60 days in Western US Itinerary

60 days in Western US Itinerary

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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
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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 Bell Rock. Get in touch with nature at Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179) and Red Rock State Park. There's lots more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Oak Creek Canyon, trek along Devil's Bridge Trail, stroll through Broken Arrow Trail, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Sedona trip itinerary planner.

Tucson to Sedona is an approximately 4-hour car ride. You can also fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Tucson in September, expect Sedona to be slightly colder, temps between °F and °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Sep 1 — 5:
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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 Bright Angel Point. Step out of the city life by going to Grand Canyon South Rim and Cape Royal. There's still lots to do: hike along Rim Trail, stroll through Red Canyon Trail, take some stellar pictures from Mather Point, and make a trip to Powell Point.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Sedona to Grand Canyon National Park in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Sedona in September, expect nights in Grand Canyon National Park to be colder, around °F, while days are little chillier, around °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
Find places to stay Sep 5 — 12:
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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 River Rafting & Tubing. 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 memorable tour with Tours, take a memorable drive along Colorado Riverway Recreation Area, and head off-road at local off-road trails.

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
Find places to stay Sep 12 — 17:
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 Canyon Scenic Drive. Escape the urban bustle at The Narrows and Angel's Landing. It doesn't end there: cruise along Zion Shuttle.

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
Find places to stay Sep 17 — 20:
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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
Find places to stay Sep 20 — 23:
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
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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 explore the less-touristy side of things at Muir Woods National Monument and Fort Point. Popular historic sites such as Alcatraz Island and SS Jeremiah O'Brien are in your itinerary. Explore San Francisco's surroundings by going to St. Helena (Modus Operandi Cellars & Pride Mountain Vineyards) and Castello di Amorosa (in Calistoga). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Golden Gate Bridge, get to know the fascinating history of Filbert Street Stairs, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and walk around Golden Gate Park.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco vacation builder app.

You can fly from Las Vegas to San Francisco in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In September, San Francisco is little chillier than Las Vegas - with highs of °F and lows of °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can 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
Find places to stay Sep 23 — 27:
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 El Capitan. Visiting Yosemite Falls and Vernal Fall will get you outdoors. Next up on the itinerary: take a memorable drive along Tioga Pass, trek along Mono Pass Trail, explore the activities along Tenaya Lake, and take in the dramatic natural features at Lembert Dome.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park trip itinerary builder website.

You can fly from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of subway and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in September, Yosemite National Park is much colder at night with lows of °F. On the 4th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Sep 27 — Oct 4:
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 Crescent Lake. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center and Rialto Beach. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Ruby Beach, take in the dramatic scenery at Murhut Falls, tour the pleasant surroundings at High Divide, and trek along Second Beach Trail.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Olympic National Park attractions tool.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Yosemite National Park to Olympic National Park in 11 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in October, you will find days in Olympic National Park are slightly colder (°F), and nights are somewhat warmer (°F). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Find places to stay Oct 4 — 9:
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 Lake McDonald. Take a break from the city and head to Logan Pass and Grinnell Glacier. There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Avalanche Lake, 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
Find places to stay Oct 9 — 13:
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 Teton Park Road. There's much more to do: hike along Menor's Ferry Historical Trail, admire the sheer force of Hidden Falls, tour the pleasant surroundings at Hermitage Point, and cruise along 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Grand Teton National Park vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Glacier National Park to Grand Teton National Park takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and taxi. In October, daytime highs in Grand Teton National Park are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. 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
Find places to stay Oct 13 — 18:
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 Grand Prismatic Spring. Escape the urban bustle at Upper Geyser Basin and Gibbon Falls. There's lots more to do: take in the natural beauty of Aurum Geyser, admire the sheer force of Mystic Falls Trail, head outdoors with Morning Glory Pool, and contemplate the geological forces at Monument Geyser Basin.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Grand Teton National Park to Yellowstone National Park by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Grand Teton National Park in October: highs in Yellowstone National Park hover around °F, while lows dip to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Oct 18 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Mystic Falls Trail ©
Mystic Falls Trail
Upper Geyser Basin ©
Upper Geyser Basin
Norris Geyser Basin ©
Norris Geyser Basin

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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 Santa Fe Plaza. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Loretto Chapel, take in nature's colorful creations at Absolute Nirvana Spa & Gardens, pause for some photo ops at 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 Parks Museums
Find places to stay Oct 26 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Canyon Road ©
Canyon Road
Loretto Chapel ©
Loretto Chapel

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