29 days in Western US Itinerary

29 days in Western US Itinerary

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29 days in Western US Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly + Drive:  7​h 45​min
1
Yellowstone National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Grand Teton National Park
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
5
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
Grand Canyon National Park
— 7 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
7
Moab
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
8
Aspen
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: Toronto

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Mount Washburn. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Lower Geyser Basin, witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Yellowstone National Park, and admire the sheer force of Gibbon Falls.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park online tour itinerary maker .

Toronto, Canada to Yellowstone National Park is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or drive. Traveling from Toronto to Yellowstone National Park, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Toronto in October, you will find days in Yellowstone National Park are a bit cooler (9°C), and nights are much colder (-4°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can go by car to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Mount Washburn ©
Mount Washburn
Yellowstone National Park ©
Yellowstone National Park

4
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 String Lake. There's still lots to do: take a memorable drive along 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive, hike along Cascade Canyon Trail, explore the striking landscape of Amphitheater Lake, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cathedral Group.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Grand Teton National Park trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Yellowstone National Park to Grand Teton National Park by car takes about 1.5 hours. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in October, expect nights in Grand Teton National Park to be about the same, around -2°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
Amphitheater Lake ©
Amphitheater Lake
Cascade Canyon Trail ©
Cascade Canyon Trail

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Popular historic sites such as Alcatraz Island and Presidio of San Francisco are in your itinerary. Go for a jaunt from San Francisco to Mill Valley to see Muir Woods National Monument about 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and stroll around Golden Gate Park.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Grand Teton National Park to San Francisco takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Grand Teton National Park to San Francisco, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Grand Teton National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Muir Woods National Monument
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument

3
nights
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.
Get some historical perspective at Santa Monica Pier and Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park. Go for a jaunt from Los Angeles to Anaheim to see Disneyland Park about 36 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood, examine the collection at The Getty Center, stroll the grounds of Hollywood Forever Cemetery, and immerse yourself in nature at Topanga State Park.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Los Angeles visit planner.

You can fly from San Francisco to Los Angeles in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from San Francisco in October, with highs in Los Angeles at 32°C and lows at 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Parks Nature

Side Trips

Disneyland Park, Santa Monica Pier
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
Topanga State Park ©
Topanga State Park

2
nights
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 1st (Fri): take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and then make a trip to Fountains of Bellagio. On your second day here, try to win big at Bellagio Hotel and Casino and then get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Las Vegas itinerary maker site .

You can fly from Los Angeles to Las Vegas in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. October in Las Vegas sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Neighborhoods Shopping
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The Strip ©
The Strip
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio

7
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Grand Canyon South Rim and South Kaibab Trail. Next up on the itinerary: hike along Bright Angel Trail, stroll through Red Canyon Trail, get great views at Lipan Point, and pause for some photo ops at Powell Point.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park trip maker .

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Las Vegas in November, plan for slightly colder days in Grand Canyon National Park, with highs around 14°C, while nights are colder with lows around -6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can drive to Moab.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail

1
night
Moab

Moab ©
The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): take in the awesome beauty at Arches National Park.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Moab trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Moab takes 5.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in November, plan for a bit warmer nights in Moab, with lows around -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Aspen.

Things to do in Moab

Parks Trails Nature
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Arches National Park ©
Arches National Park

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): appreciate the history behind The John Denver Sanctuary and then take a memorable drive along Independence Pass.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Aspen day trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Moab to Aspen takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or fly. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Moab in November; daily highs in Aspen reach 9°C and lows reach -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Aspen

Outdoors Parks Scenic Drive
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Independence Pass ©
Independence Pass
Difficult Creek Trail ©
Difficult Creek Trail
The John Denver Sanctuary
The John Denver Sanctuary

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