17 days in Western US Itinerary

17 days in Western US Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Western US trip planner

Make it your trip
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Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
Fly
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Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly
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San Francisco
— 1 night
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
Drive
5
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 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.
Attractions like Old Faithful and West Thumb Geyser Basin make great kid-friendly stops. Get in touch with nature at Grand Prismatic Spring and Midway Geyser Basin. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Grand Loop Road, trek along Storm Point Trail, explore the striking landscape at Biscuit Basin, and stroll through North Rim Trail.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park visit planner.

New York City to Yellowstone National Park is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from New York City in June: highs in Yellowstone National Park hover around 66°F, while lows dip to 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

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 16th (Wed): meet the residents at Seattle Aquarium, enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle, then admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally shop like a local with Pike Place Market. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, get in on the family fun at Seattle Great Wheel, then look for gifts at Glasshouse Studio, and finally explore the world behind art at Seattle Art Museum.

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You can fly from Yellowstone National Park to Seattle in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Seattle is minus 1 hour. While traveling from Yellowstone National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in Seattle, ranging from highs of 74°F to lows of 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Parks

San Francisco

— 1 night

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and then snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco day trip app.

Getting from Seattle to San Francisco by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In June in San Francisco, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 55°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Neighborhoods

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Glacier Point and Sentinel Dome. Kids will appreciate attractions like Vernal Fall and Cloud's Rest. There's lots more to do: stroll through May Lake Trailhead, hike along Panorama Trail, explore the striking landscape at Taft Point, and make a trip to Yosemite Village.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park tour website.

Drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in June: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 79°F, while lows dip to 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Las Vegas

— 2 nights

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): examine the collection at Nostalgia Street Rods, take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, and then see the interesting displays at The Neon Museum. On the 25th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at The Mob Museum, then don't miss a visit to Fountains of Bellagio, and then shop like a local with The Strip.

To see maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Las Vegas attractions app.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to Las Vegas takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in June: high temperatures in Las Vegas hover around 103°F and lows are around 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Shopping

Grand Canyon National Park

— 2 nights
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): cruise along East Rim Drive, then hike along South Kaibab Trail, then get great views at Pipe Creek Vista, and finally take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park driving holiday tool.

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Las Vegas in June, plan for slightly colder days in Grand Canyon National Park, with highs around 85°F, while nights are much colder with lows around 42°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails