15 days in Western US Itinerary

15 days in Western US Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Western US route planner

Make it your trip
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Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
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Jackson Hole
— 2 nights
Fly
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Moab
— 2 nights
Fly to Flagstaff, Bus to Grand Canyon National Park
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Sedona
— 2 nights
Fly
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Santa Fe
— 2 nights
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Yellowstone National Park

— 4 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Upper Geyser Basin and Gibbon Falls. Step out of the city life by going to Old Faithful and Biscuit Basin. There's still lots to do: witness a stunning natural landmark at Aurum Geyser, take in the dramatic scenery at Mystic Falls Trail, explore the activities along Lake Butte Overlook, and explore the striking landscape at Lower Geyser Basin.

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Orlando to Yellowstone National Park is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Orlando to Yellowstone National Park, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Orlando in August, things will get much colder in Yellowstone National Park: highs are around 70°F and lows about 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Jackson Hole.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Jackson Hole

— 2 nights
The Jackson Hole valley is approximately 97 km (60 mi) long and 24 km (15 mi) wide, encompassing the town of Jackson, Teton Village, and the northern section of Grand Teton National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at National Museum of Wildlife Art, then don't miss a visit to Town Square, then head outdoors with Barker-Ewing Whitewater, and finally stroll through Laurance Rockefeller Preserve. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Grand Teton.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Jackson Hole trip planner.

Drive from Yellowstone National Park to Jackson Hole in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August, you will find days in Jackson Hole are a bit warmer (78°F), and nights are about the same (43°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Moab.

Things to do in Jackson Hole

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Adventure

Side Trip

Moab

— 2 nights

Red Desert

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): stroll through Double Arch, then explore the striking landscape at Delicate Arch, then enjoy unforgettable views with Canyonlands Ballooning, and finally get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. On the 17th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get outside with Outdoor Activities, immerse yourself in nature at Dead Horse Point State Park, then explore the striking landscape at Mesa Arch, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Island in the Sky.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Moab route app.

Fly from Jackson Hole to Moab in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Traveling from Jackson Hole in August, things will get somewhat warmer in Moab: highs are around 92°F and lows about 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors · Nature · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

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 (Tue): take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, then hike along Rim Trail, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at South Kaibab Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Bright Angel Trail.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park travel website.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Moab to Grand Canyon National Park in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Moab in August: high temperatures in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 80°F and lows are around 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel to Sedona.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Sedona

— 2 nights

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
On the 20th (Thu), take in the dramatic natural features at Cathedral Rock, then hike along Oak Creek Canyon, then take a memorable drive along Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179), and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Devil's Bridge Trail, hike along Airport Mesa, then explore the striking landscape at Bell Rock, and finally admire the majestic nature at Slide Rock State Park.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Sedona route planning tool.

Drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Sedona in 2.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August; daily highs in Sedona reach 89°F and lows reach 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · 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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Loretto Chapel, examine the collection at Museum of International Folk Art, then get to know the fascinating history of Canyon Road, then pause for some serene contemplation at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at Absolute Nirvana Spa & Gardens. On the next day, contemplate the long history of Santa Fe Plaza, then explore the world behind art at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, and then appreciate the history behind New Mexico History Museum.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Santa Fe road trip planning tool.

You can fly from Sedona to Santa Fe in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Sedona in August; daily highs in Santa Fe reach 84°F and lows reach 57°F. On the 23rd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites · Museums · Spas · Parks