60 days in Western US Itinerary

60 days in Western US Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Western US travel planner
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Vail
— 3 nights
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Steamboat Springs
— 2 nights
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Jackson Hole
— 4 nights
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Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
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Big Sky
— 2 nights
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Cannon Beach
— 1 night
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Carmel
— 4 nights
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Palm Desert
— 5 nights
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Heber City
— 1 night
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Zion National Park
— 4 nights
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
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Sedona
— 6 nights
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Phoenix
— 5 nights
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Tucson
— 5 nights
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Las Vegas
— 7 nights
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Death Valley National Park
— 2 nights
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Vail — 3 nights

Western White House of President Gerald Ford

Originally built as a base for Vail Ski Resort, the town of Vail has blossomed into its own destination, but still has less than 6,000 permanent residents.
Explore hidden gems such as Beaver Creek Ski Area and Winter Park Resort. Take a break from the city and head to Copper Mountain and Vail / Beaver Creek Resort. Change things up with these side-trips from Vail: Breckenridge (Room Escape Games, Main Street, &more). There's more to do: hit the slopes at Vail Mountain Resort and gear up at Vail Nordic Center.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Vail trip itinerary site.

Montreal, Canada to Vail is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 2 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Vail can reach -3°C, while at night they dip to -11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to drive to Steamboat Springs.
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Steamboat Springs — 2 nights

Ski Town USA

An internationally known ski resort, Steamboat Springs sits in the shadow of Mount Werner in north central Colorado.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): fly down the slopes at Outlaw Mountain Coaster, admire the natural beauty at Yampa River Botanic Park, then fly down the slopes at Steamboat Ski Resort, then stroll through Steamboat Powdercats, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Fish Creek Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Mon): stop by F.M. Light & Sons, boost your wellbeing at Old Town Hot Springs, then take in the natural beauty of Strawberry Park Hot Springs, and finally take in the natural beauty of Hot Springs Adventures.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Steamboat Springs sightseeing app.

Getting from Vail to Steamboat Springs by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and bus; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Vail in February: highs in Steamboat Springs hover around 1°C, while lows dip to -11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to fly to Jackson Hole.
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Jackson Hole — 4 nights

The Jackson Hole valley is approximately 97 km (60 mi) long and 24 km (15 mi) wide, encompassing the town of Jackson, Teton Village, and the northern section of Grand Teton National Park.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Scenic Safaris and Idaho Falls Temple & Visitors Center. Step out of the city life by going to Peaked sports and Kelly Canyon. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Jackson Hole: St Anthony Sand Dunes (in Saint Anthony) and Grand Teton (in Grand Teton National Park). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Laurance Rockefeller Preserve, try to win big at Jackson Hole Rodeo, explore the world behind art at National Museum of Wildlife Art, and cast your line with Jackson Hole Fishing Adventures.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Jackson Hole travel itinerary planner.

Fly from Steamboat Springs to Jackson Hole in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Jackson Hole can reach 0°C, while at night they dip to -12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can go by car to Yellowstone National Park.
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Yellowstone National Park — 4 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.
Get outdoors at Upper Geyser Basin and Grand Loop Road. Explore hidden gems such as West Thumb Geyser Basin and Norris Geyser Basin. Go for a jaunt from Yellowstone National Park to Gardiner to see Horseback Riding Tours about 1h 50 min away. There's much more to do: cruise along Lamar Valley, take in the natural beauty of Mammoth Hot Springs, explore the activities along Yellowstone Lake, and take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park online route planner.

Traveling by car from Jackson Hole to Yellowstone National Park takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Jackson Hole in February, Yellowstone National Park is a bit cooler at night with lows of -18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can go by car to Big Sky.
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Big Sky — 2 nights

Big Sky is a census-designated place (CDP) in Gallatin and Madison counties in southwestern Montana. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): get a taste of the local shopping with Lone Mountain Ranch Outdoor Shop, then hit the slopes at Big Sky Resort, and then trek along Spirit of the North Sled Dog Adventures. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Yellowstone Club, trot along with a tour on horseback, then play a few rounds at Big Sky Golf Course, and finally get outside with Broken Hart Ranch.

For other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Big Sky trip builder tool.

You can drive from Yellowstone National Park to Big Sky in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and shuttle. February in Big Sky sees daily highs of -3°C and lows of -16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Cannon Beach.
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Cannon Beach — 1 night

Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): immerse yourself in nature at Ecola State Park, stroll through Haystack Rock, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Cannon Beach.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Cannon Beach trip site.

You can fly from Big Sky to Cannon Beach in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car, bus, taxi, and train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Big Sky to Cannon Beach due to the time zone difference. In February, Cannon Beach is much warmer than Big Sky - with highs of 12°C and lows of 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to fly to Carmel.
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Carmel — 4 nights

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. Step off the beaten path and head to McWay Falls and West Cliff Drive. Visiting Piedras Blancas and Asilomar State Beach will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Carmel: Natural Bridges State Beach (in Santa Cruz), San Simeon (Friends of the Elephant Seal Visitor Center & Hearst Castle) and Big Sur (Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park, Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, &more). Next up on the itinerary: play a few rounds at Pebble Beach Golf Links, immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos, make a trip to Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, and contemplate the waterfront views at Spanish Bay.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Carmel tour builder app.

Fly from Cannon Beach to Carmel in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cannon Beach in February, things will get somewhat warmer in Carmel: highs are around 20°C and lows about 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Palm Desert.
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Palm Desert — 5 nights

Palm Desert is a city in Riverside County, California, United States, in the Coachella Valley, approximately 14 miles (23 km) east of Palm Springs and 122 miles (196 km) east of Los Angeles. Take a break from the city and head to Joshua Tree National Park and Anza-Borrego Desert State Park. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Sunnylands Center & Gardens and Wilson Creek Winery. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Palm Desert: Temecula (Wine Tours & Tastings, Balloon Rides, &more) and Borrego Springs Resort Golf Club & Spa (in Borrego Springs). The adventure continues: wander the streets of El Paseo Shopping District, see Off-Road Tours, tee off at Stand-by Golf, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens.

To find more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Palm Desert trip app.

Getting from Carmel to Palm Desert by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Carmel in February: high temperatures in Palm Desert hover around 29°C and lows are around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Heber City.
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Heber City — 1 night

Heber City is a city in Wasatch County, Utah, United States. On the 27th (Mon), get off the beaten track with an ATV tour and then fly down the slopes at Deer Valley Resort.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Heber City trip maker.

Fly from Palm Desert to Heber City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Palm Desert to Heber City, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Palm Desert in February, expect Heber City to be cooler, temps between 6°C and -9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Zion National Park.
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Zion National Park — 4 nights

Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Canyon Overlook Trail and Emerald Pools. Get in touch with nature at Angel's Landing and Zion Shuttle. Spend the 1st (Wed) exploring nature at The Narrows. Spend the 28th (Tue) exploring nature at Zion National Park. There's more to do: admire all the interesting features of Zion Canyon Scenic Drive.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Zion National Park trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Heber City to Zion National Park by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. Traveling from Heber City in February, expect Zion National Park to be a bit warmer, temps between 17°C and -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.
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Grand Canyon National Park — 4 nights

The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Take a break from the city and head to Desert View Watchtower and Hualapai Hilltop. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Mather Point and Havasupai Indian Reservation. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Grand Canyon National Park: Food Tours (in Los Angeles) and Havasupai Falls (in Supai). On the 5th (Sun), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. The adventure continues: hike along South Kaibab Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Rim Trail, see Off-Road Tours, and look for gifts at Tusayan General Store.

To see maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park visit planner.

Explore your travel options from Zion National Park to Grand Canyon National Park with the Route module. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Zion National Park in March: high temperatures in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 16°C and lows are around -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Sedona.
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Sedona — 6 nights

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at West Fork Oak Creek Trail and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Get outdoors at Boynton Canyon Trail and Watson Lake. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sedona: Tuzigoot National Monument (in Clarkdale), Camp Verde (Montezuma Castle National Monument & Out of Africa Wildlife Park) and Pillsbury Wine Company North (in Cottonwood). There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Historic Old Town Cottonwood, enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, trek along Broken Arrow Trail, and relax in the rural setting at Mortimer Family Farms.

For where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Sedona online trip maker.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Sedona in 2.5 hours. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in March, plan for somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Sedona: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 8°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can go by car to Phoenix.
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Phoenix — 5 nights

Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. state of Arizona. Explore hidden gems such as McDowell Sonoran Preserve and Hole in the Rock. Take a break from the city and head to Horseback Riding Tours and Camelback Mountain. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Phoenix: Scottsdale (Pinnacle Peak Park, Spas, &more). Dedicate the 15th (Wed) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: walk around South Mountain Park, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Butterfly Wonderland, examine the collection at Musical Instrument Museum, and take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Phoenix tour planner.

Getting from Sedona to Phoenix by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Sedona in March: high temperatures in Phoenix hover around 32°C and lows are around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Tucson.
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Tucson — 5 nights

Old Pueblo

One of the fastest-growing metropolitan areas in the country, Tucson is a city on a cultural crossroads, with European, Native American, Mexican, and Asian residents blending and sometimes conflicting with one another.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Saguaro National Park and Allen Street. Visiting Catalina State Park and Mt. Lemmon Scenic Byway will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tucson: Kartchner Caverns State Park (in Benson) and Tombstone (Bird Cage Theatre, Silver Strike Winery, &more). There's much more to do: take some stellar pictures from Gates Pass, take in breathtaking views at Sabino Canyon, examine the collection at Pima Air and Space Museum, and take in the history at Mission San Xavier del Bac.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Tucson online vacation planner.

Drive from Phoenix to Tucson in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In March, Tucson is slightly colder than Phoenix - with highs of 29°C and lows of 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Las Vegas.
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Las Vegas — 7 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Wayne Newton's Casa de Shenandoah and Helicopter Tours. Take a break from the city and head to Skydiving and Mount Charleston. Get out of town with these interesting Las Vegas side-trips: Overton (Valley of Fire State Park & St. Thomas Ghost Town) and Laughlin (Regency Casino, Boat Tours & Water Sports, &more). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Shelby American Inc, take in the dramatic natural features at Elephant Rock, wander the streets of The LINQ Promenade, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Las Vegas trip planner.

You can fly from Tucson to Las Vegas in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Tucson to Las Vegas, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In March, daytime highs in Las Vegas are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Death Valley National Park.
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Death Valley National Park — 2 nights

Hottest, Driest, Lowest

Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
On the 31st (Fri), make a trip to Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes, explore and take pictures at Artists Dr, explore the activities along Badwater Basin, explore the striking landscape at Devil's Golf Course, then explore the striking landscape at Zabriskie Point, and finally get great views at Dante's View.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Death Valley National Park trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Death Valley National Park takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Las Vegas in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Death Valley National Park, with lows of 7°C. On the 1st (Sat), you'll travel back home.
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