16 days in Western US Itinerary

16 days in Western US Itinerary

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Fly
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San Francisco
— 1 night
Fly
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Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly to Grand Junction, Drive to Moab
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Moab
— 2 nights
Drive
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Sedona
— 4 nights
Drive
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Santa Fe
— 3 nights
Fly

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San Francisco

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): enjoy the sea views from Fort Point and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Filbert Street Stairs. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of SS Jeremiah O'Brien, then step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, and then snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco online travel route planner.

Miami to San Francisco is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Miami to San Francisco. In October, San Francisco is a bit cooler than Miami - with highs of 73°F and lows of 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

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Las Vegas

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
On the 12th (Mon), take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck, and then don't miss a visit to Fountains of Bellagio. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Tue): take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens and then appreciate the extensive heritage of The Strip.

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Getting from San Francisco to Las Vegas by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in October: highs in Las Vegas hover around 82°F, while lows dip to 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel to Moab.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping · Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

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Moab

Red Desert

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): explore the striking landscape at Delicate Arch and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. On your second day here, explore the striking landscape at Mesa Arch and then admire the majestic nature at Dead Horse Point State Park.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Moab trip itinerary maker site.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Las Vegas to Moab in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and car. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Moab due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Las Vegas in October, things will get little chillier in Moab: highs are around 71°F and lows about 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Moab

Parks · Nature · Adventure · Outdoors

Side Trips

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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.
Escape the urban bustle at Bright Angel Trail and South Kaibab Trail. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Helicopter Tours and Point Imperial Drive. There's still lots to do: stroll through Bright Angel Point, take in breathtaking views at Yavapai Point, and get great views at Pipe Creek Vista.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park trip planner.

You can drive from Moab to Grand Canyon National Park in 5.5 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Moab in October, with highs in Grand Canyon National Park at 66°F and lows at 31°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel to Sedona.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

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Sedona

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Step out of the city life by going to Cathedral Rock and Oak Creek Canyon. Discover out-of-the-way places like Bell Rock and Devil's Bridge Trail. Take a break from Sedona with a short trip to Montezuma Castle National Monument in Camp Verde, about 42 minutes away. The adventure continues: hike along Airport Mesa, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, tour the pleasant surroundings at Broken Arrow Trail, and explore and take pictures at Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179).

To see reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Sedona trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Sedona in 2.5 hours. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in October, plan for a bit warmer days in Sedona, with highs around 77°F, while nights are much warmer with lows around 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

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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 23rd (Fri), examine the collection at New Mexico History Museum, admire the masterpieces at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, and then pause for some serene contemplation at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Loretto Chapel, see the interesting displays at Museum of International Folk Art, and then get to know the fascinating history of Canyon Road.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Santa Fe trip planner.

Getting from Sedona to Santa Fe by car takes about 7 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Sedona in October, with highs in Santa Fe at 69°F and lows at 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods