9 days in Western US Itinerary

9 days in Western US Itinerary

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9 days in Western US Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly:  7​h 45​min
1
Seattle
— Few hours
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  9​h
4
Las Vegas
— 1 day
Drive + Fly:  4​h 30​min
5
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
+3
bus + Fly + bus + train:  12​h
End: Washington DC

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hours
Seattle

Seattle ©
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.
On the 1st (Sat), take a stroll through Pike Place Market and then get a taste of the local shopping with Chihuly Garden and Glass.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Seattle trip itinerary planner .

Washington DC to Seattle is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. Traveling from Washington DC in June, expect Seattle to be a bit cooler, temps between 74°F and 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, then explore the galleries of SS Jeremiah O'Brien, then take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and finally step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island. Keep things going the next day: shop like a local with Union Square, then wander the streets of SoMa, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Twin Peaks.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip itinerary app .

Traveling by flight from Seattle to San Francisco takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. June in San Francisco sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks

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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): make a trip to Olmsted Point, hike along Tuolumne Meadows, and then explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get all the information you need at Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center, take in the awesome beauty at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park online road trip planner .

You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from San Francisco in June, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are a bit warmer (79°F), and nights are slightly colder (43°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

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

1
day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, get to know the fascinating history of The Strip, and then admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas trip planner .

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to Las Vegas takes 9 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in June, things will get much hotter in Las Vegas: highs are around 103°F and lows about 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping Neighborhoods Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum
Bellagio Fountains ©
Bellagio Fountains

2
nights
Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park ©
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): trek along South Kaibab Trail, take some stellar pictures from Yaki Point, then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, and finally explore the stunning scenery at Yavapai Point. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Kolb Studio and then hike along Rim Trail.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park travel route planner .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Las Vegas in June: highs in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 85°F, while lows dip to 42°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail

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