19 days in Western US Itinerary

19 days in Western US Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Western US travel planner

Make it your trip
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Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
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Grand Teton National Park
— 1 night
Fly to Flagstaff, Bus to Grand Canyon National Park
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
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San Francisco
— 1 night
Fly
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Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly
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Glacier National Park
— 2 nights
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Yellowstone National Park

— 4 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.
Uncle Tom's Trail and S Rim Trail will appeal to history buffs. Step out of the city life by going to Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Old Faithful. There's still lots to do: take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring, take in the dramatic scenery at Mystic Falls Trail, explore the striking landscape at Aurum Geyser, and explore the activities along Firehole River.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park journey planner.

Pittsburgh to Yellowstone National Park is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, shuttle, and car. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. When traveling from Pittsburgh in August, plan for a bit cooler days and colder nights in Yellowstone National Park: temperatures range from 70°F by day to 38°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to drive to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 26 — 30:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Grand Teton.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Grand Teton National Park trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Yellowstone National Park to Grand Teton National Park in 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). Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
Find places to stay Aug 30 — 31:
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Grand Canyon National Park

— 2 nights
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
On the 1st (Wed), get to know the fascinating history of Bright Angel Point, then take some stellar pictures from Pipe Creek Vista, then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, and finally hike along South Kaibab Trail. Keep things going the next day: see the world from above with a helicopter tour and then trek along Rim Trail.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park journey planning app.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Grand Teton National Park to Grand Canyon National Park takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Grand Teton National Park in August, expect a bit warmer with lows of 50°F in Grand Canyon National Park. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature
Find places to stay Aug 31 — Sep 2:

Las Vegas

— 2 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.
On the 3rd (Fri), examine the collection at The Mob Museum and then admire the majestic nature at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. On your second day here, browse the different shops at The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian Resort, make a trip to Fountains of Bellagio, and then shop like a local with The Strip.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Las Vegas trip website.

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. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September, you will find days in Las Vegas are a bit warmer (93°F), and nights are much hotter (71°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 2 — 4:

Yosemite National Park

— 4 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.
Popular historic sites such as Pioneer Yosemite History Center and Yosemite Valley Chapel are in your itinerary. Get outdoors at Glacier Point and Tioga Pass. There's still lots to do: stroll through Tuolumne Meadows, hike along Lembert Dome, contemplate the waterfront views at Tenaya Lake, and get great views at Yosemite, Tunnel View.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Yosemite National Park day trip website.

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Yosemite National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Las Vegas in September, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are slightly colder (74°F), and nights are much colder (38°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
Find places to stay Sep 4 — 8:

San Francisco

— 1 night

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Golden Gate Bridge, go for a walk through Lombard Street, then step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco route maker.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in San Francisco when traveling from Yosemite National Park in September, with lows around 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Seattle.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Shopping
Find places to stay Sep 8 — 9:

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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): wander the streets of Pike Place Market, explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, then make a trip to Space Needle, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Hiram M. Chittenden Locks. On your second day here, view the masterpieces at Glasshouse Studio, admire the masterpieces at Seattle Art Museum, then examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, and finally explore the wide array of goods at Nordstrom.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Seattle trip itinerary planning site.

Fly from San Francisco to Seattle in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 72°F, and evening lows to 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to fly to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 9 — 11:

Glacier National Park

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): take in the dramatic natural features at Grinnell Glacier.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Glacier National Park trip planner.

You can fly from Seattle to Glacier National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Seattle to Glacier National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Seattle in September, Glacier National Park is little chillier at night with lows of 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors
Find places to stay Sep 11 — 13:
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