55 days in Western US Itinerary

55 days in Western US Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Western US visit planner

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Fly to Tijuana, Bus to San Diego
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San Diego
— 5 nights
Fly
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Las Vegas
— 6 nights
Drive
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 7 nights
Bus to Flagstaff Amtrak, Fly to Aspen
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Aspen
— 2 nights
Fly
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Yellowstone National Park
— 6 nights
Fly
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Seattle
— 5 nights
Fly
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San Francisco
— 6 nights
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 6 nights
Drive
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
Fly
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Los Angeles
— 7 nights
Fly

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San Diego

— 5 nights

America's Finest City

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.
When in San Diego, make a side trip to see Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens in Encinitas, approximately Encinitas away. The adventure continues: meet the residents at San Diego Zoo, walk around Sunset Cliffs Natural Park, pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument, and examine the collection at San Diego Air & Space Museum.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the San Diego trip planner.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to San Diego is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Brasilia Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -5 hour difference. In October in San Diego, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Theme Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Las Vegas

— 6 nights

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Las Vegas: Hoover Dam (in Boulder City) and Clark County Heritage Museum (in Henderson). There's still lots to do: explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and take in panoramic vistas at High Roller.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas itinerary builder.

You can fly from San Diego to Las Vegas in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in October, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Museums · Fun & Games · Casinos

Side Trips

Grand Canyon National Park

— 7 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 19th (Tue), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. The adventure continues: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, take some stellar pictures from Hopi Point, walk around Indian Garden, and hike along South Kaibab Trail.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park attractions planner.

You can drive from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park is 1 hour. While traveling from Las Vegas, expect little chillier days and cooler nights in Grand Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Aspen.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Tours

Aspen

— 2 nights

Rocky Mountain High

Known as a ski resort town, Aspen's history goes back to its roots as a silver-mining village tucked away in an isolated valley of the Rocky Mountains.
On the 26th (Tue), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Maroon Bells. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Wed): get great views at Independence Pass and then appreciate the history behind The John Denver Sanctuary.

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Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Aspen by combination of bus and flight takes about 8.5 hours. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in October, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Aspen: temperatures range from 18°C by day to -1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can fly to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks · Nature · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

Yellowstone National Park

— 6 nights

World's Largest Collection of Geysers

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Take a break from Yellowstone National Park with a short trip to Grand Teton in Grand Teton National Park, about 1h 25 min away. The adventure continues: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, admire the sheer force of Moose Falls, take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring, and identify plant and animal life at Grand Loop Road.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Aspen to Yellowstone National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Aspen in October: high temperatures in Yellowstone National Park hover around 9°C and lows are around -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time to fly to Seattle.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

Seattle

— 5 nights

Emerald City

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, parks, and wineries. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get a taste of the local shopping with Chihuly Garden and Glass, see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Seattle Aquarium, and make a trip to Space Needle.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Seattle trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Yellowstone National Park to Seattle takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Seattle due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in November: highs in Seattle hover around 13°C, while lows dip to 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to San Francisco.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks · Museums · Shopping · Nature

Side Trips

San Francisco

— 6 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, parks, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, engage your brain at California Academy of Sciences, sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting, and browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read San Francisco trip itinerary planning app.

You can fly from Seattle to San Francisco in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Seattle in November, with highs in San Francisco at 20°C and lows at 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Tours

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.
On the 15th (Mon), spend a scenic day exploring the area around Half Dome. On the 16th (Tue), hike the day away at Panorama Trail. There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, cruise along Tioga Pass, get great views at Yosemite, Tunnel View, and don't miss a visit to Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Yosemite National Park trip itinerary maker site.

Drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in November, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be cooler, around -8°C, while days are little chillier, around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

— 4 nights

A Land of Giants

With mountain peaks reaching past 4,250 m (14,000 ft) and trees stretching to over 75 m (250 ft) high, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks present nature on a grand scale.
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park is known for nature, historic sites, and trails. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: surround yourself with nature on Sequoia Sightseeing Tours, trek along Zumwalt Meadow Trail, cruise along Generals Hwy, and contemplate the long history of General Sherman Tree.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park online holiday planner.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 5.5 hours. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Los Angeles

— 7 nights

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Change things up with these side-trips from Los Angeles: Bergamot Station (in Santa Monica), Mulholland Drive (in Beverly Hills) and Anaheim (Disneyland Park, Disney California Adventure Park, &more). Pack the 26th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. And it doesn't end there: look and learn at Griffith Observatory, examine the collection at The Getty Center, stroll the grounds of Hollywood Forever Cemetery, and kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip builder website.

You can fly from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in November, things will get a bit warmer in Los Angeles: highs are around 28°C and lows about 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips