19 days in Western US Itinerary

19 days in Western US Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Western US trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Santa Fe
— 1 day
Drive
2
Sedona
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Page
— 1 night
Shuttle
5
Kanab
— 1 night
Drive
6
Zion National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
7
Moab
— 2 nights
Drive to Grand Junction, Fly to Jackson
8
Jackson Hole
— 2 nights
Drive
9
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
Fly to San Francisco, Shuttle to Monterey
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Monterey
— 1 night
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Bus to Fresno, Fly to Reagan Washington

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Santa Fe

— 1 day

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.
On the 26th (Wed), take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, then steep yourself in history at Loretto Chapel, and then steep yourself in history at Santa Fe Plaza.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Santa Fe trip tool.

Washington DC to Santa Fe is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, taxi, and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington DC to Santa Fe is minus 2 hours. Expect slightly colder evenings in Santa Fe when traveling from Washington DC in May, with lows around 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Sedona.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites

Sedona

— 3 nights

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Red Rock State Park and Boynton Canyon Trail. Escape the urban bustle at Broken Arrow Trail and Oak Creek Canyon. There's still lots to do: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Devil's Bridge Trail, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and take in the dramatic natural features at Cathedral Rock.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Sedona trip planner.

You can drive from Santa Fe to Sedona in 7 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Santa Fe in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Sedona, with lows of 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Grand Canyon National Park

— 2 nights
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): stroll through Bright Angel Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, see Off-Road Tours, then tour the pleasant surroundings at South Kaibab Trail, and finally get great views at Mather Point.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park road trip tool.

Drive from Sedona to Grand Canyon National Park in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Sedona in May, you will find days in Grand Canyon National Park are little chillier (68°F), and nights are much colder (33°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to drive to Page.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Tours

Side Trip

Page

— 1 night

Center of Canyon Country

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 1st (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Glen Canyon National Recreation Area.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Page online attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Page takes 2.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in May: highs in Page hover around 79°F, while lows dip to 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can catch the shuttle to Kanab.

Things to do in Page

Nature · Parks · Wildlife
Highlights from your trip

Kanab

— 1 night
Kanab is a city in and the county seat of Kane County, Utah, United States. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, then skim along the rocks with Kanab Tour Company, then identify plant and animal life at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, and finally take an in-depth tour of Historical Kanab Library.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Kanab trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by shuttle from Page to Kanab takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Page in June, Kanab is slightly colder at night with lows of 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to drive to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Kanab

Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks

Zion National Park

— 2 nights
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Zion National Park. On the 4th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a memorable drive along Zion Canyon Scenic Drive, then stroll through Angel's Landing, then cruise along Zion Shuttle, and finally take in breathtaking views at Zion's Main Canyon.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Zion National Park trip app.

You can drive from Kanab to Zion National Park in an hour. In June, plan for daily highs up to 94°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can go by car to Moab.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Moab

— 2 nights

Red Desert

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, take a memorable tour with Tours, then explore the striking landscape at Pothole Arch, then explore the striking landscape at Delicate Arch, and finally take some stellar pictures from Lower Delicate Arch Viewpoint. Here are some ideas for day two: immerse yourself in nature at Dead Horse Point State Park, then don't miss a visit to The Overlook Gallery, then explore the striking landscape at Corona Arch, and finally stop by Moab Gear Trader.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Moab trip planner.

You can drive from Zion National Park to Moab in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of flight and car. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Moab when traveling from Zion National Park in June, with lows around 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Jackson Hole.

Things to do in Moab

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Jackson Hole

— 2 nights
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 7th (Mon), take in the awesome beauty at Grand Teton. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Expeditions of Teton Science Schools, then identify plant and animal life at Laurance Rockefeller Preserve, and then let the river carry you with Barker-Ewing Whitewater.

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You can do a combination of car and flight from Moab to Jackson Hole in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Moab in June: high temperatures in Jackson Hole hover around 72°F and lows are around 39°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Jackson Hole

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Yellowstone National Park

— 2 nights

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 9th (Wed): explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, witness a stunning natural landmark at Norris Geyser Basin, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Mammoth Hot Springs. On the 10th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Grand Loop Road, witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Upper Geyser Basin.

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You can drive from Jackson Hole to Yellowstone National Park in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Jackson Hole in June, expect Yellowstone National Park to be little chillier, temps between 66°F and 34°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel to Monterey.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Nature · Parks · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

Monterey

— 1 night
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Carmel River State Beach, admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos, then contemplate the waterfront views at Monterey Bay, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

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Getting from Yellowstone National Park to Monterey by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car, bus, taxi, and train. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Monterey, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in June, expect a bit warmer with lows of 53°F in Monterey. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Monterey

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

Side Trip

Yosemite National Park

— 2 nights
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 12th (Sat), take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls, then explore the striking landscape at El Capitan, then get great views at Yosemite, Tunnel View, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Yosemite National Park itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Monterey to Yosemite National Park takes 5 hours. When traveling from Monterey in June, plan for a bit warmer days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 79°F, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Nature · Parks