19 days in Western US Itinerary

19 days in Western US Itinerary

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19 days in Western US Itinerary

Start: Nimes
+2
train + tram + Fly:  23​h 45​min
1
Seattle
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  4​h 15​min
2
Glacier National Park
— 1 night
+2
taxi + Fly + Drive:  7​h 45​min
3
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 30​min
4
Colorado Springs
— 1 day
Fly:  4​h
5
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  12​h 45​min
7
Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
8
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  17​h 45​min
End: Nimes

1
night
Seattle

Seattle ©
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 25th (Thu), enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle, then admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, then make a trip to Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, and finally take a stroll through Pike Place Market. On the 26th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, meet the residents at Seattle Aquarium, then find something for the whole family at Seattle Great Wheel, and finally explore and take pictures at Safeco Field.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Seattle trip maker app .

Nimes, France to Seattle is an approximately 24-hour flight. Traveling from Nimes to Seattle, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Nimes in July, with highs in Seattle at 30°C and lows at 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Parks Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

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 27th (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park, explore the striking landscape at Jackson Glacier Overlook, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Virginia Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Iceberg Lake Trail, then hike along Highline Trail, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Grinnell Glacier.

For reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Glacier National Park trip maker site .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Seattle to Glacier National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Traveling from Seattle to Glacier National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Seattle in July, you will find days in Glacier National Park are a bit warmer (34°C), and nights are slightly colder (11°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Virginia Falls ©
Virginia Falls
Iceberg Lake Trail ©
Iceberg Lake Trail

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.
Spend the 30th (Tue) exploring nature at Yellowstone National Park. The adventure continues: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, trek along Artist Point, and look for all kinds of wild species at Hayden Valley.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park visit 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. Traveling from Glacier National Park in July, things will get slightly colder in Yellowstone National Park: highs are around 26°C and lows about 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can travel to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Hayden Valley ©
Hayden Valley
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful

1
day
Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs ©
Stunning Garden of the Gods Park scenery, blue skies and the glory of Pikes Peak-America’s Mountain have attracted visitors to Colorado Springs for more than a century.
On the 1st (Thu), brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of World War II Aviation, then stroll through Garden of the Gods, then get in on the family fun at North Pole - Santa's Workshop, and finally get your game on at Battlefield Colorado.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Colorado Springs travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to Colorado Springs takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August: high temperatures in Colorado Springs hover around 33°C and lows are around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) to allow time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Fun & Games Museums

Side Trip

North Pole - Santa's Workshop
Highlights from your plan
Battlefield Colorado ©
Battlefield Colorado
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods

2
nights
Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, try to win big at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, and then admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at The Mob Museum, shop like a local with The Strip, and then ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Colorado Springs to Las Vegas takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Colorado Springs in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Las Vegas, with highs around 45°C, while nights are warmer with lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Neighborhoods Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

2
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.
On the 4th (Sun), get great views at Lipan Point, then explore and take pictures at East Rim Drive, and then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim. Here are some ideas for day two: trek along Bright Angel Trail.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park trip builder site .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Las Vegas in August, things will get much colder in Grand Canyon National Park: highs are around 31°C and lows about 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

1
night
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.
On the 6th (Tue), don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, then trek along Tuolumne Meadows, and then explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Wed): make a trip to Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center, explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, then admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, then admire the masterpieces at Yosemite Museum Gallery, and finally don't miss a visit to Yosemite Village.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park online day trip planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park in 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 to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Yosemite National Park, with lows of 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, museums, nightlife, shopping, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, engage your brain at Exploratorium, don't miss a visit to Golden Gate Park, and admire all the interesting features of AT&T Park.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip itinerary maker site .

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, you will find days in San Francisco are little chillier (26°C), and nights are a bit warmer (17°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Shopping Museums
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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