11 days in Western US Itinerary

11 days in Western US Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Western US tour planner

Make it your trip
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Colorado Springs
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Santa Fe
— 1 night
Drive
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Moab
— 1 night
Drive
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Sedona
— 2 nights
Fly
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Monterey
— 1 night
Drive
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San Francisco
— 1 night
Fly
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Yellowstone National Park
— 1 night
Fly

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Colorado Springs

Stunning Garden of the Gods Park scenery, blue skies and the glory of Pikes Peak-America’s Mountain have attracted visitors to Colorado Springs for more than a century.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): explore the world behind art at Michael Garman Museum & Gallery and then look for all kinds of wild species at North Cheyenne Canon Park.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Colorado Springs online visit planner.

Grand Rapids to Colorado Springs is an approximately 19.5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Grand Rapids in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Colorado Springs, with lows of 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Wildlife · Museums

Santa Fe

— 1 night

City Different

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 16th (Sun), take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then examine the collection at Museum of Indian Arts & Culture, and then explore the galleries of San Miguel Chapel.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Santa Fe driving holiday planning site.

Traveling by car from Colorado Springs to Santa Fe takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in June, and nighttime lows around 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Moab.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Museums

Moab

— 1 night

Red Desert

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): hike along Park Avenue Trail, then grab your bike and head to Slickrock Bike Trail, and then scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Moab trip builder app.

Getting from Santa Fe to Moab by car takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Santa Fe in June: highs in Moab hover around 95°F, while lows dip to 61°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Tours

Side Trip

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 18th (Tue): take in breathtaking views at Yavapai Point, take some stellar pictures from Yaki Point, trek along South Kaibab Trail, then see the interesting displays at Kolb Studio, and finally explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park holiday maker app.

You can drive from Moab to Grand Canyon National Park in 5.5 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Moab in June, with highs in Grand Canyon National Park at 85°F and lows at 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to Sedona.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Sedona

— 2 nights

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): trek along Doe Mountain Trail, then immerse yourself in nature at Jerome State Historic Park, then explore the ancient world of Tuzigoot National Monument, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Amitabha Stupa & Peace Park. On your second day here, explore the striking landscape of Montezuma Well.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Sedona trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Sedona by car takes about 2.5 hours. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in June, plan for a bit warmer days in Sedona, with highs around 94°F, while nights are much warmer with lows around 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel to Monterey.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Trails

Side Trips

Monterey

— 1 night
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): get to know the fascinating history of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, then immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Carmel Mission, and finally explore the landscape on two wheels at Monterey Peninsula Recreational Trail.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Monterey online driving holiday planner.

Getting from Sedona to Monterey by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Sedona to Monterey. When traveling from Sedona in June, plan for cooler days in Monterey, with highs around 68°F, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Monterey

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

San Francisco

— 1 night

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): cast your line with a fishing tour, stroll through Alcatraz Island, and then get to know the fascinating history of Filbert Street Stairs.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco day trip site.

Drive from Monterey to San Francisco in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In June in San Francisco, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 55°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Yellowstone National Park

— 1 night

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.
On the 23rd (Sun), explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park travel planner.

Fly from San Francisco to Yellowstone National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of subway, train, bus, and car. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from San Francisco in June, you will find days in Yellowstone National Park are slightly colder (66°F), and nights are much colder (34°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature
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