16 days in Western US Itinerary

16 days in Western US Itinerary

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16 days in Western US Itinerary

Start: Saskatoon
Fly + Drive:  12​h 30​min
1
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h 15​min
2
Santa Fe
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
3
Flagstaff
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Page
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
5
Moab
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  9​h
6
Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  15​h 15​min
End: Saskatoon

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Castle Geyser and Artist Point. Get in touch with nature at Upper Geyser Basin and Lamar Valley. Go for a jaunt from Yellowstone National Park to West Yellowstone to see Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center about 54 minutes away. There's lots more to do: witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful, explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, identify plant and animal life at Lehardy's Rapids, and explore the striking landscape of Lake Butte Overlook.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park vacation planning site .

Saskatoon, Canada to Yellowstone National Park is an approximately 12.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Saskatoon to Yellowstone National Park is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Saskatoon in July, Yellowstone National Park is slightly colder at night with lows of 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

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

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Loretto Chapel, explore the world behind art at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, make a trip to Santa Fe Plaza, then wander the streets of Canyon Road, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Santa Fe day trip planning tool .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to Santa Fe in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle; or drive. While traveling from Yellowstone National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in Santa Fe, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to drive to Flagstaff.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
Loretto Chapel ©
Loretto Chapel
Canyon Road ©
Canyon Road

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): 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. Here are some ideas for day two: take a memorable drive along Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179) and then explore the striking landscape at Cathedral Rock.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Flagstaff online itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Santa Fe to Flagstaff takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Santa Fe in July: high temperatures in Flagstaff hover around 32°C and lows are around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Page.

Things to do in Flagstaff

Parks Nature Scenic Drive

Side Trips

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

2
nights
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 13th (Sat): see human ingenuity at work at Glen Canyon Dam Overlook, take in breathtaking views at Antelope Canyon, and then hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Sun): snap pictures at Navajo Bridge and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Page trip planner .

Traveling by car from Flagstaff to Page takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Flagstaff in July, you will find days in Page are somewhat warmer (43°C), and nights are much warmer (26°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Moab.

Things to do in Page

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trip

Navajo Bridge
Highlights from your plan
Navajo Bridge ©
Navajo Bridge
Antelope Canyon ©
Antelope Canyon
Photography Tours

1
night
Moab

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour and then get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour.

For photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Moab driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Page to Moab in 5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of shuttle, bus, and car. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Page in July since evenings lows in Moab dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors Tours Adventure
Highlights from your plan
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
River Rafting & Tubing

5
nights
Yosemite National Park

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Taft Point and Tenaya Lake. Escape the urban bustle at Nevada Falls Loop and El Capitan. There's lots more to do: hike along Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias, take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls, don't miss a visit to Yosemite Village, and stroll through Tuolumne Meadows.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Yosemite National Park road trip app .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Moab to Yosemite National Park in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Moab to Yosemite National Park is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Moab in July, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are little chillier (33°C), and nights are much colder (9°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove
El Capitan ©
El Capitan

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