15 days in Western US Itinerary

15 days in Western US Itinerary

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Grand Teton National Park
— Few hours
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Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
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Glacier National Park
— 1 day
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San Francisco
— 2 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
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Los Angeles
— 1 night
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Las Vegas
— 2 nights

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

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Grand Teton National Park route planner.

Dallas to Grand Teton National Park is an approximately 6-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. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Dallas in October; daily highs in Grand Teton National Park reach 55°F and lows reach 28°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

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

4
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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 Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Grand Prismatic Spring. And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at Gibbon Falls, take in the natural beauty of Upper Geyser Basin, and look for all kinds of wild species at Hayden Valley.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park vacation planner.

You can drive from Grand Teton National Park to Yellowstone National Park in 1.5 hours. When traveling from Grand Teton National Park in October, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Yellowstone National Park: temperatures range from 47°F by day to 25°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can go by car to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Hayden Valley ©
Hayden Valley
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Glacier National Park driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Yellowstone National Park to Glacier National Park takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. In October, Glacier National Park is a bit warmer than Yellowstone National Park - with highs of 56°F and lows of 31°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Nature · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park ©
Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park

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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): don't miss a visit to Golden Gate Bridge, then take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by SoMa, then buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, and then get great views at Twin Peaks.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip app.

Fly from Glacier National Park to San Francisco in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Glacier National Park to San Francisco is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Glacier National Park in October, you will find days in San Francisco are somewhat warmer (73°F), and nights are much warmer (56°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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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.
Take a break from the city and head to Glacier Point and Taft Point. There's lots more to do: trek along Mariposa Grove, explore the striking landscape at El Capitan, get to know the fascinating history of Wawona Hotel, National Historic Landmark, and admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park journey planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and bus; or take a bus. While traveling from San Francisco, expect slightly colder days and colder nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 66°F to lows of 28°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to take a bus to Los Angeles.

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

1
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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.
On the 18th (Fri), take a stroll through El Pueblo de Los Angeles, then look for gifts at Amoeba Music, then stroll through Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier.

To see traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip itinerary site.

Traveling by bus from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles takes 12 hours. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in October, plan for a bit warmer days in Los Angeles, with highs around 82°F, while nights are much warmer with lows around 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

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

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

To see more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Las Vegas trip planner.

You can fly from Los Angeles to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In October, daily temperatures in Las Vegas can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area ©
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

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