60 days in Western US Itinerary

60 days in Western US Itinerary

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60 days in Western US Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly + Shuttle:  9​h
1
Breckenridge
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h
2
Moab
— 4 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
3
Petrified Forest National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Sedona
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Grand Canyon National Park
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Page
— 5 nights
Shuttle + Drive:  3​h 15​min
7
Zion National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
8
Las Vegas
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
9
Carmel
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
10
San Simeon
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Fly + Drive:  5​h 30​min
11
Yosemite National Park
— 6 nights
Drive:  4​h
12
San Francisco
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Tram + Bus:  7​h
13
Cannon Beach
— 6 nights
+3
Bus + Tram + Fly + Bus:  12​h
End: New York City

4
nights
Breckenridge

Breckenridge ©
Founded in 1859 as part of the Gold Rush in the Rockies, Breckenridge boasts a main street lined with colorful wooden storefronts housing cafes and shops, giving the effect of a thriving western town from the 19th century.
Escape the urban bustle at Vail Mountain Resort and Beaver Creek Ski Area. Step off the beaten path and head to Breckenridge Ski Resort and Main Street. There's more to do: fly down the slopes at Frisco Adventure Park.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Breckenridge attractions planning website .

New York City to Breckenridge is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from New York City in April, things will get cooler in Breckenridge: highs are around 34°F and lows about 21°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Moab.

Things to do in Breckenridge

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks

Side Trips

Frisco Adventure Park, Vail Mountain Resort, Beaver Creek Ski Area
Highlights from your plan
Beaver Creek Ski Area ©
Beaver Creek Ski Area
Breckenridge Ski Resort ©
Breckenridge Ski Resort
Frisco Adventure Park ©
Frisco Adventure Park

4
nights
Moab

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Step off the beaten path and head to Dead Horse Point State Park and Delicate Arch. Take a break from the city and head to Colorado National Monument and Corona Arch. There's much more to do: skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, grab your bike and head to Poison Spider Trail, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Slickrock Bike Trail.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Moab trip itinerary maker tool .

You can drive from Breckenridge to Moab in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of shuttle, flight, and car. When traveling from Breckenridge in May, plan for warmer days in Moab, with highs around 78°F, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 49°F. You will leave for Petrified Forest National Park on the 7th (Tue).

Things to do in Moab

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

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

3
nights
Petrified Forest National Park

Petrified Forest National Park ©
Petrified Forest National Park presents a surreal landscape of large deposits of petrified wood.
Visiting Painted Desert and Long Logs Loop will get you outdoors. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Giant Logs and Blue Mesa. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Crystal Forest Loop.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Petrified Forest National Park travel planner .

You can drive from Moab to Petrified Forest National Park in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of car, flight, bus, and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Sedona.

Things to do in Petrified Forest National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Painted Desert ©
Painted Desert
Giant Logs ©
Giant Logs
Blue Mesa ©
Blue Mesa

6
nights
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Bell Rock and Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179). Take a break from the city and head to Cathedral Rock and Walnut Canyon National Monument. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sedona: Out of Africa Wildlife Park (in Camp Verde) and Flagstaff (Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument & Wupatki National Monument). There's still lots to do: take in breathtaking views at Oak Creek Canyon, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, make a trip to Sedona Airport Overlook, and hike along Airport Mesa.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Sedona online road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Petrified Forest National Park to Sedona takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, train, and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In May, daytime highs in Sedona are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Flagstaff, Out of Africa Wildlife Park
Highlights from your plan
Bell Rock ©
Bell Rock
Wupatki National Monument ©
Wupatki National Monument
Cathedral Rock ©
Cathedral Rock

6
nights
Grand Canyon National Park

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Grand Canyon South Rim and Bright Angel Trail. Discover out-of-the-way places like South Kaibab Trail and Mather Point. Step out of Grand Canyon National Park with an excursion to Bearizona Wildlife Park in Williams--about 1h 35 min away. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Rim Trail, explore the stunning scenery at Inner Canyon, get great views at Moran Point, and explore and take pictures at East Rim Drive.

Plan my day in Grand Canyon National Park using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Sedona to Grand Canyon National Park takes 2.5 hours. While traveling from Sedona, expect slightly colder days and cooler nights in Grand Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of 69°F to lows of 32°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Page.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Bearizona Wildlife Park
Highlights from your plan
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel 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 Lower Antelope Canyon and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Explore hidden gems such as Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park and Glen Canyon National Recreation Area. Go for a jaunt from Page to Kanab to see Best Friends Animal Sanctuary about 1h 45 min away. Next up on the itinerary: get outside with Wahweap Overlook and explore the stunning scenery at Antelope Canyon.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Page trip builder website .

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Page takes 2.5 hours. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in May, plan for somewhat warmer days in Page, with highs around 80°F, while nights are much warmer with lows around 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to drive to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Page

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park
Highlights from your plan
Glen Canyon National Recreation Area ©
Lower Antelope Canyon ©
Lower Antelope Canyon
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Angel's Landing and Zion Canyon Scenic Drive. Take a break from the city and head to The Narrows and Parowan Gap Petroglyphs. Spend the 31st (Fri) exploring nature at W Rim Trail. The adventure continues: take in breathtaking views at Zion's Main Canyon and cruise along Zion Shuttle.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Zion National Park attractions website .

Drive from Page to Zion National Park in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Page in May, expect little chillier with lows of 42°F in Zion National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Parowan Gap Petroglyphs
Highlights from your plan
Angel's Landing ©
Angel's Landing
The Narrows ©
The Narrows
Zion's Main Canyon ©
Zion's Main Canyon

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Valley of Fire State Park and Eiffel Tower Experience at Paris Las Vegas. Visiting Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains, try your luck at New York New York Casino, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

Plan trip to Las Vegas with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Drive from Zion National Park to Las Vegas in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. 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 May: highs in Las Vegas hover around 87°F, while lows dip to 64°F. On the 5th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Carmel.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature Casinos

Side Trips

Valley of Fire State Park, Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge
Highlights from your plan
Valley of Fire State Park ©
Valley of Fire State Park
Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge ©

4
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. Visiting Point Lobos State Reserve and Carmel City Beach/Carmel River Beach will get you outdoors. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park and Asilomar State Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Carmel: Big Sur (Pfeiffer State Beach, McWay Falls, & more). It doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Monterey Bay and tour the pleasant surroundings at Carmel River State Beach.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Carmel holiday planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Las Vegas to Carmel in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus; or drive. Traveling from Las Vegas in June, things will get much colder in Carmel: highs are around 68°F and lows about 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to San Simeon.

Things to do in Carmel

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Big Sur, Monterey Bay, Asilomar State Beach
Highlights from your plan
Pfeiffer State Beach ©
Pfeiffer State Beach
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Asilomar State Beach ©
Asilomar State Beach

2
nights
San Simeon

San Simeon ©
When you arrive in tiny San Simeon, which lies halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, you can see why William Randolph Hearst chose this coastal locale for his famous hilltop castle.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): stroll through Moonstone Beach and then look for all kinds of wild species at Elephant Seal Rookery.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our San Simeon day trip app .

Drive from Carmel to San Simeon in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. When traveling from Carmel in June, plan for a bit cooler days in San Simeon, with highs around 58°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Simeon

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Moonstone Beach
Highlights from your plan
Friends of the Elephant Seal ©
Friends of the Elephant Seal
Moonstone Beach ©
Moonstone Beach

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.
Get outdoors at Glacier Point and Gaylor Lake. Step off the beaten path and head to Tunnel View and Stanislaus National Forest. There's much more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bridalveil Fall, identify plant and animal life at Nature Center at Happy Isles, hike along May Lake Trailhead, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Merced Grove.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Yosemite National Park trip itinerary maker .

Drive from San Simeon to Yosemite National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. Traveling from San Simeon in June, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be a bit cooler, around 41°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

Stanislaus National Forest
Highlights from your plan
Yosemite, Tunnel View ©
Yosemite, Tunnel View
Bridalveil Fall ©
Bridalveil Fall
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve and Montara State Beach. Get outdoors at Alcatraz Island and Lincoln Park. Go for a jaunt from San Francisco to Mill Valley to see Muir Woods National Monument about 42 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge and take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read San Francisco travel planning app .

Drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and subway. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in June, you will find days in San Francisco are slightly colder (71°F), and nights are a bit warmer (55°F). On the 20th (Thu), you're off toCannon Beach.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Muir Woods National Monument, Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument
Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve ©
Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve

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Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Haystack Rock and Arcadia Beach State Recreation Area. Get in touch with nature at Cannon Beach and Manzanita Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cannon Beach: Astoria (Astoria Column, Columbia River Maritime Museum, & more), Grayland Beach State Park (in Grayland) and Cape Lookout State Park (in Tillamook). And it doesn't end there: admire the majestic nature at Ecola State Park, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Neahkahnie Mountain, and stroll through Long Beach.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Cannon Beach visit website .

Do a combination of flight and bus from San Francisco to Cannon Beach in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco in June, expect nights in Cannon Beach to be about the same, around 52°F, while days are slightly colder, around 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Astoria, Cape Lookout State Park, Long Beach, Grayland Beach State Park, Neahkahnie Mountain
Highlights from your plan
Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock
Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach
Ecola State Park ©
Ecola State Park

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