15 days in Western US Itinerary

15 days in Western US Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Western US tour planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Grand Junction, Drive to Moab
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Moab
— 2 nights
Drive
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Zion National Park
— 2 nights
Fly
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San Francisco
— 1 night
Fly
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Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Sedona
— 3 nights
Drive
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Santa Fe
— 2 nights
Fly

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Moab

— 2 nights

Red Desert

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
On the 11th (Sun), take a tour by water 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 12th (Mon): explore the striking landscape at Delicate Arch, then explore the landscape on two wheels at Bike Fiend, and then get interesting insight from Tours.

For where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Moab journey planner.

Knoxville to Moab is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also fly; or drive. Traveling from Knoxville to Moab, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Knoxville in April, things will get little chillier in Moab: highs are around 67°F and lows about 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can drive to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Zion National Park

— 2 nights
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
On the 13th (Tue), explore the striking landscape of Zion National Park. On the next day, cruise along Zion Canyon Scenic Drive, then trek along Angel's Landing, and then explore the stunning scenery at Zion's Main Canyon.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Zion National Park holiday builder site.

Traveling by car from Moab to Zion National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of car and flight. In April, daytime highs in Zion National Park are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

San Francisco

— 1 night

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and then snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge.

To find reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco day trip planning tool.

Getting from Zion National Park to San Francisco by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, train, and subway. Traveling from Zion National Park to San Francisco, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Zion National Park in April since evenings lows in San Francisco dip to 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Neighborhoods

Las Vegas

— 2 nights

Sin City

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 16th (Fri): take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, try to win big at Casino At The Venetian, then try to win big at Wynn Las Vegas, and finally see the interesting displays at The Neon Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: take a stroll through The Strip, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, then make a trip to Fountains of Bellagio, and finally take an in-depth tour of Titanic.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas trip planner.

Getting from San Francisco to Las Vegas by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from San Francisco in April, with highs in Las Vegas at 80°F and lows at 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Parks

Grand Canyon National Park

— 2 nights
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): cruise along East Rim Drive, then trek along South Kaibab Trail, then get great views at Pipe Creek Vista, and finally explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim. On your second day here, get curious at Yavapai Geology Museum and then hike along Rim Trail.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park itinerary website.

Drive from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park is 1 hour. When traveling from Las Vegas in April, plan for a bit cooler days and cooler nights in Grand Canyon National Park: temperatures range from 62°F by day to 26°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel to Sedona.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature

Sedona

— 3 nights

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Cathedral Rock and Airport Mesa. Get in touch with nature at Bell Rock and Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179). And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Devil's Bridge Trail, trek along Broken Arrow Trail, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Amitabha Stupa & Peace Park, and take in breathtaking views at Oak Creek Canyon.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Sedona trip planner.

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Sedona by car takes about 2.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in April: highs in Sedona hover around 72°F, while lows dip to 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Santa Fe

— 2 nights

City Different

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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): steep yourself in history at Loretto Chapel, then admire the masterpieces at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Canyon Road. On the next day, examine the collection at Museum of International Folk Art and then contemplate the long history of Santa Fe Plaza.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Santa Fe online itinerary builder.

Drive from Sedona to Santa Fe in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Sedona in April, with highs in Santa Fe at 67°F and lows at 35°F. On the 24th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums