23 days in Western US Itinerary

23 days in Western US Itinerary

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Seattle
— 1 night
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Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
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San Francisco
— 3 nights
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Las Vegas
— 3 nights
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 6 nights

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Seattle

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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and then wander the streets of Pike Place Market. On your second day here, take a leisurely stroll along Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, look for gifts at Elliott Bay Book Company, and then see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Seattle sightseeing planner.

Nashville to Seattle is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Nashville to Seattle. In May, Seattle is slightly colder than Nashville - with highs of 68°F and lows of 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

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Yellowstone National Park

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, get to know the fascinating history of S Rim Trail, take in the natural beauty of Beehive Geyser, and take in the dramatic scenery at Upper Falls of the Yellowstone River.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park road trip app.

You can fly from Seattle to Yellowstone National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and car. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. While traveling from Seattle, expect slightly colder days and colder nights in Yellowstone National Park, ranging from highs of 53°F to lows of 27°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Beehive Geyser ©
Beehive Geyser
Lower Geyser Basin ©
Lower Geyser Basin

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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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Wapama Falls at Hetch Hetchy, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, and take some stellar pictures from Yosemite, Tunnel View.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Yosemite National Park vacation site.

Getting from Yellowstone National Park to Yosemite National Park by combination of flight and bus takes about 11.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, bus, shuttle, and train; or do a combination of car, bus, and train. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in May, things will get a bit warmer in Yosemite National Park: highs are around 65°F and lows about 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
Highlights from your plan
Taft Point ©
Taft Point
Wapama Falls at Hetch Hetchy ©
Wapama Falls at Hetch Hetchy
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

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San Francisco

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, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco day trip website.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and subway; or take a bus. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in San Francisco, with lows of 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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Las Vegas

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.
Take a break from Las Vegas with a short trip to Hoover Dam in Boulder City, about 50 minutes away. There's much more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, see the interesting displays at The Neon Museum, try your luck at New York New York Casino, and ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas planning tool.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Las Vegas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in May, expect Las Vegas to be somewhat warmer, temps between 87°F and 64°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Shopping · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area ©
The Strip ©
The Strip

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Grand Canyon National Park

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.
On the 27th (Thu), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. Next up on the itinerary: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, take a pleasant ride with Canyon Trail Rides, get great views at Lipan Point, and don't miss a visit to Grand Canyon Village.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Grand Canyon National Park trip simple and quick.

You can drive from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park is 1 hour. When traveling from Las Vegas in May, plan for slightly colder days in Grand Canyon National Park, with highs around 68°F, while nights are much colder with lows around 33°F. You will have some time to spend on the 31st (Mon) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

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