36 days in Western US Itinerary

36 days in Western US Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Western US tour planner

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Seattle
— 3 nights
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San Francisco
— 5 nights
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
Drive
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Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Drive
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San Diego
— 5 nights
Fly
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Sedona
— 2 nights
Drive
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 5 nights
Drive
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Las Vegas
— 5 nights
Fly

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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.
When in Seattle, make a side trip to see ILovekickboxing in Kirkland, approximately Kirkland away. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, meet the residents at Seattle Aquarium, see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, and take in the waterfront at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Seattle travel route planner.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Seattle. In April in Seattle, expect temperatures between 61°F during the day and 46°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 14 — 17:

San Francisco

— 5 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, get curious at California Academy of Sciences, get great views at Twin Peaks, and walk around Golden Gate Park.

To find out how to plan a trip to San Francisco, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Seattle to San Francisco by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Seattle in April, you will find days in San Francisco are a bit warmer (67°F), and nights are about the same (51°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Apr 17 — 22:

Yosemite National Park

— 5 nights
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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Half Dome, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, take some stellar pictures from Yosemite, Tunnel View, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cathedral Range.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park trip app.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. While traveling from San Francisco, expect little chillier days and colder nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 59°F to lows of 28°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors
Find places to stay Apr 22 — 27:

Los Angeles

— 5 nights

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Los Angeles: Santa Monica Yacht Harbor Sign (in Santa Monica) and Anaheim (Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT! & Disneyland Park). Pack the 1st (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Santa Monica Pier, see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, tour the pleasant surroundings at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and take in the pleasant sights at 26-Mile Bike Path.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles in 6 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in April: highs in Los Angeles hover around 75°F, while lows dip to 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 27 — May 2:

San Diego

— 5 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.
Explore San Diego's surroundings by going to Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens (in Encinitas) and Lions, Tigers & Bears (in Alpine). Spend the 5th (Wed) exploring the fascinating underwater world at SeaWorld San Diego. And it doesn't end there: get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo, examine the collection at Maritime Museum of San Diego, admire the majestic nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, and let the kids burn off some steam at Balboa Park.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our San Diego itinerary planning tool.

Drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or fly. In May, daily temperatures in San Diego can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Sedona.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 2 — 7:

Sedona

— 2 nights

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): view the masterpieces at Exposures International Gallery of Fine Art, then see Off-Road Tours, and then admire all the interesting features of Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179). Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape at Cathedral Rock, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chapel of the Holy Cross, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

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Getting from San Diego to Sedona by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from San Diego to Sedona due to the time zone difference. When traveling from San Diego in May, plan for a bit warmer days in Sedona, with highs around 78°F, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Sedona

Outdoors · Nature · Parks · Tours
Find places to stay May 7 — 9:

Grand Canyon National Park

— 5 nights
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
On the 11th (Tue), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's still lots to do: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, trek along Cape Final Trail, and enjoy breathtaking views from Desert View Watchtower.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park online trip planner.

You can drive from Sedona to Grand Canyon National Park in 2.5 hours. While traveling from Sedona, expect little chillier days and much colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of 68°F to lows of 33°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can go by car to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Tours
Find places to stay May 9 — 14:

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.
Explore Las Vegas' surroundings by going to Boulder City (Boulder City/Hoover Dam Museum & Hoover Dam) and Clark County Heritage Museum (in Henderson). The adventure continues: take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, try your luck at Casino At The Venetian, and take in panoramic vistas at High Roller.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Las Vegas planning tool.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or 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. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in May, plan for a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Las Vegas: temperatures range from 87°F by day to 64°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Casinos · Fun & Games · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 14 — 19: