22 days in Western US Itinerary

22 days in Western US Itinerary

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22 days in Western US Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly + Drive:  20​h 30​min
1
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  5​h 15​min
3
Glacier National Park
— 3 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + Drive:  7​h 45​min
4
Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  8​h 45​min
5
Flagstaff
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
6
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly:  17​h 30​min
End: Melbourne

3
nights
Yosemite National Park

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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, scenic drive, wildlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias, kick back and relax at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, and get engrossed in the history at Parsons Memorial.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park trip planning tool .

Melbourne, Australia to Yosemite National Park is an approximately 20.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight, subway, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 18 hours. Traveling from Melbourne in June, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be about the same, around 7°C, while days are much warmer, around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, museums, parks, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, get curious at Exploratorium, admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, and take a stroll through Fisherman's Wharf.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read San Francisco road trip website .

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect a bit cooler days and somewhat warmer nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Japanese Tea Garden ©
Japanese Tea Garden

3
nights
Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park ©
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.
Spend the 5th (Sun) exploring nature at Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Grinnell Glacier, trek along Iceberg Lake Trail, admire the sheer force of Virginia Falls, and cruise along Going-to-the-Sun Road.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Glacier National Park trip maker website .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from San Francisco to Glacier National Park in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from San Francisco to Glacier National Park due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in July: highs in Glacier National Park hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier
Iceberg Lake Trail ©
Iceberg Lake Trail

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.
When in Yellowstone National Park, make a side trip to see Grand Teton in Grand Teton National Park, approximately 1h 25 min away. On the 9th (Thu), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Mount Washburn. There's much more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, contemplate the waterfront views at Yellowstone Lake, witness a stunning natural landmark at Upper Geyser Basin, and admire the sheer force of Kepler Cascades.

Make your Yellowstone National Park itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by combination of taxi, flight, and car from Glacier National Park to Yellowstone National Park takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, Yellowstone National Park is slightly colder than Glacier National Park - with highs of 26°C and lows of 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Flagstaff.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Grand Teton
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Mount Washburn ©
Mount Washburn
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton

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nights
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Flagstaff side-trips: Grand Canyon National Park (Cape Royal, Bright Angel Trail, & more).

To find photos and more tourist information, read Flagstaff trip maker tool .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to Flagstaff in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July: high temperatures in Flagstaff hover around 32°C and lows are around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Flagstaff

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Grand Canyon National Park
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail

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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): find something for the whole family at Disneyland Park.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Los Angeles trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Flagstaff to Los Angeles takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Flagstaff to Los Angeles due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Los Angeles when traveling from Flagstaff in July, with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums

Side Trip

Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

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