8 days in Western US Itinerary

8 days in Western US Itinerary

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8 days in Western US Itinerary

Start: Atlanta
Fly:  5​h
1
Colorado Springs
— Few hours
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  5​h
2
Anaheim
— 1 night
+3
Bus + Foot + Fly + Drive:  5​h
3
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
San Francisco
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  5​h 45​min
5
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Atlanta

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Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs ©
Stunning Garden of the Gods Park scenery, blue skies and the glory of Pikes Peak-America’s Mountain have attracted visitors to Colorado Springs for more than a century.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): have some family-friendly fun at Battlefield Colorado and then walk around Garden of the Gods.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Colorado Springs trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Atlanta to Colorado Springs is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 2 hours. In May, Colorado Springs is little chillier than Atlanta - with highs of 68°F and lows of 42°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can travel to Anaheim.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Battlefield Colorado ©
Battlefield Colorado
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods

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Anaheim

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): make an unforgettable trip to Disneyland Park.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Anaheim online trip maker .

Getting from Colorado Springs to Anaheim by combination of flight and bus takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Colorado Springs to Anaheim is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Colorado Springs in May; daily highs in Anaheim reach 78°F and lows reach 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park

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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 25th (Mon): explore the striking landscape at North Dome, explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias, take some stellar pictures from Washburn Point, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, then explore the striking landscape at Taft Point, and finally take in the views from Pohono Bridge.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park trip website .

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and car from Anaheim to Yosemite National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi. When traveling from Anaheim in May, plan for little chillier days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 65°F, while nights are colder with lows around 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Taft Point ©
Taft Point
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 27th (Wed), take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and then step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco day trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in May, expect a bit warmer with lows of 53°F in San Francisco. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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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.
Spend the 29th (Fri) exploring nature at Yellowstone National Park. The adventure continues: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful, take in the dramatic natural features at Natural Bridge Trail, and trek along Artist Point.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park travel route planner.

Do a combination of flight and car from San Francisco to Yellowstone National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, shuttle, and car; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from San Francisco to Yellowstone National Park is 1 hour. While traveling from San Francisco, expect little chillier days and much colder nights in Yellowstone National Park, ranging from highs of 53°F to lows of 27°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Yellowstone National Park ©
Yellowstone National Park

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