20 days in Western US Itinerary

20 days in Western US Itinerary

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20 days in Western US Itinerary

Start: Sofia
Fly:  17​h 45​min
1
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Zion National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
4
Moab
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + taxi:  6​h 15​min
5
Sedona
— 3 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + Drive:  6​h 45​min
6
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 30​min
7
Seattle
— 1 night
Fly:  16​h 45​min
End: Sofia

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): see the interesting displays at Cable Car Museum, shop like a local with Exploratorium, and then step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island. Keep things going the next day: hunt for treasures at Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, delve into the lush surroundings at Muir Woods National Monument, then play a few rounds at Lincoln Park, and finally contemplate the long history of Golden Gate Bridge.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco online trip itinerary planner .

Sofia, Bulgaria to San Francisco is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Sofia to San Francisco, you'll gain 10 hours due to the time zone difference. In May, daily temperatures in San Francisco can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Muir Woods National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Titanic, then make a trip to Fountains of Bellagio, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. Keep things going the next day: stop by Las Vegas North Premium Outlets and then shop like a local with The Strip.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Las Vegas day trip website .

Fly from San Francisco to Las Vegas in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from San Francisco in May; daily highs in Las Vegas reach 36°C and lows reach 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can go by car to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
Titanic ©
Titanic

3
nights
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.
Step out of the city life by going to The Narrows and Angel's Landing. Step off the beaten path and head to Zion National Park and Zion Canyon Scenic Drive. Take a break from Zion National Park with a short trip to Best Friends Animal Sanctuary in Kanab, about 1h 30 min away. There's more to do: explore and take pictures at Zion Shuttle.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Zion National Park road trip planning app .

Getting from Las Vegas to Zion National Park by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Las Vegas in May, expect nights in Zion National Park to be much colder, around 5°C, while days are little chillier, around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can go by car to Moab.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Best Friends Animal Sanctuary
Highlights from your plan
The Narrows ©
The Narrows
Best Friends Animal Sanctuary ©
Best Friends Animal Sanctuary
Angel's Landing ©
Angel's Landing

3
nights
Moab

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 Canyonlands National Park. You'll discover tucked-away gems like River Rafting & Tubing and Delicate Arch. Step out of Moab with an excursion to Mesa Arch in Canyonlands National Park--about 50 minutes away. It doesn't end there: push the limits with an extreme tour.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Moab online driving holiday planner .

You can drive from Zion National Park to Moab in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of taxi, flight, and car. Traveling from Zion National Park in May, plan for a bit warmer nights in Moab, with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to travel to Sedona.

Things to do in Moab

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trips

Delicate Arch, Mesa Arch
Highlights from your plan
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Canyonlands National Park ©
Canyonlands National Park
Dead Horse Point State Park ©
Dead Horse Point State Park

3
nights
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Step off the beaten path and head to Cathedral Rock and Bell Rock. Visiting Bearizona Wildlife Park and Oak Creek Canyon will get you outdoors. Take a break from Sedona with a short trip to Walnut Canyon National Monument in Flagstaff, about 1h 05 min away. There's much more to do: trek along Devil's Bridge Trail, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and shop like a local with Exposures International Gallery of Fine Art.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Sedona day trip site .

Traveling by combination of car, flight, and taxi from Moab to Sedona takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle; or drive. 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 travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Walnut Canyon National Monument, Bearizona Wildlife Park
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Rock ©
Cathedral Rock
Walnut Canyon National Monument ©
Walnut Canyon National Monument
Bearizona Wildlife Park ©
Bearizona Wildlife Park

3
nights
Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Get in touch with nature at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Grand Teton. Discover out-of-the-way places like Old Faithful and Lamar Valley. Go for a jaunt from Yellowstone National Park to West Yellowstone to see Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center about 1h 20 min away. The adventure continues: take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring, hike along Brink of the Lower Falls Trail, explore the striking landscape at Natural Bridge Trail, and admire all the interesting features of Artist Point.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park tour planner .

Do a combination of taxi, flight, and car from Sedona to Yellowstone National Park in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and car; or drive. In June, Yellowstone National Park is colder than Sedona - with highs of 22°C and lows of 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center, Grand Teton
Highlights from your plan
Artist Point ©
Artist Point
Lamar Valley ©
Lamar Valley
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton

1
night
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.
On the 8th (Mon), examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, then take a stroll through 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 photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Seattle trip planner .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to Seattle in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Seattle is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in June, expect nights in Seattle to be much hotter, around 16°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

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