15 days in Western US Itinerary

15 days in Western US Itinerary

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Santa Fe
— 1 night
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
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Sedona
— 3 nights
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Zion National Park
— 2 nights
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Yellowstone National Park
— 5 nights

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Santa Fe

Santa Fe ©

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.
On the 25th (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Loretto Chapel and then admire the masterpieces at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum. On the next day, steep yourself in history at Santa Fe Plaza, appreciate the extensive heritage of Canyon Road, and then pause for some serene contemplation at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi.

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New York City to Santa Fe is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 2 hours. Traveling from New York City in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Santa Fe, with lows of 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums
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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like South Kaibab Trail and Grandview Point. Step out of the city life by going to Grand Canyon South Rim and Rim Trail. The adventure continues: take a memorable drive along East Rim Drive, take some stellar pictures from Mather Point, go for a walk through Pipe Creek Vista, and explore the stunning scenery at Yavapai Point.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park sightseeing planning tool.

Getting from Santa Fe to Grand Canyon National Park by car takes about 7.5 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Santa Fe in September, with highs in Grand Canyon National Park at 75°F and lows at 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can travel to Sedona.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
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Must see
East Rim Drive
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Sedona

Sedona ©

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Amitabha Stupa & Peace Park and Red Rock State Park. Step out of the city life by going to Cathedral Rock and Bell Rock. Next up on the itinerary: take a memorable drive along Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179), trek along Airport Mesa, explore the stunning scenery at Oak Creek Canyon, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Devil's Bridge Trail.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Sedona trip planner.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Sedona in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September, things will get somewhat warmer in Sedona: highs are around 85°F and lows about 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to drive to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
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Must see
Cathedral Rock
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Geologic Formation
Bell Rock
4.8

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Zion National Park

Zion National Park ©
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
On the 3rd (Sat), take a memorable drive along Zion-Mt. Carmel Highway, admire all the interesting features of Zion Canyon Scenic Drive, and then trek along Angel's Landing. On your second day here, explore the stunning scenery at Zion's Main Canyon and then take a memorable drive along Zion Shuttle.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Zion National Park trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Sedona to Zion National Park in 6.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Sedona in October, expect a bit cooler with lows of 36°F in Zion National Park. On the 4th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Parks · Trails
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Hiking Trail
Angel's Landing
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Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©

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 out of the city life by going to Old Faithful and Upper Geyser Basin. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Midway Geyser Basin and Gibbon Falls. Next up on the itinerary: cruise along Firehole Lake Drive, trek along Osprey Falls Trail, witness a stunning natural landmark at Aurum Geyser, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Lone Star Geyser.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Zion National Park to Yellowstone National Park in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, train, taxi, and shuttle. Traveling from Zion National Park in October, you will find days in Yellowstone National Park are colder (47°F), and nights are a bit cooler (25°F). On the 9th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
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Must see
Castle Geyser
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Must see
Gibbon Falls
4.5

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