15 days in Western US Itinerary

15 days in Western US Itinerary

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Fly
1
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
2
Jackson Hole
— 2 nights
Fly to Reno, Bus to Yosemite National Park
3
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
4
Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
Drive
5
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
6
Santa Fe
— 2 nights
Fly

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3
nights
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 off the beaten path and head to West Thumb Geyser Basin and Gibbon Falls. Get in touch with nature at Grand Prismatic Spring and Midway Geyser Basin. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Pelican Creek Trail, take in the natural beauty of Upper Geyser Basin, head outdoors with Morning Glory Pool, and hike along North Rim Trail.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park journey builder website.

Lexington to Yellowstone National Park is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Lexington in June: highs in Yellowstone National Park hover around 66°F, while lows dip to 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Jackson Hole.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
Highlights from your trip

2
nights
Jackson Hole

The Jackson Hole valley is approximately 97 km (60 mi) long and 24 km (15 mi) wide, encompassing the town of Jackson, Teton Village, and the northern section of Grand Teton National Park.
On the 9th (Wed), get a dose of the wild on Wildlife Expeditions of Teton Science Schools, then don't miss a visit to Town Square, and then hike along Taggart Lake. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Laurance Rockefeller Preserve and then relax and float downstream with Barker-Ewing Whitewater.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Jackson Hole online trip planner.

Drive from Yellowstone National Park to Jackson Hole in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in June, you will find days in Jackson Hole are a bit warmer (72°F), and nights are about the same (39°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Jackson Hole

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

4
nights
Yosemite National Park

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.
Visiting Glacier Point and Yosemite Falls will get you outdoors. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Sentinel Dome and Olmsted Point. There's much more to do: hike along Pohono Trail, stroll through Four Mile Trail, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, and explore the striking landscape at Cloud's Rest.

Before you visit Yosemite National Park, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Jackson Hole to Yosemite National Park takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Jackson Hole to Yosemite National Park. Traveling from Jackson Hole in June, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be about the same, around 43°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 79°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
Highlights from your trip
Panorama Trail ©
Must see
Panorama Trail
4.9
Sentinel Dome ©
Must see
Sentinel Dome
4.9
Nevada Falls Loop ©
Must see
Nevada Falls Loop
4.9

1
night
Death Valley National Park

Hottest, Driest, Lowest

Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
On the 15th (Tue), take in the dramatic natural features at Devil's Golf Course, contemplate the waterfront views at Badwater Basin, then cruise along Artists Dr, then take in the dramatic natural features at Zabriskie Point, and finally make a trip to Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Death Valley National Park online tour planner.

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Death Valley National Park by car takes about 4.5 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in June, you will find days in Death Valley National Park are somewhat warmer (98°F), and nights are much hotter (68°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Nature · Parks · Scenic Drive · Outdoors
Highlights from your trip
Zabriskie Point ©
Geologic Formation
Zabriskie Point
4.8
Badwater Basin ©
Water Body
Badwater Basin
4.7

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): catch all the local highlights with Buck Wild Grand Canyon Hummer Tours, trot along with Canyon Trail Rides, and then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim. Keep things going the next day: get great views at Mather Point and then stroll through South Kaibab Trail.

To find ratings and more tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park route planner.

Traveling by car from Death Valley National Park to Grand Canyon National Park takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Death Valley National Park to Grand Canyon National Park. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Death Valley National Park in June: highs in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 85°F, while lows dip to 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife
Highlights from your trip
Mather Point ©
Lookout
Mather Point
4.8

2
nights
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 18th (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Loretto Chapel, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, then stop by Canyon Road, and finally admire the masterpieces at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Museum of International Folk Art and then don't miss a visit to Santa Fe Plaza.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Santa Fe holiday planning app.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Santa Fe in 7.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in June, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Santa Fe, with lows around 56°F. On the 19th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
Highlights from your trip
Loretto Chapel ©
Religious Site
Loretto Chapel
4.3
Canyon Road ©
Historic Walking Area
Canyon Road
4.5

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