16 days in Western US Itinerary

16 days in Western US Itinerary

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Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
2
Grand Teton National Park
— 1 night
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
4
Las Vegas
— 1 night
5
Anaheim
— 1 night
6
San Francisco
— 2 nights
7
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights

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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.
Bring the kids along to Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Upper Geyser Basin. There's much more to do: witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring, make a trip to The 45th Parallel, take in the dramatic scenery at Lewis Falls, and hike along Observation Point Trail.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park route maker tool.

Dayton to Yellowstone National Park is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and car. Traveling from Dayton to Yellowstone National Park, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Dayton in July, plan for a bit cooler days in Yellowstone National Park, with highs around °F, while nights are much colder with lows around °F. On the 28th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful

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Grand Teton National Park

Grand Teton National Park ©
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.
On the 29th (Wed), hike along Menor's Ferry Historical Trail, thenidentify plant and animal life at Grand Teton, and then explore and take pictures at 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive.

To find more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Grand Teton National Park day trip planning app.

You can drive from Yellowstone National Park to Grand Teton National Park in 1.5 hours. When traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Grand Teton National Park, with highs around °F, while nights are about the same with lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton

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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.
Attractions like Grand Canyon South Rim and Bright Angel Trail make great kid-friendly stops. And it doesn't end there: hike along Rim Trail, cruise along East Rim Drive, explore the stunning scenery at Inner Canyon, and tour the pleasant surroundings at South Kaibab Trail.

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Getting from Grand Teton National Park to Grand Canyon National Park by combination of flight and bus takes about 10 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Grand Teton National Park in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Grand Canyon National Park, with lows of °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can 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

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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 2nd (Sun): take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, thentake in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, thenponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Las Vegas attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas is minus 1 hour. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August, with highs in Las Vegas at °F and lows at °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to drive to Anaheim.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area ©
Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens ©

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Anaheim

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): don't miss a visit to Downtown Disney and then discover the magic at Disneyland Park.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Anaheim trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Las Vegas to Anaheim in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Las Vegas in August, with highs in Anaheim at °F and lows at °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Downtown Disney ©
Downtown Disney

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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 4th (Tue): head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, thentake in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and then take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Wed): admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, thenengage your brain at Exploratorium, and then see the interesting displays at Museum of Ice Cream.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco visit planner.

Getting from Anaheim to San Francisco by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Anaheim in August, with highs in San Francisco at °F and lows at °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

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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.
Bring the kids along to Glacier Point and Vernal Fall. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Tuolumne Meadows, trek along Lower Yosemite Fall Trail, explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, and admire all the interesting features of Tioga Pass.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park trip planner.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in August, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be slightly colder, around °F, while days are somewhat warmer, around °F. On the 9th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a bus back home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail

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