28 days in Bear Lake & Western US Itinerary

28 days in Bear Lake & Western US Itinerary

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28 days in Bear Lake & Western US Itinerary

Start: Erfurt
Fly + Drive:  27​h
1
Bear Lake
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  10​h 30​min
2
Sedona
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Lake Powell
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
5
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
6
Moab
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 30​min
7
Grand Teton National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
8
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 45​min
9
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
10
South Lake Tahoe
— 2 nights
+2
bus + foot + bus:  6​h 15​min
11
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
12
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
13
San Diego
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  5​h 30​min
14
Zion National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
15
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly:  19​h 45​min
End: Erfurt

1
night
Bear Lake

Bear Lake ©
Bear Lake is a village in Manistee County of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): head outdoors with Mountain Ridge Course. On your second day here, stop by Dublin General Store LTD and then head outdoors with Chippewa Landing.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Bear Lake trip itinerary planner.

Erfurt, Germany to Bear Lake is an approximately 27-hour flight. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Erfurt to Bear Lake due to the time zone difference. In July, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel to Sedona.

Things to do in Bear Lake

Outdoors Shopping

Side Trips

Mountain Ridge Course, Dublin General Store LTD, Chippewa Landing
Highlights from your plan
Chippewa Landing ©
Chippewa Landing

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nights
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): explore the striking landscape at Cathedral Rock and then trek along Oak Creek Canyon. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the majestic nature at Slide Rock State Park, then cruise along Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179), and then explore the striking landscape at Bell Rock.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Sedona trip itinerary maker site .

Explore your travel options from Bear Lake to Sedona with the Route module. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Bear Lake in July; daily highs in Sedona reach 39°C and lows reach 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Nature Scenic Drive
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Rock ©
Cathedral Rock
Oak Creek Canyon ©
Oak Creek Canyon
Bell Rock ©
Bell Rock

2
nights
Grand Canyon National Park

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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): cruise along East Rim Drive, then take in panoramic vistas at Desert View Watchtower, and then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Sat): hike along Rim Trail and then take some stellar pictures from Mather Point.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park visit app .

Getting from Sedona to Grand Canyon National Park by car takes about 2.5 hours. Traveling from Sedona in July, expect Grand Canyon National Park to be a bit cooler, temps between 34°C and 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel to Lake Powell.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Grandview Point ©
Grandview Point
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim

1
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Lake Powell

Lake Powell
Lake Powell serves as the playground for the town of Page, drawing nearly three million visitors annually.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): explore the stunning scenery at Ticaboo Canyon and then hike along Rainbow Bridge Trail.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Lake Powell trip planner .

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Lake Powell takes 7 hours. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in July, plan for a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Lake Powell: temperatures range from 43°C by day to 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Lake Powell

Parks Trails Nature

1
night
Bryce Canyon National Park

Bryce Canyon National Park ©
You can find hoodoos--rock pillars formed by erosion--all around the world, but those of Bryce Canyon National Park remain the standard bearers thanks to their bright red color, tall stature, and arrangement in large amphitheaters.
On the 22nd (Mon), look for gifts at Ruby's Inn Canyon Rock Shop, trek along Navajo Loop Trail, then take in breathtaking views at Sunset Point, and finally stroll through Navajo/Queens Garden Loop.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Bryce Canyon National Park trip builder website .

You can drive from Lake Powell to Bryce Canyon National Park in 6 hours. While traveling from Lake Powell, expect a bit cooler days and colder nights in Bryce Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can drive to Moab.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Navajo Loop Trail ©
Navajo Loop Trail
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop ©
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop

2
nights
Moab

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): get interesting insight from Tours, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Bike Fiend, then take in the dramatic natural features at Corona Arch, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Double Down Bike Shop. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Wed): explore the striking landscape at Delicate Arch and then skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Moab sightseeing planning site .

Traveling by car from Bryce Canyon National Park to Moab takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. In July, Moab is somewhat warmer than Bryce Canyon National Park - with highs of 42°C and lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

Delicate Arch
Highlights from your plan
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Delicate Arch ©
Delicate Arch
Corona Arch ©
Corona Arch

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Chapel of the Transfiguration, stroll through Taggart Lake, then take in the awesome beauty at Cathedral Group, and finally stroll through Jenny Lake Trail.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Grand Teton National Park online route planner .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Moab to Grand Teton National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Moab in July, you will find days in Grand Teton National Park are slightly colder (30°C), and nights are colder (7°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can go by car to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Jenny Lake Trail ©
Jenny Lake Trail
Taggart Lake ©
Taggart Lake
Cathedral Group ©
Cathedral Group

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Brink of the Lower Falls Trail, take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Midway Geyser Basin, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Castle Geyser. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Gibbon Falls, explore the striking landscape at Artists’ Paintpots, tour the pleasant surroundings at North Rim Trail, then get to know the fascinating history of Uncle Tom's Trail, and finally trek along Artist Point.

To see more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park online itinerary planner .

Drive from Grand Teton National Park to Yellowstone National Park in 3 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Grand Teton National Park in July, with highs in Yellowstone National Park at 26°C and lows at 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Artist Point ©
Artist Point
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring

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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 28th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Walt Disney Family Museum, head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, and then take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, hike along Lands End, and then take in the awesome beauty at Twin Peaks.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Yellowstone National Park to San Francisco by combination of car and flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, shuttle, and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Yellowstone National Park to San Francisco. Expect a bit warmer evenings in San Francisco when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July, with lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to drive to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Parks Trails
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Lands End ©
Lands End

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South Lake Tahoe

South Lake Tahoe ©
High in the Sierra Nevada mountains on the shore of one of America’s most scenic lakes, South Lake Tahoe captures the spirit of the outdoors and serves as a hub for tourism activities surrounding the lake.
On the 30th (Tue), tour the pleasant surroundings at Kiva Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Baldwin Beach, then step into the grandiose world of Vikingsholm, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tahoe Mountain Wedding Chapel. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Lakeside Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at El Dorado Beach.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our South Lake Tahoe sightseeing planner .

You can drive from San Francisco to South Lake Tahoe in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. When traveling from San Francisco in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in South Lake Tahoe, with highs around 32°C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Beaches Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Vikingsholm ©
Vikingsholm
El Dorado Beach ©
El Dorado Beach
Kiva Beach ©
Kiva Beach

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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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): explore the striking landscape at El Capitan, then hike along Panorama Trail, then take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, and finally make a trip to Yosemite Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, then hike along Nevada Falls Loop, then take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls.

Planning Yosemite National Park trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

You can take a bus from South Lake Tahoe to Yosemite National Park in 6.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Yosemite Falls ©
Yosemite Falls

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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 3rd (Sat): make an unforgettable trip to Disneyland Park. On the 4th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, then enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, then examine the collection at The Getty Center, and finally look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles route planning tool .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Plan for much hotter nights when traveling from Yosemite National Park in August since evenings lows in Los Angeles dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Beaches

Side Trips

Disneyland Park, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

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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 5th (Mon): see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum and then enjoy the sand and surf at La Jolla Cove.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the San Diego vacation builder app .

Drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Los Angeles in August, expect nights in San Diego to be about the same, around 23°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Zion National Park.

Things to do in San Diego

Beaches Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum

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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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): trek along Angel's Landing, take in breathtaking views at Zion's Main Canyon, and then admire all the interesting features of Zion Shuttle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Zion National Park.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Zion National Park trip planner .

Getting from San Diego to Zion National Park by combination of flight and taxi takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from San Diego to Zion National Park is 1 hour. While traveling from San Diego, expect a bit warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Zion National Park, ranging from highs of 38°C to lows of 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Angel's Landing ©
Angel's Landing
Zion National Park ©
Zion National Park
Zion's Main Canyon ©
Zion's Main Canyon

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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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and then stop by Las Vegas North Premium Outlets. On the next day, examine the collection at Shelby American Inc, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then enjoy some diversion at Gun Garage.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas holiday planner .

Getting from Zion National Park to Las Vegas by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Zion National Park to Las Vegas, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Zion National Park in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in Las Vegas: temperatures range from 45°C by day to 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature Tours
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Shelby American Inc ©
Shelby American Inc

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