11 days in Western US Itinerary

11 days in Western US Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Western US trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Santa Fe
— 1 night
Drive
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Sedona
— 2 nights
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Drive to Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, Fly to Fresno Yosemite International Airport, Drive to Yosemite National Park
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Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Bus to Reno, Fly to West Yellowstone
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Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
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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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi and then stop by Canyon Road. On the 2nd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Museum of International Folk Art, steep yourself in history at Santa Fe Plaza, then admire the masterpieces at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Loretto Chapel.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Santa Fe driving holiday planner.

Chicago to Santa Fe is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Chicago to Santa Fe, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Chicago in June: highs in Santa Fe hover around 89°F, while lows dip to 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Sedona.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Sedona

— 2 nights

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): explore the striking landscape at Cathedral Rock, explore the striking landscape at Bell Rock, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Amitabha Stupa & Peace Park and then take in breathtaking views at Oak Creek Canyon.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Sedona route builder site.

Getting from Santa Fe to Sedona by car takes about 7 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Sedona when traveling from Santa Fe in June, with lows around 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Yosemite National Park

— 4 nights
Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Sentinel Dome and Olmsted Point. Escape the urban bustle at Glacier Point and Nevada Falls Loop. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Taft Point, get great views at Yosemite, Tunnel View, get interesting insight from YExplore Yosemite Adventures - Day Tours, and take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park tour itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Sedona to Yosemite National Park. Traveling from Sedona to Yosemite National Park, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Sedona in June, plan for little chillier days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 79°F, while nights are much colder with lows around 43°F. You will have some time to spend on the 8th (Wed) before leaving for Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Yellowstone National Park

— 3 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like West Thumb Geyser Basin and North Rim Trail. Escape the urban bustle at Grand Prismatic Spring and Gibbon Falls. There's still lots to do: contemplate the geological forces at Monument Geyser Basin, take in the natural beauty of Upper Geyser Basin, identify plant and animal life at Grand Loop Road, and explore the striking landscape at Aurum Geyser.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park route planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Yosemite National Park to Yellowstone National Park takes 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, train, shuttle, and taxi. Traveling from Yosemite National Park to Yellowstone National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Yosemite National Park in June; daily highs in Yellowstone National Park reach 66°F and lows reach 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife