16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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San Francisco
— 3 nights
Glacier National Park
— 3 nights
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
— 3 nights


San Francisco

— 3 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Visiting Alcatraz Island and Marshall’s Beach will get you outdoors. Museum-lovers will appreciate Exploratorium and SS Jeremiah O'Brien. There's much more to do: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, take in the pleasant sights at Fisherman's Wharf, get great views at Twin Peaks, and kick back and relax at Fort Funston National Park.

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Glasgow, UK to San Francisco is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Traveling from Glasgow to San Francisco, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. In July, San Francisco is somewhat warmer than Glasgow - with highs of 26°C and lows of 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Glacier National Park

— 3 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Virginia Falls. Visiting Grinnell Glacier and Going-to-the-Sun Road will get you outdoors. Spend the 16th (Tue) exploring nature at Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park. There's much more to do: trek along Iceberg Lake Trail, appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden Wall, contemplate the waterfront views at Avalanche Lake, and stroll through Highline Trail.

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Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Glacier National Park takes 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. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in July: highs in Glacier National Park hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 11°C. On the 17th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Old Faithful as well as Lamar Valley. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful, take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring, take in the dramatic scenery at Gibbon Falls, then cruise along Virginia Cascade Drive, and finally explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. On the next day, get to know the fascinating history of Uncle Tom's Trail, then take in the natural beauty of Norris Geyser Basin, and then explore the striking landscape at Artists Paintpots.

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You can 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. In July, Yellowstone National Park is a bit cooler than Glacier National Park - with highs of 26°C and lows of 4°C. On the 20th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Boston.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Scenic Drive


— 3 nights


Rich in museums, restaurants, shops, and historical sites, Boston attracts over 16 million visitors each year. New England's largest and most influential city, Boston ranks among the world's major centers of education and culture.
Get some cultural insight at Freedom Trail and North End. Take a break from the city and head to Race Point Beach and Dolphin & Whale Watching. The adventure continues: see where the action happens at Fenway Park.

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Fly from Yellowstone National Park to Boston in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July: highs in Boston hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 22°C. On the 24th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Boston

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

United States travel guide

Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.

Montana travel guide

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.