12 days in Western US Itinerary

12 days in Western US Itinerary

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Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
2
Grand Teton National Park
— 1 night
3
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
4
San Francisco
— 3 nights
5
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
6
Las Vegas
— 1 night

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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: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, witness a stunning natural landmark at Upper Geyser Basin, take some stellar pictures from Calcite Springs Lookout, and explore the activities along Firehole River.

For reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary planning app.

Knoxville to Yellowstone National Park is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 2 hours. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Knoxville in August: highs in Yellowstone National Park hover around °F, while lows dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Grand Teton.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Grand Teton National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from Yellowstone National Park to Grand Teton National Park takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August, you will find days in Grand Teton National Park are a bit warmer (°F), and nights are about the same (°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton

2
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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.
On the 13th (Thu), explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, thenexplore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, thenadmire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Panorama Trail. On the 14th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at Tenaya Lake, thenmake a trip to Olmsted Point, and then cruise along Tioga Pass.

For photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park driving holiday planner.

Fly from Grand Teton National Park to Yosemite National Park in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Teton National Park to Yosemite National Park. In August, daytime highs in Yosemite National Park are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tioga Pass ©
Tioga Pass
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall

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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: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, take in the pleasant sights at Lombard Street, and get to know the fascinating history of Filbert Street Stairs.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read San Francisco trip planner.

Fly from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and subway; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in August: highs in San Francisco hover around °F, while lows dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

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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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): get great views at Lipan Point, thentrek along South Kaibab Trail, and then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park trip planning tool.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from San Francisco to Grand Canyon National Park takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of subway, bus, and shuttle. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. While traveling from San Francisco, expect a bit warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Grand Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of °F to lows of °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Trails
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Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Lipan Point ©
Lipan Point
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail

1
night
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 19th (Wed): try to win big at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, thenadmire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Las Vegas trip simple and quick.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August, expect Las Vegas to be warmer, temps between °F and °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Fun & Games Casinos Parks
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Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
Bellagio Hotel and Casino ©
Bellagio Hotel and Casino
Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens ©

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