15 days in Western US Itinerary

15 days in Western US Itinerary

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San Francisco
— 2 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
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Santa Monica
— 1 day
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 day
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Page
— 1 night
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Zion National Park
— 1 night
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Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
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Glacier National Park
— 2 nights

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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 9th (Mon): explore the galleries of The Marine Mammal Center, get to know the fascinating history of Golden Gate Promenade, then see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mary's Cathedral.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco itinerary planning tool.

Berlin, Germany to San Francisco is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -9 hour difference. In August, daytime highs in San Francisco are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

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Golden Gate Promenade ©
Golden Gate Promenade
The Marine Mammal Center ©
The Marine Mammal Center
St. Mary's Cathedral ©
St. Mary's Cathedral

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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.
On the 10th (Tue), look for all kinds of wild species at Nature Center at Happy Isles, get interesting insight from YExplore Yosemite Adventures - Day Tours, then explore the striking landscape at Cloud's Rest, and finally make a trip to Olmsted Point.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park day trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in August, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be a bit cooler, around 7°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 32°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to catch the bus to Santa Monica.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Wildlife
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Olmsted Point ©
Olmsted Point
Four Mile Trail ©
Four Mile Trail
Nature Center at Happy Isles ©
Nature Center at Happy Isles

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Santa Monica

Santa Monica ©

Fortunate People in a Fortunate Land

A famed resort town since the early 20th century, Santa Monica sits on the picturesque Santa Monica Bay, bordered on three sides by the city of Los Angeles.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): head outdoors with Pro Sup Shop, explore the landscape on two wheels at South Bay Bicycle Trail, then kick back and relax at Carbon Beach, then discover the deep blue sea with Malibu Divers, and finally take an in-depth tour of Santa Monica History Museum.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Santa Monica trip maker site.

Traveling by bus from Yosemite National Park to Santa Monica takes 14 hours. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in August: highs in Santa Monica hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Trails

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South Bay Bicycle Trail ©
South Bay Bicycle Trail
Malibu Divers ©
Malibu Divers
Pro Sup Shop ©
Pro Sup Shop

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Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park ©
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): take in breathtaking views at Yavapai Point, take a pleasant ride with Canyon Trail Rides, and then admire the striking features of Grand Canyon Railway Depot.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Santa Monica to Grand Canyon National Park in 8 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Santa Monica to Grand Canyon National Park. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Grand Canyon National Park when traveling from Santa Monica in August, with lows around 11°C. On the 13th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Page.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Nature
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Yavapai Point ©
Yavapai Point
Grand Canyon Railway Depot ©
Grand Canyon Railway Depot

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Page

Page ©

Center of Canyon Country

Originally little more than a simple camp constructed to house workers who built a nearby dam on the Colorado River, Page is now a popular stop for travelers preparing a trip to Arizona's canyon country.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): have fun at Gunfighter Canyon and then see human ingenuity at work at The Chains.

Before you visit Page, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Page by car takes about 2.5 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August: high temperatures in Page hover around 39°C and lows are around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Page

Parks · Nature · Museums · Wildlife

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Gunfighter Canyon ©
Gunfighter Canyon
Paria Rimrocks Toadstool Hoodoos ©
Paria Rimrocks Toadstool Hoodoos
Waterholes Canyon ©
Waterholes Canyon

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Zion National Park

Zion National Park ©
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): stroll through Watchman Trail, explore the striking landscape of Hidden Canyon, then trek along Temple of Sinawava Trail, and finally hike along Riverside Walk.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Zion National Park online tour itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of shuttle and car from Page to Zion National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Page in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Zion National Park, with lows of 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
Find places to stay Aug 14 — 16:
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Hidden Canyon ©
Hidden Canyon
Watchman Trail ©
Watchman Trail
Temple of Sinawava Trail ©
Temple of Sinawava Trail

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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.
Step out of the city life by going to Grand Loop Road and Castle Geyser. Discover out-of-the-way places like Biscuit Basin and Artists’ Paintpots. There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at Natural Bridge Trail, witness a stunning natural landmark at Blue Star Spring, explore the striking landscape of Aurum Geyser, and identify plant and animal life at Beryl Spring.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park road trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Zion National Park to Yellowstone National Park takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, train, taxi, and shuttle. Traveling from Zion National Park in August, you will find days in Yellowstone National Park are much colder (24°C), and nights are slightly colder (3°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
Find places to stay Aug 16 — 19:
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Grand Loop Road ©
Grand Loop Road
Biscuit Basin ©
Biscuit Basin
Artists’ Paintpots ©
Artists’ Paintpots

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): trek along Cracker Lake Hike, take some stellar pictures from Jackson Glacier Overlook, and then get to know the fascinating history of Garden Wall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Bullhead Lake, explore the activities along Fishercap Lake, then take in the dramatic scenery at Apikuni Falls, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Josephine.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Glacier National Park trip itinerary website.

You can drive from Yellowstone National Park to Glacier National Park in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. In August, Glacier National Park is somewhat warmer than Yellowstone National Park - with highs of 33°C and lows of 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
Find places to stay Aug 19 — 21:
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Cracker Lake Hike ©
Cracker Lake Hike
Apikuni Falls ©
Apikuni Falls
Garden Wall ©
Garden Wall

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