31 days in Western US Itinerary

31 days in Western US Itinerary

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Santa Fe
— 4 nights
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Sedona
— 6 nights
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
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San Simeon
— 1 night
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Calistoga
— 4 nights
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Las Vegas
— 4 nights
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Zion National Park
— 3 nights
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Moab
— 5 nights

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Santa Fe

Santa Fe ©

City Different

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to San Miguel Chapel and Palace of the Governors. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like San Francisco de Assisi Mission Church and Canyon Road. Venture out of the city with trips to Taos (Rio Grande Gorge Bridge & Taos County Courthouse Murals), Ghost Town (in Cerrillos) and Bandelier National Monument (in Los Alamos). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Museum of International Folk Art, make a trip to Meow Wolf, contemplate the long history of Santa Fe Plaza, and admire the masterpieces at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Santa Fe online day trip planner.

New York City to Santa Fe is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from New York City to Santa Fe. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from New York City in April: highs in Santa Fe hover around 67°F, while lows dip to 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can drive to Sedona.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Nature

Side Trips

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San Miguel Chapel ©
San Miguel Chapel
San Francisco de Assisi Mission Church ©
San Francisco de Assisi Mission Church
Canyon Road ©
Canyon Road

6
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Sedona

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Popular historic sites such as Amitabha Stupa & Peace Park and Montezuma Castle National Monument are in your itinerary. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Broken Arrow Trail and Nature & Wildlife Tours. When in Sedona, make a side trip to see Out of Africa Wildlife Park in Camp Verde, approximately Camp Verde away. There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Historic Old Town Cottonwood, immerse yourself in nature at Slide Rock State Park, learn about winemaking at Pillsbury Wine Company North, and take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Sedona trip planner.

Traveling by car from Santa Fe to Sedona takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Santa Fe in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Sedona, with lows of 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Amitabha Stupa & Peace Park ©
Amitabha Stupa & Peace Park
Historic Old Town Cottonwood ©
Historic Old Town Cottonwood

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.
On the 26th (Tue), trek along Bright Angel Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: see Off-Road Tours, then tour the pleasant surroundings at South Kaibab Trail, and then take in panoramic vistas at Desert View Watchtower.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park day trip site.

You can drive from Sedona to Grand Canyon National Park in 2.5 hours. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Sedona in April: highs in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 62°F, while lows dip to 26°F. On the 28th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to San Simeon.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors · Trails · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Off-Road Tours
Desert View Watchtower ©
Desert View Watchtower

1
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San Simeon

San Simeon ©
When you arrive in tiny San Simeon, which lies halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, you can see why William Randolph Hearst chose this coastal locale for his famous hilltop castle.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Friends of the Elephant Seal Visitor Center and Gift Shop, identify plant and animal life at Piedras Blancas, and then steep yourself in history at Hearst Castle.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the San Simeon trip itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to San Simeon in 10.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to San Simeon is minus 1 hour. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in April, with highs in San Simeon at 78°F and lows at 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Calistoga.

Things to do in San Simeon

Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Hearst Castle ©
Hearst Castle

4
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Calistoga

Indulgence is the name of the game in Calistoga.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Armstrong Redwood State Reserve and Wine Tours & Tastings. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Calistoga: Domaine Carneros (in Napa) and Sonoma Canopy Tours (in Occidental). The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Safari West, learn about winemaking at V. Sattui Winery, and step into the grandiose world of Castello di Amorosa.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Calistoga trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from San Simeon to Calistoga takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, train, subway, and flight; or do a combination of car, bus, and subway. When traveling from San Simeon in April, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Calistoga: temperatures range from 71°F by day to 45°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Calistoga

Wineries · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve ©
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve
Sonoma Canopy Tours ©
Sonoma Canopy Tours

4
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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.
Explore hidden gems such as Casino at Aria Resort and Chapel of the Flowers. Step out of Las Vegas with an excursion to Valley of Fire State Park in Overton--about 1h 10 min away. There's much more to do: wander the streets of The LINQ Promenade, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, enjoy some diversion at Machine Guns Vegas, and try to win big at Bellagio Hotel and Casino.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Las Vegas trip tool.

You can fly from Calistoga to Las Vegas in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Calistoga in May: high temperatures in Las Vegas hover around 87°F and lows are around 64°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Fun & Games · Casinos · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Wynn Las Vegas ©
Wynn Las Vegas
Casino at Aria Resort ©
Casino at Aria Resort
The LINQ Promenade ©
The LINQ Promenade

3
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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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Zion's Main Canyon and Observation Point. Spend the 8th (Sun) exploring nature at Zion National Park. There's lots more to do: explore and take pictures at Zion-Mt. Carmel Highway, take a memorable drive along Zion Shuttle, and trek along Angel's Landing.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Zion National Park travel route app.

Getting from Las Vegas to Zion National Park by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Zion National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Las Vegas in May, you will find days in Zion National Park are a bit cooler (76°F), and nights are colder (41°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Moab.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive
Highlights from your plan
Zion National Park ©
Zion National Park
Zion's Main Canyon ©
Zion's Main Canyon
Observation Point
Observation Point

5
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Moab

Red Desert

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Climbing Tours and Canyonlands Ballooning. Step out of Moab to go to Arches National Park and see Delicate Arch, which is approximately 38 minutes away. There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at Corona Arch, don't miss a visit to The Overlook Gallery, skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, and immerse yourself in nature at Dead Horse Point State Park.

Plan my day in Moab using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can drive from Zion National Park to Moab in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi, bus, and car; or fly. Traveling from Zion National Park in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Moab, with lows of 49°F. You will have some time to spend on the 15th (Sun) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Climbing Tours
Corona Arch
Corona Arch
Delicate Arch ©
Delicate Arch

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