22 days in Western US Itinerary

22 days in Western US Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Western US holiday planner

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Grand Teton National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
Fly
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Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly
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San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Las Vegas
— 3 nights
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Grand Teton National Park

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.
On the 4th (Tue), cruise along 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive. On the 5th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Grand Teton.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Grand Teton National Park road trip website.

New York City to Grand Teton National Park is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. Traveling from New York City to Grand Teton National Park, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in August, expect nights in Grand Teton National Park to be colder, around 43°F, while days are slightly colder, around 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

3
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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.
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, admire the sheer force of Kepler Cascades, explore the activities along Lake Butte Overlook, and witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Grand Teton National Park to Yellowstone National Park by car takes about 1.5 hours. In August, Yellowstone National Park is a bit cooler than Grand Teton National Park - with highs of 70°F and lows of 38°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

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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 10th (Mon), meet the residents at Seattle Aquarium, make a trip to Space Needle, then admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally take a stroll through Pike Place Market. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, walk around Volunteer Park Conservatory, look for gifts at Glasshouse Studio, then stroll around Waterfall Garden Park, and finally take in the waterfront at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Seattle trip planner.

Fly from Yellowstone National Park to Seattle in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and shuttle. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. While traveling from Yellowstone National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Seattle, ranging from highs of 80°F to lows of 61°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

4
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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: steep yourself in history at Golden Gate Bridge, stroll around Crissy Field, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Alcatraz Island, and browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco route builder tool.

Fly from Seattle to San Francisco in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Seattle in August, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 73°F by day to 59°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

4
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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: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, contemplate the waterfront views at Tenaya Lake, don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, and stroll through Panorama Trail.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Yosemite National Park road trip planning app.

You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. When traveling from San Francisco in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and little chillier nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 81°F by day to 43°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

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Grand Canyon National Park

The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Grand Canyon National Park is known for nature, trails, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, get great views at Yaki Point, trek along South Kaibab Trail, and take in the pleasant sights at Pipe Creek Vista.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park driving holiday planning site.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to Grand Canyon National Park takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Yosemite National Park to Grand Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, Grand Canyon National Park is a bit warmer at night with lows of 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

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Las Vegas

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
On the 23rd (Sun), enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck, then make a trip to Fountains of Bellagio, then admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and finally shop like a local with The Strip. Keep things going the next day: explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, then try your luck at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, then enjoy breathtaking views from High Roller, and finally look for gifts at Barneys New York.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas travel website.

Drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August; daily highs in Las Vegas reach 101°F and lows reach 77°F. You'll have a few hours on the 25th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping · Neighborhoods · Parks · Historic Sites