20 days in Western US Itinerary

20 days in Western US Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Western US trip planner

Make it your trip
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San Francisco
— 2 nights
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Las Vegas
— 2 nights
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Zion National Park
— 3 nights
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Moab
— 3 nights
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Sedona
— 3 nights
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Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
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Seattle
— 1 night
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San Francisco

— 2 nights

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 22nd (Fri): examine the collection at Cable Car Museum, then get curious at Exploratorium, and then stroll through Alcatraz Island. Here are some ideas for day two: browse the eclectic array of goods at Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, then delve into the lush surroundings at Muir Woods National Monument, then play a few rounds at Lincoln Park, and finally snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco tour site.

Sofia, Bulgaria to San Francisco is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sofia to San Francisco is minus 10 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in May, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

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.
On the 24th (Sun), take an in-depth tour of Titanic, then ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, and then explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by Las Vegas North Premium Outlets and then get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas travel planner.

Fly from San Francisco to Las Vegas in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in May: high temperatures in Las Vegas hover around 36°C and lows are around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can drive to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Nature

Zion National Park

— 3 nights
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
Take a break from the city and head to Zion National Park and Best Friends Animal Sanctuary. Discover out-of-the-way places like Angel's Landing and Zion Canyon Scenic Drive. There's more to do: admire all the interesting features of Zion Shuttle and tour the pleasant surroundings at The Narrows.

For photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Zion National Park trip itinerary planning app.

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. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Zion National Park due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Las Vegas in May: highs in Zion National Park hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can drive to Moab.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trip

Moab

— 3 nights

Red Desert

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Step out of the city life by going to Dead Horse Point State Park and Delicate Arch. Bring the kids along to Canyonlands National Park and River Rafting & Tubing. Go for a jaunt from Moab to Canyonlands National Park to see Mesa Arch about 50 minutes away.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Moab sightseeing website.

Traveling by car from Zion National Park to Moab takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of flight and car. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Zion National Park in May since evenings lows in Moab dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) to allow time to drive to Sedona.

Things to do in Moab

Nature · Parks · Tours · Adventure

Side Trips

Sedona

— 3 nights

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Visiting Cathedral Rock and Devil's Bridge Trail will get you outdoors. Bring the kids along to Bearizona Wildlife Park and Oak Creek Canyon. Go for a jaunt from Sedona to Flagstaff to see Walnut Canyon National Monument about 1h 5 min away. There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at Bell Rock, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and take in the exciting artwork at Exposures International Gallery of Fine Art.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Sedona trip planner.

Traveling by car from Moab to Sedona takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of car and bus. May in Sedona sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 14°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

Yellowstone National Park

— 3 nights

World's Largest Collection of Geysers

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Grand Prismatic Spring. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Old Faithful and Grand Teton. Change things up with a short trip to Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center in West Yellowstone (about 1h 15 min away). And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Lamar Valley, hike along Brink of the Lower Falls Trail, witness a stunning natural landmark at Castle Geyser, and explore the striking landscape of Lake Butte Overlook.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park day trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Sedona to Yellowstone National Park takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and car. Traveling from Sedona in June, things will get cooler in Yellowstone National Park: highs are around 22°C and lows about 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can fly to Seattle.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Seattle

— 1 night

Emerald City

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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, then wander the streets of Pike Place Market, then explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally look for gifts at Elliott Bay Book Company.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Seattle trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by flight from Yellowstone National Park to Seattle takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Seattle due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in June: highs in Seattle hover around 27°C, while lows dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping · Museums · Neighborhoods