10 days in Western US Itinerary

10 days in Western US Itinerary

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10 days in Western US Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia
Fly:  7​h 30​min
1
San Francisco
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
2
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Flagstaff
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
4
Moab
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  5​h 30​min
5
Santa Fe
— 1 night
Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: Philadelphia

1
night
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grace Cathedral and then snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge. Here are some ideas for day two: get to know the fascinating history of Filbert Steps, then take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, then contemplate the long history of Alcatraz Island, and finally don't miss a visit to Ferry Building Marketplace.

Before you visit San Francisco, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Philadelphia to San Francisco is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Philadelphia to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Philadelphia in March: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 65°F and lows are around 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

2
nights
Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, then admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, and finally take an in-depth tour of Titanic. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Stratosphere Tower, then explore the striking landscape at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, then enjoy breathtaking views from High Roller, and finally try to win big at Wynn Las Vegas.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas road trip planning app .

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Las Vegas takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco in March, you will find days in Las Vegas are a bit warmer (74°F), and nights are about the same (52°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can drive to Flagstaff.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Neighborhoods Parks Shopping
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
Titanic ©
Titanic

2
nights
Flagstaff

Flagstaff ©
Sitting at an elevation of 2,135 m (7,000 ft) and just a short trip from the Grand Canyon and other natural wonders, the city of Flagstaff attracts outdoor enthusiasts from around the world.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): take in the dramatic natural features at Cathedral Rock and then take in the dramatic natural features at Bell Rock. Keep things going the next day: take in breathtaking views at Walnut Canyon National Monument, then explore and take pictures at Oak Creek Canyon, and then admire nature's extreme beauty at Painted Desert.

To see maps and more tourist information, you can read our Flagstaff online trip maker .

You can drive from Las Vegas to Flagstaff in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Flagstaff. When traveling from Las Vegas in March, plan for little chillier days and much colder nights in Flagstaff: temperatures range from 56°F by day to 25°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Moab.

Things to do in Flagstaff

Nature Parks Trails

Side Trips

Sedona, Painted Desert
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Rock ©
Cathedral Rock
Walnut Canyon National Monument ©
Walnut Canyon National Monument
Oak Creek Canyon ©
Oak Creek Canyon

1
night
Moab

Moab ©
The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): take in breathtaking views at Canyonlands National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then immerse yourself in nature at Dead Horse Point State Park.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Moab planner .

Traveling by car from Flagstaff to Moab takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and car; or do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Flagstaff in March, things will get a bit warmer in Moab: highs are around 62°F and lows about 32°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Moab

Nature Parks Tours
Highlights from your plan
Canyonlands National Park ©
Canyonlands National Park
Dead Horse Point State Park ©
Dead Horse Point State Park
River Rafting & Tubing

1
night
Santa Fe

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.
On the 14th (Sat), admire the masterpieces at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, make a trip to Santa Fe Plaza, then see the interesting displays at Museum of International Folk Art, then get to know the fascinating history of Canyon Road, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Santa Fe holiday builder website .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Moab to Santa Fe in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In March, daytime highs in Santa Fe are 61°F, while nighttime lows are 30°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Canyon Road ©
Canyon Road
Loretto Chapel ©
Loretto Chapel

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