8 days in Western US Itinerary

8 days in Western US Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Western US planner

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Yellowstone National Park
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San Francisco
— 2 nights
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Seattle
— 2 nights
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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.
Bring the kids along to Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Old Faithful. There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at Lower Geyser Basin, take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring, get great views at Lookout Point, and contemplate the waterfront views at Yellowstone Lake.

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New York City to Yellowstone National Park is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from New York City to Yellowstone National Park due to the time zone difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from New York City in September; daily highs in Yellowstone National Park reach 60°F and lows reach 33°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Nature · Parks

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 8th (Wed), head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and then don't miss a visit to Golden Gate Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Thu): take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, then engage your brain at Exploratorium, and then browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace.

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You can fly from Yellowstone National Park to San Francisco in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, train, and subway. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from Yellowstone National Park in September, plan for a bit warmer days in San Francisco, with highs around 76°F, while nights are much hotter with lows around 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Seattle.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Museums · Parks

Seattle

— 2 nights

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 10th (Fri): meet the residents at Seattle Aquarium, pick up some local products at Pike Place Market, then view the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle.

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Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Seattle takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 72°F in September, and nighttime lows around 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping · Parks · Neighborhoods · Zoos & Aquariums