F to lows of 33°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can go by car to Grand Teton National Park.
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Grand Teton National Park — 1 night

The peaks of Grand Teton National Park aren't the highest in the world, but they sit atop what might be nature's archetypes for mountains.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Grand Teton.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Grand Teton National Park day trip tool.

Traveling by car from Yellowstone National Park to Grand Teton National Park takes 1.5 hours. When traveling from Yellowstone National Park in September, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Grand Teton National Park: temperatures range from 68°F by day to 38°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.
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Grand Canyon National Park — 2 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 9th (Fri), admire all the interesting features of Bright Angel Point, then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, and then hike along South Kaibab Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Sat): get great views at Lipan Point and then get great views at Hopi Point.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park online itinerary builder.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Grand Teton National Park to Grand Canyon National Park takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Grand Teton National Park in September, you will find days in Grand Canyon National Park are somewhat warmer (75°F), and nights are about the same (43°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel to Las Vegas.
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Las Vegas — 1 night

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, and then admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens.

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You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 5 hours. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. While traveling from Grand Canyon National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Las Vegas, ranging from highs of 93°F to lows of 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Yosemite National Park.
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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.
Spend the 12th (Mon) among the memorable landscape of Half Dome. Next up on the itinerary: trek along Tuolumne Meadows, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, and look for all kinds of wild species at North Dome.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park holiday planner.

You can drive from Las Vegas to Yosemite National Park in 6 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Las Vegas in September, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are little chillier (74°F), and nights are colder (38°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.
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San Francisco — 2 nights

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): go for a walk through Lombard Street, then make a trip to Golden Gate Bridge, and then stroll around Golden Gate Park. Keep things going the next day: browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, then stroll through Alcatraz Island, and then take a stroll through Fisherman's Wharf.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read San Francisco trip planner.

Drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in September, plan for a bit warmer nights in San Francisco, with lows around 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.
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