23 days in Western US Itinerary

23 days in Western US Itinerary

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Phoenix
— 1 day
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
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Las Vegas
— 3 nights
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San Diego
— 2 nights
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Los Angeles
— 4 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
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San Francisco
— 3 nights
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Seattle
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Phoenix

Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. On the 3rd (Sat), let the river carry you with Mild to Wild Rafting and Jeep Tours and then capture your vacation like a pro with JoyRidesAZ Scottsdale Tours.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Phoenix trip maker tool.

Pittsburgh to Phoenix is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Pittsburgh to Phoenix, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Pittsburgh, expect warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Phoenix, ranging from highs of 88°F to lows of 62°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Phoenix

Tours · Adventure · Outdoors · Wineries

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

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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.
On the 5th (Mon), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's much more to do: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, admire all the interesting features of East Rim Drive, take some stellar pictures from Grandview Point, and hike along Rim Trail.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park visit planning tool.

Getting from Phoenix to Grand Canyon National Park by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Phoenix in April, with highs in Grand Canyon National Park at 62°F and lows at 26°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Scenic Drive

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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.
Change things up with a short trip to Hoover Dam in Boulder City (about 50 minutes away). There's still lots to do: take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, and shop like a local with The Strip.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Las Vegas trip planner.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. While traveling from Grand Canyon National Park, expect a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Las Vegas, ranging from highs of 80°F to lows of 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Shopping · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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San Diego

America's Finest City

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 11th (Sun): appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at San Diego Zoo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Mon): see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum and then enjoy some diversion at Balboa Park.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the San Diego trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to San Diego takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Las Vegas in April, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in San Diego: temperatures range from 71°F by day to 58°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Fun & Games · Museums

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Los Angeles

City of Angels

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. Pack the 14th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's still lots to do: take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, shop like a local with The Grove, and admire the striking features of Walt Disney Concert Hall.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Los Angeles vacation planner.

You can drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In April, daytime highs in Los Angeles are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. You will have some time to spend on the 16th (Fri) before leaving for Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Nightlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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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: make a trip to Yosemite Village, get great views at Valley View, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, and explore the striking landscape at El Capitan.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park online itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Los Angeles in April, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be cooler, around 28°F, while days are little chillier, around 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

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San Francisco

City by the Bay

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, take some stellar pictures from Twin Peaks, examine the collection at Musee Mecanique, and buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco route planner.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in April, plan for a bit warmer days and warmer nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 67°F by day to 51°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can travel to Seattle.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums

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Seattle

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.
On the 24th (Sat), explore the world behind art at Seattle Art Museum, observe the fascinating underwater world at Seattle Aquarium, then explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle.

To see ratings and tourist information, you can read our Seattle trip maker website.

You can fly from San Francisco to Seattle in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from San Francisco in April, with highs in Seattle at 61°F and lows at 46°F. On the 25th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Parks