19 days in Western US Itinerary

19 days in Western US Itinerary

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Fly to Jackson Hole Airport, Drive to Yellowstone National Park
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Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Jackson Hole
— 3 nights
Fly to Grand Junction, Drive to Moab
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Moab
— 3 nights
Drive
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Zion National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Sedona
— 3 nights
Drive
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Santa Fe
— 4 nights
Drive to Albuquerque International Sunport, Fly to MBS International Airport

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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

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

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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 Barker-Ewing Whitewater. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to National Museum of Wildlife Art and Town Square. When in Jackson Hole, make a side trip to see Grand Teton in Grand Teton National Park, approximately Grand Teton National Park away. Next up on the itinerary: hit the best photo ops around with Jackson Hole Wildlife Safaris and trot along with Teton Village Trail Rides.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Jackson Hole online visit planner.

Getting from Yellowstone National Park to Jackson Hole by car takes about 2.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August: highs in Jackson Hole hover around 78°F, while lows dip to 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 · Outdoors

Side Trip

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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 Dead Horse Point State Park. When in Moab, make a side trip to see Pothole Arch in Arches National Park, approximately Arches National Park away. It doesn't end there: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Moab online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Jackson Hole to Moab takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Jackson Hole in September, things will get a bit warmer in Moab: highs are around 84°F and lows about 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

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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

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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 Slide Rock State Park. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Oak Creek Canyon and Devil's Bridge Trail. There's much more to do: trek along Airport Mesa, 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

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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 Canyon Road will appeal to history buffs. Take a break from Santa Fe with a short trip to Bandelier National Monument in Los Alamos, about 1h 35 min away. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at New Mexico History Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, view the masterpieces at Dinosaurs and More, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Loretto Chapel.

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You can drive from Sedona to Santa Fe in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for a bit cooler 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 · Parks

Side Trips