9 days in Western US Itinerary

9 days in Western US Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Kalamazoo
Fly:  12 h
1
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  6 h
2
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Grand Teton National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  7 h 45 min
End: Kalamazoo

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, thentake in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and then take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge. Keep things going the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, thenwalk around Crissy Field, thenenjoy breathtaking views from Coit Tower, and finally examine the collection at Cable Car Museum.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco travel route planner.

Kalamazoo to San Francisco is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Kalamazoo to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Kalamazoo in August, expect nights in San Francisco to be about the same, around 59°F, while days are slightly colder, around 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Nature
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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.
Yellowstone National Park is known for nature, wildlife, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: witness a stunning natural landmark at Upper Geyser Basin, explore the striking landscape at Golden Gate Canyon, contemplate the waterfront views at Dragon's Mouth Springs, and hike along Natural Bridge Trail.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park trip builder site.

Getting from San Francisco to Yellowstone National Park by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train, bus, shuttle, and car. The time zone difference when traveling from San Francisco to Yellowstone National Park is 1 hour. Plan for cooler nights when traveling from San Francisco in August since evenings lows in Yellowstone National Park dip to 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can drive to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Upper Geyser Basin ©
Upper Geyser Basin
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring

3
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): take in the awesome beauty at Grand Teton. Keep things going the next day: admire all the interesting features of Teton Park Road, explore the striking landscape at Glacier View Turnout, thentrek along Cascade Canyon Trail, and finally explore the stunning scenery at Cascade Canyon.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Grand Teton National Park sightseeing planning site.

Traveling by car from Yellowstone National Park to Grand Teton National Park takes 1.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August: highs in Grand Teton National Park hover around 78°F, while lows dip to 43°F. On the 16th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
Cascade Canyon Trail ©
Cascade Canyon Trail
Cascade Canyon ©
Cascade Canyon

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