29 days in Western US Itinerary

29 days in Western US Itinerary

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29 days in Western US Itinerary

Start: Charlotte
Fly:  7​h 45​min
1
Flagstaff
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 45​min
6
Olympic National Park
— 2 nights
bus + ferry:  4​h 15​min
7
Seattle
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  4​h 15​min
8
Glacier National Park
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  7​h
9
Grand Teton National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
10
Yellowstone National Park
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: Charlotte

3
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 in touch with nature at Bright Angel Trail and Grand Canyon South Rim. Venture out of the city with trips to Grand Canyon National Park (Lookout Studio, Powell Point, & more).

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Flagstaff trip planner .

Charlotte to Flagstaff is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Charlotte to Flagstaff is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Charlotte in July, things will get slightly colder in Flagstaff: highs are around 81°F and lows about 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough 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
Bright Angel Point ©
Bright Angel Point

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 10th (Wed): shop like a local with The Strip, don't miss a visit to Fountains of Bellagio, and then try your luck at Bellagio Hotel and Casino. On the 11th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: try your luck at Casino at the Venetian, browse the different shops at The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian, and then take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas trip itinerary maker tool .

You can drive from Flagstaff to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Flagstaff to Las Vegas. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Flagstaff in July: high temperatures in Las Vegas hover around 104°F and lows are around 81°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
Bellagio Hotel and Casino ©
Bellagio Hotel and Casino

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Visiting Alcatraz Island and Fishing Charters & Tours will get you outdoors. Get some historical perspective at Golden Gate Bridge and Twin Peaks. There's much more to do: take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, wander the streets of Union Square, browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, and get curious at Exploratorium.

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Getting from Las Vegas to San Francisco by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Las Vegas in July, expect San Francisco to be colder, temps between 73°F and 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Shopping Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Ferry Building Marketplace ©
Ferry Building Marketplace

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 Tuolumne Meadows and Glacier Point. The adventure continues: walk around Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, make a trip to Yosemite Village, and take some stellar pictures from Tunnel View.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park trip itinerary maker tool .

You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from San Francisco in July, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be a bit cooler, around 46°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 83°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

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

1
night
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.
On the 20th (Sat), appreciate the extensive heritage of El Pueblo de Los Angeles, appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame, look for gifts at Amoeba Music, then kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and finally don't miss a visit to Santa Monica Pier.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip planner .

Do a combination of car and flight from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Los Angeles, with lows of 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
El Pueblo de Los Angeles ©
El Pueblo de Los Angeles
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk

2
nights
Olympic National Park

Olympic National Park ©
In Olympic National Park, ancient rainforests and ocean tidal pools at lower elevations contrast with wildflower-filled alpine meadows and snowcapped peaks.
Step out of the city life by going to Ruby Beach and Second Beach Trail. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Hurricane Ridge, enjoy the sand and surf at Rialto Beach, and delve into the lush surroundings at Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Olympic National Park online holiday builder .

You can fly from Los Angeles to Olympic National Park in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in July, with highs in Olympic National Park at 70°F and lows at 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Ruby Beach ©
Ruby Beach
Hurricane Ridge ©
Hurricane Ridge
Olympic National Park ©
Olympic National Park

1
night
Seattle

Seattle ©
Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Alki Beach, then don't miss a visit to Space Needle, then admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally take a stroll through Pike Place Market.

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Traveling by combination of bus and ferry from Olympic National Park to Seattle takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Olympic National Park in July; daily highs in Seattle reach 79°F and lows reach 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
Alki Beach ©
Alki Beach

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 Highline Trail, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Swiftcurrent Lake.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Glacier National Park trip maker app .

Getting from Seattle to Glacier National Park by combination of flight and taxi takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Traveling from Seattle to Glacier National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Seattle in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Glacier National Park, with highs around 85°F, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Teton 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

1
night
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 28th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Grand Teton. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Chapel of the Transfiguration, stroll through Taggart Lake, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cathedral Group, and finally hike along Cascade Canyon Trail.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Grand Teton National Park online holiday maker .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Glacier National Park to Grand Teton National Park in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and car; or drive. Traveling from Glacier National Park in July, expect Grand Teton National Park to be a bit cooler, temps between 79°F and 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

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

5
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Lamar Valley and Artist Point. Next up on the itinerary: take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring, explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, look for all kinds of wild species at Firehole Canyon Drive, and explore the striking landscape at Gibbon Falls.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park day trip planning app .

Drive from Grand Teton National Park to Yellowstone National Park in 3 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Grand Teton National Park in July, with highs in Yellowstone National Park at 73°F and lows at 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Lamar Valley ©
Lamar Valley
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful

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