16 days in Western US Itinerary

16 days in Western US Itinerary

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16 days in Western US Itinerary

Duluth
Fly + shuttle:  8​h
Santa Fe
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Taos
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
Durango
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  2​h 15​min
Page
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
Sedona
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  6​h 45​min
Cody
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  11​h 15​min
Duluth

2
days
Santa Fe

Santa Fe continuously ranks among the world's top holiday destinations, attracting visitors with its unusual combination of scenic beauty, rich history, cultural diversity, and high concentration of performing arts venues, fine restaurants, and interesting attractions.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Loretto Chapel. On the 17th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the stunning scenery at Bandelier National Monument, explore the world behind art at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, then get to know the fascinating history of Canyon Road, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Santa Fe travel itinerary planner.

Duluth to Santa Fe is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Duluth in September, expect nights in Santa Fe to be about the same, around 50°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 79°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Taos.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Sightseeing Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Bandelier National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Loretto Chapel
Palace of the Governors
Nedra Matteucci Galleries

1
day
Taos

Many residents have shunned fast-paced city living for Taos's laid-back vibe and blend of Spanish, Native American, and Anglo cultures.
On the 19th (Tue), admire the masterpieces at Taos Art Museum, delve into the distant past at Taos Pueblo, then see the interesting displays at Millicent Rogers Museum, then take in the views from Rio Grande Gorge Bridge, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Francisco de Assisi Mission Church.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Taos custom trip planner.

You can drive from Santa Fe to Taos in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Santa Fe in September, plan for a bit cooler nights in Taos, with lows around 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can drive to Durango.

Things to do in Taos

Sightseeing Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Taos Pueblo
Millicent Rogers Museum

2
days
Durango

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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): take in the exciting artwork at Toh-Atin Gallery and then explore the galleries of Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad & Museum. Keep things going the next day: delve into the distant past at Spruce Tree House, steep yourself in history at Balcony House, and then steep yourself in history at Cliff Palace.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Durango trip builder.

You can drive from Taos to Durango in 5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of shuttle and bus. In September in Durango, expect temperatures between 76°F during the day and 44°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Page.

Things to do in Durango

Tours Adventure Outdoors

Side Trip

Mesa Verde National Park
Highlights from your plan
Balcony House
Spruce Tree House

1
day
Page

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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): explore the fascinating underground world of Water Holes Canyon, then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and then explore the stunning scenery at Lower Antelope Canyon.

For more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Page travel planner.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Durango to Page takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Durango in September; daily highs in Page reach 87°F and lows reach 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Sedona.

Things to do in Page

Nature Parks Tours
Highlights from your plan
Lower Antelope Canyon
Water Holes Canyon
Nature & Wildlife Tours

2
days
Sedona

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): explore the striking landscape at Cathedral Rock. On the 25th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hike along Airport Mesa, explore the stunning scenery at Oak Creek Canyon, and then explore the striking landscape at Bell Rock.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Sedona custom trip planner.

Traveling by car from Page to Sedona takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 63°F. On the 26th (Tue), you'll travel to Cody.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Rock
Oak Creek Canyon
Airport Mesa

2
days
Cody

A genuine cowboy city, Cody is famous for its nightly rodeos and its proximity to the protected wilderness areas of the world's first national park, now designated as one of the country's World Heritage Sites.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Old Trail Town, take an in-depth tour of Buffalo Bill Center of the West, examine the collection at Cody Firearms Museum, then get a new perspective on nature at Draper Natural History Museum, and finally get engrossed in the history at Museum of the Plains Indian. On your second day here, examine the collection at Cody Dug Up Gun Museum, then take a peaceful walk through Shoshone National Forest, and then take an in-depth tour of Heart Mountain Interpretive Center.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Cody trip generator.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Sedona to Cody in 7 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Sedona in September; daily highs in Cody reach 71°F and lows reach 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Cody

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trip

Heart Mountain Interpretive Center
Highlights from your plan
Buffalo Bill Center of the West
Old Trail Town

2
days
Yellowstone National Park

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): witness a stunning natural landmark at Upper Geyser Basin, take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, then take in the natural beauty of Midway Geyser Basin, and finally take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring. On the 30th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the natural beauty of Mammoth Hot Springs and then explore the activities along Yellowstone Lake.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Cody to Yellowstone National Park takes 2.5 hours. In September, Yellowstone National Park is little chillier than Cody - with highs of 62°F and lows of 33°F. On the 1st (Sun), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Old Faithful
Midway Geyser Basin
Upper Geyser Basin

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