60 days in Western US Itinerary

60 days in Western US Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Western US trip itinerary builder
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Seattle
— 4 nights
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San Francisco
— 6 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 7 nights
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
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Los Angeles
— 6 nights
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San Diego
— 5 nights
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Las Vegas
— 6 nights
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Phoenix
— 4 nights
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Sedona
— 5 nights
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 7 nights
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Monument Valley
— 2 nights
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Moab
— 5 nights
Drive to Grand Junction, Fly to New York City

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Seattle — 4 nights

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.
Take a break from Seattle with a short trip to ILovekickboxing in Kirkland, about 40 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take in the exciting artwork at Chihuly Garden and Glass, stroll around Volunteer Park Conservatory, make a trip to Space Needle, and take a leisurely stroll along Hiram M. Chittenden Locks.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Seattle travel route site.

New York City to Seattle is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Seattle is minus 3 hours. April in Seattle sees daily highs of 61°F and lows of 46°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to San Francisco.
Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Shopping
Side Trips

San Francisco — 6 nights

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for sightseeing, nature, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, see the interesting displays at Musee Mecanique, browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, and take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read San Francisco trip planner.

You can fly from Seattle to San Francisco in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Seattle in April, expect nights in San Francisco to be about the same, around 51°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.
Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites

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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, sightseeing, and trails. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Yosemite Village, explore the striking landscape at Taft Point, trek along Yosemite Valley Loop Trail, and explore the activities along Mirror Lake/Meadow Trail.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from San Francisco in April: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 59°F, while lows dip to 28°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.
Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park — 2 nights

With mountain peaks reaching past 4,250 m (14,000 ft) and trees stretching to over 75 m (250 ft) high, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks present nature on a grand scale.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): contemplate the long history of General Sherman Tree, take a peaceful walk through Giant Forest, and then admire all the interesting features of Generals Hwy. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri): trek along Congress Trail, identify plant and animal life at Big Baldy, and then explore the stunning scenery at Kings Canyon National Park.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park trip builder.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 5.5 hours. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in April, plan for somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park: temperatures range from 77°F by day to 49°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Los Angeles.
Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Los Angeles — 6 nights

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 (Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT!, Disneyland Park, &more) and Bergamot Station (in Santa Monica). Pack the 24th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, learn more about the world around you at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Venice Canals Walkway.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Los Angeles online itinerary builder.

You can fly from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in April since evenings lows in Los Angeles dip to 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to go by car to San Diego.
Theme Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Nightlife
Side Trips

San Diego — 5 nights

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.
Go for a jaunt from San Diego to Encinitas to see Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens about 32 minutes away. Spend the 4th (Tue) exploring the fascinating underwater world at SeaWorld San Diego. There's much more to do: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo, let the kids burn off some steam at Balboa Park, see the interesting displays at San Diego Air & Space Museum, and identify plant and animal life at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the San Diego trip itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Las Vegas.
Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums · Theme Parks
Side Trip

Las Vegas — 6 nights

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Las Vegas: Boulder City (Boulder City/Hoover Dam Museum & Hoover Dam) and Clark County Heritage Museum (in Henderson). There's lots more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, enjoy breathtaking views from High Roller, and wander the streets of The Strip.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas road trip website.

You can fly from San Diego to Las Vegas in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from San Diego in May, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Las Vegas: temperatures range from 87°F by day to 64°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Phoenix.
Fun & Games · Parks · Casinos · Museums
Side Trips

Phoenix — 4 nights

Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. state of Arizona. Venture out of the city with trips to Shamrock Farms (in Stanfield), Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center (in Scottsdale) and Zelma Basha Salmeri Gallery (in Chandler). The adventure continues: see Off-Road Tours, trot along with a tour on horseback, relax and float downstream with Mild to Wild Rafting and Jeep Tours, and get outside with Stoneman Climbing Company.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Phoenix tour itinerary builder website.

You can fly from Las Vegas to Phoenix in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Las Vegas in May, you will find days in Phoenix are somewhat warmer (93°F), and nights are about the same (69°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Sedona.
Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Adventure
Side Trips

Sedona — 5 nights

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Venture out of the city with trips to Predator Zip Lines (in Camp Verde) and Clarkdale (Clarkdale National Historic District & Townsite & Arizona Copper Art Museum). There's lots more to do: see Off-Road Tours, hike along Bear Mountain Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Devil's Bridge Trail, and paddle through the water with Clarkdale Kayak Co..

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Sedona online travel planner.

Traveling by car from Phoenix to Sedona takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Phoenix in May, things will get a bit cooler in Sedona: highs are around 78°F and lows about 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.
Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Tours
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.
Step out of Grand Canyon National Park with an excursion to Eagle Point in Hualapai Reservation--about 2h 30 min away. On the 26th (Wed), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. And it doesn't end there: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, hike along Rim Trail, stroll through Hermit Trail, and enjoy breathtaking views from Desert View Watchtower.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from Sedona to Grand Canyon National Park takes 2.5 hours. When traveling from Sedona in May, plan for slightly colder days in Grand Canyon National Park, with highs around 68°F, while nights are colder with lows around 33°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Monument Valley.
Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
Side Trip

Monument Valley — 2 nights

Monument Valley is a region of the Colorado Plateau characterized by a cluster of vast sandstone buttes, the largest reaching 1000ft above the valley floor. On the 27th (Thu), stroll through Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park and then capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour. On the next day, see Off-Road Tours, then examine the collection at Goulding’s Trading Post Museum., and then hike along Wildcat Trail.

Discover how to plan a Monument Valley trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Monument Valley takes 3.5 hours. In May, Monument Valley is somewhat warmer than Grand Canyon National Park - with highs of 74°F and lows of 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to drive to Moab.
Parks · Tours · Outdoors · Nature

Moab — 5 nights

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Moab is known for nature, adventure, and trails. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Arches National Park, get outside with Pinnacle Helicopters, get some thrills on the water with Moab Jett, and surround yourself with nature on Deep Desert Expeditions.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Moab trip planner.

You can drive from Monument Valley to Moab in 4 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Moab can reach 76°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. You will have some time to spend on the 2nd (Wed) before leaving for home.
Outdoors · Tours · Trails · Parks