With so many hot spots in America’s Western states, it can be hard to decide where to hit. So we’ve done all the hard work for you with a 21-day road trip that crosses a host of destinations off your list, keeping time and your budget in mind. Start off on a glamorous note with the glitz of Los Angeles and Las Vegas before venturing to incredible national parks (Joshua Tree, Zion, Grand Canyon). The best of the west awaits.
Day 1 Los Angeles
Arrive at any time.
Day 2 Los Angeles/San Diego
Be on celebrity-watch while passing by a few popular sites on the way out of LA, California’s most glamorous city. Cruise through Orange County and along the incredible Pacific coastline to the truly remarkable city San Diego. Sun, sand, food and fun awaits us in this beautiful beach city. In San Diego, soak up the sun on Mission Beach or try one of the many water sports California is known for.
In the evening, head to the Gaslamp Quarter District for dinner and live music. When the sun sets, watch the area come alive with numerous pubs and nightclubs.
Day 3 San Diego/Lake Havasu City (1B, 1L, 1D)
Travel to Joshua Tree National Park, taking in the scenery of the Mojave and the Colorado deserts, massive rock formations, and thousands of Joshua trees. Take a short hike amongst the boulders and the regions distinctly unique flora. Later, cool off in the crystal-clear waters of the Colorado River at Lake Havasu.
Day 4 Lake Havasu City/Grand Canyon (1B, 1D)
Hit the road to get some kicks on Route 66. Dive into historic Americana and enjoy lunch at a famous joint and see if you can spot all the movie memorabilia. Continue to the Grand Canyon and explore this natural wonder. Enjoy sunset at the canyon rim for a breathtaking experience at the Grand Canyon.
Day 5 Grand Canyon (1B, 1L, 1D)
Enjoy a free day to discover the Grand Canyon. Opt to hike throughout the park, rent a bike, check out a museum or pre-book a bird’s eye view of the canyon by helicopter.
Day 6 Grand Canyon/Monument Valley (1B, 1L)
Drive along the southern rim of the canyon taking in final sights of this grand park. Just outside the park, stop for breakfast at a local Navajo food truck supported by Planeterra. Then drive through the desert to discover one of the most majestic places on earth, Monument Valley. On an optional pre-booked overnight excursion, take a jeep tour led by a Navajo guide through Monument Valley and be inspired by a night under the stars while camping in this magnificent atmosphere.
Day 7 Monument Valley/Las Vegas (1B)
Break a sweat with a quick hike to majestic Horseshoe Bend. Continue the journey through Arizona, Utah and Nevada en route to Las Vegas. Opt to take a VIP party limo experience and explore the Las Vegas Strip in the evening.
Day 8 Las Vegas
Free time in Las Vegas. Explore the strip, try your luck at a casino, or take in a glitzy show.
Day 9 Las Vegas/Zion National Park (1L, 1D)
Travel past towering cliffs and massive canyon walls in Zion National Park. Hike diverse and exciting trails.
Day 10 Bryce Canyon NP/Moab (1B, 1L)
Rise early to explore Bryce Canyon and see its famous hoodoos. Drive along isolated Scenic Byway 12 thru Grand Escalante National Monument and Capitol Reef National Park en route to Moab.
Day 11 Moab (1B, 1D)
Enjoy a free morning in Moab to take full advantage of this adventure capital. Opt to go rafting, mountain biking, or on a Hummer tour through the surrounding natural playground. Regroup in the afternoon to hike through the surreal rock formations of Arches National Park. To cap off this packed day, catch a gorgeous sunset at Dead Horse Point State Park.
Day 12 Moab/Glenwood Springs (1B, 1L)
Travel to Glenwood Springs, Colorado, and opt to go for a hike at nearby Hanging Lake, rent a bike in Glenwood Canyon, or go for a swim in the world’s largest hot springs pool.
Day 13 Glenwood Springs/Flaming Gorge Reservoir (1B, 1L, 1D)
Travel to Wyoming and take in a spectacular sunset at Flaming Gorge Reservoir. Opt to hike along the canyon rim, or explore the reservoir shoreline by kayak. See how this canyon got its name while watching the sun reflect off the red canyon walls at sunset – don’t forget your camera! Get your views while hiking along the rim for multiple lookouts of the gorge.
Day 14 Flaming Gorge Reservoir/Jackson (1B, 1L)
Travel to Jackson Hole and marvel at the town square’s elk antler arches. Opt to pre book a whitewater rafting trip, or take a horseback ride during a free afternoon. Tonight, enjoy a night out with a true wild western atmosphere and visit a cowboy bar to see and partake in a little Western line dancing at the Million Dollar Bar.
Day 15 Jackson/Yellowstone National Park (1B, 1L, 1D)
Spend the day visiting Grand Teton National Park. Take a hike or a swim and enjoy the view of more than 12 peaks that make up this park. On the beautiful drive, keep your eyes peeled for moose, bears, and more. Cross the Continental Divide en route to Yellowstone National Park, where we stop for the night.
Day 16 Yellowstone National Park (1B, 1L, 1D)
Spend the day exploring Yellowstone, the world’s first national park, and be in awe of the colourful geysers, powerful waterfalls, exciting wildlife, and contrasting scenic beauty around every corner. Discover the highlights of the Southern Loop.
Day 17 Yellowstone National Park/Bozeman (1B, 1L)
Spend the day exploring the highlights of the Northern Loop. Continue on to the university town of Bozeman, Montana. Enjoy free time to explore this evening.
Day 18 Bozeman/Glacier National Park (1B, 1L, 1D)
Travel through the stunning Montana scenery to Glacier National Park. With over 20 glaciers and 200 lakes and streams, Glacier National Park is a must see. Choose from 730 miles of hiking trails to really enjoy this majestic park.
Day 19 Glacier National Park (1B, 1L, 1D)
Explore Glacier NP with its many glaciers, lakes and streams. Opt to drive Going-to-the-Sun Road and reach the Continental Divide.
Day 20 Glacier National Park/Coeur d’Alene (1B, 1L)
Continue west to beautiful Coeur D’Alene. Surrounded by over 50 lakes, this town is an outdoor haven. Opt to walk the floating boardwalk, go mountain biking, or take part in watersports on Lake Coeur d’Alene.
Day 21 Coeur d’Alene/Seattle (1B)
Travel through the evergreen state of Washington to Seattle. Trip ends on arrival to Seattle.
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