10 days in Western US Itinerary

10 days in Western US Itinerary

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10 days in Western US Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  7​h
1
Seattle
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  5​h 30​min
2
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 45​min
3
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Fly:  10​h 30​min
End: Newark

1
night
Seattle

Seattle ©
Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
On the 17th (Fri), wander the streets of Pike Place Market.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Seattle trip itinerary builder app .

Newark to Seattle is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Newark to Seattle is minus 3 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Newark in July: high temperatures in Seattle hover around 79°F and lows are around 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods
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Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

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.
On the 19th (Sun), witness a stunning natural landmark at Castle Geyser, then take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring, then explore the striking landscape at Gibbon Falls, and finally take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. On the 20th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Washburn and then hike along Artist Point.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park trip planning app .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Seattle to Yellowstone National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus; or drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Seattle in July: highs in Yellowstone National Park hover around 73°F, while lows dip to 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Mount Washburn ©
Mount Washburn
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 21st (Tue), step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, take a stroll through Fisherman's Wharf, and then snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Exploratorium and then walk around Golden Gate Park.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our San Francisco day trip planning website .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to San Francisco in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car, shuttle, and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Yellowstone National Park to San Francisco. Expect a bit warmer evenings in San Francisco when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July, with lows around 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

4
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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, scenic drive, wildlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, stroll through Nevada Falls Loop, trek along Panorama Trail, and cruise along Tioga Pass.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park online road trip planner .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in July: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 83°F, while lows dip to 46°F. You will leave for home on the 26th (Sun).

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows

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