16 days in Western US Itinerary

16 days in Western US Itinerary

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16 days in Western US Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
Denver
— Few hours
Fly + Drive:  4​h 45​min
2
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6​h 45​min
3
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
4
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
6
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  4​h 15​min
7
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
8
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h
End: Newark

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hours
Denver

Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Denver day trip planning website .

Newark to Denver is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Newark to Denver, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Newark in June, plan for a bit cooler nights in Denver, with lows around 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Denver

Tours
Highlights from your plan
Beer Tastings & Tours

3
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.
Yellowstone National Park is known for nature, wildlife, trails, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, contemplate the waterfront views at Yellowstone Lake, take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, and explore the striking landscape of Lake Butte Overlook.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park sightseeing planner .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Denver to Yellowstone National Park in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, shuttle, and car; or drive. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Denver in June: highs in Yellowstone National Park hover around 66°F, while lows dip to 34°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel to Bryce Canyon 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
Mount Washburn ©
Mount Washburn
Yellowstone Lake ©
Yellowstone Lake

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night
Bryce Canyon National Park

Bryce Canyon National Park ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Peek-A-Boo Loop and then hike along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Bryce Canyon National Park online trip builder .

Do a combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and bus; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in June; daily highs in Bryce Canyon National Park reach 79°F and lows reach 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Outdoors Trails Parks
Highlights from your plan
Peek-A-Boo Loop ©
Peek-A-Boo Loop
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop ©
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop

3
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.
Grand Canyon National Park is known for nature, trails, historic sites, scenic drive, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, stroll through Rim Trail, hike along North Kaibab Trail, and get great views at Mohave Point.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Bryce Canyon National Park to Grand Canyon National Park takes 5.5 hours. When traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in June, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Grand Canyon National Park: temperatures range from 85°F by day to 42°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim 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.
On the 29th (Mon), explore the striking landscape of Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, then admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from High Roller.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas trip planner.

Drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in June, you will find days in Las Vegas are somewhat warmer (103°F), and nights are much warmer (77°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio

1
night
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 30th (Tue), see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, then experience the excitement of Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey, and then find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles road trip planning app .

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to Los Angeles takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. When traveling from Las Vegas in June, plan for much colder days in Los Angeles, with highs around 79°F, while nights are little chillier with lows around 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey ©

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, wildlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, make a trip to Olmsted Point, get great views at Yosemite, Tunnel View, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Panorama Trail.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park road trip planning website .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Yosemite National Park when traveling from Los Angeles in June, with lows around 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and then contemplate the long history of Golden Gate Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get curious at Exploratorium and then walk around Golden Gate Park.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to San Francisco fast, fun, and easy.

Drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, you will find days in San Francisco are little chillier (73°F), and nights are somewhat warmer (57°F). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

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