26 days in Western US Itinerary

26 days in Western US Itinerary

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26 days in Western US Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly + shuttle:  22​h 30​min
1
Sedona
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Page
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Zion National Park
— 3 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + taxi:  6​h
5
Yellowstone National Park
— 5 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + taxi:  7​h 30​min
6
Glacier National Park
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  25​h
End: Sydney

4
nights
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Get out of town with these interesting Sedona side-trips: Flagstaff (Walnut Canyon National Monument & Xcape Flagstaff). There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Cathedral Rock, admire the majestic nature at Slide Rock State Park, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and trek along Devil's Bridge Trail.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Sedona itinerary planner .

Sydney, Australia to Sedona is an approximately 22.5-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus; or do a combination of train, flight, taxi, and bus. You'll gain 17 hours traveling from Sydney to Sedona due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Sydney in August, plan for warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Sedona: temperatures range from 38°C by day to 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Sedona

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Flagstaff
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Cathedral Rock ©
Cathedral Rock
Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179) ©
Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179)
Bell Rock ©
Bell Rock

3
nights
Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park ©
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 6th (Tue), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's lots more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, don't miss a visit to Moran Point, tour the pleasant surroundings at Rim Trail, and cruise along East Rim Drive.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park trip builder site .

Traveling by car from Sedona to Grand Canyon National Park takes 2.5 hours. In August, Grand Canyon National Park is slightly colder than Sedona - with highs of 31°C and lows of 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Page.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Trails
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Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

5
nights
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.
Attractions like Glen Canyon National Recreation Area and Best Friends Animal Sanctuary make great kid-friendly stops. Change things up with a short trip to Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park in Monument Valley (about 2 hours away). And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at Rainbow Bridge National Monument, take a memorable tour with Tours, get great views at Horseshoe Bend, and take in breathtaking views at Lower Antelope Canyon.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Page trip planner .

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Page in 2.5 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August: high temperatures in Page hover around 39°C and lows are around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Page

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, Best Friends Animal Sanctuary
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Rainbow Bridge National Monument ©
Rainbow Bridge National Monument
Glen Canyon National Recreation Area ©
Lower Antelope Canyon ©
Lower Antelope Canyon

3
nights
Zion National Park

Zion National Park ©
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
Step off the beaten path and head to Weeping Rock Trail and Zion's Main Canyon. Spend the 13th (Tue) exploring nature at The Narrows. Next up on the itinerary: hike along Angel's Landing, cruise along Zion Shuttle, and admire all the interesting features of Zion Canyon Scenic Drive.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Zion National Park fast, fun, and easy.

You can drive from Page to Zion National Park in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Page in August, things will get little chillier in Zion National Park: highs are around 36°C and lows about 12°C. On the 16th (Fri), you'll travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Trails
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The Narrows ©
The Narrows
Angel's Landing ©
Angel's Landing

5
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 visit kid-friendly attractions like River Rafting & Tubing and Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center. Step out of Yellowstone National Park with an excursion to Horseback Riding Tours in Gardiner--about 1h 15 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, contemplate the waterfront views at Yellowstone Lake, take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, and don't miss a visit to Artist Point.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park day trip planning website .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Zion National Park to Yellowstone National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and car; or drive. Traveling from Zion National Park in August, expect Yellowstone National Park to be slightly colder, temps between 25°C and 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Gardiner, Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center
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Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Artist Point ©
Artist Point
Upper Geyser Basin ©
Upper Geyser Basin

3
nights
Glacier National Park

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park and Avalanche Lake. Step out of Glacier National Park to go to West Glacier and see River Rafting & Tubing, which is approximately 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: take a memorable drive along Going-to-the-Sun Road and admire the verdant scenery at Logan Pass.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Glacier National Park trip planner .

You can do a combination of car, flight, and taxi from Yellowstone National Park to Glacier National Park in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and flight. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August, things will get somewhat warmer in Glacier National Park: highs are around 34°C and lows about 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trip

River Rafting & Tubing
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Avalanche Lake ©
Avalanche Lake
Logan Pass ©
Logan Pass
River Rafting & Tubing

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