13 days in Western US Itinerary

13 days in Western US Itinerary

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Glacier National Park
— 2 nights
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Grand Teton National Park
— 1 night
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Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
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Denver
— 3 nights
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Santa Fe
— 2 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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Avalanche Lake and Grinnell Glacier. Step out of the city life by going to Lake McDonald and Virginia Falls. There's much more to do: admire all the interesting features of Going-to-the-Sun Road, get great views at Jackson Glacier Overlook, and admire the verdant scenery at Logan Pass.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Glacier National Park road trip planning tool.

Atlanta to Glacier National Park is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 2 hours. When traveling from Atlanta in September, plan for little chillier days in Glacier National Park, with highs around 70°F, while nights are cooler with lows around 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to travel to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Trails
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Must see
Virginia Falls
4.9
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Must see
Grinnell Glacier
4.9
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Must see
Avalanche Lake
4.9

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Grand Teton National Park

Grand Teton National Park ©

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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Wed): trek along Menor's Ferry Historical Trail, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Jenny Lake Trail, then tour the pleasant surroundings at String Lake, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chapel of the Sacred Heart.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Grand Teton National Park online tour planner.

You can fly from Glacier National Park to Grand Teton National Park in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and taxi. In September, daily temperatures in Grand Teton National Park can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature
Highlights from your trip
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Must see
String Lake
4.8

4
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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.
Visiting Old Faithful and Upper Geyser Basin will get you outdoors. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Midway Geyser Basin and Castle Geyser. There's still lots to do: take in the natural beauty of Lone Star Geyser, get outside with Morning Glory Pool, look for all kinds of wild species at Beryl Spring, and admire all the interesting features of Firehole Canyon Drive.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from Grand Teton National Park to Yellowstone National Park takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Teton National Park in September, expect Yellowstone National Park to be little chillier, temps between 60°F and 33°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can travel to Denver.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife
Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Grand Geyser
4.9

3
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Denver

Denver ©

Mile-High City

Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at National Ballpark Museum and Denver Museum of Nature & Science. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Mount Evans Scenic Byway and Molly Brown House Museum. And it doesn't end there: take a memorable tour with Oxotic Supercar Driving Experience, explore the different monuments and memorials at Fort Logan National Cemetery, contemplate the long history of Denver Union Station, and explore the world behind art at Denver Art Museum.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Denver itinerary planner.

You can fly from Yellowstone National Park to Denver in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in October, expect Denver to be somewhat warmer, temps between 67°F and 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Denver

Highlights from your trip
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Adrenaline / Extreme Tour
Oxotic Supercar Driving Experience
4.8
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Specialty Museum
National Ballpark Museum
4.7

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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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, make a trip to Canyon Road, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Loretto Chapel. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Museum of International Folk Art, then contemplate the long history of Santa Fe Plaza, and then admire the masterpieces at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Santa Fe trip app.

Getting from Denver to Santa Fe by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Santa Fe are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums
Highlights from your trip
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Religious Site
Loretto Chapel
4.3
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Historic Walking Area
Canyon Road
4.5

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