19 days in Western US Itinerary

19 days in Western US Itinerary

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19 days in Western US Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
1
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  7​h 45​min
3
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Flagstaff
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  8​h 45​min
5
Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 30​min
6
Seattle
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: San Francisco

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get a sense of the local culture at Golden Gate Bridge and Twin Peaks. Get outdoors at Alcatraz Island and Muir Woods National Monument. There's much more to do: go for a walk through Fisherman's Wharf, get curious at Exploratorium, contemplate the long history of SS Jeremiah O'Brien, and stroll around Golden Gate Park.

To find out how to plan a trip to San Francisco, use our trip itinerary maker.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to San Francisco. In September, plan for daily highs up to 76°F, and evening lows to 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Muir Woods National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
SS Jeremiah O'Brien ©
SS Jeremiah O'Brien

4
nights
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.
Get outdoors at Glacier Point and Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias. There's lots more to do: stroll through Tuolumne Meadows, trek along Nevada Falls Loop, explore the striking landscape at Lembert Dome, and take in the awesome beauty at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area.

Plan my day in Yosemite National Park using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from San Francisco in September, Yosemite National Park is colder at night with lows of 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows

1
night
Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
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 (Mon): take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, then ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, and finally try to win big at Paris Las Vegas. On the 24th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at The Mob Museum, make a trip to The Strip, and then enjoy breathtaking views from High Roller.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas trip planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Yosemite National Park to Las Vegas takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in September, plan for somewhat warmer days in Las Vegas, with highs around 93°F, while nights are much warmer with lows around 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Flagstaff.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

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nights
Flagstaff

Flagstaff ©
Sitting at an elevation of 2,135 m (7,000 ft) and just a short trip from the Grand Canyon and other natural wonders, the city of Flagstaff attracts outdoor enthusiasts from around the world.
Take a break from the city and head to Bright Angel Trail and Bright Angel Point. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Flagstaff: Grand Canyon National Park (Powell Point, Grand Canyon South Rim, & more).

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Flagstaff trip maker site .

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Flagstaff takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a shuttle. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Flagstaff due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Las Vegas in September, expect Flagstaff to be much colder, temps between 73°F and 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Flagstaff

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Grand Canyon National Park
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail

4
nights
Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Get outdoors at Mount Washburn and Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Lamar Valley, hike along Artist Point, witness a stunning natural landmark at Upper Geyser Basin, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Brink of the Lower Falls Trail.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park trip planner.

Do a combination of flight and car from Flagstaff to Yellowstone National Park in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and car; or drive. Traveling from Flagstaff in September, expect Yellowstone National Park to be little chillier, temps between 60°F and 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Mount Washburn ©
Mount Washburn
Hayden Valley ©
Hayden Valley

1
night
Seattle

Seattle ©
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 4th (Fri): examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, then take in the exciting artwork at Glasshouse Studio, then view the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally shop like a local with Pike Place Market.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Seattle fast, fun, and easy.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to Seattle in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight; or drive. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Seattle, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in October, expect nights in Seattle to be warmer, around 50°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 63°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

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