18 days in Western US Itinerary

18 days in Western US Itinerary

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18 days in Western US Itinerary

Start: Detroit
bus + Fly:  9​h
Page
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
Sedona
— 3 nights
+3
shuttle + Fly + bus + taxi:  11​h 45​min
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h
Fort Bragg
— 1 night
+2
bus + Fly + taxi:  9​h 45​min
Glacier National Park
— 2 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + Drive:  7​h 30​min
Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + bus:  9​h 45​min
End: Detroit

1
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Page

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 19th (Sun): take in breathtaking views at Lower Antelope Canyon.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Page trip itinerary planner.

Detroit to Page is an approximately 9-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or drive. Traveling from Detroit to Page, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Detroit in May, plan for somewhat warmer days in Page, with highs around 79°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Sedona.

Things to do in Page

#Wildlife, #Parks, #Nature

Side Trip

Paria Canyon Wilderness Area
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Lower Antelope Canyon ©
Lower Antelope Canyon

3
nights
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Get in touch with nature at Cathedral Rock and Oak Creek Canyon. There's lots more to do: cruise along Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179), relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, take in the dramatic natural features at Bell Rock, and hike along Devil's Bridge Trail.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Sedona travel website .

Drive from Page to Sedona in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. In May, plan for daily highs up to 78°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Sedona

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors
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Cathedral Rock ©
Cathedral Rock
Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179) ©
Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179)
Oak Creek Canyon ©
Oak Creek Canyon

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Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
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.
Visiting Glacier Point and Yosemite Falls will get you outdoors. Spend the 26th (Sun) exploring nature at Bridalveil Fall. Next up on the itinerary: admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, take some stellar pictures from Tunnel View, and look for all kinds of wild species at Nature Center at Happy Isles.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park trip planner .

You can do a combination of shuttle, flight, bus, and taxi from Sedona to Yosemite National Park in 12 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Sedona to Yosemite National Park is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Sedona in May, plan for a bit cooler days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 65°F, while nights are colder with lows around 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can drive to Fort Bragg.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Bridalveil Fall ©
Bridalveil Fall
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall

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Fort Bragg

Fort Bragg ©
Fort Bragg is a coastal city along State Route 1 in Mendocino County, California. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): stroll through Seaside Beach, then kick back and relax at Pudding Creek Beach, and then stroll through Noyo Headlands Park. On your second day here, explore the activities along Big River and then enjoy the sand and surf at Glass Beach.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Fort Bragg day trip planner .

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to Fort Bragg in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in May, things will get somewhat warmer in Fort Bragg: highs are around 79°F and lows about 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Fort Bragg

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trip

Big River
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Seaside Beach ©
Seaside Beach
Pudding Creek Beach ©
Pudding Creek Beach
Big River ©
Big River

2
nights
Glacier National Park

The glaciers from which Glacier National Park takes its name mostly dissipated eons ago, but they left behind a scoured landscape of high and steep mountain peaks, sparkling lakes, lush alpine meadows, and thick forests.
Explore hidden gems such as Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park and McDonald Creek. Visiting River Rafting & Tubing and Goat Lick Overlook will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: admire all the interesting features of Going-to-the-Sun Road and explore the striking landscape at Jackson Glacier Overlook.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Glacier National Park trip itinerary maker .

Do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi from Fort Bragg to Glacier National Park in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and taxi; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Fort Bragg to Glacier National Park is 1 hour. In May, Glacier National Park is little chillier than Fort Bragg - with highs of 67°F and lows of 38°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trip

River Rafting & Tubing
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River Rafting & Tubing
McDonald Creek ©
McDonald Creek
Goat Lick Overlook ©
Goat Lick Overlook

4
nights
Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Artist Point and Lake Butte Overlook. Escape the urban bustle at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and North Rim Trail. Go for a jaunt from Yellowstone National Park to West Yellowstone to see Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center about 56 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Lamar Valley, take in the dramatic scenery at Lewis Falls, contemplate the waterfront views at Yellowstone Lake, and take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park trip builder site .

You can do a combination of taxi, flight, and car from Glacier National Park to Yellowstone National Park in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and flight. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Glacier National Park in June: high temperatures in Yellowstone National Park hover around 66°F and lows are around 34°F. You will leave for home on the 5th (Wed).

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Artist Point ©
Artist Point
Lamar Valley ©
Lamar Valley

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