19 days in Western US Itinerary

19 days in Western US Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States tour planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Grand Junction, Drive to Moab
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Moab
— 1 night
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Drive to Grand Junction, Fly to Flagstaff, Bus to Maswik Lodge
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Los Angeles
— 1 night
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly
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Grand Teton National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
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Cody
— 3 nights
Fly

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Moab

— 1 night

Red Desert

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
On the 23rd (Sun), hike along Double Arch and then take in the awesome beauty at Arches National Park.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Moab travel route planning app.

Pittsburgh to Moab is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and car. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Pittsburgh to Moab due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Pittsburgh in August, expect nights in Moab to be about the same, around 63°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 92°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Moab

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trip

Grand Canyon National Park

— 2 nights
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): stroll through Bright Angel Trail and then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in breathtaking views at Inner Canyon and then hike along Rim Trail.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park route builder tool.

You can do a combination of car, flight, and bus from Moab to Grand Canyon National Park in 11 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Moab in August, things will get a bit cooler in Grand Canyon National Park: highs are around 80°F and lows about 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Los Angeles

— 1 night

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita and then find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood. On the 27th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: find something for the whole family at Disneyland Park and then see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Los Angeles in 8 hours. Another option is to fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Los Angeles is minus 1 hour. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August since evenings lows in Los Angeles dip to 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Yosemite National Park

— 3 nights
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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, stroll through Panorama Trail, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, and trek along Nevada Falls Loop.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Los Angeles in August, Yosemite National Park is colder at night with lows of 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

San Francisco

— 2 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 31st (Mon), contemplate the long history of Golden Gate Bridge, then step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, and then stop by Fisherman's Wharf. Keep things going the next day: admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, browse the eclectic array of goods at Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, and then engage your brain at Exploratorium.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the San Francisco attractions planning tool.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, you will find days in San Francisco are little chillier (73°F), and nights are a bit warmer (59°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to travel to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Parks · Museums

Grand Teton National Park

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): explore and take pictures at 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive, then hike along Jenny Lake Trail, then explore the striking landscape of Elk Ranch Flats Turnout, Grand Teton National Park, and finally cruise along Signal Mountain Summit Road.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Grand Teton National Park sightseeing planner.

Fly from San Francisco to Grand Teton National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from San Francisco to Grand Teton National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from San Francisco in September: highs in Grand Teton National Park hover around 68°F, while lows dip to 38°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can go by car to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Parks · Trails

Yellowstone National Park

— 4 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.
Yellowstone National Park is known for nature, wildlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the natural beauty of Upper Geyser Basin, take in breathtaking views at S Rim Trail, look for all kinds of wild species at Grand Loop Road, and take in the dramatic scenery at Lewis Falls.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park online holiday planner.

Drive from Grand Teton National Park to Yellowstone National Park in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Teton National Park in September, expect Yellowstone National Park to be slightly colder, temps between 60°F and 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Cody.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Cody

— 3 nights

Preferred Gateway to Yellowstone

A genuine cowboy city, Cody is famous for its nightly rodeos and its proximity to the protected wilderness areas of the world's first national park, now designated as one of the country's World Heritage Sites.
Change things up with these side-trips from Cody: Thermopolis (Hot Springs State Park, The Star Plunge, &more). There's lots more to do: get your game on at Cody Firearms Experience, LLC, admire the engineering at Buffalo Bill Dam, take an in-depth tour of Buffalo Bill Center of the West, and see the interesting displays at Cody Firearms Museum.

Plan a Cody trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Yellowstone National Park to Cody takes 2.5 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Yellowstone National Park in September, with highs in Cody at 70°F and lows at 48°F. You'll set off for home on the 9th (Wed).

Things to do in Cody

Parks · Museums · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Utah travel guide

4.7
Geologic Formations · Hiking Trails · Scenic Drive
The Beehive State
A huge but sparsely populated land, Utah remains a major holiday destination offering plenty of year-round outdoor vacation ideas, including skiing, snowboarding, hiking, boating, horseback riding, and camping. The rugged terrain, defined by towering mountain peaks, deep canyons, and vast deserts, seems custom-made for adventurous nature lovers. With five national parks, the state has no shortage of pristine wilderness areas, causing many tourists to overlook the cultural attractions of its towns. Salt Lake City, the state's capital, features the headquarters of the Mormon Church, and draws over 5 million annual visitors. Utah also hosts several major film festivals each year, attracting young movie buffs from around the world.

Wyoming travel guide

4.7
Hot Springs · Wildlife Areas · River Rafting & Tubing
The Equality State
Still largely undiscovered by foreign tourism, Wyoming is anything but "the bunchgrass edge of the world," as a writer once called it. Though the state's geography includes mostly wide-open plains, swaths of high desert, and sweeping mountain ridges, it also contains many small towns filled with places to visit, such as historical buildings, museums, shops, and restaurants. A great place to discover the last vestiges of the Old West, Wyoming's tourist attractions include the country's first national park, Native American reservations, and a smattering of ghost towns from the early frontier days. As you travel across this "Cowboy State," remember that distances between towns can be vast, requiring more advance vacation planning than travel in more densely populated parts of the country.