9 days in Western US Itinerary

9 days in Western US Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Western US trip itinerary maker

Make it your trip
Drive
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Jackson Hole
— 1 day
Drive
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Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Grand Teton National Park
— 1 night
Fly
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Bryce Canyon National Park
— 1 night
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Drive to Parowan, Bus to 243 W 400 S, Fly to Kalispell
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Glacier National Park
— 1 night
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Jackson Hole

— 1 day
The Jackson Hole valley is approximately 97 km (60 mi) long and 24 km (15 mi) wide, encompassing the town of Jackson, Teton Village, and the northern section of Grand Teton National Park.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): get outside with Bridger Gondola, get outside with Solitude Excursions, don't miss a visit to Jackson Hole Shootout, then view the masterpieces at Made, and finally don't miss a visit to Wild By Nature Gallery.

To see photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Jackson Hole trip planner.

Philadelphia to Jackson Hole is an approximately 9-hour 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. When traveling from Philadelphia in August, plan for a bit cooler days and colder nights in Jackson Hole: temperatures range from 78°F by day to 43°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can go by car to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Jackson Hole

Outdoors · Shopping · Museums

Yellowstone National Park

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): take in the natural beauty of Daisy Geyser, witness a stunning natural landmark at Castle Geyser, stroll through Lone Star Geyser, then admire the sheer force of Kepler Cascades, and finally take in the natural beauty of West Thumb Geyser Basin. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hike along Observation Point Trail, contemplate the geological forces at Monument Geyser Basin, take in the dramatic natural features at Artists Paintpots, cruise along Firehole Lake Drive, then admire the sheer force of Gibbon Falls, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Lehardy's Rapids.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park holiday planner.

You can drive from Jackson Hole to Yellowstone National Park in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Jackson Hole in August, things will get a bit cooler in Yellowstone National Park: highs are around 70°F and lows about 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to drive to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Grand Teton National Park

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): explore the striking landscape at Grand View Point, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Elk Ranch Flats Turnout, Grand Teton National Park, take in the awesome beauty at Cathedral Group, then explore the activities along Leigh Lake, and finally stroll through Menor's Ferry Historical Trail.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Grand Teton National Park trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Yellowstone National Park to Grand Teton National Park in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August, expect nights in Grand Teton National Park to be about the same, around 43°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 78°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Bryce Canyon National Park

— 1 night
You can find hoodoos--rock pillars formed by erosion--all around the world, but those of Bryce Canyon National Park remain the standard bearers thanks to their bright red color, tall stature, and arrangement in large amphitheaters.
On the 7th (Fri), take in the dramatic natural features at Three Wisemen and then get great views at Paria View.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Bryce Canyon National Park online vacation planner.

Getting from Grand Teton National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. In August, daily temperatures in Bryce Canyon National Park can reach 77°F, while at night they dip to 46°F. On the 7th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Nature · Parks
Highlights from your trip

Glacier National Park

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): explore the activities along Iceberg Lake, trek along Cracker Lake Hike, then get great views at Jackson Glacier Overlook, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Baring Falls.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Glacier National Park trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Bryce Canyon National Park to Glacier National Park by combination of car, bus, and flight takes about 10 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. When traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Glacier National Park: temperatures range from 83°F by day to 48°F at night. On the 9th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors