22 days in Western US Itinerary

22 days in Western US Itinerary

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22 days in Western US Itinerary

Start: Edinburgh
Fly + Drive:  19​h 30​min
1
Olympic National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
2
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Flagstaff
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
San Diego
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
7
West Glacier
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
8
Grand Teton National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
9
Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: Edinburgh

3
nights
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.
We've included these beaches for you: Ruby Beach and Rialto Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Hurricane Ridge and Sol Duc Falls. There's lots more to do: delve into the lush surroundings at Olympic National Park, admire the sheer force of Murhut Falls, trek along Kalaloch Beach Trail 4, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Second Beach Trail.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Olympic National Park travel route planning website .

Edinburgh, UK to Olympic National Park is an approximately 19.5-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from Edinburgh to Olympic National Park. In July, daily temperatures in Olympic National Park can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 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): admire the majestic nature at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, then make a trip to The Strip, and then don't miss a visit to Fountains of Bellagio.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Las Vegas travel route builder site .

Fly from Olympic National Park to Las Vegas in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Olympic National Park in July, with highs in Las Vegas at 47°C and lows at 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can drive to Flagstaff.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
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 striking landscape of Red Mountain Trail.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Flagstaff trip builder website .

You can drive from Las Vegas to Flagstaff in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Flagstaff. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Las Vegas in July; daily highs in Flagstaff reach 32°C and lows reach 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to 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): kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, then discover the magic at Disneyland Park, and then see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame, find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood, then see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Bronson Caves.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip builder .

Getting from Flagstaff to Los Angeles by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Flagstaff to Los Angeles, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Flagstaff in July, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 22°C in Los Angeles. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to 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
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk

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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo, kick back and relax at La Jolla Cove, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Children's Pool. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve and then try out the rides at SeaWorld San Diego.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our San Diego vacation builder .

You can drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Los Angeles in July, you will find days in San Diego are little chillier (29°C), and nights are about the same (23°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough 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
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
SeaWorld San Diego ©
SeaWorld San Diego

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): kick back and relax at Marshall’s Beach, steep yourself in history at Golden Gate Bridge, then take in the pleasant sights at Fisherman's Wharf, and finally explore the wealth of natural beauty at Alcatraz Island. Here are some ideas for day two: take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, then delve into the lush surroundings at Muir Woods National Monument, and then engage your brain at Exploratorium.

To find where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco trip planner .

Fly from San Diego to San Francisco in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect slightly colder evenings in San Francisco when traveling from San Diego in July, with lows around 16°C. Cap off 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

3
nights
West Glacier

West Glacier ©
West Glacier is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in eastern Flathead County, Montana, United States. Escape the urban bustle at Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park and Iceberg Lake Trail. Venture out of the city with trips to Glacier National Park (Logan Pass, St.Mary Falls, & more). It doesn't end there: let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the West Glacier online trip itinerary planner .

Getting from San Francisco to West Glacier by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from San Francisco to West Glacier. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in July: highs in West Glacier hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) to allow 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

2
nights
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.
On the 1st (Sat), take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier View Turnout, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cathedral Group, then hike along Taggart Lake, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Grand Teton. Keep things going the next day: take a memorable drive along 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive, then take a memorable drive along Teton Park Road, then stroll through Jenny Lake Trail, and finally hike along Cascade Canyon Trail.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Grand Teton National Park visit planner.

Fly from West Glacier to Grand Teton National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. Traveling from West Glacier in July, things will get little chillier in Grand Teton National Park: highs are around 30°C and lows about 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

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

4
nights
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.
Visiting Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Old Faithful will get you outdoors. There's lots more to do: admire all the interesting features of Artist Point, take in the dramatic natural features at Natural Bridge Trail, witness a stunning natural landmark at Beehive Geyser, and take a memorable drive along Lamar Valley.

To find more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park route planner .

Traveling by car from Grand Teton National Park to Yellowstone National Park takes 1.5 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Grand Teton National Park in August, with highs in Yellowstone National Park at 24°C and lows at 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Artist Point ©
Artist Point
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful

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