31 days in Midwest & Western US Itinerary

31 days in Midwest & Western US Itinerary

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Fly to St Louis Lambert International Airport, Drive to Pacific
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Pacific
— 1 night
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Drive to St Louis Lambert International Airport, Fly to Fresno Yosemite International Airport, Drive to Yosemite National Park
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Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
Drive
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San Francisco
— 5 nights
Fly
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Glacier National Park
— 5 nights
Fly
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Yellowstone National Park
— 5 nights
Fly
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Rapid City
— 4 nights
Fly
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Santa Fe
— 5 nights
Drive to Albuquerque International Sunport, Fly to Grand Island

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Pacific

— 1 night
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

Yosemite National Park

— 5 nights
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 Tioga Pass. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Yosemite, Tunnel View and Sentinel Dome. There's lots more to do: admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls, hike along Panorama Trail, explore the striking landscape at El Capitan, and contemplate the waterfront views at Tenaya Lake.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park trip itinerary planning tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Pacific to Yosemite National Park. Traveling from Pacific to Yosemite National Park, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Pacific in July, plan for little chillier days and cooler nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 83°F by day to 46°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

San Francisco

— 5 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Exploratorium and Cable Car Museum. Get a sense of the local culture at Alcatraz Island and Museum of Ice Cream. You'll find plenty of places to visit near San Francisco: Muir Woods National Monument (in Mill Valley), Safari West (in Santa Rosa) and Castello di Amorosa (in Calistoga). There's still lots to do: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, contemplate the long history of SS Jeremiah O'Brien, wander the streets of Union Square, and explore the different monuments and memorials at San Francisco National Cemetery.

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

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. 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 catch the flight to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Glacier National Park

— 5 nights

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.
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. The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape of Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park, hike along Highline Trail, contemplate the waterfront views at McDonald Creek, and stroll through Swiftcurrent Falls.

To see photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Glacier National Park route planner.

You can fly from San Francisco to Glacier National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. 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 fly to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Yellowstone National Park

— 5 nights

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 Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and West Thumb Geyser Basin. Get outdoors at Old Faithful and S Rim Trail. There's still lots to do: take in the natural beauty of Castle Geyser, take in the dramatic scenery at Kepler Cascades, trek along Purple Mountain Trail, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Butte Overlook.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park vacation maker tool.

You can fly from Glacier National Park to Yellowstone National Park in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and taxi. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Glacier National Park in July; daily highs in Yellowstone National Park reach 73°F and lows reach 39°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Rapid City.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Rapid City

— 4 nights

Gateway to the Black Hills

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 Downtown Rapid City. Get outdoors at Loop Road and Sylvan Lake. Get out of town with these interesting Rapid City side-trips: Badlands Wall (in Badlands National Park), Minuteman Missile National Historic Site (in Philip) and Presidential Trail (in Keystone). There's still lots to do: get to know the resident critters at Reptile Gardens, get in on the family fun at Rushmore Tramway Adventures, take in the dramatic natural features at Needles Eye Tunnel, and take a memorable drive along Iron Mountain Road.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Rapid City trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Yellowstone National Park to Rapid City takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July: highs in Rapid City hover around 85°F, while lows dip to 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Rapid City

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Santa Fe

— 5 nights

City Different

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 Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument. Your inner history buff will appreciate Loretto Chapel and San Francisco de Assisi Mission Church. Go for a jaunt from Santa Fe to Cochiti Pueblo to see Canyon Trail about 52 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, appreciate the history behind New Mexico History Museum, contemplate the long history of Santa Fe Plaza, and examine the collection at Museum of International Folk Art.

Planning Santa Fe trip won't be overwhelming when you use Inspirock's itinerary maker.

You can fly from Rapid City to Santa Fe in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. In July in Santa Fe, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 60°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips