13 days in Western US Itinerary

13 days in Western US Itinerary

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13 days in Western US Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly + shuttle:  9​h
1
Santa Fe
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  5​h 30​min
2
Moab
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  5​h
3
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  7​h 45​min
4
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  9​h 45​min
5
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + bus:  9​h
End: New York City

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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, get to know the fascinating history of Canyon Road, then examine the collection at Museum of International Folk Art, then admire the masterpieces at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of Santa Fe Plaza. On the 19th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Loretto Chapel, then examine the collection at Palace of the Governors, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Santa Fe trip planner .

New York City to Santa Fe is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from New York City to Santa Fe, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Santa Fe, with lows of 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel to Moab.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Canyon Road ©
Canyon Road
Santa Fe Plaza ©
Santa Fe Plaza

1
night
Moab

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour and then get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Moab trip maker site .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Santa Fe to Moab takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Santa Fe in August: high temperatures in Moab hover around 92°F and lows are around 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Moab

Adventure Tours Outdoors
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River Rafting & Tubing

2
nights
Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, examine the collection at Shelby American Inc, and then admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Wayne Newton's Casa de Shenandoah and then take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Las Vegas trip maker app .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Moab to Las Vegas in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Moab to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Moab in August, expect Las Vegas to be somewhat warmer, temps between 101°F and 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Adventure Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Wayne Newton's Casa de Shenandoah ©
Wayne Newton's Casa de Shenandoah
Shelby American Inc ©
Shelby American Inc

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Sentinel Dome and Vernal Fall. Visiting Tuolumne Meadows and Panorama Trail will get you outdoors. There's much more to do: take some stellar pictures from Yosemite, Tunnel View, make a trip to Yosemite Village, take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls, and take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park journey planning website .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Las Vegas to Yosemite National Park in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, Yosemite National Park is cooler than Las Vegas - with highs of 81°F and lows of 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Trails
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Yosemite, Tunnel View ©
Yosemite, Tunnel View
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome
Yosemite Falls ©
Yosemite Falls

3
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to West Thumb Geyser Basin and Upper Geyser Basin. Get outdoors at Artist Point and Yellowstone National Park. Go for a jaunt from Yellowstone National Park to West Yellowstone to see Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center about 54 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, trek along Brink of the Lower Falls Trail, and take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone.

Start your trip to Yellowstone National Park by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Yellowstone National Park by combination of car and flight takes about 10 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, flight, and car. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in August: high temperatures in Yellowstone National Park hover around 70°F and lows are around 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Yellowstone National Park ©
Yellowstone National Park
Artist Point ©
Artist Point

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