15 days in Western US Itinerary

15 days in Western US Itinerary

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15 days in Western US Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly:  7​h 30​min
1
Grand Teton National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + taxi:  7​h 45​min
3
Glacier National Park
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
5
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + bus:  11​h 15​min
End: New York City

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night
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 13th (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Potholes Turnout, Grand Teton National Park.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Grand Teton National Park trip itinerary builder site .

New York City to Grand Teton National Park is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, shuttle, and car; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from New York City to Grand Teton National Park due to the time zone difference. When traveling from New York City in July, plan for a bit cooler days in Grand Teton National Park, with highs around 79°F, while nights are cooler with lows around 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton

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.
Get outdoors at Lamar Valley and Grand Prismatic Spring. There's still lots to do: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, hike along Brink of the Lower Falls Trail, witness a stunning natural landmark at Upper Geyser Basin, and explore the striking landscape at Gibbon Falls.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park trip planner .

Traveling by car from Grand Teton National Park to Yellowstone National Park takes 3 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Grand Teton National Park in July; daily highs in Yellowstone National Park reach 73°F and lows reach 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Glacier National Park.

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
Lamar Valley ©
Lamar Valley

2
nights
Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park ©
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park and Virginia Falls. There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at Grinnell Glacier, stroll through Iceberg Lake Trail, trek along Highline Trail, and take a memorable drive along Going-to-the-Sun Road.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Glacier National Park trip builder site .

Do a combination of car, flight, and taxi from Yellowstone National Park to Glacier National Park in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, Glacier National Park is somewhat warmer than Yellowstone National Park - with highs of 85°F and lows of 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier
Iceberg Lake Trail ©
Iceberg Lake Trail

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): don't miss a visit to Golden Gate Bridge, step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, and then take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tee off at Lincoln Park, take a peaceful walk through Muir Woods National Monument, and then walk around Golden Gate Park.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Glacier National Park to San Francisco takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Glacier National Park to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Glacier National Park in July, plan for a bit cooler days and somewhat warmer nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 73°F by day to 57°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Muir Woods National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument
Lincoln Park ©
Lincoln Park

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 Tuolumne Meadows and Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, get great views at Washburn Point, hike along Nevada Falls Loop, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Panorama Trail.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park trip itinerary builder app .

Drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in July: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 83°F, while lows dip to 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

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

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