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:  10​h 30​min
1
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Fly + Shuttle:  10​h 30​min
2
Sedona
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
4
Moab
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h 30​min
End: Newark

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.
Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Swinging Bridge Picnic Area Yosemite National Park CA, stroll through North Dome, and then explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Yosemite National Park trip itinerary planning tool .

Newark to Yosemite National Park is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Newark to Yosemite National Park, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Newark in April, expect slightly colder with lows of 28°F in Yosemite National Park. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Sedona.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall
North Dome ©
North Dome

2
nights
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Step off the beaten path and head to Painted Desert and Airport Mesa. Take a break from the city and head to Cathedral Rock and Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179). When in Sedona, make a side trip to see Bearizona Wildlife Park in Williams, approximately 1h 05 min away. The adventure continues: stroll through Devil's Bridge Trail and explore the striking landscape at Bell Rock.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Sedona trip itinerary planning app .

Do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle from Yosemite National Park to Sedona in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Yosemite National Park to Sedona. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in April, expect Sedona to be a bit warmer, temps between 72°F and 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Painted Desert, Bearizona Wildlife Park
Highlights from your plan
Painted Desert ©
Painted Desert
Cathedral Rock ©
Cathedral Rock
Devil's Bridge Trail ©
Devil's Bridge Trail

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.
Get outdoors at Rim Trail and South Kaibab Trail. On the 9th (Thu), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's more to do: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim and get great views at Mather Point.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park trip planning app .

Getting from Sedona to Grand Canyon National Park by car takes about 2.5 hours. When traveling from Sedona in April, plan for slightly colder days in Grand Canyon National Park, with highs around 62°F, while nights are much colder with lows around 26°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to drive to Moab.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim

2
nights
Moab

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then immerse yourself in nature at Dead Horse Point State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Moab trip itinerary maker website .

Drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Moab in 5.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Moab, with lows of 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors Tours Parks
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Lions Park ©
Lions Park
Dead Horse Point State Park ©
Dead Horse Point State Park

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