54 days in United States Itinerary

54 days in United States Itinerary

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54 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Calgary
Drive:  5​h 15​min
1
Glacier National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
2
West Yellowstone
— 6 nights
Drive:  10​h
3
Moab
— 5 nights
Drive:  7​h 15​min
4
Colorado Springs
— 3 nights
Drive:  11​h
5
Escalante
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 30​min
6
Sedona
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Grand Canyon National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  11​h 15​min
8
Zion National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h
9
Las Vegas
— 4 nights
Drive:  9​h 45​min
10
San Francisco
— 6 nights
Drive:  8​h 30​min
11
San Diego
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
12
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Drive:  17​h 30​min
13
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  17​h 30​min
End: Los Angeles

4
nights
Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park ©
The glaciers from which Glacier National Park takes its name mostly dissipated eons ago, but they left behind a scoured landscape of high and steep mountain peaks, sparkling lakes, lush alpine meadows, and thick forests.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Grinnell Glacier and Iceberg Lake Trail. Step out of the city life by going to Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park and Highline Trail. Step out of Glacier National Park with an excursion to Willow's HuckleberryLand in Hungry Horse--about 1 hour away. There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Swiftcurrent Lake, hike along Trail of the Cedars, and explore the striking landscape at Jackson Glacier Overlook.

Before you visit Glacier National Park, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Calgary, Canada to Glacier National Park is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. In October, daytime highs in Glacier National Park are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to travel to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

Willow's HuckleberryLand
Highlights from your plan
Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier
Iceberg Lake Trail ©
Iceberg Lake Trail

6
nights
West Yellowstone

West Yellowstone ©
The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
Escape the urban bustle at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center and Grizzly Outfitters Ski & Backcountry Sports. Discover out-of-the-way places like Lava Lake Trail and Two Top. Change things up with these side-trips from West Yellowstone: Gallatin Canyon (in Bozeman), Ousel Falls Trail (in Big Sky) and Island Park (Harriman State Park & Johnny Sack Cabin). There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Hebgen Lake, look for gifts at Eagle's Store, and get your game on at Madison Avenue Old Time Photos.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read West Yellowstone online trip itinerary builder .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Glacier National Park to West Yellowstone in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, flight, and shuttle. Traveling from Glacier National Park in October, things will get slightly colder in West Yellowstone: highs are around 11°C and lows about -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Moab.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Big Sky, Island Park, Gallatin Canyon, Lava Lake Trail
Highlights from your plan
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center ©
Harriman State Park ©
Harriman State Park
Gallatin Canyon ©
Gallatin Canyon

5
nights
Moab

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Escape the urban bustle at Arches National Park and Canyoning & Rappelling Tours. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Turret Arch and Slickrock Bike Trail. Change things up with a short trip to The Needles in Canyonlands National Park (about 1h 25 min away). There's much more to do: appreciate the views at Castle Valley, take a memorable drive along Colorado Riverway Recreation Area, hike along Park Avenue Trail, and explore and take pictures at Road to Needles District.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Moab trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight, train, and car from West Yellowstone to Moab takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect much warmer weather when traveling from West Yellowstone in October: highs in Moab hover around 25°C, while lows dip to 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Arches National Park, The Needles
Highlights from your plan
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Arches National Park ©
Arches National Park
Slickrock Bike Trail ©
Slickrock Bike Trail

3
nights
Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs ©
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Seven Bridges Trail and Starr Kempf's Metal Sculptures. Escape the urban bustle at Garden of the Gods and Mueller State Park. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Palmer Park, see the interesting displays at Michael Garman Museum & Gallery, and stop by Garden of the Gods Trading Post.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Colorado Springs trip planner .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Moab to Colorado Springs in 5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. October in Colorado Springs sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 4°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel to Escalante.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Garden of the Gods Trading Post, Mueller State Park
Highlights from your plan
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Mueller State Park
Mueller State Park
Seven Bridges Trail ©
Seven Bridges Trail

1
night
Escalante

Escalante ©
Escalante is a city in Garfield County, Utah, United States located along Utah Scenic Byway 12 (SR-12) in the south central part of the state. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): explore the stunning scenery at Zebra Slot Canyon and then take in the dramatic scenery at Calf Creek Falls Recreation Area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Escalante Heritage Center and then take in breathtaking views at Escalante Interagency Visitor Center.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Escalante road trip site .

Traveling by combination of shuttle, flight, and car from Colorado Springs to Escalante takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Traveling from Colorado Springs in October, expect Escalante to be slightly colder, temps between 19°C and -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can drive to Sedona.

Things to do in Escalante

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Calf Creek Falls Recreation Area ©
Calf Creek Falls Recreation Area
Escalante Interagency Visitor Center ©
Escalante Heritage Center ©
Escalante Heritage Center

6
nights
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Get in touch with nature at Cathedral Rock and Lynx Lake Recreation Area. You'll discover tucked-away gems like V-Bar-V Heritage Site and Doe Mountain Trail. Explore Sedona's surroundings by going to Montezuma Well (in Rimrock), Jerome State Historic Park (in Jerome) and Flagstaff (Riordan Mansion State Historic Park & Lava River Cave). The adventure continues: admire all the interesting features of Schnebly Hill Vista Overlook, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, look for gifts at Center for the New Age, and hike along Fay Canyon Trail.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Sedona trip planner .

You can drive from Escalante to Sedona in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle. When traveling from Escalante in October, plan for a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Sedona: temperatures range from 29°C by day to 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Flagstaff, Rimrock, Jerome State Historic Park, Lynx Lake Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Rock ©
Cathedral Rock
Doe Mountain Trail ©
Doe Mountain Trail
Montezuma Well ©
Montezuma Well

5
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 South Kaibab Trail. Spend the 31st (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: hike along Rim Trail, get great views at Pima Point, shop like a local with Lookout Studio, and make a trip to Powell Point.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park sightseeing planning website .

Traveling by car from Sedona to Grand Canyon National Park takes 2.5 hours. When traveling from Sedona in October, plan for slightly colder days and much colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 0°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 2nd (Fri) before leaving for Zion National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

5
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to The Narrows and Hidden Canyon. Take a break from the city and head to Court of the Patriarchs and Fort Zion Gift Shop, Petting Farm, Restaurant & Ice Cream Parlor. Go for a jaunt from Zion National Park to Virgin to see Buffalo Trails Trading Company about 42 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: trek along Temple of Sinawava Trail and tour the pleasant surroundings at Riverside Walk.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Zion National Park vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can take a bus from Grand Canyon National Park to Zion National Park in 11.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in November, things will get a bit warmer in Zion National Park: highs are around 19°C and lows about -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

Virgin
Highlights from your plan
The Narrows ©
The Narrows
Court of the Patriarchs ©
Court of the Patriarchs
Temple of Sinawava Trail ©
Temple of Sinawava Trail

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Valley of Fire State Park and Titanic. Visiting Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Mouse's Tank will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Las Vegas: Pahranagat National Wildlife Refuge (in Alamo), Veteran's Memorial Park (in Boulder City) and Willow Beach (in Fort Mohave). There's much more to do: ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains, take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower Experience at Paris Las Vegas, and make a trip to Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas Sign.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Las Vegas online road trip planner .

You can drive from Zion National Park to Las Vegas in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of car and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Zion National Park to Las Vegas is minus 1 hour. In November, Las Vegas is somewhat warmer than Zion National Park - with highs of 23°C and lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sun) to allow time for travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Overton, Veteran's Memorial Park, Pahranagat National Wildlife Refuge, Willow Beach
Highlights from your plan
Valley of Fire State Park ©
Valley of Fire State Park
Pahranagat National Wildlife Refuge ©

6
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Visiting Alcatraz Island and Marshall’s Beach will get you outdoors. Step off the beaten path and head to Bodega Dunes and Marin Headlands. Explore San Francisco's surroundings by going to Safari West (in Santa Rosa), Armstrong Redwood State Reserve (in Guerneville) and V. Sattui Winery (in St. Helena). It doesn't end there: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge and enjoy the sand and surf at China Beach.

For ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip planner .

Getting from Las Vegas to San Francisco by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and subway; or drive. In November in San Francisco, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 12°C at night. On the 17th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to San Diego.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Armstrong Redwood State Reserve, Bodega Dunes, Marin Headlands, Safari West, V. Sattui Winery
Highlights from your plan
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve ©
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve
Marin Headlands ©
Marin Headlands
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve and then enjoy the sand and surf at Children's Pool. On your second day here, have fun at Petco Park and then enjoy the sand and surf at La Jolla Shores Park.

Take the guesswork out of planning a San Diego vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to San Diego takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and flight; or drive. In November, San Diego is somewhat warmer than San Francisco - with highs of 26°C and lows of 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Shores Park ©
La Jolla Shores Park
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve
Children's Pool ©
Children's Pool

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and then identify plant and animal life at Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip maker tool .

Getting from San Diego to Los Angeles by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. In November in Los Angeles, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Wildlife Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): witness a stunning natural landmark at West Thumb Geyser Basin. On your second day here, explore the striking landscape of Lake Butte Overlook, then identify plant and animal life at Oxbow Bend, and then explore the activities along Jackson Lake.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Yellowstone National Park fast, fun, and easy.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Los Angeles to Yellowstone National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, shuttle, and car; or drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In November, Yellowstone National Park is colder than Los Angeles - with highs of 0°C and lows of -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Oxbow Bend, Jackson Lake
Highlights from your plan
West Thumb Geyser Basin ©
West Thumb Geyser Basin
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Lake Butte Overlook ©
Lake Butte Overlook

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