15 days in Western US Itinerary

15 days in Western US Itinerary

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15 days in Western US Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  16​h 15​min
1
West Glacier
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  9​h 45​min
4
Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: London

3
nights
West Glacier

West Glacier ©
West Glacier is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in eastern Flathead County, Montana, United States. Get outdoors at River Rafting & Tubing and Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near West Glacier: Glacier National Park (Iceberg Lake Trail, Grinnell Glacier, & more).

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the West Glacier day trip planning tool .

London, UK to West Glacier is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -7 hour difference. While traveling from London, expect somewhat warmer days and little chillier nights in West Glacier, ranging from highs of 33°C to lows of 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in West Glacier

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Side Trip

Glacier National Park
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Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier
Iceberg Lake Trail ©
Iceberg Lake Trail

3
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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Step out of the city life by going to Alcatraz Island and Muir Woods National Monument. Bring the kids along to Exploratorium and Japanese Tea Garden. There's still lots to do: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, cast your line with a fishing tour, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and walk around Golden Gate Park.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our San Francisco road trip planner.

You can fly from West Glacier to San Francisco in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from West Glacier in August, plan for a bit cooler days and a bit warmer nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

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Side Trip

Muir Woods National Monument
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

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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.
Take a break from the city and head to Glacier Point and Tuolumne Meadows. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Taft Point, trek along Panorama Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lembert Dome, and make a trip to Olmsted Point.

To find where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park planning website .

You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. While traveling from San Francisco, expect a bit warmer days and little chillier nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail

4
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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.
Visiting Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Upper Geyser Basin will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: trek along Artist Point, take in the natural beauty of Midway Geyser Basin, admire all the interesting features of Firehole Canyon Drive, and take in the dramatic natural features at Natural Bridge Trail.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Yosemite National Park to Yellowstone National Park in 10 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus, flight, and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Yosemite National Park to Yellowstone National Park is 1 hour. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in August: high temperatures in Yellowstone National Park hover around 24°C and lows are around 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring

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