12 days in Western US Itinerary

12 days in Western US Itinerary

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Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
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San Francisco
— 2 nights
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Glacier National Park
— 1 night
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Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
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Jackson Hole
— 2 nights

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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.
Get outdoors at Glacier Point and Vernal Fall. There's still lots to do: get a dose of the wild on YExplore Yosemite Adventures - Day Tours, don't miss a visit to Yosemite Village, take in the dramatic natural features at Taft Point, and cruise along Tioga Pass.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park travel route planner.

Boston to Yosemite National Park is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Boston to Yosemite National Park. Traveling from Boston in July, Yosemite National Park is much colder at night with lows of 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) 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
Half Dome ©
Half Dome
Taft Point ©
Taft Point

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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 11th (Sun): take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: wander the streets of Union Square, then visit Chinatown, then go for a walk through Lombard Street, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Ferry Building Marketplace.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip planner.

Getting from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco by combination of bus and flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and subway; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in July: highs in San Francisco hover around 73°F, while lows dip to 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park ©
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 13th (Tue), take a memorable drive along Going-to-the-Sun Road and then hike along Iceberg Lake Trail.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Glacier National Park road trip website.

You can fly from San Francisco to Glacier National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from San Francisco to Glacier National Park. While traveling from San Francisco, expect a bit warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Glacier National Park, ranging from highs of 85°F to lows of 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Iceberg Lake Trail ©
Iceberg Lake Trail
Going-to-the-Sun Road ©
Going-to-the-Sun Road

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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.
Take a break from the city and head to Old Faithful and Firehole Canyon Drive. There's lots more to do: trek along North Rim Trail, stroll through Observation Point Trail, get outside with Morning Glory Pool, and take in the awesome beauty at Elephant Back Mountain.

Plan my day in Yellowstone National Park using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Drive from Glacier National Park to Yellowstone National Park in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car, bus, and taxi. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Glacier National Park in July; daily highs in Yellowstone National Park reach 73°F and lows reach 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Jackson Hole.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Nature
Highlights from your plan
North Rim Trail ©
North Rim Trail
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Elephant Back Mountain ©
Elephant Back Mountain

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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.
On the 17th (Sat), trek along Cascade Canyon Trail, surround yourself with nature on Ana's Grand Excursions, and then relax and float downstream with Barker-Ewing Whitewater.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Jackson Hole journey builder tool.

You can drive from Yellowstone National Park to Jackson Hole in 2.5 hours. When traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Jackson Hole, with highs around 79°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Jackson Hole

Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Grand Teton National Park
Highlights from your plan
Barker-Ewing Whitewater ©
Barker-Ewing Whitewater
Cascade Canyon Trail ©
Cascade Canyon Trail
Potholes Turnout, Grand Teton National Park ©

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