10 days in Western US Itinerary

10 days in Western US Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Cincinnati
Fly:  6 h 30 min
1
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
2
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  8 h 30 min
3
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h
4
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  9 h
End: Cincinnati

2
nights
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.
Get some historical perspective at The Strip and Bonnie Springs Old Nevada. Take a break from the city and head to Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. Go for a jaunt from Las Vegas to Fort Mohave to see Willow Beach about 1h 10 min away. There's still lots to do: admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, have some family-friendly fun at Dig This, and take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens.

To find ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Las Vegas tour planner.

Cincinnati to Las Vegas is an approximately 6.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 3 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Cincinnati in June, with highs in Las Vegas at 103°F and lows at 77°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Bonnie Springs Old Nevada, Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, Willow Beach
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Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area ©
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area
The Strip ©
The Strip
Lake Mead National Recreation Area ©
Lake Mead National Recreation Area

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): explore the stunning scenery at Inner Canyon, explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, then take some stellar pictures from Mather Point, then trek along South Kaibab Trail, and finally get great views at Hopi Point. Here are some ideas for day two: hike along Rim Trail and then explore the stunning scenery at Yavapai Point.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park journey planner.

You can drive from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Las Vegas in June, plan for slightly colder days and cooler nights in Grand Canyon National Park: temperatures range from 85°F by day to 42°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail

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nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Alcatraz Island and Filbert Street Stairs. Visiting Baker Beach and Ocean Beach will get you outdoors. Venture out of the city with trips to Bodega Dunes (in Bodega) and Bodega Head (in Bodega Bay). There's still lots to do: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, take in the spiritual surroundings of Grace Cathedral, take a memorable tour with Tours, and enjoy the sand and surf at China Beach.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the San Francisco trip itinerary website.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to San Francisco in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to San Francisco. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in June, you will find days in San Francisco are slightly colder (71°F), and nights are a bit warmer (55°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Bodega Dunes, Bodega Head
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Filbert Street Stairs ©
Filbert Street Stairs

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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.
On the 26th (Fri), hike along Panorama Trail, hike along Nevada Falls Loop, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, then take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome, then take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, and finally don't miss a visit to Yosemite Village.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park trip planning tool.

Drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. 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. You'll have a few hours on the 27th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

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

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