8 days in Western US Itinerary

8 days in Western US Itinerary

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8 days in Western US Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  7​h
1
San Francisco
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
+3
Drive + Fly + foot + bus:  5​h
3
Anaheim
— 1 night
+3
bus + foot + Fly + Drive:  6​h 30​min
4
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Grand Teton National Park
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  8​h
End: Newark

1
night
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Cable Car Museum, examine the collection at Exploratorium, and then step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco itinerary maker app .

Newark to San Francisco is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Newark to San Francisco. Traveling from Newark in July, things will get slightly colder in San Francisco: highs are around 73°F and lows about 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Cable Car Museum ©
Cable Car Museum

2
nights
Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): hike along Tuolumne Meadows, then explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, and then don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point. On the next day, trek along Panorama Trail, then admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, then take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome, and finally make a trip to Washburn Point.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park trip website .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from San Francisco in July, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are a bit warmer (83°F), and nights are slightly colder (46°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel to Anaheim.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

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night
Anaheim

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Wed): discover the magic at Disneyland Park.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Anaheim trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by combination of car, flight, and bus from Yosemite National Park to Anaheim takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight. Plan for warmer nights when traveling from Yosemite National Park in July since evenings lows in Anaheim dip to 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park

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nights
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 1st (Thu): witness a stunning natural landmark at Castle Geyser, witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring, then explore the striking landscape at Gibbon Falls, and finally take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. On the 2nd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Washburn.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and car from Anaheim to Yellowstone National Park in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Anaheim to Yellowstone National Park due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Anaheim in July, plan for slightly colder days in Yellowstone National Park, with highs around 73°F, while nights are cooler with lows around 39°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can go by car to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Nature Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Mount Washburn ©
Mount Washburn
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring

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Grand Teton National Park

Grand Teton National Park ©
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 3rd (Sat): trek along Cascade Canyon Trail.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Grand Teton National Park trip planner.

You can drive from Yellowstone National Park to Grand Teton National Park in 1.5 hours. When traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Grand Teton National Park, with highs around 78°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Cascade Canyon Trail ©
Cascade Canyon Trail

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