58 days in Western US Itinerary

58 days in Western US Itinerary

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58 days in Western US Itinerary

Start: Orlando, Florida
Fly:  9​h
1
Cody
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Yellowstone National Park
— 6 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Taxi:  7​h 30​min
3
Glacier National Park
— 4 nights
+2
Taxi + Fly + Bus:  6​h 30​min
4
Lincoln City
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Astoria
— 5 nights
+3
Bus + Tram + Fly + Taxi:  10​h 15​min
6
Sedona
— 6 nights
Drive:  6​h
7
Mesa Verde National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
8
Moab
— 5 nights
Drive:  5​h
9
Breckenridge
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
10
Taos
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
11
Santa Fe
— 8 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Orlando, Florida

4
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Heart Mountain Interpretive Center and Cody Firearms Museum. Get some cultural insight at Museum of the Plains Indian and Cody Dug Up Gun Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Cody side-trips: Red Lodge (Montana Candy Emporium & Carbon County Art Guild & Depot Gallery) and Meeteese Chocolatier (in Meeteetse). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Old Trail Town, view the masterpieces at Whitney Gallery, do a tasting at Buffalo Jump Winery, LLC, and learn more about the world around you at Draper Natural History Museum.

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

Orlando to Cody is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Orlando to Cody due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Orlando in June, you will find days in Cody are a bit cooler (73°F), and nights are cooler (50°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Cody

Museums Shopping Wineries

Side Trips

Red Lodge, Meeteese Chocolatier, Heart Mountain Interpretive Center
Highlights from your plan
Heart Mountain Interpretive Center ©
Cody Firearms Museum ©
Cody Firearms Museum
Cody Dug Up Gun Museum ©
Cody Dug Up Gun Museum

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 Uncle Tom's Trail and Town Square. Venture out of the city with trips to Grand Teton (in Grand Teton National Park) and Jackson (Made & National Museum of Wildlife Art). There's lots more to do: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, hike along Artist Point, contemplate the waterfront views at Yellowstone Lake, and witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring.

Plan trip to Yellowstone National Park with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can drive from Cody to Yellowstone National Park in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Cody in June, expect Yellowstone National Park to be little chillier, temps between 66°F and 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Jackson Hole, Grand Teton
Highlights from your plan
Uncle Tom's Trail ©
Uncle Tom's Trail
Made ©
Made
National Museum of Wildlife Art ©
National Museum of Wildlife Art

4
nights
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.
Shop till you drop at The Polebridge Mercantile and Home Ranch Bottoms. Explore hidden gems such as Garden Wall and Willow's HuckleberryLand. Explore Glacier National Park's surroundings by going to River Rafting & Tubing (in West Glacier) and Lodgepole Gallery and Tipi Village (in Browning). There's more to do: explore the activities along McDonald Creek and take a memorable drive along Going-to-the-Sun Road.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Glacier National Park trip maker tool .

Do a combination of car, flight, and taxi from Yellowstone National Park to Glacier National Park in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and flight. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in June, things will get somewhat warmer in Glacier National Park: highs are around 72°F and lows about 45°F. On the 15th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Lincoln City.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Outdoors Shopping Tours

Side Trips

Polebridge, River Rafting & Tubing, Willow's HuckleberryLand, Lodgepole Gallery and Tipi Village
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Lodgepole Gallery and Tipi Village ©
Home Ranch Bottoms ©
Home Ranch Bottoms

6
nights
Lincoln City

Lincoln City ©
Lincoln City is a city in Lincoln County, Oregon, United States. Step off the beaten path and head to Jennifer Sears Glass Art Studio and Tillamook Air Museum. Visit Cape Meares Lighthouse and Heceta Head Lighthouse for their historical value. Venture out of the city with trips to Tillamook Country Smoker (in Bay City), The Chocolate Frog (in Waldport) and Blue Heron Cheese & Wine Company (in Tillamook). There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Prehistoric, take in the exciting artwork at Alderhouse Glass Blowers, get a taste of the local shopping with Backstreet Gallery, and visit a coastal fixture at Yaquina Head Lighthouse.

Plan my day in Lincoln City using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Getting from Glacier National Park to Lincoln City by combination of taxi, flight, and bus takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, flight, train, and bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Glacier National Park in June, plan for little chillier days in Lincoln City, with highs around 60°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Astoria.

Things to do in Lincoln City

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tillamook, Florence, Tillamook Country Smoker, Ainslee's Salt Water Taffy, Lex's Cool Stuff
Highlights from your plan
Lincoln City Glass Center ©
Lincoln City Glass Center
Cape Meares Lighthouse ©
Cape Meares Lighthouse
Mossy Creek Pottery ©
Mossy Creek Pottery

5
nights
Astoria

Astoria ©
Astoria, named for famed fur trader John Jacob Astor, resides near the mouth of the Columbia River.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like The Lewis And Clark National And State Historical Parks and Fusions Gallery. Get some cultural insight at Icefire Glassworks and Columbia River Maritime Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Astoria: Ocean Park (Jack's Country Store & Adelaide's Coffee and Sweet Shoppe), Haystack Rock (in Cannon Beach) and Ocean Shores (Sharky's & Ocean Shores Kites). There's still lots to do: stop by Beach Books, get into the urban bustle at Seaside Civic & Convention Center, and appreciate the history behind Astoria Column.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Astoria trip planner .

Traveling by car from Lincoln City to Astoria takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Astoria are 65°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can travel to Sedona.

Things to do in Astoria

Shopping Parks Nature

Side Trips

Ocean Shores, Seaside, Ocean Park, Cannon Beach
Highlights from your plan
Icefire Glassworks ©
Icefire Glassworks
Adelaide's Coffee and Sweet Shoppe ©
Adelaide's Coffee and Sweet Shoppe

6
nights
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Step off the beaten path and head to Kachina House and Jerome Artists Cooperative Gallery. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Raku Gallery and Montezuma Castle National Monument. Take a break from Sedona with a short trip to Walnut Canyon National Monument in Flagstaff, about 1h 05 min away. There's still lots to do: look for gifts at Absolute Bikes, buy something for everyone on your list at Hillside Sedona, explore the striking landscape at Cathedral Rock, and admire all the interesting features of Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179).

To see maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Sedona trip itinerary maker .

Do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi from Astoria to Sedona in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Astoria to Sedona. Expect much warmer weather when traveling from Astoria in June: highs in Sedona hover around 94°F, while lows dip to 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Mesa Verde National Park.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trips

Jerome, Walnut Canyon National Monument, Absolute Bikes, Montezuma Castle National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Walnut Canyon National Monument ©
Walnut Canyon National Monument
Kachina House ©
Kachina House
Montezuma Castle National Monument ©

5
nights
Mesa Verde National Park

Mesa Verde National Park ©
Whereas most national parks are primarily devoted to showcasing unique and special landscapes, Mesa Verde National Park focuses on ancient human habitation.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Long House and Cliff Palace. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Toh-Atin Gallery and Honeyville. Venture out of the city with trips to The Anasazi Heritage Center (in Dolores), Hovenweep National Monument (in Cortez) and Durango (Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad and Museum & Animas Museum). There's much more to do: explore the ancient world of Spruce Tree House, tour the pleasant surroundings at Spruce Canyon Trail, and steep yourself in history at Balcony House.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Mesa Verde National Park trip itinerary website .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Sedona to Mesa Verde National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or drive. Traveling from Sedona in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Mesa Verde National Park, with lows of 56°F. On the 7th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Moab.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Durango, The Anasazi Heritage Center, Hovenweep National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Spruce Tree House ©
Spruce Tree House
Balcony House ©
Balcony House
The Anasazi Heritage Center ©
The Anasazi Heritage Center

5
nights
Moab

Moab ©
The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
You'll explore and learn at Gateway Colorado Automobile Museum and Museum of Moab. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Sego Canyon Petroglyphs and RedRock Astronomy. Change things up with a short trip to Delicate Arch in Arches National Park (about 38 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: stop by Back of Beyond Books, skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, and admire the majestic nature at Dead Horse Point State Park.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Moab itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by car from Mesa Verde National Park to Moab takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Mesa Verde National Park in July, expect Moab to be a bit warmer, temps between 97°F and 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Breckenridge.

Things to do in Moab

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Delicate Arch, Sego Canyon Petroglyphs, Gateway Colorado Automobile Museum
Highlights from your plan
Moab Museum ©
Moab Museum
Moab Rock Shop ©
Moab Rock Shop
Back of Beyond Books ©
Back of Beyond Books

4
nights
Breckenridge

Breckenridge ©
Founded in 1859 as part of the Gold Rush in the Rockies, Breckenridge boasts a main street lined with colorful wooden storefronts housing cafes and shops, giving the effect of a thriving western town from the 19th century.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like South Park City Museum and Barney Ford Victorian House. Do your shopping at Ready Paint Fire! and Breck Wine and Cheese. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Breckenridge: Temple Israel (in Leadville) and River Rafting & Tubing (in Buena Vista). There's still lots to do: stop by Olive Fusion, stroll through High Line Railroad Park, and make a trip to Main Street.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Breckenridge itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Moab to Breckenridge takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Moab in July, with highs in Breckenridge at 64°F and lows at 47°F. You will have some time to spend on the 16th (Mon) before leaving for Taos.

Things to do in Breckenridge

Historic Sites Shopping Outdoors

Side Trips

South Park City Museum, River Rafting & Tubing, Temple Israel
Highlights from your plan
South Park City Museum ©
South Park City Museum
Barney Ford Victorian House ©
Barney Ford Victorian House
High Line Railroad Park ©
High Line Railroad Park

4
nights
Taos

Taos ©
Many residents have shunned fast-paced city living for Taos's laid-back vibe and blend of Spanish, Native American, and Anglo cultures.
Let the collections at Millicent Rogers Museum and Enchanted Circle Pottery capture your imagination. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Vietnam Veterans Memorial and Rottenstone Pottery. Get out of town with these interesting Taos side-trips: Fort Garland Museum (in Fort Garland), Stations of the Cross Shrine (in San Luis) and Wild Bills Ski and Snowboard Shop (in Red River). There's still lots to do: stop by Twirl, explore the ancient world of Taos Pueblo, and take in the views from Rio Grande Gorge Bridge.

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Traveling by car from Breckenridge to Taos takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and car; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. Traveling from Breckenridge in July, you will find days in Taos are a bit warmer (84°F), and nights are about the same (52°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can go by car to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Taos

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Fort Garland Museum, Rottenstone Pottery, Stations of the Cross Shrine, Wild Bills Ski and Snowboard Shop, Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Highlights from your plan
Millicent Rogers Museum ©
Millicent Rogers Museum
Enchanted Circle Pottery ©
Enchanted Circle Pottery
Vietnam Veterans Memorial ©
Vietnam Veterans Memorial

8
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Bradbury Science Museum and El Santuario de Chimayo. Head to Nedra Matteucci Galleries and The Plazafor plenty of shopping. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Santa Fe: Fort Union National Monument (in Watrous), Albuquerque Old Town (in Albuquerque) and Bandelier National Monument (in Los Alamos). There's much more to do: explore the ancient world of Puye Cliff Dwellings, examine the collection at Museum of International Folk Art, appreciate the extensive heritage of Canyon Road, and view the masterpieces at Chimayo Trading and Mercantile.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Santa Fe trip itinerary app .

Getting from Taos to Santa Fe by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Taos in July, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 60°F in Santa Fe. On the 28th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Chimayo, Los Alamos, Albuquerque Old Town, Puye Cliff Dwellings, Fort Union National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Nedra Matteucci Galleries ©
Nedra Matteucci Galleries
El Santuario de Chimayo ©
El Santuario de Chimayo
Fort Union National Monument ©
Fort Union National Monument

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