12 days in Western US Itinerary

12 days in Western US Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Santa Fe
— 2 nights
2
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
3
Sedona
— 3 nights
4
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum and then contemplate the long history of Santa Fe Plaza. On your second day here, take in the spiritual surroundings of Loretto Chapel, thenpause for some serene contemplation at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of San Miguel Chapel.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Santa Fe trip planner.

Oklahoma City to Santa Fe is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Oklahoma City in June, expect little chillier with lows of °F in Santa Fe. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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San Miguel Chapel ©
San Miguel Chapel
Loretto Chapel ©
Loretto Chapel
Canyon Road ©
Canyon Road

3
nights
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like South Kaibab Trail and East Rim Drive. Step out of the city life by going to Grand Canyon South Rim and Nature & Wildlife Tours. The adventure continues: trek along Bright Angel Trail, explore the stunning scenery at Yavapai Point, get great views at Mather Point, and don't miss a visit to Pipe Creek Vista.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park vacation planning website.

You can drive from Santa Fe to Grand Canyon National Park in 7.5 hours. Traveling from Santa Fe in June, plan for little chillier nights in Grand Canyon National Park, with lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can drive to Sedona.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
East Rim Drive ©
East Rim Drive
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim

3
nights
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Get in touch with nature at Cathedral Rock and Oak Creek Canyon. Family-friendly places like Bell Rock and Slide Rock State Park will thrill your kids. Step out of Sedona to go to Camp Verde and see Montezuma Castle National Monument, which is approximately 42 minutes away. There's still lots to do: cruise along Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179), tour the pleasant surroundings at Devil's Bridge Trail, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and hike along Airport Mesa.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Sedona tour itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Sedona takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in June, you will find days in Sedona are somewhat warmer (°F), and nights are much hotter (°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Montezuma Castle National Monument
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Cathedral Rock ©
Cathedral Rock
Bell Rock ©
Bell Rock
Oak Creek Canyon ©
Oak Creek Canyon

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.
Bring the kids along to Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Old Faithful. Discover out-of-the-way places like Castle Geyser and Blue Star Spring. Next up on the itinerary: take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park online driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Sedona to Yellowstone National Park in 8.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Sedona in June, expect Yellowstone National Park to be cooler, temps between °F and °F. You'll set off for home on the 18th (Thu).

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Nature Parks
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Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Castle Geyser ©
Castle Geyser

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