19 days in Western US Itinerary

19 days in Western US Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Western US holiday builder

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Santa Fe
— 1 night
Drive
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Sedona
— 3 nights
Drive
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Moab
— 2 nights
Drive
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Zion National Park
— 2 nights
Taxi to St George, Bus to Yosemite National Park
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Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Bus to Reno, Fly to West Yellowstone
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Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
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Santa Fe

— 1 night

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 9th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Loretto Chapel. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, steep yourself in history at Santa Fe Plaza, then stop by Canyon Road, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Santa Fe trip itinerary maker.

Fort Wayne to Santa Fe is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Fort Wayne to Santa Fe, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Fort Wayne in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Santa Fe, with highs around 88°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Sedona.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums

Sedona

— 3 nights

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Step out of the city life by going to Slide Rock State Park and Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179). When in Sedona, make a side trip to see Montezuma Castle National Monument in Camp Verde, approximately Camp Verde away. There's still lots to do: trek along Oak Creek Canyon, tour the pleasant surroundings at Airport Mesa, take in the dramatic natural features at Cathedral Rock, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Sedona online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Santa Fe to Sedona takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Santa Fe in July, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Sedona, with lows around 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Grand Canyon National Park

— 3 nights
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to South Kaibab Trail and East Rim Drive. Get in touch with nature at Grand Canyon South Rim and Nature & Wildlife Tours. There's much more to do: trek along Bright Angel Trail, take some stellar pictures from Mather Point, take in breathtaking views at Yavapai Point, and get a taste of the local shopping with Lookout Studio.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park online trip maker.

Getting from Sedona to Grand Canyon National Park by car takes about 2.5 hours. Traveling from Sedona in July, expect Grand Canyon National Park to be a bit cooler, temps between 84°F and 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Moab.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Wildlife

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 17th (Fri): let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour and then admire the majestic nature at Dead Horse Point State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Sat): take in the dramatic natural features at Delicate Arch and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Moab online travel route builder.

Drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Moab in 5.5 hours. In July, Moab is somewhat warmer than Grand Canyon National Park - with highs of 97°F and lows of 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors · Tours · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

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.
On the 19th (Sun), take in breathtaking views at Zion's Main Canyon, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Zion National Park, and then take a memorable drive along Zion Shuttle. Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at The Narrows and then hike along Angel's Landing.

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You can drive from Moab to Zion National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Moab in July, expect little chillier with lows of 59°F in Zion National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Vernal Fall and Sentinel Dome. Step out of the city life by going to Glacier Point and Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias. The adventure continues: cruise along Tioga Pass, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Yosemite Valley Chapel, make a trip to Olmsted Point, and get great views at Washburn Point.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park journey planner.

Getting from Zion National Park to Yosemite National Park by combination of taxi and bus takes about 20 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Zion National Park to Yosemite National Park. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Zion National Park in July; daily highs in Yosemite National Park reach 83°F and lows reach 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Yellowstone National Park

— 3 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.
Step out of the city life by going to Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Grand Prismatic Spring. Discover out-of-the-way places like Upper Geyser Basin and S Rim Trail. There's still lots to do: take a memorable drive along Grand Loop Road, witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful, take in the dramatic natural features at Blue Star Spring, and hike along Lone Star Geyser.

To see reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park road trip planning tool.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Yosemite National Park to Yellowstone National Park in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, train, shuttle, and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Yosemite National Park to Yellowstone National Park. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Yosemite National Park in July; daily highs in Yellowstone National Park reach 73°F and lows reach 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites