15 days in Western US Itinerary

15 days in Western US Itinerary

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15 days in Western US Itinerary

Start: Charlotte
Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  7​h 45​min
2
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  5​h 45​min
4
Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: Charlotte

2
nights
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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at The Strip and The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian. When in Las Vegas, make a side trip to see Hoover Dam in Boulder City, approximately 50 minutes away. There's much more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, have fun at Paris Las Vegas, try your luck at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, and admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas trip builder tool .

Charlotte to Las Vegas is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -3 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Charlotte in July; daily highs in Las Vegas reach 104°F and lows reach 81°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
Bellagio Hotel and Casino ©
Bellagio Hotel and Casino

3
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Tuolumne Meadows and Sentinel Dome. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, trek along Lembert Dome, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Swinging Bridge Picnic Area Yosemite National Park CA, and stroll around Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park trip itinerary planning app .

Getting from Las Vegas to Yosemite National Park by combination of flight and bus takes about 8 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, Yosemite National Park is cooler than Las Vegas - with highs of 83°F and lows of 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove
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.
Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz Island will appeal to history buffs. Head to Exploratorium and Union Squarefor plenty of shopping. There's lots more to do: take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, steep yourself in history at SS Jeremiah O'Brien, and take in the awesome beauty at Twin Peaks.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. When traveling from Yosemite 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 up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Shopping Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Ferry Building Marketplace ©
Ferry Building Marketplace

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Lamar Valley and Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. The adventure continues: witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring, take in the dramatic natural features at Gibbon Falls, explore the activities along Yellowstone Lake, and admire all the interesting features of Grand Loop Road.

For ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park travel planner .

Do a combination of flight and car from San Francisco to Yellowstone National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, shuttle, and car; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from San Francisco to Yellowstone National Park is 1 hour. Traveling from San Francisco in July, plan for little chillier nights in Yellowstone National Park, with lows around 39°F. On the 3rd (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can 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
Lamar Valley ©
Lamar Valley
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful

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