10 days in Western US Itinerary

10 days in Western US Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Western US trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Grand Teton National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Glacier National Park
— 2 nights
Fly
4
San Francisco
— 1 night
Drive
5
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive to Fresno Yosemite International Airport, Fly to La Guardia Airport

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Grand Teton National Park

— 1 night

Mountains of the Imagination

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 13th (Thu): hike along Menor's Ferry Historical Trail and then take a memorable drive along 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Grand Teton National Park tour itinerary maker website.

New York City to Grand Teton National Park is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from New York City to Grand Teton National Park due to the time zone difference. When traveling from New York City in August, plan for a bit cooler days in Grand Teton National Park, with highs around 78°F, while nights are much colder with lows around 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Yellowstone National Park

— 3 nights

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.
Visiting Upper Geyser Basin and Norris Geyser Basin will get you outdoors. Discover out-of-the-way places like West Thumb Geyser Basin and Beryl Spring. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Grand Loop Road, hike along North Rim Trail, take in the dramatic scenery at Gibbon Falls, and head outdoors with Morning Glory Pool.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Grand Teton National Park to Yellowstone National Park takes 1.5 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Grand Teton National Park in August; daily highs in Yellowstone National Park reach 70°F and lows reach 38°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Glacier National Park

— 2 nights

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 18th (Tue), contemplate the waterfront views at McDonald Creek, then trek along Granite Park Trail, then hike along Highline Trail, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Grinnell Glacier. On the 19th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: trek along Cracker Lake Hike, then get great views at Jackson Glacier Overlook, then admire the sheer force of Virginia Falls, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Baring Falls.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Glacier National Park day trip app.

Getting from Yellowstone National Park to Glacier National Park by car takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August; daily highs in Glacier National Park reach 83°F and lows reach 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

San Francisco

— 1 night

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): examine the collection at Walt Disney Family Museum, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and then step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco trip maker tool.

You can fly from Glacier National Park to San Francisco in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Glacier National Park to San Francisco, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Glacier National Park, expect little chillier days and a bit warmer nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 73°F to lows of 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums · Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Yosemite National Park

— 2 nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Nature Center at Happy Isles, then take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, then trek along Panorama Trail, and finally explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park vacation planner.

You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in August, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are somewhat warmer (81°F), and nights are little chillier (43°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Trails

Wyoming travel guide

4.7
Hot Springs · Wildlife Areas · River Rafting & Tubing
The Equality State
Still largely undiscovered by foreign tourism, Wyoming is anything but "the bunchgrass edge of the world," as a writer once called it. Though the state's geography includes mostly wide-open plains, swaths of high desert, and sweeping mountain ridges, it also contains many small towns filled with places to visit, such as historical buildings, museums, shops, and restaurants. A great place to discover the last vestiges of the Old West, Wyoming's tourist attractions include the country's first national park, Native American reservations, and a smattering of ghost towns from the early frontier days. As you travel across this "Cowboy State," remember that distances between towns can be vast, requiring more advance vacation planning than travel in more densely populated parts of the country.

Montana travel guide

4.8
River Rafting & Tubing · Bodies of Water · Wildlife Areas
The Crown of the Continent
With a population of only one million, Montana remains an untouched natural paradise of snowcapped peaks, expansive forests, and alpine lakes, dotted with Old West ghost towns, Indian reservations, and progressive urban communities. Appreciate the state's unique charm and beauty with a trip to Glacier National Park, where you can come face-to-face with Montana wildlife among its high peaks. Head to the state's largest cities, Billings and Missoula, for an array of historical attractions and cultural sightseeing.