18 days in Western US Itinerary

18 days in Western US Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Western US travel planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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San Francisco
— 1 night
Drive
2
Yosemite National Park
— 6 nights
Drive
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Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Drive
4
Grand Canyon National Park
— 5 nights
Drive
5
Moab
— 2 nights
Drive to Grand Junction, Fly to Roanoke

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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 16th (Sat): snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge. Keep things going the next day: go for a walk through Lombard Street, step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, then take a stroll through Fisherman's Wharf, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grace Cathedral.

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Roanoke to San Francisco is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Roanoke to San Francisco, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. April in San Francisco sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Neighborhoods

Yosemite National Park

— 6 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.
Visiting Nevada Falls Loop and McGurk Meadow will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: take a memorable tour with YExplore Yosemite Adventures - Day Tours, identify plant and animal life at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, get great views at Yosemite, Tunnel View, and take in the dramatic natural features at Half Dome.

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You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from San Francisco in April: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 59°F, while lows dip to 28°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

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 plan includes some of its best attractions: get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, try your luck at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, and take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas holiday planner.

Drive from Yosemite National Park to Las Vegas in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in April, things will get warmer in Las Vegas: highs are around 80°F and lows about 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Fun & Games · Casinos · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Grand Canyon National Park

— 5 nights
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Get some historical perspective at Hermit's Rest and Grand Canyon Railway Depot. Step out of the city life by going to Grand Canyon South Rim and Bright Angel Trail. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Rim Trail, cruise along East Rim Drive, take some stellar pictures from Lipan Point, and admire the landmark architecture of Lookout Studio.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park trip builder.

You can drive from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Las Vegas, expect a bit cooler days and cooler nights in Grand Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of 62°F to lows of 26°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to drive to Moab.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Tours

Moab

— 2 nights

Red Desert

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): get a dose of the wild on Deep Desert Expeditions and then trek along Double Arch.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Moab trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Moab takes 5.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in May, expect Moab to be somewhat warmer, temps between 76°F and 49°F. On the 3rd (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Trails

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