57 days in Western US Itinerary

57 days in Western US Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Western US tour builder

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Fly
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Yellowstone National Park
— 6 nights
Drive
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Grand Teton National Park
— 4 nights
Fly to Flagstaff, Bus to Maswik Lodge
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 5 nights
Drive
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Las Vegas
— 4 nights
Fly
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San Diego
— 2 nights
Drive
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Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 6 nights
Drive
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Carmel
— 2 nights
Drive
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St. Helena
— 1 night
Drive
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San Francisco
— 6 nights
Fly
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Glacier National Park
— 5 nights
Fly
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Seattle
— 2 nights
Ferry
13
Olympic National Park
— 6 nights
Bus to Seattle, Fly to London Heathrow

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Yellowstone National Park

— 6 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.
Step out of the city life by going to Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Old Faithful. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Hayden Valley, take in the natural beauty of Upper Geyser Basin, cruise along Firehole Canyon Drive, and explore and take pictures at Grand Loop Road.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary builder app.

London, UK to Yellowstone National Park is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Yellowstone National Park is minus 7 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from London in September, with highs in Yellowstone National Park at 18°C and lows at 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can go by car to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

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.
Get in touch with nature at Grand Teton and Teton Park Road. Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape of Amphitheater Lake, hike along Cascade Canyon Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at String Lake, and explore the stunning scenery at Cascade Canyon.

To see photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Grand Teton National Park online trip maker.

You can drive from Yellowstone National Park to Grand Teton National Park in 1.5 hours. While traveling from Yellowstone National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Grand Teton National Park, ranging from highs of 23°C to lows of 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trip

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Bright Angel Point and Grand Canyon Railway Depot. Take a break from the city and head to Grand Canyon South Rim and Bright Angel Trail. There's much more to do: hike along Rim Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at South Kaibab Trail, explore the stunning scenery at Inner Canyon, and take some stellar pictures from Powell Point.

For other places to visit and tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park holiday planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Grand Teton National Park to Grand Canyon National Park takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. When traveling from Grand Teton National Park in September, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Grand Canyon National Park: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can go by car to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Tours

Las Vegas

— 4 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.
For shopping fun, head to The Strip or The Forum Shops at Caesars. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Mob Museum and The Neon Museum. There's lots more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, try to win big at Mandalay Bay, enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck, and take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas trip itinerary planner.

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. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Grand Canyon National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Las Vegas, ranging from highs of 39°C to lows of 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping · Fun & Games · Casinos · Neighborhoods

San Diego

— 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Mission Beach Park and then stroll through La Jolla Cove. Keep things going the next day: immerse yourself in nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, then enjoy the sand and surf at Black's Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Children's Pool.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read San Diego road trip site.

You can fly from Las Vegas to San Diego in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Las Vegas in September, expect nights in San Diego to be about the same, around 23°C, while days are slightly colder, around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature

Los Angeles

— 5 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.
Shop till you drop at Montana Avenue and Amoeba Music. Escape the urban bustle at Santa Monica State Beach and Will Rogers State Beach. And it doesn't end there: take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Los Angeles travel planner.

Drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. When traveling from San Diego in September, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Los Angeles: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Yosemite National Park

— 6 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.
Step out of the city life by going to Glacier Point and Panorama Trail. The adventure continues: stroll through Tuolumne Meadows, trek along Four Mile Trail, make a trip to Yosemite Village, and take in the dramatic natural features at El Capitan.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park trip builder site.

Getting from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car. When traveling from Los Angeles in October, plan for a bit cooler days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 22°C, while nights are much colder with lows around -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Carmel.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Carmel

— 2 nights
Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply called Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. On the 9th (Fri), tour the pleasant surroundings at Del Mar Beach, admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos, and then stroll through China Cove and Gibson Beach. Keep things going the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, enjoy the sand and surf at Asilomar State Beach, and then kick back and relax at Pacific Grove Shoreline Parkway Marine Refuge.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Carmel road trip planner.

Drive from Yosemite National Park to Carmel in 5 hours. Expect warmer evenings in Carmel when traveling from Yosemite National Park in October, with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to drive to St. Helena.

Things to do in Carmel

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

St. Helena

— 1 night

The Heart Of Napa Valley

The city of St.
On the 11th (Sun), learn about winemaking at B Cellars Vineyards and Winery, then do a tasting at Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards, then learn about winemaking at VGS Chateau Potelle, and finally do a tasting at Modus Operandi Cellars.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read St. Helena trip maker site.

You can drive from Carmel to St. Helena in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight; or fly. Traveling from Carmel in October, expect nights in St. Helena to be little chillier, around 9°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in St. Helena

Wineries

Side Trip

San Francisco

— 6 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Head to Union Square and Ferry Building Marketplacefor plenty of shopping. Get a sense of the local culture at Alcatraz Island and SS Jeremiah O'Brien. Take a break from San Francisco with a short trip to Muir Woods National Monument in Mill Valley, about 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, wander the streets of SoMa, stop by Chinatown, and go for a walk through Fisherman's Wharf.

To find photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read San Francisco trip itinerary maker app.

Drive from St. Helena to San Francisco in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and subway; or take a bus. Traveling from St. Helena in October, expect nights in San Francisco to be a bit warmer, around 15°C, while days are slightly colder, around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Neighborhoods · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Grinnell Glacier and Iceberg Lake Trail. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic scenery at Virginia Falls, hike along Highline Trail, appreciate the views at Logan Pass, and explore the activities along Swiftcurrent Falls.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Glacier National Park online road trip planner.

Getting from San Francisco to Glacier National Park by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from San Francisco in October: highs in Glacier National Park hover around 15°C, while lows dip to 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Seattle

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): make a trip to Space Needle, admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, then pick up some local products at Pike Place Market, and finally look for gifts at Elliott Bay Book Company. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at Seattle Art Museum, then examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Alki Beach.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Seattle trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Glacier National Park to Seattle by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Glacier National Park to Seattle is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Glacier National Park in October, things will get a bit warmer in Seattle: highs are around 20°C and lows about 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to catch the ferry to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Beaches

Olympic National Park

— 6 nights
In Olympic National Park, ancient rainforests and ocean tidal pools at lower elevations contrast with wildflower-filled alpine meadows and snowcapped peaks.
Get in touch with nature at Sol Duc Falls and Hurricane Ridge. There's much more to do: delve into the lush surroundings at Olympic National Park, trek along High Divide, admire the sheer force of Bunch Creek Falls, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Murhut Falls.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Olympic National Park trip itinerary site.

Traveling by ferry from Seattle to Olympic National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Seattle in October, Olympic National Park is a bit cooler at night with lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature