21 days in Western US Itinerary

21 days in Western US Itinerary

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21 days in Western US Itinerary

Start: Milan
Fly:  15​h 45​min
1
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
2
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  8​h 30​min
3
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
West Glacier
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  6​h 45​min
5
Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Grand Teton National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  15​h 45​min
End: Milan

3
nights
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Disneyland Park and The Grove. Explore hidden gems such as The Wizarding World of Harry Potter and La Brea Tar Pits and Museum. Take a break from Los Angeles with a short trip to Disney California Adventure Park in Anaheim, about 38 minutes away. It doesn't end there: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood and look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Los Angeles online tour planner .

Milan, Italy to Los Angeles is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Milan to Los Angeles. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Anaheim
Highlights from your plan
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park

3
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 Rim Trail. Get in touch with nature at Grand Canyon South Rim and Powell Point. There's still lots to do: hike along South Kaibab Trail, take a memorable drive along East Rim Drive, take some stellar pictures from Yaki Point, and take in panoramic vistas at Yavapai Point.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park trip planner .

You can drive from Los Angeles to Grand Canyon National Park in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Los Angeles to Grand Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Los Angeles in August, plan for slightly colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park, with lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Muir Woods National Monument and Marin Headlands. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Ferry Building Marketplace and Golden Gate Fortune Cookies Co. The adventure continues: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, pause for some photo ops at Coit Tower, hike along Lands End, and examine the collection at Cable Car Museum.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco online trip builder .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to San Francisco in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to San Francisco. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August, plan for a bit cooler days and a bit warmer nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel to West Glacier.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Marin Headlands, Muir Woods National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Marin Headlands ©
Marin Headlands
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument

3
nights
West Glacier

West Glacier is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in eastern Flathead County, Montana, United States. Explore hidden gems such as River Rafting & Tubing and The Whitefish Trail. Take a break from the city and head to Grinnell Glacier and Highline Trail. Get out of town with these interesting West Glacier side-trips: Swan River Nature Trail (in Bigfork) and Glacier National Park (Goat Lick Overlook, Jackson Glacier Overlook, & more). It doesn't end there: look for gifts at Willow's HuckleberryLand.

To see photos and more tourist information, read our West Glacier trip planning website .

Fly from San Francisco to West Glacier in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference when traveling from San Francisco to West Glacier is 1 hour. While traveling from San Francisco, expect a bit warmer days and a bit cooler nights in West Glacier, ranging from highs of 33°C to lows of 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in West Glacier

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Glacier National Park, The Whitefish Trail, Swan River Nature Trail, Willow's HuckleberryLand
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier
Virginia Falls ©
Virginia Falls

4
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Upper Geyser Basin. Step out of the city life by going to Old Faithful and Artist Point. There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at Lower Geyser Basin, take in the natural beauty of Castle Geyser, look for all kinds of wild species at Lamar Valley, and stop by Fishing Bridge General Store.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park travel tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from West Glacier to Yellowstone National Park takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, bus, shuttle, and car. Traveling from West Glacier in August, expect Yellowstone National Park to be little chillier, temps between 24°C and 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Lamar Valley ©
Lamar Valley
Artist Point ©
Artist Point

2
nights
Grand Teton National Park

Grand Teton National Park ©
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 20th (Thu): cruise along 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive, then explore the striking landscape of Elk Ranch Flats Turnout, Grand Teton National Park, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Grand Teton. Here are some ideas for day two: trek along Cascade Canyon Trail, take in the dramatic scenery at Hidden Falls, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cathedral Group, then contemplate the waterfront views at Teton Point Turnout, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier View Turnout.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Grand Teton National Park travel route tool .

You can drive from Yellowstone National Park to Grand Teton National Park in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August, expect nights in Grand Teton National Park to be about the same, around 7°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
Cascade Canyon Trail ©
Cascade Canyon Trail
Teton Point Turnout ©
Teton Point Turnout

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