14 days in Western US Itinerary

14 days in Western US Itinerary

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14 days in Western US Itinerary

Start: Honolulu, Oahu
Fly:  7​h 30​min
1
San Francisco
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Carmel
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
bus + Drive:  8​h
4
Death Valley National Park
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Sedona
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  5​h 30​min
8
Santa Fe
— 1 night
+2
Fly + tram + bus:  9​h
9
Cannon Beach
— 1 night
+2
bus + tram + Fly:  10​h 45​min
End: Honolulu, Oahu

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day
San Francisco

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco tour itinerary planner.

Honolulu to San Francisco is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Honolulu to San Francisco. While traveling from Honolulu, expect little chillier days and colder nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 67°F to lows of 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to drive to Carmel.

Things to do in San Francisco

Tours
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings

1
night
Carmel

Carmel ©
Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply called Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Monterey Bay and then immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Carmel day trip planning app .

Getting from San Francisco to Carmel by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 64°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Carmel

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Monterey Bay
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Monterey Bay ©
Monterey Bay

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night
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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): take some stellar pictures from Tunnel View and then explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park trip itinerary planning tool .

Drive from Carmel to Yosemite National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of shuttle, flight, and car. Traveling from Carmel in April, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be colder, around 28°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can drive to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Yosemite, Tunnel View ©
Yosemite, Tunnel View

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day
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): take in the dramatic natural features at Zabriskie Point and then contemplate the waterfront views at Badwater Basin.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Death Valley National Park online trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to Death Valley National Park in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in April, plan for somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Death Valley National Park: temperatures range from 77°F by day to 49°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Badwater Basin ©
Badwater Basin
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point

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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): try to win big at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck, then take a stroll through The LINQ Promenade, and finally try your luck at Wynn Las Vegas. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Titanic, make a trip to Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas Sign, then examine the collection at Madame Tussauds - Las Vegas, then have fun at Battlefield Vegas, and finally examine the collection at The Neon Museum.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Las Vegas tour itinerary site .

Traveling by car from Death Valley National Park to Las Vegas takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in April, Las Vegas is a bit warmer at night with lows of 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Fun & Games Museums Casinos
Highlights from your plan
Wynn Las Vegas ©
Wynn Las Vegas
The LINQ Promenade ©
The LINQ Promenade
Bellagio Hotel and Casino ©
Bellagio Hotel and Casino

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night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): trek along Bright Angel Trail.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park online holiday planner .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Las Vegas in April, expect nights in Grand Canyon National Park to be colder, around 26°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 62°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Sedona.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Trails Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail

2
nights
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
On the 21st (Sun), explore the striking landscape at Cathedral Rock and then take in the dramatic natural features at Bell Rock. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, learn about winemaking at Pillsbury Wine Company North, and then take a memorable drive along Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179).

To find reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Sedona sightseeing app .

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Sedona in 2.5 hours. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in April, plan for a bit warmer days in Sedona, with highs around 72°F, while nights are warmer with lows around 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Sedona

Nature Parks Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Pillsbury Wine Company North
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Rock ©
Cathedral Rock
Spas & Wellness
Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179) ©
Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179)

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): explore the world behind art at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, soothe aching muscles at Absolute Nirvana Spa & Gardens, then get to know the fascinating history of Canyon Road, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Loretto Chapel, then steep yourself in history at Santa Fe Plaza, and then wander the streets of Barrio de Analco.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Santa Fe trip itinerary maker tool .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Sedona to Santa Fe in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Sedona in April; daily highs in Santa Fe reach 67°F and lows reach 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Spas
Highlights from your plan
Canyon Road ©
Canyon Road
Absolute Nirvana Spa & Gardens ©
Absolute Nirvana Spa & Gardens

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night
Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): stroll through Haystack Rock and then kick back and relax at Hug Point State Recreation Site. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Fri): kick back and relax at Cannon Beach.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Cannon Beach holiday planner .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Santa Fe to Cannon Beach in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus; or drive. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from Santa Fe in April, plan for little chillier days in Cannon Beach, with highs around 58°F, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Hug Point State Recreation Site
Highlights from your plan
Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach

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