7 days in Western US Itinerary

7 days in Western US Itinerary

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Start: New York City
+3
Bus + Fly + Foot + Bus:  9 h 30 min
1
Anaheim
— 1 night
Bus:  5 h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
Bus + Fly:  4 h
3
San Francisco
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  5 h 45 min
4
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Bus:  9 h
End: New York City

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night
Anaheim

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Anaheim trip maker.

New York City to Anaheim is an approximately 9.5- hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of subway, train, flight, and bus; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Anaheim is minus 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in July, and nighttime lows around 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a bus to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Downtown Disney ©
Downtown Disney

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night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, then explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, then take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, and finally trek along Panorama Trail.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park sightseeing planner.

You can take a bus from Anaheim to Yosemite National Park in 14.5 hours. Traveling from Anaheim in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be much colder in Yosemite National Park, with lows of 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Alcatraz Island, take in the pleasant sights at Fisherman's Wharf, and then make a trip to Golden Gate Bridge.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read San Francisco visit planning site.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect little chillier days and somewhat warmer nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 73°F to lows of 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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nights
Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, explore and take pictures at Artist Point, and then trek along Brink of the Lower Falls Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: witness a stunning natural landmark at Midway Geyser Basin, take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring, witness a stunning natural landmark at Sapphire Pool, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Castle Geyser.

To see more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park vacation website.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from San Francisco to Yellowstone National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, shuttle, and car; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco to Yellowstone National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from San Francisco in July since evenings lows in Yellowstone National Park dip to 39°F. On the 9th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring

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