20 days in Western US Itinerary

20 days in Western US Itinerary

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20 days in Western US Itinerary

Start: Cedar Rapids
Fly:  5 h 30 min
1
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
2
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  7 h 45 min
3
San Diego
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  4 h 15 min
5
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h
6
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
7
Seattle
— 3 nights
Fly:  7 h 30 min
End: Cedar Rapids

2
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.
Las Vegas is known for nightlife, shopping, and casinos. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, try your luck at Paris Las Vegas, get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, and don't miss a visit to Fountains of Bellagio.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Las Vegas online travel planner.

Cedar Rapids to Las Vegas is an approximately 5.5- hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Cedar Rapids in March, things will get much warmer in Las Vegas: highs are around 74°F and lows about 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

3
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.
Grand Canyon National Park is known for nature, trails, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, hike along South Kaibab Trail, get outside with Bar 10 Ranch Activities, and make a trip to Grand Canyon Railway Depot.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park is 1 hour. When traveling from Las Vegas in March, plan for slightly colder days in Grand Canyon National Park, with highs around 57°F, while nights are much colder with lows around 23°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail

1
night
San Diego

San Diego ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Building and Lily Pond and then get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Tue): appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument, see the interesting displays at Timken Museum of Art, and then enjoy some diversion at Balboa Park.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read San Diego route planning tool.

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to San Diego by combination of bus and flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in March, plan for a bit warmer days in San Diego, with highs around 69°F, while nights are much hotter with lows around 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park
Cabrillo National Monument ©
Cabrillo National Monument

3
nights
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Step out of Los Angeles with an excursion to Disneyland Park in Anaheim--about 36 minutes away. The adventure continues: examine the collection at The Getty Center, get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood, stroll the grounds of Hollywood Forever Cemetery, and enjoy some music at Walt Disney Concert Hall.

For photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from San Diego to Los Angeles takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In March in Los Angeles, expect temperatures between 74°F during the day and 54°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Nightlife

Side Trips

Disneyland Park, Norton Simon Museum
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

3
nights
Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, trek along May Lake Trailhead, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Swinging Bridge Picnic Area Yosemite National Park CA, and admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park trip itinerary maker website.

Do a combination of flight and car from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in April, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are a bit cooler (59°F), and nights are much colder (28°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall
Valley View ©
Valley View

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
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 plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, walk around Golden Gate Park, don't miss a visit to Book Passage, and steep yourself in history at Alcatraz Island.

Before you visit San Francisco, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in April, you will find days in San Francisco are a bit warmer (67°F), and nights are much warmer (51°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Seattle.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

3
nights
Seattle

Seattle ©
Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): observe the fascinating underwater world at Seattle Aquarium, then take a stroll through Pike Place Market, then explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Seattle Art Museum, examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, and then admire the natural beauty at Bellevue Botanical Garden.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Seattle online travel planner.

You can fly from San Francisco to Seattle in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco in April, expect Seattle to be slightly colder, temps between 61°F and 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Bellevue Botanical Garden
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

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