21 days in Western US Itinerary

21 days in Western US Itinerary

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Los Angeles
— 1 night
Fly
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San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Bus to Reno, Fly to Jackson
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Grand Teton National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Yellowstone National Park
— 5 nights
Fly
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Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly
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Glacier National Park
— 4 nights
Fly

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): make an unforgettable trip to Disneyland Park and then see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory. Here are some ideas for day two: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Los Angeles travel itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Los Angeles. In August, daytime highs in Los Angeles are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

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San Francisco

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: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, and engage your brain at Exploratorium.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco day trip site.

You can fly from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in August; daily highs in San Francisco reach 73°F and lows reach 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums

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Yosemite National Park

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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, then take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome, then take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, and finally stroll through Panorama Trail. On the 20th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hike along Tuolumne Meadows, then explore the striking landscape at Lembert Dome, and then make a trip to Olmsted Point.

To see where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park trip planner.

You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. When traveling from San Francisco in August, plan for a bit warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 81°F by day to 43°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Fri) to allow time for travel to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

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Grand Teton National Park

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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Grand Teton. On your second day here, take in the pleasant sights at Potholes Turnout, then stroll through Cascade Canyon Trail, then explore the stunning scenery at Cascade Canyon, and finally take a memorable drive along 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Grand Teton National Park trip planner.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Yosemite National Park to Grand Teton National Park in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Traveling from Yosemite National Park to Grand Teton National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In August, daytime highs in Grand Teton National Park are 78°F, while nighttime lows are 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

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Yellowstone National Park

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 Grand Prismatic Spring, contemplate the waterfront views at Firehole River, and explore and take pictures at Firehole Lake Drive.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park online visit planner.

Getting from Grand Teton National Park to Yellowstone National Park by car takes about 1.5 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Grand Teton National Park in August: high temperatures in Yellowstone National Park hover around 70°F and lows are around 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

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Seattle

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 (Sat): observe the fascinating underwater world at Seattle Aquarium, take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, then explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally pick up some local products at Pike Place Market. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Sun): examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, then explore the world behind art at Seattle Art Museum, and then take in the waterfront at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Seattle itinerary app.

You can fly from Yellowstone National Park to Seattle in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and shuttle. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Seattle, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August, plan for a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Seattle: temperatures range from 80°F by day to 61°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums · Shopping · Parks · Neighborhoods

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Glacier National Park

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 1st (Tue), hike the day away at Highline Trail. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Grinnell Glacier, stroll through Iceberg Lake Trail, cruise along Going-to-the-Sun Road, and explore the activities along McDonald Creek.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Glacier National Park trip itinerary planning app.

Fly from Seattle to Glacier National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Seattle to Glacier National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Seattle in August, expect slightly colder with lows of 48°F in Glacier National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature