8 days in Western US Itinerary

8 days in Western US Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Western US vacation builder

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Yellowstone National Park
— 1 day
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San Francisco
— 2 nights
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Los Angeles
— 1 night
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Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Las Vegas
— 1 night
Drive
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
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Zion National Park
— 1 night
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Yellowstone National Park

— 1 day

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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Elephant Back Mountain.

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Louisville to Yellowstone National Park is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and car. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Louisville in March, expect nights in Yellowstone National Park to be colder, around 10°F, while days are little chillier, around 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to fly to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Trails · Parks · Outdoors · Nature
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San Francisco

— 2 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 6th (Sun), take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, examine the collection at de Young Museum, then take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, and finally head off the coast to Alcatraz Island. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Grace Cathedral, examine the collection at Cable Car Museum, then don't miss a visit to Lombard Street, then take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and finally make a trip to Ferry Building Marketplace.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco trip planning tool.

Getting from Yellowstone National Park to San Francisco by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car, bus, train, and subway. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In March, San Francisco is much warmer than Yellowstone National Park - with highs of 65°F and lows of 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Nature

Los Angeles

— 1 night

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): enjoy some music at Walt Disney Concert Hall, take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, then get to know the fascinating history of Ocean Avenue, then see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, and finally make a trip to Hollywood Walk of Fame.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Los Angeles travel route planner.

You can fly from San Francisco to Los Angeles in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in March: highs in Los Angeles hover around 74°F, while lows dip to 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Historic Sites · Museums · Nightlife

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Death Valley National Park

— 1 night

Hottest, Driest, Lowest

Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
On the 9th (Wed), contemplate the waterfront views at Badwater Basin, trek along Gower Gulch Loop, then explore the striking landscape at Zabriskie Point, then take some stellar pictures from Dante's View, and finally explore the stunning scenery at Twenty Mule Team Canyon.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Death Valley National Park road trip site.

Drive from Los Angeles to Death Valley National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. Traveling from Los Angeles in March, Death Valley National Park is little chillier at night with lows of 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Las Vegas

— 1 night

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and then don't miss a visit to Fountains of Bellagio.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas holiday planner.

Drive from Death Valley National Park to Las Vegas in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in March, plan for a bit warmer nights in Las Vegas, with lows around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Nature

Grand Canyon National Park

— 1 night
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
On the 11th (Fri), take some stellar pictures from Hopi Point, then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, and then get curious at Yavapai Geology Museum.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park online tour planner.

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park is 1 hour. When traveling from Las Vegas in March, plan for slightly colder days in Grand Canyon National Park, with highs around 57°F, while nights are cooler with lows around 23°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Nature

Zion National Park

— 1 night
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): admire all the interesting features of Zion Shuttle.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Zion National Park trip itinerary builder.

Explore your travel options from Grand Canyon National Park to Zion National Park with the Route module. In March, Zion National Park is a bit warmer than Grand Canyon National Park - with highs of 64°F and lows of 30°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sat) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Scenic Drive · Outdoors
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