20 days in Western US & Midwest Itinerary

20 days in Western US & Midwest Itinerary

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20 days in Western US & Midwest Itinerary

Start: Cleveland
Drive:  32​h
1
Sedona
— 1 night
Drive:  24​h
2
Cannon Beach
— 2 nights
+4
bus + tram + Fly + bus + taxi:  12​h
3
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Carmel
— 2 nights
Drive:  19​h 15​min
5
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  9​h
6
Custer
— 3 nights
Drive:  20​h 45​min
End: Cleveland

1
night
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Montezuma Well. On the next day, steep yourself in history at V-Bar-V Heritage Site, then contemplate the long history of Fort Verde State Historic Park, and then hike along Doe Mountain Trail.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Sedona driving holiday website .

Cleveland to Sedona is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Cleveland to Sedona. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Cleveland in June: highs in Sedona hover around 94°F, while lows dip to 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Sedona

#Parks, #Nature, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Rimrock, Fort Verde State Historic Park
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Montezuma Well ©
Montezuma Well
V-Bar-V Heritage Site ©
V-Bar-V Heritage Site
Fort Verde State Historic Park ©
Fort Verde State Historic Park

2
nights
Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): stroll through Cannon Beach, then take in the dramatic natural features at Haystack Rock, and then pause for some photo ops at Astoria Column. Keep things going the next day: stop by Bruce's Candy Kitchen, then kick back and relax at Manzanita Beach, and then admire the majestic nature at Oswald West State Park.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Cannon Beach trip app .

You can do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus from Sedona to Cannon Beach in 9.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus; or drive. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from Sedona in June, plan for colder days in Cannon Beach, with highs around 66°F, while nights are little chillier with lows around 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Manzanita Beach, Astoria Column
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Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach
Manzanita Beach ©
Manzanita Beach
Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock

2
nights
Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
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.
Get in touch with nature at Bridalveil Fall and Yosemite Falls. And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, make a trip to Valley View, trek along Lower Yosemite Fall Trail, and stroll through Tuolumne Meadows.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park road trip planner .

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and taxi from Cannon Beach to Yosemite National Park takes 12 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Traveling from Cannon Beach in June, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are a bit warmer (79°F), and nights are little chillier (43°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Carmel.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Bridalveil Fall ©
Bridalveil Fall
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows

2
nights
Carmel

Carmel ©
Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply called Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): immerse yourself in nature at Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park and then admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, then enjoy the sand and surf at Lovers Point, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Monterey Peninsula Recreational Trail.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Carmel online trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to Carmel in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in June, plan for a bit cooler days in Carmel, with highs around 68°F, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Carmel

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

Side Trips

Pacific Grove, Monterey Peninsula Recreational Trail, Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park
Highlights from your plan
Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park ©
Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park
Lovers Point ©
Lovers Point

3
nights
Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Visiting Artist Point and Yellowstone Lake will get you outdoors. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Yellowstone National Park and Uncle Tom's Trail. The adventure continues: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Butte Overlook.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park driving holiday planner.

Do a combination of bus, flight, and car from Carmel to Yellowstone National Park in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, shuttle, flight, and car; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Carmel to Yellowstone National Park. Traveling from Carmel in June, Yellowstone National Park is slightly colder at night with lows of 34°F. On the 15th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Custer.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Artist Point ©
Artist Point
Yellowstone Lake ©
Yellowstone Lake
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone

3
nights
Custer

Custer ©
Generally considered to be the oldest town established by European Americans in the Black Hills, Custer began as a mining town.
On the 16th (Sun), admire the verdant scenery at Roughlock Falls State Nature Area and then trek along Cathedral Spires Hiking Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Legion Lake, then take in the dramatic natural features at Needles Eye Tunnel, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Sylvan Lake.

For where to stay and more tourist information, use the Custer travel route planner .

You can do a combination of car, flight, and taxi from Yellowstone National Park to Custer in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. In June, Custer is a bit warmer than Yellowstone National Park - with highs of 73°F and lows of 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Custer

#Parks, #Nature, #Trails

Side Trips

Roughlock Falls State Nature Area, Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Highlights from your plan
Needles Eye Tunnel ©
Needles Eye Tunnel
Sylvan Lake ©
Sylvan Lake
Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial

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