15 days in Western US Itinerary

15 days in Western US Itinerary

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15 days in Western US Itinerary

Start: Dayton
taxi + Fly:  8​h
1
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  7​h 45​min
2
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  5​h 45​min
4
Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + taxi:  7​h 15​min
End: Dayton

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 18th (Sat): head outdoors with Mandalay Bay Beach. On the 19th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get your game on at The Roller Coaster, then admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, then admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and finally explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Las Vegas online trip itinerary builder .

Dayton to Las Vegas is an approximately 8-hour combination of taxi and flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Dayton to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Dayton in July, plan for much hotter days and somewhat warmer nights in Las Vegas: temperatures range from 104°F by day to 81°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Mandalay Bay Beach ©
Mandalay Bay Beach
The Roller Coaster ©
The Roller Coaster

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Taft Point and Tuolumne Meadows. There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, kick back and relax at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, stroll through Four Mile Trail, and take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Las Vegas to Yosemite National Park takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Las Vegas in July: high temperatures in Yosemite National Park hover around 83°F and lows are around 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Visit Golden Gate Bridge and Twin Peaks for their historical value. Bring the kids along to Exploratorium and Japanese Tea Garden. Take a break from San Francisco with a short trip to Muir Woods National Monument in Mill Valley, about 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, go for a walk through Fisherman's Wharf, and get interesting insight from Tours.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our San Francisco tour site .

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect a bit cooler days and a bit warmer nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 73°F to lows of 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Muir Woods National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument

4
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.
Visiting Mystic Falls Trail and Artist Point will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: witness a stunning natural landmark at Upper Geyser Basin, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Lake Butte Overlook, explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, and look for all kinds of wild species at Firehole Canyon Drive.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park online holiday planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from San Francisco to Yellowstone National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, shuttle, and car; or drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from San Francisco in July, Yellowstone National Park is slightly colder at night with lows of 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring

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