15 days in Western US Itinerary

15 days in Western US Itinerary

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15 days in Western US Itinerary

Start: Dallas
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Grand Teton National Park
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + taxi:  7​h 45​min
3
Glacier National Park
— 1 day
taxi + Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
5
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
6
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
7
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
End: Dallas

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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 6th (Sun): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Grand Teton.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Grand Teton National Park trip builder site .

Dallas to Grand Teton National Park is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Dallas to Grand Teton National Park. Traveling from Dallas in October, things will get cooler in Grand Teton National Park: highs are around 55°F and lows about 28°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Wildlife Parks Nature
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Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton

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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.
Escape the urban bustle at Hayden Valley and Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. Spend the 9th (Wed) exploring nature at Yellowstone National Park. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Lower Geyser Basin, take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, and identify plant and animal life at Gibbon Falls.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park travel planner .

Drive from Grand Teton National Park to Yellowstone National Park in 3 hours. While traveling from Grand Teton National Park, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Yellowstone National Park, ranging from highs of 47°F to lows of 25°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Hayden Valley ©
Hayden Valley
Yellowstone National Park ©
Yellowstone National Park

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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.
On the 11th (Fri), explore the striking landscape of Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Glacier National Park online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of car, flight, and taxi from Yellowstone National Park to Glacier National Park takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In October, Glacier National Park is somewhat warmer than Yellowstone National Park - with highs of 56°F and lows of 31°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks Nature
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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Golden Gate Bridge, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and then step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island. On the 13th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: wander the streets of SoMa, then browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, and then take in the awesome beauty at Twin Peaks.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our San Francisco road trip planning website .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Glacier National Park to San Francisco in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Glacier National Park to San Francisco. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Glacier National Park in October: highs in San Francisco hover around 73°F, while lows dip to 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Parks
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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.
Get outdoors at Glacier Point and Tuolumne Meadows. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at Taft Point, hike along Lembert Dome, get great views at Washburn Point, and stroll around Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park trip planner .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. When traveling from San Francisco in October, plan for a bit cooler days and cooler nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 66°F by day to 28°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

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

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Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): wander the streets of El Pueblo de Los Angeles, then stop by Amoeba Music, then kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier.

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Getting from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles by combination of car and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Los Angeles, ranging from highs of 82°F to lows of 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
El Pueblo de Los Angeles ©
El Pueblo de Los Angeles
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): examine the collection at The Mob Museum, get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, and then make a trip to Fountains of Bellagio. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Sun): make a trip to Paris Las Vegas and then explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

For photos and tourist information, read Las Vegas trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to Las Vegas takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. In October in Las Vegas, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 60°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Neighborhoods Shopping Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

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