15 days in Western US Itinerary

15 days in Western US Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: New York City
Bus + Fly:  8 h 45 min
1
Seattle
— Few hours
Fly + Taxi:  4 h 15 min
2
Glacier National Park
— 1 day
Taxi + Fly:  5 h
3
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  4 h
4
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Bus:  5 h
5
Santa Monica
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
6
San Diego
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h 30 min
7
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 30 min
8
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
+2
Bus + Fly + Drive:  10 h 30 min
9
Yellowstone National Park
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Bus:  8 h 45 min
End: New York City

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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 2nd (Sun), don't miss a visit to Space Needle and then explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Seattle travel itinerary planner.

New York City to Seattle is an approximately 9- hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of subway, train, and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 3 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from New York City in June; daily highs in Seattle reach 74°F and lows reach 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Shopping
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Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle

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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 3rd (Mon): stroll around Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park.

For maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Glacier National Park trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Seattle to Glacier National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Glacier National Park when traveling from Seattle in June, with lows around 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Nature Parks
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Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park ©
Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park

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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 4th (Tue), take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, and then walk around Golden Gate Park. On your second day here, engage your brain at Exploratorium and then contemplate the long history of Alcatraz Island.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the San Francisco visit planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Glacier National Park to San Francisco in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Glacier National Park to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Glacier National Park in June since evenings lows in San Francisco dip to 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): stroll through Mariposa Grove and then stroll through Panorama Trail. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, stroll through Tuolumne Meadows, and then explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park online holiday maker.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 7.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from San Francisco in June, plan for somewhat warmer days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 79°F, while nights are little chillier with lows around 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can take a bus to Santa Monica.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail

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Santa Monica

Santa Monica ©
A famed resort town since the early 20th century, Santa Monica sits on the picturesque Santa Monica Bay, bordered on three sides by the city of Los Angeles.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): get to know the fascinating history of Santa Monica Pier, explore the world behind art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, then put a fun spin on your tour with Fantastic Race, and finally see the interesting displays at The Getty Center.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Santa Monica vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by bus from Yosemite National Park to Santa Monica takes 14 hours. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in June, plan for slightly colder days in Santa Monica, with highs around 73°F, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Museums Fun & Games Historic Sites

Side Trip

Los Angeles
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Fantastic Race ©
Fantastic Race
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

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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.
On the 9th (Sun), stroll around Sunset Cliffs Natural Park and then meet the residents at San Diego Zoo.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our San Diego trip planner.

Drive from Santa Monica to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and flight. In June in San Diego, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 64°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
Sunset Cliffs Natural Park ©
Sunset Cliffs Natural Park

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, then admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and then ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio.

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Fly from San Diego to Las Vegas in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from San Diego, expect warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Las Vegas, ranging from highs of 103°F to lows of 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature
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Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area ©
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area
Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens ©
Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens

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Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park ©
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
On the 12th (Wed), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's lots more to do: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, stroll through Rim Trail, admire all the interesting features of East Rim Drive, and get great views at Powell Point.

To see maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary app.

You can drive from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Las Vegas in June, plan for slightly colder days and cooler nights in Grand Canyon National Park: temperatures range from 85°F by day to 42°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails
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Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

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night
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 14th (Fri): take in the natural beauty of Upper Geyser Basin, then take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, then take in the dramatic scenery at Kepler Cascades, and finally take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring. On the 15th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hike along Artist Point and then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone.

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Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and car from Grand Canyon National Park to Yellowstone National Park takes 12.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and car; or do a combination of bus, flight, shuttle, and car. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in June; daily highs in Yellowstone National Park reach 66°F and lows reach 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Trails
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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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