17 days in Western US Itinerary

17 days in Western US Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Western US visit planner

Make it your trip
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Yellowstone National Park
— 5 nights
Fly
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Cannon Beach
— 2 nights
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Drive to Seattle Tacoma International Airport, Fly to Fresno Yosemite International Airport, Drive to Yosemite National Park
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Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
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Drive to Fresno Yosemite International Airport, Fly to Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, Drive to Sedona
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Sedona
— 2 nights
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Santa Fe
— 3 nights
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Yellowstone National Park

— 5 nights

World's Largest Collection of Geysers

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like West Thumb Geyser Basin and Firehole Canyon Drive. Visit Uncle Tom's Trail and S Rim Trail for their historical value. The adventure continues: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, hike along Observation Point Trail, witness a stunning natural landmark at Upper Geyser Basin, and stroll through Brink of the Lower Falls Trail.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary planning site.

New York City to Yellowstone National Park is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from New York City to Yellowstone National Park. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from New York City in July: highs in Yellowstone National Park hover around 73°F, while lows dip to 39°F. On the 6th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Cannon Beach

— 2 nights
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): kick back and relax at Cannon Beach, then stroll through Haystack Rock, and then admire the majestic nature at Ecola State Park.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Cannon Beach online day trip planner.

You can fly from Yellowstone National Park to Cannon Beach in 11.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Cannon Beach, with lows around 55°F. On the 8th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Yosemite National Park

— 4 nights
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Sentinel Dome and Lembert Dome. Step out of the city life by going to Glacier Point and Mariposa Grove. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Tuolumne Meadows, explore the striking landscape of Pioneer Yosemite History Center, identify plant and animal life at Nature Center at Happy Isles, and admire the sheer force of Bridalveil Fall.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Yosemite National Park road trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Cannon Beach to Yosemite National Park. Traveling from Cannon Beach in July, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be little chillier, around 46°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 83°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel to Sedona.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Sedona

— 2 nights

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
On the 13th (Tue), explore the stunning scenery at Oak Creek Canyon, then admire the majestic nature at Slide Rock State Park, and then explore the striking landscape at Bell Rock. Keep things going the next day: trek along Devil's Bridge Trail and then explore and take pictures at Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179).

For reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Sedona vacation planner.

Explore your travel options from Yosemite National Park to Sedona with the Route module. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Sedona, with highs around 92°F, while nights are warmer with lows around 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can drive to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Santa Fe

— 3 nights

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 15th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, contemplate the long history of Loretto Chapel, and then make a trip to Santa Fe Plaza. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Fri): examine the collection at Museum of International Folk Art, then stop by Canyon Road, and then admire the masterpieces at San Miguel Chapel.

To find traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Santa Fe travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Sedona to Santa Fe in 7 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Sedona in July since evenings lows in Santa Fe dip to 60°F. On the 17th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods