49 days in Western US Itinerary

49 days in Western US Itinerary

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49 days in Western US Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
Las Vegas
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Grand Canyon National Park
— 7 nights
+2
bus + Fly + Drive:  10​h 30​min
3
Yellowstone National Park
— 5 nights
+3
taxi + Fly + tram + bus:  11​h 15​min
4
Cannon Beach
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 15​min
5
Brookings
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
6
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
Carmel
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
8
Yosemite National Park
— 7 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
9
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
10
San Diego
— 6 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Newark

4
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Valley of Fire State Park. Change things up with a short trip to Hoover Dam in Boulder City (about 50 minutes away). The adventure continues: ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains, see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, try to win big at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, and get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Las Vegas sightseeing planner .

Newark to Las Vegas is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 3 hours. When traveling from Newark in February, plan for much hotter days in Las Vegas, with highs around 65°F, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 45°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trips

Hoover Dam, Valley of Fire State Park
Highlights from your plan
Bellagio Fountains ©
Bellagio Fountains
Valley of Fire State Park ©
Valley of Fire State Park

7
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Grand Canyon South Rim and Bright Angel Trail. Spend the 17th (Sun) exploring nature at Grand Canyon National Park. The adventure continues: hike along Rim Trail, explore the stunning scenery at Inner Canyon, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cape Final Trail, and head outdoors with Shoshone Point.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park trip app .

Do a combination of car and flight from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park. When traveling from Las Vegas in February, plan for little chillier days and colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park: temperatures range from 49°F by day to 18°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

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 out of the city life by going to Aurum Geyser and Elephant Back Mountain. Spend the 23rd (Sat) exploring nature at Fairy Falls. Spend the 26th (Tue) exploring nature at Museum of the National Park Ranger. There's still lots to do: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, get impressive views of Monument Geyser Basin, get great views at Observation Point Trail, and witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Geyser.

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Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Yellowstone National Park by combination of bus, flight, and car takes about 10.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in February, expect nights in Yellowstone National Park to be slightly colder, around 4°F, while days are colder, around 28°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Nature Parks Trails
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Fairy Falls ©
Fairy Falls
Lower Geyser Basin ©
Lower Geyser Basin

1
night
Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Cannon Beach, kick back and relax at Haystack Rock, and then pause for some photo ops at Astoria Column. On the 1st (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Long Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Manzanita Beach.

For more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Cannon Beach trip website .

Traveling by combination of taxi, flight, and bus from Yellowstone National Park to Cannon Beach takes 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Cannon Beach due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in February, expect Cannon Beach to be much hotter, temps between 51°F and 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to travel to Brookings.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Astoria Column, Long Beach, Manzanita Beach
Highlights from your plan
Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock
Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach
Manzanita Beach ©
Manzanita Beach

3
nights
Brookings

Brookings ©
Brookings is a city in Curry County, Oregon, United States. Escape the urban bustle at Redwood National Park and Enderts Beach. We've included these beaches for you: Lone Ranch Beach and Coquille Point. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Brookings: Trinidad (Moonstone Crossing Winery Tasting Room & Trinidad State Beach) and Face Rock State Scenic Viewpoint (in Bandon).

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Brookings trip planner .

Drive from Cannon Beach to Brookings in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect a daytime high around 56°F in March, and nighttime lows around 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Brookings

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Redwood National Park, Trinidad, Bandon
Highlights from your plan
Lone Ranch Beach ©
Lone Ranch Beach
Trinidad State Beach ©
Trinidad State Beach
Face Rock State Scenic Viewpoint ©
Face Rock State Scenic Viewpoint

5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Fort Funston National Park and Pescadero State Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Alcatraz Island and San Gregorio State Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Half Moon Bay (Pescadero State Beach, Venice Beach in Half Moon Bay, & more) and Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve (in Moss Beach). There's much more to do: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, take a memorable ride with Cable Cars, kick back and relax at Baker Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Marshall’s Beach.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco road trip planning website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Brookings to San Francisco. Traveling from Brookings in March, expect San Francisco to be somewhat warmer, temps between 65°F and 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Carmel.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Half Moon Bay, San Gregorio State Beach, Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fort Funston National Park ©
Fort Funston National Park
Baker Beach ©
Baker Beach

1
night
Carmel

Carmel ©
Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply called Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. On the 11th (Mon), admire the majestic nature at Asilomar State Beach and then identify plant and animal life at Point Lobos.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Carmel route planner.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Carmel takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Carmel are 64°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Carmel

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Asilomar State Beach
Highlights from your plan
Asilomar State Beach ©
Asilomar State Beach

7
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Cathedral Beach Picnic Area and Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias. On the 13th (Wed), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Yosemite Ski and Snowboard Area. Spend the 14th (Thu) exploring nature at Elizabeth Lake, Yosemite National Park. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, trek along Cathedral Lake Trail, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Gaylor Lake.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park day trip planning site .

Getting from Carmel to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, flight, and car. While traveling from Carmel, expect slightly colder days and colder nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 53°F to lows of 23°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall
Gaylor Lake ©
Gaylor Lake

5
nights
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Take a break from the city and head to Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Santa Monica Bay. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Santa Monica State Beach and Royal Palms State Beach. Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to Manhattan Beach (in Manhattan Beach), Zuma Beach (in Malibu) and Disneyland Park (in Anaheim). There's still lots to do: stroll through Will Rogers State Beach, examine the collection at The Getty Center, browse the different shops at The Grove, and Head underground at Bronson Caves.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Los Angeles journey planner .

Do a combination of car and flight from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in March, things will get warmer in Los Angeles: highs are around 74°F and lows about 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Santa Monica State Beach, Disneyland Park, Zuma Beach, Manhattan Beach
Highlights from your plan
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Will Rogers State Beach ©
Will Rogers State Beach
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach

6
nights
San Diego

San Diego ©
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.
Get in touch with nature at La Jolla Cove and Black's Beach. You'll get in some beach time at Mission Beach Park and Coronado Beach. Step out of San Diego with an excursion to South Carlsbad State Beach in Carlsbad--about 36 minutes away. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Children's Pool, meet the residents at San Diego Zoo, tour the pleasant surroundings at La Jolla Shores Park, and browse the exhibits of Maritime Museum of San Diego.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read San Diego itinerary maker website .

You can drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. When traveling from Los Angeles in March, plan for little chillier days in San Diego, with highs around 69°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 56°F. On the 29th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Coronado Beach, South Carlsbad State Beach
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo

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