15 days in Western US Itinerary

15 days in Western US Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Western US planner

Make it your trip
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Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
Fly to San Francisco, Shuttle to Monterey
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Monterey
— 2 nights
Fly
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Sedona
— 2 nights
Drive
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
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Bus to Flagstaff Amtrak, Fly to Grand Junction, Drive to Moab
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Moab
— 3 nights
Fly
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Santa Fe
— 2 nights
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Yellowstone National Park

— 3 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.
Escape the urban bustle at Yellowstone Lake and Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. Step off the beaten path and head to Upper Geyser Basin and Grand Loop Road. There's more to do: witness a stunning natural landmark at West Thumb Geyser Basin.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park online road trip planner.

Indianapolis to Yellowstone National Park is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and car. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Indianapolis to Yellowstone National Park due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Indianapolis in June: highs in Yellowstone National Park hover around 66°F, while lows dip to 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Monterey.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Nature · Parks · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

Monterey

— 2 nights
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): explore the activities along Monterey Bay and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Carmel River State Beach and then immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Monterey trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from Yellowstone National Park to Monterey by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car, bus, taxi, and train. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in June, expect a bit warmer with lows of 53°F in Monterey. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel to Sedona.

Things to do in Monterey

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

Side Trip

Sedona

— 2 nights

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
On the 11th (Fri), take in the dramatic natural features at Cathedral Rock and then explore the striking landscape at Bell Rock. Keep things going the next day: take a memorable drive along Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179), take in breathtaking views at Oak Creek Canyon, and then immerse yourself in nature at Slide Rock State Park.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Sedona online holiday planner.

You can fly from Monterey to Sedona in 7.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. While traveling from Monterey, expect much hotter days and somewhat warmer nights in Sedona, ranging from highs of 94°F to lows of 68°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Sedona

Nature · Parks · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

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.
On the 13th (Sun), hike along Bright Angel Trail. On the 14th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get great views at Mather Point and then hike along South Kaibab Trail.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from Sedona to Grand Canyon National Park takes 2.5 hours. When traveling from Sedona in June, plan for slightly colder days in Grand Canyon National Park, with highs around 85°F, while nights are colder with lows around 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel to Moab.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Moab

— 3 nights

Red Desert

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Visiting Delicate Arch and Canyoning & Rappelling Tours will get you outdoors. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Climbing Tours and River Rafting & Tubing. There's still lots to do: admire the majestic nature at Dead Horse Point State Park.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Moab trip planner.

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and car from Grand Canyon National Park to Moab takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in June, things will get a bit warmer in Moab: highs are around 95°F and lows about 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors · Tours · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, then stop by Canyon Road, and then contemplate the long history of Santa Fe Plaza.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Santa Fe online road trip planner.

You can fly from Moab to Santa Fe in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Moab in June, with highs in Santa Fe at 89°F and lows at 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods