28 days in Western US Itinerary

28 days in Western US Itinerary

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28 days in Western US Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Flagstaff
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  7​h 45​min
3
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly + Taxi:  5​h 15​min
5
Glacier National Park
— 2 nights
+2
Taxi + Fly + Drive:  7​h 45​min
6
Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
7
Grand Teton National Park
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Toronto

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Bright Angel Trail and Bright Angel Point. Change things up with these side-trips from Flagstaff: Grand Canyon National Park (Powell Point, Grand Canyon South Rim, & more).

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Flagstaff travel planner.

Toronto, Canada to Flagstaff is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Toronto to Flagstaff. Traveling from Toronto in September, expect little chillier with lows of 7°C in Flagstaff. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Las Vegas.

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
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 (Sat): see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum and then explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, then take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck, and finally don't miss a visit to Fountains of Bellagio.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas attractions planning tool .

You can drive from Flagstaff to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a shuttle. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Flagstaff in September: highs in Las Vegas hover around 39°C, while lows dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Neighborhoods Parks Shopping
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio

4
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Glacier Point and Sentinel Dome. Spend the 27th (Fri) exploring nature at Elizabeth Lake, Yosemite National Park. There's much more to do: hike along Tuolumne Meadows, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cooks Meadow Loop, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, and don't miss a visit to Yosemite Village.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park vacation builder site .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Las Vegas to Yosemite National Park in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Las Vegas in September, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be much colder, around 3°C, while days are slightly colder, around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Elizabeth Lake ©
Elizabeth Lake
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Visit Golden Gate Bridge and Presidio of San Francisco for their historical value. Escape the urban bustle at Alcatraz Island and Muir Woods National Monument. There's still lots to do: explore and take pictures at Twin Peaks, make a trip to Lombard Street, get to know the fascinating history of Filbert Steps, and take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco route planner.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in San Francisco when traveling from Yosemite National Park in September, with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Muir Woods National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument

2
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park and Iceberg Lake Trail. And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at Grinnell Glacier, take in the dramatic scenery at Virginia Falls, hike along Piegan Pass, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Highline Trail.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Glacier National Park trip itinerary maker app .

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. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from San Francisco in October: highs in Glacier National Park hover around 15°C, while lows dip to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks Nature Trails
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.
Get in touch with nature at Mount Washburn and Old Faithful. Spend the 8th (Tue) exploring nature at Yellowstone National Park. Next up on the itinerary: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, trek along Artist Point, witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring, and explore the striking landscape at Lower Geyser Basin.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park online sightseeing planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi, flight, and car from Glacier National Park to Yellowstone National Park takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Glacier National Park in October; daily highs in Yellowstone National Park reach 9°C and lows reach -4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can go by car to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Mount Washburn ©
Mount Washburn
Yellowstone National Park ©
Yellowstone National Park

4
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.
Get in touch with nature at Grand Teton and Taggart Lake. Next up on the itinerary: trek along Cascade Canyon Trail, admire the verdant scenery at Potholes Turnout, Grand Teton National Park, take in the awesome beauty at Cathedral Group, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Chapel of the Transfiguration.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Grand Teton National Park planner .

You can drive from Yellowstone National Park to Grand Teton National Park in 3 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in October: highs in Grand Teton National Park hover around 15°C, while lows dip to -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

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

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