29 days in Western US Itinerary

29 days in Western US Itinerary

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Yellowstone National Park
— 5 nights
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Salt Lake City
— 1 night
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Moab
— 4 nights
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Bryce Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
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Zion National Park
— 2 nights
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
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Death Valley National Park
— 3 nights
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 1 day
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Wawona
— 2 nights
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Monterey
— 2 nights
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San Francisco
— 2 nights

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Yellowstone National Park

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Old Faithful and Grand Loop Road. There's lots more to do: take in the natural beauty of West Thumb Geyser Basin, take in the dramatic scenery at Upper Falls of the Yellowstone River, get to know the fascinating history of S Rim Trail, and take in the dramatic natural features at Biscuit Basin.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park route tool.

Bergen, Norway to Yellowstone National Park is an approximately 20-hour flight. Traveling from Bergen to Yellowstone National Park, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Bergen in June, you will find days in Yellowstone National Park are somewhat warmer (22°C), and nights are a bit cooler (1°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring
Lamar Valley ©
Lamar Valley
Grand Loop Road ©
Grand Loop Road

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Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City ©

Crossroads of the West

Utah's capital and most populous city, Salt Lake City boasts a small-town feel, big-city amenities, and plenty of nature on its doorstep.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): get curious at Clark Planetarium and then engage your brain at Wheeler Historic Farm.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Salt Lake City trip planner.

You can fly from Yellowstone National Park to Salt Lake City in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car, bus, shuttle, taxi, and train. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July; daily highs in Salt Lake City reach 41°C and lows reach 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to drive to Moab.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Childrens Museums · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Clark Planetarium ©
Clark Planetarium
Wheeler Historic Farm ©
Wheeler Historic Farm

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Moab

Moab ©

Red Desert

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Explore hidden gems such as Double Arch and Castle Valley. Step out of Moab with an excursion to Windows in Arches National Park--about 34 minutes away. The adventure continues: take a memorable drive along Colorado Riverway Recreation Area, look for gifts at Moab Rock Shop, get outside with Double Down Bike Shop, and trek along Park Avenue Trail.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Moab day trip tool.

You can drive from Salt Lake City to Moab in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of train and car. Expect a daytime high around 42°C in July, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Slickrock Bike Trail ©
Slickrock Bike Trail
Double Arch ©
Double Arch
Windows
Windows

2
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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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): hike along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop, then take in the dramatic natural features at Bryce Amphitheatre, then hike along Rim Trail, and finally take some stellar pictures from Sunrise Point.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Bryce Canyon National Park trip itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Moab to Bryce Canyon National Park by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Moab in July, with highs in Bryce Canyon National Park at 32°C and lows at 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to drive to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Outdoors · Trails · Parks · Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop ©
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop
Bryce Amphitheatre ©
Bryce Amphitheatre

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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to The Narrows and Court of the Patriarchs. Take a break from Zion National Park with a short trip to Zion Outfitter in Springdale, about 52 minutes away. The adventure continues: hike along Riverside Walk and stroll through Kayenta Trail.

To see more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Zion National Park online tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Bryce Canyon National Park to Zion National Park in 3 hours. Traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in July, things will get a bit warmer in Zion National Park: highs are around 40°C and lows about 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
The Narrows ©
The Narrows
Court of the Patriarchs ©
Court of the Patriarchs
Temple of Sinawava Trail ©
Temple of Sinawava Trail

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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 12th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Bright Angel Trail and then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim. Keep things going the next day: trek along South Kaibab Trail, cruise along Point Imperial Drive, and then explore the stunning scenery at Inner Canyon.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park online holiday planner.

You can take a shuttle from Zion National Park to Grand Canyon National Park in 10 hours. Traveling from Zion National Park in July, things will get slightly colder in Grand Canyon National Park: highs are around 34°C and lows about 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can drive to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim

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Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©

Hottest, Driest, Lowest

Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Zabriskie Point and Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes. Venture out of the city with trips to Tonopah and Tidewater Railroad Museum (in Death Valley Junction) and Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge (in Amargosa Valley). There's still lots to do: explore the stunning scenery at Mosaic Canyon, Head underground at Titus Canyon, get engrossed in the history at The Ranch at Furnace Creek, and explore the activities along Salt Creek Interpretive Trail.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Death Valley National Park trip itinerary planning tool.

Drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Death Valley National Park in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Death Valley National Park. While traveling from Grand Canyon National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in Death Valley National Park, ranging from highs of 45°C to lows of 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge ©
Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes ©
Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes

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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park ©

A Land of Giants

With mountain peaks reaching past 4,250 m (14,000 ft) and trees stretching to over 75 m (250 ft) high, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks present nature on a grand scale.
On the 18th (Sat), take in the dramatic natural features at Moro Rock Trail, admire the sheer force of Grizzly Falls, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Zumwalt Meadow Trail.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park visit planner.

Traveling by car from Death Valley National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park takes 7 hours. Expect slightly colder evenings in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park when traveling from Death Valley National Park in July, with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Wawona.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Moro Rock Trail ©
Moro Rock Trail
Zumwalt Meadow Trail ©
Zumwalt Meadow Trail
Grizzly Falls ©
Grizzly Falls

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Wawona

Wawona ©
Wawona is a census-designated place in Mariposa County, California. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): stroll around Mariposa Grove, then take in the dramatic scenery at Chilnualna Falls, and then get to know the fascinating history of Wawona Hotel, National Historic Landmark.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Wawona tour itinerary maker site.

Explore your travel options from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Wawona with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around 43°C in July, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to Monterey.

Things to do in Wawona

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove
Chilnualna Falls ©
Chilnualna Falls

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Monterey

Monterey is a city in the U.S. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Dolphin & Whale Watching and McWay Falls. There's still lots to do: stroll around Dennis the Menace Park, explore the landscape on two wheels at Monterey Peninsula Recreational Trail, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Monterey Bay Aquarium, and immerse yourself in nature at Asilomar State Beach.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Monterey road trip site.

Traveling by car from Wawona to Monterey takes 4 hours. Traveling from Wawona in July, you will find days in Monterey are cooler (24°C), and nights are a bit cooler (15°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Monterey

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Asilomar State Beach ©
Asilomar State Beach
Monterey Peninsula Recreational Trail ©
Monterey Peninsula Recreational Trail

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): see the interesting displays at Cable Car Museum, step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, and then immerse yourself in nature at Marin Headlands. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the activities along San Francisco Bay, then visit a coastal fixture at Fort Point, then delve into the lush surroundings at Muir Woods National Monument, and finally tee off at Lincoln Park.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our San Francisco trip planner.

You can drive from Monterey to San Francisco in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in July, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Marin Headlands ©
Marin Headlands
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island

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