60 days in Western US Itinerary

60 days in Western US Itinerary

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60 days in Western US Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly + taxi:  10​h
Glacier National Park
— 6 nights
taxi + Fly:  5​h
San Francisco
— 6 nights
Drive:  4​h
Yosemite National Park
— 6 nights
Drive:  8​h 45​min
Las Vegas
— 6 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 30​min
Moab
— 4 nights
Fly + taxi:  6​h 45​min
Yellowstone National Park
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Cody
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  5​h
Zion National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
Page
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Grand Canyon National Park
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Sedona
— 5 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h 15​min
Santa Fe
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Toronto

6
days
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Going-to-the-Sun Road and Iceberg Lake. Change things up with a short trip to The Polebridge Mercantile in Polebridge (about 50 minutes away). Spend the 12th (Wed) exploring nature at Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park. There's much more to do: appreciate the views at Logan Pass, trek along Grinnell Glacier, contemplate the waterfront views at McDonald Creek, and take in the dramatic scenery at Baring Falls.

For maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Glacier National Park trip itinerary builder website .

Toronto, Canada to Glacier National Park is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from Toronto to Glacier National Park is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Toronto in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Glacier National Park, with lows of 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sat) to allow time for travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trip

The Polebridge Mercantile
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Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier
Logan Pass ©
Logan Pass
Garden Wall ©
Garden Wall

6
days
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Dedicate the 18th (Tue) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. The adventure continues: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, wander the streets of SoMa, examine the collection at Exploratorium, and take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our San Francisco trip builder tool .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Glacier National Park to San Francisco in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Glacier National Park to San Francisco is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Glacier National Park in September, San Francisco is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 17°C. On the 21st (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

#Parks, #Tours, #Neighborhoods
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

5
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Glacier Point and Tunnel View. Take a break from Yosemite National Park with a short trip to Tioga Rd in Lee Vining, about 52 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome, don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, explore the activities along Tenaya Lake, and hike along Panorama Trail.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park trip website .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. Traveling from San Francisco in September, Yosemite National Park is much colder at night with lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

Side Trip

Tioga Rd
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows

6
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 discover tucked-away gems like Valley of Fire State Park and Helicopter Tours. Take a break from Las Vegas with a short trip to Hoover Dam in Boulder City, about 42 minutes away. There's lots more to do: admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains, take an in-depth tour of Titanic, try your luck at Wynn Las Vegas, and take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Las Vegas trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to Las Vegas takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight; or do a combination of car, bus, and train. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in September, plan for somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in Las Vegas: temperatures range from 39°C by day to 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time for travel to Moab.

Things to do in Las Vegas

#Parks, #Nature, #Tours

Side Trips

Boulder City, Valley of Fire State Park
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Bellagio Fountains ©
Bellagio Fountains
Valley of Fire State Park ©
Valley of Fire State Park

3
days
Moab

Moab ©
The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Dead Horse Point State Park and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. Explore Moab's surroundings by going to Arches National Park (Delicate Arch & Partition Arch). There's more to do: stroll through Double Arch and stop by Moab Rock Shop.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Moab visit planning site .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Las Vegas to Moab takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Las Vegas in October, with highs in Moab at 23°C and lows at 5°C. You will have some time to spend on the 7th (Sun) before leaving for Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Moab

#Parks, #Nature, #Trails

Side Trip

Arches National Park
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Dead Horse Point State Park ©
Dead Horse Point State Park
Delicate Arch ©
Delicate Arch
Double Arch ©
Double Arch

6
days
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Lamar Valley. Venture out of the city with trips to Grand Teton (in Grand Teton National Park) and Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center (in West Yellowstone). There's still lots to do: take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, trek along Artist Point, take in the dramatic natural features at Lower Geyser Basin, and get to know the fascinating history of Uncle Tom's Trail.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Moab to Yellowstone National Park takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and taxi; or drive. When traveling from Moab in October, plan for much colder days and a bit cooler nights in Yellowstone National Park: temperatures range from 10°C by day to -4°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can go by car to Cody.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center, Grand Teton
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton

4
days
Cody

Cody ©
A genuine cowboy city, Cody is famous for its nightly rodeos and its proximity to the protected wilderness areas of the world's first national park, now designated as one of the country's World Heritage Sites.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Buffalo Bill Center of the West and Chief Joseph Hwy. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Old Trail Town, delve into the lush surroundings at Shoshone National Forest, get a new perspective on nature at Draper Natural History Museum, and see human ingenuity at work at Buffalo Bill Dam.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Cody online route planner .

You can drive from Yellowstone National Park to Cody in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in October, things will get a bit warmer in Cody: highs are around 15°C and lows about 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Cody

#Museums, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Chief Joseph Hwy, Beartooth Highway
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Buffalo Bill Center of the West ©
Buffalo Bill Center of the West
Old Trail Town ©
Old Trail Town
Buffalo Bill Dam ©
Buffalo Bill Dam

4
days
Zion National Park

Zion National Park ©
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to The Narrows and Zion Canyon Scenic Drive. Take a break from Zion National Park with a short trip to Navajo/Queens Garden Loop in Bryce Canyon National Park, about 1h 40 min away. Next up on the itinerary: trek along Angel's Landing and take a memorable drive along Zion Shuttle.

To find where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Zion National Park trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Cody to Zion National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Cody in October: highs in Zion National Park hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Page.

Things to do in Zion National Park

#Outdoors, #Trails, #Parks

Side Trip

Navajo/Queens Garden Loop
Highlights from your plan
The Narrows ©
The Narrows
Angel's Landing ©
Angel's Landing

4
days
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park and Nature & Wildlife Tours. When in Page, make a side trip to see River Rafting & Tubing in Marble Canyon, approximately 44 minutes away. Spend the 23rd (Tue) behind the viewfinder with an inspiring photography tour. It doesn't end there: take in breathtaking views at Lower Antelope Canyon and admire the engineering at Glen Canyon Dam Overlook.

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Traveling by car from Zion National Park to Page takes 3.5 hours. Traveling from Zion National Park in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Page, with lows of 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Page

#Tours, #Outdoors, #Parks

Side Trips

River Rafting & Tubing, Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park
Highlights from your plan
Photography Tours
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park ©
Lower Antelope Canyon ©
Lower Antelope Canyon

6
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Bright Angel Trail and Bearizona Wildlife Park. Go for a jaunt from Grand Canyon National Park to Williams to see Thunder Eagle Native Art about 1h 40 min away. There's much more to do: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, get great views at Mather Point, stop by Canyon Village Marketplace, and tour the pleasant surroundings at South Kaibab Trail.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park online trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Page to Grand Canyon National Park by car takes about 2.5 hours. While traveling from Page, expect little chillier days and colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Sedona.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

#Parks, #Trails, #Outdoors

Side Trip

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

5
days
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Cathedral Rock and Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179). Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sedona: Montezuma Castle National Monument (in Camp Verde) and Lowell Observatory (in Flagstaff). Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at Bell Rock, explore the stunning scenery at Oak Creek Canyon, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and make a trip to Sedona Airport Overlook.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Sedona day trip app .

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Sedona in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in October, you will find days in Sedona are a bit warmer (29°C), and nights are much hotter (15°C). On the 5th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Sedona

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Montezuma Castle National Monument, Lowell Observatory
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Cathedral Rock ©
Cathedral Rock
Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179) ©
Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179)
Bell Rock ©
Bell Rock

2
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.
On the 6th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Museum of International Folk Art, then make a trip to Canyon Road, and then pause for some serene contemplation at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi. On the next day, steep yourself in history at Loretto Chapel, take a memorable drive along The Plaza, and then admire the masterpieces at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Santa Fe trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Sedona to Santa Fe takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Sedona in November: high temperatures in Santa Fe hover around 14°C and lows are around -1°C. On the 7th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Santa Fe

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Canyon Road ©
Canyon Road
Loretto Chapel ©
Loretto Chapel

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