57 days in Western US Itinerary

57 days in Western US Itinerary

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57 days in Western US Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
1
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Portland
— 4 nights
train:  5​h 30​min
3
Olympic National Park
— 5 nights
bus + ferry:  4​h 15​min
4
Seattle
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Grand Teton National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Yellowstone National Park
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Cody
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + foot + shuttle:  4​h 30​min
8
Colorado Springs
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
9
Las Vegas
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
10
Grand Canyon National Park
— 6 nights
bus + Fly:  7​h 45​min
11
San Diego
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
12
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: San Francisco

5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for historic sites, parks, museums, shopping, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, explore the striking landscape of Alcatraz Island, admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, and get a taste of the local shopping with Ferry Building Marketplace.

Before you visit San Francisco, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to San Francisco. In July, daily temperatures in San Francisco can reach 73°F, while at night they dip to 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can travel to Portland.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Neighborhoods Tours
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

4
nights
Portland

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.
Explore Portland's surroundings by going to River Rafting & Tubing (in White Salmon) and Cannon Beach (Ecola State Park, Haystack Rock, & more). And it doesn't end there: stop by Powell's City of Books, get outside with Portland Timbers, take in nature's colorful creations at International Rose Test Garden, and stroll around Laurelhurst Park.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Portland driving holiday planning app .

You can fly from San Francisco to Portland in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. While traveling from San Francisco, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Portland, ranging from highs of 85°F to lows of 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Cannon Beach
Highlights from your plan
Ecola State Park ©
Ecola State Park
Oswald West State Park ©
Oswald West State Park
Powell's City of Books ©
Powell's City of Books

5
nights
Olympic National Park

Olympic National Park ©
In Olympic National Park, ancient rainforests and ocean tidal pools at lower elevations contrast with wildflower-filled alpine meadows and snowcapped peaks.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Olympic National Park: Sequim (B&B Family Farm & Purple Haze Lavender Farm). There's lots more to do: explore and take pictures at Hurricane Ridge, take a peaceful walk through Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center, trek along Second Beach Trail, and explore the activities along Crescent Lake.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Olympic National Park trip planner .

You can take a train from Portland to Olympic National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Portland in August, things will get little chillier in Olympic National Park: highs are around 72°F and lows about 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Sequim
Highlights from your plan
B&B Family Farm ©
B&B Family Farm
Hurricane Ridge ©
Hurricane Ridge
Ruby Beach ©
Ruby Beach

5
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 a short trip to Washington State History Museum in Tacoma (about 44 minutes away). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, take in nature's colorful creations at Woodland Park and Rose Garden, take in the waterfront at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Seattle Aquarium.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Seattle route planning website .

Getting from Olympic National Park to Seattle by combination of bus and ferry takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Olympic National Park in August; daily highs in Seattle reach 80°F and lows reach 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Bellevue Botanical Garden, Washington State History Museum
Highlights from your plan
Hiram M. Chittenden Locks ©
Hiram M. Chittenden Locks
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle

5
nights
Grand Teton National Park

Grand Teton National Park ©
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.
Grand Teton National Park is known for parks, wildlife, outdoors, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: identify plant and animal life at Grand Teton, cruise along Teton Park Road, explore the striking landscape at Inspiration Point, and contemplate the waterfront views at Jackson Lake.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Grand Teton National Park trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Seattle to Grand Teton National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Seattle to Grand Teton National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Seattle in August, expect slightly colder with lows of 43°F in Grand Teton National Park. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
Cascade Canyon Trail ©
Cascade Canyon Trail
Taggart Lake ©
Taggart Lake

7
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.
Yellowstone National Park is known for parks, nature, wildlife, historic sites, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, identify plant and animal life at Hayden Valley, explore and take pictures at Lamar Valley, and take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park trip planner .

Traveling by car from Grand Teton National Park to Yellowstone National Park takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Teton National Park in August, things will get a bit cooler in Yellowstone National Park: highs are around 70°F and lows about 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Cody.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Mount Washburn ©
Mount Washburn
Hayden Valley ©
Hayden Valley

3
nights
Cody

Cody ©
A genuine cowboy city, Cody is famous for its nightly rodeos and its proximity to the protected wilderness areas of the world's first national park, now designated as one of the country's World Heritage Sites.
Cody is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, fun & games, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: have some family-friendly fun at Cody Firearms Experience, LLC, learn more about the world around you at Draper Natural History Museum, get engrossed in the history at Heart Mountain Interpretive Center, and cruise along Chief Joseph Hwy.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Cody trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Yellowstone National Park to Cody in 2.5 hours. In August, Cody is somewhat warmer than Yellowstone National Park - with highs of 79°F and lows of 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Cody

Museums Scenic Drive Outdoors

Side Trips

Heart Mountain Interpretive Center, Chief Joseph Hwy, Beartooth Hwy
Highlights from your plan
Cody Firearms Experience, LLC ©
Cody Firearms Experience, LLC
Heart Mountain Interpretive Center ©
Heart Mountain Interpretive Center
Buffalo Bill Center of the West ©
Buffalo Bill Center of the West

1
night
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.
On the 31st (Mon), see the interesting displays at Penrose Heritage Museum, find something for the whole family at North Pole - Santa's Workshop, then stroll around Garden of the Gods, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Battlefield Colorado.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Colorado Springs trip maker website .

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Cody to Colorado Springs takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In August in Colorado Springs, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 56°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) to allow time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Museums Fun & Games

Side Trip

North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop
Highlights from your plan
Battlefield Colorado ©
Battlefield Colorado
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop ©

5
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.
Step out of Las Vegas with an excursion to Hoover Dam in Boulder City--about 50 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, try your luck at Casino at the Venetian, see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Las Vegas itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Colorado Springs to Las Vegas takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Colorado Springs to Las Vegas, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Colorado Springs in August: highs in Las Vegas hover around 101°F, while lows dip to 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Fun & Games Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

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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.
Grand Canyon National Park is known for nature, parks, historic sites, outdoors, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, trek along Bright Angel Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Rim Trail, and get great views at Lipan Point.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Grand Canyon National Park trip simple and quick.

Getting from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Las Vegas in September, you will find days in Grand Canyon National Park are a bit cooler (75°F), and nights are colder (43°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel to San Diego.

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
North Kaibab Trail ©
North Kaibab Trail

4
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.
Step out of San Diego with an excursion to Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens in Encinitas--about 30 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo, let little ones run wild at Balboa Park, appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument, and look for all kinds of wild species at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our San Diego trip itinerary builder website .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to San Diego in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to San Diego is minus 1 hour. Expect much warmer evenings in San Diego when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September, with lows around 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors

Side Trip

Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens
Highlights from your plan
AxeVentures ©
AxeVentures
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum

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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). And it doesn't end there: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood, see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, partake in some friendly competition at Fantastic Race, and explore the world behind art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Los Angeles vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from San Diego to Los Angeles takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. When traveling from San Diego in September, plan for a bit warmer days in Los Angeles, with highs around 85°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Parks

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita ©
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

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