49 days in Western US Itinerary

49 days in Western US Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Western US vacation planner
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Colorado Springs
— 1 day
Fly to Flagstaff, Bus to Grand Canyon National Park
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 6 nights
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Las Vegas
— 5 nights
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San Diego
— 5 nights
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Los Angeles
— 5 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 6 nights
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San Francisco
— 5 nights
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Salem
— 1 night
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Seattle
— 5 nights
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Yellowstone National Park
— 7 nights
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Grand Teton National Park
— 3 nights
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Colorado Springs — 1 day

Stunning Garden of the Gods Park scenery, blue skies and the glory of Pikes Peak-America’s Mountain have attracted visitors to Colorado Springs for more than a century.
On the 29th (Sun), walk around Garden of the Gods.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Colorado Springs trip planner.

Chicago to Colorado Springs is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Chicago to Colorado Springs. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Chicago in May since evenings lows in Colorado Springs dip to 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.
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Grand Canyon National Park — 6 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 30th (Mon), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's still lots to do: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, trek along Rim Trail, don't miss a visit to Grand Canyon Village, and take some stellar pictures from Grandview Point.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary maker tool.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Colorado Springs to Grand Canyon National Park in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Grand Canyon National Park when traveling from Colorado Springs in May, with lows around 33°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Las Vegas.
Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Las Vegas — 5 nights

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Change things up with these side-trips from Las Vegas: Clark County Heritage Museum (in Henderson) and Hoover Dam (in Boulder City). There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, try to win big at New York New York Casino, and make a trip to Fountains of Bellagio.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Las Vegas travel planner.

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. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in June, expect nights in Las Vegas to be much warmer, around 77°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 103°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to San Diego.
Parks · Fun & Games · Casinos · Shopping
Side Trips

San Diego — 5 nights

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.
San Diego is known for zoos & aquariums, museums, and beaches. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo, enjoy the sand and surf at La Jolla Cove, stroll around Sunset Cliffs Natural Park, and look for all kinds of wild species at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve.

For maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read San Diego day trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to San Diego takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Las Vegas in June, plan for cooler days and slightly colder nights in San Diego: temperatures range from 73°F by day to 64°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to drive to Los Angeles.
Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Los Angeles — 5 nights

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Mulholland Drive (in Beverly Hills), Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park) and Santa Monica Farmers Market (in Santa Monica). Pack the 16th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Norton Simon Museum, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, see a show at Walt Disney Concert Hall, and engage your brain at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip itinerary planner.

Drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. When traveling from San Diego in June, plan for somewhat warmer days in Los Angeles, with highs around 79°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 62°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.
Theme Parks · Museums · Shopping · Childrens Museums
Side Trips

Yosemite National Park — 6 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, sightseeing, and trails. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic scenery at Wapama Falls, walk around Mariposa Grove, take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Wawona Hotel, National Historic Landmark.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park visit planner.

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Expect slightly colder evenings in Yosemite National Park when traveling from Los Angeles in June, with lows around 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel to San Francisco.
Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

San Francisco — 5 nights

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for sightseeing, nature, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, walk around Golden Gate Park, and get great views at Twin Peaks.

For more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco day trip website.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4 hours. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in June, plan for little chillier days in San Francisco, with highs around 71°F, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can fly to Salem.
Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Tours

Salem — 1 night

Salem is the capital of the U.S. state of Oregon, and the county seat of Marion County. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): do a tasting at Willamette Valley Vineyards and then admire the natural beauty at Schreiner's Iris Gardens.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Salem journey builder site.

You can fly from San Francisco to Salem in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in June, expect nights in Salem to be about the same, around 53°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 78°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Seattle.
Parks · Wineries
Side Trip

Seattle — 5 nights

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.
Seattle is known for museums, sightseeing, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: browse the exhibits of Chihuly Garden and Glass, observe the fascinating underwater world at Seattle Aquarium, explore the world behind art at Seattle Art Museum, and take a leisurely stroll along Hiram M. Chittenden Locks.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Seattle online tour planner.

Traveling by car from Salem to Seattle takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Salem in July: highs in Seattle hover around 79°F, while lows dip to 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Yellowstone National Park.
Parks · Shopping · Museums · Outdoors
Side Trip

Yellowstone National Park — 7 nights

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 sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring, trek along Fountain Paint Pot, and contemplate the waterfront views at Yellowstone Lake.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park online visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Seattle to Yellowstone National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Seattle in July, expect nights in Yellowstone National Park to be colder, around 39°F, while days are little chillier, around 73°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can go by car to Grand Teton National Park.
Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Grand Teton National Park — 3 nights

The peaks of Grand Teton National Park aren't the highest in the world, but they sit atop what might be nature's archetypes for mountains.
Spend the 14th (Thu) surrounded by wildlife at Grand Teton. There's still lots to do: cruise along 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive, admire all the interesting features of Teton Park Road, trek along Jenny Lake Trail, and explore the striking landscape at Glacier View Turnout.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Grand Teton National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from Yellowstone National Park to Grand Teton National Park takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July, you will find days in Grand Teton National Park are a bit warmer (79°F), and nights are about the same (44°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to fly back home.
Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors