51 days in Western US Itinerary

51 days in Western US Itinerary

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Grand Canyon National Park
— 5 nights
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Las Vegas
— 4 nights
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San Diego
— 3 nights
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Los Angeles
— 5 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
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San Francisco
— 5 nights
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Portland
— 2 nights
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Olympic National Park
— 4 nights
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Seattle
— 3 nights
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Glacier National Park
— 4 nights
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Yellowstone National Park
— 5 nights
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Grand Teton National Park
— 4 nights

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Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park ©
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Grand Canyon National Park is known for nature, trails, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, stroll through Bright Angel Trail, trek along South Kaibab Trail, and take some stellar pictures from Powell Point.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park trip builder tool.

Saint Louis to Grand Canyon National Park is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Saint Louis to Grand Canyon National Park. In July, Grand Canyon National Park is a bit cooler than Saint Louis - with highs of 84°F and lows of 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

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Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©

Sin City

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, shopping, and casinos. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, try your luck at Casino At The Venetian, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Las Vegas trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in July, expect nights in Las Vegas to be much warmer, around 81°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 104°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Fun & Games · Casinos · Shopping · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area ©
The Strip ©
The Strip

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San Diego

San Diego ©

America's Finest City

Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
San Diego is known for zoos & aquariums, museums, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: observe the fascinating underwater world at SeaWorld San Diego, get a taste of the local shopping with Gaslamp Quarter, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo, and let the kids burn off some steam at Balboa Park.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the San Diego trip planner.

You can fly from Las Vegas to San Diego in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Las Vegas in July, plan for much colder days in San Diego, with highs around 77°F, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Theme Parks · Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
SeaWorld San Diego ©
SeaWorld San Diego
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park

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Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©

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: Anaheim (Disney California Adventure Park, Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT!, &more). There's much more to do: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood, see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame, and explore the world behind art at Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip itinerary maker.

Getting from San Diego to Los Angeles by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. Traveling from San Diego in July, you will find days in Los Angeles are somewhat warmer (83°F), and nights are about the same (66°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to take a bus to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita ©
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

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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.
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, don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, take some stellar pictures from Yosemite, Tunnel View, and admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park online visit planner.

Take a bus from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park in 12 hours. Traveling from Los Angeles in July, expect cooler with lows of 46°F in Yosemite National Park. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©

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: steep yourself in history at Golden Gate Bridge, visit SoMa, go for a walk through Lombard Street, and get curious at Exploratorium.

Before you visit San Francisco, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and subway; or take a bus. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect slightly colder days and a bit warmer nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 73°F to lows of 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel to Portland.

Things to do in San Francisco

Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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Portland

Portland ©

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.
On the 8th (Sat), stop by Powell's City of Books, head outdoors with Portland Timbers, take in nature's colorful creations at Portland Japanese Garden, then take in nature's colorful creations at International Rose Test Garden, and finally admire the natural beauty at Lan Su Chinese Garden. Keep things going the next day: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Oregon Zoo, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Wildwood Trail, then walk around Laurelhurst Park, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Eastbank Esplanade.

To find traveler tips and other tourist information, refer to the Portland tour builder.

You can fly from San Francisco to Portland in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from San Francisco in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Portland, with highs around 85°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Portland Japanese Garden ©
Portland Japanese Garden
Powell's City of Books ©
Powell's City of Books
International Rose Test Garden ©
International Rose Test Garden

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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.
Olympic National Park is known for nature, scenic drive, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a memorable drive along Hurricane Ridge, hike along Second Beach Trail, explore the activities along Crescent Lake, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Ozette Loop Hike.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Olympic National Park trip planner.

Fly from Portland to Olympic National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, Olympic National Park is a bit cooler than Portland - with highs of 72°F and lows of 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

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

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Seattle

Seattle ©

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Seattle: Tacoma (Point Defiance Park & Museum of Glass). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, observe the fascinating underwater world at Seattle Aquarium, stroll through Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, and walk around Waterfall Garden Park.

Make your Seattle itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can do a combination of bus and ferry from Olympic National Park to Seattle in 5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Olympic National Park in August: high temperatures in Seattle hover around 80°F and lows are around 61°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

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Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park ©

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.
Glacier National Park is known for nature, scenic drive, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: hike along Iceberg Lake Trail, take a memorable drive along Going-to-the-Sun Road, admire the verdant scenery at Logan Pass, and stroll through Avalanche Lake.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Glacier National Park trip itinerary maker site.

You can fly from Seattle to Glacier National Park in 4.5 hours. Another option is to drive. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. Traveling from Seattle in August, plan for a bit cooler nights in Glacier National Park, with lows around 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
Highlights from your plan
Iceberg Lake Trail ©
Iceberg Lake Trail
Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier
Virginia Falls ©
Virginia Falls

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Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©

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: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, explore the striking landscape at Biscuit Basin, hike along Observation Point Trail, and identify plant and animal life at Lamar Valley.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park road trip tool.

Drive from Glacier National Park to Yellowstone National Park in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car, bus, and taxi. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Glacier National Park in August, with highs in Yellowstone National Park at 70°F and lows at 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Mount Washburn ©
Mount Washburn
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring

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Grand Teton National Park

Grand Teton National Park ©

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.
Grand Teton National Park is known for wildlife, scenic drive, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: look for all kinds of wild species at Grand Teton, contemplate the long history of Mormon Row Historic District, trek along Menor's Ferry Historical Trail, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Taggart Lake.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Grand Teton National Park trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Getting from Yellowstone National Park to Grand Teton National Park by car takes about 1.5 hours. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August, you will find days in Grand Teton National Park are somewhat warmer (78°F), and nights are about the same (43°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails
Highlights from your plan
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
Cascade Canyon Trail ©
Cascade Canyon Trail
Teton Park Road
Teton Park Road

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