15 days in Western US Itinerary

15 days in Western US Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Western US trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Flagstaff, Bus to Grand Canyon National Park
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly
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San Diego
— 3 nights
Drive
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Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly
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San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly

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Grand Canyon National Park

— 1 night
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 27th (Mon): explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim. On the next day, make a trip to Grand Canyon Village.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park road trip planning app.

Columbus to Grand Canyon National Park is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Columbus to Grand Canyon National Park is minus 2 hours. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Columbus in December since evenings lows in Grand Canyon National Park dip to 15°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Nature

Las Vegas

— 3 nights

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Las Vegas is known for nightlife, shopping, and casinos. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the majestic nature at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, try to win big at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, and appreciate the extensive heritage of The Strip.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Las Vegas trip planner.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in December, plan for somewhat warmer days in Las Vegas, with highs around 57°F, while nights are much hotter with lows around 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to fly to San Diego.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Fun & Games · Parks · Casinos · Nature

San Diego

— 3 nights

America's Finest City

Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
San Diego is known for zoos & aquariums, museums, and beaches. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire nature's wide array of creatures at San Diego Zoo, stroll around Sunset Cliffs Natural Park, take in nature's colorful creations at Balboa Park, and see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the San Diego trip itinerary app.

You can fly from Las Vegas to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Las Vegas in December: high temperatures in San Diego hover around 68°F and lows are around 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Fun & Games · Trails

Los Angeles

— 4 nights

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Venture out of the city with trips to Disneyland Park (in Anaheim) and Bergamot Station (in Santa Monica). Pack the 5th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, explore the world behind art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, learn more about the world around you at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, and admire the striking features of Walt Disney Concert Hall.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip itinerary planner.

Getting from San Diego to Los Angeles by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. In January in Los Angeles, expect temperatures between 70°F during the day and 49°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

San Francisco

— 3 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, parks, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, get a taste of the local shopping with Ferry Building Marketplace, take in the pleasant sights at Lombard Street, and get curious at California Academy of Sciences.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read San Francisco road trip app.

Getting from Los Angeles to San Francisco by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Los Angeles in January, plan for little chillier days in San Francisco, with highs around 59°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods