31 days in Western US Itinerary

31 days in Western US Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Western US planner
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Yellowstone National Park
— 5 nights
Fly to Flagstaff, Bus to Grand Canyon National Park
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
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Las Vegas
— 3 nights
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Los Angeles
— 3 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
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San Francisco
— 4 nights
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Glacier National Park
— 4 nights
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Seattle
— 3 nights
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Yellowstone National Park — 5 nights

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 sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Washburn, explore the activities along Morning Glory Pool, and trek along Avalanche Peak Trail.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park online trip itinerary builder.

Manchester, UK to Yellowstone National Park is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -7 hour difference. Traveling from Manchester in August, Yellowstone National Park is little chillier at night with lows of 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.
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Grand Canyon National Park — 4 nights

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 8th (Mon), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. Next up on the itinerary: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, surround yourself with nature on Grand Canyon Mule Tours by Xanterra, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and hike along Rim Trail.

To find where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Yellowstone National Park to Grand Canyon National Park takes 9.5 hours. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August, expect Grand Canyon National Park to be somewhat warmer, temps between 31°C and 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.
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Las Vegas — 3 nights

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Las Vegas is known for nightlife, sightseeing, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Fountains of Bellagio, admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, try your luck at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, and have fun at Paris Las Vegas.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Las Vegas trip maker site.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August, with highs in Las Vegas at 45°C and lows at 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Los Angeles.
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Los Angeles — 3 nights

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Go for a jaunt from Los Angeles to Beverly Hills to see Mulholland Drive about 30 minutes away. Pack the 15th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. And it doesn't end there: take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, make a trip to Hollywood Walk of Fame, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, and examine the collection at The Getty Center.

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Fly from Las Vegas to Los Angeles in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Las Vegas in August; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 34°C and lows reach 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.
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Yosemite National Park — 4 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.
On the 18th (Thu), spend a scenic day exploring the area around Half Dome. There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, take some stellar pictures from Yosemite, Tunnel View, stroll through Nature Center at Happy Isles, and make a trip to Olmsted Point.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park trip planner.

Drive from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Los Angeles in August, plan for colder nights in Yosemite National Park, with lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel to San Francisco.
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San Francisco — 4 nights

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for sightseeing, nature, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Golden Gate Bridge, get curious at California Academy of Sciences, buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, and take a stroll through Union Square.

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Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4 hours. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, plan for slightly colder days and somewhat warmer nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Glacier National Park.
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Glacier National Park — 4 nights

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.
On the 27th (Sat), hike the day away at Highline Trail. The adventure continues: hike along Iceberg Lake Trail, stroll through Grinnell Glacier, take in the dramatic scenery at Virginia Falls, and cruise along Going-to-the-Sun Road.

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Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Glacier National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from San Francisco to Glacier National Park. Traveling from San Francisco in August, expect nights in Glacier National Park to be a bit cooler, around 10°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 33°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Seattle.
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Seattle — 3 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): take a stroll through Pike Place Market, then don't miss a visit to Space Needle, then shop like a local with Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally stop by Elliott Bay Book Company. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, take a leisurely stroll along Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, and then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Seattle Aquarium.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Seattle travel route planning website.

Getting from Glacier National Park to Seattle by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Glacier National Park to Seattle. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Glacier National Park in August since evenings lows in Seattle dip to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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