11 days in Western US Itinerary

11 days in Western US Itinerary

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11 days in Western US Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly + Drive:  23​h
1
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h 15​min
2
Santa Fe
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
3
Mammoth Lakes
— 4 nights
Fly:  23​h 45​min
End: New Delhi

3
nights
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Grand Prismatic Spring and Lower Geyser Basin. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Artists’ Paintpots and Castle Geyser. Take a break from Yellowstone National Park with a short trip to Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center in West Yellowstone, about 1h 20 min away. There's lots more to do: hike along Artist Point, cruise along Virginia Cascade Drive, take in the natural beauty of Upper Geyser Basin, and identify plant and animal life at Lehardy's Rapids.

To see where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park route planning tool .

New Delhi, India to Yellowstone National Park is an approximately 23-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 12 hours traveling from New Delhi to Yellowstone National Park. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from New Delhi in November, with highs in Yellowstone National Park at 0°C and lows at -13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center
Highlights from your plan
Artist Point ©
Artist Point
Gibbon Falls ©
Gibbon Falls
Artists’ Paintpots ©
Artists’ Paintpots

2
nights
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 5th (Tue), take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Loretto Chapel, then explore the world behind art at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, then see the interesting displays at New Mexico History Museum, and finally make a trip to Santa Fe Plaza. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Canyon Road, then see the interesting displays at Museum of International Folk Art, and then explore the striking landscape at Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Santa Fe day trip planner.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to Santa Fe takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in November, you will find days in Santa Fe are much hotter (14°C), and nights are a bit warmer (-1°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can travel to Mammoth Lakes.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Loretto Chapel ©
Loretto Chapel
Canyon Road ©
Canyon Road

4
nights
Mammoth Lakes

Mammoth Lakes ©
Mammoth Lakes is a town in Mono County, California, the county's only incorporated community. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Sentinel Dome and Taft Point. Escape the urban bustle at Glacier Point and Vernal Fall. The adventure continues: trek along Tuolumne Meadows, get great views at Yosemite, Tunnel View, stroll through Lembert Dome, and take in the dramatic natural features at El Capitan.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Mammoth Lakes day trip website .

Traveling by flight from Santa Fe to Mammoth Lakes takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Santa Fe to Mammoth Lakes is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Mammoth Lakes when traveling from Santa Fe in November, with lows around -8°C. On the 10th (Sun), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Mammoth Lakes

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

Yosemite National Park
Highlights from your plan
El Capitan ©
El Capitan
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome
Taft Point ©
Taft Point

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