60 days in Western US Itinerary

60 days in Western US Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Western US planner

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Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
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Buena Vista
— 2 nights
Fly to Flagstaff, Bus to Grand Canyon National Park
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 6 nights
Drive
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Las Vegas
— 6 nights
Fly
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Los Angeles
— 5 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 7 nights
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San Francisco
— 6 nights
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Glacier National Park
— 6 nights
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Seattle
— 5 nights
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Yellowstone National Park
— 8 nights
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Grand Teton National Park
— 6 nights
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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Colorado Springs: Cañon City (River Rafting & Tubing & Skyline Drive). There's much more to do: walk around Garden of the Gods, get engrossed in the history at U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum, contemplate the long history of Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site, and don't miss a visit to Pikes Peak - America's Mountain.

For traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Colorado Springs road trip site.

New York City to Colorado Springs is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from New York City in July, expect a bit cooler with lows of 58°F in Colorado Springs. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Parks · Adventure

Side Trips

Buena Vista

— 2 nights
The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks and then shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour. Here are some ideas for day two: see Off-Road Tours.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Buena Vista day trip planner.

Drive from Colorado Springs to Buena Vista in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Colorado Springs in July, with highs in Buena Vista at 80°F and lows at 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Buena Vista

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure

Grand Canyon National Park

— 6 nights
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
On the 10th (Sat), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's much more to do: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, take some stellar pictures from Yaki Point, explore and take pictures at East Rim Drive, and get to know the fascinating history of Bright Angel Point.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park day trip site.

Getting from Buena Vista to Grand Canyon National Park by combination of flight and bus takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in July, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Scenic Drive

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.
Step out of Las Vegas to go to Boulder City and see Hoover Dam, which is approximately 50 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, enjoy breathtaking views from High Roller, examine the collection at The Mob Museum, and try to win big at Bellagio Hotel and Casino.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Las Vegas vacation 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. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in July: highs in Las Vegas hover around 104°F, while lows dip to 81°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Fun & Games · Casinos · Shopping

Side Trip

Los Angeles

— 5 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Annenberg Community Beach House (in Santa Monica), Mulholland Drive (in Beverly Hills) and Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). Pack the 21st (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. The adventure continues: take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Los Angeles itinerary builder site.

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to Los Angeles takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Las Vegas in July, you will find days in Los Angeles are cooler (83°F), and nights are little chillier (66°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Outdoors · 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.
On the 24th (Sat), spend a scenic day exploring the area around Half Dome. And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, explore the activities along Tenaya Lake, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Lembert Dome.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Yosemite National Park trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car. Plan for colder nights when traveling from Los Angeles in July since evenings lows in Yosemite National Park dip to 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (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.
San Francisco is known for nature, parks, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Golden Gate Bridge, sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting, explore the striking landscape of Alcatraz Island, and go for a walk through Fisherman's Wharf.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip planner.

Drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in July: highs in San Francisco hover around 73°F, while lows dip to 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can fly to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Tours

Side Trip

Glacier National Park

— 6 nights

Crown of the Continent

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.
Glacier National Park is known for nature, scenic drive, and trails. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: trek along Iceberg Lake Trail, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Josephine, take in the dramatic scenery at Virginia Falls, and stroll through Swiftcurrent Falls.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Glacier National Park trip planner.

You can fly from San Francisco to Glacier National Park in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and car. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from San Francisco to Glacier National Park due to the time zone difference. When traveling from San Francisco in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Glacier National Park, with highs around 83°F, while nights are little chillier with lows around 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can fly to Seattle.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Seattle

— 5 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Seattle: Hurricane Ridge (in Olympic National Park) and B&B Family Farm (in Sequim). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Seattle Aquarium, examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, and get to know the resident critters at Woodland Park Zoo.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Seattle day trip planning site.

You can fly from Glacier National Park to Seattle in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Glacier National Park in August, plan for a bit warmer nights in Seattle, with lows around 61°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Yellowstone National Park

— 8 nights

World's Largest Collection of Geysers

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, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, contemplate the waterfront views at Yellowstone Lake, take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, and get outside with Morning Glory Pool.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park trip maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Seattle to Yellowstone National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Seattle to Yellowstone National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Seattle in August, you will find days in Yellowstone National Park are a bit cooler (70°F), and nights are much colder (38°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Grand Teton National Park

— 6 nights

Mountains of the Imagination

The peaks of Grand Teton National Park aren't the highest in the world, but they sit atop what might be nature's archetypes for mountains.
Spend the 24th (Tue) surrounded by wildlife at Grand Teton. There's lots more to do: hike along Cascade Canyon Trail, take a memorable drive along Teton Park Road, take in breathtaking views at Death Canyon, and stroll through Taggart Lake.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Grand Teton National Park trip itinerary planning app.

Drive from Yellowstone National Park to Grand Teton National Park in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August, expect nights in Grand Teton National Park to be about the same, around 43°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails