17 days in Dallas & Western US Itinerary

17 days in Dallas & Western US Itinerary

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17 days in Dallas & Western US Itinerary

Start: Perth
Fly:  25​h
1
Dallas
— 1 day
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Santa Fe
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  5​h 30​min
3
Moab
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + taxi:  6​h 15​min
4
Sedona
— 2 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + Drive:  6​h 45​min
5
Yellowstone National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Bozeman
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  8​h 30​min
7
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  30​h
End: Perth

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day
Dallas

Dallas ©
One of the country's most popular shopping destinations, Dallas and its sprawling suburbs include more shopping centers per capita than any other urban center in America.
On the 4th (Sat), examine the collection at The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, see the interesting displays at Perot Museum of Nature and Science, and then see the interesting displays at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Dallas trip itinerary planner.

Perth, Australia to Dallas is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Australian Western Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -14 hour difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Perth in May: high temperatures in Dallas hover around 33°C and lows are around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Dallas

Museums
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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 5th (Sun), pause for some serene contemplation at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, get to know the fascinating history of Canyon Road, then examine the collection at Museum of International Folk Art, then admire the masterpieces at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of Santa Fe Plaza. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: view the masterpieces at Nedra Matteucci Galleries, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Loretto Chapel, take in the exciting artwork at True West Gallery, then examine the collection at New Mexico History Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at The Harrell House Bug Museum.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Santa Fe trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by flight from Dallas to Santa Fe takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Dallas in May, expect nights in Santa Fe to be cooler, around 7°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Moab.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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New Mexico History Museum ©
New Mexico History Museum
Nedra Matteucci Galleries ©
Nedra Matteucci Galleries
Canyon Road ©
Canyon Road

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night
Moab

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
On the 7th (Tue), relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour and then immerse yourself in nature at Dead Horse Point State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Wed): push the limits with an extreme tour.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Moab online trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Santa Fe to Moab in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Moab when traveling from Santa Fe in May, with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Sedona.

Things to do in Moab

Tours Outdoors Adventure
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River Rafting & Tubing
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Dead Horse Point State Park ©
Dead Horse Point State Park

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nights
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Step off the beaten path and head to Walnut Canyon National Monument and Exposures International Gallery of Fine Art. Step out of the city life by going to Bearizona Wildlife Park and Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179). The adventure continues: cruise along Oak Creek Canyon, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and take in the dramatic natural features at Bell Rock.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Sedona trip site .

Getting from Moab to Sedona by combination of car, flight, and taxi takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in May, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Nature Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Bearizona Wildlife Park, Walnut Canyon National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Bell Rock ©
Bell Rock
Walnut Canyon National Monument ©
Walnut Canyon National Monument

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): trek along Artist Point, take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, and then trek along North Rim Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: witness a stunning natural landmark at Castle Geyser, witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful, then take in the natural beauty of Solitary Geyser, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring, and finally take in the natural beauty of Upper Geyser Basin.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park road trip planning website .

Do a combination of taxi, flight, and car from Sedona to Yellowstone National Park in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and car; or drive. Traveling from Sedona in May, things will get much colder in Yellowstone National Park: highs are around 13°C and lows about -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can drive to Bozeman.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Trails
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Artist Point ©
Artist Point
Upper Geyser Basin ©
Upper Geyser Basin
Castle Geyser ©
Castle Geyser

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night
Bozeman

Bozeman ©
Bozeman is a city in and the county seat of Gallatin County, Montana, United States, in the southwestern part of the state. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): get a new perspective on nature at Museum of the Rockies, get engrossed in the history at American Computer Museum, and then hike along Middle Cottonwood Trailhead.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Bozeman driving holiday planning tool .

Getting from Yellowstone National Park to Bozeman by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and bus; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in May; daily highs in Bozeman reach 21°C and lows reach 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Bozeman

Museums Childrens Museums Parks
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Museum of the Rockies ©
Museum of the Rockies
American Computer Museum ©
American Computer Museum

2
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Bodie State Historic Park and Mono Basin Historical Society. Explore hidden gems such as Tioga Pass and Mono Lake County Park. And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, and take some stellar pictures from Tunnel View.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park trip itinerary maker app .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Bozeman to Yosemite National Park in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Bozeman to Yosemite National Park is minus 1 hour. In May, daily temperatures in Yosemite National Park can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Lee Vining, Bodie State Historic Park
Highlights from your plan
Tioga Pass ©
Tioga Pass
Bodie State Historic Park ©
Bodie State Historic Park
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall

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