16 days in Western US Itinerary

16 days in Western US Itinerary

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Fly
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San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
Drive
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
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Las Vegas
— 3 nights
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San Francisco

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Alcatraz Island and SS Jeremiah O'Brien. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Golden Gate Bridge, wander the streets of North Beach, take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, and visit SoMa.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco sightseeing app.

Miami to San Francisco is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Miami to San Francisco. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Miami in October: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 73°F and lows are around 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Shopping

5
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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.
Get in touch with nature at Glacier Point and Taft Point. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Half Dome, contemplate the waterfront views at Tenaya Lake, stroll through Panorama Trail, and hike along Yosemite Valley Loop Trail.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Yosemite National Park online itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from San Francisco in October: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 66°F, while lows dip to 28°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

4
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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.
Get outdoors at Grand Canyon South Rim and South Kaibab Trail. The adventure continues: trek along Rim Trail, examine the collection at Kolb Studio, take in the pleasant sights at Pipe Creek Vista, and don't miss a visit to Powell Point.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park route builder tool.

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Grand Canyon National Park by car takes about 10.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park to Grand Canyon National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. October in Grand Canyon National Park sees daily highs of 66°F and lows of 31°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Scenic Drive

3
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Las Vegas

Sin City

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 23rd (Fri): try to win big at New York New York Casino, then admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, then take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck, and finally take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, then admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and then get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip.

For where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Las Vegas day trip planning tool.

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 moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in October, plan for somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Las Vegas: temperatures range from 82°F by day to 60°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping · Neighborhoods · Parks · Historic Sites