15 days in Western US Itinerary

15 days in Western US Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Western US trip itinerary builder

Make it your trip
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Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
Fly
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San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly
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Zion National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Sedona
— 3 nights
Drive
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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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Sun): hike along Brink of the Lower Falls Trail and then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park trip planner.

Lexington to Yellowstone National Park is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and car. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. In September, Yellowstone National Park is cooler than Lexington - with highs of 60°F and lows of 33°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

San Francisco

— 3 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get a sense of the local culture at Alcatraz Island and Castello di Amorosa. Explore hidden gems such as Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards and Grace Cathedral. Change things up with a short trip to Charles Krug Winery in St. Helena (about 1h 25 min away). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Golden Gate Bridge, wander the streets of Fisherman's Wharf, get a taste of the local shopping with Union Square, and browse the exhibits of SS Jeremiah O'Brien.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip planner.

Getting from Yellowstone National Park to San Francisco by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car, bus, train, and subway. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Yellowstone National Park to San Francisco. When traveling from Yellowstone National Park in September, plan for a bit warmer days in San Francisco, with highs around 76°F, while nights are warmer with lows around 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel to Zion National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Wineries · Parks

Side Trips

Zion National Park

— 3 nights
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Zion National Park and Zion Canyon Scenic Drive. Next up on the itinerary: cruise along Zion Shuttle, admire all the interesting features of Zion-Mt. Carmel Highway, hike along Angel's Landing, and explore the stunning scenery at Zion's Main Canyon.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Zion National Park road trip website.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Zion National Park takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of subway, train, bus, and taxi. Traveling from San Francisco to Zion National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Francisco in September, you will find days in Zion National Park are somewhat warmer (84°F), and nights are little chillier (48°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Sedona.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Sedona

— 3 nights

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179) and Spas. Go for a jaunt from Sedona to Camp Verde to see Montezuma Castle National Monument about 42 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at Cathedral Rock, cruise along Oak Creek Canyon, and trek along Airport Mesa.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Sedona trip planner.

Traveling by car from Zion National Park to Sedona takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Zion National Park in September, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 63°F in Sedona. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Loretto Chapel and Canyon Road. Get some cultural insight at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi and Georgia O'Keeffe Museum. Step out of Santa Fe with an excursion to Rio Grande Gorge Bridge in Taos--about 1h 30 min away. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at New Mexico History Museum and don't miss a visit to Santa Fe Plaza.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Santa Fe trip itinerary planning site.

Drive from Sedona to Santa Fe in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Sedona in September, things will get a bit cooler in Santa Fe: highs are around 80°F and lows about 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip