60 days in Western US Itinerary

60 days in Western US Itinerary

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60 days in Western US Itinerary

Start: Detroit
Fly + Drive:  8​h 30​min
1
Yellowstone National Park
— 7 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 30​min
2
Seattle
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
San Francisco
— 7 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
Yosemite National Park
— 7 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Los Angeles
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
San Diego
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
7
Las Vegas
— 7 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
8
Grand Canyon National Park
— 8 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
9
Phoenix
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Detroit

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 nature, wildlife, trails, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, gain insight at Yellowstone Institute, stroll through Monument Geyser Basin, and take in the natural beauty of Porcelain Basin.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park road trip website .

Detroit to Yellowstone National Park is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Detroit in April, you will find days in Yellowstone National Park are a bit cooler (42°F), and nights are cooler (17°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Palette Spring ©
Palette Spring
Aurum Geyser ©
Aurum Geyser

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Seattle: Mount Ellinor (in Olympic National Park), Whidbey Island Distillery (in Langley) and 5 Mile Drive & Trails (in Tacoma). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, stroll around Discovery Park, examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, and awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

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

You can do a combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to Seattle in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Seattle due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in April: highs in Seattle hover around 61°F, while lows dip to 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Bellevue Botanical Garden, 5 Mile Drive & Trails, Mount Ellinor, Whidbey Island Distillery
Highlights from your plan
Whidbey Island Distillery ©
Whidbey Island Distillery
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle

7
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 nature, museums, parks, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Golden Gate Bridge, engage your brain at Exploratorium, sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting, and wander the streets of SoMa.

To find other places to visit and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco planner .

You can fly from Seattle to San Francisco in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. 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 up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

7
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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, scenic drive, wildlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bridalveil Fall, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, and trek along Mariposa Grove.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park road trip tool .

You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. When traveling from San Francisco in April, plan for little chillier days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 59°F, while nights are much colder with lows around 28°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall

7
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Anaheim (Disneyland Park, Disney California Adventure Park, & more). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, and take in nature's colorful creations at The Japanese Garden.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Los Angeles holiday planner .

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles by combination of car and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in May, plan for a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Los Angeles: temperatures range from 75°F by day to 59°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Parks

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

6
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Diego: Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens (in Encinitas) and Lions, Tigers & Bears (in Alpine). Next up on the itinerary: get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo, immerse yourself in nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, examine the collection at USS Midway Museum, and enjoy the sand and surf at La Jolla Cove.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read San Diego road trip tool .

Drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in May, and nighttime lows around 61°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors

Side Trips

Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens, Lions, Tigers & Bears
Highlights from your plan
Lions, Tigers & Bears ©
Lions, Tigers & Bears
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Valley of Fire State Park (in Overton) and Hoover Dam (in Boulder City). There's much more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, try your luck at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, and push the limits with an extreme tour.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Las Vegas sightseeing planning tool .

Traveling by flight from San Diego to Las Vegas takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from San Diego, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Las Vegas, ranging from highs of 87°F to lows of 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Fun & Games Parks Nature

Side Trips

Hoover Dam, Valley of Fire State Park
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

8
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, trails, historic sites, wildlife, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, tour the pleasant surroundings at Rim Trail, admire all the interesting features of East Rim Drive, and hike along Bright Angel Trail.

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

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park. When traveling from Las Vegas in May, plan for slightly colder days and cooler nights in Grand Canyon National Park: temperatures range from 68°F by day to 33°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Phoenix.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail

5
nights
Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. Explore Phoenix's surroundings by going to Zelma Basha Salmeri Gallery (in Chandler), Arizona Copper Art Museum (in Clarkdale) and Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center (in Scottsdale). Next up on the itinerary: experience rural life at Shamrock Farms, ride a horse along KOLI Equestrian Center, get outside with Right On Target Clay Guides of AZ, and indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Phoenix trip builder app .

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Phoenix takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or fly. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in June; daily highs in Phoenix reach 107°F and lows reach 81°F. On the 7th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Phoenix

Tours Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Chandler, Scottsdale, Shamrock Farms, Right On Target Clay Guides of AZ, Arizona Copper Art Museum
Highlights from your plan
Shamrock Farms ©
Shamrock Farms
Musical Instrument Museum ©
Musical Instrument Museum

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