43 days in Western US Itinerary

43 days in Western US Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Western US travel planner
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Neah Bay
— 2 nights
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Olympic National Park
— 1 night
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Colville
— 1 night
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West Glacier
— 2 nights
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Salmon
— 2 nights
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Salt Lake City
— 3 nights
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Moab
— 5 nights
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Taos
— 2 nights
Shuttle to Albuquerque, Fly to Bryce Canyon National Park
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Bryce Canyon National Park
— 5 nights
Drive to Marble Canyon, Kane, Arizona, United States of America, Bus to Grand Canyon National Park
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 8 nights
Bus to Flagstaff Amtrak, Fly to Reno
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Reno
— 2 nights
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Big Sur
— 3 nights
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Crater Lake National Park
— 2 nights
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Ashland
— 3 nights
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Neah Bay — 2 nights

Neah Bay is a census-designated place (CDP) on the Makah Reservation in Clallam County, Washington, United States. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): don't miss a visit to Makah Indian Reservation and then contemplate the long history of Makah Cultural and Research Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun): hike along Cape Flattery Trail and then explore the activities along Cape Flattery.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Neah Bay journey planning website.

Portland to Neah Bay is an approximately 6-hour car ride. Traveling from Portland in April, expect Neah Bay to be a bit cooler, temps between 56°F and 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Olympic National Park.
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Olympic National Park — 1 night

In Olympic National Park, ancient rainforests and ocean tidal pools at lower elevations contrast with wildflower-filled alpine meadows and snowcapped peaks.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): delve into the lush surroundings at Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center and then kick back and relax at Ruby Beach.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Olympic National Park driving holiday planning website.

You can drive from Neah Bay to Olympic National Park in 2 hours. April in Olympic National Park sees daily highs of 55°F and lows of 41°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel to Colville.
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Colville — 1 night

Colville is a city in Stevens County, Washington, United States. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): take a peaceful walk through Colville National Forest. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Wed): hit the slopes at 49° North Mountain Resort and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Little Pend Oreille National Wildlife Refuge.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Colville tour planner.

Explore your travel options from Olympic National Park to Colville with the Route module. Expect little chillier evenings in Colville when traveling from Olympic National Park in April, with lows around 32°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can travel to West Glacier.
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West Glacier — 2 nights

West Glacier is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in eastern Flathead County, Montana, United States. On the 7th (Thu), explore the striking landscape of Glacier National Park. On the 8th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour and then tee off at Glacier View Golf Club.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the West Glacier online driving holiday planner.

Drive from Colville to West Glacier in 6 hours. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 56°F in April, and nighttime lows around 30°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can travel to Salmon.
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Salmon — 2 nights

Salmon is a city in Lemhi County, Idaho, United States. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): cruise along Salmon River Scenic Byway, examine the collection at Lemhi Historical Museum, and then head outdoors with Rawhide Outfitters. Here are some ideas for day two: witness the site of a historic battle at Big Hole National Battlefield and then take in the dramatic scenery at Goldbug Hot Springs.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Salmon online tour itinerary planner.

Drive from West Glacier to Salmon in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In April, daytime highs in Salmon are 58°F, while nighttime lows are 31°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Salt Lake City.
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Salt Lake City — 3 nights

Utah's capital and most populous city, Salt Lake City boasts a small-town feel, big-city amenities, and plenty of nature on its doorstep.
Salt Lake City is known for historic sites, nature, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of the Madeleine, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Salt Lake Temple, and get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Utah.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Salt Lake City vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Salmon to Salt Lake City in 5.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Salmon in April, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Salt Lake City, with lows around 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to drive to Moab.
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Moab — 5 nights

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Make the 15th (Fri) a memorable day with a climbing tour. There's much more to do: see Off-Road Tours, head outdoors with Deep Desert Expeditions, take a memorable drive along Arches National Park Scenic Drive, and trek along Arches National Park.

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

You can drive from Salt Lake City to Moab in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of train and car. April in Moab sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 38°F at night. On the 18th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Taos.
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Taos — 2 nights

Many residents have shunned fast-paced city living for Taos's laid-back vibe and blend of Spanish, Native American, and Anglo cultures.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Francisco de Assisi Mission Church, then delve into the distant past at Taos Pueblo, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Taos trip itinerary builder site.

Getting from Moab to Taos by car takes about 8 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Moab in April, with highs in Taos at 61°F and lows at 29°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel to Bryce Canyon National Park.
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Bryce Canyon National Park — 5 nights

You can find hoodoos--rock pillars formed by erosion--all around the world, but those of Bryce Canyon National Park remain the standard bearers thanks to their bright red color, tall stature, and arrangement in large amphitheaters.
When in Bryce Canyon National Park, make a side trip to see Kodachrome Basin State Park in Cannonville, approximately Cannonville away. Spend the 23rd (Sat) exploring nature at Peek-A-Boo Loop. There's much more to do: get great views at Inspiration Point, trek along Fairyland Loop Trail, take in breathtaking views at Sunset Point, and take in panoramic vistas at Bryce Point.

To find more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Bryce Canyon National Park travel planner.

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Taos to Bryce Canyon National Park takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and car. Traveling from Taos in April, you will find days in Bryce Canyon National Park are slightly colder (56°F), and nights are about the same (25°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.
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Grand Canyon National Park — 8 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 26th (Tue), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's still lots to do: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, take some stellar pictures from Grandview Point, trek along South Kaibab Trail, and admire the landmark architecture of Lookout Studio.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park trip maker.

Traveling by combination of car and bus from Bryce Canyon National Park to Grand Canyon National Park takes 7.5 hours. While traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Grand Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of 62°F to lows of 26°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time for travel to Reno.
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Reno — 2 nights

A sea of casinos in the high desert of the Sierra Nevadas, Reno capitalizes on gaming and nightlife.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): try your luck at Casino at the Eldorado, then see the interesting displays at National Automobile Museum, and then try your luck at Casino at Silver Legacy Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Reno Arch, get a new perspective on nature at Nevada State Museum, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and finally try to win big at Peppermill Casino.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Reno trip planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to Reno in 9 hours. Another option is to 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 Reno. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in May; daily highs in Reno reach 74°F and lows reach 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to fly to Big Sur.
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Big Sur — 3 nights

A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
On the 6th (Fri), kick back and relax at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, admire the sheer force of McWay Falls, then admire the majestic nature at Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park, and finally stroll through Pfeiffer State Beach. On the 7th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hike along Partington Cove, then walk around Garland Ranch Regional Park, and then visit a coastal fixture at Point Sur State Historic Park.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Big Sur trip maker tool.

Fly from Reno to Big Sur in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Reno in May, expect nights in Big Sur to be about the same, around 51°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 65°F. On the 8th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Crater Lake National Park.
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Crater Lake National Park — 2 nights

Reaching a depth of 592 m (1,943 ft), Crater Lake is the deepest lake in the United States.
On the 9th (Mon), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Crater Lake National Park. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Rogue River Gorge Viewpoint and then admire the sheer force of Toketee Falls.

To find other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Crater Lake National Park attractions planning site.

Getting from Big Sur to Crater Lake National Park by car takes about 10.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle, flight, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of taxi and train. While traveling from Big Sur, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Crater Lake National Park, ranging from highs of 77°F to lows of 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can go by car to Ashland.
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Ashland — 3 nights

Ashland is a city in Jackson County, in the State of Oregon. Go for a jaunt from Ashland to Cave Junction to see Oregon Caves National Monument and Preserve about 1h 5 min away. And it doesn't end there: let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, stop by Tudor Guild Shop, walk around Lithia Park, and catch a live performance at Oregon Shakespeare Festival.

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Traveling by car from Crater Lake National Park to Ashland takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In May, daytime highs in Ashland are 77°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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