57 days in Western US Itinerary

57 days in Western US Itinerary

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57 days in Western US Itinerary

Start: New York City
+2
Bus + Fly + Drive:  9​h 45​min
1
Moab
— 6 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 30​min
2
Santa Fe
— 4 nights
Fly + Shuttle:  4​h 45​min
3
Tucson
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
Sedona
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
+4
Shuttle + Foot + Shuttle + Foot + Shuttle:  2​h 30​min
6
Zion National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h
7
Las Vegas
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
8
Death Valley National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Bus:  5​h 45​min
9
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  8​h
10
Portland
— 5 nights
Fly + Drive:  7​h
11
Yellowstone National Park
— 6 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Bus:  9​h
End: New York City

6
nights
Moab

Moab ©
The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Canyonlands National Park and Delicate Arch. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Moab: Arches National Park (Pothole Arch, Wolfe Ranch, & more), Colorado National Monument (in Fruita) and Little Westwater Ruin (in Blanding). Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at Corona Arch, get interesting insight from Tours, examine the collection at Moab Museum, and scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Moab trip planner .

New York City to Moab is an approximately 10-hour combination of bus, flight, and car. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from New York City to Moab. Traveling from New York City in March, expect nights in Moab to be about the same, around 32°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Moab

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Arches National Park, Little Westwater Ruin, Colorado National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Dead Horse Point State Park ©
Dead Horse Point State Park
Corona Arch ©
Corona Arch
Delicate Arch ©
Delicate Arch

4
nights
Santa Fe

Santa Fe ©
Santa Fe continuously ranks among the world's top holiday destinations, attracting visitors with its unusual combination of scenic beauty, rich history, cultural diversity, and high concentration of performing arts venues, fine restaurants, and interesting attractions.
Explore hidden gems such as Bandelier National Monument and Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument. Step out of Santa Fe to go to Taos and see Rio Grande Gorge Bridge, which is approximately 1h 30 min away. There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, steep yourself in history at Santa Fe Plaza, admire the masterpieces at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, and examine the collection at Museum of International Folk Art.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Santa Fe online road trip planner .

Getting from Moab to Santa Fe by combination of car and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 61°F in March, and nighttime lows around 30°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Tucson.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Rio Grande Gorge Bridge, Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument, Bandelier National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Loretto Chapel ©
Loretto Chapel
Bandelier National Monument ©
Bandelier National Monument

5
nights
Tucson

Tucson ©
One of the fastest-growing metropolitan areas in the country, Tucson is a city on a cultural crossroads, with European, Native American, Mexican, and Asian residents blending and sometimes conflicting with one another.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Sabino Canyon and Kartchner Caverns State Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tucson: Tombstone (Bird Cage Theatre, O.K. Corral, & more). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Pima Air and Space Museum, admire the architecture and history at Mission San Xavier del Bac, explore and take pictures at Mt. Lemmon Scenic Byway, and brush up on your military savvy at Titan Missile Museum.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Tucson online holiday planner .

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Santa Fe to Tucson in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Santa Fe in March; daily highs in Tucson reach 77°F and lows reach 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can go by car to Sedona.

Things to do in Tucson

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trips

Tombstone, Titan Missile Museum, Kartchner Caverns State Park
Highlights from your plan
Pima Air and Space Museum ©
Pima Air and Space Museum
Kartchner Caverns State Park ©
Kartchner Caverns State Park

7
nights
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Step off the beaten path and head to Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179) and Oak Creek Canyon. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sedona: Painted Desert (in Petrified Forest National Park), Montezuma Castle National Monument (in Camp Verde) and Flagstaff (Walnut Canyon National Monument, Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Chapel, & more). There's much more to do: stroll through Devil's Bridge Trail, explore the striking landscape at Bell Rock, hike along Airport Mesa, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Sedona trip planner .

You can drive from Tucson to Sedona in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Tucson in March: highs in Sedona hover around 67°F, while lows dip to 45°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Flagstaff, Montezuma Castle National Monument, Painted Desert, Standin' on the Corner Park
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Rock ©
Cathedral Rock
Painted Desert ©
Painted Desert
Wupatki National Monument ©
Wupatki National Monument

3
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to South Kaibab Trail and Mather Point. Step out of Grand Canyon National Park to go to Los Angeles and see Food Tours, which is approximately 32 minutes away. There's still lots to do: hike along Bright Angel Trail and enjoy breathtaking views from Desert View Watchtower.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park trip maker .

Traveling by car from Sedona to Grand Canyon National Park takes 2.5 hours. While traveling from Sedona, expect little chillier days and much colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of 57°F to lows of 23°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Food Tours
Highlights from your plan
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Desert View Watchtower ©
Desert View Watchtower

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Canyon Overlook Trail and Best Friends Animal Sanctuary. Venture out of the city with trips to Fort Zion Gift Shop, Petting Farm, Restaurant & Ice Cream Parlor (in Virgin), Off-Road Tours (in Kanab) and Canyoning & Rappelling Tours (in Springdale). The adventure continues: stroll through Angel's Landing, take a memorable drive along Zion Shuttle, explore the striking landscape of Zion National Park, and hike along The Narrows.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Zion National Park holiday builder app .

Explore your travel options from Grand Canyon National Park to Zion National Park with the Route module. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in April, things will get a bit warmer in Zion National Park: highs are around 69°F and lows about 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Kanab, Canyoning & Rappelling Tours, Fort Zion Gift Shop, Petting Farm, Restaurant & Ice Cream Parlor
Highlights from your plan
Angel's Landing ©
Angel's Landing
Canyon Overlook Trail ©
Canyon Overlook Trail
Off-Road Tours

7
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Valley of Fire State Park and Food Tours. Change things up with a short trip to Don Laughlin's Classic Car Collection in Laughlin (about 1h 50 min away). There's still lots to do: enjoy some diversion at Gun Garage, see the interesting displays at Pinball Hall of Fame, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and wander the streets of The LINQ Promenade.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas holiday planning website .

Getting from Zion National Park to Las Vegas by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Zion National Park to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Zion National Park in April, plan for a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Las Vegas: temperatures range from 80°F by day to 57°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Fun & Games Museums Nature

Side Trips

Valley of Fire State Park, Don Laughlin's Classic Car Collection
Highlights from your plan
Gun Garage ©
Gun Garage
Don Laughlin's Classic Car Collection ©
Dig This ©
Dig This

3
nights
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Dante's View and Zabriskie Point. Take a break from Death Valley National Park with a short trip to Tonopah and Tidewater Railroad Museum in Death Valley Junction, about 1h 05 min away. And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Badwater Basin, don't miss a visit to Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes, cruise along Artists Dr, and take in the dramatic natural features at Artists Palette.

To plan Death Valley National Park vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

You can drive from Las Vegas to Death Valley National Park in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Las Vegas in April, plan for little chillier nights in Death Valley National Park, with lows around 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Tonopah and Tidewater Railroad Museum
Highlights from your plan
Badwater Basin ©
Badwater Basin
Artists Palette ©
Artists Palette
Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes ©
Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Yosemite, Tunnel View and Bridalveil Fall. Go for a jaunt from Yosemite National Park to Lee Vining to see Mono Lake Vista Point about 48 minutes away. There's more to do: admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls and take in the dramatic natural features at El Capitan.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park trip planner.

You can do a combination of car and bus from Death Valley National Park to Yosemite National Park in 6 hours. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Death Valley National Park in April: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 59°F, while lows dip to 28°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Portland.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Mono Lake Vista Point
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Mono Lake Vista Point ©
Mono Lake Vista Point
Yosemite, Tunnel View ©
Yosemite, Tunnel View

5
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Haystack Rock and Multnomah Falls. Get out of town with these interesting Portland side-trips: Cedar Wetlands Preserve (in Rockaway Beach), Phelps Creek Vineyards (in Hood River) and Astoria (Astoria Column & Columbia River Maritime Museum). There's still lots to do: admire the majestic nature at Ecola State Park, stop by Powell's City of Books, take in nature's colorful creations at Portland Japanese Garden, and contemplate the waterfront views at Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Portland online journey planner .

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Portland by combination of bus and flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Yosemite National Park in April since evenings lows in Portland dip to 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Cannon Beach, Astoria, Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, Multnomah Falls, Cedar Wetlands Preserve
Highlights from your plan
Phelps Creek Vineyards ©
Phelps Creek Vineyards
Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock

6
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Lamar Valley and Upper Geyser Basin. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Yellowstone National Park: Grand Teton (in Grand Teton National Park) and West Yellowstone (Madison Avenue Old Time Photos & Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center). There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Yellowstone Lake, witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring, explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, and hike along Artist Point.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park online day trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Portland to Yellowstone National Park in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Portland to Yellowstone National Park is 1 hour. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Portland in April; daily highs in Yellowstone National Park reach 42°F and lows reach 17°F. On the 2nd (Sat), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

West Yellowstone, Grand Teton
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Madison Avenue Old Time Photos ©
Madison Avenue Old Time Photos
Upper Geyser Basin ©
Upper Geyser Basin

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