16 days in Western US Itinerary

16 days in Western US Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Western US trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
2
Grand Teton National Park
— 3 nights
Fly to Reno, Bus to Yosemite National Park
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Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
4
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly
5
Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly

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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.
Yellowstone National Park is known for nature, wildlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the natural beauty of Upper Geyser Basin, explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, explore the activities along Shoshone Lake, and explore the striking landscape at Aurum Geyser.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park travel planner.

Washington DC to Yellowstone National Park is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 2 hours. While traveling from Washington DC, expect little chillier days and colder nights in Yellowstone National Park, ranging from highs of 70°F to lows of 38°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can go by car to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Grand Teton National Park

— 3 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.
Spend the 21st (Fri) surrounded by wildlife at Grand Teton. And it doesn't end there: trek along Cascade Canyon Trail, take in breathtaking views at Cascade Canyon, explore the wealth of natural beauty at String Lake, and take a memorable drive along Teton Park Road.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Grand Teton National Park attractions planner.

You can drive from Yellowstone National Park to Grand Teton National Park in 1.5 hours. When traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Grand Teton National Park: temperatures range from 78°F by day to 43°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

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, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, hike along Lembert Dome, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Tuolumne Meadows.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park planning site.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Grand Teton National Park to Yosemite National Park in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Grand Teton National Park to Yosemite National Park is minus 1 hour. In August, daytime highs in Yosemite National Park are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

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: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, contemplate the long history of SS Jeremiah O'Brien, take in the pleasant sights at Lombard Street, and stroll around Golden Gate Park.

To find photos and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco online route planner.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, expect nights in San Francisco to be somewhat warmer, around 59°F, while days are little chillier, around 73°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums

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 30th (Sun): see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Seattle Aquarium, then view the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Seattle tour itinerary planning website.

You can fly from San Francisco to Seattle in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. While traveling from San Francisco, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Seattle, ranging from highs of 80°F to lows of 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Zoos & Aquariums