10 days in Western US Itinerary

10 days in Western US Itinerary

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Glacier National Park
— 1 night
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Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
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Jackson Hole
— 3 nights
4
Santa Fe
— 3 nights

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Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park ©

Crown of the Continent

The glaciers from which Glacier National Park takes its name mostly dissipated eons ago, but they left behind a scoured landscape of high and steep mountain peaks, sparkling lakes, lush alpine meadows, and thick forests.
On the 27th (Thu), appreciate the views at Logan Pass and then explore and take pictures at Going-to-the-Sun Road. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake McDonald and then stroll through Avalanche Lake.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Glacier National Park itinerary planner.

New York City to Glacier National Park is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from New York City in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be much colder in Glacier National Park, with lows of 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Trails
Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Lake McDonald
4.7
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Must see
Avalanche Lake
4.9
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Scenic Drive
Going-to-the-Sun Road
4.8

2
nights
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 29th (Sat): explore and take pictures at Grand Loop Road, take in the natural beauty of Upper Geyser Basin, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful. Here are some ideas for day two: witness a stunning natural landmark at West Thumb Geyser Basin, then take in the natural beauty of Norris Geyser Basin, and then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone.

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Traveling by car from Glacier National Park to Yellowstone National Park takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car, bus, and taxi. Traveling from Glacier National Park in August, expect Yellowstone National Park to be little chillier, temps between 70°F and 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Jackson Hole.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Nature · Parks · Scenic Drive · Outdoors
Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Grand Loop Road
4.6
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Hot Spring
Norris Geyser Basin
4.6

3
nights
Jackson Hole

Jackson Hole ©
The Jackson Hole valley is approximately 97 km (60 mi) long and 24 km (15 mi) wide, encompassing the town of Jackson, Teton Village, and the northern section of Grand Teton National Park.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Laurance Rockefeller Preserve and Cunningham Cabin. Visiting Jackson Hole Wildlife Safaris and Grand Teton will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: let the river carry you with Barker-Ewing Whitewater, make a trip to Town Square, and explore the world behind art at National Museum of Wildlife Art.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Jackson Hole travel route builder tool.

Traveling by car from Yellowstone National Park to Jackson Hole takes 2.5 hours. While traveling from Yellowstone National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Jackson Hole, ranging from highs of 78°F to lows of 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Jackson Hole

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Photography Tour
Jackson Hole Wildlife Safaris
4.7
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Scenic Walking Area
Cunningham Cabin
4.3

3
nights
Santa Fe

Santa Fe ©

City Different

Santa Fe continuously ranks among the world's top holiday destinations, attracting visitors with its unusual combination of scenic beauty, rich history, cultural diversity, and high concentration of performing arts venues, fine restaurants, and interesting attractions.
On the 3rd (Thu), see the interesting displays at New Mexico History Museum, admire the masterpieces at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Loretto Chapel, and finally contemplate the long history of Santa Fe Plaza. On your second day here, examine the collection at Museum of Indian Arts & Culture, then stop by Canyon Road, and then pause for some serene contemplation at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi.

For ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Santa Fe sightseeing tool.

You can fly from Jackson Hole to Santa Fe in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Jackson Hole in September: high temperatures in Santa Fe hover around 80°F and lows are around 52°F. On the 5th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
Highlights from your trip
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Specialty Museum
New Mexico History Museum
4.6

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