29 days in Western US Itinerary

29 days in Western US Itinerary

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Train to London Heathrow, Fly to Seattle
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Seattle
— 1 night
Fly
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Glacier National Park
— 4 nights
Fly
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San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
Drive
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Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
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Buena Vista
— 2 nights
Drive to Aspen, Fly to Jackson
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Grand Teton National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Yellowstone National Park
— 5 nights
Fly to London Heathrow, Train to Cardiff

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Seattle

Emerald City

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.
On the 1st (Sun), get a taste of the local shopping with Glasshouse Studio, explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and then take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Seattle Aquarium, and then wander the streets of Pike Place Market.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Seattle travel planning site.

Cardiff, UK to Seattle is an approximately 15-hour combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Cardiff to Seattle is minus 8 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Cardiff in August, with highs in Seattle at 31°C and lows at 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Parks

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Glacier National Park

Crown of the Continent

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.
Glacier National Park is known for nature, scenic drive, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Grinnell Glacier, trek along Iceberg Lake Trail, contemplate the waterfront views at Iceberg Lake, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Avalanche Lake.

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You can fly from Seattle to Glacier National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Seattle in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Glacier National Park, with lows of 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

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San Francisco

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, then wander the streets of Fisherman's Wharf, and then take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, then get curious at Exploratorium, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Ferry Building Marketplace.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the San Francisco road trip site.

Fly from Glacier National Park to San Francisco in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Glacier National Park to San Francisco is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Glacier National Park in August, plan for little chillier days in San Francisco, with highs around 26°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Parks · Museums

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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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, trek along Lembert Dome, tour the pleasant surroundings at Half Dome, and surround yourself with nature on YExplore Yosemite Adventures - Day Tours.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park online tour itinerary planner.

Drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in August, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be a bit cooler, around 7°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

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Los Angeles

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): look and learn at Griffith Observatory and then discover the magic at Disneyland Park. On the 15th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Los Angeles attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Expect warmer evenings in Los Angeles when traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Childrens Museums · Museums

Side Trip

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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.
On the 16th (Mon), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. And it doesn't end there: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, take some stellar pictures from Pipe Creek Vista, cruise along East Rim Drive, and hike along South Kaibab Trail.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park online travel planner.

Getting from Los Angeles to Grand Canyon National Park by car takes about 8 hours. Other options: fly. Traveling from Los Angeles to Grand Canyon National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder evenings in Grand Canyon National Park when traveling from Los Angeles in August, with lows around 11°C. On the 19th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

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Buena Vista

The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks and then see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour. Keep things going the next day: see Off-Road Tours.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Buena Vista trip planner.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Buena Vista in 9.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in August, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sat) to allow time for travel to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Buena Vista

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure

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Grand Teton National Park

Mountains of the Imagination

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.
On the 22nd (Sun), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Grand Teton. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the waterfront views at Snake River, hike along Taggart Lake, then take in the awesome beauty at Cathedral Group, and finally hike along Cascade Canyon Trail.

For where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Grand Teton National Park trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Buena Vista to Grand Teton National Park takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In August in Grand Teton National Park, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Trails

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Yellowstone National Park

World's Largest Collection of Geysers

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Yellowstone National Park is known for nature, wildlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Washburn, take in breathtaking views at S Rim Trail, and explore the activities along Yellowstone Lake.

For ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park trip maker tool.

You can drive from Grand Teton National Park to Yellowstone National Park in 1.5 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Grand Teton National Park in August: high temperatures in Yellowstone National Park hover around 24°C and lows are around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails