9 days in Western US Itinerary

9 days in Western US Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Western US visit planner

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Yellowstone National Park
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Seattle
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San Francisco
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Los Angeles
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Yellowstone National Park

— 2 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.
On the 24th (Fri), admire the sheer force of Kepler Cascades, witness a stunning natural landmark at Lone Star Geyser, don't miss a visit to Petrified Tree, explore and take pictures at Firehole Lake Drive, then explore the striking landscape at Artists Paintpots, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Lehardy's Rapids. On the next day, trek along Ice Lake Trail, make a trip to The 45th Parallel, explore the striking landscape at Sheepeater Cliffs, then stroll through Observation Point Trail, then explore the activities along Lake Butte Overlook, and finally trek along Osprey Falls Trail.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park trip maker.

New York City to Yellowstone National Park is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Yellowstone National Park is minus 2 hours. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from New York City in July: highs in Yellowstone National Park hover around 73°F, while lows dip to 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Seattle.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Seattle

— 2 nights

Emerald City

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 26th (Sun), walk around Volunteer Park Conservatory, then stroll the grounds of Bruce Lee Grave Site, then get engrossed in the history at Living Computers: Museum + Labs, and finally get outside with Seattle Mariner Baseball. On the next day, explore the activities along Lake Union, contemplate the waterfront views at Elliott Bay Waterfront, and then paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Seattle vacation tool.

Traveling by flight from Yellowstone National Park to Seattle takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and train. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in Seattle: temperatures range from 79°F by day to 60°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to fly to San Francisco.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Historic Sites

San Francisco

— 2 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 28th (Tue), stroll the grounds of Presidio Pet Cemetery, kick back and relax at Baker Beach, then get to know the fascinating history of Golden Gate Promenade, and finally cast your line with a fishing tour. On your second day here, kick back and relax at Rodeo Beach, see the interesting displays at The Marine Mammal Center, then contemplate the long history of Battery Spencer, and finally steep yourself in history at Sutro Baths.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our San Francisco trip itinerary maker site.

Fly from Seattle to San Francisco in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Seattle in July, plan for a bit cooler days in San Francisco, with highs around 73°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can fly to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trip

Los Angeles

— 2 nights

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): gain insight at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), then take in the spiritual surroundings of Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita, then take in nature's colorful creations at Exposition Park, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Los Angeles online journey planner.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Los Angeles takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in July, things will get a bit warmer in Los Angeles: highs are around 83°F and lows about 66°F. You'll have a few hours on the 31st (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Historic Sites · Parks · Tours · Museums