9 days in Western US Itinerary

9 days in Western US Itinerary

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Start: Cincinnati
Fly:  6 h 30 min
1
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Bus:  7 h 45 min
2
Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h
3
San Francisco
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h 15 min
4
Grand Teton National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  8 h
End: Cincinnati

1
night
Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: wander the streets of The Strip, admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, thenadmire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, thenget your game on at Axehole Vegas, and finally see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Las Vegas trip itinerary builder tool.

Cincinnati to Las Vegas is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cincinnati to Las Vegas, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Cincinnati in June, things will get a bit warmer in Las Vegas: highs are around 103°F and lows about 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to take a bus to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area ©
The Strip ©
The Strip
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): take a memorable drive along Tioga Pass, thenexplore the activities along Tenaya Lake, thentake in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome, and finally explore the striking landscape of Swinging Bridge Picnic Area Yosemite National Park CA. On your second day here, stroll through Panorama Trail, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, trek along Nevada Falls Loop, thentake in the dramatic natural features at Taft Point, thenexplore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, and finally don't miss a visit to Yosemite Village.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park road trip planner.

Traveling by bus from Las Vegas to Yosemite National Park takes 17.5 hours. Traveling from Las Vegas in June, expect Yosemite National Park to be cooler, temps between 79°F and 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

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

1
night
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 SS Jeremiah O'Brien, head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, thensnap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Filbert Street Stairs.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read San Francisco trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and subway; or take a bus. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in June, expect nights in San Francisco to be a bit warmer, around 55°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

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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.
On the 24th (Wed), hike along Cascade Canyon Trail, thentrek along Taggart Lake, and then take in the awesome beauty at Grand Teton.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Grand Teton National Park road trip planning website.

Fly from San Francisco to Grand Teton National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour 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 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Yellowstone National Park.

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
Taggart Lake ©
Taggart Lake

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 25th (Thu), witness a stunning natural landmark at Castle Geyser, admire the sheer force of Mystic Falls Trail, witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring, take in the natural beauty of Midway Geyser Basin, thentake in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Upper Geyser Basin. Keep things going the next day: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, trek along Artist Point, thentake in breathtaking views at S Rim Trail, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Mud Volcano.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park online vacation planner.

You can drive from Grand Teton National Park to Yellowstone National Park in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Teton National Park in June, things will get a bit cooler in Yellowstone National Park: highs are around 66°F and lows about 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Mystic Falls Trail ©
Mystic Falls Trail
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful

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