23 days in Western US Itinerary

23 days in Western US Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Western US trip planner

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Grand Teton National Park
— 2 nights
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Yellowstone National Park
— 5 nights
Fly
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Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly
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San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
Drive
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Las Vegas
— 2 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.
Spend the 1st (Tue) surrounded by wildlife at Grand Teton. There's lots more to do: take a tour by water with National Park Float Trips, go for a walk through Potholes Turnout, cruise along Teton Park Road, and explore and take pictures at 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Grand Teton National Park route maker website.

Miami to Grand Teton National Park is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Miami to Grand Teton National Park. Traveling from Miami in August, expect nights in Grand Teton National Park to be much colder, around 43°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

5
nights
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: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, witness a stunning natural landmark at Black Sand Basin, identify plant and animal life at Hayden Valley, and explore the activities along Firehole River.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park day trip website.

Traveling by car from Grand Teton National Park to Yellowstone National Park takes 1.5 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Grand Teton National Park in September; daily highs in Yellowstone National Park reach 60°F and lows reach 33°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

2
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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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Seattle Aquarium, explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, then don't miss a visit to Space Needle, then take in the exciting artwork at Glasshouse Studio, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Hiram M. Chittenden Locks. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, then explore the world behind art at Seattle Art Museum, and then browse the fresh offerings at Pike Place Market.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Seattle online trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Yellowstone National Park to Seattle takes 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. When traveling from Yellowstone National Park in September, plan for somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Seattle: temperatures range from 72°F by day to 56°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums · Shopping · Parks · Neighborhoods

3
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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: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, go for a walk through Lombard Street, enjoy breathtaking views from Coit Tower, and examine the collection at Exploratorium.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read San Francisco tour itinerary planning site.

Getting from Seattle to San Francisco by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 76°F in September, and nighttime lows around 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Museums

5
nights
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, get a dose of the wild on YExplore Yosemite Adventures - Day Tours, trek along Lembert Dome, and admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall.

To find other places to visit and tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park online trip planner.

You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Plan for cooler nights when traveling from San Francisco in September since evenings lows in Yosemite National Park dip to 38°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

3
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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: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, get great views at Grandview Point, tour the pleasant surroundings at Rim Trail, and trek along South Kaibab Trail.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park travel route builder website.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to Grand Canyon National Park in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Yosemite National Park to Grand Canyon National Park. September in Grand Canyon National Park sees daily highs of 75°F and lows of 43°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

2
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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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Mon): shop like a local with The Strip, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, then ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Las Vegas trip planner.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September, plan for a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Las Vegas: temperatures range from 93°F by day to 71°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Shopping · Fun & Games