8 days in Western US Itinerary

8 days in Western US Itinerary

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Yellowstone National Park
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Seattle
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San Francisco
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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, take in the natural beauty of Upper Geyser Basin, get to know the fascinating history of Uncle Tom's Trail, and admire all the interesting features of Firehole Lake Drive.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park trip planner.

Detroit to Yellowstone National Park is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Detroit to Yellowstone National Park, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Detroit in August, plan for a bit cooler days in Yellowstone National Park, with highs around 70°F, while nights are much colder with lows around 38°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

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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.
On the 7th (Fri), see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Seattle Aquarium, then admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Seattle trip builder tool.

You can fly from Yellowstone National Park to Seattle in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Seattle. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August, you will find days in Seattle are a bit warmer (80°F), and nights are warmer (61°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Shopping

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San Francisco

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 8th (Sat), buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, then stroll through Alcatraz Island, then take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and finally don't miss a visit to Lombard Street.

To find reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco trip builder app.

Fly from Seattle to San Francisco in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Seattle in August, expect nights in San Francisco to be about the same, around 59°F, while days are little chillier, around 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods