46 days in Western US Itinerary

46 days in Western US Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Western US tour planner

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Drive to Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport, Fly to Jackson Hole Airport, Drive to Grand Teton National Park
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Grand Teton National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
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Yellowstone National Park
— 7 nights
Drive
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Glacier National Park
— 5 nights
Fly
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Seattle
— 3 nights
Drive
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Portland
— 1 night
Fly
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San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
Drive
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Fly
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Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Drive
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 5 nights
Drive
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Las Vegas
— 5 nights
Fly to Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport, Drive to Flint

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Grand Teton National Park

— 4 nights

Mountains of the Imagination

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.
Spend the 17th (Tue) surrounded by wildlife at Grand Teton. The adventure continues: cruise along 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive, take in breathtaking views at Cascade Canyon, stroll through Cascade Canyon Trail, and explore the striking landscape of String Lake.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Grand Teton National Park holiday maker tool.

Flint to Grand Teton National Park is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Flint in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Grand Teton National Park, with lows of 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Yellowstone National Park

— 7 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.
Yellowstone National Park is known for nature, wildlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, contemplate the waterfront views at Shoshone Lake, explore the striking landscape at Lower Geyser Basin, and take in the natural beauty of Upper Geyser Basin.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park day trip planner.

Drive from Grand Teton National Park to Yellowstone National Park in 1.5 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Grand Teton National Park in August; daily highs in Yellowstone National Park reach 70°F and lows reach 38°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can go by car to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

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.
On the 29th (Sun), hike the day away at Highline Trail. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Grinnell Glacier, explore the activities along McDonald Creek, hike along Avalanche Lake, and stroll through Iceberg Lake Trail.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Glacier National Park trip planner.

You can drive from Yellowstone National Park to Glacier National Park in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August: high temperatures in Glacier National Park hover around 83°F and lows are around 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Seattle

— 3 nights

Emerald City

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.
Seattle is known for museums, parks, and wineries. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle, take a memorable tour with Tours, and browse the fresh offerings at Pike Place Market.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Seattle trip itinerary builder tool.

You can fly from Glacier National Park to Seattle in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Glacier National Park in September, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 56°F in Seattle. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can go by car to Portland.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Portland

— 1 night

City of Roses

A big city with a small-town feel, Portland is home to the country's biggest rose test garden, perched on a hill overlooking downtown.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): stop by Powell's City of Books, take in nature's colorful creations at Lan Su Chinese Garden, then admire the natural beauty at Portland Japanese Garden, then take in nature's colorful creations at International Rose Test Garden, and finally get outside with Portland Timbers.

To find ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Portland holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Seattle to Portland takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Portland are 76°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Outdoors · Shopping

San Francisco

— 4 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, get curious at Exploratorium, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the San Francisco trip itinerary site.

Traveling by flight from Portland to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in San Francisco are 76°F, while nighttime lows are 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, get great views at Half Dome, admire all the interesting features of Tioga Pass, and trek along Panorama Trail.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park road trip app.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. Plan for much colder nights when traveling from San Francisco in September since evenings lows in Yosemite National Park dip to 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

— 2 nights

A Land of Giants

With mountain peaks reaching past 4,250 m (14,000 ft) and trees stretching to over 75 m (250 ft) high, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks present nature on a grand scale.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): take in the dramatic scenery at Grizzly Falls, get interesting insight from Sequoia Sightseeing Tours, then take a memorable drive along Generals Hwy, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Congress Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Thu): trek along Lakes Trail in Sequoia National Park, then delve into the lush surroundings at Giant Forest, and then explore the striking landscape at Moro Rock Trail.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park day trip planning app.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 5.5 hours. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of 90°F to lows of 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Los Angeles

— 4 nights

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Change things up with these side-trips from Los Angeles: Disneyland Park (in Anaheim) and Mulholland Drive (in Beverly Hills). Pack the 20th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's still lots to do: take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, examine the collection at The Wende Museum of the Cold War, enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and enjoy some music at Walt Disney Concert Hall.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Los Angeles driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Los Angeles takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in September, plan for little chillier days and a bit warmer nights in Los Angeles: temperatures range from 85°F by day to 66°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Grand Canyon National Park

— 5 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 22nd (Wed), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. Next up on the itinerary: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, take some stellar pictures from Mather Point, hike along South Kaibab Trail, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Rim Trail.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park online journey planner.

Drive from Los Angeles to Grand Canyon National Park in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Los Angeles to Grand Canyon National Park. When traveling from Los Angeles in September, plan for little chillier days and much colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park: temperatures range from 75°F by day to 43°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Las Vegas

— 5 nights

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Step out of Las Vegas with an excursion to Hoover Dam in Boulder City--about 50 minutes away. There's still lots to do: admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, try your luck at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, and see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Las Vegas trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September, plan for a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Las Vegas: temperatures range from 93°F by day to 71°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Shopping · Fun & Games · Casinos

Side Trip