15 days in Western US Itinerary

15 days in Western US Itinerary

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Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
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San Francisco
— 2 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
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Las Vegas
— 2 nights

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Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©

World's Largest Collection of Geysers

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, take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring, explore and take pictures at Grand Loop Road, and take in the dramatic scenery at Upper Falls of the Yellowstone River.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park day trip planning app.

Indianapolis 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 changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Indianapolis in May, things will get cooler in Yellowstone National Park: highs are around 53°F and lows about 27°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife
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Hot Spring
Old Faithful
4.5

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, then make a trip to Lombard Street, and finally browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace. On the next day, head off the coast to Alcatraz Island and then take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco online holiday planner.

Fly from Yellowstone National Park to San Francisco in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, shuttle, and train. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. While traveling from Yellowstone National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 69°F to lows of 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

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Must see
Alcatraz Island
4.7
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Pier / Boardwalk
Fisherman's Wharf
3.4

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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: trek along Wapama Falls at Hetch Hetchy, tour the pleasant surroundings at Nevada Falls Loop, explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, and surround yourself with nature on YExplore Yosemite Adventures - Day Tours.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park route planner.

Getting from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 4 hours. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from San Francisco in May since evenings lows in Yosemite National Park dip to 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
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Must see
Taft Point
4.9
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Must see
Glacier Point
4.9
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Must see
Sentinel Dome
4.9

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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 much more to do: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, take a pleasant ride with Canyon Trail Rides, stroll through Rim Trail, and trek along South Kaibab Trail.

To see reviews and more tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park online vacation planner.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to Grand Canyon National Park in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Yosemite National Park to Grand Canyon National Park. In May in Grand Canyon National Park, expect temperatures between 68°F during the day and 33°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
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Hiking Trail
Bright Angel Trail
4.8
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Hiking Trail
Rim Trail
5.0

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Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©

Sin City

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 14th (Fri): browse the different shops at The Forum Shops at Caesars, then make a trip to Fountains of Bellagio, then take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and finally take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. On the next day, browse the different shops at The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian Resort and then see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas day trip planning website.

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. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in May, plan for somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in Las Vegas: temperatures range from 87°F by day to 64°F at night. On the 15th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Nature · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay May 13 — 15:
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Specialty Museum
The Mob Museum
4.5

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