12 days in Western US Itinerary

12 days in Western US Itinerary

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12 days in Western US Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly + Drive:  9​h
1
Sedona
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Page
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
4
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Newark

3
nights
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
On the 31st (Tue), explore the stunning scenery at Oak Creek Canyon. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape at Bell Rock and then take in the dramatic natural features at Cathedral Rock.

To see maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Sedona route maker app .

Newark to Sedona is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Newark to Sedona. In July in Sedona, expect temperatures between 92°F during the day and 69°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Nature Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Flagstaff
Highlights from your plan
Oak Creek Canyon ©
Oak Creek Canyon
Wupatki National Monument ©
Wupatki National Monument
Cathedral Rock ©
Cathedral Rock

3
nights
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to South Kaibab Trail and Mather Point. Escape the urban bustle at Rim Trail and Tonto Trail. There's lots more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, take some stellar pictures from Moran Point, and cruise along East Rim Drive.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary maker tool .

Drive from Sedona to Grand Canyon National Park in 2.5 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Sedona in August; daily highs in Grand Canyon National Park reach 80°F and lows reach 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to drive to Page.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

3
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 7th (Tue): take in the dramatic natural features at Rainbow Bridge National Monument, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and then take in breathtaking views at Lower Antelope Canyon. On the 8th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Glen Canyon National Recreation Area.

To see ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Page route planning website .

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Page in 2.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August; daily highs in Page reach 93°F and lows reach 70°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Page

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
Rainbow Bridge National Monument ©
Rainbow Bridge National Monument
Glen Canyon National Recreation Area ©
Lower Antelope Canyon ©
Lower Antelope Canyon

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 9th (Thu), step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island. Here are some ideas for day two: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, delve into the lush surroundings at Muir Woods National Monument, and then enjoy the sand and surf at China Beach.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and subway from Page to San Francisco takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and subway; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Page to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Page in August, expect nights in San Francisco to be little chillier, around 59°F, while days are colder, around 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Muir Woods National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge

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