17 days in Western US Itinerary

17 days in Western US Itinerary

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17 days in Western US Itinerary

Start: Kalamazoo
Fly + Drive:  8​h 15​min
1
Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Santa Fe
— 2 nights
Fly + shuttle:  4​h 15​min
3
Sedona
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Page
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
6
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
7
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Kalamazoo

2
nights
Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs ©
Stunning Garden of the Gods Park scenery, blue skies and the glory of Pikes Peak-America’s Mountain have attracted visitors to Colorado Springs for more than a century.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): find something for the whole family at North Pole - Santa's Workshop.

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Kalamazoo to Colorado Springs is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Kalamazoo to Colorado Springs, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Kalamazoo in August, plan for a bit cooler nights in Colorado Springs, with lows around 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

North Pole - Santa's Workshop
Highlights from your plan
Pike's Peak - America's Mountain ©
Pike's Peak - America's Mountain
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods

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 16th (Thu), take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi and then get to know the fascinating history of Canyon Road. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Loretto Chapel, then take a memorable drive along The Plaza, then admire the masterpieces at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of Bandelier National Monument.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Santa Fe trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by flight from Colorado Springs to Santa Fe takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in August, and nighttime lows around 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Sedona.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Bandelier National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Bandelier National Monument ©
Bandelier National Monument
Canyon Road ©
Canyon Road

3
nights
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Visit Wupatki National Monument and Walnut Canyon National Monument for their historical value. Get in touch with nature at Oak Creek Canyon and Bell Rock. There's more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Cathedral Rock and stop by Absolute Bikes.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Sedona road trip site .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Santa Fe to Sedona takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Santa Fe in August: high temperatures in Sedona hover around 90°F and lows are around 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Nature Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Flagstaff, Absolute Bikes
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Rock ©
Cathedral Rock
Wupatki National Monument ©
Wupatki National Monument
Oak Creek Canyon ©
Oak Creek Canyon

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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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like South Kaibab Trail and Mather Point. Escape the urban bustle at Rim Trail and Tonto Trail. There's more to do: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim and take some stellar pictures from Yaki Point.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park trip planner .

You can drive from Sedona to Grand Canyon National Park in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Sedona in August, things will get slightly colder in Grand Canyon National Park: highs are around 80°F and lows about 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Page.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab 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 24th (Fri): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour and then take in breathtaking views at Lower Antelope Canyon. On your second day here, explore the striking landscape of Glen Canyon National Recreation Area.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Page trip builder site .

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Page takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August, things will get a bit warmer in Page: highs are around 93°F and lows about 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sun) to allow time for travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Page

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
Glen Canyon National Recreation Area ©
Lower Antelope Canyon ©
Lower Antelope Canyon
Rainbow Bridge National Monument ©
Rainbow Bridge National Monument

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nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 27th (Mon), take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, and then take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco journey planning website .

Traveling by combination of flight and subway from Page to San Francisco takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and subway; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Page to San Francisco is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Page in August, plan for cooler days in San Francisco, with highs around 73°F, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

2
nights
Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. Keep things going the next day: shop like a local with The Strip, then take in a show at Bellagio Fountains, then buy something for everyone on your list at The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian, and finally try your luck at Wynn Las Vegas.

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Getting from San Francisco to Las Vegas by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from San Francisco in August, plan for much hotter days in Las Vegas, with highs around 101°F, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 77°F. On the 30th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
Wynn Las Vegas ©
Wynn Las Vegas

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