9 days in Western US Itinerary

9 days in Western US Itinerary

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Start: Tampa, Florida
Fly:  10 h
1
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  7 h 45 min
2
Glacier National Park
— 2 nights
Fly + Subway:  5 h 15 min
3
San Francisco
— 1 night
Fly + Bus:  4 h
4
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  12 h
End: Tampa, Florida

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, witness a stunning natural landmark at Sapphire Pool, then take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring, and finally take in the natural beauty of Castle Geyser. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the natural beauty of Grand Geyser and then head outdoors with Morning Glory Pool.

To find reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary builder site.

Tampa to Yellowstone National Park is an approximately 10- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. While traveling from Tampa, expect a bit cooler days and much colder nights in Yellowstone National Park, ranging from highs of 73°F to lows of 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring
Grand Geyser ©
Grand Geyser

2
nights
Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park ©
The glaciers from which Glacier National Park takes its name mostly dissipated eons ago, but they left behind a scoured landscape of high and steep mountain peaks, sparkling lakes, lush alpine meadows, and thick forests.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at McDonald Creek and then explore the striking landscape of Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape at Grinnell Glacier, explore and take pictures at Going-to-the-Sun Road, then get great views at Jackson Glacier Overlook, and finally hike along Iceberg Lake Trail.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Glacier National Park trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by flight from Yellowstone National Park to Glacier National Park takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July; daily highs in Glacier National Park reach 85°F and lows reach 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park ©
Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park
Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier
Iceberg Lake Trail ©
Iceberg Lake Trail

1
night
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 6th (Mon): admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, and finally steep yourself in history at SS Jeremiah O'Brien.

For ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco road trip planning site.

Traveling by combination of flight and subway from Glacier National Park to San Francisco takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. While traveling from Glacier National Park, expect little chillier days and a bit warmer nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 73°F to lows of 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Japanese Tea Garden ©
Japanese Tea Garden
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 7th (Tue): take in the dramatic natural features at Cloud's Rest, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, then hike along Panorama Trail, and finally explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Lembert Dome, then hike along Tuolumne Meadows, and then don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park online vacation builder.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway, flight, and bus; or do a combination of subway and bus. When traveling from San Francisco in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 83°F, while nights are little chillier with lows around 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

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

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