15 days in Western US Itinerary

15 days in Western US Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Western US trip maker

Make it your trip
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Grand Teton National Park
— 1 day
Drive
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Yellowstone National Park
— 5 nights
Fly
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San Francisco
— 1 night
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
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Las Vegas
— 1 night
Drive
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Bus to Flagstaff Amtrak, Fly to Cañon City
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Cañon City
— 1 night
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Grand Teton National Park

— 1 day

Mountains of the Imagination

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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Grand Teton.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Grand Teton National Park trip planner.

Traverse City to Grand Teton National Park is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Traveling from Traverse City to Grand Teton National Park, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Traverse City in June, Grand Teton National Park is a bit cooler at night with lows of 39°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Nature · Wildlife · Parks
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Yellowstone National Park

— 5 nights

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Grand Loop Road. There's still lots to do: witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring, take in the dramatic natural features at Natural Bridge Trail, get impressive views of Monument Geyser Basin, and stroll through Purple Mountain Trail.

For maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Grand Teton National Park to Yellowstone National Park takes 1.5 hours. In June, Yellowstone National Park is little chillier than Grand Teton National Park - with highs of 66°F and lows of 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to fly to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

San Francisco

— 1 night

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, and then snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge.

For other places to visit and more tourist information, read San Francisco travel route builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Yellowstone National Park to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, train, and subway. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park to San Francisco, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July since evenings lows in San Francisco dip to 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Neighborhoods

Yosemite National Park

— 4 nights
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. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome, hike along Four Mile Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lembert Dome, and explore the striking landscape of Pioneer Yosemite History Center.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park trip planner.

You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Expect a bit 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 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Las Vegas

— 1 night

Sin City

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 7th (Wed): immerse yourself in nature at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, then admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas online driving holiday planner.

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Las Vegas by car takes about 6 hours. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in July: high temperatures in Las Vegas hover around 104°F and lows are around 81°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Nature

Grand Canyon National Park

— 2 nights
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
On the 8th (Thu), get great views at Mather Point, take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, then stroll through South Kaibab Trail, and finally take some stellar pictures from Pipe Creek Vista.

For maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Las Vegas in July, things will get colder in Grand Canyon National Park: highs are around 84°F and lows about 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Cañon City.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Nature

Cañon City

— 1 night

Climate Capital of Colorado

Part of Colorado's Royal Gorge Region, Cañon City straddles the Arkansas River.
On the 10th (Sat), relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Cañon City trip itinerary builder site.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to Cañon City in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight. In July, Cañon City is a bit warmer than Grand Canyon National Park - with highs of 90°F and lows of 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Cañon City

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure
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