15 days in Western US Itinerary

15 days in Western US Itinerary

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15 days in Western US Itinerary

Start: Bologna
Fly:  19​h 15​min
1
Grand Teton National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 45​min
3
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  7​h 45​min
5
Las Vegas
— 1 night
+2
Fly + shuttle + train:  17​h 45​min
End: Bologna

2
nights
Grand Teton National Park

Grand Teton National Park ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Grand Teton. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Chapel of the Transfiguration, stroll through Taggart Lake, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cathedral Group, and finally stroll through Cascade Canyon Trail.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Grand Teton National Park trip itinerary builder site .

Bologna, Italy to Grand Teton National Park is an approximately 19.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -8 hour difference. Traveling from Bologna in June, you will find days in Grand Teton National Park are a bit cooler (26°C), and nights are much colder (4°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
Cascade Canyon Trail ©
Cascade Canyon Trail
Taggart Lake ©
Taggart Lake

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.
Get outdoors at Hayden Valley and Lamar Valley. There's still lots to do: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring, trek along Artist Point, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Butte Overlook.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park trip planner.

Getting from Grand Teton National Park to Yellowstone National Park by car takes about 1.5 hours. In July, Yellowstone National Park is a bit cooler than Grand Teton National Park - with highs of 26°C and lows of 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Hayden Valley ©
Hayden Valley
Lamar Valley ©
Lamar Valley

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 6th (Sat), don't miss a visit to Golden Gate Bridge, then take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and then step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island. Keep things going the next day: get curious at Exploratorium, then steep yourself in history at SS Jeremiah O'Brien, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Twin Peaks.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco trip planner.

Do a combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to San Francisco in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, shuttle, and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July since evenings lows in San Francisco dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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.
Get outdoors at Glacier Point and Vernal Fall. Next up on the itinerary: hike along Tuolumne Meadows, take in the dramatic natural features at Lembert Dome, explore the striking landscape of Swinging Bridge Picnic Area Yosemite National Park CA, and make a trip to Olmsted Point.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park trip planner .

Getting from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. When traveling from San Francisco in July, plan for a bit warmer days and little chillier nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows

1
night
Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and then take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at The Mob Museum, then ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, and then wander the streets of The Strip.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Las Vegas itinerary planning app .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Yosemite National Park to Las Vegas takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, Las Vegas is much warmer than Yosemite National Park - with highs of 47°C and lows of 32°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

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