22 days in California & Western US Itinerary

22 days in California & Western US Itinerary

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Fly
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Monterey
— 1 night
Drive
2
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Zion National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Moab
— 2 nights
Drive
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
8
Sedona
— 4 nights
Drive
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Tucson
— 1 night
Shuttle to Phoenix, Fly to Santa Fe
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Santa Fe
— 3 nights
Fly

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Monterey

Monterey is a city in the U.S. On the 4th (Sun), take in the dramatic scenery at McWay Falls, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Pfeiffer State Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Asilomar State Beach, then immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos, then kick back and relax at Carmel River State Beach, and finally get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Monterey online journey planner.

Warsaw, Poland to Monterey is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Warsaw to Monterey is minus 9 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Warsaw in April; daily highs in Monterey reach 20°C and lows reach 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Monterey

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature

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2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Bridalveil Fall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape at El Capitan, then take some stellar pictures from Yosemite, Tunnel View, then take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls, and finally admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall.

To see more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park route planner.

Drive from Monterey to Yosemite National Park in 5 hours. When traveling from Monterey in April, plan for little chillier days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 17°C, while nights are colder with lows around -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Nature · Parks
Highlights from your trip
Bridalveil Fall ©
Must see
Bridalveil Fall
4.5
El Capitan ©
Must see
El Capitan
4.9
Yosemite Falls ©
Must see
Yosemite Falls
4.7

1
night
Death Valley National Park

Hottest, Driest, Lowest

Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): get great views at Dante's View, take in the dramatic natural features at Zabriskie Point, explore the striking landscape at Devil's Golf Course, explore the activities along Badwater Basin, then take a memorable drive along Artists Dr, and finally make a trip to Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Death Valley National Park itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to Death Valley National Park takes 4.5 hours. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in April, plan for somewhat warmer days in Death Valley National Park, with highs around 29°C, while nights are warmer with lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Scenic Drive
Highlights from your trip
Zabriskie Point ©
Must see
Zabriskie Point
4.8
Badwater Basin ©
Must see
Badwater Basin
4.7
Artists Dr
Must see
Artists Dr
4.6

2
nights
Las Vegas

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Counts Kustoms, stop by The LINQ Promenade, try to win big at Wynn Las Vegas, buy something for everyone on your list at Fashion Show Mall, then buy something for everyone on your list at The Forum Shops at Caesars, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Sat): try to win big at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, don't miss a visit to Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas Sign, get engrossed in the history at Titanic, look for gifts at Las Vegas North Premium Outlets, then see the interesting displays at The Neon Museum, and finally don't miss a visit to Downtown Container Park.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Las Vegas journey builder app.

You can drive from Death Valley National Park to Las Vegas in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Las Vegas when traveling from Death Valley National Park in April, with lows around 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Highlights from your trip
Counts Kustoms ©
Must see
Counts Kustoms
4.5
The LINQ Promenade ©
Neighborhood
The LINQ Promenade
4.4
The Neon Museum ©
Specialty Museum
The Neon Museum
4.2

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Zion National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: take a memorable drive along Zion Canyon Scenic Drive, hike along Angel's Landing, then cruise along Zion Shuttle, and finally explore the stunning scenery at Zion's Main Canyon.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Zion National Park travel planner.

Drive from Las Vegas to Zion National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Las Vegas to Zion National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Las Vegas, expect slightly colder days and much colder nights in Zion National Park, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Moab.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive
Highlights from your trip
Angel's Landing ©
Must see
Angel's Landing
4.9

2
nights
Moab

Red Desert

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): take in the dramatic natural features at Delicate Arch, take a memorable drive along Potash Road, then admire the majestic nature at Dead Horse Point State Park, and finally trek along Scott Matheson Wetlands Preserve. On your second day here, take in the dramatic natural features at Corona Arch, then look for gifts at The T Shirt Shop, then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and finally skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Moab driving holiday planner.

Getting from Zion National Park to Moab by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, bus, and car; or fly. April in Moab sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Moab

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

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Delicate Arch ©
Must see
Delicate Arch
4.9
Corona Arch
Must see
Corona Arch
4.9

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): hike along Bright Angel Trail. On the next day, take in panoramic vistas at Desert View Watchtower, then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, then trek along South Kaibab Trail, and finally take some stellar pictures from Mather Point.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Grand Canyon National Park vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Moab to Grand Canyon National Park takes 5.5 hours. Traveling from Moab in April, expect Grand Canyon National Park to be slightly colder, temps between 19°C and -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel to Sedona.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Tours

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
Mather Point ©
Lookout
Mather Point
4.8

4
nights
Sedona

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Get a sense of the local culture at Montezuma Castle National Monument and Historic Old Town Cottonwood. Explore hidden gems such as Bearizona Wildlife Park and Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179). Step out of Sedona with an excursion to Walnut Canyon National Monument in Flagstaff--about 1h 5 min away. Next up on the itinerary: hike along Devil's Bridge Trail, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, buy something for everyone on your list at Tlaquepaque Arts & Shopping Village, and admire the majestic nature at Red Rock State Park.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Sedona trip app.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Sedona takes 2.5 hours. While traveling from Grand Canyon National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in Sedona, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can go by car to Tucson.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Oak Creek Canyon ©
Must see
Oak Creek Canyon
4.7

1
night
Tucson

Old Pueblo

One of the fastest-growing metropolitan areas in the country, Tucson is a city on a cultural crossroads, with European, Native American, Mexican, and Asian residents blending and sometimes conflicting with one another.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): admire the striking features of Mission San Xavier del Bac, then examine the collection at Pima Air and Space Museum, then explore the stunning scenery at Sabino Canyon, and finally stroll around Tohono Chul.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Tucson trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Sedona to Tucson takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. When traveling from Sedona in April, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Tucson: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Tucson

Parks · Museums · Nature · Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip
Sabino Canyon ©
Must see
Sabino Canyon
4.8

3
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Santa Fe

City Different

Santa Fe continuously ranks among the world's top holiday destinations, attracting visitors with its unusual combination of scenic beauty, rich history, cultural diversity, and high concentration of performing arts venues, fine restaurants, and interesting attractions.
You'll explore and learn at Museum of International Folk Art and Museum of Indian Arts & Culture. The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi and Palace of the Governors are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Santa Fe: San Francisco de Assisi Mission Church (in Ranchos De Taos) and Taos (Blumenschein Home & Museum, Rio Grande Gorge Bridge, &more). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Santa Fe Plaza, see the interesting displays at New Mexico History Museum, admire the masterpieces at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Loretto Chapel.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Santa Fe trip planner.

Do a combination of shuttle and flight from Tucson to Santa Fe in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Tucson in April, expect Santa Fe to be a bit cooler, temps between 22°C and 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

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