15 days in Western US Itinerary

15 days in Western US Itinerary

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Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
2
Grand Teton National Park
— 1 night
3
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
4
San Francisco
— 3 nights
5
Seattle
— 2 nights

4
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 historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, look for all kinds of wild species at Hayden Valley, witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Uncle Tom's Trail.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary builder tool.

New York City to Yellowstone National Park is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and car. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Yellowstone National Park is minus 2 hours. Traveling from New York City in August, you will find days in Yellowstone National Park are little chillier (70°F), and nights are cooler (38°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to drive to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
Find places to stay Aug 22 — 26:
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Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Hayden Valley ©
Hayden Valley
Upper Geyser Basin ©
Upper Geyser Basin

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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 27th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Grand Teton.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Grand Teton National Park trip itinerary planning website.

Getting from Yellowstone National Park to Grand Teton National Park by car takes about 1.5 hours. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August, expect nights in Grand Teton National Park to be about the same, around 43°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 78°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Wildlife · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Aug 26 — 27:
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Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton

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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: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, take a memorable drive along Tioga Pass, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, and contemplate the waterfront views at Tenaya Lake.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Yosemite National Park online trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Grand Teton National Park to Yosemite National Park by combination of flight and bus takes about 9 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, bus, and train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Grand Teton National Park to Yosemite National Park is minus 1 hour. In August, daily temperatures in Yosemite National Park can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
Find places to stay Aug 27 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tioga Pass ©
Tioga Pass
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Golden Gate Bridge, get curious at Exploratorium, stop by Chinatown, and make a trip to Coit Tower.

Discover how to plan a San Francisco trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by combination of bus and 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. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, plan for a bit cooler days in San Francisco, with highs around 73°F, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums
Find places to stay Aug 31 — Sep 3:
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, meet the residents at Seattle Aquarium, then shop like a local with Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Seattle holiday builder app.

Getting from San Francisco to Seattle by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. September in Seattle sees daily highs of 72°F and lows of 56°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 5th (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Sep 3 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight

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