15 days in Western US Itinerary

15 days in Western US Itinerary

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1
Las Vegas
— 1 night
2
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
3
San Francisco
— 3 nights
4
Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights

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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): get outside with Mandalay Bay Beach. On the 19th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get your game on at The Roller Coaster, admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, thenadmire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

For other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas journey builder tool.

Dayton to Las Vegas is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Dayton to Las Vegas is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Dayton in July, you will find days in Las Vegas are much warmer (°F), and nights are somewhat warmer (°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can catch the bus to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area ©
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
Mandalay Bay Beach ©
Mandalay Bay Beach

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.
Visiting Glacier Point and Tuolumne Meadows will get you outdoors. Kids will enjoy Vernal Fall and Taft Point. Next up on the itinerary: trek along Lembert Dome, explore the striking landscape of Swinging Bridge Picnic Area Yosemite National Park CA, tour the pleasant surroundings at Panorama Trail, and explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park trip builder.

Traveling by bus from Las Vegas to Yosemite National Park takes 17.5 hours. Traveling from Las Vegas in July, expect Yosemite National Park to be colder, temps between °F and °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

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

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get some historical perspective at Alcatraz Island and Golden Gate Bridge. Visiting Muir Woods National Monument and Fishing Charters & Tours will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Exploratorium, wander the streets of Fisherman's Wharf, take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, and get great views at Twin Peaks.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and subway; or take a bus. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, expect nights in San Francisco to be a bit warmer, around °F, while days are slightly colder, around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Nature

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

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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.
Attractions like Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Firehole Canyon Drive make great kid-friendly stops. Step out of the city life by going to Old Faithful and Grand Loop Road. And it doesn't end there: take in breathtaking views at S Rim Trail, take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring, hike along Observation Point Trail, and take in the dramatic natural features at Natural Bridge Trail.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park trip maker.

You can fly from San Francisco to Yellowstone National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, bus, shuttle, and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from San Francisco to Yellowstone National Park. Traveling from San Francisco in July, plan for a bit cooler nights in Yellowstone National Park, with lows around °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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