22 days in Western US Itinerary

22 days in Western US Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Western US attractions planner

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Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
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Seattle
— 3 nights
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West Glacier
— 2 nights
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San Francisco
— 3 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
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Los Angeles
— 3 nights
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Buena Vista
— 2 nights
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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.
Kids will enjoy Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Hayden Valley. Change things up with a short trip to Grand Teton in Grand Teton National Park (about 1h 25 min away). There's still lots to do: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Washburn, explore the activities along Yellowstone Lake, witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful, and get outside with Morning Glory Pool.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park online trip builder.

Cleveland to Yellowstone National Park is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Cleveland to Yellowstone National Park due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Cleveland in July, plan for slightly colder days and much colder nights in Yellowstone National Park: temperatures range from 73°F by day to 39°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Seattle.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

Seattle

— 3 nights

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.
Kids will enjoy Space Needle and Seattle Aquarium. There's lots more to do: take in the exciting artwork at Chihuly Garden and Glass, take in the waterfront at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, admire the masterpieces at Seattle Art Museum, and take a stroll through Pike Place Market.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Seattle online route builder.

Traveling by flight from Yellowstone National Park to Seattle takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and train. 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 July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Seattle, with highs around 79°F, while nights are much warmer with lows around 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to West Glacier.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Shopping

West Glacier

— 2 nights
West Glacier is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in eastern Flathead County, Montana, United States. Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): hike along Iceberg Lake Trail and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour. On the next day, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Glacier National Park.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read West Glacier trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Seattle to West Glacier takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Seattle to West Glacier due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Seattle in July: highs in West Glacier hover around 85°F, while lows dip to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to fly to San Francisco.

Things to do in West Glacier

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Adventure

Side Trip

San Francisco

— 3 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Attractions like Golden Gate Bridge and Fisherman's Wharf make great kid-friendly stops. There's much more to do: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, get curious at Exploratorium, go for a walk through Lombard Street, and admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden.

To see photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco itinerary planning website.

You can fly from West Glacier to San Francisco in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from West Glacier to San Francisco is minus 1 hour. When traveling from West Glacier in July, plan for little chillier days in San Francisco, with highs around 73°F, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Yosemite National Park

— 4 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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Glacier Point and Tioga Pass. On the 15th (Fri), spend a scenic day exploring the area around Half Dome. The adventure continues: trek along Tuolumne Meadows, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, stroll through Nature Center at Happy Isles, and make a trip to Olmsted Point.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Yosemite National Park road trip planning tool.

Getting from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 4 hours. When traveling from San Francisco in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 83°F, while nights are little chillier with lows around 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Los Angeles

— 3 nights

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Disneyland Park and Santa Monica Pier. Go for a jaunt from Los Angeles to Anaheim to see Disney California Adventure Park about 38 minutes away. Pack the 19th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at The Getty Center and kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles day trip planning website.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles in 6 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Los Angeles, with lows of 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Beaches · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Buena Vista

— 2 nights
The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. On the 21st (Thu), see a world frozen in time at Winfield and then see Off-Road Tours. On your second day here, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

For traveler tips and tourist information, you can read our Buena Vista trip itinerary site.

You can fly from Los Angeles to Buena Vista in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Los Angeles to Buena Vista, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Los Angeles in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Buena Vista, with lows of 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Buena Vista

Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Adventure