26 days in Western US Itinerary

26 days in Western US Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Western US route builder

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Fly to Jackson Hole Airport, Drive to Grand Teton National Park
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Grand Teton National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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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
— 6 nights
Drive
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
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Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly

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Grand Teton National Park

— 2 nights

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Jenny Lake Trail and Taggart Lake. Visiting Hermitage Point and Cascade Canyon will get you outdoors. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Menor's Ferry Historical Trail, explore and take pictures at 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chapel of the Sacred Heart, and take in the awesome beauty at Teton Point Turnout.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Grand Teton National Park driving holiday planning website.

Washington to Grand Teton National Park is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington to Grand Teton National Park is minus 2 hours. When traveling from Washington in June, plan for slightly colder days and much colder nights in Grand Teton National Park: temperatures range from 72°F by day to 39°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Yellowstone National Park

— 5 nights

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.
Get outdoors at Old Faithful and Grand Prismatic Spring. Step off the beaten path and head to Upper Geyser Basin and Brink of the Lower Falls Trail. There's much more to do: take in the natural beauty of Black Sand Basin, hike along Observation Point Trail, explore the striking landscape at Canyon Village Area, and head outdoors with Morning Glory Pool.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Grand Teton National Park to Yellowstone National Park takes 1.5 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Grand Teton National Park in June; daily highs in Yellowstone National Park reach 66°F and lows reach 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Seattle

— 2 nights

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 9th (Wed), explore the different monuments and memorials at Bruce Lee Grave Site and then get up close to creatures of the deep with Puget Sound Express. Here are some ideas for day two: wander the streets of Pike Place Market, then explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, then take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Alki Beach.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Seattle vacation maker site.

You can fly from Yellowstone National Park to Seattle in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and train. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in June, you will find days in Seattle are a bit warmer (74°F), and nights are much hotter (57°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Seattle

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Shopping

Side Trip

San Francisco

— 3 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Visiting Alcatraz Island and Marin Headlands will get you outdoors. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Golden Gate Bridge and Grace Cathedral. Go for a jaunt from San Francisco to Mill Valley to see Muir Woods National Monument about 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting, enjoy the sand and surf at Ocean Beach, get interesting insight from Tours, and trek along Lands End.

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Traveling by flight from Seattle to San Francisco takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in June, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Yosemite National Park

— 6 nights
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.
Visiting Glacier Point and Nevada Falls Loop will get you outdoors. Explore hidden gems such as Yosemite Falls and Cooks Meadow Loop. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome, explore the activities along Mirror Lake/Meadow Trail, look for all kinds of wild species at YExplore Yosemite Adventures - Day Tours, and admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Yosemite National Park route planner.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. When traveling from San Francisco in June, plan for a bit warmer days and little chillier nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 79°F by day to 43°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Grand Canyon National Park

— 4 nights
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to South Kaibab Trail and Indian Garden. Step out of the city life by going to Grand Canyon South Rim and Mohave Point. There's much more to do: take in breathtaking views at Inner Canyon, see the interesting displays at Kolb Studio, get great views at Yaki Point, and don't miss a visit to Pipe Creek Vista.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Grand Canyon National Park by car takes about 10.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Yosemite National Park to Grand Canyon National Park is 1 hour. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in June, expect nights in Grand Canyon National Park to be about the same, around 42°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 85°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Las Vegas

— 3 nights

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 24th (Thu): try your luck at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, then wander the streets of The LINQ Promenade, then try to win big at Casino At The Venetian, and finally get interesting insight from Tours. On the 25th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the majestic nature at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Charleston, and then ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio.

For where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Las Vegas trip itinerary maker tool.

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 changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. While traveling from Grand Canyon National Park, expect a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Las Vegas, ranging from highs of 103°F to lows of 77°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Nature · Parks · Tours · Outdoors