10 days in Western US Itinerary

10 days in Western US Itinerary

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Yellowstone National Park
— 1 night
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Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
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San Francisco
— 2 nights
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Las Vegas
— 3 nights
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Zion National Park
— 1 night
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Denver
— 1 night

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): trek along Observation Point Trail, don't miss a visit to The 45th Parallel, and then take in the awesome beauty at Elephant Back Mountain.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary planning app.

Atlanta to Yellowstone National Park is an approximately 8-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 cooler temperatures when traveling from Atlanta in December; daily highs in Yellowstone National Park reach 23°F and lows reach 3°F. On the 10th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
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Elephant Back Mountain ©
Elephant Back Mountain
Upper Geyser Basin ©
Upper Geyser Basin
The 45th Parallel ©
The 45th Parallel

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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 11th (Fri), admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall and then make a trip to Half Dome.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Yosemite National Park trip builder tool.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Yellowstone National Park to Yosemite National Park in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, shuttle, and train; or do a combination of car, bus, and train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Yosemite National Park due to the time zone difference. Expect warmer weather when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in December: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 46°F, while lows dip to 14°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Dec 10 — 11:
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Half Dome ©
Half Dome
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, then take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and then snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Sun): take in panoramic vistas at Coit Tower, take in the pleasant sights at Lombard Street, then engage your brain at Exploratorium, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read San Francisco trip maker site.

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 December, plan for a bit warmer days in San Francisco, with highs around 59°F, while nights are much hotter with lows around 45°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 11 — 13:
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

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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.
Las Vegas is known for nightlife, shopping, and casinos. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, try your luck at Casino At The Venetian, enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck, and admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Las Vegas sightseeing tool.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Las Vegas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in December, plan for little chillier nights in Las Vegas, with lows around 39°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can go by car to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping · Fun & Games · Casinos · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 13 — 16:
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Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area ©
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area
The Strip ©
The Strip

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Zion National Park

Zion National Park ©
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Zion National Park.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Zion National Park day trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Zion National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Las Vegas to Zion National Park is 1 hour. Traveling from Las Vegas in December, expect Zion National Park to be slightly colder, temps between 50°F and 20°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel to Denver.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Dec 16 — 17:
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Zion National Park ©
Zion National Park

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Denver

Mile-High City

Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
On the 18th (Fri), awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Denver day trip site.

Traveling by flight from Zion National Park to Denver takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. When traveling from Zion National Park in December, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Denver: temperatures range from 43°F by day to 19°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Denver

Wineries · Tours
Find places to stay Dec 17 — 18:
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Wine Tours & Tastings

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