8 days in Western US Itinerary

8 days in Western US Itinerary

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8 days in Western US Itinerary

Start: Saint Louis
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  7​h 45​min
2
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: Saint Louis

2
nights
Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Las Vegas is known for nightlife, shopping, casinos, fun & games, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, try your luck at Casino at the Venetian, don't miss a visit to Paris Las Vegas, and see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum.

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Saint Louis to Las Vegas is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Saint Louis in April: high temperatures in Las Vegas hover around 80°F and lows are around 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Historic Sites Shopping Parks
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob 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.
Escape the urban bustle at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area and Glacier Point. Spend the 15th (Wed) exploring nature at Elizabeth Lake, Yosemite National Park. And it doesn't end there: hike along Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias, get great views at Washburn Point, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mono Pass Trail, and admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park trip itinerary app .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Las Vegas to Yosemite National Park takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Las Vegas in April, with highs in Yosemite National Park at 59°F and lows at 28°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area ©
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Elizabeth Lake, Yosemite National Park ©

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 17th (Fri), head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, wander the streets of Fisherman's Wharf, and then snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, play a few rounds at Lincoln Park, and then take in the awesome beauty at Twin Peaks.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read San Francisco travel route planner.

Getting from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in April: highs in San Francisco hover around 67°F, while lows dip to 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks

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