31 days in Midwest & Western US Itinerary

31 days in Midwest & Western US Itinerary

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Pacific
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Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
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San Francisco
— 5 nights
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Glacier National Park
— 5 nights
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Yellowstone National Park
— 5 nights
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Rapid City
— 4 nights
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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

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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 Yosemite, Tunnel View. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Yosemite Falls and Tioga Pass. There's still lots to do: admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, hike along Panorama Trail, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and take in the dramatic natural features at Lembert Dome.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park trip planning app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Pacific to Yosemite National Park. The time zone difference when traveling from Pacific to Yosemite National Park is minus 2 hours. While traveling from Pacific, expect a bit cooler days and cooler nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 83°F to lows of 46°F. Wrap up 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 SS Jeremiah O'Brien. 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: Castello di Amorosa (in Calistoga), Safari West (in Santa Rosa) and Muir Woods National Monument (in Mill Valley). Next up on the itinerary: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, cast your line with a fishing tour, take in the spiritual surroundings of Grace Cathedral, and examine the collection at Cable Car Museum.

Plan my day in San Francisco using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and subway; or take a bus. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, you will find days in San Francisco are little chillier (73°F), and nights are a bit warmer (57°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Castello di Amorosa, Safari West, Muir Woods National Monument
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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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 Logan Pass. Step out of the city life by going to Avalanche Lake and Iceberg Lake Trail. 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 5 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 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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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 Old Faithful. Take a break from the city and head to Grand Prismatic Spring and S Rim Trail. There's lots more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Lake Butte Overlook, admire the sheer force of Mystic Falls Trail, take in the natural beauty of Beryl Spring, and stroll through Inspiration Point.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Glacier National Park to Yellowstone National Park in 8.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of car, bus, and taxi. Traveling from Glacier National Park in July, things will get slightly colder in Yellowstone National Park: highs are around 73°F and lows about 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time 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), Presidential Trail (in Keystone) and Custer (Sylvan Lake, Needles Eye Tunnel, &more). 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: Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument (in Cochiti Pueblo) and San Francisco de Assisi Mission Church (in Ranchos De Taos). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Santa Fe Plaza, pause for some serene contemplation at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, examine the collection at New Mexico History Museum, and admire the masterpieces at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Santa Fe trip itinerary maker.

Fly from Rapid City to Santa Fe in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Santa Fe can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

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

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