57 days in Lake Havasu City, West Coast & Glacier National Park Itinerary

57 days in Lake Havasu City, West Coast & Glacier National Park Itinerary

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57 days in Lake Havasu City, West Coast & Glacier National Park Itinerary

Start: Phoenix
Drive:  4​h
1
Lake Havasu City
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Ridgecrest
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Porterville
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Raymond
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  9​h 45​min
6
Redwood National Park
— 6 nights
Drive:  7​h 15​min
7
Portland
— 7 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
8
Seattle
— 7 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
9
Spokane
— 6 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
10
Glacier National Park
— 9 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
End: Great Falls

2
nights
Lake Havasu City

Lake Havasu City ©
Lake Havasu City is a city in Mohave County, Arizona, United States. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): immerse yourself in nature at Lake Havasu State Park, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Havasu, and then don't miss a visit to London Bridge. On the 3rd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll around Rotary Community Park, contemplate the waterfront views at Colorado River, then take a memorable drive along Parker Dam, and finally stroll around Sara Park.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Lake Havasu City travel route planner.

Phoenix to Lake Havasu City is an approximately 4-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Phoenix to Lake Havasu City. In April, daily temperatures in Lake Havasu City can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Ridgecrest.

Things to do in Lake Havasu City

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Parker Dam, Colorado River
Highlights from your plan
Colorado River ©
Colorado River
Sara Park ©
Sara Park
London Bridge ©
London Bridge

6
nights
Ridgecrest

Ridgecrest ©
Ridgecrest is a city in Kern County, California, United States. Get out of town with these interesting Ridgecrest side-trips: Museum of Western Film History (in Lone Pine), Death Valley National Park (Zabriskie Point, Badwater Basin, & more) and Twenty Mule Team Museum (in Boron). There's much more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Little Petroglyph Canyon, mingle with the ghosts of the past at Calico Ghost Town, and take an in-depth tour of Maturango Museum.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Ridgecrest trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by car from Lake Havasu City to Ridgecrest takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In April, Ridgecrest is little chillier than Lake Havasu City - with highs of 81°F and lows of 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Ridgecrest

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Death Valley National Park, Calico Ghost Town, Museum of Western Film History, Twenty Mule Team Museum
Highlights from your plan
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Dante's View ©
Dante's View
Badwater Basin ©
Badwater Basin

6
nights
Porterville

Porterville ©
Porterville is a city in the San Joaquin Valley, in Tulare County, California, United States. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Porterville: Kernville (Riverside Park, River Rafting & Tubing, & more), Mineral King Valley (in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park) and Manzanar National Historic Site (in Independence). The adventure continues: hike along Trail of 100 Giants, revel in the low prices at Tulare Outlet Center, take an in-depth tour of Hanford Carnegie Museum, and stroll through Mount Whitney Trail.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Porterville attractions app .

Drive from Ridgecrest to Porterville in 3 hours. In April in Porterville, expect temperatures between 77°F during the day and 48°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Raymond.

Things to do in Porterville

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Kernville, Lone Pine, Mineral King Valley, Hanford Carnegie Museum, Tulare Outlet Center
Highlights from your plan
Manzanar National Historic Site ©
Manzanar National Historic Site
Mount Whitney Trail ©
Mount Whitney Trail
Riverside Park ©
Riverside Park

4
nights
Raymond

Raymond ©
Raymond is an unincorporated community in Madera County, California. Get out of town with these interesting Raymond side-trips: Friant (Millerton Lake State Recreation Area & Table Mountain Casino). There's more to do: see human ingenuity at work at Hidden Lake - Hensley Lake Recreation Area.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Raymond attractions planner .

Traveling by car from Porterville to Raymond takes 2.5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 77°F, and evening lows to 48°F. On the 20th (Mon), you'll travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Raymond

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Friant
Highlights from your plan
Millerton Lake State Recreation Area ©
Table Mountain Casino ©
Table Mountain Casino

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bridalveil Fall and then take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take some stellar pictures from Yosemite, Tunnel View and then trek along Mariposa Grove.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Raymond to Yosemite National Park takes 2.5 hours. When traveling from Raymond in April, plan for slightly colder days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 59°F, while nights are cooler with lows around 28°F. On the 23rd (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Redwood National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove
Yosemite, Tunnel View ©
Yosemite, Tunnel View

6
nights
Redwood National Park

Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park is home to a tremendous collection of the world's tallest type of tree.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Redwood National Park: Klamath National Forest (in Forks of Salmon) and Orick (Freshwater Lagoon & Gold Bluffs Beach). There's still lots to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Redwood National Park, trek along California Coastal Trail, delve into the lush surroundings at Tall Trees Grove, and explore the stunning scenery at Fern Canyon.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Redwood National Park using our trip planner.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to Redwood National Park in 10 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in April, expect a bit warmer with lows of 44°F in Redwood National Park. On the 29th (Wed), you'll travel to Portland.

Things to do in Redwood National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Orick, Fern Canyon, Klamath National Forest
Highlights from your plan
Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park
Enderts Beach ©
Enderts Beach
Tall Trees Grove ©
Tall Trees Grove

7
nights
Portland

A big city with a small-town feel, Portland is home to the country's biggest rose test garden, perched on a hill overlooking downtown.
Change things up with these side-trips from Portland: Cannon Beach (Ecola State Park & Haystack Rock), Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum (in McMinnville) and Multnomah Falls (in Bridal Veil). Next up on the itinerary: look for gifts at Powell's City of Books, don't miss a visit to Pittock Mansion, stroll through Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail, and see the interesting displays at Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Portland driving holiday planning site .

You can drive from Redwood National Park to Portland in 7.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. In April in Portland, expect temperatures between 63°F during the day and 45°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Cannon Beach, Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail, Multnomah Falls, Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Powell's City of Books ©
Powell's City of Books
Portland Japanese Garden ©
Portland Japanese Garden

7
nights
Seattle

Seattle ©
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Seattle: Tacoma (Washington State History Museum, Tacoma Art Museum, & more), Whidbey Island Distillery (in Langley) and Olympic National Park (Mount Walker & Hood Canal). And it doesn't end there: take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Seattle Aquarium, and get to know the resident critters at Woodland Park Zoo.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Seattle trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by flight from Portland to Seattle takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Seattle are 68°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel to Spokane.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Tacoma, Bellevue, Olympic National Park, Whidbey Island Distillery
Highlights from your plan
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

6
nights
Spokane

Spokane ©
Spokane is a city located in the state of Washington in the northwestern United States. Get out of town with these interesting Spokane side-trips: Coeur d'Alene (Tubbs Hill Nature Trails, Coeur d'Alene Lake, & more). And it doesn't end there: stroll around Manito Park, explore by horseback at Centennial Trail, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and examine the collection at Campbell House.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Spokane trip builder tool .

Traveling by flight from Seattle to Spokane takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Seattle in May since evenings lows in Spokane dip to 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Spokane

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Coeur d'Alene, Treaty Rock Park
Highlights from your plan
Seven Stars Alpaca Ranch ©
Seven Stars Alpaca Ranch
Manito Park ©
Manito Park
Coeur d'Alene Lake ©
Coeur d'Alene Lake

9
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.
Spend the 23rd (Sat) exploring nature at Red Rock Falls, Glacier National Park. There's much more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Swiftcurrent Mountain, contemplate the waterfront views at McDonald Creek, get outside with Swiftcurrent Pass Hike, and stroll through Granite Park Trail.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Glacier National Park using our trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Spokane to Glacier National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Spokane to Glacier National Park. Traveling from Spokane in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Glacier National Park, with lows of 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier
Swiftcurrent Mountain ©
Swiftcurrent Mountain
Mt. Clements ©
Mt. Clements

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