60 days in Western US Itinerary

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Las Vegas
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Tucson
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Phoenix
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Grand Canyon National Park
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Longmont
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Aspen
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Los Angeles
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Santa Barbara
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Santa Maria
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Yosemite National Park
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Healdsburg
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San Francisco
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Monterey
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San Diego
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Portland
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Seattle
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Las Vegas — 3 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.
Take a break from Las Vegas with a short trip to Hoover Dam in Boulder City, about 50 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, examine the collection at The Neon Museum, take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck, and try your luck at Casino At The Venetian.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Las Vegas driving holiday planning app.

New Delhi, India to Las Vegas is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. Traveling from New Delhi to Las Vegas, you'll gain 13.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from New Delhi in December: high temperatures in Las Vegas hover around 16°C and lows are around 4°C. You will have some time to spend on the 8th (Tue) before leaving for Tucson.
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Tucson — 2 nights

Old Pueblo

One of the fastest-growing metropolitan areas in the country, Tucson is a city on a cultural crossroads, with European, Native American, Mexican, and Asian residents blending and sometimes conflicting with one another.
On the 9th (Wed), get a new perspective on nature at Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the stunning scenery at Sabino Canyon, take in the exciting artwork at Madaras Gallery, and then wander the wide-open spaces of White Stallion Ranch.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Tucson online route planner.

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to Tucson takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. When traveling from Las Vegas in December, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Tucson: temperatures range from 21°C by day to 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to drive to Phoenix.
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Phoenix — 2 nights

Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. state of Arizona. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Musical Instrument Museum, stroll around Thunderbird Conservation Park, and then walk around Papago Park. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic natural features at Hole in the Rock.

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Drive from Tucson to Phoenix in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Phoenix can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.
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Grand Canyon National Park — 3 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 13th (Sun), trek along Bright Angel Trail. On your second day here, take some stellar pictures from Mather Point, take some stellar pictures from Grandview Point, and then take some stellar pictures from Lookout Studio.

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Traveling by car from Phoenix to Grand Canyon National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Phoenix in December; daily highs in Grand Canyon National Park reach 8°C and lows reach -11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Longmont.
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Longmont — 1 night

The City of Longmont is a Home Rule Municipality in Boulder and Weld counties of the U.S. state of Colorado. On the 16th (Wed), trek along Lily Lake Trailhead, shop like a local with Pearl Street Mall, and then catch some excitement at Carousel of Happiness. Here are some ideas for day two: indulge in some personalized pampering at Healing Waters Mind and Body Float Studio and then have some family-friendly fun at Margaret W Carpenter Recreation Center.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Longmont travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Longmont takes 11.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in December, and nighttime lows around -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Aspen.
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Aspen — 2 nights

Rocky Mountain High

Known as a ski resort town, Aspen's history goes back to its roots as a silver-mining village tucked away in an isolated valley of the Rocky Mountains.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): get outside with Christy Sports Ski & Snowboard Rentals and then gain insight at Aspen Center for Environmental Studies.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Aspen attractions website.

Drive from Longmont to Aspen in 4.5 hours. Traveling from Longmont in December, things will get little chillier in Aspen: highs are around 1°C and lows about -14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Los Angeles.
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Los Angeles — 9 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park), The Getty Villa (in Malibu) and Six Flags Magic Mountain (in Santa Clarita). Pack the 25th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at The Getty Center, shop like a local with The Grove, get curious at California Science Center, and explore the world behind art at Norton Simon Museum.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Los Angeles travel route builder app.

Traveling by flight from Aspen to Los Angeles takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Aspen to Los Angeles, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Aspen in December, with highs in Los Angeles at 24°C and lows at 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Santa Barbara.
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Santa Barbara — 2 nights

The American Riviera

Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains, Santa Barbara is a solid vacation destination with its wide beaches, renowned wineries, and some of California's finest shopping and dining options.
On the 29th (Tue), make a trip to Moreton Bay Fig Tree, then take a leisurely stroll along Stearns Wharf, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History Sea Center, and finally stop by Chocolate Maya. On your second day here, look for gifts at Bart's Books, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Santa Barbara Zoo, and then explore the world behind art at Santa Barbara Museum of Art.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Santa Barbara online vacation planner.

Drive from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Los Angeles in December, expect little chillier with lows of 5°C in Santa Barbara. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can go by car to Santa Maria.
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Santa Maria — 2 nights

Santa Maria is a city near the Southern California coast in Santa Barbara County. On the 31st (Thu), identify plant and animal life at Monarch Butterfly Grove, relax in the rural setting at Avila Valley Barn, and then do a tasting at Wolff Vineyards.

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You can drive from Santa Barbara to Santa Maria in 1.5 hours. December in Santa Maria sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Fri) to allow time for travel to Yosemite National Park.
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Yosemite National Park — 2 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.
On the 2nd (Sat), admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, then explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, then stop by Yosemite Museum Gallery, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Ansel Adams Gallery. On your second day here, take some stellar pictures from Yosemite, Tunnel View and then don't miss a visit to Yosemite Village.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park trip itinerary builder app.

Drive from Santa Maria to Yosemite National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Santa Maria in January; daily highs in Yosemite National Park reach 7°C and lows reach -12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time for travel to Healdsburg.
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Healdsburg — 2 nights

The quaint city of Healdsburg is one of northern California's wine capitals, serving as the meeting point for three of Sonoma's most important wine-producing regions.
On the 4th (Mon), see the interesting displays at Charles M. Schulz Museum, then do a tasting at Arrowood Vineyard & Winery, and then learn about winemaking at Benziger Family Winery. Here are some ideas for day two: do a tasting at Schramsberg Vineyards, then do a tasting at Kendall-Jackson Wine Estate & Gardens, and then learn about winemaking at Bella Vineyards and Wine Caves.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Healdsburg travel planning app.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to Healdsburg in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in January, plan for a bit warmer days in Healdsburg, with highs around 18°C, while nights are warmer with lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to drive to San Francisco.
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San Francisco — 10 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Change things up with a short trip to University of California, Berkeley in Berkeley (about 34 minutes away). There's still lots to do: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, take in the spiritual surroundings of Grace Cathedral, get curious at California Academy of Sciences, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Ferry Plaza Farmers Market.

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

Traveling by car from Healdsburg to San Francisco takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Healdsburg in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in San Francisco, with lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can drive to Monterey.
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Monterey — 2 nights

Monterey is a city in the U.S. state of California, on the southern edge of Monterey Bay on California's Central Coast. Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Monterey Bay Aquarium, see the interesting displays at Santa Cruz Surfing Museum, and then learn about winemaking at MJA Vineyards. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Sun): take in the views from Bixby Bridge, then stroll around Garland Ranch Regional Park, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at Refuge.

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

Drive from San Francisco to Monterey in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. January in Monterey sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to fly to San Diego.
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San Diego — 6 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.
San Diego is known for zoos & aquariums, museums, and beaches. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo, let the kids burn off some steam at Balboa Park, enjoy the sand and surf at La Jolla Cove, and admire the majestic nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve.

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You can fly from Monterey to San Diego in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in San Diego when traveling from Monterey in January, with lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to fly to Portland.
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Portland — 3 nights

City of Roses

A big city with a small-town feel, Portland is home to the country's biggest rose test garden, perched on a hill overlooking downtown.
Venture out of the city with trips to Newberg (Adelsheim Vineyard & Penner-Ash Wine Cellars). And it doesn't end there: browse the collection at Multnomah County Central Library, admire the striking features of Pittock Mansion, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Oregon Zoo, and explore the engaging exhibits at Portland Children's Museum.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Portland trip builder tool.

Getting from San Diego to Portland by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Diego in January, you will find days in Portland are much colder (9°C), and nights are little chillier (1°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Seattle.
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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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Wed): see Seattle Art Museum, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Seattle Aquarium, then make a trip to Space Needle, and finally admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass. Here are some ideas for day two: get to know the resident critters at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium, then see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, then ponder the design of Seattle Center, and finally stop by Elliott Bay Book Company.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Seattle day trip planning website.

Getting from Portland to Seattle by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Seattle are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Fri) to allow time for the flight to Yellowstone National Park.
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Yellowstone National Park — 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, take in the natural beauty of Upper Geyser Basin, and then take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Sun): gain insight at Yellowstone Institute, take in the natural beauty of West Thumb Geyser Basin, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Lone Star Geyser.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park online travel planner.

You can fly from Seattle to Yellowstone National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. In January, Yellowstone National Park is cooler than Seattle - with highs of -5°C and lows of -20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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