47 days in Western US Itinerary

47 days in Western US Itinerary

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47 days in Western US Itinerary

Milan
Fly:  21​h
Cannon Beach
— 2 nights
+3
bus + tram + Fly + shuttle:  9​h
Santa Fe
— 4 nights
Fly + shuttle:  4​h 45​min
Tucson
— 6 nights
Drive:  4​h
Sedona
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 30​min
Las Vegas
— 4 nights
bus:  3​h 30​min
Death Valley National Park
— 4 nights
bus:  5​h 30​min
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
Paso Robles
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Carmel
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  16​h 45​min
Milan

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day
Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Cannon Beach and then explore the striking landscape at Haystack Rock.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Cannon Beach trip itinerary planner.

Milan, Italy to Cannon Beach is an approximately 21-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -9 hour difference. When traveling from Milan in April, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Cannon Beach: temperatures range from 15°C by day to 6°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

#Beaches, #Outdoors, #Parks
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Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach

4
days
Santa Fe

Santa Fe ©
Santa Fe continuously ranks among the world's top holiday destinations, attracting visitors with its unusual combination of scenic beauty, rich history, cultural diversity, and high concentration of performing arts venues, fine restaurants, and interesting attractions.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Bandelier National Monument and Fort Union National Monument. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Canyon Road and Loretto Chapel. When in Santa Fe, make a side trip to see Taos Pueblo in Taos, approximately 1h 30 min away. And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, examine the collection at Museum of International Folk Art, explore the world behind art at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, and get a taste of the local shopping with The Plaza.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Santa Fe sightseeing planner .

Do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle from Cannon Beach to Santa Fe in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Cannon Beach to Santa Fe is 1 hour. When traveling from Cannon Beach in April, plan for somewhat warmer days in Santa Fe, with highs around 22°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Tucson.

Things to do in Santa Fe

#Historic Sites, #Nature, #Parks

Side Trips

Taos Pueblo, Fort Union National Monument, Bandelier National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Bandelier National Monument ©
Bandelier National Monument
Canyon Road ©
Canyon Road
Taos Pueblo ©
Taos Pueblo

5
days
Tucson

Tucson ©
One of the fastest-growing metropolitan areas in the country, Tucson is a city on a cultural crossroads, with European, Native American, Mexican, and Asian residents blending and sometimes conflicting with one another.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Pima Air & Space Museum and O.K. Corral. Step out of the city life by going to Sabino Canyon and Kartchner Caverns State Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Tucson: Tombstone Courthouse State Historic Park (in Tombstone), Kitt Peak National Observatory (in Sells) and San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area (in Hereford). There's still lots to do: take in the history at Mission San Xavier del Bac, brush up on your military savvy at Titan Missile Museum, and go for a stroll along the water at Patagonia Lake State Park.

To see photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Tucson day trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Santa Fe to Tucson takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Santa Fe in April, with highs in Tucson at 32°C and lows at 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to drive to Sedona.

Things to do in Tucson

#Parks, #Museums, #Nature

Side Trips

Tombstone, Titan Missile Museum, Kitt Peak National Observatory, San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area, Patagonia Lake State Park
Highlights from your plan
Sabino Canyon ©
Sabino Canyon
Pima Air & Space Museum ©
Pima Air & Space Museum
Mission San Xavier del Bac ©
Mission San Xavier del Bac

5
days
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Walnut Canyon National Monument and V-Bar-V Heritage Site. Escape the urban bustle at Oak Creek Canyon and Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179). There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at Bell Rock, look for all kinds of wild species at Red Rock State Park, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and hike along Devil's Bridge Trail.

To see where to stay and more tourist information, you can read our Sedona trip planning website .

Drive from Tucson to Sedona in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of flight and taxi. Traveling from Tucson in April, expect nights in Sedona to be about the same, around 11°C, while days are slightly colder, around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Sedona

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trips

V-Bar-V Heritage Site, Walnut Canyon National Monument
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Cathedral Rock ©
Cathedral Rock
Walnut Canyon National Monument ©
Walnut Canyon National Monument
Oak Creek Canyon ©
Oak Creek Canyon

4
days
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 Lower Antelope Canyon and Rim Trail. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Bright Angel Trail and South Kaibab Trail. There's much more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, hike along Tonto Trail, and examine the collection at Kolb Studio.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park tour itinerary website .

You can drive from Sedona to Grand Canyon National Park in 2.5 hours. When traveling from Sedona in May, plan for little chillier days in Grand Canyon National Park, with highs around 24°C, while nights are much colder with lows around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

#Parks, #Trails, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Lower Antelope Canyon
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Lower Antelope Canyon ©
Lower Antelope Canyon
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail

4
days
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Valley of Fire State Park and Titanic. You'll explore and learn at The Mob Museum and Madame Tussauds - Las Vegas. Take a break from Las Vegas with a short trip to Sanders Family Winery in Pahrump, about 1h 05 min away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, try your luck at Wynn Las Vegas, shop like a local with The Strip, and see the interesting displays at The Neon Museum.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Las Vegas trip itinerary builder website .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in May, expect nights in Las Vegas to be much warmer, around 20°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 36°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to take a bus to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

#Nature, #Parks, #Museums

Side Trips

Valley of Fire State Park, Sanders Family Winery
Highlights from your plan
Bellagio Fountains ©
Bellagio Fountains
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

3
days
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Zabriskie Point and Dante's View. Get in touch with nature at Badwater and Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge. Go for a jaunt from Death Valley National Park to Death Valley Junction to see Harmony Borax Works about 30 minutes away. It doesn't end there: take a memorable drive along Artists Dr and contemplate the waterfront views at Salt Creek Interpretive Trail.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Death Valley National Park day trip tool .

Getting from Las Vegas to Death Valley National Park by bus takes about 3.5 hours. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Las Vegas in May since evenings lows in Death Valley National Park dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to take a bus to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

#Nature, #Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Harmony Borax Works, Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge
Highlights from your plan
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Dante's View ©
Dante's View
Salt Creek Interpretive Trail ©
Salt Creek Interpretive Trail

3
days
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 Tunnel View. Spend the 16th (Wed) exploring nature at Bridalveil Fall. There's more to do: hike along May Lake Trailhead and look for all kinds of wild species at Nature Center at Happy Isles.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park tour planner.

Take a bus from Death Valley National Park to Yosemite National Park in 5.5 hours. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in May, things will get colder in Yosemite National Park: highs are around 21°C and lows about 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Paso Robles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tunnel View ©
Tunnel View
Bridalveil Fall ©
Bridalveil Fall

5
days
Paso Robles

Paso Robles ©
A town of hot springs and wine, Paso Robles (or "Pass of the Oaks") feels like a desert paradise to those who travel here.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Elephant Seal Rookery and Mission San Antonio de Padua. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Carhartt Vineyard and Tercero Wines. Venture out of the city with trips to San Simeon (Piedras Blancas & William Randolph Hearst Memorial Beach), Cambria (Moonstone Cellars & Moonstone Beach) and Morro Rock (in Morro Bay). There's more to do: learn about winemaking at San Marcos Creek Vineyard.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Paso Robles trip simple and quick.

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Paso Robles by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, bus, and train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in May: high temperatures in Paso Robles hover around 32°C and lows are around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can drive to Carmel.

Things to do in Paso Robles

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trips

San Simeon, Los Olivos, Cambria, Veris Cellars, Morro Rock
Highlights from your plan
Moonstone Beach ©
Moonstone Beach
Morro Rock ©
Morro Rock
Mission San Antonio de Padua ©
Mission San Antonio de Padua

3
days
Carmel

Carmel ©
Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply referred to as Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. Get in touch with nature at Point Lobos State Reserve and Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Carmel City Beach/Carmel River Beach and Asilomar State Beach. Explore Carmel's surroundings by going to Big Sur (Pfeiffer State Beach, Partington Cove, & more). There's more to do: cruise along Seventeen Mile Drive and snap pictures at Bixby Bridge.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Carmel online day trip planner .

You can drive from Paso Robles to Carmel in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Paso Robles in May, you will find days in Carmel are slightly colder (21°C), and nights are about the same (12°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Carmel

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trips

Big Sur, Asilomar State Beach
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos State Reserve ©
Point Lobos State Reserve
Carmel City Beach/Carmel River Beach ©
Pfeiffer State Beach ©
Pfeiffer State Beach

5
days
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get a sense of the local culture at Alcatraz Island and Twin Peaks. Step off the beaten path and head to Castello di Amorosa and Muir Woods National Monument. When in San Francisco, make a side trip to see Armstrong Redwood State Reserve in Guerneville, approximately 1h 40 min away. There's still lots to do: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, wander the streets of Union Square, explore the engaging exhibits at Exploratorium, and admire the masterpieces at Asian Art Museum.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip maker website .

You can drive from Carmel to San Francisco in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

#Nature, #Parks, #Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Castello di Amorosa, Muir Woods National Monument, Armstrong Redwood State Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Castello di Amorosa ©
Castello di Amorosa
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument

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