17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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17 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Pittsburgh
Fly + Drive:  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
Drive:  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): take in the natural beauty of Castle Geyser, witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful, explore the striking landscape at Blue Star Spring, take in the natural beauty of Solitary Geyser, then take in the natural beauty of Daisy Geyser, and finally head outdoors with Morning Glory Pool. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Wed): take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, witness a stunning natural landmark at Beryl Spring, and then get impressive views of Monument Geyser Basin.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park journey planner.

Pittsburgh to Yellowstone National Park is an approximately 9.5- hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Pittsburgh in April: high temperatures in Yellowstone National Park hover around 42°F and lows are around 17°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can go by car 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
Monument Geyser Basin ©
Monument Geyser Basin
Solitary Geyser ©
Solitary Geyser

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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.
On the 9th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Chapel of the Sacred Heart, take in the awesome beauty at Elk Ranch Flats Turnout, Grand Teton National Park, and then cruise along 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Grand Teton National Park travel planner.

Traveling by car from Yellowstone National Park to Grand Teton National Park takes 1.5 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Yellowstone National Park in April, with highs in Grand Teton National Park at 48°F and lows at 26°F. On the 9th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

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

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nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Lily Lake, then take a memorable drive along Trail Ridge Road, then admire the verdant scenery at Many Parks Curve Overlook, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Emerald Lake Trail. On your second day here, contemplate the waterfront views at Bear Lake and then explore the activities along Sprague Lake.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Rocky Mountain National Park day trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Grand Teton National Park to Rocky Mountain National Park in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and car; or drive. Traveling from Grand Teton National Park in April, expect Rocky Mountain National Park to be a bit warmer, temps between 64°F and 35°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to go by car 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
Many Parks Curve Overlook ©
Many Parks Curve Overlook

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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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): take in the dramatic natural features at Delicate Arch and then stroll through Double Arch.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Arches National Park trip itinerary app.

Getting from Rocky Mountain National Park to Arches National Park by car takes about 8 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, bus, and flight; or do a combination of car, bus, and flight. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in April, and nighttime lows around 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Arches National Park

Parks Nature Trails
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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): get great views at Fairyland Point, then get great views at Inspiration Point, then take in panoramic vistas at Bryce Point, and finally trek along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Bryce Canyon National Park trip itinerary maker tool.

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. In April, Bryce Canyon National Park is little chillier than Arches National Park - with highs of 56°F and lows of 25°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can drive to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

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

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night
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.
On the 14th (Tue), explore the striking landscape of Zion National Park and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Angel's Landing.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Zion National Park online travel planner.

You can drive from Bryce Canyon National Park to Zion National Park in 3 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in April, with highs in Zion National Park at 69°F and lows at 35°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can go by car to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Zion National Park

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

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, try to win big at Casino At The Venetian, take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck, admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, then ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, and finally get your game on at Wreck Room. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Thu): take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Las Vegas vacation planner.

You can drive from Zion National Park to Las Vegas in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Zion National Park to Las Vegas. When traveling from Zion National Park in April, plan for somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in Las Vegas: temperatures range from 80°F by day to 57°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride 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
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): cruise along Generals Hwy, then delve into the lush surroundings at Giant Forest, then stroll through Moro Rock, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Grizzly Falls.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park vacation site.

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. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Las Vegas in April since evenings lows in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park dip to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sat) to allow time for the bus ride 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
Moro Rock ©
Moro Rock
Grizzly Falls ©
Grizzly Falls

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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 19th (Sun), take some stellar pictures from Yosemite, Tunnel View and then stroll around Mariposa Grove. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Mon): take some stellar pictures from Washburn Point, take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, make a trip to Yosemite Village, then take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls.

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

Take a bus from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park in 7 hours. Traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in April, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be colder, around 28°F, while days are slightly colder, around 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 21st (Tue), head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, take a stroll through Fisherman's Wharf, and then take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco tour planner.

Getting from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in April, expect nights in San Francisco to be much warmer, around 51°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time for 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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