16 days in Western US Itinerary

16 days in Western US Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Western US itinerary planner

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Fly
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Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
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Taxi to Beatty, Bus to St. George, Taxi to Zion National Park
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Zion National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Sedona
— 3 nights
Drive
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Santa Fe
— 2 nights
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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.
Get outdoors at Glacier Point and Panorama Trail. Explore hidden gems such as Tenaya Lake and Taft Point. There's lots more to do: cruise along Tioga Pass, get great views at Yosemite, Tunnel View, make a trip to Yosemite Village, and take in the dramatic natural features at El Capitan.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Yosemite National Park trip site.

Miami to Yosemite National Park is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Miami to Yosemite National Park is minus 3 hours. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Miami in October, with highs in Yosemite National Park at 66°F and lows at 28°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

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Death Valley National Park

Hottest, Driest, Lowest

Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): explore the striking landscape at Zabriskie Point and then explore the activities along Badwater Basin.

For ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Death Valley National Park trip itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to Death Valley National Park in 4.5 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in October, you will find days in Death Valley National Park are a bit warmer (79°F), and nights are much hotter (52°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks · Nature

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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.
Step out of the city life by going to Zion National Park and Angel's Landing. Spend the 16th (Fri) exploring nature at The Narrows. It doesn't end there: take a memorable drive along Zion Canyon Scenic Drive and admire all the interesting features of Zion Shuttle.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Zion National Park trip planning site.

Do a combination of taxi and bus from Death Valley National Park to Zion National Park in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Death Valley National Park to Zion National Park. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in October, things will get a bit cooler in Zion National Park: highs are around 74°F and lows about 36°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Sedona.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

3
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Sedona

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Get in touch with nature at Boynton Canyon Trail and Cathedral Rock. Next up on the itinerary: cruise along Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179), take in the dramatic natural features at Bell Rock, tour the pleasant surroundings at Devil's Bridge Trail, and hike along Airport Mesa.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Sedona trip maker site.

You can drive from Zion National Park to Sedona in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Zion National Park in October, Sedona is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

3
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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.
Take a break from the city and head to Grand Canyon South Rim and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Mohave Point and Powell Point. There's lots more to do: cruise along Cape Royal, explore and take pictures at Point Imperial Drive, stroll through South Kaibab Trail, and get great views at Mather Point.

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Drive from Sedona to Grand Canyon National Park in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Sedona in October, expect nights in Grand Canyon National Park to be much colder, around 31°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Scenic Drive · Wildlife

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): make a trip to Santa Fe Plaza, then explore the world behind art at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, and finally don't miss a visit to Canyon Road.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Santa Fe trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Santa Fe in 7.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in October, plan for a bit warmer nights in Santa Fe, with lows around 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums