8 days in Western US Itinerary

8 days in Western US Itinerary

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8 days in Western US Itinerary

Start: Charlotte
Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
Las Vegas
— Few hours
Drive:  9​h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
3
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Seattle
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  5​h 30​min
5
Yellowstone National Park
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: Charlotte

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Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
On the 15th (Mon), examine the collection at The Mob Museum, then admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and then admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas visit planner .

Charlotte to Las Vegas is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 3 hours. In July, Las Vegas is somewhat warmer than Charlotte - with highs of 104°F and lows of 81°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Bellagio Fountains ©
Bellagio Fountains
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

1
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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, tour the pleasant surroundings at Tuolumne Meadows, and then explore the activities along Tenaya Lake. On your second day here, take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls, then take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, then explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, and finally explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park tour itinerary maker website .

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Yosemite National Park takes 9 hours. Traveling from Las Vegas in July, expect Yosemite National Park to be much colder, temps between 83°F and 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
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.
On the 18th (Thu), head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, then make a trip to Lombard Street, and finally snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge. On the 19th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get curious at Exploratorium and then don't miss a visit to Golden Gate Park.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco online holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and subway. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, plan for a bit cooler days in San Francisco, with highs around 73°F, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Childrens Museums Museums
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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night
Seattle

Seattle ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Seattle Aquarium, then enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle, then explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Pike Place Market.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Seattle trip planning app .

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Seattle takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and flight; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco in July, you will find days in Seattle are somewhat warmer (79°F), and nights are about the same (60°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping Neighborhoods Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

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night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful, then trek along Artist Point, and then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone.

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You can do a combination of flight and car from Seattle to Yellowstone National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus; or drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Seattle in July: highs in Yellowstone National Park hover around 73°F, while lows dip to 39°F. On the 22nd (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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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