60 days in Western US Itinerary

60 days in Western US Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Las Vegas
— 5 nights
2
San Diego
— 6 nights
3
Los Angeles
— 8 nights
4
Yosemite National Park
— 8 nights
5
Carmel
— 6 nights
6
San Francisco
— 7 nights
7
St. Helena
— 6 nights
8
Seattle
— 5 nights
9
Yellowstone National Park
— 8 nights

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.
Get outdoors at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Valley of Fire State Park. Get a sense of the local culture at The Strip and The Mob Museum. Step out of Las Vegas to go to Boulder City and see Hoover Dam, which is approximately 50 minutes away. There's lots more to do: admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, try your luck at Casino At The Venetian, don't miss a visit to Paris Las Vegas, and join in the after-dark buzz at Double Down Saloon.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Las Vegas holiday builder website.

Detroit to Las Vegas is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Detroit to Las Vegas. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Detroit in January: high temperatures in Las Vegas hover around °F and lows are around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Fun & Games Parks Casinos

Side Trips

Valley of Fire State Park, Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area ©
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

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.
Relax by the water at La Jolla Cove and Children's Pool. Step out of the city life by going to Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve and Lions, Tigers & Bears. Venture out of the city with trips to Laguna Mountain Recreation Area (in Mount Laguna) and Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens (in Encinitas). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum, walk around Balboa Park, stroll through Mission Beach Park, and take a tour of Maritime Museum of San Diego.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read San Diego trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to San Diego takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Las Vegas in January: high temperatures in San Diego hover around °F and lows are around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Laguna Mountain Recreation Area, Lions, Tigers & Bears, Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
Lions, Tigers & Bears ©
Lions, Tigers & Bears

8
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Santa Monica Pier and Venice Canals Walkway. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Santa Monica State Beach and Venice Beach and Boardwalk. Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Montana Avenue (in Santa Monica) and Disneyland Park (in Anaheim). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, wander the streets of Art District, stop by Angelino Heights Historic Area, and admire the striking features of Walt Disney Concert Hall.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles attractions planner.

You can drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around °F in January, and nighttime lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a bus to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Neighborhoods Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita ©
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach

8
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.
Get outdoors at Badger Pass Ski Area and Nature Center at Happy Isles. Your inner history buff will appreciate Wawona Hotel, National Historic Landmark and Yosemite Valley Chapel. Spend the 7th (Fri) exploring nature at Elizabeth Lake. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at McGurk Meadow, hike along Mariposa Grove, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cathedral Range, and hit the slopes at Curry Village Ice Rink.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Yosemite National Park using our trip planner.

Take a bus from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park in 12 hours. In February, Yosemite National Park is much colder than Los Angeles - with highs of °F and lows of °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to take a bus to Carmel.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

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

6
nights
Carmel

Carmel ©
Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply called Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. Get outdoors at Point Lobos and Friends of the Elephant Seal. You'll get in some beach time at Asilomar State Beach and Carmel River State Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Carmel side-trips: Pacific Valley Bluff Trail (in Big Sur) and Piedras Blancas (in San Simeon). There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, stroll through China Cove and Gibson Beach, tee off at Pebble Beach Golf Links, and learn about winemaking at Cima Collina.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Carmel trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by bus from Yosemite National Park to Carmel takes 15.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in February: highs in Carmel hover around °F, while lows dip to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Carmel

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Pacific Grove, San Simeon, Carmel Valley, Pebble Beach, Pacific Valley Bluff Trail
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Asilomar State Beach ©
Asilomar State Beach
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard

7
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get some cultural insight at Alcatraz Island and Golden Gate Bridge. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Filbert Street Stairs and SS Jeremiah O'Brien. When in San Francisco, make a side trip to see Sapphire Hill Winery in Healdsburg, approximately Healdsburg away. The adventure continues: visit Fisherman's Wharf, take a stroll through Chinatown, see the interesting displays at de Young Museum, and get curious at Exploratorium.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read San Francisco online trip builder.

Traveling by car from Carmel to San Francisco takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in San Francisco are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to drive to St. Helena.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Sapphire Hill Winery
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

6
nights
St. Helena

St. Helena ©
The city of St.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Modus Operandi Cellars and VJB Cellars. You'll find plenty of places to visit near St. Helena: Kenwood (B. Wise Vineyards, Kenwood Vineyards, &more), Glen Ellen (Jack London State Historic Park, Benziger Family Winery, &more) and Schug Carneros Estate Winery (in Sonoma). It doesn't end there: do a tasting at B Cellars Vineyards and Winery and get a taste of life in the country at Long Meadow Ranch - Rutherford Estate.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our St. Helena online route planner.

Getting from San Francisco to St. Helena by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of subway and bus. Traveling from San Francisco in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in St. Helena, with lows of °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can travel to Seattle.

Things to do in St. Helena

Wineries Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Kenwood, Rutherford, Calistoga, Glen Ellen, Oakville
Highlights from your plan
B Cellars Vineyards and Winery ©
B Cellars Vineyards and Winery
Inglenook ©
Inglenook
Pride Mountain Vineyards ©
Pride Mountain Vineyards

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Pike Place Market and The Museum of Flight. Visiting Alki Beach and Mount Ellinor will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Seattle: Patterson Cellars - Hollywood Hill (in Woodinville) and Mount Walker (in Olympic National Park). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, view the masterpieces at Glasshouse Studio, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Pioneer Square.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Seattle vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from St. Helena to Seattle takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from St. Helena in March, plan for a bit cooler days in Seattle, with highs around °F, while nights are about the same with lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Olympic National Park, Bellevue Square, Patterson Cellars - Hollywood Hill
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight

8
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.
Get in touch with nature at Elephant Back Mountain and Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. When in Yellowstone National Park, make a side trip to see Grand Teton in Grand Teton National Park, approximately Grand Teton National Park away. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Yellowstone River Picnic Area, hike along Monument Geyser Basin, witness a stunning natural landmark at Beryl Spring, and explore the striking landscape of Artists’ Paintpots.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park online trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Seattle to Yellowstone National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and car. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Seattle in March, expect Yellowstone National Park to be cooler, temps between °F and °F. On the 15th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Grand Teton
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Mount Washburn ©
Mount Washburn
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton

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