8 days in Western US Itinerary

8 days in Western US Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Western US travel route builder

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
2
Grand Teton National Park
— 1 night
Fly to Reno, Bus to Yosemite National Park
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Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
4
San Francisco
— 1 night
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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.
Yellowstone National Park is known for nature, wildlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, take in the natural beauty of Grand Geyser, stroll through Observation Point Trail, and hike along Inspiration Point.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park travel planner.

Charlotte to Yellowstone National Park is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from Charlotte to Yellowstone National Park is minus 2 hours. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Charlotte in June; daily highs in Yellowstone National Park reach 66°F and lows reach 34°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can go by car to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Grand Teton National Park

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Grand Teton.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Grand Teton National Park journey builder tool.

Getting from Yellowstone National Park to Grand Teton National Park by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in June: highs in Grand Teton National Park hover around 72°F, while lows dip to 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks · Wildlife · Nature
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Yosemite National Park

— 2 nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, and then hike along Four Mile Trail. On the 2nd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get great views at Valley View, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Half Dome.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park trip planning app.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Grand Teton National Park to Yosemite National Park takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Grand Teton National Park to Yosemite National Park is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Grand Teton National Park in June, plan for a bit warmer days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 79°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

San Francisco

— 1 night

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 3rd (Sat), step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco online itinerary planner.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, plan for little chillier days and a bit warmer nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 73°F by day to 57°F at night. On the 3rd (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
Highlights from your trip