21 days in Western US Itinerary

21 days in Western US Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Western US trip itinerary planner

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Los Angeles
Drive
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Las Vegas
— 1 night
Fly
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Glacier National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
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Grand Teton National Park
— 2 nights
Fly
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San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
Drive

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Los Angeles

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 6th (Sun), tour the pleasant surroundings at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and then enjoy the sand and surf at Will Rogers State Beach.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip itinerary tool.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Los Angeles. In September, daily temperatures in Los Angeles can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

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.
Get outdoors at Grand Canyon South Rim and Rim Trail. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Bright Angel Trail, get great views at Yaki Point, don't miss a visit to Pipe Creek Vista, and hike along South Kaibab Trail.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park online vacation maker.

You can drive from Los Angeles to Grand Canyon National Park in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Los Angeles to Grand Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Los Angeles, expect slightly colder days and colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of 75°F to lows of 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can go by car to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Las Vegas

— 1 night

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Fountains of Bellagio, admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and then take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas online itinerary maker.

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. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September: highs in Las Vegas hover around 93°F, while lows dip to 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Nature

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.
Visiting Grinnell Glacier and Iceberg Lake Trail will get you outdoors. And it doesn't end there: admire the sheer force of Virginia Falls, stroll through Highline Trail, explore the activities along Swiftcurrent Falls, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Glacier National Park trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to Glacier National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Glacier National Park. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Las Vegas in September: high temperatures in Glacier National Park hover around 70°F and lows are around 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Old Faithful and Lower Geyser Basin. There's still lots to do: witness a stunning natural landmark at Lone Star Geyser, admire the sheer force of Gibbon Falls, identify plant and animal life at Grand Loop Road, and take a memorable drive along Firehole Canyon Drive.

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You can drive from Glacier National Park to Yellowstone National Park in 8.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of car, bus, and taxi. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Glacier National Park in September: high temperatures in Yellowstone National Park hover around 60°F and lows are around 33°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can go by car to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Grand Teton National Park

— 2 nights

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 18th (Fri): stroll through Amphitheater Lake and then trek along Cascade Canyon Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: trek along Menor's Ferry Historical Trail, look for all kinds of wild species at Grand Teton, and then take a memorable drive along 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Grand Teton National Park route planning tool.

Drive from Yellowstone National Park to Grand Teton National Park in 1.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in September: highs in Grand Teton National Park hover around 68°F, while lows dip to 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · 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.
On the 20th (Sun), take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, then step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, and then shop like a local with Union Square. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Fort Funston National Park, take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Marshall’s Beach.

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

Traveling by flight from Grand Teton National Park to San Francisco takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Teton National Park to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Grand Teton National Park in September, expect San Francisco to be a bit warmer, temps between 76°F and 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches

Yosemite National Park

— 5 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.
Get outdoors at Glacier Point and Panorama Trail. There's lots more to do: cruise along Tioga Pass, take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome, don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, and admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall.

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Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in September, Yosemite National Park is colder at night with lows of 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails