22 days in United States Itinerary

22 days in United States Itinerary

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22 days in United States Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
South Lake Tahoe
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
3
Great Basin National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Salt Lake City
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
5
Jackson Hole
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
6
Grand Teton National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
8
Billings
— 10 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: San Francisco

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Painted Ladies. The adventure continues: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, take a stroll through SoMa, walk around Golden Gate Park, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco online trip planner .

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major airports are San Francisco International Airport, Metropolitan Oakland International Airport and Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport. In September, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 17°C. On the 9th (Mon), you're off toSouth Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Tours
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Golden Gate Park ©
Golden Gate Park
SoMa ©
SoMa

2
nights
South Lake Tahoe

South Lake Tahoe ©
High in the Sierra Nevada mountains on the shore of one of America’s most scenic lakes, South Lake Tahoe captures the spirit of the outdoors and serves as a hub for tourism activities surrounding the lake.
You've now added Emerald Bay State Park to your itinerary.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the South Lake Tahoe trip website .

You can drive from San Francisco to South Lake Tahoe in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from San Francisco in September since evenings lows in South Lake Tahoe dip to 4°C. On the 11th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Great Basin National Park.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Emerald Bay State Park
Highlights from your plan
Emerald Bay State Park ©
Emerald Bay State Park

2
nights
Great Basin National Park

Great Basin National Park ©
Great Basin National Park is one of the U.S.'s more out-of-the-way national parks, but those who make the trip are rewarded with the striking contrast of snowcapped peaks rising from a high-altitude desert.
On the 12th (Thu), explore the activities along Teresa Lake, then take in the awesome beauty at Wheeler Peak, and then trek along Bristlecone Trail. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Alpine Lakes Loop and then explore the fascinating underground world of Lehman Caves.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Great Basin National Park vacation app .

Drive from South Lake Tahoe to Great Basin National Park in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in September, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Great Basin National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Lehman Caves ©
Lehman Caves
Wheeler Peak ©
Wheeler Peak
Teresa Lake ©
Teresa Lake

1
night
Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City
Utah's capital and most populous city, Salt Lake City boasts a small-town feel, big-city amenities, and plenty of nature on its doorstep.
To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Salt Lake City trip planner.

Traveling by car from Great Basin National Park to Salt Lake City takes 4.5 hours. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Great Basin National Park in September, expect a bit warmer with lows of 17°C in Salt Lake City. You will leave for Jackson Hole on the 14th (Sat).

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Outdoors Parks Tours

few
hours
Jackson Hole

Jackson Hole ©
The Jackson Hole valley is approximately 97 km (60 mi) long and 24 km (15 mi) wide, encompassing the town of Jackson, Teton Village, and the northern section of Grand Teton National Park.
On the 14th (Sat), admire the masterpieces at National Museum of Wildlife Art, then don't miss a visit to Town Square, and then make a trip to Antler Arches of Jackson.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Jackson Hole day trip planning website .

You can fly from Salt Lake City to Jackson Hole in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Salt Lake City in September, expect nights in Jackson Hole to be cooler, around 3°C, while days are little chillier, around 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can go by car to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Jackson Hole

Museums
Highlights from your plan
National Museum of Wildlife Art ©
National Museum of Wildlife Art
Town Square ©
Town Square

1
night
Grand Teton National Park

Grand Teton National Park ©
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.
On the 14th (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chapel of the Transfiguration.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Grand Teton National Park trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can drive from Jackson Hole to Grand Teton National Park in an hour. September in Grand Teton National Park sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Chapel of the Transfiguration ©
Chapel of the Transfiguration

2
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.
You've now added Lamar Valley to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, trek along Artist Point, and then take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore and take pictures at Lamar Valley and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Mammoth Hot Springs.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park road trip planning app .

You can drive from Grand Teton National Park to Yellowstone National Park in 1.5 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Grand Teton National Park in September: high temperatures in Yellowstone National Park hover around 18°C and lows are around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Billings.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Mammoth Hot Springs ©
Mammoth Hot Springs

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nights
Billings

Billings ©
Billings is the largest city in the state of Montana, and is the principal city of the Billings Metropolitan Area with a population of 166,855.Billings is located in the south-eastern portion of the state and is the seat of Yellowstone County, which had a 2015 population of 157,048. Explore Billings' surroundings by going to Crow Agency (Little Bighorn Battlefield & Custer Battlefield Trading Company), Custer Battlefield Museum (in Garryowen) and Pompeys Pillar National Monument (in Pompeys Pillar). Next up on the itinerary: head outdoors with Dan Bailey's Fly Shop, trek along Lake Fork Trail, take an in-depth tour of Big Horn County Historical Museum, and examine the collection at Moss Mansion.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Billings holiday planner .

Drive from Yellowstone National Park to Billings in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In September, Billings is a bit warmer than Yellowstone National Park - with highs of 28°C and lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Billings

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Livingston, Red Lodge, Crow Agency, Pompeys Pillar National Monument, Big Horn County Historical Museum
Highlights from your plan
Pictograph Cave State Park ©
Pictograph Cave State Park
Little Bighorn Battlefield ©
Little Bighorn Battlefield
Horseback Riding Tours

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