36 days in Amarillo & Western US Itinerary

36 days in Amarillo & Western US Itinerary

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Amarillo
— 5 nights
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Las Vegas
— 4 nights
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 5 nights
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San Diego
— 2 nights
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Los Angeles
— 4 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
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San Francisco
— 3 nights
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Seattle
— 2 nights
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Yellowstone National Park
— 5 nights
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Amarillo

— 5 nights

Yellow Rose of Texas

Known as "The Yellow Rose of Texas," Amarillo was once a series of ranches.
Venture out of the city with trips to Tucumcari (Mesalands Community College's Dinosaur Museum and Natural Sciences Laboratory & Murals of Tucumcari) and The Charles and Mary Ann Goodnight Ranch State Historical Site (in Goodnight). The adventure continues: get a taste of life in the country at Cowgirls and Cowboys in the West, don't miss a visit to Cadallic Ranch, admire the natural beauty at Amarillo Botanical Gardens, and take an in-depth tour of Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Amarillo road trip planning website.

Birmingham to Amarillo is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Birmingham in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Amarillo, with lows of 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Amarillo

Museums · Shopping · Childrens Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Las Vegas

— 4 nights

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Go for a jaunt from Las Vegas to Boulder City to see Hoover Dam about 50 minutes away. There's still lots to do: explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, try your luck at Casino At The Venetian, see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, and enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Las Vegas route maker app.

Getting from Amarillo to Las Vegas by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Amarillo to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Amarillo in May: high temperatures in Las Vegas hover around 87°F and lows are around 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Shopping · Fun & Games · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Grand Canyon National Park

— 5 nights
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 18th (Tue), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's much more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, take some stellar pictures from Yaki Point, take in the pleasant sights at The Trail of Time, and make a trip to Pipe Creek Vista.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Las Vegas in May, plan for slightly colder days in Grand Canyon National Park, with highs around 68°F, while nights are colder with lows around 33°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

San Diego

— 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): step aboard Maritime Museum of San Diego and then get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo. On the 24th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at USS Midway Museum and then let little ones run wild at Balboa Park.

To find other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our San Diego online holiday planner.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to San Diego in 8.5 hours. Another option is to fly. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. Expect warmer evenings in San Diego when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in May, with lows around 61°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Fun & Games

Los Angeles

— 4 nights

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Anaheim (Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT! & Disneyland Park) and Mulholland Drive (in Beverly Hills). There's much more to do: take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, admire the masterpieces at Norton Simon Museum, look for gifts at Amoeba Music, and have fun at California Science Center.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from San Diego to Los Angeles takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In May, daytime highs in Los Angeles are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Theme Parks · Parks · Nightlife

Side Trips

Yosemite National Park

— 5 nights
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: hike along Wapama Falls at Hetch Hetchy, tour the pleasant surroundings at Panorama Trail, explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, and take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park in 6 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and car. When traveling from Los Angeles in May, plan for little chillier days and much colder nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 65°F by day to 34°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

San Francisco

— 3 nights

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: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, engage your brain at Exploratorium, walk around Golden Gate Park, and browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read San Francisco trip itinerary app.

Getting from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco by car takes about 4 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in June, you will find days in San Francisco are slightly colder (71°F), and nights are somewhat warmer (55°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Museums

Side Trip

Seattle

— 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Seattle Aquarium, wander the streets of Pike Place Market, then explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Mon): examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, then look for gifts at Elliott Bay Book Company, and then make a trip to Hiram M. Chittenden Locks.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Seattle trip maker site.

Fly from San Francisco to Seattle in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Seattle can reach 74°F, while at night they dip to 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Yellowstone National Park

— 5 nights

World's Largest Collection of Geysers

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Yellowstone National Park is known for nature, wildlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, witness a stunning natural landmark at Upper Geyser Basin, trek along Fountain Paint Pot, and take in the dramatic natural features at Lower Geyser Basin.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Seattle to Yellowstone National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Seattle to Yellowstone National Park due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Seattle in June, plan for little chillier days in Yellowstone National Park, with highs around 66°F, while nights are much colder with lows around 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites