60 days in Western US Itinerary

60 days in Western US Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Western US tour itinerary planner

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Sedona
— 5 nights
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Mesa Verde National Park
— 4 nights
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Capitol Reef National Park
— 5 nights
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Zion National Park
— 7 nights
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Las Vegas
— 5 nights
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San Diego
— 2 nights
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South Lake Tahoe
— 3 nights
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San Francisco
— 4 nights
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Redwood National Park
— 2 nights
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Olympic National Park
— 7 nights
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Mount Rainier National Park
— 3 nights
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Seattle
— 3 nights
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Glacier National Park
— 4 nights
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Grand Teton National Park
— 5 nights
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Sedona

— 5 nights

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Get outdoors at Cathedral Rock and Oak Creek Canyon. Discover out-of-the-way places like Bell Rock and Walnut Canyon National Monument. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sedona: Bearizona Wildlife Park (in Williams) and Wupatki National Monument (in Flagstaff). The adventure continues: admire the majestic nature at Red Rock State Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Airport Mesa, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and stroll around Amitabha Stupa & Peace Park.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Sedona journey planner.

Denver to Sedona is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Denver in May, things will get somewhat warmer in Sedona: highs are around 78°F and lows about 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Mesa Verde National Park.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Mesa Verde National Park

— 4 nights
Whereas most national parks are primarily devoted to showcasing unique and special landscapes, Mesa Verde National Park focuses on ancient human habitation.
Visiting Mesa Verde National Park and Petroglyph Point Hike will get you outdoors. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Balcony House and Prater Ridge Trail. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Cliff Palace, trek along Nordenskiold #16 Trail, make a trip to Far View Sites, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Spruce Canyon Trail.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Mesa Verde National Park tour itinerary app.

Getting from Sedona to Mesa Verde National Park by car takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and taxi. Traveling from Sedona in May, things will get little chillier in Mesa Verde National Park: highs are around 72°F and lows about 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can drive to Capitol Reef National Park.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Capitol Reef National Park

— 5 nights
Capitol Reef National Park takes its name from a particularly rugged and scenic section of the Waterpocket Fold, a geologic "wrinkle" stretching for 160 km (100 mi) along a dry plateau surrounded by white Navajo sandstone cliffs and domes, and red canyons, buttes, and rock bridges.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Capitol Reef National Park and Cathedral Valley Loop. Visiting Cohab Canyon Trail and Cathedral Valley will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: hike along Goosenecks Overlook, tour the pleasant surroundings at Fremont River Trail, admire the striking features of Fruita Schoolhouse, and explore and take pictures at Grand Wash Road.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Capitol Reef National Park travel route tool.

You can drive from Mesa Verde National Park to Capitol Reef National Park in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Mesa Verde National Park in May: high temperatures in Capitol Reef National Park hover around 63°F and lows are around 31°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Capitol Reef National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Zion National Park

— 7 nights
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
Step off the beaten path and head to Zion National Park and Zion Canyon Scenic Drive. Get in touch with nature at Angel's Landing and Zion's Main Canyon. Spend the 29th (Sat) exploring nature at Canyon Overlook Trail. There's lots more to do: admire all the interesting features of Zion-Mt. Carmel Highway, stroll through Hidden Canyon Trail, get great views at Observation Point, and hike along Kayenta Trail.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Zion National Park trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Capitol Reef National Park to Zion National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Capitol Reef National Park in May: high temperatures in Zion National Park hover around 76°F and lows are around 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Las Vegas

— 5 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.
Take a break from the city and head to Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Valley of Fire State Park. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Battlefield Vegas and The Neon Museum. When in Las Vegas, make a side trip to see Mouse's Tank in Overton, approximately Overton away. There's much more to do: ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck, and make a trip to Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas Sign.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas sightseeing planner.

Getting from Zion National Park to Las Vegas by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Zion National Park to Las Vegas, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Zion National Park in June, plan for somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Las Vegas: temperatures range from 103°F by day to 77°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Nature · Fun & Games · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

San Diego

— 2 nights

America's Finest City

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.
On the 7th (Mon), identify plant and animal life at Lions, Tigers & Bears and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. On the next day, see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum and then trek along Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the San Diego tour itinerary maker site.

Fly from Las Vegas to San Diego in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Las Vegas in June, you will find days in San Diego are much colder (73°F), and nights are little chillier (64°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in San Diego

Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

South Lake Tahoe

— 3 nights
High in the Sierra Nevada mountains on the shore of one of America’s most scenic lakes, South Lake Tahoe captures the spirit of the outdoors and serves as a hub for tourism activities surrounding the lake.
Explore hidden gems such as Emerald Bay State Park and Tahoe City - South/North Trailheads. Get outdoors at Matt Heron Fly Fishing and Truckee River Bike Trail. There's lots more to do: take a memorable drive along Inspiration Point Vista, admire the majestic nature at Van Sickle Bi-State Park, take in the dramatic scenery at Glen Alpine Falls, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Jobs Peak.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the South Lake Tahoe driving holiday planner.

Getting from San Diego to South Lake Tahoe by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Diego in June, expect much colder with lows of 41°F in South Lake Tahoe. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

San Francisco

— 4 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Muir Woods National Monument and Castello di Amorosa. Get outdoors at Alcatraz Island and Safari West. There's lots more to do: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, shop like a local with Ferry Building Marketplace, take in the pleasant sights at Lombard Street, and take some stellar pictures from Twin Peaks.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco vacation builder website.

Traveling by car from South Lake Tahoe to San Francisco takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. When traveling from South Lake Tahoe in June, plan for a bit cooler days and a bit warmer nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 71°F by day to 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Redwood National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Redwood National Park

— 2 nights
Redwood National Park is home to a tremendous collection of the world's tallest type of tree.
On the 16th (Wed), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Redwood National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: take a peaceful walk through Tall Trees Grove.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Redwood National Park trip website.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Redwood National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from San Francisco in June, with highs in Redwood National Park at 63°F and lows at 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Redwood National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Olympic National Park

— 7 nights
In Olympic National Park, ancient rainforests and ocean tidal pools at lower elevations contrast with wildflower-filled alpine meadows and snowcapped peaks.
Visiting Hurricane Ridge and Rialto Beach will get you outdoors. Discover out-of-the-way places like Ruby Beach and Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center. Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Crescent Lake, take a peaceful walk through Olympic National Park, take in the natural beauty of Sol Duc Hot Springs, and hike along Hoh River Trail.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Olympic National Park online travel route builder.

Explore your travel options from Redwood National Park to Olympic National Park with the Route module. In June in Olympic National Park, expect temperatures between 66°F during the day and 50°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can travel to Mount Rainier National Park.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Mount Rainier National Park

— 3 nights
The star attraction of Mt.
Explore hidden gems such as Mount Rainier and Myrtle Falls. Escape the urban bustle at Spray Falls and Narada Falls. And it doesn't end there: take in the awesome beauty at Paradise Valley, stroll through Paradise Loop, take in the dramatic scenery at Christine Falls Viewpoint, and get outside with Reflection Lakes.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Mount Rainier National Park trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Olympic National Park to Mount Rainier National Park with the Route module. Traveling from Olympic National Park in June, you will find days in Mount Rainier National Park are somewhat warmer (73°F), and nights are about the same (50°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Seattle

— 3 nights

Emerald City

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 Snoqualmie Falls and Puget Sound Express. Escape the urban bustle at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks and Fall City Wallaby Ranch. There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Seattle Public Library, get a taste of the local shopping with Chihuly Garden and Glass, wander the streets of Pike Place Market, and take in nature's colorful creations at Bellevue Botanical Garden.

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Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Mount Rainier National Park to Seattle. Traveling from Mount Rainier National Park in June, Seattle is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Glacier National Park

— 4 nights

Crown of the Continent

The glaciers from which Glacier National Park takes its name mostly dissipated eons ago, but they left behind a scoured landscape of high and steep mountain peaks, sparkling lakes, lush alpine meadows, and thick forests.
Step off the beaten path and head to Avalanche Lake and Logan Pass. Step out of the city life by going to Grinnell Glacier and Sun Tours. And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Lake McDonald, trek along Trail of the Cedars, tour the pleasant surroundings at Swiftcurrent Falls, and take in the awesome beauty at Swiftcurrent Mountain.

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

Fly from Seattle to Glacier National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect little chillier evenings in Glacier National Park when traveling from Seattle in June, with lows around 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Grand Teton National Park

— 5 nights

Mountains of the Imagination

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Jenny Lake Trail. Get in touch with nature at Old Faithful and Upper Geyser Basin. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Grand Teton National Park: Yellowstone National Park (Castle Geyser, Lehardy's Rapids, &more). Spend the 6th (Tue) surrounded by wildlife at Grand Teton. There's more to do: go for a walk through Potholes Turnout.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Grand Teton National Park day trip planning site.

You can fly from Glacier National Park to Grand Teton National Park in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and taxi. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Glacier National Park in July; daily highs in Grand Teton National Park reach 79°F and lows reach 44°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

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