15 days in Western US Itinerary

15 days in Western US Itinerary

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Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
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Jackson Hole
— 2 nights
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Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
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Glacier National Park
— 2 nights
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Cannon Beach
— 1 night
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San Francisco
— 2 nights

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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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): take some stellar pictures from Yosemite, Tunnel View and then admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls. On the 2nd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire all the interesting features of Tioga Pass, then stroll through Lembert Dome, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Tenaya Lake.

To find where to stay and more tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park sightseeing planner.

Auckland, New Zealand to Yosemite National Park is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. You'll gain 20 hours traveling from Auckland to Yosemite National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Auckland in September, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are a bit warmer (27°C), and nights are little chillier (3°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time for travel to Jackson Hole.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Scenic Drive
Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Glacier Point
4.9
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Must see
Yosemite Falls
4.7

2
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): take in the awesome beauty at Grand Teton. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Laurance Rockefeller Preserve, then get a dose of the wild on Ana's Grand Excursions, then make a trip to Town Square, and finally relax and float downstream with Barker-Ewing Whitewater.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Jackson Hole sightseeing planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Yosemite National Park to Jackson Hole in 9 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in September, expect nights in Jackson Hole to be about the same, around 3°C, while days are slightly colder, around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Jackson Hole

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Grand Teton
4.9
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River Rafting / Tubing
Barker-Ewing Whitewater
4.9

4
nights
Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©

World's Largest Collection of Geysers

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Old Faithful and Upper Geyser Basin. Step out of the city life by going to Grand Prismatic Spring and Grand Loop Road. Next up on the itinerary: take in the natural beauty of Beryl Spring, explore the striking landscape at Lower Geyser Basin, explore the striking landscape of Gibbon Falls, and hike along Artists’ Paintpots.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Jackson Hole to Yellowstone National Park takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Jackson Hole in September, things will get little chillier in Yellowstone National Park: highs are around 18°C and lows about 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors
Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Grand Loop Road
4.6

2
nights
Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park ©

Crown of the Continent

The glaciers from which Glacier National Park takes its name mostly dissipated eons ago, but they left behind a scoured landscape of high and steep mountain peaks, sparkling lakes, lush alpine meadows, and thick forests.
On the 10th (Thu), hike along Avalanche Lake, appreciate the views at Logan Pass, and then cruise along Going-to-the-Sun Road. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Fri): explore the striking landscape at Grinnell Glacier.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Glacier National Park day trip planning app.

Getting from Yellowstone National Park to Glacier National Park by car takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Yellowstone National Park in September, with highs in Glacier National Park at 24°C and lows at 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Nature · Outdoors · Parks · Trails
Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Avalanche Lake
4.9
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Must see
Logan Pass
4.7

1
night
Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Cannon Beach, explore the striking landscape at Haystack Rock, and then immerse yourself in nature at Hug Point State Park.

For maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Cannon Beach trip maker app.

Traveling by flight from Glacier National Park to Cannon Beach takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Glacier National Park to Cannon Beach due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Glacier National Park in September since evenings lows in Cannon Beach dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks · Beaches · Nature · Outdoors
Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Cannon Beach
4.8
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Must see
Haystack Rock
4.8
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State Park
Hug Point State Park
4.9

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 13th (Sun), snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, take a stroll through Fisherman's Wharf, and then step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island.

To see maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read San Francisco holiday builder app.

Getting from Cannon Beach to San Francisco by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Cannon Beach in September, with highs in San Francisco at 28°C and lows at 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Alcatraz Island
4.7
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Pier / Boardwalk
Fisherman's Wharf
3.4

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