30 days in Western US Itinerary

30 days in Western US Itinerary

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30 days in Western US Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  16​h 45​min
1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
bus + Drive:  5​h 30​min
3
Death Valley National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Zion National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + shuttle:  3​h 15​min
6
Page
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
8
Sedona
— 3 nights
shuttle + Fly:  4​h 15​min
9
Santa Fe
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + tram + bus:  9​h
10
Cannon Beach
— 2 nights
+2
bus + tram + Fly:  23​h 30​min
End: Sydney

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
For shopping fun, head to Union Square or Ferry Plaza Farmers Market. Alcatraz Island and SoMa are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with a short trip to Castello di Amorosa in Calistoga (about 1h 30 min away). There's much more to do: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, get to know the fascinating history of Twin Peaks, take a stroll through Fisherman's Wharf, and take a leisurely stroll along The Embarcadero.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco tour planning site .

Sydney, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -18 hour difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Sydney in April: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 22°C and lows are around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Castello di Amorosa
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Castello di Amorosa ©
Castello di Amorosa
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge

2
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.
On the 29th (Sun), trek along May Lake Trailhead. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Wawona Meadow, then explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, then get great views at Tunnel View, and finally admire the masterpieces at Yosemite Museum Gallery.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park trip itinerary builder site .

You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from San Francisco in April: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 17°C, while lows dip to -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to take a bus to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
El Capitan ©
El Capitan
Yosemite, Tunnel View ©
Yosemite, Tunnel View

3
nights
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Step out of the city life by going to Zabriskie Point and Artists Dr. Explore hidden gems such as Badwater and Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge. When in Death Valley National Park, make a side trip to see Harmony Borax Works in Death Valley Junction, approximately 30 minutes away.

You can plan Death Valley National Park trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Traveling by bus from Yosemite National Park to Death Valley National Park takes 5.5 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in May, expect Death Valley National Park to be warmer, temps between 35°C and 15°C. On the 4th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a bus to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge
Highlights from your plan
Badwater Basin ©
Badwater Basin
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Artists Dr ©
Artists Dr

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.
Get in touch with nature at Valley of Fire State Park and Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. Head to The Strip and Las Vegas North Premium Outletsfor some retail therapy. The adventure continues: listen to music at Bellagio Fountains and try to win big at Wynn Las Vegas.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Las Vegas day trip planning website .

You can take a bus from Death Valley National Park to Las Vegas in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in May, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Las Vegas, with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to drive to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trip

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

3
nights
Zion National Park

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Angel's Landing and The Narrows. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Zion Canyon Scenic Drive and LaFave Gallery. Change things up with a short trip to The Rock Stop in Orderville (about 58 minutes away). It doesn't end there: admire all the interesting features of Zion Shuttle.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Zion National Park online day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Zion National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Zion National Park due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Las Vegas, expect little chillier days and much colder nights in Zion National Park, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Page.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

The Rock Stop, LaFave Gallery
Highlights from your plan
Zion Canyon Scenic Drive ©
Zion Canyon Scenic Drive
The Narrows ©
The Narrows
Angel's Landing ©
Angel's Landing

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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 11th (Fri): explore the striking landscape at Rainbow Bridge National Monument, get interesting insight from Tours, and then take in breathtaking views at Lower Antelope Canyon. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Glen Canyon National Recreation Area.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Page tour planner.

Getting from Zion National Park to Page by car takes about 3.5 hours. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Zion National Park in May since evenings lows in Page dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Page

Wildlife Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Rainbow Bridge National Monument ©
Rainbow Bridge National Monument
Glen Canyon National Recreation Area ©
Lower Antelope Canyon ©
Lower Antelope Canyon

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at South Kaibab Trail and Mather Point. Escape the urban bustle at Grand Canyon South Rim and Bright Angel Trail. It doesn't end there: trek along Rim Trail and look for gifts at Canyon Village Marketplace.

For reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park tour app .

Drive from Page to Grand Canyon National Park in 2.5 hours. When traveling from Page in May, plan for little chillier days in Grand Canyon National Park, with highs around 24°C, while nights are colder with lows around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Sedona.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

3
nights
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Step out of the city life by going to Oak Creek Canyon and Cathedral Rock. Head to Absolute Bikes and Kachina Housefor plenty of shopping. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at Bell Rock, hike along Devil's Bridge Trail, stroll through Airport Mesa, and soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Sedona trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Sedona takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in May, expect nights in Sedona to be warmer, around 15°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Absolute Bikes
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Rock ©
Cathedral Rock
Oak Creek Canyon ©
Oak Creek Canyon
Devil's Bridge Trail ©
Devil's Bridge Trail

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nights
Santa Fe

Santa Fe ©
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.
On the 20th (Sun), admire the masterpieces at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Loretto Chapel, don't miss a visit to The Plaza, then don't miss a visit to Canyon Road, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Santa Fe trip planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Sedona to Santa Fe takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Sedona in May, with highs in Santa Fe at 26°C and lows at 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
Loretto Chapel ©
Loretto Chapel
Canyon Road ©
Canyon Road

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nights
Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Cannon Beach, explore the striking landscape at Haystack Rock, and then look for gifts at Beach Books.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Cannon Beach trip planning site .

Do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus from Santa Fe to Cannon Beach in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Santa Fe in May, expect nights in Cannon Beach to be about the same, around 9°C, while days are little chillier, around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Ocean Park, Beach Books
Highlights from your plan
Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock
Ecola State Park ©
Ecola State Park
Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach

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