8 days in Western US Itinerary

8 days in Western US Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Western US attractions planner

Make it your trip
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San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Las Vegas
— 2 nights
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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.
San Francisco is known for nature, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, go for a walk through Lombard Street, take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, and step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our San Francisco travel planner.

Little Rock to San Francisco is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Little Rock to San Francisco. Traveling from Little Rock in May, things will get a bit cooler in San Francisco: highs are around 69°F and lows about 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Nature

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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Wapama Falls at Hetch Hetchy, trek along Panorama Trail, take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, and admire the engineering at Hetch Hetchy Reservoir.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park driving holiday planner.

You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Yosemite National Park, with lows of 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time for travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Las Vegas

— 2 nights

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, have fun at Strip Gun Club, then enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from High Roller. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Paris Las Vegas, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, then make a trip to Fountains of Bellagio, and finally try your luck at Bellagio Hotel and Casino.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to Las Vegas takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in May, expect Las Vegas to be much hotter, temps between 87°F and 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Nature · Fun & Games · Casinos