10 days in Western US Itinerary

10 days in Western US Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Western US tour itinerary planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Grand Teton National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
Fly
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Seattle
— 2 nights
Ferry
4
Olympic National Park
— 2 nights
Bus to Seattle, Fly to St. Louis

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Grand Teton National Park

— 2 nights

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Taggart Lake and 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Mormon Row Historic District and Chapel of the Transfiguration. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Cascade Canyon Trail, take a peaceful walk through Bridger Teton National Forest, explore the striking landscape at Inspiration Point, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cathedral Group.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Grand Teton National Park trip planner.

Saint Louis to Grand Teton National Park is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 1 hour. While traveling from Saint Louis, expect little chillier days and cooler nights in Grand Teton National Park, ranging from highs of 72°F to lows of 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Yellowstone National Park

— 2 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.
On the 20th (Sun), witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring, witness a stunning natural landmark at Midway Geyser Basin, then take in the natural beauty of Castle Geyser, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Upper Geyser Basin. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the natural beauty of Sulphur Caldron, then take in the dramatic natural features at Natural Bridge Trail, then look for all kinds of wild species at Grand Loop Road, and finally take in the natural beauty of West Thumb Geyser Basin.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Grand Teton National Park to Yellowstone National Park in 1.5 hours. In June, Yellowstone National Park is little chillier than Grand Teton National Park - with highs of 66°F and lows of 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife

Seattle

— 2 nights

Emerald City

Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
On the 22nd (Tue), take in the waterfront at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, then take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, and finally wander the streets of Pike Place Market. On your second day here, see majestic marine mammals with Puget Sound Express, then steep yourself in history at Edmonds Historical Museum, and then kick back and relax at Alki Beach.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Seattle trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Yellowstone National Park to Seattle takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and train. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Seattle, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Yellowstone National Park in June, plan for somewhat warmer days in Seattle, with highs around 74°F, while nights are much hotter with lows around 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Olympic National Park

— 2 nights
In Olympic National Park, ancient rainforests and ocean tidal pools at lower elevations contrast with wildflower-filled alpine meadows and snowcapped peaks.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): take a memorable drive along Hurricane Ridge and then trek along Second Beach Trail. On the next day, hike along High Divide, then stroll through Sol Duc Falls, and then take a peaceful walk through Olympic National Park.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Olympic National Park trip itinerary maker.

You can ride a ferry from Seattle to Olympic National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Seattle in June; daily highs in Olympic National Park reach 66°F and lows reach 50°F. You'll have a few hours on the 26th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Scenic Drive