17 days in Yellowstone National Park & West Coast Itinerary

17 days in Yellowstone National Park & West Coast Itinerary

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Yellowstone National Park
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Seattle
— 1 night
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Olympic National Park
— 3 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
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San Francisco
— 3 nights
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Los Angeles
— 1 night
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San Diego
— 3 nights

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Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©

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.
On the 1st (Sun), don't miss a visit to The 45th Parallel and then identify plant and animal life at Elephant Back Mountain. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the waterfront views at Yellowstone Lake.

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New York City to Yellowstone National Park is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and car. Traveling from New York City to Yellowstone National Park, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in November, things will get much colder in Yellowstone National Park: highs are around 33°F and lows about 12°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Yellowstone Lake ©
Yellowstone Lake
Elephant Back Mountain ©
Elephant Back Mountain
The 45th Parallel ©
The 45th Parallel

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Seattle

Seattle ©

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.
On the 3rd (Tue), admire the natural beauty at Bellevue Botanical Garden, then take a stroll through Pike Place Market, then explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Seattle trip app.

Fly from Yellowstone National Park to Seattle in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and shuttle. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Seattle due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in November: highs in Seattle hover around 53°F, while lows dip to 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping · Neighborhoods · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Bellevue Botanical Garden ©
Bellevue Botanical Garden

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Olympic National Park

Olympic National Park ©
In Olympic National Park, ancient rainforests and ocean tidal pools at lower elevations contrast with wildflower-filled alpine meadows and snowcapped peaks.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Rialto Beach and then contemplate the waterfront views at Crescent Lake. On the 5th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: cruise along Hurricane Ridge and then trek along Second Beach Trail.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Olympic National Park trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by combination of ferry and bus from Seattle to Olympic National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Seattle in November, Olympic National Park is little chillier at night with lows of 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Crescent Lake ©
Crescent Lake
Rialto Beach ©
Rialto Beach
Second Beach Trail ©
Second Beach Trail

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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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, trek along Nevada Falls Loop, tour the pleasant surroundings at Four Mile Trail, and look for all kinds of wild species at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park online tour itinerary builder.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Olympic National Park to Yosemite National Park in 11 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Olympic National Park in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Yosemite National Park, with lows of 19°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Taft Point ©
Taft Point
Cathedral Range
Cathedral Range

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©

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: don't miss a visit to Golden Gate Bridge, browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, wander the streets of Fisherman's Wharf, and stroll around Crissy Field.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco online trip planner.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and subway; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in November: highs in San Francisco hover around 64°F, while lows dip to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
On the 14th (Sat), hunt for treasures at Santa Monica Farmers Market, appreciate the extensive heritage of Santa Monica Pier, then see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame, and finally look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles vacation site.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Los Angeles takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from San Francisco in November, plan for somewhat warmer days in Los Angeles, with highs around 76°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

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San Diego

San Diego ©

America's Finest City

Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
On the 15th (Sun), pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument and then meet the residents at San Diego Zoo. On the 16th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum and then let little ones run wild at Balboa Park.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the San Diego trip planning website.

You can drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. In November, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 57°F. You will have some time to spend on the 17th (Tue) before leaving for home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Fun & Games · Museums

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park

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