9 days in Western US Itinerary

9 days in Western US Itinerary

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Start: Cincinnati
Fly:  8 h
1
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
2
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h
3
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Bus:  9 h
End: Cincinnati

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Yellowstone National Park. There's much more to do: make a trip to Artist Point, witness a stunning natural landmark at Upper Geyser Basin, take in the dramatic scenery at Lewis Falls, and take in the dramatic natural features at Blue Star Spring.

For photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park route builder app.

Cincinnati to Yellowstone National Park is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Cincinnati to Yellowstone National Park. While traveling from Cincinnati, expect a bit cooler days and colder nights in Yellowstone National Park, ranging from highs of 66°F to lows of 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Yellowstone National Park ©
Yellowstone 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 23rd (Tue), steep yourself in history at Golden Gate Bridge, thentake in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and then steep yourself in history at Alcatraz Island. On the 24th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: wander the streets of SoMa, thenwander the streets of Union Square, and then stroll through Fort Funston National Park.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco online tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Yellowstone National Park to San Francisco in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car, bus, shuttle, and train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Yellowstone National Park to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. Plan for much warmer nights when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in June since evenings lows in San Francisco dip to 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

3
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 25th (Thu): make a trip to Yosemite Village, explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, thentake in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome, and finally stroll through Panorama Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get great views at Washburn Point, trek along Nevada Falls Loop, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Yosemite Valley Chapel, and finally admire all the interesting features of Tioga Pass.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and bus; or take a bus. While traveling from San Francisco, expect a bit warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 79°F to lows of 43°F. On the 27th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

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