8 days in Western US Itinerary

8 days in Western US Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Western US trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Grand Teton National Park
— 1 day
Drive
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Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
Fly
3
San Francisco
— 1 night
Drive
4
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Bus to Reno, Fly to Rochester

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Grand Teton National Park

— 1 day

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.
On the 14th (Sat), take in the awesome beauty at Grand Teton.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Grand Teton National Park tour planner.

Rochester to Grand Teton National Park is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Rochester in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Grand Teton National Park, with lows of 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Nature · Wildlife · Parks
Highlights from your trip

Yellowstone National Park

— 3 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.
Yellowstone National Park is known for nature, wildlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, appreciate the extensive heritage of Uncle Tom's Trail, witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring, and identify plant and animal life at Hayden Valley.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park online day trip planner.

You can drive from Grand Teton National Park to Yellowstone National Park in 1.5 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Grand Teton National Park in August; daily highs in Yellowstone National Park reach 70°F and lows reach 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

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 18th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Alcatraz Island, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and then don't miss a visit to Golden Gate Bridge.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Yellowstone National Park to San Francisco in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car, bus, train, and subway. The time zone difference when traveling from Yellowstone National Park to San Francisco is minus 1 hour. Plan for much warmer nights when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August since evenings lows in San Francisco dip to 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Neighborhoods

Yosemite National Park

— 3 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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): explore the striking landscape at Taft Point, then take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, then take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall. Keep things going the next day: take a memorable drive along Tioga Pass, make a trip to Olmsted Point, then contemplate the waterfront views at Tenaya Lake, and finally explore the striking landscape at Lembert Dome.

Discover how to plan a Yosemite National Park trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. While traveling from San Francisco, expect somewhat warmer days and slightly colder nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 81°F to lows of 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Scenic Drive