27 days in Western US Itinerary

27 days in Western US Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
2
Glacier National Park
— 4 nights
3
Yellowstone National Park
— 6 nights
4
Santa Fe
— 2 nights
5
Moab
— 4 nights
6
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
7
Sedona
— 2 nights

5
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 Vernal Fall. Kids will appreciate attractions like El Capitan and Tioga Pass. The adventure continues: make a trip to Olmsted Point, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Swinging Bridge Picnic Area Yosemite National Park CA, take in the dramatic natural features at Lembert Dome, and take some stellar pictures from Yosemite, Tunnel View.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park vacation app.

Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park is an approximately 12-hour bus ride. Plan for colder nights when traveling from Los Angeles in July since evenings lows in Yosemite National Park dip to 46°F. You will have some time to spend on the 2nd (Sun) before leaving for Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail
El Capitan ©
El Capitan
Taft Point ©
Taft Point

4
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Logan Pass and Grinnell Glacier. Step out of the city life by going to Avalanche Lake and Swiftcurrent Falls. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Virginia Falls, take some stellar pictures from Jackson Glacier Overlook, hike along Iceberg Lake Trail, and contemplate the waterfront views at McDonald Creek.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Glacier National Park road trip planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Yosemite National Park to Glacier National Park in 10.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Yosemite National Park to Glacier National Park. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in August, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

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

6
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.
Uncle Tom's Trail and S Rim Trail will appeal to history buffs. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at West Thumb Geyser Basin and Castle Geyser. There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape of Mount Washburn, witness a stunning natural landmark at Aurum Geyser, contemplate the geological forces at Monument Geyser Basin, and stroll through Osprey Falls Trail.

Plan trip to Yellowstone National Park with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by car from Glacier National Park to Yellowstone National Park takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car, bus, and taxi. Traveling from Glacier National Park in August, expect Yellowstone National Park to be slightly colder, temps between 70°F and 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Mount Washburn ©
Mount Washburn
S Rim Trail ©
S Rim Trail

2
nights
Santa Fe

Santa Fe ©
Santa Fe continuously ranks among the world's top holiday destinations, attracting visitors with its unusual combination of scenic beauty, rich history, cultural diversity, and high concentration of performing arts venues, fine restaurants, and interesting attractions.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, then get to know the fascinating history of Canyon Road, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Loretto Chapel. On the 14th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Meow Wolf, then explore the world behind art at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, and then contemplate the long history of Santa Fe Plaza.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Santa Fe tour itinerary planning site.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to Santa Fe takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, shuttle, taxi, and train. In August, Santa Fe is a bit warmer than Yellowstone National Park - with highs of 84°F and lows of 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel to Moab.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Canyon Road ©
Canyon Road
Loretto Chapel ©
Loretto Chapel

4
nights
Moab

Moab ©
The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Get in touch with nature at Off-Road Tours and Delicate Arch. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Climbing Tours and Off-Road & ATV Trails. And it doesn't end there: skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and admire the majestic nature at Dead Horse Point State Park.

For other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Moab tour itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Santa Fe to Moab in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. In August, Moab is a bit warmer than Santa Fe - with highs of 92°F and lows of 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Delicate Arch
Highlights from your plan
Delicate Arch ©
Delicate Arch
Climbing Tours
Off-Road & ATV Trails

3
nights
Grand Canyon National Park

The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Kids will enjoy Grand Canyon South Rim and Rim Trail. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at South Kaibab Trail and Off-Road Tours. On the 20th (Thu), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's still lots to do: explore the stunning scenery at Yavapai Point.

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You can drive from Moab to Grand Canyon National Park in 5.5 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Moab in August, with highs in Grand Canyon National Park at 80°F and lows at 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Sedona.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Off-Road Tours
Highlights from your plan
Off-Road Tours
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

2
nights
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): take a memorable drive along Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179), then immerse yourself in nature at Slide Rock State Park, and then explore the stunning scenery at Oak Creek Canyon. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape at Cathedral Rock, explore the striking landscape at Bell Rock, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Sedona trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Sedona takes 2.5 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August: high temperatures in Sedona hover around 89°F and lows are around 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sedona

Nature · Parks · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Slide Rock State Park ©
Slide Rock State Park
Cathedral Rock ©
Cathedral Rock
Oak Creek Canyon ©
Oak Creek Canyon

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