20 days in Western US Itinerary

20 days in Western US Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Western US trip itinerary planner

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Glacier National Park
— 4 nights
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San Francisco
— 3 nights
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Yellowstone National Park
— 5 nights
Fly to Flagstaff, Bus to Maswik Lodge
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Bus to Flagstaff Amtrak, Fly to Seattle
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Seattle
— 3 nights
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Glacier National Park

— 4 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.
Spend the 15th (Wed) exploring nature at Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park. And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at Grinnell Glacier, explore the activities along McDonald Creek, tour the pleasant surroundings at Highline Trail, and take a memorable drive along Going-to-the-Sun Road.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Glacier National Park itinerary site.

Memphis to Glacier National Park is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Memphis to Glacier National Park is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Memphis in July, you will find days in Glacier National Park are little chillier (85°F), and nights are cooler (49°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

San Francisco

— 3 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Family-friendly places like Alcatraz Island and Japanese Tea Garden will thrill your kids. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Golden Gate Bridge, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, stroll around Crissy Field, and cast your line with a fishing tour.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read San Francisco trip planner.

Fly from Glacier National Park to San Francisco in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Glacier National Park to San Francisco is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Glacier National Park in July, expect nights in San Francisco to be a bit warmer, around 57°F, while days are slightly colder, around 73°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums

Yellowstone National Park

— 5 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.
Kids will enjoy Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Osprey Falls Trail. There's lots more to do: take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, head outdoors with Morning Glory Pool, explore the activities along Lake Butte Overlook, and stroll through Observation Point Trail.

To find photos and tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from San Francisco to Yellowstone National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of subway, train, bus, and car. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from San Francisco in July since evenings lows in Yellowstone National Park dip to 39°F. On the 25th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

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.
On the 26th (Sun), go for a walk through Pipe Creek Vista, then hike along South Kaibab Trail, then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and finally see the interesting displays at Yavapai Geology Museum. On the next day, see the world from above with a helicopter tour and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Rim Trail.

For maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park road trip planning tool.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Yellowstone National Park to Grand Canyon National Park takes 12 hours. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July, expect Grand Canyon National Park to be somewhat warmer, temps between 84°F and 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Tours

Seattle

— 3 nights

Emerald City

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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Seattle Aquarium, pick up some local products at Pike Place Market, then enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle, and finally explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Woodland Park Zoo, then see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Alki Beach.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Seattle online holiday planner.

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Seattle by combination of bus and flight takes about 10.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in July: highs in Seattle hover around 79°F, while lows dip to 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums · Shopping