13 days in Western US Itinerary

13 days in Western US Itinerary

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13 days in Western US Itinerary

Start: Louisville
Drive:  25​h
1
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  12​h 45​min
2
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + taxi:  10​h
3
Glacier National Park
— 1 night
+2
taxi + Fly + Drive:  7​h 45​min
4
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  9​h
End: Louisville

3
nights
Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park ©
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Step out of the city life by going to Rim Trail and Grand Canyon South Rim. On the 6th (Sat), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's lots more to do: hike along South Kaibab Trail, get great views at Mather Point, take in breathtaking views at Yavapai Point, and engage your brain at Yavapai Geology Museum.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary planning tool .

Louisville to Grand Canyon National Park is an approximately 25-hour car ride. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Louisville in July since evenings lows in Grand Canyon National Park dip to 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim

2
nights
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Panorama Trail and Sentinel Dome. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, explore the striking landscape at El Capitan, make a trip to Olmsted Point, and stroll through Lembert Dome.

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Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park takes 13 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in July since evenings lows in Yosemite National Park dip to 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): hike along Iceberg Lake Trail, trek along Highline Trail, and then explore the striking landscape at Grinnell Glacier. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Glacier National Park trip app .

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Glacier National Park by combination of car, flight, and taxi takes about 10 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, bus, subway, and flight; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In July, daytime highs in Glacier National Park are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Iceberg Lake Trail ©
Iceberg Lake Trail
Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Artist Point, explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, and then take in breathtaking views at S Rim Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the natural beauty of Upper Geyser Basin, then admire the sheer force of Mystic Falls Trail, and then take in the natural beauty of Midway Geyser Basin.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary maker site .

You can do a combination of taxi, flight, and car from Glacier National Park to Yellowstone National Park in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Glacier National Park in July: high temperatures in Yellowstone National Park hover around 73°F and lows are around 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Artist Point ©
Artist Point
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Upper Geyser Basin ©
Upper Geyser Basin

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