5 days in Western US Itinerary

5 days in Western US Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Western US tour itinerary planner

Make it your trip
Fly
1
San Francisco
— 1 night
Drive
2
Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
Drive
3
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly

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San Francisco

— 1 night

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, then don't miss a visit to Lombard Street, and finally take a stroll through Chinatown. On your second day here, browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, and then take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read San Francisco route builder app.

New York City to San Francisco is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and subway. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -3 hour difference. In October, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Yosemite National Park

— 1 night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at McGurk Meadow, explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, then stroll through Nature Center at Happy Isles, and finally cruise along Tioga Pass.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in October, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are slightly colder (66°F), and nights are much colder (28°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Parks · Wildlife

Las Vegas

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): get to know the fascinating history of The Strip, then admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, then don't miss a visit to Fountains of Bellagio, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Las Vegas online holiday planner.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to Las Vegas in 6 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in October, plan for a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Las Vegas: temperatures range from 82°F by day to 60°F at night. On the 15th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Museums