14 days in Western US Itinerary

14 days in Western US Itinerary

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Start: Sacramento
Fly + Bus:  7 h 30 min
1
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  9 h 45 min
2
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Taxi:  6 h 15 min
3
Santa Fe
— 2 nights
Drive:  7 h 15 min
4
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
5
Sedona
— 3 nights
Fly:  6 h
End: Sacramento

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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls, tour the pleasant surroundings at Nevada Falls Loop, thentake in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, and finally stroll through Panorama Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Sat): take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, explore the striking landscape at Taft Point, thenexplore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, and finally get great views at Washburn Point.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park trip builder app.

Sacramento to Yosemite National Park is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Sacramento in July, things will get a bit cooler in Yosemite National Park: highs are around 83°F and lows about 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Yosemite Falls ©
Yosemite Falls
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome
Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail

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.
Visiting Grand Prismatic Spring and West Thumb Geyser Basin will get you outdoors. Kids will appreciate attractions like Upper Geyser Basin and Grand Loop Road. There's much more to do: admire the sheer force of Mystic Falls Trail, identify plant and animal life at Yellowstone River Picnic Area, take in the dramatic natural features at Artists’ Paintpots, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Gibbon Falls.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary site.

Traveling by flight from Yosemite National Park to Yellowstone National Park takes 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, shuttle, and taxi; or do a combination of bus, train, and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Yosemite National Park to Yellowstone National Park is 1 hour. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, things will get little chillier in Yellowstone National Park: highs are around 73°F and lows about 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grand Loop Road ©
Grand Loop Road
West Thumb Geyser Basin ©
West Thumb Geyser Basin
S Rim Trail ©
S Rim Trail

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 9th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Loretto Chapel, appreciate the extensive heritage of Canyon Road, and then pause for some serene contemplation at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Santa Fe Plaza, thenadmire the masterpieces at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, thenlook for gifts at Keshi, and finally see the interesting displays at Museum of International Folk Art.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Santa Fe attractions planner.

You can do a combination of car, flight, and taxi from Yellowstone National Park to Santa Fe in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, shuttle, and train. When traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Santa Fe, with highs around 88°F, while nights are warmer with lows around 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Georgia O'Keeffe Museum ©
Georgia O'Keeffe Museum
Keshi ©
Keshi
Loretto Chapel ©
Loretto Chapel

2
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.
On the 11th (Sat), explore the stunning scenery at Yavapai Point, take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, thentake some stellar pictures from Mather Point, and finally trek along South Kaibab Trail. Keep things going the next day: see Off-Road Tours and then hike along Bright Angel Trail.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park trip app.

You can drive from Santa Fe to Grand Canyon National Park in 7.5 hours. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Santa Fe in July since evenings lows in Grand Canyon National Park dip to 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Sedona.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Off-Road Tours
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail

3
nights
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Escape the urban bustle at Oak Creek Canyon and Cathedral Rock. Kids will appreciate attractions like Slide Rock State Park and Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179). There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Bell Rock, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, stroll through Airport Mesa, and hike along Broken Arrow Trail.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Sedona trip builder tool.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Sedona in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Sedona: highs are around 92°F and lows about 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Rock ©
Cathedral Rock
Bell Rock ©
Bell Rock
Oak Creek Canyon ©
Oak Creek Canyon

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