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 (1D)
Be on celebrity-watch while passing by a few popular sites on the way out of LA, California’s most glamorous city. In San Diego, visit Coronado Island or soak up the sun on Mission Beach. Opt to check out the Gaslamp Quarter District in the evening.
Day 3 San Diego/Lake Havasu City (1B, 1L, 1D)
Travel to Joshua Tree National Park, taking in the desert scenery and hundreds of Joshua trees, then cool off in the crystal-clear waters of the Colorado River at Lake Havasu.
Day 4 Lake Havasu City/Grand Canyon (1B, 1L, 1D)
Continue to the Grand Canyon and explore this natural wonder. Enjoy sunset at the canyon rim.
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 see the canyon from the sky by helicopter.
Day 6 Grand Canyon/Monument Valley (1B, 1L, 1D)
Drive along the southern rim of the canyon, then opt to discover one of the most majestic places on earth, Monument Valley, on an optional overnight excursion.
Day 7 Monument Valley/Las Vegas (1B)
Journey along famous Route 66, and explore the Las Vegas Strip in the evening. Opt to take a VIP party limo experience.
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, 1D)
Explore Bryce Canyon and see its famous hoodoos. Drive along isolated Scenic Byway 12 to Moab.
Day 11 Moab (1B)
Hike through the surreal rock formations of Arches National Park before free time for optional€tivities. Opt to go rafting, mountain biking or on a Hummer tour. 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.
Day 14 Flaming Gorge Reservoir/Jackson (1B, 1L)
Travel to Jackson Hole, and choose to go whitewater rafting or horseback riding during a free afternoon. Tonight, opt to visit a cowboy bar for Western line dancing and live music.
Day 15 Jackson/Yellowstone National Park (1B, 1L, 1D)
Cross the Continental Divide to Yellowstone National Park, stopping to visit Grand Teton National Park en route. Enjoy the view of more than 12 peaks that make up this beautiful drive.
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 state of Washington to Seattle. Trip ends on arrival to Seattle.
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