16 days in Western US Itinerary

16 days in Western US Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Western US itinerary maker

Make it your trip
Fly
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Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
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Grand Teton National Park
— 2 nights
Fly
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San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
Drive to Fresno Yosemite International Airport, Fly to Seattle
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Seattle
— 2 nights
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Yellowstone National Park

— 4 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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Grand Prismatic Spring. The adventure continues: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Washburn, hike along North Rim Trail, witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful, and head outdoors with Morning Glory Pool.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park trip planning website.

Detroit to Yellowstone National Park is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Detroit to Yellowstone National Park. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Detroit in June: highs in Yellowstone National Park hover around 66°F, while lows dip to 34°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Grand Teton National Park

— 2 nights

Mountains of the Imagination

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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Grand Teton. On your second day here, explore and take pictures at 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive, then explore the activities along String Lake, and then trek along Taggart Lake.

For maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Grand Teton National Park trip planner.

You can drive from Yellowstone National Park to Grand Teton National Park in 1.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in June: highs in Grand Teton National Park hover around 72°F, while lows dip to 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to San Francisco.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

San Francisco

— 2 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): examine the collection at Exploratorium, then steep yourself in history at SS Jeremiah O'Brien, and then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island. Keep things going the next day: admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, don't miss a visit to Golden Gate Bridge, then go for a walk through Lombard Street, and finally take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the San Francisco online tour builder.

Getting from Grand Teton National Park to San Francisco by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Grand Teton National Park to San Francisco is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer evenings in San Francisco when traveling from Grand Teton National Park in June, with lows around 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Parks

Yosemite National Park

— 5 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.
Kids will enjoy Glacier Point and Tuolumne Meadows. On the 23rd (Thu), spend a scenic day exploring the area around Half Dome. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome, trek along Four Mile Trail, take in the dramatic scenery at Bridalveil Fall, and take some stellar pictures from Valley View.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. While traveling from San Francisco, expect somewhat warmer days and slightly colder nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 79°F to lows of 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Seattle

— 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): take in the waterfront at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle, then view the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally take a stroll through Pike Place Market. On your second day here, get in on the family fun at Seattle Great Wheel and then see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Seattle online tour itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Yosemite National Park to Seattle. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in June, you will find days in Seattle are little chillier (74°F), and nights are somewhat warmer (57°F). On the 25th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Nature