15 days in Jackson Hole, Yellowstone National Park & West Coast Itinerary

15 days in Jackson Hole, Yellowstone National Park & West Coast Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Jackson Hole
— 1 night
2
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
3
Seattle
— 1 night
4
Truckee
— 1 night
5
San Francisco
— 2 nights
6
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
7
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 1 night
8
San Diego
— 3 nights

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Jackson Hole

Jackson Hole ©
The Jackson Hole valley is approximately 97 km (60 mi) long and 24 km (15 mi) wide, encompassing the town of Jackson, Teton Village, and the northern section of Grand Teton National Park.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): take in the exciting artwork at Thal Glass Studio, thenmake a trip to Wild By Nature Gallery, thenadmire the masterpieces at National Museum of Wildlife Art, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Mangelsen Images of Nature.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Jackson Hole route builder website.

Orlando to Jackson Hole is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. In May, Jackson Hole is cooler than Orlando - with highs of °F and lows of °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Jackson Hole

Museums Shopping
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National Museum of Wildlife Art ©
National Museum of Wildlife Art
Mangelsen Images of Nature ©
Mangelsen Images of Nature
Wild By Nature Gallery ©
Wild By Nature Gallery

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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 22nd (Fri), make a trip to Artist Point, thentake in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, thentake some stellar pictures from Lookout Point, and finally hike along Brink of the Lower Falls Trail. On the 23rd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the natural beauty of Castle Geyser, take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, thenwitness a stunning natural landmark at Solitary Geyser, thenwitness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring, and finally head outdoors with Morning Glory Pool.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park vacation builder website.

You can drive from Jackson Hole to Yellowstone National Park in 2.5 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Jackson Hole in May, with highs in Yellowstone National Park at °F and lows at °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring

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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 24th (Sun), observe the fascinating underwater world at Seattle Aquarium, thentake a stroll through Pike Place Market, thenexplore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Seattle trip itinerary maker app.

Getting from Yellowstone National Park to Seattle by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Seattle. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in May, you will find days in Seattle are somewhat warmer (°F), and nights are much warmer (°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Truckee.

Things to do in Seattle

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

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Truckee

Truckee is an incorporated town in Nevada County, California, United States. On the 25th (Mon), take in the pleasant sights at Truckee River Legacy Trail, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and then hike along Tompkins Memorial Trail.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Truckee route maker site.

You can fly from Seattle to Truckee in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Seattle in May, plan for a bit cooler days and cooler nights in Truckee: temperatures range from °F by day to °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Truckee

Outdoors Parks Trails
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River Rafting & Tubing

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 26th (Tue), take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, thenvisit Fisherman's Wharf, and then explore the striking landscape of Alcatraz Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: walk around Golden Gate Park, thengo for a walk through Lombard Street, and then visit SoMa.

To see maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our San Francisco trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Truckee to San Francisco takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Truckee in May: highs in San Francisco hover around °F, while lows dip to °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

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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, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome, don't miss a visit to Yosemite Village, get great views at Valley View, and take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls.

You can plan Yosemite National Park trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Getting from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of subway and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in May, plan for slightly colder nights in Yosemite National Park, with lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to take a bus to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Trails
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Highlights from your plan
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Valley View ©
Valley View

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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park ©
With mountain peaks reaching past 4,250 m (14,000 ft) and trees stretching to over 75 m (250 ft) high, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks present nature on a grand scale.
On the 31st (Sun), cruise along Generals Hwy, thendelve into the lush surroundings at Giant Forest, thentrek along Moro Rock, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Grizzly Falls.

To plan Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Traveling by bus from Yosemite National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park takes 8.5 hours. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of °F to lows of °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Giant Forest ©
Giant Forest
Moro Rock ©
Moro Rock
Grizzly Falls ©
Grizzly Falls

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San Diego

San Diego ©
Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): meet the residents at San Diego Zoo and then step aboard Maritime Museum of San Diego. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at USS Midway Museum and then let little ones run wild at Balboa Park.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the San Diego trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to San Diego takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in May, expect nights in San Diego to be somewhat warmer, around °F, while days are slightly colder, around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay May 31 — Jun 3:
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park

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