26 days in Western US Itinerary

26 days in Western US Itinerary

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26 days in Western US Itinerary

Start: Baden-Baden
+3
train + Fly + tram + bus:  26​h
1
Cannon Beach
— 2 nights
+3
bus + tram + Fly + taxi:  9​h 30​min
2
Sedona
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Page
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
5
Moab
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h
6
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h 30​min
7
Carmel
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
8
Paso Robles
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
9
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly + train:  16​h
End: Baden-Baden

2
nights
Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Adelaide's Coffee and Sweet Shoppe and Jack's Country Store. Step off the beaten path and head to Haystack Rock and Ecola State Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cannon Beach: Wheeler Station Antiques (in Wheeler) and Astoria (Astoria Column & Columbia River Maritime Museum). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Cannon Beach and stroll through Manzanita Beach.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Cannon Beach driving holiday website .

Baden-Baden, Germany to Cannon Beach is an approximately 26-hour flight. Traveling from Baden-Baden to Cannon Beach, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. April in Cannon Beach sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Sedona.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Astoria, Ocean Park, Manzanita Beach, Wheeler Station Antiques
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Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock
Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach
Columbia River Maritime Museum ©
Columbia River Maritime Museum

2
nights
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Get some cultural insight at Walnut Canyon National Monument and Honshin Fine Art. Get outdoors at Oak Creek Canyon and Bell Rock. Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at Cathedral Rock, tour the pleasant surroundings at Devil's Bridge Trail, take in the exciting artwork at Village Gallery of Local Artists, and soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Sedona online visit planner .

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and taxi from Cannon Beach to Sedona takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Cannon Beach to Sedona. When traveling from Cannon Beach in April, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Sedona: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Sedona

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Walnut Canyon National Monument
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Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179) ©
Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179)
Cathedral Rock ©
Cathedral Rock
Oak Creek Canyon ©
Oak Creek Canyon

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.
Get in touch with nature at Grand Canyon South Rim and Rim Trail. Explore hidden gems such as Bright Angel Trail and Mather Point. It doesn't end there: hike along South Kaibab Trail and look for gifts at Canyon Village Marketplace.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park online vacation planner .

Traveling by car from Sedona to Grand Canyon National Park takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Sedona in April, you will find days in Grand Canyon National Park are a bit cooler (19°C), and nights are much colder (-3°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to drive to Page.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Trails
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Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail

2
nights
Page

Page ©
Originally little more than a simple camp constructed to house workers who built a nearby dam on the Colorado River, Page is now a popular stop for travelers preparing a trip to Arizona's canyon country.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, take in breathtaking views at Lower Antelope Canyon, and then explore the striking landscape at Paria Canyon Wilderness Area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Fri): tee off at Lake Powell National Golf Course and then trek along Rainbow Bridge Trail.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Page road trip tool .

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Page takes 2.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in April: highs in Page hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Moab.

Things to do in Page

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Paria Canyon Wilderness Area, Rainbow Bridge Trail
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Lake Powell National Golf Course ©
Lake Powell National Golf Course
Lower Antelope Canyon ©
Lower Antelope Canyon

2
nights
Moab

Moab ©
The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Escape the urban bustle at Dead Horse Point State Park and Adrenaline & Extreme Tours. Get a sense of the local culture at Gallery Moab LCA and Tom Till Gallery. Change things up with these side-trips from Moab: Arches National Park (Delicate Arch & Turret Arch). There's more to do: get interesting insight from Tours and grab your bike and head to Hurrah Pass Road.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Moab trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Page to Moab in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Page in April; daily highs in Moab reach 22°C and lows reach 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Moab

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Parks

Side Trip

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

3
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate The Neon Museum and Titanic. Get outdoors at Valley of Fire State Park and Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. The adventure continues: take a stroll through The Strip, listen to music at Bellagio Fountains, see the interesting displays at Madame Tussauds - Las Vegas, and try your luck at Wynn Las Vegas.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Las Vegas trip planner .

Getting from Moab to Las Vegas by combination of car and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Moab in April; daily highs in Las Vegas reach 31°C and lows reach 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Carmel.

Things to do in Las Vegas

#Nature, #Parks, #Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Valley of Fire State Park
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
Valley of Fire State Park ©
Valley of Fire State Park

1
night
Carmel

Carmel ©
Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply called Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. On the 3rd (Fri), stroll through Carmel River State Beach, then admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos, and then look for gifts at The Cheese Shop.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Carmel trip simple and quick.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Las Vegas to Carmel in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect much colder weather when traveling from Las Vegas in May: highs in Carmel hover around 21°C, while lows dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Paso Robles.

Things to do in Carmel

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Carmel River State Beach ©
Carmel River State Beach
The Cheese Shop ©
The Cheese Shop

3
nights
Paso Robles

Paso Robles ©
A town of hot springs and wine, Paso Robles (or "Pass of the Oaks") feels like a desert paradise to those who travel here.
Explore hidden gems such as Elephant Seal Rookery and Piedras Blancas. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Monterey County Agricultural & Rural Life Museum and Adelaida Vineyards & Winery. Explore Paso Robles' surroundings by going to Cambria (Cambria Nursery & Florist & Moonstone Beach), Morro Rock (in Morro Bay) and Mission San Antonio de Padua (in Jolon).

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Paso Robles day trip site .

Getting from Carmel to Paso Robles by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. While traveling from Carmel, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Paso Robles, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Paso Robles

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Cambria, San Simeon, Mission San Antonio de Padua, Morro Rock, Monterey County Agricultural & Rural Life Museum
Highlights from your plan
Elephant Seal Rookery ©
Elephant Seal Rookery
Moonstone Beach ©
Moonstone Beach
Piedras Blancas ©
Piedras Blancas

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Do your shopping at Union Square and Ferry Building Marketplace. Alcatraz Island and Castello di Amorosa will appeal to history buffs. Take a break from San Francisco with a short trip to V. Sattui Winery in St. Helena, about 1h 25 min away. There's still lots to do: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, take a stroll through SoMa, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and contemplate the long history of City Lights Booksellers.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip planner.

You can drive from Paso Robles to San Francisco in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Paso Robles in May: highs in San Francisco hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

#Neighborhoods, #Historic Sites, #Shopping

Side Trips

V. Sattui Winery, Castello di Amorosa
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Castello di Amorosa ©
Castello di Amorosa
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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