9 days in Western US Itinerary

9 days in Western US Itinerary

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9 days in Western US Itinerary

Start: Buffalo
Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
Phoenix
— Few hours
Fly + bus:  8​h 30​min
2
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
San Francisco
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Grand Teton National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: Buffalo

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Phoenix

Phoenix
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Phoenix day trip planner .

Buffalo to Phoenix is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Buffalo to Phoenix, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Buffalo in June; daily highs in Phoenix reach 107°F and lows reach 81°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Phoenix

Tours Outdoors

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 Glacier Point and Vernal Fall. There's lots more to do: trek along Tuolumne Meadows, make a trip to Olmsted Point, explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, and get great views at Washburn Point.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park online trip maker .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Phoenix to Yosemite National Park in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Phoenix to Yosemite National Park. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Phoenix in June, with highs in Yosemite National Park at 79°F and lows at 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

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

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night
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 21st (Fri), snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, then contemplate the long history of SS Jeremiah O'Brien, and then step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip planner .

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. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in June, plan for slightly colder days in San Francisco, with highs around 71°F, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
SS Jeremiah O'Brien ©
SS Jeremiah O'Brien

1
night
Grand Teton National Park

Grand Teton National Park ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Grand Teton.

To find maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Grand Teton National Park trip builder app .

Do a combination of flight and taxi from San Francisco to Grand Teton National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, shuttle, and car; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from San Francisco to Grand Teton National Park due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from San Francisco in June since evenings lows in Grand Teton National Park dip to 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton

3
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.
On the 23rd (Sun), take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, then hike along Artist Point, and then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. On the next day, tour the pleasant surroundings at Natural Bridge Trail, then identify plant and animal life at Lamar Valley, and then explore the striking landscape of Lake Butte Overlook.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park day trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Grand Teton National Park to Yellowstone National Park takes 3 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Grand Teton National Park in June: high temperatures in Yellowstone National Park hover around 66°F and lows are around 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Lamar Valley ©
Lamar Valley
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful

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