20 days in United States Itinerary

20 days in United States Itinerary

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20 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Kalispell
1
Kalispell
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
2
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
+2
Bus + Fly + Bus:  13​h
4
Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
5
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
San Diego
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  7​h 45​min
7
Yellowstone National Park
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Kalispell

3
nights
Kalispell

Kalispell ©
Kalispell is a city in, and the county seat of Flathead County, Montana, United States. You'll discover tucked-away gems like River Rafting & Tubing and Going-to-the-Sun Road. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kalispell: Zipline (in Coram), Hidden Lake (in West Glacier) and Whitefish (Depot Park & Adrenaline & Extreme Tours). There's still lots to do: appreciate the views at Logan Pass and admire the majestic nature at Lone Pine State Park.

To find where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Kalispell vacation trip planner.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Kalispell. In September in Kalispell, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 39°F at night. On the 4th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Kalispell

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Glacier National Park, West Glacier, Whitefish Depot
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Lone Pine State Park ©
Lone Pine State Park
Logan Pass ©
Logan Pass
Going-to-the-Sun Road ©
Going-to-the-Sun Road

2
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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 5th (Tue), buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, admire the striking features of Coit Tower, then explore the activities along San Francisco Bay, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Twin Peaks. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Wed): delve into the lush surroundings at Muir Woods National Monument.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read San Francisco trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Kalispell to San Francisco with the Route module. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Kalispell in September, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 57°F in San Francisco. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trip

Muir Woods National Monument
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San Francisco Bay ©
San Francisco Bay
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks
Ferry Building Marketplace ©
Ferry Building Marketplace

3
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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): make a trip to Olmsted Point, take a memorable drive along Tioga Pass, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias, then contemplate the waterfront views at Tenaya Lake, and then explore the striking landscape at El Capitan.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. Traveling from San Francisco in September, Yosemite National Park is little chillier at night with lows of 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Tioga Pass ©
Tioga Pass
Tenaya Lake ©
Tenaya Lake
Olmsted Point ©
Olmsted Point

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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.
Explore hidden gems such as Bright Angel Trail and South Kaibab Trail. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Rim Trail, appreciate the history behind Powell Point, get great views at Mather Point, and explore the stunning scenery at Inner Canyon.

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

You can do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight from Yosemite National Park to Grand Canyon National Park in 13 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 75°F in September, and nighttime lows around 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Powell Point ©
Powell Point
Inner Canyon ©
Inner Canyon

1
night
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Los Angeles in 7.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Los Angeles is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September, plan for a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Los Angeles: temperatures range from 86°F by day to 66°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Shopping
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The Grove ©
The Grove

1
night
San Diego

San Diego ©
Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
On the 14th (Thu), pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument, explore the different monuments and memorials at Fort Rosecrans Cemetery, and then admire all the interesting features of Petco Park.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our San Diego tour planner.

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to San Diego takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Los Angeles in September, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in San Diego: temperatures range from 80°F by day to 69°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in San Diego

Fun & Games Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Petco Park ©
Petco Park
Fort Rosecrans Cemetery ©
Fort Rosecrans Cemetery
Cabrillo National Monument ©
Cabrillo National Monument

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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Lamar Valley. On the 17th (Sun), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Grand Teton. And it doesn't end there: take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, explore the activities along Yellowstone Lake, and trek along Artist Point.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park vacation builder.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from San Diego to Yellowstone National Park takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Diego to Yellowstone National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Diego in September, expect nights in Yellowstone National Park to be much colder, around 33°F, while days are slightly colder, around 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Grand Teton
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Upper Geyser Basin ©
Upper Geyser Basin
Lamar Valley ©
Lamar Valley

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