11 days in Western US Itinerary

11 days in Western US Itinerary

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11 days in Western US Itinerary

Start: Grand Rapids
Drive:  19​h 30​min
1
Colorado Springs
— Few hours
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Santa Fe
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 30​min
3
Moab
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
4
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Sedona
— 2 nights
Taxi + Fly:  5​h 45​min
6
Monterey
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
San Francisco
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  5​h 45​min
8
Yellowstone National Park
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: Grand Rapids

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Colorado Springs

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.
To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Colorado Springs day trip site .

Grand Rapids to Colorado Springs is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Grand Rapids in June since evenings lows in Colorado Springs dip to 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Wildlife Museums
Highlights from your plan
North Cheyenne Canon Park ©
North Cheyenne Canon Park
Michael Garman Museum & Gallery ©
Michael Garman Museum & Gallery

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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 16th (Sun), relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, examine the collection at Museum of Indian Arts & Culture, and then browse the exhibits of San Miguel Chapel.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Santa Fe road trip website .

Getting from Colorado Springs to Santa Fe by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. June in Santa Fe sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 56°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel to Moab.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Outdoors Tours Adventure
Highlights from your plan
San Miguel Chapel ©
San Miguel Chapel
Museum of Indian Arts & Culture ©
Museum of Indian Arts & Culture
River Rafting & Tubing

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night
Moab

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
On the 17th (Mon), trek 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 see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Moab driving holiday planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Santa Fe to Moab takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. When traveling from Santa Fe in June, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Moab: temperatures range from 95°F by day to 61°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors Trails Parks

Side Trip

Park Avenue Trail
Highlights from your plan
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Slickrock Bike Trail ©
Slickrock Bike Trail

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night
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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): take in breathtaking views at Yavapai Point, take some stellar pictures from Yaki Point, hike 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 where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park online holiday maker .

You can drive from Moab to Grand Canyon National Park in 5.5 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Moab in June; daily highs in Grand Canyon National Park reach 85°F and lows reach 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can drive to Sedona.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Kolb Studio ©
Kolb Studio

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nights
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
On the 19th (Wed), trek along Doe Mountain Trail, explore and take pictures at Jerome State Historic Park, then delve into the distant past at Tuzigoot National Monument, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Amitabha Stupa & Peace Park. On your second day here, explore the striking landscape of Montezuma Well.

To find other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Sedona road trip planner .

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Sedona by car takes about 2.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in June, expect nights in Sedona to be much warmer, around 68°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 94°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Monterey.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Jerome State Historic Park, Montezuma Well, Tuzigoot National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Doe Mountain Trail ©
Doe Mountain Trail
Amitabha Stupa & Peace Park ©
Amitabha Stupa & Peace Park
Tuzigoot National Monument ©
Tuzigoot National Monument

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night
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): appreciate the extensive heritage of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, then admire the majestic 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 see ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Monterey trip planning site .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Sedona to Monterey takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Sedona to Monterey. Traveling from Sedona in June, you will find days in Monterey are cooler (68°F), and nights are a bit cooler (53°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Monterey

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Carmel, Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
Highlights from your plan
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Monterey Peninsula Recreational Trail ©

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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 22nd (Sat): cast your line with a fishing tour, step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Filbert Steps.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the San Francisco trip itinerary builder site .

You can drive from Monterey to San Francisco in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in June, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Outdoors Historic Sites Tours
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Filbert Street Stairs ©
Filbert Street Stairs
Fishing Charters & Tours

1
night
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.
On the 23rd (Sun), hike along Artist Point and then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from San Francisco to Yellowstone National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, shuttle, and car; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from San Francisco to Yellowstone National Park due to the time zone difference. While traveling from San Francisco, expect a bit cooler days and colder nights in Yellowstone National Park, ranging from highs of 66°F to lows of 34°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Artist Point ©
Artist Point
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone

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