31 days in Midwest & Western US Itinerary

31 days in Midwest & Western US Itinerary

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Pacific
— 1 night
2
Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
3
San Francisco
— 5 nights
4
Glacier National Park
— 5 nights
5
Yellowstone National Park
— 5 nights
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Rapid City
— 4 nights
7
Santa Fe
— 5 nights

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Pacific

Pacific ©
Pacific is a city in Franklin and St. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): stroll around Greensfelder Park and then don't miss a visit to Black Madonna Shrine.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Pacific online sightseeing planner.

Grand Island to Pacific is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of flight and car. July in Pacific sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 68°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Pacific

Parks
Highlights from your plan
Greensfelder Park ©
Greensfelder Park
Black Madonna Shrine ©
Black Madonna Shrine

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 outdoors at Glacier Point and Vernal Fall. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Yosemite, Tunnel View and Sentinel Dome. The adventure continues: hike along Nevada Falls Loop, explore the striking landscape at Taft Point, take a memorable drive along Tioga Pass, and admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Pacific to Yosemite National Park. The time zone difference when traveling from Pacific to Yosemite National Park is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Pacific in July, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be cooler, around 46°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 83°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
El Capitan ©
El Capitan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Exploratorium and Museum of Ice Cream. Get a sense of the local culture at Alcatraz Island and Golden Gate Bridge. You'll find plenty of places to visit near San Francisco: Muir Woods National Monument (in Mill Valley), Castello di Amorosa (in Calistoga) and Safari West (in Santa Rosa). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Musee Mecanique, shop like a local with Union Square, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Filbert Street Stairs.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the San Francisco online holiday planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and subway; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in July: highs in San Francisco hover around 73°F, while lows dip to 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Muir Woods National Monument, Castello di Amorosa, Safari West
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument

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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Going-to-the-Sun Road and Avalanche Lake. Step out of the city life by going to Logan Pass and Grinnell Glacier. Next up on the itinerary: admire the sheer force of Virginia Falls, hike along Iceberg Lake Trail, walk around Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park, and explore the activities along Lake McDonald.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Glacier National Park online vacation builder.

Fly from San Francisco to Glacier National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from San Francisco to Glacier National Park due to the time zone difference. When traveling from San Francisco in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Glacier National Park, with highs around 85°F, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier
Avalanche Lake ©
Avalanche Lake
Going-to-the-Sun Road ©
Going-to-the-Sun Road

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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Grand Prismatic Spring. Take a break from the city and head to Old Faithful and S Rim Trail. And it doesn't end there: get impressive views of Monument Geyser Basin, trek along Osprey Falls Trail, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Lake Butte Overlook, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Inspiration Point.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park route website.

Getting from Glacier National Park to Yellowstone National Park by car takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of car, bus, and taxi. Traveling from Glacier National Park in July, things will get a bit cooler in Yellowstone National Park: highs are around 73°F and lows about 39°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Rapid City.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Upper Geyser Basin ©
Upper Geyser Basin
West Thumb Geyser Basin ©
West Thumb Geyser Basin

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Rapid City

Rapid City ©
South Dakota's second-largest city, Rapid City has for many years served as a gateway to the West.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Bear Country USA and Reptile Gardens. Get some cultural insight at Downtown Rapid City and Minuteman Missile National Historic Site. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rapid City: Badlands National Park (Loop Road & Badlands Wall), Custer (Sylvan Lake, Needles Eye Tunnel, &more) and Presidential Trail (in Keystone). There's still lots to do: get in on the family fun at Rushmore Tramway Adventures.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Rapid City trip itinerary site.

Traveling by flight from Yellowstone National Park to Rapid City takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, shuttle, and bus. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July, expect nights in Rapid City to be much hotter, around 62°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 85°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Rapid City

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Custer, Badlands National Park, Keystone, Minuteman Missile National Historic Site
Highlights from your plan
Rushmore Tramway Adventures ©
Rushmore Tramway Adventures
Minuteman Missile National Historic Site ©
Minuteman Missile National Historic Site
Needles Eye Tunnel ©
Needles Eye Tunnel

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Santa Fe

Santa Fe ©
Santa Fe continuously ranks among the world's top holiday destinations, attracting visitors with its unusual combination of scenic beauty, rich history, cultural diversity, and high concentration of performing arts venues, fine restaurants, and interesting attractions.
Get outdoors at Bandelier National Monument and Canyon Trail. Your inner history buff will appreciate Loretto Chapel and Canyon Road. Change things up with these side-trips from Santa Fe: San Francisco de Assisi Mission Church (in Ranchos De Taos) and Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument (in Cochiti Pueblo). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at New Mexico History Museum, admire the masterpieces at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, and contemplate the long history of Santa Fe Plaza.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Santa Fe online itinerary planner.

Getting from Rapid City to Santa Fe by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Santa Fe are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Cochiti Pueblo, San Francisco de Assisi Mission Church, Bandelier National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Bandelier National Monument ©
Bandelier National Monument
Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument ©

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