15 days in Western US Itinerary

15 days in Western US Itinerary

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Fly to Phoenix, Bus to Sedona
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Sedona
— 1 night
Drive
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
Bus to Reno, Fly to Yellowstone National Park
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Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
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Sedona — 1 night

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
On the 11th (Sat), admire all the interesting features of Oak Creek Canyon and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. On the 12th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the world from above with a helicopter tour, then take in the dramatic natural features at Bell Rock, and then explore the striking landscape at Cathedral Rock.

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Newark to Sedona is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Newark to Sedona, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Newark, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Sedona, ranging from highs of 94°F to lows of 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.
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Grand Canyon National Park — 3 nights

The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Get in touch with nature at Grand Canyon South Rim and South Kaibab Trail. Attractions like Mather Point and Horseback Riding Tours make great kid-friendly stops. And it doesn't end there: take some stellar pictures from Grandview Point, admire all the interesting features of East Rim Drive, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and surround yourself with nature on Grand Canyon Mule Tours by Xanterra.

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You can drive from Sedona to Grand Canyon National Park in 2.5 hours. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Sedona in June: highs in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 85°F, while lows dip to 42°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can go by car to Death Valley National Park.
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Death Valley National Park — 1 night

Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): hike along Gower Gulch Loop, take in the dramatic natural features at Zabriskie Point, cruise along Artists Dr, contemplate the waterfront views at Badwater Basin, then explore the striking landscape at Devil's Golf Course, and finally make a trip to Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes.

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Drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Death Valley National Park in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in June: highs in Death Valley National Park hover around 98°F, while lows dip to 68°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.
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Yosemite National Park — 5 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Yosemite, Tunnel View and Sentinel Dome. Step out of the city life by going to Glacier Point and Vernal Fall. The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at Cloud's Rest, stroll through Four Mile Trail, explore the striking landscape of Pioneer Yosemite History Center, and stroll around Mariposa Grove.

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Traveling by car from Death Valley National Park to Yosemite National Park takes 4.5 hours. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Death Valley National Park in June: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 79°F, while lows dip to 43°F. You'll set off for Yellowstone National Park on the 21st (Tue).
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Yellowstone National Park — 4 nights

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Attractions like Grand Prismatic Spring and Grand Loop Road make great kid-friendly stops. Get outdoors at Upper Geyser Basin and West Thumb Geyser Basin. There's lots more to do: witness a stunning natural landmark at Midway Geyser Basin, contemplate the waterfront views at Morning Glory Pool, and take in the dramatic scenery at Lewis Falls.

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Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Yosemite National Park to Yellowstone National Park takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, train, shuttle, and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. In June, Yellowstone National Park is little chillier than Yosemite National Park - with highs of 66°F and lows of 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sat) to allow time for the flight back home.
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