12 days in Western US Itinerary

12 days in Western US Itinerary

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Santa Fe
— 1 night
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Sedona
— 2 nights
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
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Moab
— 2 nights
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Glacier National Park
— 1 night
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Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights

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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.
For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Santa Fe trip itinerary planning website.

Birmingham to Santa Fe is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Birmingham to Santa Fe is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Birmingham in August, things will get slightly colder in Santa Fe: highs are around 84°F and lows about 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can travel to Sedona.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Canyon Road ©
Canyon Road
Santa Fe Plaza ©
Santa Fe Plaza

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Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): explore the striking landscape at Cathedral Rock, then take in the dramatic natural features at Bell Rock, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: cruise along Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179), then take in breathtaking views at Oak Creek Canyon, and then admire the majestic nature at Slide Rock State Park.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Sedona using our trip planner.

Do a combination of flight and shuttle from Santa Fe to Sedona in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Santa Fe in August, Sedona is a bit warmer at night with lows of 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Rock ©
Cathedral Rock
Oak Creek Canyon ©
Oak Creek Canyon
Bell Rock ©
Bell 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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): take some stellar pictures from Mather Point, then trek along South Kaibab Trail, then take in breathtaking views at Yavapai Point, and finally explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim. On the 15th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Rim Trail.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park tour planning app.

Traveling by car from Sedona to Grand Canyon National Park takes 2.5 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Sedona in August: high temperatures in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 80°F and lows are around 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Moab.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails
Highlights from your plan
Mather Point ©
Mather Point
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

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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 16th (Sun): take a memorable tour with Tours and then don't miss a visit to Delicate Arch. Keep things going the next day: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Moab vacation website.

Drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Moab in 5.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August, expect Moab to be somewhat warmer, temps between 92°F and 63°F. On the 17th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Moab

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure

Side Trip

Delicate Arch
Highlights from your plan
Delicate Arch ©
Delicate Arch
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
River Rafting & Tubing

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Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park ©
The glaciers from which Glacier National Park takes its name mostly dissipated eons ago, but they left behind a scoured landscape of high and steep mountain peaks, sparkling lakes, lush alpine meadows, and thick forests.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): admire the verdant scenery at Logan Pass and then cruise along Going-to-the-Sun Road.

Plan trip to Glacier National Park with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Moab to Glacier National Park in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Moab in August, expect Glacier National Park to be a bit cooler, temps between 83°F and 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Logan Pass ©
Logan Pass
Going-to-the-Sun Road ©
Going-to-the-Sun Road

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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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Cistern Spring, take in the natural beauty of Norris Geyser Basin, then admire the sheer force of Gibbon Falls, then look for all kinds of wild species at Beryl Spring, and finally contemplate the geological forces at Monument Geyser Basin. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Thu): take in the dramatic scenery at Kepler Cascades, explore the activities along Firehole River, identify plant and animal life at Lehardy's Rapids, take a peaceful walk through Petrified Tree, then take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, and finally take in the natural beauty of Upper Geyser Basin.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park trip planner.

Getting from Glacier National Park to Yellowstone National Park by car takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of car, bus, and taxi. Traveling from Glacier National Park in August, expect Yellowstone National Park to be a bit cooler, temps between 70°F and 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Norris Geyser Basin ©
Norris Geyser Basin
Upper Geyser Basin ©
Upper Geyser Basin
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful

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