40 days in Western US Itinerary

40 days in Western US Itinerary

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Phoenix
— 3 nights
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 6 nights
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Las Vegas
— 5 nights
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San Diego
— 5 nights
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Los Angeles
— 5 nights
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San Francisco
— 6 nights
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Seattle
— 3 nights
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Yellowstone National Park
— 6 nights

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Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. Change things up with these side-trips from Phoenix: Scottsdale (River Rafting & Tubing & Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center) and Shamrock Farms (in Stanfield). There's more to do: trot along with a tour on horseback and examine the collection at Musical Instrument Museum.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Phoenix online travel planner.

New York City to Phoenix is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 2 hours. While traveling from New York City, expect much hotter days and somewhat warmer nights in Phoenix, ranging from highs of 88°F to lows of 62°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Phoenix

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 20 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center ©
Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center
Horseback Riding Tours
Shamrock Farms ©
Shamrock Farms

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.
Grand Canyon National Park is known for nature, trails, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, trek along Rim Trail, enjoy breathtaking views from Desert View Watchtower, and take some stellar pictures from Mohave Point.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Phoenix to Grand Canyon National Park in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Phoenix in April: high temperatures in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 62°F and lows are around 26°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature
Find places to stay Apr 23 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

5
nights
Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Step out of Las Vegas to go to Boulder City and see Hoover Dam, which is approximately 50 minutes away. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, don't miss a visit to Fountains of Bellagio, try your luck at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, and enjoy breathtaking views from High Roller.

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Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in April: highs in Las Vegas hover around 80°F, while lows dip to 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Tours · Fun & Games · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 29 — May 4:
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area ©
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area
The Strip ©
The Strip

5
nights
San Diego

San Diego ©

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens (in Encinitas) and Lions, Tigers & Bears (in Alpine). There's much more to do: admire nature's wide array of creatures at San Diego Zoo, see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum, observe the fascinating underwater world at SeaWorld San Diego, and immerse yourself in nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our San Diego trip planning app.

Getting from Las Vegas to San Diego by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Las Vegas in May, expect nights in San Diego to be about the same, around 61°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 4 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Lions, Tigers & Bears ©
Lions, Tigers & Bears
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum

5
nights
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). And it doesn't end there: take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood, partake in some friendly competition at Fantastic Race, and explore the world behind art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles travel itinerary planner.

Getting from San Diego to Los Angeles by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. In May, daytime highs in Los Angeles are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 9 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

6
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San Francisco

San Francisco ©

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Take a break from San Francisco with a short trip to Wine Tours & Tastings in Napa, about 1h 10 min away. Next up on the itinerary: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, get curious at Exploratorium, and take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our San Francisco day trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Los Angeles in May: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 69°F and lows are around 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel to Seattle.

Things to do in San Francisco

Tours · Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 14 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Park ©
Golden Gate Park

3
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Seattle

Seattle ©

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.
Seattle is known for museums, parks, and wineries. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, stroll around Volunteer Park Conservatory, make a trip to Space Needle, and examine the collection at The Museum of Flight.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Seattle road trip app.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Seattle takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 68°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums · Wineries · Tours · Parks
Find places to stay May 20 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight
Seattle Art Museum ©
Seattle Art Museum

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Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©

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.
Yellowstone National Park is known for nature, wildlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Lower Geyser Basin, witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Geyser, contemplate the geological forces at Monument Geyser Basin, and deepen your understanding at Yellowstone Institute.

For traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park online trip planner.

Getting from Seattle to Yellowstone National Park by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and car. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Seattle to Yellowstone National Park due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Seattle in May, plan for slightly colder days in Yellowstone National Park, with highs around 53°F, while nights are cooler with lows around 27°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors
Find places to stay May 23 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Lower Geyser Basin ©
Lower Geyser Basin
Yellowstone Lake ©
Yellowstone Lake

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