15 days in Western US Itinerary

15 days in Western US Itinerary

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15 days in Western US Itinerary

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
Drive:  4​h
4
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h
5
Santa Monica
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
San Diego
— 1 night
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.
To find more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Seattle online route planner .

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

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping Museums
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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): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Glacier National Park online trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Seattle to Glacier National Park in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Seattle to Glacier National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Glacier National Park when traveling from Seattle in June, with lows around 45°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks Nature
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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 stroll through Fisherman's Wharf, then take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Golden Gate Park. Keep things going the next day: engage your brain at Exploratorium and then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco trip planner .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Glacier National Park to San Francisco in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Traveling from Glacier National Park to San Francisco, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Glacier National Park in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in San Francisco, with lows of 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Shopping
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): trek along Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias and then trek along Panorama Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, tour the pleasant surroundings at Tuolumne Meadows, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park trip tool .

Drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in June: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 79°F, while lows dip to 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel to Santa Monica.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows

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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.
On the 8th (Sat), take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, admire the masterpieces at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, then partake in some friendly competition at Fantastic Race, and finally see the interesting displays at The Getty Center.

For photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Santa Monica itinerary maker site .

Traveling by combination of car, flight, and bus from Yosemite National Park to Santa Monica takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect little chillier days and a bit warmer nights in Santa Monica, ranging from highs of 73°F to lows of 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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The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
Los Angeles County Museum of Art ©
Los Angeles County Museum of Art

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night
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), tour the pleasant surroundings at Sunset Cliffs Natural Park and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at San Diego Zoo.

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You can drive from Santa Monica to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of tram and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect a daytime high around 73°F in June, and nighttime lows around 64°F. 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.
On the 10th (Mon), explore the striking landscape of Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and then listen to music at Bellagio Fountains.

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Traveling by flight from San Diego to Las Vegas takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from San Diego, expect much warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Las Vegas, ranging from highs of 103°F to lows of 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature
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Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio

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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. And it doesn't end there: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, get great views at Powell Point, take a memorable drive along East Rim Drive, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Rim Trail.

For ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park trip planning website .

Do a combination of car and flight from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Las Vegas in June: highs in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 85°F, while lows dip to 42°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors 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.
On the 14th (Fri), witness a stunning natural landmark at Upper Geyser Basin, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful, then admire the sheer force of Kepler Cascades, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hike along Artist Point and then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park vacation maker website .

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and car from Grand Canyon National Park to Yellowstone National Park in 10.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or take a bus. In June, Yellowstone National Park is little chillier than Grand Canyon National Park - with highs of 66°F and lows of 34°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

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

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