60 days in Western US Itinerary

60 days in Western US Itinerary

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60 days in Western US Itinerary

Start: London
Fly + Drive:  13​h 45​min
1
Yellowstone National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Cody
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Shuttle:  4​h 30​min
3
Colorado Springs
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
Santa Fe
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Durango
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Moab
— 5 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
7
Flagstaff
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
8
Page
— 4 nights
Shuttle + Drive:  2​h 45​min
9
Zion National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h
10
Las Vegas
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h
11
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h
12
Portland
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
13
West Glacier
— 6 nights
Fly:  16​h 15​min
End: London

5
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Artist Point. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Yellowstone National Park: Grand Teton (in Grand Teton National Park) and Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center (in West Yellowstone). And it doesn't end there: admire all the interesting features of Lamar Valley, hike along Brink of the Lower Falls Trail, witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring, and take in the awesome beauty at Mount Washburn.

For ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park day trip website .

London, UK to Yellowstone National Park is an approximately 14-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 7 hours. Traveling from London in September, expect Yellowstone National Park to be slightly colder, temps between 18°C and 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Cody.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center, Grand Teton
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Lamar Valley ©
Lamar Valley
Upper Geyser Basin ©
Upper Geyser Basin

3
nights
Cody

Cody ©
A genuine cowboy city, Cody is famous for its nightly rodeos and its proximity to the protected wilderness areas of the world's first national park, now designated as one of the country's World Heritage Sites.
Step off the beaten path and head to Buffalo Bill Center of the West and Beartooth Highway. The adventure continues: see human ingenuity at work at Buffalo Bill Dam, take an in-depth tour of Heart Mountain Interpretive Center, steep yourself in history at Old Trail Town, and see the interesting displays at Museum of the Plains Indian.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Cody road trip planner .

You can drive from Yellowstone National Park to Cody in 2.5 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in September: high temperatures in Cody hover around 24°C and lows are around 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Cody

Museums Scenic Drive Outdoors

Side Trips

Beartooth Hwy, Heart Mountain Interpretive Center
Highlights from your plan
Heart Mountain Interpretive Center ©
Buffalo Bill Center of the West ©
Buffalo Bill Center of the West
Buffalo Bill Dam ©
Buffalo Bill Dam

4
nights
Colorado Springs

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Pike's Peak - America's Mountain and River Rafting & Tubing. Take a break from Colorado Springs with a short trip to Denver Botanic Gardens in Denver, about 1h 30 min away. There's much more to do: expand your understanding of the military at United States Air Force Academy, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, find something for the whole family at Cave of the Winds Mountain Park, and have some family-friendly fun at Battlefield Colorado.

To see reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Colorado Springs planner .

Getting from Cody to Colorado Springs by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Cody in September: highs in Colorado Springs hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Theme Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Cave of the Winds Mountain Park, River Rafting & Tubing, Denver Botanic Gardens, North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Pike's Peak - America's Mountain ©
Pike's Peak - America's Mountain
United States Air Force Academy ©
United States Air Force Academy

3
nights
Santa Fe

Santa Fe ©
Santa Fe continuously ranks among the world's top holiday destinations, attracting visitors with its unusual combination of scenic beauty, rich history, cultural diversity, and high concentration of performing arts venues, fine restaurants, and interesting attractions.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument and The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi. Step out of Santa Fe with an excursion to Rio Grande Gorge Bridge in Taos--about 1h 30 min away. There's lots more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Canyon Road, don't miss a visit to Meow Wolf, explore the galleries of San Miguel Chapel, and examine the collection at New Mexico History Museum.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Santa Fe trip itinerary site .

You can fly from Colorado Springs to Santa Fe in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Durango.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Rio Grande Gorge Bridge, Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument
Highlights from your plan

3
nights
Durango

Originally a frontier mining town, Durango is known today for its scenic setting, outdoor activities, and the 1880s steam-powered railway that takes visitors through sections of the mountains where roads don't reach.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like River Rafting & Tubing and Balloon Rides. Change things up with these side-trips from Durango: Cliff Palace (in Mesa Verde National Park), Treasure Falls (in Pagosa Springs) and The Anasazi Heritage Center (in Dolores). There's more to do: make a trip to Historic Downtown Durango.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Durango trip itinerary site .

Traveling by car from Santa Fe to Durango takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Santa Fe in September, expect a bit cooler with lows of 7°C in Durango. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to drive to Moab.

Things to do in Durango

Tours Outdoors Adventure

Side Trips

Balloon Rides, Treasure Falls, The Anasazi Heritage Center, Cliff Palace
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Cliff Palace ©
Cliff Palace
Balloon Rides

5
nights
Moab

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Explore hidden gems such as Canyoning & Rappelling Tours and Dead Horse Point State Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Moab: Colorado National Monument (in Fruita), Mesa Arch (in Canyonlands National Park) and Delicate Arch (in Arches National Park). On the 24th (Thu), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Arches National Park. There's lots more to do: take in breathtaking views at Canyonlands National Park, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and push the limits with an extreme tour.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Moab online trip itinerary builder .

Drive from Durango to Moab in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. In September, Moab is a bit warmer than Durango - with highs of 34°C and lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Flagstaff.

Things to do in Moab

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Colorado National Monument, Mesa Arch, Delicate Arch
Highlights from your plan
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Canyonlands National Park ©
Canyonlands National Park
Dead Horse Point State Park ©
Dead Horse Point State Park

6
nights
Flagstaff

Flagstaff ©
Sitting at an elevation of 2,135 m (7,000 ft) and just a short trip from the Grand Canyon and other natural wonders, the city of Flagstaff attracts outdoor enthusiasts from around the world.
Step off the beaten path and head to Bright Angel Trail and Bearizona Wildlife Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Flagstaff: Sedona (Bell Rock, Cathedral Rock, & more) and Grand Canyon National Park (Mather Point & Grand Canyon South Rim). There's more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Walnut Canyon National Monument and admire nature's extreme beauty at Painted Desert.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Flagstaff driving holiday planning tool .

Getting from Moab to Flagstaff by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle; or do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Moab in September, things will get little chillier in Flagstaff: highs are around 26°C and lows about 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Page.

Things to do in Flagstaff

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Sedona, Grand Canyon National Park, Painted Desert, Bearizona Wildlife Park
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Mather Point ©
Mather Point

4
nights
Page

Page ©
Originally little more than a simple camp constructed to house workers who built a nearby dam on the Colorado River, Page is now a popular stop for travelers preparing a trip to Arizona's canyon country.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Photography Tours and River Rafting & Tubing. Get out of town with these interesting Page side-trips: Grand Canyon National Park (Bright Angel Point, Cape Royal, & more). The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape of Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, enjoy some diversion at Gunfighter Canyon, see human ingenuity at work at Glen Canyon Dam Overlook, and explore the activities along Lake Powell.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Page travel itinerary planner .

You can drive from Flagstaff to Page in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In September, Page is somewhat warmer than Flagstaff - with highs of 35°C and lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Page

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Grand Canyon National Park, Photography Tours
Highlights from your plan
Bright Angel Point ©
Bright Angel Point
Glen Canyon National Recreation Area ©
Glen Canyon Dam Overlook ©
Glen Canyon Dam Overlook

5
nights
Zion National Park

Zion National Park ©
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
Step off the beaten path and head to The Narrows and Observation Point. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Zion National Park: Canyoning & Rappelling Tours (in Springdale), Cedar Breaks National Monument Visitor Center (in Cedar City) and Best Friends Animal Sanctuary (in Kanab). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Angel's Landing, admire all the interesting features of Zion Canyon Scenic Drive, take a memorable drive along Zion Shuttle, and take in breathtaking views at Zion's Main Canyon.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Zion National Park trip itinerary maker .

You can do a combination of shuttle and car from Page to Zion National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Page in October, Zion National Park is little chillier at night with lows of 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, Cedar Breaks National Monument Visitor Center, Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Highlights from your plan
The Narrows ©
The Narrows
Angel's Landing ©
Angel's Landing
Zion National Park ©
Zion National Park

5
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Battlefield Vegas and Food Tours. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Las Vegas: Hoover Dam (in Boulder City) and Valley of Fire State Park (in Overton). There's still lots to do: enjoy some diversion at Gun Garage, examine the collection at The Mob Museum, take an in-depth tour of Titanic, and admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Las Vegas trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Zion National Park to Las Vegas takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Zion National Park to Las Vegas, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Zion National Park in October, plan for somewhat warmer days in Las Vegas, with highs around 32°C, while nights are much hotter with lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Food Tours, Valley of Fire State Park, Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
Battlefield Vegas ©
Battlefield Vegas
Gun Garage ©
Gun Garage
Food Tours

5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Step off the beaten path and head to Beer Tastings & Tours and Golden Gate Park. Explore San Francisco's surroundings by going to Muir Woods National Monument (in Mill Valley) and Wine Tours & Tastings (in Napa). There's lots more to do: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, explore the activities along San Francisco Bay, appreciate the extensive heritage of Filbert Street Stairs, and buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the San Francisco online journey planner .

Getting from Las Vegas to San Francisco by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Las Vegas in October, expect nights in San Francisco to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are little chillier, around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Portland.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Tours Nature

Side Trips

Wine Tours & Tastings, Muir Woods National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Beer Tastings & Tours

5
nights
Portland

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 hidden gems such as Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area and Haystack Rock. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Portland: Multnomah Falls (in Bridal Veil), Cannon Beach (Cannon Beach & Ecola State Park) and Astoria (Astoria Column & Columbia River Maritime Museum). There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at International Rose Test Garden, stroll around South Park Blocks, look for all kinds of wild species at Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge, and look for gifts at Powell's City of Books.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Portland vacation maker app .

Fly from San Francisco to Portland in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from San Francisco in October; daily highs in Portland reach 22°C and lows reach 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel to West Glacier.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Cannon Beach, Astoria, Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, Multnomah Falls
Highlights from your plan
Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock
Ecola State Park ©
Ecola State Park

6
nights
West Glacier

West Glacier is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in eastern Flathead County, Montana, United States. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to River Rafting & Tubing and Logan Pass. Explore West Glacier's surroundings by going to Glacier National Park (Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park, Garden Wall, & more). There's more to do: explore the activities along Lake McDonald.

Plan trip to West Glacier with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can fly from Portland to West Glacier in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Portland to West Glacier. Traveling from Portland in October, things will get little chillier in West Glacier: highs are around 15°C and lows about 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in West Glacier

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Glacier National Park
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Going-to-the-Sun Road ©
Going-to-the-Sun Road
Avalanche Lake ©
Avalanche Lake

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