60 days in Western US Itinerary

60 days in Western US Itinerary

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60 days in Western US Itinerary

Start: Austin
Fly:  4​h 45​min
1
Phoenix
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Grand Canyon National Park
— 7 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Las Vegas
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
San Diego
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Los Angeles
— 7 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 15​min
6
Yosemite National Park
— 7 nights
Drive:  4​h
7
San Francisco
— 7 nights
Fly:  4​h
8
Portland
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h
9
Seattle
— 5 nights
Fly + Drive:  5​h 30​min
10
Yellowstone National Park
— 6 nights
Drive + Fly:  8​h
End: Austin

3
nights
Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. 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). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Musical Instrument Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Desert Botanical Garden, trot along with a tour on horseback, and ride a horse along KOLI Equestrian Center.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Phoenix day trip website .

Austin to Phoenix is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from Austin in March, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Phoenix: temperatures range from 82°F by day to 57°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Phoenix

Outdoors Parks Museums

Side Trips

Chandler, Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center, Shamrock Farms
Highlights from your plan
Musical Instrument Museum ©
Musical Instrument Museum
Shamrock Farms ©
Shamrock Farms
Off-Road Tours

7
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: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, hike along South Kaibab Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Rim Trail, and take some stellar pictures from Grandview Point.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park vacation planner .

Traveling by car from Phoenix to Grand Canyon National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or fly. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Phoenix in March; daily highs in Grand Canyon National Park reach 57°F and lows reach 23°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can drive to Las Vegas.

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

6
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Las Vegas side-trips: Valley of Fire State Park (in Overton) and Hoover Dam (in Boulder City). And it doesn't end there: explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck, and try to win big at Casino at the Venetian.

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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. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in March, plan for somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Las Vegas: temperatures range from 74°F by day to 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Fun & Games Nature

Side Trips

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

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). And it doesn't end there: admire nature's wide array of creatures at San Diego Zoo, let little ones run wild at Balboa Park, admire the majestic nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, and get your game on at AxeVentures.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the San Diego route planner .

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to San Diego takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Las Vegas, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in San Diego, ranging from highs of 69°F to lows of 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Los Angeles.

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
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). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood, take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, and admire the majestic nature at Topanga State Park.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Los Angeles day trip tool .

Traveling by car from San Diego to Los Angeles takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In March, daily temperatures in Los Angeles can reach 74°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Parks

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita ©
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

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, take in the dramatic scenery at Chilnualna Falls, look for all kinds of wild species at North Dome, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Yosemite Ski and Snowboard Area.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in March; daily highs in Yosemite National Park reach 53°F and lows reach 23°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Badger Pass Ski Area ©
Badger Pass Ski Area
Elizabeth Lake ©
Elizabeth Lake

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: steep yourself in history at Golden Gate Bridge, head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, stroll around Golden Gate Park, and take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our San Francisco trip planner .

Getting from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in April, plan for a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 67°F by day to 51°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Portland.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

5
nights
Portland

A big city with a small-town feel, Portland is home to the country's biggest rose test garden, perched on a hill overlooking downtown.
Explore Portland's surroundings by going to Schreiner's Iris Gardens (in Salem), Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail (in Mosier) and Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum (in Hood River). There's much more to do: look for gifts at Powell's City of Books, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, admire the striking features of Pittock Mansion, and hike along Forest Park.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Portland trip planner .

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Portland takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Portland, with lows of 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Cannon Beach, Schreiner's Iris Gardens, Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail, Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum
Highlights from your plan
Room Escape Games
Powell's City of Books ©
Powell's City of Books

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) and 5 Mile Drive & Trails (in Tacoma). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, take a stroll through Pike Place Market, admire the natural beauty at Bellevue Botanical Garden, and take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Seattle trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by flight from Portland to Seattle takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 61°F, and evening lows to 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

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

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.
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, explore the striking landscape at Lower Geyser Basin, identify plant and animal life at Monument Geyser Basin, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Aurum Geyser.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park trip planner .

Do a combination of flight and car from Seattle to Yellowstone National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus; or drive. Traveling from Seattle to Yellowstone National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Seattle in April, plan for slightly colder days in Yellowstone National Park, with highs around 42°F, while nights are much colder with lows around 17°F. On the 29th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

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

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