10 days in Western US Itinerary

10 days in Western US Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Western US journey planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Moab
— 1 night
Fly to Flagstaff, Bus to Grand Canyon National Park
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Sedona
— 2 nights
Bus to Phoenix, Fly to Jackson Hole
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Jackson Hole
— 1 night
Drive
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Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
Fly
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Glacier National Park
— 2 nights
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Moab

— 1 night

Red Desert

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, and then immerse yourself in nature at Dead Horse Point State Park.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Moab road trip website.

Washington DC to Moab is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and car. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Washington DC in August since evenings lows in Moab dip to 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Nature

Grand Canyon National Park

— 1 night
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, then trek along Rim Trail, and then trek along South Kaibab Trail.

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

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Moab to Grand Canyon National Park in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Moab in August, expect Grand Canyon National Park to be a bit cooler, temps between 80°F and 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Sedona.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Sedona

— 2 nights

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then admire all the interesting features of Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179), then take in the dramatic natural features at Bell Rock, and finally explore the striking landscape at Cathedral Rock. Keep things going the next day: hike along Devil's Bridge Trail, take in breathtaking views at Oak Creek Canyon, and then immerse yourself in nature at Slide Rock State Park.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Sedona trip maker tool.

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Sedona by car takes about 2.5 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August, with highs in Sedona at 89°F and lows at 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Jackson Hole.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Jackson Hole

— 1 night
The Jackson Hole valley is approximately 97 km (60 mi) long and 24 km (15 mi) wide, encompassing the town of Jackson, Teton Village, and the northern section of Grand Teton National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Laurance Rockefeller Preserve, relax and float downstream with Barker-Ewing Whitewater, then make a trip to Town Square, and finally get a dose of the wild on Ana's Grand Excursions.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Jackson Hole road trip planner.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Sedona to Jackson Hole in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Sedona in August, plan for slightly colder days and cooler nights in Jackson Hole: temperatures range from 78°F by day to 43°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Jackson Hole

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Adventure

Yellowstone National Park

— 2 nights

World's Largest Collection of Geysers

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): hike along Osprey Falls Trail, take in the dramatic natural features at Sheepeater Cliffs, tour the pleasant surroundings at Observation Point Trail, then take in the dramatic natural features at Golden Gate Canyon, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Butte Overlook, and finally stroll through Monument Geyser Basin. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the natural beauty of West Thumb Geyser Basin, identify plant and animal life at Grand Loop Road, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Terrace Spring.

For ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park online vacation planner.

You can drive from Jackson Hole to Yellowstone National Park in 2.5 hours. In August, Yellowstone National Park is slightly colder than Jackson Hole - with highs of 70°F and lows of 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Glacier National Park

— 2 nights

Crown of the Continent

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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): explore the striking landscape at Grinnell Glacier, then admire the verdant scenery at Logan Pass, and then take a memorable drive along Going-to-the-Sun Road.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Glacier National Park tour planning app.

You can fly from Yellowstone National Park to Glacier National Park in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August, expect Glacier National Park to be somewhat warmer, temps between 83°F and 48°F. You will have some time to spend on the 10th (Mon) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Outdoors · Nature · Parks · Trails