15 days in Western US Itinerary

15 days in Western US Itinerary

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Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
2
Jackson Hole
— 2 nights
3
Moab
— 2 nights
4
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
5
Sedona
— 2 nights
6
Santa Fe
— 2 nights

4
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Upper Geyser Basin and Norris Geyser Basin. Get outdoors at Old Faithful and Grand Prismatic Spring. The adventure continues: take in the natural beauty of Midway Geyser Basin, explore the striking landscape at Biscuit Basin, stroll through Mystic Falls Trail, and explore the activities along Firehole River.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park tour itinerary builder app.

Orlando to Yellowstone National Park is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 2 hours. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Orlando in August, with highs in Yellowstone National Park at 70°F and lows at 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can drive to Jackson Hole.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Monument Geyser Basin ©
Monument Geyser Basin
Upper Geyser Basin ©
Upper Geyser Basin
Norris Geyser Basin ©
Norris Geyser Basin

2
nights
Jackson Hole

Jackson Hole ©
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 get interesting insight from Barker-Ewing Whitewater, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at 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 travel to Moab.

Things to do in Jackson Hole

Wildlife · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Grand Teton
Highlights from your plan
Laurance Rockefeller Preserve ©
Laurance Rockefeller Preserve
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
National Museum of Wildlife Art ©
National Museum of Wildlife Art

2
nights
Moab

Moab ©
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: take a memorable tour with Tours, 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.

Do a combination of flight and car from Jackson Hole to Moab in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; 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 drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Canyonlands National Park, Arches National Park
Highlights from your plan
Double Arch ©
Double Arch
Mesa Arch ©
Mesa Arch
Delicate Arch ©
Delicate Arch

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.
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 drive from Moab to Grand Canyon National Park in 5.5 hours. 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 drive to Sedona.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

2
nights
Sedona

Sedona ©
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 travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Rock ©
Cathedral Rock
Oak Creek Canyon ©
Oak Creek Canyon
Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179) ©
Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179)

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 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 take in nature's colorful creations at Absolute Nirvana Spa & Gardens. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Santa Fe Plaza, then admire the masterpieces at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, and then see the interesting displays at New Mexico History Museum.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Santa Fe itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Sedona to Santa Fe in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, Santa Fe is slightly colder than Sedona - with highs of 84°F and lows of 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Highlights from your plan
New Mexico History Museum ©
New Mexico History Museum
Canyon Road ©
Canyon Road
Loretto Chapel ©
Loretto Chapel

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