17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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Start: Pittsburgh
Fly:  9 h 30 min
1
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Grand Teton National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  9 h 30 min
3
Rocky Mountain National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  8 h
4
Arches National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h
5
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
6
Zion National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
7
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  8 h
8
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Bus:  7 h
9
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h
10
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  7 h 30 min
End: Pittsburgh

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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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): witness a stunning natural landmark at Castle Geyser, witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful, explore the striking landscape at Blue Star Spring, thenwitness a stunning natural landmark at Solitary Geyser, thentake in the natural beauty of Daisy Geyser, and finally get outside with Morning Glory Pool. On the 8th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, thentake in the natural beauty of Beryl Spring, and then contemplate the geological forces at Monument Geyser Basin.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary maker app.

Pittsburgh to Yellowstone National Park is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, shuttle, and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Pittsburgh to Yellowstone National Park. Traveling from Pittsburgh in April, things will get much colder in Yellowstone National Park: highs are around 42°F and lows about 17°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Monument Geyser Basin ©
Monument Geyser Basin

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night
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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chapel of the Sacred Heart, take in the awesome beauty at Elk Ranch Flats Turnout, Grand Teton National Park, and then admire all the interesting features of 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Grand Teton National Park trip planner.

Getting from Yellowstone National Park to Grand Teton National Park by car takes about 1.5 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in April: high temperatures in Grand Teton National Park hover around 48°F and lows are around 26°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Scenic Drive Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Chapel of the Sacred Heart ©
Chapel of the Sacred Heart

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Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park ©
Rocky Mountain National Park presents an ideal setting for recreation in the mountain range for which the park is named.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): explore the activities along Lily Lake, thentake a memorable drive along Trail Ridge Road, thentake a peaceful walk through Many Parks Curve Overlook, and finally stroll through Emerald Lake Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the activities along Bear Lake and then explore the activities along Sprague Lake.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Rocky Mountain National Park trip tool.

Traveling by combination of taxi, flight, and car from Grand Teton National Park to Rocky Mountain National Park takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, train, and car. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Grand Teton National Park in April: high temperatures in Rocky Mountain National Park hover around 64°F and lows are around 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Arches National Park.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road
Emerald Lake Trail ©
Emerald Lake Trail
Sprague Lake
Sprague Lake

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night
Arches National Park

Arches National Park ©
Mother Nature kept reaching for red when she painted Arches National Park's 2,000 sandstone arches, resulting in one of the country's more distinctly shaped and colored landscapes.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): explore the striking landscape at Delicate Arch and then explore the striking landscape at Double Arch.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Arches National Park trip app.

You can drive from Rocky Mountain National Park to Arches National Park in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. In April, daily temperatures in Arches National Park can reach 67°F, while at night they dip to 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to drive to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Arches National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Double Arch ©
Double Arch
Delicate Arch ©
Delicate Arch

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Bryce Canyon National Park

Bryce Canyon National Park ©
You can find hoodoos--rock pillars formed by erosion--all around the world, but those of Bryce Canyon National Park remain the standard bearers thanks to their bright red color, tall stature, and arrangement in large amphitheaters.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): take some stellar pictures from Fairyland Point, thenget great views at Inspiration Point, thentake in panoramic vistas at Bryce Point, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Navajo/Queens Garden Loop.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Bryce Canyon National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from Arches National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Arches National Park in April, things will get slightly colder in Bryce Canyon National Park: highs are around 56°F and lows about 25°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can go by car to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Inspiration Point ©
Inspiration Point
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop ©
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop
Fairyland Point
Fairyland Point

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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 14th (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Zion National Park and then trek along Angel's Landing.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Zion National Park road trip app.

You can drive from Bryce Canyon National Park to Zion National Park in 3 hours. Traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in April, expect Zion National Park to be a bit warmer, temps between 69°F and 35°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Zion National Park ©
Zion National Park
Angel's Landing ©
Angel's Landing

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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.
On the 15th (Wed), examine the collection at The Mob Museum, try to win big at Casino At The Venetian, enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck, thentake in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, thendon't miss a visit to Fountains of Bellagio, and finally get your game on at Wreck Room. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Las Vegas trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Zion National Park to Las Vegas takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Zion National Park to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Zion National Park in April, plan for a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Las Vegas: temperatures range from 80°F by day to 57°F at night. On the 16th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area ©
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

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nights
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park ©
With mountain peaks reaching past 4,250 m (14,000 ft) and trees stretching to over 75 m (250 ft) high, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks present nature on a grand scale.
On the 17th (Fri), cruise along Generals Hwy, thendelve into the lush surroundings at Giant Forest, thenstroll through Moro Rock, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Grizzly Falls.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and car. Expect little chillier evenings in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park when traveling from Las Vegas in April, with lows around 49°F. On the 18th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a bus to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Giant Forest ©
Giant Forest
Generals Hwy ©
Generals Hwy
Kings Canyon National Park ©
Kings Canyon National Park

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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 19th (Sun), take some stellar pictures from Yosemite, Tunnel View and then trek along Mariposa Grove. Here are some ideas for day two: get great views at Washburn Point, explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, thendon't miss a visit to Yosemite Village, thentake in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, and finally admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by bus from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park takes 8.5 hours. When traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in April, plan for a bit cooler days and much colder nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 59°F by day to 28°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Yosemite Village ©
Yosemite Village
Yosemite, Tunnel View ©
Yosemite, Tunnel View

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, thenstop by Fisherman's Wharf, and then steep yourself in history at Golden Gate Bridge.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco trip planner.

Traveling by 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. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in April, you will find days in San Francisco are a bit warmer (67°F), and nights are much hotter (51°F). On the 22nd (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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