12 days in Western US Itinerary

12 days in Western US Itinerary

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12 days in Western US Itinerary

Start: Boston
Fly:  9​h
1
Santa Fe
— 1 night
Fly + shuttle:  5​h 30​min
2
Sedona
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Page
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  8​h 45​min
4
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  9​h 45​min
5
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  10​h 15​min
End: Boston

1
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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Miguel Chapel.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Santa Fe visit planner .

Boston to Santa Fe is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Boston to Santa Fe due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Boston in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Santa Fe, with lows of 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Sedona.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
San Miguel Chapel ©
San Miguel Chapel
Canyon Road ©
Canyon Road
Loretto Chapel ©
Loretto Chapel

2
nights
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): take in the dramatic natural features at Bell Rock and then explore the striking landscape at Cathedral Rock. Keep things going the next day: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, take in breathtaking views at Oak Creek Canyon, and then cruise along Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179).

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Sedona trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Santa Fe to Sedona in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and taxi; or drive. Traveling from Santa Fe in August, plan for a bit warmer nights in Sedona, with lows around 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Page.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Nature Scenic Drive
Highlights from your plan
Bell Rock ©
Bell Rock
Cathedral Rock ©
Cathedral Rock
Oak Creek Canyon ©
Oak Creek Canyon

2
nights
Page

Page ©
Originally little more than a simple camp constructed to house workers who built a nearby dam on the Colorado River, Page is now a popular stop for travelers preparing a trip to Arizona's canyon country.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): take in the views from Navajo Bridge and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Glen Canyon National Recreation Area.

To see photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Page online tour planner .

You can drive from Sedona to Page in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. August in Page sees daily highs of 93°F and lows of 69°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Page

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Navajo Bridge
Highlights from your plan
Navajo Bridge ©
Navajo Bridge
Glen Canyon National Recreation Area ©

2
nights
Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Taft Point and Tuolumne Meadows. Get in touch with nature at Panorama Trail and Olmsted Point. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, take some stellar pictures from Tunnel View, and take in the awesome beauty at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area.

To find photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park road trip tool .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Page to Yosemite National Park in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Page in August: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 81°F, while lows dip to 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall
Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful, then hike along Artist Point, and then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Thu): take in the dramatic natural features at Lower Geyser Basin, then take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring, and then take in the natural beauty of Upper Geyser Basin.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Yosemite National Park to Yellowstone National Park takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Yosemite National Park to Yellowstone National Park is 1 hour. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, expect Yellowstone National Park to be slightly colder, temps between 70°F and 38°F. You'll have a few hours on the 30th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Artist Point ©
Artist Point
Upper Geyser Basin ©
Upper Geyser Basin

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