8 days in Western US Itinerary

8 days in Western US Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Western US route maker

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Grand Teton National Park
— 1 day
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Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
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Seattle
— 1 night
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San Francisco
— 3 nights
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Grand Teton National Park

— 1 day

Mountains of the Imagination

The peaks of Grand Teton National Park aren't the highest in the world, but they sit atop what might be nature's archetypes for mountains.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): take in the awesome beauty at Grand Teton.

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New York City to Grand Teton National Park is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from New York City in September, expect nights in Grand Teton National Park to be cooler, around 38°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Wildlife · Nature · Parks
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Yellowstone National Park

— 3 nights

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at S Rim Trail and Uncle Tom's Trail. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Hayden Valley, explore the striking landscape at Lower Geyser Basin, take in the dramatic scenery at Kepler Cascades, and witness a stunning natural landmark at Lone Star Geyser.

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You can drive from Grand Teton National Park to Yellowstone National Park in 1.5 hours. In September, Yellowstone National Park is a bit cooler than Grand Teton National Park - with highs of 60°F and lows of 33°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Seattle

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): examine the collection at Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience, wander the streets of Pike Place Market, then admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle.

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Traveling by flight from Yellowstone National Park to Seattle takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Seattle. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in September, you will find days in Seattle are somewhat warmer (72°F), and nights are much hotter (56°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

San Francisco

— 3 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and then contemplate the long history of Alcatraz Island. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Cable Car Museum, engage your brain at Exploratorium, and then browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace.

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Getting from Seattle to San Francisco by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 76°F in September, and nighttime lows around 58°F. On the 17th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums · Nature