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

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Grand Teton. Keep things going the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Teton Point Turnout, appreciate the views at Amphitheater Lake, and then explore the striking landscape of String Lake.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Jackson Hole road trip planner .

Nuremberg, Germany to Jackson Hole is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 8 hours. Expect slightly colder evenings in Jackson Hole when traveling from Nuremberg in May, with lows around 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can go by car to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Jackson Hole

#Nature, #Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trip

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

3
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center and Lamar Valley. Explore hidden gems such as Old Faithful and Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. And it doesn't end there: witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring, make a trip to Artist Point, look for all kinds of wild species at North Rim Trail, and explore the activities along Lake Butte Overlook.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park trip maker website .

Drive from Jackson Hole to Yellowstone National Park in 2 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Jackson Hole in May, with highs in Yellowstone National Park at 13°C and lows at -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Sedona.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center
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Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Lamar Valley ©
Lamar Valley

1
night
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): explore the striking landscape at Bell Rock and then explore the striking landscape at Cathedral Rock. Keep things going the next day: cruise along Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179), then hike along Oak Creek Canyon, and then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Sedona itinerary site .

Do a combination of taxi, flight, and shuttle from Yellowstone National Park to Sedona in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in May: high temperatures in Sedona hover around 30°C and lows are around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Sedona

#Nature, #Parks, #Scenic Drive
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Cathedral Rock ©
Cathedral Rock
Oak Creek Canyon ©
Oak Creek Canyon
Bell Rock ©
Bell Rock

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.
Visiting Bright Angel Trail and Mather Point will get you outdoors. There's lots more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, hike along South Kaibab Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Rim Trail, and pause for some photo ops at Powell Point.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park itinerary planning app .

Traveling by car from Sedona to Grand Canyon National Park takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Sedona in May, you will find days in Grand Canyon National Park are a bit cooler (23°C), and nights are much colder (0°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to drive to Page.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Trails
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Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): choose your vessel at All In Boat Rentals, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and then explore the stunning scenery at Lower Antelope Canyon. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape at Paria Canyon Wilderness Area, then contemplate the waterfront views at Marble Canyon, and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Page trip itinerary builder site .

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Page in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in May, expect nights in Page to be warmer, around 15°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Page

#Tours, #Outdoors, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Big Water, Marble Canyon
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Lower Antelope Canyon ©
Lower Antelope Canyon
Marble Canyon ©
Marble Canyon

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Relax by the water at Bodega Dunes and Limantour Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Alcatraz Island and Muir Woods National Monument. Step out of San Francisco with an excursion to Bodega Head in Bodega Bay--about 1h 25 min away. The adventure continues: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge and take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read San Francisco road trip app .

Do a combination of flight and subway from Page to San Francisco in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and subway; or drive. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from Page in May, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Bodega Dunes, Muir Woods National Monument, Limantour Beach, Bodega Head
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument
Bodega Head ©
Bodega Head

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