29 days in Western US Itinerary

29 days in Western US Itinerary

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29 days in Western US Itinerary

Start: Lexington
+4
bus + foot + bus + Fly + taxi:  10​h
1
Canyonlands National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Monument Valley
— 4 nights
Drive:  6​h
3
Lake Powell
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
Page
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Grand Canyon National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Death Valley National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
8
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
9
Wawona
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
10
Big Sur
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
11
Point Reyes National Seashore
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
12
San Francisco
— 2 nights
End: San Francisco

2
nights
Canyonlands National Park

Canyonlands National Park ©
Canyonlands National Park features myriad canyons and buttes that the Colorado River, Green River, and their tributaries have carved over millions of years in hues of red and orange.
Escape the urban bustle at White Rim Trail and Pothole Point Trail. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Cave Spring and Great Gallery. The adventure continues: take in breathtaking views at Horseshoe Canyon.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Canyonlands National Park day trip planning website .

Lexington to Canyonlands National Park is an approximately 10-hour combination of bus, flight, and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and car; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Lexington to Canyonlands National Park due to the time zone difference. In December, Canyonlands National Park is a bit cooler than Lexington - with highs of 38°F and lows of 15°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Canyonlands National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
White Rim Trail ©
White Rim Trail
Cave Spring ©
Cave Spring
Great Gallery ©
Great Gallery

4
nights
Monument Valley

Monument Valley ©
Monument Valley is a region of the Colorado Plateau characterized by a cluster of vast sandstone buttes, the largest reaching 1000ft above the valley floor. Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park has been added to your itinerary. Escape the urban bustle at Horseback Riding Tours and Valley of the Gods. Explore hidden gems such as Photography Tours and Moki Dugway. And it doesn't end there: appreciate the views at Mystery Valley, trek along Wildcat Trail, make a trip to Mexican Hat Rock Formation, and examine the collection at Goulding’s Trading Post Museum..

For photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Monument Valley trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Canyonlands National Park to Monument Valley takes 4.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Monument Valley are 41°F, while nighttime lows are 20°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel to Lake Powell.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Parks Tours Nature

Side Trips

Mexican Hat, Moki Dugway, Mystery Valley
Highlights from your plan
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park ©
Horseback Riding Tours
Wildcat Trail ©
Wildcat Trail

2
nights
Lake Powell

Lake Powell
Lake Powell serves as the playground for the town of Page, drawing nearly three million visitors annually.
On the 28th (Sat), take in breathtaking views at Ticaboo Canyon and then stroll through Rainbow Bridge Trail.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Lake Powell trip builder .

Drive from Monument Valley to Lake Powell in 6 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Monument Valley in December: high temperatures in Lake Powell hover around 47°F and lows are around 30°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Page.

Things to do in Lake Powell

Parks Trails Outdoors

1
night
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.
You've now added Antelope Canyon to your itinerary. On the 29th (Sun), explore the striking landscape of Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, then take in breathtaking views at Antelope Canyon, and then enjoy some diversion at Gunfighter Canyon. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Powell, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lone Rock Beach, and then explore the striking landscape at Coyote Buttes.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Page itinerary planning site .

Traveling by car from Lake Powell to Page takes 4 hours. In December, daytime highs in Page are 47°F, while nighttime lows are 30°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Page

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Big Water
Highlights from your plan
Glen Canyon National Recreation Area ©
Lake Powell ©
Lake Powell
Coyote Buttes ©
Coyote Buttes

5
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Yavapai Geology Museum and Kolb Studio. Escape the urban bustle at Bright Angel Trail and Lipan Point. The adventure continues: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, explore and take pictures at East Rim Drive, get great views at Powell Point, and get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park trip planner.

Getting from Page to Grand Canyon National Park by car takes about 2.5 hours. Expect little chillier evenings in Grand Canyon National Park when traveling from Page in December, with lows around 15°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Valley of Fire State Park. On the 8th (Wed), admire the majestic nature at Valley of Fire State Park, identify plant and animal life at Lake Mead National Recreation Area, and then shop like a local with The Strip. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Thu): admire the majestic nature at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and then examine the collection at Pinball Hall of Fame.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas trip planner.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. While traveling from Grand Canyon National Park, expect a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Las Vegas, ranging from highs of 59°F to lows of 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Valley of Fire State Park, Lake Mead National Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
Valley of Fire State Park ©
Valley of Fire State Park
Pinball Hall of Fame ©
Pinball Hall of Fame

2
nights
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): take in breathtaking views at Twenty Mule Team Canyon and then take in breathtaking views at Titus Canyon. On the 8th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the stunning scenery at Mosaic Canyon, then contemplate the long history of Harmony Borax Works, then get engrossed in the history at The Ranch at Furnace Creek, and finally steep yourself in history at Eureka Mine.

Make your Death Valley National Park itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Getting from Las Vegas to Death Valley National Park by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Las Vegas in January, Death Valley National Park is slightly colder at night with lows of 35°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Titus Canyon ©
Titus Canyon
Harmony Borax Works ©
Harmony Borax Works
Twenty Mule Team Canyon ©
Twenty Mule Team Canyon

3
nights
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
You've now added Venice Canals Walkway to your itinerary. Battleship USS Iowa Museum and Petersen Automotive Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. The Broad and Los Angeles County Museum of Art will appeal to museum buffs. Take a break from Los Angeles with a short trip to Glass Church / Wayfarers Chapel in Rancho Palos Verdes, about 46 minutes away. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, explore the different monuments and memorials at Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park, and get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles day trip planning app .

You can drive from Death Valley National Park to Los Angeles in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Death Valley National Park in January: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 70°F and lows are around 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Glass Church / Wayfarers Chapel
Highlights from your plan
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory
Battleship USS Iowa Museum ©
Battleship USS Iowa Museum
The Broad ©
The Broad

1
night
Wawona

Wawona ©
Wawona is a census-designated place in Mariposa County, California. On the 12th (Sun), appreciate the extensive heritage of Wawona Hotel, National Historic Landmark and then take in the dramatic scenery at Chilnualna Falls.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Wawona trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Los Angeles to Wawona in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Los Angeles in January, expect Wawona to be little chillier, temps between 59°F and 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Big Sur.

Things to do in Wawona

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Chilnualna Falls
Highlights from your plan
Chilnualna Falls ©
Chilnualna Falls

2
nights
Big Sur

Big Sur ©
A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes McWay Falls. On the 13th (Mon), admire the sheer force of McWay Falls, then kick back and relax at China Cove and Gibson Beach, and then visit a coastal fixture at Point Sur State Historic Park. On the 14th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: view the masterpieces at Coast Gallery Big Sur, admire the majestic nature at Limekiln State Park, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Big Sur trip itinerary planning site .

You can drive from Wawona to Big Sur in 5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Big Sur when traveling from Wawona in January, with lows around 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Point Reyes National Seashore.

Things to do in Big Sur

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

China Cove and Gibson Beach, Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary
Highlights from your plan
Point Sur State Historic Park ©
Point Sur State Historic Park
McWay Falls ©
McWay Falls

2
nights
Point Reyes National Seashore

Point Reyes National Seashore ©
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Sculptured Beach and then enjoy the sea views from Point Reyes Lighthouse. Here are some ideas for day two: hike along Point Reyes Hiking Trails.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Point Reyes National Seashore road trip planning site .

Drive from Big Sur to Point Reyes National Seashore in 4.5 hours. Traveling from Big Sur in January, Point Reyes National Seashore is a bit cooler at night with lows of 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to San Francisco.

Things to do in Point Reyes National Seashore

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Sculptured Beach ©
Sculptured Beach
Point Reyes Lighthouse ©
Point Reyes Lighthouse

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Incredible Adventures, Baker Beach, Twin Peaks, and other attractions you added. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Baker Beach, Head underground at Moaning Cavern, get curious at California Academy of Sciences, then see the top attractions with Incredible Adventures, then contemplate the long history of Golden Gate Bridge, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Marin Headlands. On the 18th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: trek along Lands End, head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, and then examine the collection at Cable Car Museum.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read San Francisco journey maker tool .

Traveling by car from Point Reyes National Seashore to San Francisco takes 2 hours. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in San Francisco when traveling from Point Reyes National Seashore in January, with lows around 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Moaning Caverns, Marin Headlands
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Marin Headlands ©
Marin Headlands

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