15 days in Western US Itinerary

15 days in Western US Itinerary

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15 days in Western US Itinerary

Start: Valparaiso
Drive:  19​h
1
Grand Junction
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
Moab
— 1 day
Drive:  5​h 30​min
3
Zion National Park
— 1 night
car:  7​h
4
Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
6
Laguna Beach
— 3 nights
Drive:  7​h 45​min
7
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  10​h 45​min
8
Colorado Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  16​h 15​min
End: Valparaiso

1
night
Grand Junction

Grand Junction ©
The city of Grand Junction is the home rule municipality that is the county seat and the most populous municipality of Mesa County, Colorado, United States. Grand Mesa has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Grand Mesa.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Grand Junction trip planner .

Valparaiso to Grand Junction is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Valparaiso to Grand Junction, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Valparaiso in February: high temperatures in Grand Junction hover around 48°F and lows are around 25°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to go by car to Moab.

Things to do in Grand Junction

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Grand Mesa ©
Grand Mesa

1
day
Moab

Moab ©
The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): take in the dramatic natural features at Double Arch and then look for gifts at The T Shirt Shop.

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Traveling by car from Grand Junction to Moab takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. March in Moab sees daily highs of 62°F and lows of 32°F at night. On the 1st (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors Nature Parks

Side Trip

Double Arch
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Double Arch ©
Double Arch
The T Shirt Shop ©
The T Shirt Shop

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): take in breathtaking views at Zion's Main Canyon and then take in breathtaking views at Taylor Creek.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Zion National Park trip planning app .

You can drive from Moab to Zion National Park in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of car, flight, and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 64°F in March, and nighttime lows around 30°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can travel to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Zion's Main Canyon ©
Zion's Main Canyon

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night
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
On the 3rd (Tue), explore the stunning scenery at Mosaic Canyon.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Death Valley National Park trip itinerary maker site .

Do a combination of taxi and bus from Zion National Park to Death Valley National Park in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Zion National Park to Death Valley National Park due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Zion National Park in March: high temperatures in Death Valley National Park hover around 70°F and lows are around 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Nature Parks

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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 3rd (Tue), take a stroll through The LINQ Promenade.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Las Vegas journey planning app .

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 March, Las Vegas is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel to Laguna Beach.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Neighborhoods Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lake Mead National Recreation Area
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The Strip ©
The Strip
The LINQ Promenade ©
The LINQ Promenade
Lake Mead National Recreation Area ©

3
nights
Laguna Beach

Laguna Beach ©
Laguna Beach is a seaside resort city located in southern Orange County, California, in the United States. Get in touch with nature at Crystal Cove and Aliso Beach Park. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Seal Beach and Pacific Marine Mammal Center. The adventure continues: stroll through Corona Del Mar State Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Table Rock Beach, get outside with Shaws Cove, and stop by Buy Hand.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Laguna Beach itinerary builder website .

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to Laguna Beach takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In March, daytime highs in Laguna Beach are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Laguna Beach

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Seal Beach, Corona Del Mar State Beach
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Shaws Cove ©
Shaws Cove
Crystal Cove ©
Crystal Cove
Seal Beach ©
Seal Beach

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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.
Step out of the city life by going to Grand Canyon South Rim and Lipan Point. The adventure continues: explore the stunning scenery at Inner Canyon, see the interesting displays at Kolb Studio, cruise along East Rim Drive, and take some stellar pictures from Shoshone Point.

To see where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park online travel route planner .

Getting from Laguna Beach to Grand Canyon National Park by car takes about 8 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Laguna Beach to Grand Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Laguna Beach in March, expect nights in Grand Canyon National Park to be much colder, around 23°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can go by car to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Nature Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
East Rim Drive ©
East Rim Drive
Lipan Point ©
Lipan Point

1
night
Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs ©
Stunning Garden of the Gods Park scenery, blue skies and the glory of Pikes Peak-America’s Mountain have attracted visitors to Colorado Springs for more than a century.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): examine the collection at Rosemount Museum and then look for all kinds of wild species at Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Cherokee Ranch and Castle and then pick up a one of a kind souvenir at The Barn Antiques and Specialty Shops.

For photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Colorado Springs holiday planner.

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Colorado Springs by car takes about 11 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Colorado Springs can reach 57°F, while at night they dip to 28°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Cherokee Ranch and Castle, Rosemount Museum, Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center, The Barn Antiques and Specialty Shops
Highlights from your plan
Cherokee Ranch and Castle ©
Cherokee Ranch and Castle
Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center ©
Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center
Rosemount Museum ©
Rosemount Museum

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