15 days in Western US Itinerary

15 days in Western US Itinerary

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Whitefish
— 1 day
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Glacier National Park
— 1 night
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Missoula
— 1 night
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Big Sky
— 1 night
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Jackson Hole
— 1 night
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Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
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San Francisco
— 2 nights
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Las Vegas
— 1 night
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Bryce Canyon National Park
— 1 night
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Moab
— 1 night
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Aspen
— 1 night
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Denver
— 1 night

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Whitefish

Whitefish ©
Whitefish is a city in Flathead County, Montana, United States. Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): sample the tasty concoctions at Great Northern Brewing Company and then test your problem-solving skills at Hidden Key Escape Games.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Whitefish tour itinerary maker.

Pittsburgh to Whitefish is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Pittsburgh to Whitefish, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Pittsburgh in October, things will get little chillier in Whitefish: highs are around 56°F and lows about 31°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can go by car to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Whitefish

Breweries & Distilleries · Fun & Games
Find places to stay Oct 10 — 11:
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Great Northern Brewing Company ©
Great Northern Brewing Company
Hidden Key Escape Games ©
Hidden Key Escape Games

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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.
On the 11th (Sun), take some stellar pictures from Jackson Glacier Overlook and then take in the dramatic natural features at Grinnell Glacier.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Glacier National Park holiday planning app.

You can drive from Whitefish to Glacier National Park in 1.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 56°F, and evening lows to 31°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Missoula.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature
Find places to stay Oct 10 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier
Jackson Glacier Overlook ©
Jackson Glacier Overlook

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Missoula

Missoula ©
Missoula is a city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, see the interesting displays at Museum of Mountain Flying, sample the tasty concoctions at Imagine Nation Brewing Co, then let the kids burn off some steam at McCormick Park, and finally grab your bike and head to Silver Park.

For maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Missoula day trip planning app.

You can drive from Glacier National Park to Missoula in 3.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and bus. Expect a daytime high around 58°F in October, and nighttime lows around 33°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can drive to Big Sky.

Things to do in Missoula

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife
Find places to stay Oct 11 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation ©
Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation
Imagine Nation Brewing Co ©
Imagine Nation Brewing Co
Museum of Mountain Flying ©
Museum of Mountain Flying

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Big Sky

Big Sky ©
Big Sky is a census-designated place (CDP) in Gallatin and Madison counties in southwestern Montana. Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): relax and rejuvenate at OZssage Therapeutic Massage & Spa, then pause for some serene contemplation at The Soldiers Chapel, then make a trip to Big Sky Chapel, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Ousel Falls Trail.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Big Sky vacation planning website.

Traveling by car from Missoula to Big Sky takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of bus and car. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Missoula in October: high temperatures in Big Sky hover around 50°F and lows are around 25°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Jackson Hole.

Things to do in Big Sky

Parks · Outdoors · Spas
Find places to stay Oct 12 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
OZssage Therapeutic Massage & Spa ©
OZssage Therapeutic Massage & Spa
Big Sky Chapel ©
Big Sky Chapel
The Soldiers Chapel
The Soldiers Chapel

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Jackson Hole

Jackson Hole ©
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.
On the 14th (Wed), take a memorable tour with Fish The Fly Guide Service & Travel.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Jackson Hole vacation builder site.

Traveling by car from Big Sky to Jackson Hole takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 55°F, and evening lows to 28°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Jackson Hole

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife
Find places to stay Oct 13 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Fish The Fly Guide Service & Travel ©
Fish The Fly Guide Service & Travel

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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, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, hike along Panorama Trail, make a trip to Half Dome, and admire all the interesting features of Tioga Pass.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Jackson Hole to Yosemite National Park takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Jackson Hole to Yosemite National Park. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Jackson Hole in October: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 66°F, while lows dip to 28°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
Find places to stay Oct 14 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Half Dome ©
Half Dome
Taft Point ©
Taft Point

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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): step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, then wander the streets of Fisherman's Wharf, and then snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge. On the next day, take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, walk around Golden Gate Park, and then browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco trip planner.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and subway; or take a bus. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in October, you will find days in San Francisco are a bit warmer (73°F), and nights are warmer (56°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature
Find places to stay Oct 17 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): explore the striking landscape at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, then take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, then make a trip to Fountains of Bellagio, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Las Vegas trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Las Vegas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in October, expect nights in Las Vegas to be about the same, around 60°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 82°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to drive to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Oct 19 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area ©
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area
Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens ©

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Bryce Canyon National Park

Bryce Canyon National Park ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): take in the pleasant sights at Paria View, then get great views at Inspiration Point, then stroll through Navajo Loop Trail, and finally hike along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Bryce Canyon National Park trip builder site.

You can drive from Las Vegas to Bryce Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of shuttle and car. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Las Vegas in October, things will get much colder in Bryce Canyon National Park: highs are around 61°F and lows about 29°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Moab.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails
Find places to stay Oct 20 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop ©
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop
Inspiration Point ©
Inspiration Point
Navajo Loop Trail ©
Navajo Loop Trail

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Moab

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Deep Desert Expeditions, stroll through Bike Fiend, and then see Off-Road Tours.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Moab trip planning app.

You can drive from Bryce Canyon National Park to Moab in 5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in October, expect Moab to be a bit warmer, temps between 71°F and 42°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Aspen.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
Find places to stay Oct 21 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Off-Road Tours
Deep Desert Expeditions ©
Deep Desert Expeditions
Bike Fiend ©
Bike Fiend

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Aspen

Aspen ©
Known as a ski resort town, Aspen's history goes back to its roots as a silver-mining village tucked away in an isolated valley of the Rocky Mountains.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Maroon Bells.

Plan trip to Aspen with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by car from Moab to Aspen takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or fly. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Moab in October; daily highs in Aspen reach 60°F and lows reach 30°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Denver.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Oct 22 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Maroon Bells ©
Maroon Bells

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Denver

Denver ©
Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art and then sample the fine beverages at Stranahan's Colorado Whiskey Tour.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Denver route planning app.

Do a combination of flight and train from Aspen to Denver in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Aspen in October, expect Denver to be somewhat warmer, temps between 67°F and 40°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Denver

Breweries & Distilleries · Museums
Find places to stay Oct 23 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Stranahan's Colorado Whiskey Tour ©
Stranahan's Colorado Whiskey Tour
Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art ©
Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art

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