20 days in Western US Itinerary

20 days in Western US Itinerary

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Start: Mumbai
Fly + Drive:  23 h 45 min
1
Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Bus:  12 h 15 min
2
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  7 h 30 min
3
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Bus:  4 h 15 min
4
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  4 h
5
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
6
Seattle
— 1 night
Fly + Taxi:  4 h 15 min
7
Glacier National Park
— 3 nights
Taxi + Fly:  23 h 45 min
End: Mumbai

4
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Upper Geyser Basin. There's still lots to do: witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring, explore the striking landscape at Natural Bridge Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Storm Point Trail, and appreciate the extensive heritage of S Rim Trail.

For maps and tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park trip website.

Mumbai, India to Yellowstone National Park is an approximately 24- hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of bus, train, flight, and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Mumbai to Yellowstone National Park is minus 12.5 hours. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Mumbai in July: highs in Yellowstone National Park hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grand Loop Road ©
Grand Loop Road
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful

2
nights
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.
Get in touch with nature at Grand Canyon South Rim and Bright Angel Trail. There's much more to do: hike along South Kaibab Trail, explore the stunning scenery at Inner Canyon, get great views at Lookout Studio, and get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park online vacation builder.

Traveling by combination of car, flight, and bus from Yellowstone National Park to Grand Canyon National Park takes 12.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle; or do a combination of car, shuttle, flight, and bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July; daily highs in Grand Canyon National Park reach 34°C and lows reach 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails
Highlights from your plan
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail

1
night
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Santa Monica State Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and then take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: find something for the whole family at Disneyland Park and then shop like a local with The Grove.

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You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Los Angeles in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Los Angeles due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in July, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 22°C in Los Angeles. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can catch the bus to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach

3
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 Glacier Point and Nevada Falls Loop. And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at Taft Point, take a memorable drive along Tioga Pass, get great views at Washburn Point, and trek along Mono Pass Trail.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park trip maker website.

Traveling by bus from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park takes 12 hours. Expect cooler evenings in Yosemite National Park when traveling from Los Angeles in July, with lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

2
nights
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 14th (Tue): wander the streets of Union Square, then hunt for treasures at Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, then don't miss a visit to Golden Gate Bridge, and finally take a stroll around Civic Center. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at SS Jeremiah O'Brien, explore the striking landscape of Alcatraz Island, then take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and finally browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco journey planning app.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 7.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, plan for little chillier days in San Francisco, with highs around 26°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Ferry Building Marketplace ©
Ferry Building Marketplace
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

1
night
Seattle

Seattle ©
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.
On the 16th (Thu), stop by Elliott Bay Book Company, pick up some local products at Pike Place Market, then get a taste of the local shopping with Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally make a trip to Space Needle.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Seattle trip itinerary app.

You can fly from San Francisco to Seattle in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco in July, you will find days in Seattle are a bit warmer (30°C), and nights are about the same (18°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle

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.
On the 17th (Fri), explore the activities along McDonald Creek and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park. On the next day, explore the striking landscape at Grinnell Glacier, hike along Highline Trail, and then trek along Iceberg Lake Trail.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Glacier National Park trip planner.

Getting from Seattle to Glacier National Park by combination of flight and taxi takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Seattle to Glacier National Park due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Seattle in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Glacier National Park, with highs around 34°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around 11°C. On the 19th (Sun), you're off to home.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park ©
Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park
Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier
Iceberg Lake Trail ©
Iceberg Lake Trail

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