8 days in Western US Itinerary

8 days in Western US Itinerary

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Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
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San Francisco
— 1 night
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Seattle
— 1 night
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Glacier National Park
— 2 nights

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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: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, trek along Observation Point Trail, witness a stunning natural landmark at Castle Geyser, and get outside with Morning Glory Pool.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park route planner.

Louisville to Yellowstone National Park is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and car. Traveling from Louisville to Yellowstone National Park, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Louisville in July, plan for little chillier days and cooler nights in Yellowstone National Park: temperatures range from 73°F by day to 39°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
Highlights from your trip
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Hot Spring
Old Faithful
4.5

1
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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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, then take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and then snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Yellowstone National Park to San Francisco in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car, bus, shuttle, and train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Yellowstone National Park to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July since evenings lows in San Francisco dip to 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in San Francisco

Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Alcatraz Island
4.7
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Pier / Boardwalk
Fisherman's Wharf
3.4

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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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): meet the residents at Seattle Aquarium, take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, then shop like a local with Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally wander the streets of Pike Place Market.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Seattle online journey planner.

Fly from San Francisco to Seattle in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in July, you will find days in Seattle are a bit warmer (79°F), and nights are about the same (60°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping · Neighborhoods · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks
Highlights from your trip
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Observation Deck
Space Needle
4.3
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Neighborhood
Pike Place Market
4.3

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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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): take a memorable drive along Going-to-the-Sun Road, admire the sheer force of Virginia Falls, then take some stellar pictures from Jackson Glacier Overlook, and finally trek along Iceberg Lake Trail.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Glacier National Park tour planning website.

You can fly from Seattle to Glacier National Park in 4.5 hours. Another option is to drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Seattle to Glacier National Park is 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Seattle in July: highs in Glacier National Park hover around 85°F, while lows dip to 49°F. You will have some time to spend on the 18th (Sun) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Scenic Drive · Nature
Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Virginia Falls
4.9
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Scenic Drive
Going-to-the-Sun Road
4.8

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