17 days in Western US Itinerary

17 days in Western US Itinerary

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17 days in Western US Itinerary

Start: Nuremberg
Fly:  15​h 15​min
1
San Francisco
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
+2
taxi + bus + Fly:  12​h
3
Page
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Sedona
— 2 nights
+2
shuttle + Fly + Drive:  9​h
6
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
7
Jackson Hole
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  18​h 15​min
End: Nuremberg

1
night
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco day trip planner .

Nuremberg, Germany to San Francisco is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Nuremberg to San Francisco. Traveling from Nuremberg in May, San Francisco is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

#Nature, #Parks, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

Muir Woods National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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.
On the 8th (Wed), hike along May Lake Trailhead, then trek along Tuolumne Meadows, and then explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Nature Center at Happy Isles, trek along Nevada Falls Loop, then admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. Expect little chillier evenings in Yosemite National Park when traveling from San Francisco in May, with lows around 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Page.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

#Parks, #Trails, #Outdoors
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Yosemite Falls ©
Yosemite Falls
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows

1
night
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 10th (Fri): get interesting insight from Tours, take in breathtaking views at Lower Antelope Canyon, then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Marble Canyon. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Glen Canyon National Recreation Area.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Page holiday planning website .

You can do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight from Yosemite National Park to Page in 12 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Yosemite National Park to Page. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in May: highs in Page hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Page

#Wildlife, #Nature, #Parks

Side Trip

Marble Canyon
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Glen Canyon National Recreation Area ©
Lower Antelope Canyon ©
Lower Antelope Canyon
Marble Canyon ©
Marble Canyon

3
nights
Grand Canyon National Park

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.
Get outdoors at Bright Angel Trail and Tonto Trail. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to South Kaibab Trail and Mather Point. Next up on the itinerary: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim and trek along Rim Trail.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary tool .

Getting from Page to Grand Canyon National Park by car takes about 2.5 hours. Traveling from Page in May, you will find days in Grand Canyon National Park are a bit cooler (23°C), and nights are cooler (0°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can drive to Sedona.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

#Parks, #Trails, #Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

2
nights
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): take in the dramatic natural features at Cathedral Rock, then cruise along Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179), and then take in the dramatic natural features at Bell Rock. Keep things going the next day: take in breathtaking views at Oak Creek Canyon, then hike along Airport Mesa, and then trek along Devil's Bridge Trail.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Sedona tour itinerary planning site .

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Sedona in 2.5 hours. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in May, plan for a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Sedona: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 14°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Sedona

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Rock ©
Cathedral Rock
Oak Creek Canyon ©
Oak Creek Canyon
Bell Rock ©
Bell Rock

2
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.
Get in touch with nature at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center and Old Faithful. Explore hidden gems such as Lamar Valley and Sapphire Pool. Spend the 19th (Sun) exploring nature at Yellowstone National Park. There's still lots to do: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Lake Butte Overlook, and witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park journey planner.

You can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and taxi from Sedona to Yellowstone National Park in 9 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle, flight, and car; or drive. In May, Yellowstone National Park is colder than Sedona - with highs of 13°C and lows of -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can drive to Jackson Hole.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center
Highlights from your plan
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Lamar Valley ©
Lamar Valley

2
nights
Jackson Hole

Jackson Hole ©
The Jackson Hole valley is approximately 97 km (60 mi) long and 24 km (15 mi) wide, encompassing the town of Jackson, Teton Village, and the northern section of Grand Teton National Park.
On the 20th (Mon), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Grand Teton. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Teton Raptor Center, appreciate the views at Amphitheater Lake, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at String Lake.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Jackson Hole road trip planning site .

You can drive from Yellowstone National Park to Jackson Hole in 2 hours. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in May, things will get a bit warmer in Jackson Hole: highs are around 18°C and lows about 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Jackson Hole

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Grand Teton National Park
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Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
Amphitheater Lake ©
Amphitheater Lake
String Lake ©
String Lake

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