12 days in Western US Itinerary

12 days in Western US Itinerary

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Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
2
Sedona
— 2 nights
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
4
Moab
— 2 nights
5
Zion National Park
— 3 nights

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): hike along Osprey Falls Trail, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Lake Butte Overlook, explore the striking landscape at Sheepeater Cliffs, then take in the dramatic natural features at Golden Gate Canyon, then contemplate the geological forces at Monument Geyser Basin, and finally take in the natural beauty of Beryl Spring. On your second day here, witness a stunning natural landmark at Upper Geyser Basin, then take in the natural beauty of Midway Geyser Basin, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring, and finally get outside with Morning Glory Pool.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park online holiday planner.

Philadelphia to Yellowstone National Park is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, shuttle, and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Philadelphia to Yellowstone National Park. Traveling from Philadelphia in September, expect Yellowstone National Park to be much colder, temps between 60°F and 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel to Sedona.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Monument Geyser Basin ©
Monument Geyser Basin
Upper Geyser Basin ©
Upper Geyser Basin
Midway Geyser Basin ©
Midway Geyser Basin

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Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Amitabha Stupa & Peace Park, take a memorable drive along Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179), then explore the striking landscape at Bell Rock, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Cathedral Rock. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: immerse yourself in nature at Red Rock State Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Devil's Bridge Trail, hike along Airport Mesa, then admire all the interesting features of Oak Creek Canyon, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Sedona visit website.

You can fly from Yellowstone National Park to Sedona in 8.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in September, expect Sedona to be warmer, temps between 85°F and 63°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Red Rock State Park ©
Red Rock State Park
Amitabha Stupa & Peace Park ©
Amitabha Stupa & Peace Park
Cathedral Rock ©
Cathedral Rock

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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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): hike along South Kaibab Trail, then take a memorable drive along Point Imperial Drive, then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, and finally explore the stunning scenery at Yavapai Point.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Sedona to Grand Canyon National Park takes 2.5 hours. When traveling from Sedona in September, plan for slightly colder days in Grand Canyon National Park, with highs around 75°F, while nights are colder with lows around 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can drive to Moab.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Scenic Drive
Highlights from your plan
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Yavapai Point ©
Yavapai Point

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Moab

Moab ©
The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): immerse yourself in nature at Dead Horse Point State Park, don't miss a visit to Delicate Arch, and then get interesting insight from Tours.

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Drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Moab in 5.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September, expect Moab to be a bit warmer, temps between 84°F and 55°F. You will have some time to spend on the 26th (Sat) before leaving for Zion National Park.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors · Tours · Nature

Side Trip

Delicate Arch
Highlights from your plan
Delicate Arch ©
Delicate Arch
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Dead Horse Point State Park ©
Dead Horse Point State Park

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Zion National Park

Zion National Park ©
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
Step off the beaten path and head to Riverside Walk and Hidden Canyon. Take a break from the city and head to Temple of Sinawava Trail and Zion-Mt. Carmel Tunnel. There's much more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Checkerboard Mesa, get outside with The Subway, trek along Watchman Trail, and explore the landscape on two wheels at Pa'rus Trail.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Zion National Park travel route planner.

Drive from Moab to Zion National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, and taxi; or fly. Traveling from Moab in September, Zion National Park is slightly colder at night with lows of 48°F. On the 29th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails
Highlights from your plan
Hidden Canyon ©
Hidden Canyon
Watchman Trail ©
Watchman Trail
Temple of Sinawava Trail ©
Temple of Sinawava Trail

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