15 days in Western US Itinerary

15 days in Western US Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Western US journey planner

Make it your trip
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Bryce Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Sedona
— 3 nights
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Bus to Phoenix, Fly to Grand Junction, Drive to Arches National Park
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Arches National Park
— 2 nights
Fly
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Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
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Bryce Canyon National Park

— 2 nights
You can find hoodoos--rock pillars formed by erosion--all around the world, but those of Bryce Canyon National Park remain the standard bearers thanks to their bright red color, tall stature, and arrangement in large amphitheaters.
On the 29th (Sun), explore the striking landscape at Natural Bridge, trek along Queen's Garden Trail, then take in panoramic vistas at Bryce Point, and finally take some stellar pictures from Inspiration Point. On your second day here, hike along Rim Trail, take some stellar pictures from Sunrise Point, then take in breathtaking views at Sunset Point, and finally stroll through Navajo Loop Trail.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Bryce Canyon National Park online visit planner.

Pittsburgh to Bryce Canyon National Park is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. When traveling from Pittsburgh in May, plan for slightly colder days and colder nights in Bryce Canyon National Park: temperatures range from 63°F by day to 31°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Grand Canyon National Park

— 3 nights
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 31st (Tue), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. The adventure continues: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, take some stellar pictures from Mather Point, take in the pleasant sights at The Trail of Time, and admire the landmark architecture of Grand Canyon Railway Depot.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park tour planner.

You can drive from Bryce Canyon National Park to Grand Canyon National Park in 5.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and bus. In May in Grand Canyon National Park, expect temperatures between 68°F during the day and 33°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Sedona.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Sedona

— 3 nights

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Sedona is known for nature, historic sites, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Cathedral Rock, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, take a memorable drive along Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179), and hike along Oak Creek Canyon.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Sedona online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Sedona takes 2.5 hours. While traveling from Grand Canyon National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Sedona, ranging from highs of 94°F to lows of 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Arches National Park.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Arches National Park

— 2 nights

A Red Rock Wonderland

Mother Nature kept reaching for red when she painted Arches National Park's 2,000 sandstone arches, resulting in one of the country's more distinctly shaped and colored landscapes.
On the 7th (Tue), take in the dramatic natural features at Fiery Furnace, take in the dramatic natural features at Windows, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Double Arch, and finally explore the striking landscape at Turret Arch. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape at Tunnel Arch, take in the dramatic natural features at Landscape Arch, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Pine Tree Arch.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Arches National Park trip app.

Getting from Sedona to Arches National Park by combination of bus, flight, and car takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and car. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Sedona in June since evenings lows in Arches National Park dip to 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Arches National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Yellowstone National Park

— 2 nights

World's Largest Collection of Geysers

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 9th (Thu): appreciate the extensive heritage of Uncle Tom's Trail, then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Inspiration Point. Here are some ideas for day two: witness a stunning natural landmark at Castle Geyser, take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring, hike along Observation Point Trail, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful, and finally take in the natural beauty of Upper Geyser Basin.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Arches National Park to Yellowstone National Park takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive; or do a combination of car, train, bus, and taxi. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Arches National Park in June: high temperatures in Yellowstone National Park hover around 66°F and lows are around 34°F. You will have some time to spend on the 11th (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors