22 days in Western US Itinerary

22 days in Western US Itinerary

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Olympic National Park
— 3 nights
2
Las Vegas
— 1 night
3
Flagstaff
— 1 night
4
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
5
San Diego
— 2 nights
6
San Francisco
— 2 nights
7
West Glacier
— 3 nights
8
Grand Teton National Park
— 2 nights
9
Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights

3
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Olympic National Park

Olympic National Park ©
In Olympic National Park, ancient rainforests and ocean tidal pools at lower elevations contrast with wildflower-filled alpine meadows and snowcapped peaks.
Take a break from the city and head to Ruby Beach and Sol Duc Falls. Family-friendly places like Hurricane Ridge and Rialto Beach will thrill your kids. And it doesn't end there: delve into the lush surroundings at Olympic National Park, trek along Second Beach Trail, take in the dramatic scenery at Murhut Falls, and stroll through Kalaloch Beach Trail 4.

To see ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Olympic National Park trip itinerary planner.

Edinburgh, UK to Olympic National Park is an approximately 64-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from Edinburgh to Olympic National Park. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails
Highlights from your plan
Ruby Beach ©
Ruby Beach
Hurricane Ridge ©
Hurricane Ridge
Rialto Beach ©
Rialto Beach

1
night
Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
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 21st (Tue): take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, then get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, and then ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Las Vegas day trip planning tool.

Fly from Olympic National Park to Las Vegas in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Olympic National Park in July, expect Las Vegas to be warmer, temps between 47°C and 32°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can go by car to Flagstaff.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Neighborhoods · Shopping · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area ©
The Strip ©
The Strip

1
night
Flagstaff

Flagstaff ©
Sitting at an elevation of 2,135 m (7,000 ft) and just a short trip from the Grand Canyon and other natural wonders, the city of Flagstaff attracts outdoor enthusiasts from around the world.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): take in breathtaking views at Walnut Canyon National Monument and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Red Mountain Trail.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Flagstaff travel itinerary planner.

Drive from Las Vegas to Flagstaff in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a shuttle. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Las Vegas in July: high temperatures in Flagstaff hover around 32°C and lows are around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Flagstaff

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Walnut Canyon National Monument ©
Walnut Canyon National Monument

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): stroll through Venice Beach and Boardwalk, then make an unforgettable trip to Disneyland Park, and then look and learn at Griffith Observatory. On the 24th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Hollywood Walk of Fame, then find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood, then examine the collection at The Getty Center, and finally Head underground at Bronson Caves.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles road trip planning app.

You can fly from Flagstaff to Los Angeles in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Flagstaff to Los Angeles due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Flagstaff in July since evenings lows in Los Angeles dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

2
nights
San Diego

San Diego ©
Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
On the 25th (Sat), get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo, kick back and relax at La Jolla Cove, and then kick back and relax at Children's Pool. On the next day, stroll through Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve and then observe the fascinating underwater world at SeaWorld San Diego.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our San Diego online trip planner.

You can drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Los Angeles in July: highs in San Diego hover around 29°C, while lows dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo

2
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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): stroll through Marshall’s Beach, then snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, then visit Fisherman's Wharf, and finally step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, then take a peaceful walk through Muir Woods National Monument, and then get curious at Exploratorium.

To see ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from San Diego to San Francisco in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Diego in July, plan for a bit cooler nights in San Francisco, with lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel to West Glacier.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trip

Muir Woods National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

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nights
West Glacier

West Glacier ©
West Glacier is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in eastern Flathead County, Montana, United States. Take a break from the city and head to River Rafting & Tubing and Grinnell Glacier. Explore West Glacier's surroundings by going to Glacier National Park (Logan Pass, Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park, &more).

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the West Glacier tour itinerary builder website.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to West Glacier takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from San Francisco in July, expect nights in West Glacier to be slightly colder, around 11°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 34°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in West Glacier

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Glacier National Park
Highlights from your plan
Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier
River Rafting & Tubing
Iceberg Lake Trail ©
Iceberg Lake Trail

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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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier View Turnout, then take in the awesome beauty at Cathedral Group, then trek along Taggart Lake, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Grand Teton. Keep things going the next day: cruise along 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive, then cruise along Teton Park Road, then trek along Jenny Lake Trail, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Cascade Canyon Trail.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Grand Teton National Park trip planner.

Traveling by flight from West Glacier to Grand Teton National Park takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from West Glacier in July; daily highs in Grand Teton National Park reach 30°C and lows reach 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
Cascade Canyon Trail ©
Cascade Canyon Trail
Taggart Lake ©
Taggart Lake

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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.
Get in touch with nature at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Old Faithful. Bring the kids along to Grand Prismatic Spring and Mammoth Hot Springs. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Lamar Valley, take in the natural beauty of Upper Geyser Basin, take in the dramatic natural features at Lower Geyser Basin, and get to know the fascinating history of Uncle Tom's Trail.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park route planner.

Getting from Grand Teton National Park to Yellowstone National Park by car takes about 1.5 hours. In August, Yellowstone National Park is slightly colder than Grand Teton National Park - with highs of 24°C and lows of 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring

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