31 days in Western US Itinerary

31 days in Western US Itinerary

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

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Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. On the 15th (Fri), relax and float downstream with Mild to Wild Rafting and Jeep Tours. Here are some ideas for day two: get interesting insight from Stoneman Climbing Company, then look for all kinds of wild species at McDowell Sonoran Preserve, and then identify plant and animal life at Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center.

To find ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Phoenix trip itinerary planner.

New York City to Phoenix is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from New York City in April, you will find days in Phoenix are much hotter (88°F), and nights are somewhat warmer (62°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Phoenix

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center ©
Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center
Stoneman Climbing Company ©
Stoneman Climbing Company

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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 19th (Tue), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's much more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, walk around Indian Garden, enjoy breathtaking views from Desert View Watchtower, and hike along Rim Trail.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park day trip tool.

Traveling by car from Phoenix to Grand Canyon National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus. Traveling from Phoenix in April, expect Grand Canyon National Park to be much colder, temps between 62°F and 26°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

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Las Vegas

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Boulder City (Boulder City/Hoover Dam Museum & Hoover Dam) and Clark County Heritage Museum (in Henderson). There's still lots to do: explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, enjoy breathtaking views from High Roller, and try to win big at Paris Las Vegas.

To see maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas trip itinerary app.

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. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in April: highs in Las Vegas hover around 80°F, while lows dip to 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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

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San Diego

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.
Spend the 27th (Wed) exploring the fascinating underwater world at SeaWorld San Diego. Next up on the itinerary: get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo, have fun at Balboa Park, examine the collection at Mingei International Museum, and enjoy the sand and surf at La Jolla Cove.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our San Diego trip builder site.

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 in San Diego, with highs around 71°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Theme Parks · Museums
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park

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Los Angeles

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Los Angeles: Anaheim (Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT! & Disneyland Park) and Santa Monica (Santa Monica Farmers Market, Santa Monica Pier Aquarium, &more). Pack the 2nd (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. The adventure continues: take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, learn more about the world around you at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, see the interesting displays at Petersen Automotive Museum, and get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Los Angeles vacation planner.

Drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In April, plan for daily highs up to 75°F, and evening lows to 56°F. On the 3rd (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

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

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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: make a trip to Yosemite Village, stroll around Mariposa Grove, stroll through Nevada Falls Loop, and take in the dramatic natural features at Taft Point.

For reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Los Angeles in May, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be much colder, around 34°F, while days are little chillier, around 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Taft Point ©
Taft Point
Yosemite Village ©
Yosemite Village
Half Dome ©
Half Dome

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San Francisco

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: make a trip to Golden Gate Bridge, get curious at Exploratorium, head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, and take some stellar pictures from Twin Peaks.

For photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our San Francisco day trip tool.

Drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Expect a bit warmer evenings in San Francisco when traveling from Yosemite National Park in May, with lows around 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel to Seattle.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

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Seattle

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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): explore the world behind art at Seattle Art Museum, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Seattle Aquarium, then shop like a local with Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle. On the 14th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, then stroll around Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park, then get a taste of the local shopping with Pike Place Market, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Smith Tower.

To see maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Seattle tour website.

Getting from San Francisco to Seattle by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 68°F, and evening lows to 52°F. On the 15th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight
Seattle Art Museum ©
Seattle Art Museum

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