15 days in Western US Itinerary

15 days in Western US Itinerary

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15 days in Western US Itinerary

Start: Nashville
Fly + Drive:  9​h
1
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 45​min
2
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + taxi:  9​h
4
Zion National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
5
Moab
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + taxi:  6​h 15​min
6
Sedona
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Nashville

2
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.
On the 28th (Sun), take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, then hike along Artist Point, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center, witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring, and then take in the natural beauty of Upper Geyser Basin.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park online trip itinerary maker .

Nashville to Yellowstone National Park is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight, shuttle, and car; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Nashville to Yellowstone National Park due to the time zone difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Nashville in June: high temperatures in Yellowstone National Park hover around 66°F and lows are around 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Artist Point ©
Artist Point
Upper Geyser Basin ©
Upper Geyser Basin

2
nights
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 30th (Tue): snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, and then take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf. On the 1st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: engage your brain at Exploratorium and then explore the striking landscape of Muir Woods National Monument.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco holiday planner .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to San Francisco takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, shuttle, and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. Expect much hotter evenings in San Francisco when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in June, with lows around 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can go by car 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
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

2
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.
On the 2nd (Thu), explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, take in the dramatic natural features at Taft Point, then take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, trek along Tuolumne Meadows, and then get great views at Tunnel View.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park trip planner.

You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. While traveling from San Francisco, expect a bit warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 83°F to lows of 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Yosemite Falls ©
Yosemite Falls
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall

1
night
Zion National Park

Zion National Park ©
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Angel's Landing and then take a memorable drive along Zion Canyon Scenic Drive. Keep things going the next day: stroll through The Narrows.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Zion National Park trip itinerary website .

Traveling by combination of car, flight, and taxi from Yosemite National Park to Zion National Park takes 9 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Yosemite National Park to Zion National Park is 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Yosemite National Park in July; daily highs in Zion National Park reach 94°F and lows reach 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Moab.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Outdoors Trails Parks
Highlights from your plan
Angel's Landing ©
Angel's Landing
The Narrows ©
The Narrows
Zion Canyon Scenic Drive ©
Zion Canyon Scenic Drive

3
nights
Moab

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Adrenaline & Extreme Tours and River Rafting & Tubing. Change things up with a short trip to Delicate Arch in Arches National Park (about 38 minutes away). On the 7th (Tue), enjoy a day of scenic exploration at Canyonlands National Park. There's more to do: immerse yourself in nature at Dead Horse Point State Park.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Moab road trip planning tool .

You can drive from Zion National Park to Moab in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of taxi, flight, and car. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Zion National Park in July since evenings lows in Moab dip to 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Sedona.

Things to do in Moab

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Delicate Arch
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Dead Horse Point State Park ©
Dead Horse Point State Park
Delicate Arch ©
Delicate Arch

3
nights
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): take in the dramatic natural features at Bell Rock and then explore the striking landscape at Cathedral Rock. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Bearizona Wildlife Park and then cruise along Oak Creek Canyon.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Sedona trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Moab to Sedona by combination of car, flight, and taxi takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Moab in July: highs in Sedona hover around 92°F, while lows dip to 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Bearizona Wildlife Park
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Rock ©
Cathedral Rock
Oak Creek Canyon ©
Oak Creek Canyon
Bell Rock ©
Bell Rock

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