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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Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
Fly
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San Francisco
— 1 night
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Zion National Park
— 2 nights
Fly
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Sedona
— 3 nights
Fly
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Santa Fe
— 3 nights
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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Old Faithful and Grand Loop Road. Escape the urban bustle at Grand Prismatic Spring and Grand Teton. It doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at Lower Geyser Basin and explore the activities along Lewis Falls.

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Louisville to Yellowstone National Park is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and car. Traveling from Louisville to Yellowstone National Park, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Louisville in May: high temperatures in Yellowstone National Park hover around 53°F and lows are around 27°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

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 17th (Tue): see the interesting displays at de Young Museum, then don't miss a visit to Golden Gate Bridge, then step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, and finally take a stroll through Chinatown.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read San Francisco trip planning app.

Fly from Yellowstone National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, train, and subway. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park to San Francisco, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in May: highs in San Francisco hover around 69°F, while lows dip to 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods

Yosemite National Park

— 2 nights
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.
On the 18th (Wed), explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, tour the pleasant surroundings at Nature Center at Happy Isles, then take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, and finally take some stellar pictures from Valley View. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls, take some stellar pictures from Yosemite, Tunnel View, admire the sheer force of Bridalveil Fall, tour the pleasant surroundings at McGurk Meadow, then stroll through Mariposa Grove, and finally explore the striking landscape of Pioneer Yosemite History Center.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in May, expect a bit cooler with lows of 34°F in Yosemite National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Death Valley National Park

— 1 night

Hottest, Driest, Lowest

Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): get great views at Dante's View, take a memorable drive along Artists Dr, contemplate the waterfront views at Badwater Basin, then take in the dramatic natural features at Devil's Golf Course, then explore the striking landscape at Zabriskie Point, and finally take in breathtaking views at Golden Canyon.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Death Valley National Park online attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to Death Valley National Park takes 4.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in May: highs in Death Valley National Park hover around 83°F, while lows dip to 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): take a memorable drive along Zion Canyon Scenic Drive, hike along Angel's Landing, and then explore and take pictures at Zion Shuttle. Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Zion National Park.

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Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Death Valley National Park to Zion National Park. Traveling from Death Valley National Park to Zion National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In May, Zion National Park is a bit cooler than Death Valley National Park - with highs of 76°F and lows of 41°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Sedona.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Scenic Drive

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 Bell Rock. Get outdoors at Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179) and Oak Creek Canyon. Next up on the itinerary: hike along Airport Mesa, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and stroll through West Fork Oak Creek Trail.

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Fly from Zion National Park to Sedona in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Sedona when traveling from Zion National Park in May, with lows around 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Santa Fe

— 3 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.
Get some cultural insight at Loretto Chapel and The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi. Discover out-of-the-way places like Georgia O'Keeffe Museum and Santa Fe Plaza. There's more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Canyon Road and gain insight with New Mexico History Museum.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Santa Fe trip planner.

You can fly from Sedona to Santa Fe in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In May, Santa Fe is slightly colder than Sedona - with highs of 73°F and lows of 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Tours