17 days in Western US Itinerary

17 days in Western US Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Western US trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Sedona
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
+2
Bus to Flagstaff Amtrak, Fly to Grand Junction, Drive to Moab
3
Moab
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Zion National Park
— 2 nights
+2
Drive to Cedar City Regional Airport, Fly to Fresno Yosemite International Airport, Drive to Yosemite National Park
5
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Bus to Reno, Fly to Kalispell
6
Glacier National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
7
Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
Fly

S M T W T F S
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
1

Sedona

— 2 nights

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
On your second day here, take in the dramatic natural features at Cathedral Rock, take in the dramatic natural features at Bell Rock, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Sedona online trip planner.

Tampa to Sedona is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Tampa to Sedona. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Sedona when traveling from Tampa in July, with lows around 69°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Grand Canyon National Park

— 1 night
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
On the 15th (Wed), trek along South Kaibab Trail, then make a trip to Pipe Creek Vista, then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, and finally take in breathtaking views at Yavapai Point.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park vacation planning website.

You can drive from Sedona to Grand Canyon National Park in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Sedona in July, things will get slightly colder in Grand Canyon National Park: highs are around 84°F and lows about 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Moab.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Moab

— 2 nights

Red Desert

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): admire the majestic nature at Dead Horse Point State Park, take in the dramatic natural features at Mesa Arch, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Island in the Sky. On the 17th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see Off-Road Tours, then take in the dramatic natural features at Delicate Arch, and then explore the striking landscape at Double Arch.

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

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and car from Grand Canyon National Park to Moab in 11 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and car. In July, Moab is somewhat warmer than Grand Canyon National Park - with highs of 97°F and lows of 67°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can go by car to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Moab

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Zion National Park

— 2 nights
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): explore and take pictures at Zion Canyon Scenic Drive, trek along Angel's Landing, and then take a memorable drive along Zion Shuttle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Zion National Park.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Zion National Park tour builder tool.

Traveling by car from Moab to Zion National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Moab in July, Zion National Park is little chillier at night with lows of 59°F. On the 19th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Scenic Drive

Yosemite National Park

— 3 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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, then trek along Panorama Trail, and finally explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point. On your second day here, take some stellar pictures from Yosemite, Tunnel View, explore the striking landscape at El Capitan, then explore the striking landscape at Cloud's Rest, and finally make a trip to Olmsted Point.

For reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park attractions planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Zion National Park to Yosemite National Park. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Zion National Park to Yosemite National Park. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Zion National Park in July: high temperatures in Yosemite National Park hover around 83°F and lows are around 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Glacier National Park

— 2 nights

Crown of the Continent

The glaciers from which Glacier National Park takes its name mostly dissipated eons ago, but they left behind a scoured landscape of high and steep mountain peaks, sparkling lakes, lush alpine meadows, and thick forests.
On the 23rd (Thu), explore the striking landscape at Grinnell Glacier, then appreciate the views at Logan Pass, then admire all the interesting features of Going-to-the-Sun Road, and finally get great views at Jackson Glacier Overlook. On the 24th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hike along Iceberg Lake Trail and then trek along Avalanche Lake.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Glacier National Park online trip maker.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Yosemite National Park to Glacier National Park in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Yosemite National Park to Glacier National Park. In July, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can go by car to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Yellowstone National Park

— 4 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.
Take a break from the city and head to Old Faithful and Grand Prismatic Spring. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Grand Loop Road and Firehole Canyon Drive. The adventure continues: witness a stunning natural landmark at Castle Geyser, hike along Mystic Falls Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Observation Point Trail, and get outside with Morning Glory Pool.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park journey maker website.

Traveling by car from Glacier National Park to Yellowstone National Park takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car, bus, and taxi. Traveling from Glacier National Park in July, expect Yellowstone National Park to be a bit cooler, temps between 73°F and 39°F. On the 28th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife