33 days in Western US Itinerary

33 days in Western US Itinerary

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33 days in Western US Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly + bus:  10​h 30​min
1
Olympic National Park
— 4 nights
+3
Fly + foot + tram + Fly:  8​h 30​min
2
Page
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
3
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h
5
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly + taxi:  5​h 15​min
6
Glacier National Park
— 4 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + Drive:  7​h 45​min
7
Yellowstone National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
8
Grand Teton National Park
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + bus + train:  8​h
End: Washington DC

4
nights
Olympic National Park

Olympic National Park ©
In Olympic National Park, ancient rainforests and ocean tidal pools at lower elevations contrast with wildflower-filled alpine meadows and snowcapped peaks.
Visiting Hurricane Ridge and Ruby Beach will get you outdoors. There's much more to do: take a peaceful walk through Olympic National Park, take in the dramatic scenery at Murhut Falls, stroll through Sol Duc Falls, and hike along Second Beach Trail.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Olympic National Park trip itinerary maker tool .

Washington DC to Olympic National Park is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or do a combination of subway, bus, and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Washington DC in July, expect nights in Olympic National Park to be much colder, around 52°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 70°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel to Page.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Hurricane Ridge ©
Hurricane Ridge
Ruby Beach ©
Ruby Beach
Olympic National Park ©
Olympic National Park

3
nights
Page

Page ©
Originally little more than a simple camp constructed to house workers who built a nearby dam on the Colorado River, Page is now a popular stop for travelers preparing a trip to Arizona's canyon country.
Step out of the city life by going to Cape Royal and Grand Canyon South Rim. Get out of town with these interesting Page side-trips: Grand Canyon National Park (South Kaibab Trail, Bright Angel Trail, & more).

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Page visit planner .

Traveling by flight from Olympic National Park to Page takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Olympic National Park to Page. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Olympic National Park in July, with highs in Page at 98°F and lows at 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Page

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Grand Canyon National Park
Highlights from your plan
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail

2
nights
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): get in on the family fun at Disneyland Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Thu): find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Los Angeles online holiday planner .

Traveling by flight from Page to Los Angeles takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Page in July, with highs in Los Angeles at 83°F and lows at 66°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks

Side Trip

Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Taft Point and Tuolumne Meadows. There's much more to do: hike along Panorama Trail, take in the dramatic natural features at El Capitan, stroll through Four Mile Trail, and admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Plan for much colder nights when traveling from Los Angeles in July since evenings lows in Yosemite National Park dip to 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Golden Gate Bridge and Twin Peaks will appeal to history buffs. Get outdoors at Alcatraz Island and Muir Woods National Monument. Step out of San Francisco to go to Moss Landing and see Dolphin & Whale Watching, which is approximately 1h 55 min away. There's much more to do: see what you can catch with a fishing tour, appreciate the extensive heritage of Filbert Steps, get curious at Exploratorium, and contemplate the long history of SS Jeremiah O'Brien.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our San Francisco tour app .

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, expect nights in San Francisco to be somewhat warmer, around 57°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 73°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Dolphin & Whale Watching, 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

4
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.
Get outdoors at Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park and Grinnell Glacier. There's still lots to do: admire the sheer force of Virginia Falls, hike along Iceberg Lake Trail, admire all the interesting features of Going-to-the-Sun Road, and stroll through Avalanche Lake.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Glacier National Park trip itinerary maker app .

Getting from San Francisco to Glacier National Park by combination of flight and taxi takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from San Francisco to Glacier National Park. When traveling from San Francisco in July, plan for a bit warmer days and little chillier nights in Glacier National Park: temperatures range from 85°F by day to 49°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier
Iceberg Lake Trail ©
Iceberg Lake Trail

5
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.
Popular historic sites such as S Rim Trail and Uncle Tom's Trail are in your itinerary. Get in touch with nature at Mystic Falls Trail and Grand Loop Road. Next up on the itinerary: hike along Artist Point, take in the dramatic natural features at Artists’ Paintpots, take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring, and take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone.

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Getting from Glacier National Park to Yellowstone National Park by combination of taxi, flight, and car takes about 8 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Glacier National Park in August, things will get a bit cooler in Yellowstone National Park: highs are around 70°F and lows about 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can drive to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Artist Point ©
Artist Point
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful

3
nights
Grand Teton National Park

Grand Teton National Park ©
The peaks of Grand Teton National Park aren't the highest in the world, but they sit atop what might be nature's archetypes for mountains.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Grand Teton. Here are some ideas for day two: hike along Cascade Canyon Trail, then take in the awesome beauty at Cathedral Group, then hike along Taggart Lake, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chapel of the Transfiguration.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Grand Teton National Park road trip site .

Getting from Yellowstone National Park to Grand Teton National Park by car takes about 3 hours. When traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Grand Teton National Park: temperatures range from 78°F by day to 43°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
Cascade Canyon Trail ©
Cascade Canyon Trail
Taggart Lake ©
Taggart Lake

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