21 days in Western US Itinerary

21 days in Western US Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Western US trip maker

Make it your trip
Fly
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Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Grand Teton National Park
— 1 night
Fly to Flagstaff, Bus to Maswik Lodge
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly
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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
— 3 nights
Fly
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Seattle
— 1 night
Fly
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Glacier National Park
— 3 nights
Fly

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Yellowstone National Park

— 3 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 breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, take in the natural beauty of Upper Geyser Basin, look for all kinds of wild species at Hayden Valley, and trek along Observation Point Trail.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary maker.

Cincinnati to Yellowstone National Park is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Cincinnati to Yellowstone National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Cincinnati in August, you will find days in Yellowstone National Park are a bit cooler (70°F), and nights are cooler (38°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can go by car to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Grand Teton.

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You can drive from Yellowstone National Park to Grand Teton National Park in 1.5 hours. While traveling from Yellowstone National Park, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Grand Teton National Park, ranging from highs of 78°F to lows of 43°F. On the 6th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks · Wildlife · Nature
Highlights from your trip

Grand Canyon National Park

— 3 nights
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Grand Canyon National Park is known for nature, trails, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, get great views at Hopi Point, go for a walk through Pipe Creek Vista, and trek along Rim Trail.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park sightseeing planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Grand Teton National Park to Grand Canyon National Park takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Grand Teton National Park in August since evenings lows in Grand Canyon National Park dip to 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Las Vegas

— 2 nights

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
On the 10th (Tue), enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck, then admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, then admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip. On your second day here, immerse yourself in nature at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, then try your luck at Casino At The Venetian, then enjoy breathtaking views from High Roller, and finally get your game on at The Roller Coaster.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Las Vegas road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August, things will get much hotter in Las Vegas: highs are around 101°F and lows about 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Shopping

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.
On the 12th (Thu), examine the collection at The Getty Center, take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, get a new perspective on nature at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, then Head underground at Bronson Caves, and finally see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles sightseeing planner.

Getting from Las Vegas to Los Angeles by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Las Vegas in August, with highs in Los Angeles at 84°F and lows at 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

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: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, make a trip to Olmsted Point, contemplate the waterfront views at Tenaya Lake, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Tuolumne Meadows.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Yosemite National Park holiday planner.

Drive from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park in 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 August, with lows around 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

San Francisco

— 3 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, admire the striking features of Coit Tower, get curious at Exploratorium, and don't miss a visit to Lombard Street.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read San Francisco route planner.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect slightly colder days and a bit warmer nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 73°F to lows of 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Seattle.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

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 19th (Thu), see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, shop like a local with Pike Place Market, then explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally walk around Waterfall Garden Park.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Seattle trip maker website.

You can fly from San Francisco to Seattle in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from San Francisco, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Seattle, ranging from highs of 80°F to lows of 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Parks

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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): explore the activities along McDonald Creek and then stroll around Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park. Here are some ideas for day two: get great views at Jackson Glacier Overlook, admire the sheer force of Virginia Falls, then hike along Highline Trail, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Iceberg Lake Trail.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Glacier National Park trip planner.

Fly from Seattle to Glacier National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Seattle to Glacier National Park is 1 hour. Expect little chillier evenings in Glacier National Park when traveling from Seattle in August, with lows around 48°F. On the 22nd (Sun), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails