8 days in California, North Dakota & Montana Itinerary

8 days in California, North Dakota & Montana Itinerary

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8 days in California, North Dakota & Montana Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly + Drive:  4​h 15​min
1
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h
2
Bismarck
— 1 day
Fly:  8​h
3
Glacier National Park
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  5​h
4
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Los Angeles

2
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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, scenic drive, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, get great views at Tunnel View, stroll through Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias, and trek along Tuolumne Meadows.

Make your Yosemite National Park itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive; or do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi. Traveling from Los Angeles in August, Yosemite National Park is much colder at night with lows of 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel to Bismarck.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail

1
day
Bismarck

Bismarck
Bismarck is the capital of the U.S. For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Bismarck tour itinerary builder website .

Explore your travel options from Yosemite National Park to Bismarck with the Route module. The time zone difference when traveling from Yosemite National Park to Bismarck is 2 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Yosemite National Park in August since evenings lows in Bismarck dip to 56°F. On the 15th (Thu), you'll travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Bismarck

Parks Historic Sites Nature

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park. Here are some ideas for day two: trek along Iceberg Lake Trail, take in the dramatic natural features at Grinnell Glacier, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Virginia Falls.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Glacier National Park vacation site .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Bismarck to Glacier National Park. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Bismarck to Glacier National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Bismarck in August, expect slightly colder with lows of 48°F in Glacier National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

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

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Lombard Street, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, then step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, and finally snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge. Keep things going the next day: explore and take pictures at AT&T Park, browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, and then stroll through Golden Gate Park.

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Getting from Glacier National Park to San Francisco by combination of taxi and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Glacier National Park to San Francisco is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Glacier National Park in August, you will find days in San Francisco are slightly colder (73°F), and nights are a bit warmer (59°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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