29 days in Western US, Medora & Black Hills & Badlands Itinerary

29 days in Western US, Medora & Black Hills & Badlands Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Phoenix
— 1 night
2
Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
3
Las Vegas
— 4 nights
4
San Diego
— 2 nights
5
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
6
San Francisco
— 4 nights
7
Redwood National Park
— 2 nights
8
Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
9
Medora
— 2 nights
10
Wounded Knee
— 1 night

1
night
Phoenix

Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): relax and float downstream with Mild to Wild Rafting and Jeep Tours and then go all around town with Arizona Scenic Tours - Day Tours. On your second day here, see the sights as you ascend with Stoneman Climbing Company, ride a horse along Trailhead Ranch, and then see Off-Road Tours.

To find out how to plan a trip to Phoenix, use our trip itinerary maker.

Atlanta to Phoenix is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Atlanta to Phoenix, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Atlanta in April, things will get a bit warmer in Phoenix: highs are around °F and lows about °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

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trip

Trailhead Ranch
Highlights from your plan
Off-Road Tours
Stoneman Climbing Company ©
Stoneman Climbing Company
Trailhead Ranch ©
Trailhead Ranch

4
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.
On the 5th (Mon), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. Next up on the itinerary: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, tour the pleasant surroundings at Rim Trail, hike along Hermit Trail, and walk around Indian Garden.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park online trip itinerary maker.

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. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Phoenix in April; daily highs in Grand Canyon National Park reach °F and lows reach °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

4
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.
Explore Las Vegas' surroundings by going to Boulder City (Boulder City/Hoover Dam Museum & Hoover Dam). Next up on the itinerary: take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck, have fun at Paris Las Vegas, and see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Las Vegas trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in April: highs in Las Vegas hover around °F, while lows dip to °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Boulder City, Lake Mead National Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area ©
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area
The Strip ©
The Strip

2
nights
San Diego

San Diego ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument and then get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at USS Midway Museum and then let little ones run wild at Balboa Park.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our San Diego driving holiday planning website.

You can fly from Las Vegas to San Diego in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Las Vegas in April: highs in San Diego hover around °F, while lows dip to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park

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.
When in Los Angeles, make a side trip to see Disneyland Park in Anaheim, approximately Anaheim away. Pack the 15th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. The adventure continues: take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, admire the landmark architecture of Walt Disney Concert Hall, and see the interesting displays at The Getty Center.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles travel planner.

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 °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Nightlife

Side Trips

Disneyland Park, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
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: make a trip to Golden Gate Bridge, stroll around Golden Gate Park, get great views at Twin Peaks, and buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace.

To find ratings and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip itinerary builder website.

Fly from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in April; daily highs in San Francisco reach °F and lows reach °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel to Redwood National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Parks Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Park ©
Golden Gate Park

2
nights
Redwood National Park

Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park is home to a tremendous collection of the world's tallest type of tree.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Redwood National Park. On the next day, hike along California Coastal Trail and then take a peaceful walk through Tall Trees Grove.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Redwood National Park road trip tool.

You can fly from San Francisco to Redwood National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In April, Redwood National Park is slightly colder than San Francisco - with highs of °F and lows of °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Redwood National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park
Tall Trees Grove ©
Tall Trees Grove
California Coastal Trail ©
California Coastal Trail

5
nights
Yosemite National Park

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: don't miss a visit to Yosemite Village, hike along Nevada Falls Loop, take some stellar pictures from Valley View, and take in the dramatic natural features at Taft Point.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park road trip planning website.

Explore your travel options from Redwood National Park to Yosemite National Park with the Route module. Traveling from Redwood National Park in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Yosemite National Park, with lows of °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Medora.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Taft Point ©
Taft Point
Yosemite Village ©
Yosemite Village
Valley View ©
Valley View

2
nights
Medora

Medora ©
Medora is a city in Billings County, North Dakota, United States. Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Harold Schafer Heritage Center, contemplate the long history of Von Hoffman House, thenexplore by horseback at Maah Daah Hey Trail, and finally play a few rounds at Bully Pulpit Golf Course. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Theodore Roosevelt National Park.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Medora trip itinerary maker website.

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Medora by flight takes about 10.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, train, and car; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in April, expect nights in Medora to be about the same, around °F, while days are a bit cooler, around °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to travel to Wounded Knee.

Things to do in Medora

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Maah Daah Hey Trail ©
Maah Daah Hey Trail
Bully Pulpit Golf Course ©
Bully Pulpit Golf Course
Von Hoffman House ©
Von Hoffman House

1
night
Wounded Knee

Wounded Knee ©
Wounded Knee is a census-designated place in Oglala Lakota County, South Dakota, United States. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): appreciate the history behind Wounded Knee Massacre Monument.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Wounded Knee day trip planning website.

You can drive from Medora to Wounded Knee in 5.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. When traveling from Medora in April, plan for a bit warmer days in Wounded Knee, with highs around °F, while nights are about the same with lows around °F. On the 30th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Wounded Knee

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Wounded Knee Massacre Monument ©
Wounded Knee Massacre Monument

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