16 days in Western US Itinerary

16 days in Western US Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Western US trip itinerary planner

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Fly to Grand Junction, Drive to Arches National Park
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Arches National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Bryce Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Las Vegas
— 1 night
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly
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Seattle
— 1 night
Fly
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Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Jackson Hole
— 2 nights
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Arches National Park

— 1 night

A Red Rock Wonderland

Mother Nature kept reaching for red when she painted Arches National Park's 2,000 sandstone arches, resulting in one of the country's more distinctly shaped and colored landscapes.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): make a trip to Wolfe Ranch and then take in the dramatic natural features at Delicate Arch. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Sat): cruise along Arches National Park Scenic Drive, explore the striking landscape at Double Arch, then explore the striking landscape at Turret Arch, and finally trek along Fiery Furnace.

For photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Arches National Park vacation builder site.

Pittsburgh to Arches National Park is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and car. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 2 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Pittsburgh in July: highs in Arches National Park hover around 97°F, while lows dip to 67°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can go by car to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Arches National Park

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Bryce Canyon National Park

— 1 night
You can find hoodoos--rock pillars formed by erosion--all around the world, but those of Bryce Canyon National Park remain the standard bearers thanks to their bright red color, tall stature, and arrangement in large amphitheaters.
On the 1st (Sun), trek along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop, then hike along Navajo Loop Trail, then explore the striking landscape at Wall Street, and finally explore the stunning scenery at Sunset Point.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Bryce Canyon National Park online route planner.

You can drive from Arches National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Arches National Park in July, things will get a bit cooler in Bryce Canyon National Park: highs are around 81°F and lows about 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Las Vegas

— 1 night

Sin City

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 2nd (Mon): take a stroll through The Strip, then ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, and then admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens.

To find more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Las Vegas trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bryce Canyon National Park to Las Vegas takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of car and shuttle. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in August: high temperatures in Las Vegas hover around 101°F and lows are around 77°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Neighborhoods · Shopping · Historic Sites · Parks

Yosemite National Park

— 3 nights
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, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, trek along Tuolumne Meadows, don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, and take some stellar pictures from Half Dome.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Yosemite National Park trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Las Vegas to Yosemite National Park in 6 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and car. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Las Vegas in August; daily highs in Yosemite National Park reach 81°F and lows reach 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

San Francisco

— 3 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Golden Gate Bridge, take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and walk around Golden Gate Park.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the San Francisco tour builder site.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4 hours. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, plan for a bit cooler days in San Francisco, with highs around 73°F, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel to Seattle.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

Seattle

— 1 night

Emerald City

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.
On the 9th (Mon), pick up some local products at Pike Place Market, then get a taste of the local shopping with Chihuly Garden and Glass, then make a trip to Space Needle, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Glasshouse Studio.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Seattle trip site.

Fly from San Francisco to Seattle in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from San Francisco in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Seattle, with highs around 80°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping · Neighborhoods · Museums

Yellowstone National Park

— 3 nights

World's Largest Collection of Geysers

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Yellowstone National Park is known for nature, wildlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, appreciate the extensive heritage of S Rim Trail, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Washburn.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary website.

Fly from Seattle to Yellowstone National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. Traveling from Seattle to Yellowstone National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Seattle, expect slightly colder days and colder nights in Yellowstone National Park, ranging from highs of 70°F to lows of 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Jackson Hole.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Jackson Hole

— 2 nights
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 13th (Fri): surround yourself with nature on Ana's Grand Excursions and then cast your line with Reel Deal Anglers.

For traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Jackson Hole day trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Yellowstone National Park to Jackson Hole takes 2.5 hours. When traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Jackson Hole: temperatures range from 78°F by day to 43°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 14th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Jackson Hole

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours
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