60 days in Western US Itinerary

60 days in Western US Itinerary

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60 days in Western US Itinerary

Start: Las Vegas
Drive:  5​h
1
Sedona
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Grand Canyon National Park
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Zion National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Las Vegas
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h
5
Los Angeles
— 6 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 15​min
6
Yosemite National Park
— 6 nights
Drive:  4​h
7
San Francisco
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h
8
Portland
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h
9
Seattle
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  5​h 30​min
10
Yellowstone National Park
— 6 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  8​h
11
Moab
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 30​min
12
Santa Fe
— 4 nights
Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: Fort Lauderdale

4
nights
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Amitabha Stupa & Peace Park and Unity of Sedona will appeal to history buffs. Let the collections at Arizona Copper Art Museum and Sharlot Hall Museum capture your imagination. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sedona: Clarkdale (Tuzigoot National Monument & Clarkdale National Historic District & Townsite), Jerome State Historic Park (in Jerome) and Prescott (Phippen Museum & Prescott Frontier Days, World's Oldest Rodeo). There's much more to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, contemplate the long history of Honanki Heritage Site, view the masterpieces at Renee Taylor Gallery, and get a taste of the local shopping with Exposures International Gallery of Fine Art.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Sedona vacation maker site .

Fort Lauderdale to Sedona is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and taxi; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Expect slightly colder evenings in Sedona when traveling from Fort Lauderdale in June, with lows around 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Sedona

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Clarkdale, Prescott, Jerome State Historic Park, Javelina Leap Vineyard, Winery & Bistro
Highlights from your plan
Arizona Copper Art Museum ©
Arizona Copper Art Museum
Amitabha Stupa & Peace Park ©
Amitabha Stupa & Peace Park
Tuzigoot National Monument ©
Tuzigoot National Monument

6
nights
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Nature & Wildlife Tours and Kolb Studio. Popular historic sites such as Navajo Bridge and Grand Canyon Railway Depot are in your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Grand Canyon National Park: Cameron Trading Post (in Cameron) and Explore Navajo Interactive Museum (in Tuba City). There's lots more to do: stroll through Bright Angel Trail, explore the stunning scenery at Inner Canyon, get great views at Yaki Point, and examine the collection at Yavapai Geology Museum.

Make your Grand Canyon National Park itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can drive from Sedona to Grand Canyon National Park in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Sedona in June, you will find days in Grand Canyon National Park are a bit cooler (85°F), and nights are cooler (42°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can travel to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors Parks Museums

Side Trips

Explore Navajo Interactive Museum, Cameron Trading Post
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Kolb Studio ©
Kolb Studio
Yavapai Geology Museum ©
Yavapai Geology Museum

4
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore David J West Gallery and Worthington Gallery. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Rim Trail and Widtsoe Ghost Town. Venture out of the city with trips to Old Paria (in Kanab), The Rock Stop (in Orderville) and Parowan Gap Petroglyphs (in Parowan). There's more to do: mingle with the ghosts of the past at Grafton Cemetery (Ghost Town) and explore the striking landscape at Bryce Amphitheatre.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Zion National Park online holiday planner .

Explore your travel options from Grand Canyon National Park to Zion National Park with the Route module. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in June, things will get somewhat warmer in Zion National Park: highs are around 94°F and lows about 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trips

Bryce Canyon National Park, Springdale, Old Paria, Parowan Gap Petroglyphs, Widtsoe Ghost Town
Highlights from your plan
Parowan Gap Petroglyphs ©
Parowan Gap Petroglyphs
The Rock Stop ©
The Rock Stop
Old Paria ©
Old Paria

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Historic Route 66 Museum and Don Laughlin's Classic Car Collection. Do some cultural sightseeing at The Strip and The LINQ Promenade. Take a break from Las Vegas with a short trip to Clark County Heritage Museum in Henderson, about 38 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Shelby American Inc, get your game on at Dig This, ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, and explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Las Vegas travel planner.

You can drive from Zion National Park to Las Vegas in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Zion National Park in June: highs in Las Vegas hover around 103°F, while lows dip to 77°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Museums Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trips

Historic Route 66 Museum, Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Don Laughlin's Classic Car Collection, Clark County Heritage Museum
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
Historic Route 66 Museum ©
Historic Route 66 Museum
The Strip ©
The Strip

6
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Battleship USS Iowa Museum and The Broad. Let the collections at The Getty Center and Hollywood Bowl Museum capture your imagination. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Petersen Automotive Museum, learn more about the world around you at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, enjoy some diversion at California Science Center, and look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip planning site .

Getting from Las Vegas to Los Angeles by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Las Vegas in July, expect nights in Los Angeles to be slightly colder, around 66°F, while days are colder, around 83°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Santa Monica Pier, Norton Simon Museum
Highlights from your plan
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita ©
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita
Battleship USS Iowa Museum ©
Battleship USS Iowa Museum
The Broad ©
The Broad

6
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.
Appreciate the collections at Bodie State Historic Park and Ansel Adams Gallery. Discover out-of-the-way places like Glacier Point and Mariposa Grove. Explore Yosemite National Park's surroundings by going to Mariposa Museum and History Center (in Mariposa), Renegade Winery (in Mokelumne Hill) and Angels Camp Museum and Carriage House (in Angels Camp). There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Wawona Hotel, National Historic Landmark, hike along Panorama Trail, make a trip to Olmsted Point, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Lower Yosemite Fall Trail.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park by combination of flight and car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect colder evenings in Yosemite National Park when traveling from Los Angeles in July, with lows around 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Bodie State Historic Park, Angels Camp Museum and Carriage House, Mariposa Museum and History Center, Renegade Winery
Highlights from your plan
Bodie State Historic Park ©
Bodie State Historic Park
Ansel Adams Gallery ©
Ansel Adams Gallery
Mariposa Museum and History Center ©

6
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Popular historic sites such as Alcatraz Island and Presidio of San Francisco are in your itinerary. You'll explore and learn at California State Railroad Museum and Crocker Art Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near San Francisco: Castello di Amorosa (in Calistoga), Mumm Napa (in Rutherford) and Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards (in St. Helena). There's lots more to do: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, see the interesting displays at Cable Car Museum, admire the masterpieces at Blue Line Arts, and savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the San Francisco online holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect a bit cooler 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 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Portland.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Tours Shopping

Side Trips

Sacramento, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Castello di Amorosa, Mumm Napa, Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
California State Railroad Museum ©
California State Railroad Museum
Dolphin & Whale Watching

4
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.
For shopping fun, head to Powell's City of Books or Northwest (Nob Hill). Get some historical perspective at Cape Meares Lighthouse and Columbia River Highway. Change things up with a short trip to Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum in Hood River (about 1h 15 min away). There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Portland Japanese Garden, take an in-depth tour of Oregon Historical Society, hunt for treasures at Portland Saturday Market, and wander the streets of Multnomah Village.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Portland trip itinerary planner .

Fly from San Francisco to Portland in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in July: highs in Portland hover around 83°F, while lows dip to 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Portland

Shopping Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Cape Meares Lighthouse, Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum, Columbia River Highway
Highlights from your plan
Cape Meares Lighthouse ©
Cape Meares Lighthouse
Powell's City of Books ©
Powell's City of Books

3
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to The Museum of Flight and Kerry Park. Chihuly Garden and Glass and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Discovery Center will appeal to museum buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Tacoma (LeMay - America's Car Museum & Chihuly Bridge of Glass). There's lots more to do: shop like a local with Pike Place Market, examine the collection at Museum of History & Industry, stroll the grounds of Bruce Lee Grave Site, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Seattle online tour itinerary maker .

Traveling by flight from Portland to Seattle takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Seattle are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Wildlife Shopping

Side Trip

Tacoma
Highlights from your plan
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight
LeMay - America's Car Museum ©
LeMay - America's Car Museum
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Uncle Tom's Trail and Chapel of the Sacred Heart. Step off the beaten path and head to Grand Teton and Grand Loop Road. Change things up with these side-trips from Yellowstone National Park: West Yellowstone (Fishing Charters & Tours & Yellowstone Historic Center). And it doesn't end there: explore and take pictures at Lamar Valley, explore the striking landscape at Gibbon Falls, look for all kinds of wild species at Lehardy's Rapids, and take a memorable drive along Beartooth Hwy.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park online holiday planner .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Seattle to Yellowstone National Park in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Seattle to Yellowstone National Park due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Seattle in July, plan for slightly colder days and much colder nights in Yellowstone National Park: temperatures range from 73°F by day to 39°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Moab.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trips

Grand Teton National Park, West Yellowstone, Beartooth Hwy
Highlights from your plan
Grand Loop Road ©
Grand Loop Road
Lamar Valley ©
Lamar Valley
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton

4
nights
Moab

Moab ©
The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Get some cultural insight at Newspaper Rock Recreation Site and Museum of Western Colorado: Dinosaur Journey. Head to Gallery Moab LCA and Tom Till Galleryfor some retail therapy. Change things up with these side-trips from Moab: Hermosa Vineyards (in Palisade) and Colorado National Monument (in Fruita). There's much more to do: get interesting insight from Tours, see Off-Road Tours, stroll through Balanced Rock Trail, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Arches National Park.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Moab online route builder .

Do a combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to Moab in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August: high temperatures in Moab hover around 92°F and lows are around 63°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Colorado National Monument, Museum of Western Colorado: Dinosaur Journey, Turret Arch, Newspaper Rock Recreation Site, Hermosa Vineyards
Highlights from your plan
Colorado National Monument ©
Colorado National Monument
Hermosa Vineyards ©
Hermosa Vineyards

4
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate San Miguel Chapel and Palace of the Governors. Get a sense of the local culture at San Francisco de Assisi Mission Church and El Santuario de Chimayo. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Santa Fe: La Chiripada Winery (in Dixon) and Taos (La Hacienda del los Martinez & Millicent Rogers Museum). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Museum of Indian Arts & Culture, contemplate the long history of El Rancho de las Golondrinas, admire the masterpieces at New Mexico Museum of Art, and view the masterpieces at Keshi.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Santa Fe trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Moab to Santa Fe takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Moab in August, expect Santa Fe to be little chillier, temps between 84°F and 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Taos, La Chiripada Winery, El Santuario de Chimayo
Highlights from your plan
San Miguel Chapel ©
San Miguel Chapel
Millicent Rogers Museum ©
Millicent Rogers Museum

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