43 days in Western US Itinerary

43 days in Western US Itinerary

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43 days in Western US Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Drive:  4​h 30​min
1
San Simeon
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 45​min
2
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Zion National Park
— 4 nights
Drive + shuttle:  2​h 45​min
4
Page
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Sedona
— 4 nights
shuttle + Fly:  5​h 30​min
6
Santa Fe
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  5​h 30​min
7
Moab
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  8​h
8
Yellowstone National Park
— 5 nights
+3
Drive + Fly + tram + bus:  10​h 30​min
9
Cannon Beach
— 1 night
+2
bus + tram + Fly:  7​h
10
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
11
Yosemite National Park
— 6 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Los Angeles

1
night
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 12th (Sun): explore the historical opulence of Hearst Castle. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Moonstone Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Elephant Seal Rookery, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Piedras Blancas.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the San Simeon tour itinerary planner .

Los Angeles to San Simeon is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in May, you will find days in San Simeon are a bit warmer (82°F), and nights are little chillier (48°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Simeon

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Moonstone Beach
Highlights from your plan
Hearst Castle ©
Hearst Castle
Elephant Seal Rookery ©
Elephant Seal Rookery
Piedras Blancas ©
Piedras Blancas

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Valley of Fire State Park and Waterskiing & Jetskiing. Get some cultural insight at The LINQ Promenade and Madame Tussauds - Las Vegas. Step out of Las Vegas to go to Boulder City and see Hoover Dam, which is approximately 50 minutes away. There's much more to do: admire the majestic nature at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, examine the collection at The Mob Museum, don't miss a visit to Fountains of Bellagio, and try to win big at Wynn Las Vegas.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from San Simeon to Las Vegas takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from San Simeon in May since evenings lows in Las Vegas dip to 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Tours Outdoors Adventure

Side Trips

Hoover Dam, Valley of Fire State Park
Highlights from your plan
Valley of Fire State Park ©
Valley of Fire State Park
Waterskiing & Jetskiing

4
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Canyon Overlook Trail and Zion Canyon Scenic Drive. Discover out-of-the-way places like Zion's Main Canyon and Zion National Park. Spend the 18th (Sat) exploring nature at The Narrows. There's more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Angel's Landing and take a memorable drive along Zion Shuttle.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Zion National Park holiday builder website .

You can drive from Las Vegas to Zion National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Las Vegas in May: highs in Zion National Park hover around 76°F, while lows dip to 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Page.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
The Narrows ©
The Narrows
Canyon Overlook Trail ©
Canyon Overlook Trail
Zion National Park ©
Zion National Park

4
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Glen Canyon National Recreation Area and South Kaibab Trail. Escape the urban bustle at Rim Trail and Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Grand Canyon National Park (Grand Canyon South Rim, Kolb Studio, & more). There's more to do: let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour and enjoy some diversion at Gunfighter Canyon.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Page road trip planner .

You can do a combination of car and shuttle from Zion National Park to Page in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Zion National Park in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Page, with lows of 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Sedona.

Things to do in Page

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Grand Canyon National Park, Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park
Highlights from your plan
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
Glen Canyon National Recreation Area ©

4
nights
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Wupatki National Monument and Devil's Bridge Trail. Visit Walnut Canyon National Monument and Montezuma Castle National Monument for their historical value. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sedona: Bearizona Wildlife Park (in Williams), Lowell Observatory (in Flagstaff) and Painted Desert (in Petrified Forest National Park). And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at Cathedral Rock, take in breathtaking views at Oak Creek Canyon, don't miss a visit to Sedona Airport Overlook, and explore and take pictures at Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179).

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Sedona attractions planner .

You can drive from Page to Sedona in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. In May in Sedona, expect temperatures between 78°F during the day and 54°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Flagstaff, Montezuma Castle National Monument, Bearizona Wildlife Park, Painted Desert
Highlights from your plan
Devil's Bridge Trail ©
Devil's Bridge Trail
Wupatki National Monument ©
Wupatki National Monument
Cathedral Rock ©
Cathedral Rock

1
night
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 30th (Thu), take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, take in the spiritual surroundings of San Miguel Chapel, contemplate the long history of Santa Fe Plaza, examine the collection at Palace of the Governors, then examine the collection at New Mexico History Museum, and finally explore the world behind art at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum. On the next day, take a stroll through Barrio de Analco, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Loretto Chapel, then examine the collection at Museum of International Folk Art, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Canyon Road, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at ten thousand waves.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Santa Fe road trip planning tool .

Getting from Sedona to Santa Fe by combination of shuttle and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Sedona in May; daily highs in Santa Fe reach 73°F and lows reach 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Moab.

Things to do in Santa Fe

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

3
nights
Moab

Moab ©
The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Take a break from the city and head to Mesa Arch and Adrenaline & Extreme Tours. Explore hidden gems such as Canyoning & Rappelling Tours and Colorado National Monument. On the 2nd (Sun), enjoy a day of scenic exploration at Canyonlands National Park. Next up on the itinerary: admire the majestic nature at Dead Horse Point State Park and get interesting insight from Tours.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Moab itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Santa Fe to Moab in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. Traveling from Santa Fe in June, you will find days in Moab are a bit warmer (95°F), and nights are about the same (61°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Moab

Tours Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Mesa Arch, Colorado National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Mesa Arch ©
Mesa Arch
Colorado National Monument ©
Colorado National Monument
Dead Horse Point State Park ©
Dead Horse Point State Park

5
nights
Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Step off the beaten path and head to Fairy Falls and Artist Point. Get outdoors at Hayden Valley and Horseback Riding Tours. Step out of Yellowstone National Park with an excursion to Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center in West Yellowstone--about 54 minutes away. On the 9th (Sun), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Mount Washburn. Spend the 6th (Thu) exploring nature at Yellowstone National Park. The adventure continues: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, identify plant and animal life at Lamar Valley, witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring, and take in the dramatic natural features at Natural Bridge Trail.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park day trip planner .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Moab to Yellowstone National Park in 8 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Moab in June; daily highs in Yellowstone National Park reach 66°F and lows reach 34°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center, Horseback Riding Tours
Highlights from your plan
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Lamar Valley ©
Lamar Valley
Yellowstone National Park ©
Yellowstone National Park

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night
Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Cannon Beach, admire the majestic nature at Ecola State Park, then explore the striking landscape at Haystack Rock, and finally pause for some photo ops at Astoria Column. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Wed): immerse yourself in nature at Oswald West State Park, then admire the majestic nature at Fort Stevens State Park, then see the interesting displays at Columbia River Maritime Museum, and finally take in the views from Astoria-Megler Bridge.

For ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Cannon Beach trip itinerary maker website .

You can do a combination of car, flight, and bus from Yellowstone National Park to Cannon Beach in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Cannon Beach. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in June, expect a bit warmer with lows of 52°F in Cannon Beach. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trip

Astoria
Highlights from your plan
Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach
Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock
Ecola State Park ©
Ecola State Park

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Golden Gate Bridge and Twin Peaks. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Grace Cathedral. Change things up with a short trip to Muir Woods National Monument in Mill Valley (about 48 minutes away). There's much more to do: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, enjoy the sea views from Fort Point, take a stroll through SoMa, and contemplate the long history of SS Jeremiah O'Brien.

For reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco route maker app .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Cannon Beach to San Francisco in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. In June, daily temperatures in San Francisco can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Tours Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Muir Woods National Monument, Dolphin & Whale Watching
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island

6
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Sentinel Dome and Half Dome. Step off the beaten path and head to Vernal Fall and Yosemite Falls. Spend the 20th (Thu) exploring nature at Bridalveil Fall. Spend the 21st (Fri) exploring nature at Elizabeth Lake, Yosemite National Park. There's much more to do: get great views at Tunnel View, don't miss a visit to Washburn Point, explore the striking landscape at Taft Point, and stroll through Tuolumne Meadows.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Yosemite National Park trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. When traveling from San Francisco in June, plan for a bit warmer days and little chillier nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 79°F by day to 43°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Yosemite Falls ©
Yosemite Falls
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Bridalveil Fall ©
Bridalveil Fall

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