8 days in Western US Itinerary

8 days in Western US Itinerary

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8 days in Western US Itinerary

Start: Knoxville
Fly:  6​h
1
Las Vegas
— Few hours
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  8​h 30​min
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:  7​h 30​min
End: Knoxville

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hours
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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip and then ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Las Vegas vacation maker site .

Knoxville to Las Vegas is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Knoxville to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Knoxville in September: high temperatures in Las Vegas hover around 93°F and lows are around 71°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Bellagio Fountains ©
Bellagio Fountains
The Strip ©
The Strip

1
night
Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park ©
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 2nd (Mon), take some stellar pictures from Powell Point, get great views at Hopi Point, take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, then get curious at Yavapai Geology Museum, and finally take in breathtaking views at Yavapai Point.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary builder tool .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. Traveling from Las Vegas in September, expect nights in Grand Canyon National Park to be much colder, around 43°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Powell Point ©
Powell Point
Hopi Point ©
Hopi Point

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, museums, nightlife, shopping, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, explore and take pictures at AT&T Park, and browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco vacation planning website .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to San Francisco in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in San Francisco, with lows of 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

1
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.
On the 6th (Fri), admire nature's wide array of creatures at Seattle Aquarium, take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, then admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally take a stroll through Pike Place Market.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Seattle vacation maker app .

You can fly from San Francisco to Seattle in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In September, daily temperatures in Seattle can reach 72°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

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

1
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 7th (Sat): take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, then hike along Artist Point, and then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the natural beauty of Castle Geyser and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park trip builder website .

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 difference when traveling from Seattle to Yellowstone National Park is 1 hour. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Seattle in September: highs in Yellowstone National Park hover around 60°F, while lows dip to 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sun) to allow time for 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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