60 days in Western US Itinerary

60 days in Western US Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Sedona
— 4 nights
2
Grand Canyon National Park
— 7 nights
3
Moab
— 5 nights
4
Zion National Park
— 3 nights
5
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
6
San Francisco
— 4 nights
7
Yosemite National Park
— 7 nights
8
Olympic National Park
— 5 nights
9
Glacier National Park
— 4 nights
10
Grand Teton National Park
— 5 nights
11
Yellowstone National Park
— 8 nights
12
Santa Fe
— 4 nights

4
nights
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Cathedral Rock and Oak Creek Canyon. Get in touch with nature at Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179) and Red Rock State Park. And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at Bell Rock, stroll through Broken Arrow Trail, take in the spiritual surroundings of Amitabha Stupa & Peace Park, and trek along Airport Mesa.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Sedona trip builder tool.

Tucson to Sedona is an approximately 4-hour car ride. You can also fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Tucson in September, things will get a bit cooler in Sedona: highs are around °F and lows about °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Rock ©
Cathedral Rock
Oak Creek Canyon ©
Oak Creek Canyon
Broken Arrow Trail ©
Broken Arrow Trail

7
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at South Kaibab Trail and Point Imperial Drive. Step out of the city life by going to Grand Canyon South Rim and Rim Trail. The adventure continues: take some stellar pictures from Mather Point, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cape Final Trail, make a trip to Powell Point, and take a memorable drive along East Rim Drive.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park tour planner.

Getting from Sedona to Grand Canyon National Park by car takes about 2.5 hours. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Sedona in September: highs in Grand Canyon National Park hover around °F, while lows dip to °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can go by car to Moab.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Mather Point ©
Mather Point
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

5
nights
Moab

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Dead Horse Point State Park and Colorado National Monument. Get in touch with nature at Delicate Arch and Off-Road & ATV Trails. Step out of Moab to go to Canyonlands National Park and see Mesa Arch, which is approximately 50 minutes away. On the 16th (Wed), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Arches National Park. There's lots more to do: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take a memorable drive along Colorado Riverway Recreation Area, and skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Moab road trip planner.

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Moab by car takes about 5.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September, things will get somewhat warmer in Moab: highs are around °F and lows about °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to drive to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Moab

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Delicate Arch, Mesa Arch, Colorado National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Off-Road & ATV Trails
Colorado National Monument ©
Colorado National Monument
Dead Horse Point State Park ©
Dead Horse Point State Park

3
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Zion National Park and Zion Shuttle. Escape the urban bustle at The Narrows and Zion Canyon Scenic Drive. It doesn't end there: trek along Angel's Landing.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Zion National Park attractions app.

Drive from Moab to Zion National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, and taxi; or fly. Traveling from Moab in September, expect little chillier with lows of °F in Zion National Park. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Zion National Park ©
Zion National Park
The Narrows ©
The Narrows
Angel's Landing ©
Angel's Landing

3
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Valley of Fire State Park and Wynn Las Vegas. The adventure continues: explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, try to win big at Casino At The Venetian, and take a stroll through The Strip.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas trip itinerary tool.

You can drive from Zion National Park to Las Vegas in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Zion National Park in September, you will find days in Las Vegas are a bit warmer (°F), and nights are much hotter (°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Valley of Fire State Park
Highlights from your plan
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area ©
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area
Valley of Fire State Park ©
Valley of Fire State Park
The Strip ©
The Strip

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Muir Woods National Monument and Fort Point. Popular historic sites such as Alcatraz Island and Castello di Amorosa are in your itinerary. Explore San Francisco's surroundings by going to St. Helena (Modus Operandi Cellars & Pride Mountain Vineyards). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Golden Gate Bridge, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, contemplate the long history of SS Jeremiah O'Brien, and stroll around Golden Gate Park.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to San Francisco takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Las Vegas in September, expect San Francisco to be a bit cooler, temps between °F and °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

St. Helena, Muir Woods National Monument, Castello di Amorosa
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument
Castello di Amorosa ©
Castello di Amorosa

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Glacier Point and Tioga Pass. Visiting Yosemite Falls and Sentinel Dome will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, make a trip to Yosemite Village, take in the dramatic natural features at El Capitan, and contemplate the waterfront views at Tenaya Lake.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park journey builder app.

Getting from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of subway and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in September, Yosemite National Park is cooler at night with lows of °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
El Capitan ©
El Capitan

5
nights
Olympic National Park

Olympic National Park ©
In Olympic National Park, ancient rainforests and ocean tidal pools at lower elevations contrast with wildflower-filled alpine meadows and snowcapped peaks.
Get outdoors at Hurricane Ridge and Ruby Beach. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center and Murhut Falls. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Rialto Beach, trek along Sol Duc Falls, stroll through High Divide, and contemplate the waterfront views at Crescent Lake.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Olympic National Park trip planning site.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Yosemite National Park to Olympic National Park in 11 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in October, plan for a bit cooler days and somewhat warmer nights in Olympic National Park: temperatures range from °F by day to °F at night. On the 9th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center ©
Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center
Ruby Beach ©
Ruby Beach
Hurricane Ridge ©
Hurricane Ridge

4
nights
Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park ©
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Going-to-the-Sun Road and Logan Pass. Take a break from the city and head to Avalanche Lake and Lake McDonald. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at Grinnell Glacier, contemplate the waterfront views at McDonald Creek, admire the sheer force of Silver Staircase Falls, and trek along Iceberg Lake Trail.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Glacier National Park day trip app.

Getting from Olympic National Park to Glacier National Park by combination of bus and flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Olympic National Park to Glacier National Park. Traveling from Olympic National Park in October, Glacier National Park is slightly colder at night with lows of °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Logan Pass ©
Logan Pass
Going-to-the-Sun Road ©
Going-to-the-Sun Road
Avalanche Lake ©
Avalanche Lake

5
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Grand Teton and Jenny Lake Trail. Get in touch with nature at Amphitheater Lake and Menor's Ferry Historical Trail. And it doesn't end there: hike along Cascade Canyon Trail, admire the sheer force of Hidden Falls, tour the pleasant surroundings at Hermitage Point, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at String Lake.

To find other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Grand Teton National Park travel planner.

You can fly from Glacier National Park to Grand Teton National Park in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and taxi. In October in Grand Teton National Park, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
Jenny Lake Trail ©
Jenny Lake Trail
Amphitheater Lake ©
Amphitheater Lake

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Old Faithful and Norris Geyser Basin. Escape the urban bustle at Grand Prismatic Spring and Gibbon Falls. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Mystic Falls Trail, take in the natural beauty of Midway Geyser Basin, appreciate the extensive heritage of Lone Star Geyser, and get outside with Morning Glory Pool.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Grand Teton National Park to Yellowstone National Park takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Teton National Park in October, expect nights in Yellowstone National Park to be about the same, around °F, while days are little chillier, around °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Mystic Falls Trail ©
Mystic Falls Trail
Upper Geyser Basin ©
Upper Geyser Basin
Norris Geyser Basin ©
Norris Geyser Basin

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi and San Miguel Chapel. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Canyon Road and Loretto Chapel. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Santa Fe Plaza, take in nature's colorful creations at Absolute Nirvana Spa & Gardens, take in the spiritual surroundings of Santa Fe Cathedral Park and Monument, and do a tasting at Estrella Del Norte Vineyard & Tasting Room.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Santa Fe sightseeing website.

Do a combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to Santa Fe in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, shuttle, taxi, and train. While traveling from Yellowstone National Park, expect much warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Santa Fe, ranging from highs of °F to lows of °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Canyon Road ©
Canyon Road
Loretto Chapel ©
Loretto Chapel

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