17 days in Western US Itinerary

17 days in Western US Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Western US trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Grand Junction, Drive to Moab
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Moab
— 3 nights
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Drive to Grand Junction, Fly to Flagstaff, Bus to Maswik Lodge
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
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Sedona
— 3 nights
Drive
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Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly
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Monterey
— 1 night
Drive
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San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly
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Portland
— 1 night
Fly

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Moab

— 3 nights

Red Desert

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Bring the kids along to River Rafting & Tubing and Off-Road Tours. Get in touch with nature at Delicate Arch and Climbing Tours. There's more to do: scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

To find ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Moab holiday builder.

Minneapolis to Moab is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and car. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from Minneapolis in June, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Moab: temperatures range from 95°F by day to 61°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Parks

Side Trip

Grand Canyon National Park

— 4 nights
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Attractions like Grand Canyon South Rim and Rim Trail make great kid-friendly stops. Get in touch with nature at South Kaibab Trail and Inner Canyon. There's still lots to do: take some stellar pictures from Mather Point, stroll through Tonto Trail, hike along Red Canyon Trail, and admire all the interesting features of Bright Angel Point.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park trip planner.

Do a combination of car, flight, and bus from Moab to Grand Canyon National Park in 11 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Moab in June, things will get a bit cooler in Grand Canyon National Park: highs are around 85°F and lows about 42°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Sedona.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Sedona

— 3 nights

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Get in touch with nature at Cathedral Rock and Devil's Bridge Trail. Explore hidden gems such as Bell Rock and Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179). And it doesn't end there: immerse yourself in nature at Slide Rock State Park, hike along Airport Mesa, explore and take pictures at Oak Creek Canyon, and identify plant and animal life at Red Rock State Park.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Sedona online journey maker.

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Sedona by car takes about 2.5 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in July: high temperatures in Sedona hover around 92°F and lows are around 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Las Vegas

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): have fun at Gun Garage, then take an in-depth tour of Titanic, and then explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. Here are some ideas for day two: wander the streets of The LINQ Promenade, admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then try to win big at Wynn Las Vegas, and finally see the interesting displays at Madame Tussauds - Las Vegas.

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

You can drive from Sedona to Las Vegas in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Sedona to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sedona in July, things will get a bit warmer in Las Vegas: highs are around 104°F and lows about 81°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Monterey.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Adventure

Monterey

— 1 night
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Carmel River State Beach.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Monterey driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to Monterey takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, Monterey is cooler than Las Vegas - with highs of 69°F and lows of 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Monterey

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

San Francisco

— 2 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 10th (Fri), steep yourself in history at Golden Gate Bridge, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island. On your second day here, take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, then get interesting insight from Tours, then delve into the lush surroundings at Muir Woods National Monument, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Filbert Street Stairs.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the San Francisco day trip tool.

Drive from Monterey to San Francisco in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. July in San Francisco sees daily highs of 73°F and lows of 57°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Portland.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Portland

— 1 night

City of Roses

A big city with a small-town feel, Portland is home to the country's biggest rose test garden, perched on a hill overlooking downtown.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): stop by Powell's City of Books, admire the natural beauty at Portland Japanese Garden, and then take in nature's colorful creations at International Rose Test Garden.

To see ratings and more tourist information, you can read our Portland online trip builder.

You can fly from San Francisco to Portland in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from San Francisco in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Portland, with highs around 83°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Shopping