46 days in Western US Itinerary

46 days in Western US Itinerary

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San Francisco
— 2 nights
2
Salinas
— 1 night
3
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
4
Las Vegas
— 1 night
5
Zion National Park
— 2 nights
6
Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
7
Monument Valley
— Few hours
8
Moab
— 4 nights
9
Vernal
— 1 night
10
Riverton
— 2 nights
11
Cody
— 1 night
12
Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
13
Grand Teton National Park
— 3 nights
14
Salt Lake City
— 2 nights
15
Boulder
— 3 nights
16
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
17
Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
18
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
19
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
20
San Francisco
— 1 night

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Grace Cathedral, thenexamine the collection at Cable Car Museum, thensteep yourself in history at Alcatraz Island, and finally explore the activities along San Francisco Bay. On the 26th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Golden Gate Bridge, admire the majestic nature at Marin Headlands, and then tee off at Lincoln Park.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco tour itinerary planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to San Francisco is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. Traveling from Amsterdam to San Francisco, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to Salinas.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Marin Headlands
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Marin Headlands ©
Marin Headlands
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island

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Salinas

Salinas ©
Salinas is the county seat and largest municipality of Monterey County, California. Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): stroll through San Juan Bautista State Historic Park and then look for all kinds of wild species at Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve.

To find where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Salinas trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from San Francisco to Salinas in 2 hours. August in Salinas sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Salinas

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

San Juan Bautista State Historic Park, Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve
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San Juan Bautista State Historic Park ©
San Juan Bautista State Historic Park

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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park ©
With mountain peaks reaching past 4,250 m (14,000 ft) and trees stretching to over 75 m (250 ft) high, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks present nature on a grand scale.
On the 28th (Fri), take in the dramatic natural features at Moro Rock, thentake a peaceful walk through Giant Forest, and then take a memorable drive along Generals Hwy. On your second day here, take in the dramatic scenery at Grizzly Falls, take a peaceful walk through Grant Grove, and then trek along General Grant Tree Trail.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Salinas to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park takes 5 hours. While traveling from Salinas, expect much warmer days and about the same nights in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Giant Forest ©
Giant Forest
Grant Grove ©
Grant Grove
Moro Rock ©
Moro Rock

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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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): enjoy some diversion at The Range 702, thenmake a trip to Fountains of Bellagio, thenenjoy some diversion at Las Vegas Shooting Center, and finally enjoy some diversion at Gun Garage. Here are some ideas for day two: get your game on at Dig This, enjoy some diversion at Machine Guns Vegas, and then enjoy some diversion at Battlefield Vegas.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas trip planner.

You can drive from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 8 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of car, shuttle, and bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in August, with highs in Las Vegas at °C and lows at °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Fun & Games
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Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
Battlefield Vegas ©
Battlefield Vegas
Machine Guns Vegas ©
Machine Guns Vegas

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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.
On the 1st (Tue), explore the striking landscape of The Narrows and then stroll through Riverside Walk. Here are some ideas for day two: take in breathtaking views at Kolob Canyons and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Zion National Park.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Zion National Park trip itinerary planning tool.

Drive from Las Vegas to Zion National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. While traveling from Las Vegas, expect a bit cooler days and cooler nights in Zion National Park, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks Nature Trails
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The Narrows ©
The Narrows
Zion National Park ©
Zion National Park
Kolob Canyons ©
Kolob Canyons

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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 discover tucked-away gems like Nature & Wildlife Tours and Yaki Point. The adventure continues: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, take some stellar pictures from Mohave Point, pause for some photo ops at Powell Point, and cruise along East Rim Drive.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park online trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Zion National Park to Grand Canyon National Park by shuttle takes about 10 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Zion National Park in September: high temperatures in Grand Canyon National Park hover around °C and lows are around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors Parks Nature
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail

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Monument Valley

Monument Valley is a region of the Colorado Plateau characterized by a cluster of vast sandstone buttes, the largest reaching 1000ft above the valley floor. On the 7th (Mon), capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Monument Valley tour itinerary maker app.

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Monument Valley by combination of flight and car takes about 5.5 hours. In September, Monument Valley is somewhat warmer than Grand Canyon National Park - with highs of °C and lows of °C. On the 7th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Moab.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Tours
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Photography Tours

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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 Colorado National Monument and Turret Arch. Explore Moab's surroundings by going to Arches National Park (Lower Delicate Arch Viewpoint, Wolfe Ranch, &more). There's lots more to do: see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bike Fiend, make a trip to The Overlook Gallery, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Arches National Park.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Moab trip itinerary maker website.

Drive from Monument Valley to Moab in 3 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Moab can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel to Vernal.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Arches National Park, Colorado National Monument
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Climbing Tours
Colorado National Monument ©
Colorado National Monument
Delicate Arch ©
Delicate Arch

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Vernal

Vernal ©
Vernal, the county seat and largest city in Uintah County is in northeastern Utah, United States, about 175mi east of Salt Lake City and west of the Colorado border. Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour. Keep things going the next day: learn more about the world around you at Utah Field House of Natural History State Park, explore the striking landscape of Dinosaur National Monument visitor center, and then explore the striking landscape at Moonshine Arch.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Vernal online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Moab to Vernal takes 4 hours. Traveling from Moab in September, things will get slightly colder in Vernal: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel to Riverton.

Things to do in Vernal

Nature Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Dinosaur National Monument visitor center
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Dinosaur National Monument visitor center ©
River Rafting & Tubing
Moonshine Arch ©
Moonshine Arch

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Riverton

Riverton ©
Riverton is a city in Fremont County, Wyoming, United States. On the 14th (Mon), take an in-depth tour of Fremont County Pioneer Museum and then examine the collection at Museum of the American West. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Shoshone Tribal Cultural Center and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Sacajawea Cemetery.

To see reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Riverton travel website.

Traveling by car from Vernal to Riverton takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In September in Riverton, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel to Cody.

Things to do in Riverton

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Fort Washakie, Lander
Find places to stay Sep 13 — 15:
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Museum of the American West ©
Museum of the American West
Sacajawea Cemetery ©
Sacajawea Cemetery
Fremont County Pioneer Museum ©
Fremont County Pioneer Museum

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Cody

Cody ©
A genuine cowboy city, Cody is famous for its nightly rodeos and its proximity to the protected wilderness areas of the world's first national park, now designated as one of the country's World Heritage Sites.
For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Cody tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Riverton to Cody by car takes about 2.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Cody can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Cody

Museums Wildlife Parks
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Buffalo Bill Center of the West ©
Buffalo Bill Center of the West
Dead Indian Summit Overlook ©
Dead Indian Summit Overlook

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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 Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Gibbon Falls. There's much more to do: admire all the interesting features of Grand Loop Road, witness a stunning natural landmark at Midway Geyser Basin, identify plant and animal life at Firehole Canyon Drive, and trek along Brink of the Lower Falls Trail.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Cody to Yellowstone National Park in 2.5 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Cody in September, with highs in Yellowstone National Park at °C and lows at °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can drive to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
Find places to stay Sep 16 — 20:
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Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Grand Loop Road ©
Grand Loop Road
Firehole Canyon Drive ©
Firehole Canyon Drive

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): take in breathtaking views at Cascade Canyon, thenadmire the sheer force of Hidden Falls, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Snake River. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Grand Teton, take in the awesome beauty at Elk Ranch Flats Turnout, Grand Teton National Park, and then trek along Menor's Ferry Historical Trail.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Grand Teton National Park trip builder app.

You can drive from Yellowstone National Park to Grand Teton National Park in 1.5 hours. While traveling from Yellowstone National Park, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Grand Teton National Park, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
Find places to stay Sep 20 — 23:
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Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
Cascade Canyon ©
Cascade Canyon
Leigh Lake ©
Leigh Lake

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Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City ©
Utah's capital and most populous city, Salt Lake City boasts a small-town feel, big-city amenities, and plenty of nature on its doorstep.
On the 24th (Thu), ponder the world of politics at Utah State Capitol, take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple Square, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Salt Lake Temple.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Salt Lake City trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Grand Teton National Park to Salt Lake City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Grand Teton National Park in September: high temperatures in Salt Lake City hover around °C and lows are around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can travel to Boulder.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Historic Sites Parks
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Temple Square ©
Temple Square
Utah State Capitol ©
Utah State Capitol
Salt Lake Temple ©
Salt Lake Temple

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Boulder

Boulder ©
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Navajo Knobs Trail and Circle Cliffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Boulder: Capitol Reef National Park (The Frying Pan Trail, Cathedral Valley Loop, &more).

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Boulder trip builder site.

You can drive from Salt Lake City to Boulder in 4.5 hours. Traveling from Salt Lake City in September, expect Boulder to be little chillier, temps between °C and °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Boulder

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Capitol Reef National Park
Find places to stay Sep 25 — 28:
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Anasazi State Park Museum ©
Anasazi State Park Museum
The Hogback ©
The Hogback

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Bryce Canyon National Park

Bryce Canyon National Park ©
You can find hoodoos--rock pillars formed by erosion--all around the world, but those of Bryce Canyon National Park remain the standard bearers thanks to their bright red color, tall stature, and arrangement in large amphitheaters.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Mon): get great views at Paria View. Here are some ideas for day two: hike along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop, thentrek along Rim Trail, and then explore the striking landscape at Bryce Amphitheatre.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Bryce Canyon National Park trip site.

Getting from Boulder to Bryce Canyon National Park by car takes about 2 hours. In September in Bryce Canyon National Park, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Trails Outdoors Parks
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Bryce Amphitheatre ©
Bryce Amphitheatre
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop ©
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop
Inspiration Point ©
Inspiration Point

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Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): get engrossed in the history at The Ranch at Furnace Creek and then contemplate the waterfront views at Badwater Basin.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Death Valley National Park trip maker.

Getting from Bryce Canyon National Park to Death Valley National Park by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, bus, and taxi; or fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park to Death Valley National Park is minus 1 hour. In September, Death Valley National Park is much warmer than Bryce Canyon National Park - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can drive to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Nature Parks Museums
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Badwater Basin ©
Badwater Basin
The Ranch at Furnace Creek ©
The Ranch at Furnace Creek

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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park ©
On the 2nd (Fri), take a memorable drive along Kings Canyon Scenic Byway and then stroll through Congress Trail. On your second day here, trek along Big Stump Basin and then take in breathtaking views at Kings Canyon National Park.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park road trip planning website.

You can drive from Death Valley National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 7 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to catch the bus to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails
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Congress Trail ©
Congress Trail
Kings Canyon National Park ©
Kings Canyon National Park
Big Stump Basin ©
Big Stump Basin

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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Tioga Pass and Yosemite, Tunnel View. There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, pause for some serene contemplation at Yosemite Valley Chapel, don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, and get great views at Washburn Point.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Yosemite National Park trip itinerary site.

Traveling by bus from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park takes 8.5 hours. Traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in October, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are slightly colder (°C), and nights are colder (°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Tioga Pass ©
Tioga Pass
Nature Center at Happy Isles ©
Nature Center at Happy Isles
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at San Francisco Botanical Garden and then visit Fisherman's Wharf.

To find other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read San Francisco travel planning website.

Traveling by flight from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and subway; or take a bus. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods Wildlife Parks
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Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf
San Francisco Botanical Garden ©
San Francisco Botanical Garden

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