15 days in Western US Itinerary

15 days in Western US Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Western US trip itinerary builder

Make it your trip
Fly
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Yellowstone National Park
— 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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Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Bus to Flagstaff Amtrak, Fly to Santa Fe
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Santa Fe
— 3 nights
Fly

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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.
Visiting West Thumb Geyser Basin and Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: witness a stunning natural landmark at Upper Geyser Basin and contemplate the waterfront views at Yellowstone Lake.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park trip planner.

Chicago to Yellowstone National Park is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, taxi, bus, and car. Traveling from Chicago to Yellowstone National Park, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Chicago in July, you will find days in Yellowstone National Park are little chillier (73°F), and nights are colder (39°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature

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-Mt. Carmel Highway and Observation Point. Escape the urban bustle at Zion's Main Canyon and Angel's Landing. Spend the 20th (Tue) exploring nature at The Narrows. It doesn't end there: admire all the interesting features of Zion Shuttle and cruise along Zion Canyon Scenic Drive.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Zion National Park trip planner.

Getting from Yellowstone National Park to Zion National Park by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. When traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July, plan for warmer days in Zion National Park, with highs around 94°F, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can drive to Sedona.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Trails

Sedona

— 3 nights

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Popular historic sites such as Amitabha Stupa & Peace Park and Honanki Heritage Site are in your itinerary. Step off the beaten path and head to Snoopy Rock and Bear Mountain Trail. And it doesn't end there: explore the landscape on two wheels at Huckaby Trail, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, stroll through Brin's Mesa Trail, and cruise along Schnebly Hill Vista Overlook.

For more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Sedona trip itinerary maker app.

Drive from Zion National Park to Sedona in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Zion National Park in July, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 69°F in Sedona. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

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 25th (Sun), take in a show at Hopi House, admire the landmark architecture of Grand Canyon Railway Depot, then examine the collection at Kolb Studio, and finally cruise along Point Imperial Drive. On the 26th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in breathtaking views at Inner Canyon, walk around Indian Garden, and then take in breathtaking views at Yavapai Point.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park trip site.

Traveling by car from Sedona to Grand Canyon National Park takes 2.5 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Sedona in July; daily highs in Grand Canyon National Park reach 84°F and lows reach 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Nature · Nightlife · Outdoors

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to San Miguel Chapel and Dale Ball Trails. Escape the urban bustle at Randall Davey Audubon Center and Atalaya Mountain Hiking Trail. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Museum of Indian Arts & Culture, admire the natural beauty at Santa Fe Botanical Garden, and pause for some photo ops at Cross of the Martyrs.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Santa Fe road trip planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to Santa Fe takes 10 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Santa Fe, with lows of 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Trails