11 days in Western US Itinerary

11 days in Western US Itinerary

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11 days in Western US Itinerary

Start: Boston
Fly + taxi:  9​h 30​min
1
Sedona
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 15​min
3
Lake Powell
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
4
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6​h 45​min
5
Yellowstone National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Jackson Hole
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: Boston

2
nights
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Broken Arrow Trail as well as Pink Jeep Tours Sedona. On the 19th (Fri), explore the striking landscape at Cathedral Rock, then trek along Broken Arrow Trail, and then see Pink Jeep Tours Sedona. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look and learn at Lowell Observatory, then immerse yourself in nature at Slide Rock State Park, and then explore and take pictures at Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179).

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Sedona route planning tool .

Boston to Sedona is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also fly; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Boston to Sedona due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Boston in June: high temperatures in Sedona hover around 94°F and lows are around 68°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Lowell Observatory
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Rock ©
Cathedral Rock
Lowell Observatory ©
Lowell Observatory
Slide Rock State Park ©
Slide Rock State Park

1
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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Bright Angel Trail and then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim. Here are some ideas for day two: go for a walk through Pipe Creek Vista and then get curious at Yavapai Geology Museum.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park day trip site .

You can drive from Sedona to Grand Canyon National Park in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Sedona in June, expect nights in Grand Canyon National Park to be colder, around 42°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 85°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Lake Powell.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Yavapai Geology Museum ©
Yavapai Geology Museum
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail

1
night
Lake Powell

Lake Powell
Lake Powell serves as the playground for the town of Page, drawing nearly three million visitors annually.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): take in breathtaking views at Ticaboo Canyon and then trek along Rainbow Bridge Trail.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Lake Powell day trip planning tool .

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Lake Powell by car takes about 6.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in June: highs in Lake Powell hover around 96°F, while lows dip to 69°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Lake Powell

Parks Outdoors Trails

1
night
Bryce Canyon National Park

Bryce Canyon National Park ©
You can find hoodoos--rock pillars formed by erosion--all around the world, but those of Bryce Canyon National Park remain the standard bearers thanks to their bright red color, tall stature, and arrangement in large amphitheaters.
On the 24th (Wed), get great views at Paria View, then take some stellar pictures from Inspiration Point, and then trek along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Bryce Canyon National Park trip itinerary builder tool .

You can drive from Lake Powell to Bryce Canyon National Park in 6 hours. When traveling from Lake Powell in June, plan for slightly colder days in Bryce Canyon National Park, with highs around 79°F, while nights are colder with lows around 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Outdoors Trails Parks
Highlights from your plan
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop ©
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop
Inspiration Point ©
Inspiration Point
Paria View ©
Paria View

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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): take in the natural beauty of Castle Geyser, then take in the natural beauty of Grand Geyser, and then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone.

To see maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park road trip site .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Bryce Canyon National Park to Yellowstone National Park takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, and flight; or drive. Traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in June, expect Yellowstone National Park to be a bit cooler, temps between 66°F and 34°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Jackson Hole.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Grand Geyser ©
Grand Geyser
Castle Geyser ©
Castle Geyser

3
nights
Jackson Hole

Jackson Hole ©
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.
On the 26th (Fri), take a memorable drive along 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive and then identify plant and animal life at Grand Teton. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Town Square and then look and learn at Wyoming Stargazing.

For more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Jackson Hole online attractions planner .

You can drive from Yellowstone National Park to Jackson Hole in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in June, you will find days in Jackson Hole are a bit warmer (72°F), and nights are about the same (39°F). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Jackson Hole

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Grand Teton National Park
Highlights from your plan
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
Wyoming Stargazing ©
Wyoming Stargazing
Cascade Canyon Trail ©
Cascade Canyon Trail

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