58 days in Western US Itinerary

58 days in Western US Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Western US tour planner

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Denver
— 7 nights
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Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
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Phoenix
— 3 nights
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 7 nights
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Las Vegas
— 6 nights
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San Diego
— 6 nights
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Los Angeles
— 6 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 7 nights
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San Francisco
— 6 nights
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Seattle
— 6 nights
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Denver

— 7 nights

Mile-High City

Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Colorado Model Railroad Museum and Fishing Charters & Tours. Venture out of the city with trips to Loveland Pass (in Keystone), Swetsville Zoo (in Timnath) and Hidee Gold Mine (in Central City). There's still lots to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, examine the collection at Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art, catch some excitement at Carousel of Happiness, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Denver Zoo.

For photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Denver trip itinerary website.

Memmingen, Germany to Denver is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and flight. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -8 hour difference. In April in Denver, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can go by car to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Denver

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Colorado Springs

— 2 nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Penrose Heritage Museum, then take an in-depth tour of U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Manitou Springs Incline. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape at Red Rock Canyon Open Space, then walk around Garden of the Gods, and then gain insight at Splash!.

For ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Colorado Springs online route planner.

Drive from Denver to Colorado Springs in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and flight. April in Colorado Springs sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to fly to Phoenix.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trip

Phoenix

— 3 nights
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. state of Arizona. Attractions like Shamrock Farms and Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center make great kid-friendly stops. There's much more to do: see Off-Road Tours, explore by horseback at KOLI Equestrian Center, see the interesting displays at Musical Instrument Museum, and trot along with a tour on horseback.

Start your trip to Phoenix by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Getting from Colorado Springs to Phoenix by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Colorado Springs in April: high temperatures in Phoenix hover around 36°C and lows are around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) to allow time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Phoenix

Outdoors · Tours · Museums · Parks

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.
Bring the kids along to Grand Canyon South Rim and Grand Canyon Village. On the 3rd (Tue), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's lots more to do: hike along Rim Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Tanner Trail, take in panoramic vistas at Desert View Watchtower, and take a memorable drive along East Rim Drive.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park trip planner.

You can drive from Phoenix to Grand Canyon National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Phoenix in May: high temperatures in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 23°C and lows are around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Wildlife

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and The Strip. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Las Vegas: Boulder City (Boulder City/Hoover Dam Museum & Hoover Dam). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Fountains of Bellagio, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, see the interesting displays at The Neon Museum, and push the limits with an extreme tour.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Las Vegas journey planner.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in May, expect nights in Las Vegas to be much warmer, around 20°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 36°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to San Diego.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Shopping · Tours · Museums

Side Trips

San Diego

— 6 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.
Family-friendly places like San Diego Zoo and Balboa Park will thrill your kids. Take a break from San Diego with a short trip to LEGOLAND California in Carlsbad, about 38 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: observe the fascinating underwater world at SeaWorld San Diego, learn more about the world around you at Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, kick back and relax at La Jolla Cove, and take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Building and Lily Pond.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the San Diego trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to San Diego takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Las Vegas in May, you will find days in San Diego are slightly colder (25°C), and nights are about the same (19°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Theme Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Los Angeles

— 6 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.
Kids will enjoy Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park. Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to Santa Monica (Santa Monica Pier Aquarium & Santa Monica Yacht Harbor Sign) and Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT! (in Anaheim). Pack the 23rd (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's much more to do: take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, admire the masterpieces at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and get curious at California Science Center.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Los Angeles online tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In May in Los Angeles, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Yosemite National Park

— 7 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.
Family-friendly places like Half Dome and Yosemite, Tunnel View will thrill your kids. There's lots more to do: hike along Mariposa Grove, explore the activities along Mirror Lake/Meadow Trail, see human ingenuity at work at Hetch Hetchy Reservoir, and explore the striking landscape of Bridalveil Fall.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park in 6 hours. While traveling from Los Angeles, expect little chillier days and cooler nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 21°C to lows of 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

San Francisco

— 6 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Family-friendly places like Golden Gate Bridge and Golden Gate Park will thrill your kids. And it doesn't end there: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, go for a walk through Lombard Street, examine the collection at Musee Mecanique, and take a stroll through Fisherman's Wharf.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the San Francisco driving holiday planner.

Getting from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco by car takes about 4 hours. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in June, plan for slightly colder days and somewhat warmer nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 25°C by day to 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Seattle.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites

Seattle

— 6 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.
Kids will enjoy Chihuly Garden and Glass and Space Needle. Go for a jaunt from Seattle to Kirkland to see ILovekickboxing about 40 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, meet the residents at Seattle Aquarium, see the sky in a new way at Pacific Science Center, and explore the world behind art at Seattle Art Museum.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Seattle tour planner.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Seattle takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Seattle are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks · Museums · Shopping · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips