23 days in Western US Itinerary

23 days in Western US Itinerary

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23 days in Western US Itinerary

Start: Durham
Fly:  7 h
1
Grand Teton National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
2
Yellowstone National Park
— 5 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Taxi:  7 h 45 min
3
Glacier National Park
— 3 nights
Taxi + Fly:  5 h 15 min
4
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h
5
Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
Bus + Fly:  8 h 45 min
6
Page
— 3 nights
Fly:  8 h 45 min
End: Durham

2
nights
Grand Teton National Park

Grand Teton National Park ©
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Grand Teton and Taggart Lake. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Cascade Canyon Trail, take a memorable drive along 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chapel of the Transfiguration, and admire the verdant scenery at Potholes Turnout, Grand Teton National Park.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Grand Teton National Park trip site .

Durham to Grand Teton National Park is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Durham in July: highs in Grand Teton National Park hover around 79°F, while lows dip to 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
Cascade Canyon Trail ©
Cascade Canyon Trail
Taggart Lake ©
Taggart Lake

5
nights
Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Get outdoors at Yellowstone National Park and Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. There's much more to do: witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring, take in the dramatic natural features at Natural Bridge Trail, hike along Artists’ Paintpots, and don't miss a visit to Artist Point.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary planner .

Drive from Grand Teton National Park to Yellowstone National Park in 3 hours. Traveling from Grand Teton National Park in July, expect Yellowstone National Park to be a bit cooler, temps between 73°F and 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Artist Point ©
Artist Point
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Yellowstone National Park ©
Yellowstone National Park

3
nights
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park and Grinnell Glacier. And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic scenery at Virginia Falls, explore the activities along Swiftcurrent Lake, take a memorable drive along Going-to-the-Sun Road, and take in the dramatic natural features at Jackson Glacier Overlook.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Glacier National Park visit planner.

You can do a combination of car, flight, and taxi from Yellowstone National Park to Glacier National Park in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July: high temperatures in Glacier National Park hover around 85°F and lows are around 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier
Iceberg Lake Trail ©
Iceberg Lake Trail

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): contemplate the long history of Golden Gate Bridge and then walk around Golden Gate Park. On the 22nd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get to know the fascinating history of Filbert Steps, step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, then take a stroll through Fisherman's Wharf, and finally make a trip to Lombard Street.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco day trip site .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Glacier National Park to San Francisco takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Glacier National Park to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Glacier National Park in July, plan for slightly colder days and somewhat warmer nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 73°F by day to 57°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Nature
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

5
nights
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Tuolumne Meadows and Glacier Point. There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, hike along Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, and stroll through Panorama Trail.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. When traveling from San Francisco in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 83°F, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Page.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Find places to stay Jul 22 — 27:
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Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows

3
nights
Page

Page ©
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Bright Angel Trail and Walhalla Overlook. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Page: Grand Canyon National Park (Powell Point, Grand Canyon South Rim, & more). It doesn't end there: have fun at Gunfighter Canyon.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Page online vacation planner .

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Page by combination of bus and flight takes about 9 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle. Traveling from Yosemite National Park to Page, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Page, with highs around 98°F, while nights are much warmer with lows around 73°F. You'll have a few hours on the 31st (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Page

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Grand Canyon National Park
Find places to stay Jul 27 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Cape Royal ©
Cape Royal

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