24 days in Western US Itinerary

24 days in Western US Itinerary

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24 days in Western US Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  10​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
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6​h
5
Zion National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
6
Moab
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
7
Flagstaff
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Newark

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.
Get in touch with nature at Glacier Point and Mariposa Grove. Step off the beaten path and head to Yosemite, Tunnel View and Tioga Pass. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls, take some stellar pictures from Washburn Point, take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome, and make a trip to Olmsted Point.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park road trip planner .

Newark to Yosemite National Park is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Newark to Yosemite National Park due to the time zone difference. Expect much colder evenings in Yosemite National Park when traveling from Newark in July, with lows around 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Yosemite Falls ©
Yosemite Falls
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get in touch with nature at Alcatraz Island and Muir Woods National Monument. Museum-lovers will get to explore Exploratorium and USS Pampanito. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Golden Gate Bridge, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, and see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

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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. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, plan for slightly colder 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 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Muir Woods National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument
Ferry Building Marketplace ©
Ferry Building Marketplace

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Going-to-the-Sun Road and Logan Pass. Visiting Avalanche Lake and Grinnell Glacier will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape of Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park, take in the dramatic scenery at Silver Staircase Falls, and explore the striking landscape at Jackson Glacier Overlook.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Glacier National Park trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from San Francisco to Glacier National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can 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 a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in July: highs in Glacier National Park hover around 85°F, while lows dip to 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Nature Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Logan Pass ©
Logan Pass
Going-to-the-Sun Road ©
Going-to-the-Sun Road
Avalanche Lake ©
Avalanche Lake

3
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Upper Geyser Basin. Visiting Old Faithful and Artist Point will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Yellowstone National Park: Horseback Riding Tours (in Gardiner) and Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center (in West Yellowstone). Next up on the itinerary: take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring, explore the striking landscape at Natural Bridge Trail, cruise along Grand Loop Road, and don't miss a visit to Roosevelt Arch.

For maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park day trip site .

Traveling by combination of taxi, flight, and car from Glacier National Park to Yellowstone National Park takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect little chillier 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 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Horseback Riding Tours, Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Grand Loop Road ©
Grand Loop Road
Artist Point ©
Artist Point

3
nights
Zion National Park

Zion National Park ©
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like The Narrows and Zion's Main Canyon. Get in touch with nature at Zion National Park and Zion Shuttle. There's more to do: admire all the interesting features of Zion Canyon Scenic Drive and hike along Angel's Landing.

To find where to stay and more tourist information, use the Zion National Park online tour planner .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to Zion National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and taxi; or drive. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July, you will find days in Zion National Park are warmer (94°F), and nights are a bit warmer (59°F). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Moab.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
The Narrows ©
The Narrows
Zion National Park ©
Zion National Park
Angel's Landing ©
Angel's Landing

3
nights
Moab

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Canyonlands National Park and River Rafting & Tubing. Escape the urban bustle at Delicate Arch and Mesa Arch. There's still lots to do: get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour and scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Moab online road trip planner .

Drive from Zion National Park to Moab in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of taxi, flight, and car. Traveling from Zion National Park in July, plan for a bit warmer nights in Moab, with lows around 67°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can go by car to Flagstaff.

Things to do in Moab

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Mesa Arch, Delicate Arch
Highlights from your plan
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Canyonlands National Park ©
Canyonlands National Park
Delicate Arch ©
Delicate Arch

4
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Grand Canyon South Rim and Bell Rock. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Cathedral Rock and Bearizona Wildlife Park. Step out of Flagstaff with an excursion to Bright Angel Point in Grand Canyon National Park--about 1h 55 min away. There's more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Walnut Canyon National Monument and explore the fascinating landscape at Painted Desert.

To see more things to do and other tourist information, you can read our Flagstaff travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Moab to Flagstaff takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle; or do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Moab in July, expect Flagstaff to be a bit cooler, temps between 81°F and 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Flagstaff

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Grand Canyon National Park, Sedona, Bearizona Wildlife Park, Painted Desert
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Cathedral Rock ©
Cathedral Rock
Walnut Canyon National Monument ©
Walnut Canyon National Monument

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