16 days in Western US Itinerary

16 days in Western US Itinerary

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Flagstaff
— 2 nights
2
Page
— 2 nights
3
Moab
— 2 nights
4
Santa Fe
— 2 nights
5
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
6
Devils Tower
— 4 nights

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Flagstaff

Flagstaff ©
Sitting at an elevation of 2,135 m (7,000 ft) and just a short trip from the Grand Canyon and other natural wonders, the city of Flagstaff attracts outdoor enthusiasts from around the world.
On the 25th (Sun), take in breathtaking views at Walnut Canyon National Monument, explore the stunning scenery at Oak Creek Canyon, and then explore the fascinating landscape at Painted Desert. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape at Bell Rock and then take in the dramatic natural features at Cathedral Rock.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Flagstaff trip planner.

Plattsburgh to Flagstaff is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 2 hours. Expect little chillier evenings in Flagstaff when traveling from Plattsburgh in August, with lows around 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can go by car to Page.

Things to do in Flagstaff

Nature · Parks · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Sedona, Painted Desert
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Rock ©
Cathedral Rock
Walnut Canyon National Monument ©
Walnut Canyon National Monument
Oak Creek Canyon ©
Oak Creek Canyon

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Page

Page ©
Originally little more than a simple camp constructed to house workers who built a nearby dam on the Colorado River, Page is now a popular stop for travelers preparing a trip to Arizona's canyon country.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): see human ingenuity at work at Glen Canyon Dam Overlook, then take in breathtaking views at Antelope Canyon, and then take a memorable tour with Tours. Keep things going the next day: see human ingenuity at work at Glen Canyon Dam.

For reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Page day trip planning app.

Getting from Flagstaff to Page by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In August, Page is somewhat warmer than Flagstaff - with highs of 93°F and lows of 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Moab.

Things to do in Page

Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Glen Canyon Dam
Highlights from your plan
Antelope Canyon ©
Antelope Canyon
Photography Tours
Glen Canyon Dam Overlook ©
Glen Canyon Dam Overlook

2
nights
Moab

Moab ©
The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour and then admire the majestic nature at Dead Horse Point State Park. On the 30th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the awesome beauty at Canyonlands National Park.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Moab day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Page to Moab takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, bus, and car. Traveling from Page in August, expect little chillier with lows of 63°F in Moab. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Moab

Nature · Parks · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Dead Horse Point State Park ©
Dead Horse Point State Park
Canyonlands National Park ©
Canyonlands National Park
River Rafting & Tubing

2
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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 31st (Sat), pause for some serene contemplation at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Loretto Chapel, explore the world behind art at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, then see the interesting displays at New Mexico History Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of Santa Fe Plaza. On the next day, get to know the fascinating history of Canyon Road, see the interesting displays at Museum of International Folk Art, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument.

For photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Santa Fe itinerary planning app.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Moab to Santa Fe takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Moab in August, with highs in Santa Fe at 84°F and lows at 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument
Highlights from your plan
New Mexico History Museum ©
New Mexico History Museum
Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument ©
Museum of International Folk Art ©
Museum of International Folk Art

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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.
On the 2nd (Mon), explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Upper Geyser Basin. On the 3rd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring, witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park vacation builder website.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Santa Fe to Yellowstone National Park takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, train, taxi, shuttle, and car. Traveling from Santa Fe in September, you will find days in Yellowstone National Park are much colder (60°F), and nights are slightly colder (33°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Devils Tower.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center
Highlights from your plan
Upper Geyser Basin ©
Upper Geyser Basin
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring

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Devils Tower

Devils Tower ©
A trip to Devils Tower proves equally suitable for adrenaline addicts and nature enthusiasts on the lookout for unique geological formations.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Mount Moriah Cemetery and Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway. Take a break from the city and head to Needles Eye Tunnel and Jewel Cave National Monument. Venture out of the city with trips to Spearfish (McNenny State Fish Hatchery & Bridal Veil Falls) and Deadwood (Adams House & Tatanka: Story of the Bison). There's more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Devils Tower National Monument.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Devils Tower trip maker tool.

You can drive from Yellowstone National Park to Devils Tower in 8 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of car, bus, shuttle, and taxi. In September, Devils Tower is a bit warmer than Yellowstone National Park - with highs of 73°F and lows of 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Devils Tower

Parks · Nature · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Spearfish, Deadwood, Custer
Highlights from your plan
Needles Eye Tunnel ©
Needles Eye Tunnel
Jewel Cave National Monument ©
Jewel Cave National Monument
Mount Moriah Cemetery ©
Mount Moriah Cemetery

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