13 days in Western US Itinerary

13 days in Western US Itinerary

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13 days in Western US Itinerary

Start: Auckland
Fly + Drive:  20​h 45​min
1
Hood River
— 1 day
+3
bus + tram + Fly + taxi:  8​h
2
Sedona
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Page
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
5
Moab
— 1 day
Drive + Fly:  5​h
6
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
7
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: Auckland

1
day
Hood River

Hood River ©
The city of Hood River is the seat of Hood River County, Oregon, United States. Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): trek along Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail and then look for all kinds of wild species at Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Hood River trip planner .

Auckland Central, New Zealand to Hood River is an approximately 21-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Auckland Central to Hood River is minus 20 hours. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Auckland Central in April: highs in Hood River hover around 17°C, while lows dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can travel to Sedona.

Things to do in Hood River

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail
Highlights from your plan

1
night
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
On the 2nd (Tue), explore the striking landscape at Bell Rock and then explore the striking landscape at Cathedral Rock. On your second day here, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, take in breathtaking views at Oak Creek Canyon, and then take a memorable drive along Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179).

Plan my trip to Sedona with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi from Hood River to Sedona in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. Traveling from Hood River in April, expect nights in Sedona to be about the same, around 10°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Nature Scenic Drive
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Rock ©
Cathedral Rock
Bell Rock ©
Bell Rock
Oak Creek Canyon ©
Oak Creek Canyon

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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at South Kaibab Trail, take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, and then get great views at Pima Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take some stellar pictures from Mather Point and then hike along Rim Trail.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park attractions planner .

You can drive from Sedona to Grand Canyon National Park in 2.5 hours. When traveling from Sedona in April, plan for a bit cooler days and colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park: temperatures range from 19°C by day to -3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to drive to Page.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
Mather Point ©
Mather Point

1
night
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.
On the 6th (Sat), get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, then explore the stunning scenery at Lower Antelope Canyon, and then explore the striking landscape at Paria Canyon Wilderness Area.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Page trip maker site .

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Page in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in April, you will find days in Page are a bit warmer (26°C), and nights are much hotter (10°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Moab.

Things to do in Page

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trip

Paria Canyon Wilderness Area
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Lower Antelope Canyon ©
Lower Antelope Canyon

1
day
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 7th (Sun): grab your bike and head to Hurrah Pass Road, admire the majestic nature at Dead Horse Point State Park, and then stop by Sandstone Gallery.

For ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Moab road trip website .

Drive from Page to Moab in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Page in April, things will get a bit cooler in Moab: highs are around 22°C and lows about 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Moab

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Dead Horse Point State Park ©
Dead Horse Point State Park
Hurrah Pass Road ©
Hurrah Pass Road

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.
On the 8th (Mon), take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, enjoy some music at Bellagio Fountains, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower Experience at Paris Las Vegas. On the 9th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: try to win big at Wynn Las Vegas, then have fun at Battlefield Vegas, and then get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip.

Plan my day in Las Vegas using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Getting from Moab to Las Vegas by combination of car and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Moab to Las Vegas. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Moab in April: high temperatures in Las Vegas hover around 31°C and lows are around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Neighborhoods Shopping Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Battlefield Vegas ©
Battlefield Vegas
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): take a stroll through Fisherman's Wharf, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Alcatraz Island, and then take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge. On the next day, browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, catch a ride on Cable Cars, then examine the collection at de Young Museum, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Golden Gate Park.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the San Francisco travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and subway; or drive. Traveling from Las Vegas in April, things will get slightly colder in San Francisco: highs are around 22°C and lows about 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Park ©
Golden Gate Park

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