15 days in Western US Itinerary

15 days in Western US Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

Make it your trip
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Las Vegas
— 1 night
Drive
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Zion National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Sedona
— 2 nights
Fly
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Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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South Lake Tahoe
— 2 nights
Drive
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San Francisco
— 1 night
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Las Vegas

— 1 night

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
On the 11th (Sat), explore the striking landscape of Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Charleston, and then don't miss a visit to Fountains of Bellagio. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Titanic, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then identify plant and animal life at Lake Mead National Recreation Area, and finally walk around Veteran's Memorial Park.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Las Vegas trip tool.

London, UK to Las Vegas is an approximately 14-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from London to Las Vegas. When traveling from London in September, plan for much warmer days in Las Vegas, with highs around 39°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Zion National Park

— 1 night
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
On the 13th (Mon), trek along Kayenta Trail, trek along Riverside Walk, and then hike along Temple of Sinawava Trail.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Zion National Park journey planner.

You can drive from Las Vegas to Zion National Park in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Las Vegas to Zion National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Las Vegas in September, expect nights in Zion National Park to be much colder, around 10°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 34°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors

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.
On the 14th (Tue), explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, then walk around Indian Garden, then explore the stunning scenery at Yavapai Point, and finally take in breathtaking views at Inner Canyon.

Start your trip to Grand Canyon National Park by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Zion National Park to Grand Canyon National Park. In September, Grand Canyon National Park is little chillier than Zion National Park - with highs of 28°C and lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to Sedona.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Nature

Sedona

— 2 nights

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
On the 15th (Wed), get a dose of the wild on Arizona Tour & Travel - Day Tours, stroll through Fay Canyon Trail, then trek along Bear Mountain Trail, and finally stop by Psychic Readings by Nirup. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape at Snoopy Rock and then take a memorable drive along Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179).

For ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Sedona road trip website.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Sedona takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September, things will get a bit warmer in Sedona: highs are around 34°C and lows about 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Sedona

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Tours

Side Trip

Los Angeles

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): don't miss a visit to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, then examine the collection at The Nethercutt Collection, and then see the interesting displays at Hollywood Bowl Museum. On the 18th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at The Broad, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, then examine the collection at Madame Tussauds Hollywood, and finally admire the masterpieces at Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Los Angeles trip maker tool.

Fly from Sedona to Los Angeles in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Sedona to Los Angeles is minus 1 hour. In September in Los Angeles, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Childrens Museums

Yosemite National Park

— 3 nights
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Glacier Point and Vernal Fall. Get outdoors at Yosemite Falls and Yosemite, Tunnel View. There's lots more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bridalveil Fall, take in the dramatic natural features at Lembert Dome, look for all kinds of wild species at Nature Center at Happy Isles, and make a trip to Olmsted Point.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Yosemite National Park day trip app.

You can drive from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Los Angeles in September: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 27°C, while lows dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

South Lake Tahoe

— 2 nights
High in the Sierra Nevada mountains on the shore of one of America’s most scenic lakes, South Lake Tahoe captures the spirit of the outdoors and serves as a hub for tourism activities surrounding the lake.
On the 22nd (Wed), hike along Fallen Leaf Lake Trail, then contemplate the waterfront views at Fallen Leaf Lake, and then kick back and relax at Baldwin Beach. On your second day here, kick back and relax at Kiva Beach, hike along Angora Lakes Climb, and then cast your line with a fishing tour.

For other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read South Lake Tahoe trip planner.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to South Lake Tahoe takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in September, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can fly to San Francisco.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Beaches

Side Trips

San Francisco

— 1 night

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Thornton Beach State Park, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our San Francisco online tour planner.

Traveling by flight from South Lake Tahoe to San Francisco takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in San Francisco when traveling from South Lake Tahoe in September, with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lake Tahoe (California) travel guide

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Zipline · Ski Areas · State Parks
Lake of the Sky
Straddling the border between California and Nevada, Lake Tahoe draws visitors from both states and beyond to its shores. With an average of 300 sunny days annually, it's no surprise that the lake is a favorite among outdoor enthusiasts. The blue-green waters beckon travelers for swimming, boating, windsurfing, or kayaking. The lake also has a number of walking trails for those who don't want to get wet. In the colder months, skiers take to the surrounding mountains. The south shore is the most developed side of the lake, with more things to do, while the west and north shores are generally more tranquil.