24 days in Western US Itinerary

24 days in Western US Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

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Page
— 1 night
Drive
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Tusayan
— 2 nights
Drive
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Sedona
— 3 nights
Fly
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Carmel
— 2 nights
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly to Reno Tahoe International Airport, Drive to Incline Village
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Incline Village
— 3 nights
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Drive to Reno Tahoe International Airport, Fly to Eagle County Regional Airport, Drive to Glenwood Springs
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Glenwood Springs
— 2 nights
Drive
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Ouray
— 2 nights
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Durango
— 3 nights
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Page

— 1 night

Center of Canyon Country

Originally little more than a simple camp constructed to house workers who built a nearby dam on the Colorado River, Page is now a popular stop for travelers preparing a trip to Arizona's canyon country.
On the 7th (Thu), contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Powell, then stroll through Lone Rock Beach, then Head underground at Waterholes Canyon, and finally hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour. On the 8th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the views from Navajo Bridge, then take in the dramatic natural features at Vermilion Cliffs National Monument, and then explore the striking landscape at Coyote Buttes.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Page day trip website.

Milwaukee to Page is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and shuttle. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Milwaukee in July; daily highs in Page reach 98°F and lows reach 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to drive to Tusayan.

Things to do in Page

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 7 — 8:

Tusayan

— 2 nights
Tusayan is a town, but was a census-designated place during the 2010 census. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, then explore the stunning scenery at Inner Canyon, then explore the stunning scenery at Yavapai Point, and finally take some stellar pictures from Guano Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Sun): take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, get great views at Maricopa Point, then make a trip to Powell Point, and finally take some stellar pictures from The Abyss.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Tusayan trip website.

Getting from Page to Tusayan by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. When traveling from Page in July, plan for little chillier days in Tusayan, with highs around 84°F, while nights are much colder with lows around 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can go by car to Sedona.

Things to do in Tusayan

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 8 — 10:

Sedona

— 3 nights

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, tee off at Sedona Golf Resort, contemplate the long history of V-Bar-V Heritage Site, then explore the striking landscape at Snoopy Rock, and finally soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers. Keep things going the next day: admire the majestic nature at Crescent Moon Picnic Site, then explore the landscape on two wheels at Huckaby Trail, then relax in the rural setting at Rainbow Trout Farm, and finally trek along Brin's Mesa Trail.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Sedona online driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Tusayan to Sedona in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Tusayan in July, with highs in Sedona at 92°F and lows at 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Carmel.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 10 — 13:

Carmel

— 2 nights
Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply called Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Carmel River State Beach and Pfeiffer State Beach. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park and Carmel Mission. Change things up with these side-trips from Carmel: Capitola Beach (in Capitola) and Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Santa Cruz). There's still lots to do: tee off at Pebble Beach Golf Links, admire the majestic nature at Garrapata State Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Scenic Road Walkway, and kick back and relax at Monastery Beach.

To find other places to visit and tourist information, you can read our Carmel online trip planner.

Getting from Sedona to Carmel by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Expect colder weather when traveling from Sedona in July: highs in Carmel hover around 69°F, while lows dip to 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Carmel

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 13 — 15:

Yosemite National Park

— 3 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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Glacier Point and Yosemite Falls. The adventure continues: admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, explore the striking landscape at Cloud's Rest, tour the pleasant surroundings at May Lake Trailhead, and don't miss a visit to Pothole Dome.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Carmel to Yosemite National Park takes 5 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Carmel in July: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 83°F, while lows dip to 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jul 15 — 18:

Las Vegas

— 2 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.
On the 19th (Tue), take a stroll through Las Vegas Downtown, then get engrossed in the history at Titanic, then take a stroll through The LINQ Promenade, and finally shop like a local with The Strip. Keep things going the next day: let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lake Mead National Recreation Area, and then get outside with Green Valley Range.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Las Vegas online sightseeing planner.

Drive from Yosemite National Park to Las Vegas in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In July, Las Vegas is warmer than Yosemite National Park - with highs of 104°F and lows of 81°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel to Incline Village.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Neighborhoods · Outdoors · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 18 — 20:

Incline Village

— 3 nights
Incline Village is a census-designated place (CDP) in Washoe County, Nevada on the north shore of Lake Tahoe. Discover out-of-the-way places like Sand Harbor and Tahoe Meadows Trail. We've included these beaches for you: Secret Cove Beach and Burnt Cedar Beach. There's much more to do: cast your line with Reel-Lentless Fishing Charters, grab your bike and head to Truckee River Bike Trail, hike along Echo Lakes Hiking Trail, and stroll through Stateline Lookout.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Incline Village online trip itinerary maker.

Explore your travel options from Las Vegas to Incline Village with the Route module. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Las Vegas in July: highs in Incline Village hover around 90°F, while lows dip to 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time for travel to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Incline Village

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 20 — 23:

Glenwood Springs

— 2 nights
Glenwood Springs occupies a scenic location at the junction of the Colorado River and the Roaring Fork River, halfway between Vail and Aspen along the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): get in on the family fun at Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park, hike along Grizzly Creek Trail, and then test the waters at a local thermal spa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Mon): relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, hike along Red Mtn / Jeanne Golay Trailhead, then see the interesting displays at Frontier Historical Museum, and finally take in breathtaking views at Glenwood Canyon.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Glenwood Springs online visit planner.

Explore your travel options from Incline Village to Glenwood Springs with the Route module. Traveling from Incline Village to Glenwood Springs, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Incline Village, expect cooler days and a bit cooler nights in Glenwood Springs, ranging from highs of 68°F to lows of 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Ouray.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 23 — 25:

Ouray

— 2 nights
Ouray is a Home Rule Municipality that is the county seat and the most populous city of Ouray County, Colorado, United States. Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, then get outside with Outdoor Activities, then trek along Baby Bath Tubs Trail, and finally stroll through Bear Creek National Recreation Trail. On the 27th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic scenery at Uncompahgre Gorge, then trot along with a tour on horseback, then boost your wellbeing at Ouray Hot Springs Pool, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Horsethief Trail.

For ratings and more tourist information, you can read our Ouray travel itinerary planner.

Drive from Glenwood Springs to Ouray in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Glenwood Springs in July, expect nights in Ouray to be about the same, around 52°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 74°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can go by car to Durango.

Things to do in Ouray

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Trails
Find places to stay Jul 25 — 27:

Durango

— 3 nights
Originally a frontier mining town, Durango is known today for its scenic setting, outdoor activities, and the 1880s steam-powered railway that takes visitors through sections of the mountains where roads don't reach.
Step off the beaten path and head to Off-Road Tours and Animas Mountain Trail. There's lots more to do: kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, head outdoors with Duranglers Flies and Supplies, grab your bike and head to The Colorado Trail, and look for all kinds of wild species at Durango Dog Ranch.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Durango trip planner.

You can drive from Ouray to Durango in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and shuttle; or take a shuttle. When traveling from Ouray in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Durango, with highs around 86°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Durango

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Trails
Find places to stay Jul 27 — 30:

Arizona travel guide

4.3
Canyons · Hiking Trails · Lookouts
The Grand Canyon State
Known as the "Grand Canyon State," Arizona boasts dense forests, deep gorges, sprawling national parks, and modern ski resorts. Native American reservations take up about a quarter of the state, housing several tribes and offering visitors a chance to discover the varied cultures of the country's indigenous population. A patchwork of diverse tourist attractions, Arizona features exclusive golf courses and upscale shops, as well as cactus-covered canyons and stretches of desolate desert straight out of old Westerns, perfect for a vacation far from the city bustle. Though the state still clings to its Old West flavor, its busy college towns packed with young students from around the world exude a cosmopolitan atmosphere.

California travel guide

4.1
Specialty Museums · Wineries & Vineyards · Beaches
The Golden State
The country's most populous state, California includes landscapes that range from the forested northern coast to harsh southern deserts. Sandwiched right in the middle of the state is a fertile valley, home to farms, vineyards, and orchards. California's cities offer diverse attractions, from amusement parks and upscale shops to award-winning restaurants and innovative art galleries. Outside the state's big urban centers, places to visit include some of the nation's most rugged national parks, ancient forests, towering mountain peaks, and ski resorts. More than just a surfing destination famous for its beaches and winding coastal roads, California also boasts one of the world's largest economies, bolstered by the booming tech industries.

Nevada travel guide

4.3
Performances · Fountains · Casinos
The Silver State
The neon streets of Las Vegas represent only one chapter in the story of Nevada, a sparsely populated state offering travelers a chance to discover the country's western frontier. Utterly unlike the more populated parts of the North American continent, Nevada's landscape includes huge deserts where you can easily leave modern civilization behind and enjoy a tranquil vacation. For a taste of untamed Nevada, explore the network of paved and unpaved roads leading to some of the world's most rugged and desolate natural wonders. If trying to make a fortune is high on your itinerary, remember that in the first state to legalize gambling, a slot machine is never too far away. Even gas stations and small motels in the largely deserted rural areas offer some form of gambling to the passing traveler.

Colorado travel guide

4.3
River Rafting & Tubing · Parks · Scenic Drive
The Centennial State
Home to diverse natural ecosystems, Colorado boasts numerous ski resorts, vineyards, canyons, fossil-rich national parks, rugged natural trails, and picturesque scenic drives. Arguably the greatest of Colorado's many natural wonders is Mt. Elbert, the highest peak in the North American Rockies. The state's natural beauty inspired the opening lyrics of the song "America the Beautiful." Aside from its abundant unspoiled wilderness, Colorado also offers many urban attractions, including award-winning restaurants and nationally praised microbreweries. With an extensive system of highways and railroads, the state provides visitors on vacation with a chance to explore this largely untamed part of the country by car or train.