19 days in Western US Itinerary

19 days in Western US Itinerary

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Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
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Jackson Hole
— 3 nights
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Moab
— 3 nights
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Zion National Park
— 3 nights
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Sedona
— 3 nights
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Santa Fe
— 4 nights

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Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©

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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): witness a stunning natural landmark at West Thumb Geyser Basin, take in the natural beauty of Norris Geyser Basin, and then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, take in the natural beauty of Upper Geyser Basin, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Grand Loop Road.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park holiday planner.

Midland to Yellowstone National Park is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Midland to Yellowstone National Park is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Midland in August, expect Yellowstone National Park to be a bit cooler, temps between 70°F and 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Jackson Hole.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Scenic Drive
Highlights from your plan
West Thumb Geyser Basin ©
West Thumb Geyser Basin
Grand Loop Road ©
Grand Loop Road
Upper Geyser Basin ©
Upper Geyser Basin

3
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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.
Take a break from the city and head to Laurance Rockefeller Preserve and Grand Teton. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to National Museum of Wildlife Art and Jackson Hole Wildlife Safaris. Next up on the itinerary: let the river carry you with Barker-Ewing Whitewater, trot along with Teton Village Trail Rides, and make a trip to Town Square.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Jackson Hole road trip planning site.

Getting from Yellowstone National Park to Jackson Hole by car takes about 2.5 hours. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August, you will find days in Jackson Hole are somewhat warmer (78°F), and nights are about the same (43°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel to Moab.

Things to do in Jackson Hole

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Tours

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
National Museum of Wildlife Art ©
National Museum of Wildlife Art
Laurance Rockefeller Preserve ©
Laurance Rockefeller Preserve
Jackson Hole Wildlife Safaris ©
Jackson Hole Wildlife Safaris

3
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Moab

Red Desert

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Kids will enjoy Climbing Tours and Canyoning & Rappelling Tours. Step out of the city life by going to Delicate Arch and River Rafting & Tubing. When in Moab, make a side trip to see Pothole Arch in Arches National Park, approximately Arches National Park away. The adventure continues: immerse yourself in nature at Dead Horse Point State Park.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Moab online sightseeing planner.

Do a combination of flight and car from Jackson Hole to Moab in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Jackson Hole in September; daily highs in Moab reach 84°F and lows reach 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Moab

Tours · Outdoors · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Climbing Tours
Delicate Arch ©
Delicate Arch
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours

3
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Zion National Park

Zion National Park ©
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Zion Canyon Scenic Drive and Zion Shuttle. Family-friendly places like The Narrows and Angel's Landing will thrill your kids. Spend the 7th (Mon) exploring nature at Zion National Park.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Zion National Park journey builder website.

Traveling by car from Moab to Zion National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, and taxi; or fly. Traveling from Moab in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Zion National Park, with lows of 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can go by car to Sedona.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
Highlights from your plan
Zion National Park ©
Zion National Park
The Narrows ©
The Narrows
Angel's Landing ©
Angel's Landing

3
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Sedona

Sedona ©

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Amitabha Stupa & Peace Park and Airport Mesa. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Slide Rock State Park and Oak Creek Canyon. There's much more to do: trek along Devil's Bridge Trail, take in the dramatic natural features at Cathedral Rock, take a memorable drive along Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179), and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Sedona online trip planner.

Drive from Zion National Park to Sedona in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Sedona when traveling from Zion National Park in September, with lows around 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Rock ©
Cathedral Rock
Amitabha Stupa & Peace Park ©
Amitabha Stupa & Peace Park
Oak Creek Canyon ©
Oak Creek Canyon

4
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Santa Fe

Santa Fe ©

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Museum of International Folk Art and San Francisco de Assisi Mission Church. San Miguel Chapel and Bandelier National Monument will appeal to history buffs. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at New Mexico History Museum, don't miss a visit to Santa Fe Plaza, take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, and admire the masterpieces at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum.

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

Getting from Sedona to Santa Fe by car takes about 7 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Sedona in September, with highs in Santa Fe at 80°F and lows at 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Nature

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
New Mexico History Museum ©
New Mexico History Museum
San Francisco de Assisi Mission Church ©
San Francisco de Assisi Mission Church
San Miguel Chapel ©
San Miguel Chapel

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