20 days in Western US Itinerary

20 days in Western US Itinerary

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1
San Francisco
— 1 night
2
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
3
Salt Lake City
— 1 night
4
Yellowstone National Park
— 6 nights
5
Crater Lake National Park
— 3 nights
6
Tahoe City
— 3 nights

1
night
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 16th (Thu), stroll through Marshall’s Beach, thenvisit Fisherman's Wharf, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Alcatraz Island. On the next day, identify plant and animal life at Fort Funston National Park, admire the majestic nature at Marin Headlands, thenenjoy the sand and surf at China Beach, and finally play a few rounds at Lincoln Park.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip itinerary maker app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to San Francisco. In July, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Marin Headlands
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf
Marin Headlands ©
Marin Headlands

4
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Yosemite Museum Gallery and Parsons Memorial. Kids will enjoy Glacier Point and Vernal Fall. Next up on the itinerary: explore and take pictures at Tioga Pass, make a trip to Olmsted Point, take in the dramatic natural features at Cloud's Rest, and contemplate the waterfront views at Tenaya Lake.

Before you visit Yosemite National Park, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in July, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be a bit cooler, around °F, while days are a bit warmer, around °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

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night
Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City ©
Utah's capital and most populous city, Salt Lake City boasts a small-town feel, big-city amenities, and plenty of nature on its doorstep.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of The Tabernacle, thenget a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Utah, and then take in breathtaking views at Big Cottonwood Canyon. On the 23rd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: shop like a local with Park City Main Street Historic District and then take advantage of the amenities at Park City Mountain Resort.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Salt Lake City online day trip planner.

You can fly from Yosemite National Park to Salt Lake City in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Yosemite National Park to Salt Lake City, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, you will find days in Salt Lake City are somewhat warmer (°F), and nights are much hotter (°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Shopping Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trip

Park City
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Park City Main Street Historic District ©
Park City Main Street Historic District
Big Cottonwood Canyon ©
Big Cottonwood Canyon
Park City Mountain Resort ©
Park City Mountain Resort

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nights
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.
Get outdoors at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Old Faithful. Family-friendly places like Grand Prismatic Spring and Firehole Canyon Drive will thrill your kids. There's much more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Yellowstone National Park, appreciate the extensive heritage of S Rim Trail, admire all the interesting features of Artist Point, and witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Geyser.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park itinerary builder.

Fly from Salt Lake City to Yellowstone National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, taxi, shuttle, bus, and car. Traveling from Salt Lake City in July, expect Yellowstone National Park to be colder, temps between °F and °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Crater Lake National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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S Rim Trail ©
S Rim Trail
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Yellowstone National Park ©
Yellowstone National Park

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Crater Lake National Park

Crater Lake National Park ©
Reaching a depth of 592 m (1,943 ft), Crater Lake is the deepest lake in the United States.
On the 30th (Thu), explore the striking landscape of Crater Lake National Park and then take a memorable drive along Rim Dr. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the sheer force of Vidae Falls, step off the mainland to explore Wizard Island, trek along Cleetwood Cove Trail, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Pinnacles Trail, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Rogue River Gorge Viewpoint.

Start your trip to Crater Lake National Park by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by flight from Yellowstone National Park to Crater Lake National Park takes 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, shuttle, and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Crater Lake National Park is minus 1 hour. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July: high temperatures in Crater Lake National Park hover around °F and lows are around °F. On the 1st (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Tahoe City.

Things to do in Crater Lake National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Collier Memorial State Park, Rogue River Gorge Viewpoint
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Crater Lake National Park ©
Crater Lake National Park
Rogue River Gorge Viewpoint ©
Rogue River Gorge Viewpoint
Cleetwood Cove Trail ©
Cleetwood Cove Trail

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Tahoe City

Tahoe City ©
Tahoe City is an unincorporated community in Placer County, California. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, thentake an in-depth tour of Donner Memorial State Park and Emigrant Trail Museum, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Truckee River Bike Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon): explore the activities along Emerald Bay State Park, thencruise along Inspiration Point Vista, and then trek along Eagle Falls Trail.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Tahoe City trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Crater Lake National Park to Tahoe City takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Crater Lake National Park in August, you will find days in Tahoe City are slightly colder (°F), and nights are much colder (°F). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in Tahoe City

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Truckee, Emerald Bay State Park
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Commons Beach Park ©
Commons Beach Park
Emerald Bay State Park ©
Emerald Bay State Park
River Rafting & Tubing

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