19 days in Western US Itinerary

19 days in Western US Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Western US itinerary planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Seattle
— 1 night
Fly
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San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Los Angeles
— 1 night
Fly
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Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Bus to Flagstaff Amtrak, Fly to Jackson
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Grand Teton National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
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Seattle

— 1 night

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 12th (Sat): take in the waterfront at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks. On your second day here, meet the residents at Seattle Aquarium, make a trip to Space Needle, then shop like a local with Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally pick up some local products at Pike Place Market.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Seattle trip itinerary planning site.

Durham to Seattle is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 3 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Durham in September, with highs in Seattle at 72°F and lows at 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Zoos & Aquariums

San Francisco

— 2 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, wander the streets of Fisherman's Wharf, then step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, and finally contemplate the long history of SS Jeremiah O'Brien. On the 15th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at de Young Museum, take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, and then stroll around Golden Gate Park.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco online trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Seattle to San Francisco by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in San Francisco are 76°F, while nighttime lows are 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Neighborhoods

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: trek along Tuolumne Meadows, don't miss a visit to Yosemite Village, take in the dramatic natural features at Taft Point, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Panorama Trail.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Yosemite National Park trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be much colder in Yosemite National Park, with lows of 38°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Los Angeles

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): make a trip to Santa Monica Pier, see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame, then look and learn at Griffith Observatory, and finally wander the streets of El Pueblo de Los Angeles.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Los Angeles online day trip planner.

Drive from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Los Angeles, ranging from highs of 85°F to lows of 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

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 20th (Sun): explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, then try your luck at Paris Las Vegas, and then examine the collection at The Mob Museum. On the 21st (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck, then ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, then admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and finally shop like a local with The Strip.

To find out how to plan a trip to Las Vegas, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to Las Vegas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Los Angeles in September: highs in Las Vegas hover around 93°F, while lows dip to 71°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Shopping

Grand Canyon National Park

— 3 nights
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
On the 22nd (Tue), trek along South Kaibab Trail, then take some stellar pictures from Yaki Point, then admire all the interesting features of Point Imperial Drive, and finally take in breathtaking views at Yavapai Point. On the 23rd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: trek along North Kaibab Trail and then explore the stunning scenery at Inner Canyon.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary website.

You can drive from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. While traveling from Las Vegas, expect slightly colder days and much colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of 75°F to lows of 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Grand Teton National Park

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): take in the pleasant sights at Potholes Turnout, admire all the interesting features of Teton Park Road, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Grand Teton. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore and take pictures at 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive, then hike along Cascade Canyon Trail, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Leigh Lake.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Grand Teton National Park online sightseeing planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to Grand Teton National Park in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September: high temperatures in Grand Teton National Park hover around 68°F and lows are around 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

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 breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, hike along Observation Point Trail, contemplate the waterfront views at Lehardy's Rapids, and identify plant and animal life at Hayden Valley.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park day trip planning app.

You can drive from Grand Teton National Park to Yellowstone National Park in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Teton National Park in September, things will get a bit cooler in Yellowstone National Park: highs are around 60°F and lows about 33°F. On the 30th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites