22 days in Western US Itinerary

22 days in Western US Itinerary

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Fly to Flagstaff, Bus to Grand Canyon
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
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San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly
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Glacier National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
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Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
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Jackson Hole
— 3 nights
Fly

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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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Canyon Trail Rides and Yaki Point. Bring the kids along to Grand Canyon South Rim and Yavapai Point. There's still lots to do: pause for some photo ops at Powell Point, make a trip to Moran Point, stroll around Indian Garden, and get great views at Maricopa Point.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park sightseeing planner.

New York City to Grand Canyon National Park is an approximately 13-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from New York City to Grand Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. Plan for much colder nights when traveling from New York City in July since evenings lows in Grand Canyon National Park dip to 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

4
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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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Glacier Point and Vernal Fall. Step off the beaten path and head to El Capitan and Nature Center at Happy Isles. There's much more to do: explore and take pictures at Tioga Pass, cast your line with a fishing tour, take in the dramatic natural features at Cloud's Rest, and make a trip to Yosemite Village.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park trip planner.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Yosemite National Park when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in July, with lows around 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, then look for all kinds of wild species at Marin Headlands, and then hike along Lands End. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, see the interesting displays at Musee Mecanique, and then contemplate the waterfront views at San Francisco Bay.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read San Francisco travel route builder.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect little chillier days and somewhat warmer nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 73°F to lows of 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trip

4
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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Going-to-the-Sun Road and Swiftcurrent Falls. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Virginia Falls, get to know the fascinating history of Garden Wall, admire the verdant scenery at Logan Pass, and explore the activities along Iceberg Lake.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Glacier National Park trip itinerary app.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Glacier National Park takes 5 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 San Francisco to Glacier National Park. Traveling from San Francisco in July, expect nights in Glacier National Park to be little chillier, around 49°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 85°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

4
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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.
Family-friendly places like Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Morning Glory Pool will thrill your kids. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Old Faithful and Monument Geyser Basin. Next up on the itinerary: take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring, take in the dramatic natural features at Beryl Spring, get to know the fascinating history of Uncle Tom's Trail, and take a memorable drive along Firehole Lake Drive.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park trip planner.

Getting from Glacier National Park to Yellowstone National Park by car takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of car, bus, and taxi. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Glacier National Park in July; daily highs in Yellowstone National Park reach 73°F and lows reach 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to drive to Jackson Hole.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

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Jackson Hole

The Jackson Hole valley is approximately 97 km (60 mi) long and 24 km (15 mi) wide, encompassing the town of Jackson, Teton Village, and the northern section of Grand Teton National Park.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Barker-Ewing Whitewater and Backcountry Safaris. Bring the kids along to Bridger Gondola and Jackson Hole Shootout. Get out of town with these interesting Jackson Hole side-trips: Grand Teton National Park (Cascade Canyon & Inspiration Point) and Moose (Chapel of the Sacred Heart & Snake River Overlook). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Wild By Nature Gallery, view the masterpieces at Thal Glass Studio, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Oxbow Bend.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Jackson Hole trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from Yellowstone National Park to Jackson Hole takes 2.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July: highs in Jackson Hole hover around 79°F, while lows dip to 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Jackson Hole

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Tours

Side Trip