60 days in Western US Itinerary

60 days in Western US Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Western US attractions planner

This plan was created by another user.  Make it your plan

Route & dates

60 days in Western US Itinerary

Start: Rochester
bus + Fly:  7​h 45​min
1
Scottsdale
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Flagstaff
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Page
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Kanab
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Las Vegas
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
6
San Diego
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 15​min
8
Yosemite National Park
— 7 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
9
Carmel
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
10
San Francisco
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
11
Grand Teton National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
12
Yellowstone National Park
— 8 nights
Drive + Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: Rochester

2
nights
Scottsdale

Scottsdale ©
Scottsdale is a city in the eastern part of Maricopa County, Arizona, adjacent to the Greater Phoenix Area. Step out of the city life by going to Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center and Boyce Thompson Arboretum. There's much more to do: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, take in nature's colorful creations at Desert Botanical Garden, and push the limits with an extreme tour.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Scottsdale trip planner .

Rochester to Scottsdale is an approximately 8-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Rochester to Scottsdale is minus 2 hours. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Rochester in April: high temperatures in Scottsdale hover around 88°F and lows are around 62°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Flagstaff.

Things to do in Scottsdale

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Desert Botanical Garden, Boyce Thompson Arboretum
Highlights from your plan
Boyce Thompson Arboretum ©
Boyce Thompson Arboretum
River Rafting & Tubing

7
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Bright Angel Trail and Grand Canyon South Rim. Get out of town with these interesting Flagstaff side-trips: Grand Canyon National Park (Lookout Studio, Kolb Studio, & more).

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Flagstaff holiday site .

Traveling by car from Scottsdale to Flagstaff takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Scottsdale in April: high temperatures in Flagstaff hover around 61°F and lows are around 28°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Page.

Things to do in Flagstaff

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Grand Canyon National Park
Highlights from your plan
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Tonto Trail ©
Tonto Trail

5
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.
Step out of the city life by going to South Kaibab Trail and Inner Canyon. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Page: Grand Canyon National Park (Cape Royal, Walhalla Overlook, & more). Spend the 15th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Page tour itinerary maker website .

You can drive from Flagstaff to Page in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In April, Page is a bit warmer than Flagstaff - with highs of 72°F and lows of 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to catch the shuttle to Kanab.

Things to do in Page

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Grand Canyon National Park
Highlights from your plan
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Bright Angel Point ©
Bright Angel Point
Inner Canyon ©
Inner Canyon

2
nights
Kanab

Kanab ©
Kanab is a city in and the county seat of Kane County, Utah, United States. Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary and then explore and take pictures at Point Imperial Drive. Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Canyon Overlook Trail.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Kanab trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by shuttle from Page to Kanab takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Page in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Kanab, with lows of 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Kanab

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Canyon Overlook Trail, Point Imperial Drive
Highlights from your plan
Canyon Overlook Trail ©
Canyon Overlook Trail

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Escape Adventures and Las Vegas Cyclery. Explore Las Vegas' surroundings by going to Valley of Fire State Park (in Overton) and Hoover Dam (in Boulder City). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Fountains of Bellagio, enjoy some diversion at Paris Las Vegas, identify plant and animal life at Lake Mead National Recreation Area, and try your luck at Bellagio Hotel and Casino.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas tour itinerary app .

You can drive from Kanab to Las Vegas in 3.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of shuttle and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Kanab to Las Vegas is minus 1 hour. While traveling from Kanab, expect a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Las Vegas, ranging from highs of 80°F to lows of 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Hoover Dam, Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Valley of Fire State Park
Highlights from your plan
Valley of Fire State Park ©
Valley of Fire State Park
Lake Mead National Recreation Area ©
Lake Mead National Recreation Area

5
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.
Get in touch with nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve and Lions, Tigers & Bears. Get out of town with these interesting San Diego side-trips: Goodan Ranch Sycamore Canyon Preserve (in Poway) and Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens (in Encinitas). There's lots more to do: admire nature's wide array of creatures at San Diego Zoo, enjoy the sand and surf at La Jolla Cove, examine the collection at USS Midway Museum, and take in breathtaking views at Los Penasquitos Canyon Preserve.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read San Diego online trip 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 a bit cooler days and about the same nights in San Diego, ranging from highs of 71°F to lows of 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens, Lions, Tigers & Bears, Goodan Ranch Sycamore Canyon Preserve
Highlights from your plan
Lions, Tigers & Bears ©
Lions, Tigers & Bears
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove

5
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Oak Canyon Nature Center and Upper Las Virgenes Canyon Open Space Preserve. Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Santa Monica Mountains (in Santa Monica) and Disneyland Park (in Anaheim). Pack the 2nd (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area, see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, stroll the grounds of Hollywood Forever Cemetery, and look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles holiday planner .

You can drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. April in Los Angeles sees daily highs of 75°F and lows of 56°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Mountains
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Oak Canyon Nature Center ©
Oak Canyon Nature Center
Santa Monica Mountains ©
Santa Monica Mountains

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.
Visiting North Dome and Elizabeth Lake, Yosemite National Park will get you outdoors. Spend the 4th (Mon) on the water with a fishing tour. Spend the 8th (Fri) exploring nature at Bridalveil Fall. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at McGurk Meadow, explore the landscape on two wheels at Yosemite Valley Biking, hike along Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias, and take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park travel route builder website .

Do a combination of flight and car from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. While traveling from Los Angeles, expect little chillier days and much colder nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 65°F to lows of 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can drive to Carmel.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
North Dome ©
North Dome
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Elizabeth Lake ©
Elizabeth Lake

3
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. Step out of the city life by going to Point Lobos and Monterey Peninsula Recreational Trail. When in Carmel, make a side trip to see Dolphin & Whale Watching in Moss Landing, approximately 44 minutes away. There's much more to do: admire the majestic nature at Asilomar State Beach, trek along Scenic Road Walkway, tee off at Pebble Beach Golf Links, and make a trip to Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Carmel tour itinerary maker website .

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Carmel by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in May, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 51°F in Carmel. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Carmel

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Pacific Grove, Pebble Beach Golf Links, Monterey Peninsula Recreational Trail, Dolphin & Whale Watching
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Asilomar State Beach ©
Asilomar State Beach

6
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Escape the urban bustle at Alcatraz Island and Strawberry Hill. Change things up with these side-trips from San Francisco: San Pedro Valley Park (in Pacifica) and Muir Woods National Monument (in Mill Valley). The adventure continues: make a trip to Golden Gate Bridge, get interesting insight from Tours, look for all kinds of wild species at Don Edwards San Francisco Bay Wildlife Refuge, and admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco road trip tool .

You can drive from Carmel to San Francisco in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In May in San Francisco, expect temperatures between 69°F during the day and 53°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Muir Woods National Monument, Marin Headlands, San Pedro Valley Park
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument
Fishing Charters & Tours

3
nights
Grand Teton National Park

Grand Teton National Park ©
The peaks of Grand Teton National Park aren't the highest in the world, but they sit atop what might be nature's archetypes for mountains.
Escape the urban bustle at Grand Teton and Teton Point Turnout. Change things up with a short trip to Grand Targhee Ski Resort in Alta (about 46 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: appreciate the views at Leigh Lake, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cathedral Group, explore the striking landscape of Elk Ranch Flats Turnout, Grand Teton National Park, and stroll through Amphitheater Lake.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Grand Teton National Park tour itinerary planner .

Fly from San Francisco to Grand Teton National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, shuttle, and car; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from San Francisco to Grand Teton National Park. When traveling from San Francisco in May, plan for a bit cooler days and much colder nights in Grand Teton National Park: temperatures range from 60°F by day to 33°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Grand Targhee Ski Resort
Highlights from your plan
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
Amphitheater Lake ©
Amphitheater Lake
Grand Targhee Ski Resort ©
Grand Targhee Ski Resort

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Elephant Back Mountain and Natural Bridge Trail. Spend the 25th (Mon) exploring nature at Yellowstone National Park. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Monument Geyser Basin, explore the striking landscape of Old Gardiner Road, hike along North Rim Trail, and identify plant and animal life at Lehardy's Rapids.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park attractions planner .

You can drive from Grand Teton National Park to Yellowstone National Park in 3 hours. Traveling from Grand Teton National Park in May, things will get a bit cooler in Yellowstone National Park: highs are around 53°F and lows about 27°F. On the 30th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Hayden Valley ©
Hayden Valley
Lamar Valley ©
Lamar Valley

Similar Plans

20 days in Western US BY A USER FROM INDIA July, teens, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, teens, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 38 days in Western US BY A USER FROM INDONESIA June, teens, kids, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular sights PREFERENCES: June, teens, kids, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 38 days in Western US BY A USER FROM INDONESIA June, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, popular sights PREFERENCES: June, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 8 days in Western US BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, shopping, popular sights PREFERENCES: October, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 19 days in Western US BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, kids, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, kids, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 29 days in Western US BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: June, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 14 days in Western US BY A USER FROM INDIA April, culture, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: April, culture, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 55 days in Western US BY A USER FROM BELGIUM September, popular sights PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 13 days in Western US BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, historic sites, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: July, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 15 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, outdoors, historic sites, museums, wildlife, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, outdoors, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 16 days in Western US BY A USER FROM ITALY June, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 6 days in Western US BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, historic sites, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: May, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium
View more plans