20 days in Western US Itinerary

20 days in Western US Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Western US trip planner

Make it your trip
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Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
Fly to Flagstaff, Bus to Grand Canyon National Park
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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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Seattle
— 1 night
Fly
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Glacier National Park
— 3 nights
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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.
Escape the urban bustle at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Old Faithful. There's still lots to do: head outdoors with Morning Glory Pool, take in the natural beauty of Upper Geyser Basin, tour the pleasant surroundings at S Rim Trail, and trek along Natural Bridge Trail.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park trip website.

Mumbai, India to Yellowstone National Park is an approximately 27-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Mumbai to Yellowstone National Park is minus 12.5 hours. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Mumbai in July: highs in Yellowstone National Park hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) 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.
Get in touch with nature at Grand Canyon South Rim and Tonto Trail. There's much more to do: hike along South Kaibab Trail, stroll through Bright Angel Trail, take in breathtaking views at Yavapai Point, and get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park online vacation builder.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Yellowstone National Park to Grand Canyon National Park takes 13 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and bus; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July; daily highs in Grand Canyon National Park reach 34°C and lows reach 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Tours

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 9th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Santa Monica State Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and then take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: find something for the whole family at Disneyland Park and then shop like a local with The Grove.

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You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Los Angeles in 8 hours. Another option is to fly. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Los Angeles due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in July, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 22°C in Los Angeles. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Beaches · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Glacier Point and Nevada Falls Loop. And it doesn't end there: hike along Panorama Trail, explore the striking landscape at Taft Point, take a memorable drive along Tioga Pass, and take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park trip maker website.

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Expect cooler evenings in Yosemite National Park when traveling from Los Angeles in July, with lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · 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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): wander the streets of Union Square, then hunt for treasures at Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, then don't miss a visit to Golden Gate Bridge, and finally take a stroll around Civic Center. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at SS Jeremiah O'Brien, explore the striking landscape of Alcatraz Island, then take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and finally browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco journey planning app.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, plan for little chillier days in San Francisco, with highs around 26°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Nature

Seattle

— 1 night

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.
On the 16th (Thu), stop by Elliott Bay Book Company, pick up some local products at Pike Place Market, then get a taste of the local shopping with Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally make a trip to Space Needle.

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

You can fly from San Francisco to Seattle in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in July, you will find days in Seattle are a bit warmer (30°C), and nights are about the same (18°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping · Neighborhoods · 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.
On the 17th (Fri), explore the activities along McDonald Creek and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park. On the next day, explore the striking landscape at Grinnell Glacier, hike along Highline Trail, and then trek along Iceberg Lake Trail.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Glacier National Park trip planner.

Getting from Seattle to Glacier National Park by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Seattle to Glacier National Park due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Seattle in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Glacier National Park, with highs around 34°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around 11°C. On the 19th (Sun), you're off to home.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails