16 days in Western US Itinerary

16 days in Western US Itinerary

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16 days in Western US Itinerary

Start: Brussels
Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
Seattle
— Few hours
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  12​h 45​min
4
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  5​h 15​min
6
Jackson Hole
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
7
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: Brussels


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Seattle

Seattle ©
Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
For photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Seattle trip builder website .

Brussels, Belgium to Seattle is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 9 hours. While traveling from Brussels, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Seattle, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, museums, parks, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, and admire all the interesting features of AT&T Park.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the San Francisco sightseeing site .

Traveling by flight from Seattle to San Francisco takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and subway; or drive. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Seattle in July: highs in San Francisco hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Childrens Museums Museums
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, scenic drive, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, don't miss a visit to Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, and admire the masterpieces at Yosemite Museum Gallery.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park day trip planning tool .

Drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. Traveling from San Francisco in July, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be little chillier, around 9°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 33°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

2
nights
Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park ©
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 21st (Sun), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. Next up on the itinerary: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, trek along North Kaibab Trail, get great views at Lipan Point, and make a trip to Powell Point.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park trip website .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Yosemite National Park to Grand Canyon National Park takes 13 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Yosemite National Park to Grand Canyon National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, plan for a bit warmer nights in Grand Canyon National Park, with lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
North Kaibab Trail ©
North Kaibab Trail

1
night
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 24th (Wed): try to win big at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, then get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, and finally ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains.

Start your trip to Las Vegas by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. The time zone difference when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas is minus 1 hour. While traveling from Grand Canyon National Park, expect a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Las Vegas, ranging from highs of 47°C to lows of 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Jackson Hole.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Neighborhoods Shopping Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Bellagio Fountains ©
Bellagio Fountains
The Strip ©
The Strip
Bellagio Hotel and Casino ©
Bellagio Hotel and Casino

1
night
Jackson Hole

Jackson Hole ©
The Jackson Hole valley is approximately 97 km (60 mi) long and 24 km (15 mi) wide, encompassing the town of Jackson, Teton Village, and the northern section of Grand Teton National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Grand Teton. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Fri): hike along Cascade Canyon Trail, then cruise along 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chapel of the Transfiguration.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Jackson Hole vacation tool .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Las Vegas to Jackson Hole in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Las Vegas to Jackson Hole, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Las Vegas in July, with highs in Jackson Hole at 30°C and lows at 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Jackson Hole

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Grand Teton National Park, Chapel of the Transfiguration
Highlights from your plan
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
Chapel of the Transfiguration ©
Chapel of the Transfiguration

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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, then trek along Artist Point, and then take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Lake Butte Overlook and then contemplate the waterfront views at Yellowstone Lake.

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

Getting from Jackson Hole to Yellowstone National Park by car takes about 2 hours. In July, Yellowstone National Park is little chillier than Jackson Hole - with highs of 26°C and lows of 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to 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
Yellowstone Lake ©
Yellowstone Lake
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful

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