16 days in Cincinnati & Western US Itinerary

16 days in Cincinnati & Western US Itinerary

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16 days in Cincinnati & Western US Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  14​h
1
Cincinnati
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
2
Santa Fe
— 2 nights
Fly + Shuttle:  5​h 30​min
3
Sedona
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
+4
Shuttle + Foot + Shuttle + Foot + Shuttle:  2​h 30​min
5
Zion National Park
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6​h
6
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: London

3
nights
Cincinnati

Cincinnati ©
Situated on the north bank of the Ohio River, Cincinnati distinguished itself as the only U.S.
Get some cultural insight at Carillon Historical Park and Cincinnati Museum Center. Explore hidden gems such as Jungle Jim's International Market and Room Escape Games. Get out of town with these interesting Cincinnati side-trips: National Museum of the US Air Force (in Dayton), Kings Island (in Mason) and Ark Encounter (in Williamstown).

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Cincinnati trip planner .

London, UK to Cincinnati is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Cincinnati is minus 5 hours. In July, Cincinnati is somewhat warmer than London - with highs of 34°C and lows of 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Cincinnati

Museums Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Dayton, Kings Island, Jungle Jim's International Market, Ark Encounter
Highlights from your plan
Carillon Historical Park ©
Carillon Historical Park
Jungle Jim's International Market ©
Room Escape Games

2
nights
Santa Fe

Santa Fe ©
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 8th (Wed), explore the world behind art at San Miguel Chapel, then get to know the fascinating history of Canyon Road, and then steep yourself in history at Loretto Chapel. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Thu): explore the striking landscape at Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument, steep yourself in history at Santa Fe Plaza, then explore the world behind art at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Santa Fe vacation builder tool .

Traveling by flight from Cincinnati to Santa Fe takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or drive. Traveling from Cincinnati to Santa Fe, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. July in Santa Fe sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 18°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Sedona.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument
Highlights from your plan
San Miguel Chapel ©
San Miguel Chapel
Loretto Chapel ©
Loretto Chapel

2
nights
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then take in the dramatic natural features at Bell Rock, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Cathedral Rock. On your second day here, admire the majestic nature at Slide Rock State Park, explore the stunning scenery at Oak Creek Canyon, and then take a memorable drive along Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179).

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Sedona trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Santa Fe to Sedona takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and taxi; or drive. Traveling from Santa Fe in July, expect a bit warmer with lows of 24°C in Sedona. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Sedona

Nature Parks Scenic Drive
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Rock ©
Cathedral Rock
Bell Rock ©
Bell Rock
Oak Creek Canyon ©
Oak Creek Canyon

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): hike along Bright Angel Trail and then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim. On the 13th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in breathtaking views at Yavapai Point, then trek along South Kaibab Trail, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park visit planner .

Traveling by car from Sedona to Grand Canyon National Park takes 2.5 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Sedona in July, with highs in Grand Canyon National Park at 34°C and lows at 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails
Highlights from your plan
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): take a memorable drive along Zion Shuttle, take in breathtaking views at Zion's Main Canyon, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Zion National Park. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of The Narrows and then hike along Angel's Landing.

For more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Zion National Park online trip itinerary maker .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Grand Canyon National Park to Zion National Park. In July, Zion National Park is a bit warmer than Grand Canyon National Park - with highs of 40°C and lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
The Narrows ©
The Narrows
Zion National Park ©
Zion National Park
Angel's Landing ©
Angel's Landing

3
nights
Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Take a break from the city and head to Grand Prismatic Spring and Grand Loop Road. Explore hidden gems such as Norris Geyser Basin and Artists’ Paintpots. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Firehole Canyon Drive, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Lake Butte Overlook, take in the natural beauty of Castle Geyser, and hike along Artist Point.

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You can do a combination of car and flight from Zion National Park to Yellowstone National Park in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi, flight, and car; or drive. Traveling from Zion National Park in July, things will get cooler in Yellowstone National Park: highs are around 26°C and lows about 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Upper Geyser Basin ©
Upper Geyser Basin
Grand Loop Road ©
Grand Loop Road
Firehole Canyon Drive ©
Firehole Canyon Drive

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