20 days in Western US Itinerary

20 days in Western US Itinerary

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Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
2
Moab
— 2 nights
3
Santa Fe
— 2 nights
4
Sedona
— 3 nights
5
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
6
Zion National Park
— 3 nights
7
Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
8
San Simeon
— 1 night
9
San Francisco
— 2 nights

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): take in the dramatic scenery at Upper Falls of the Yellowstone River and then admire all the interesting features of Grand Loop Road. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape at Gibbon Falls, get answers to all your questions at Old Faithful Visitor Education Center, and then take in the natural beauty of Castle Geyser.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park trip builder site.

Paris, France to Yellowstone National Park is an approximately 20-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Paris to Yellowstone National Park is minus 8 hours. Traveling from Paris in April, you will find days in Yellowstone National Park are a bit cooler (6°C), and nights are cooler (-9°C). On the 3rd (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Moab.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Nature · Parks · Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Old Faithful Visitor Education Center ©
Old Faithful Visitor Education Center
Grand Loop Road ©
Grand Loop Road
Gibbon Falls ©
Gibbon Falls

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Moab

Moab
The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): stroll through Slickrock Bike Trail, then explore the landscape on two wheels at Bike Fiend, then take in the dramatic natural features at Corona Arch, and finally hike along Scott Matheson Wetlands Preserve. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape at Turret Arch, take in the dramatic natural features at Fisher Towers, then admire the verdant scenery at Castle Valley, and finally see the interesting displays at Moab Museum of Film and Western Heritage.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Moab route planning app.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Yellowstone National Park to Moab takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, shuttle, taxi, and train. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Yellowstone National Park in April, with highs in Moab at 22°C and lows at 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Moab

Parks · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Fisher Towers, Turret Arch
Highlights from your plan
Corona Arch
Corona Arch
Scott Matheson Wetlands Preserve ©
Scott Matheson Wetlands Preserve
Fisher Towers ©
Fisher Towers

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Santa Fe

Santa Fe ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Pecos National Historical Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Loretto Chapel, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at El Santuario de Chimayo. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Miguel Chapel, then see the interesting displays at Museum of Indian Arts & Culture, then hike along Canyon Trail, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Mama's Minerals.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Santa Fe online travel route planner.

Getting from Moab to Santa Fe by combination of car and flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car and bus. In April in Santa Fe, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Sedona.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Canyon Trail, El Santuario de Chimayo, Pecos National Historical Park
Highlights from your plan
Loretto Chapel ©
Loretto Chapel
San Miguel Chapel ©
San Miguel Chapel
Museum of Indian Arts & Culture ©
Museum of Indian Arts & Culture

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Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Step out of the city life by going to Little Horse Trail and Soldier Pass. Your inner history buff will appreciate Tuzigoot National Monument and Amitabha Stupa & Peace Park. Explore Sedona's surroundings by going to Jerome (Jerome Artists Cooperative Gallery & Douglas Mansion), Fort Verde State Historic Park (in Camp Verde) and Prescott (Sharlot Hall Museum & Whiskey Row). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Honanki Heritage Site and view the masterpieces at Village Gallery of Local Artists.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Sedona trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Santa Fe to Sedona takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Santa Fe in April, Sedona is a bit warmer at night with lows of 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Sedona

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Jerome, Prescott, Tuzigoot National Monument, Fort Verde State Historic Park
Highlights from your plan
Tuzigoot National Monument ©
Tuzigoot National Monument
Whiskey Row ©
Whiskey Row
Amitabha Stupa & Peace Park ©
Amitabha Stupa & Peace Park

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Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park ©
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): trek along Bright Angel Trail and then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim. On the 12th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the striking features of Grand Canyon Railway Depot, tour the pleasant surroundings at Rim Trail, and then explore the stunning scenery at Yavapai Point.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park trip planning website.

You can drive from Sedona to Grand Canyon National Park in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Sedona in April, expect nights in Grand Canyon National Park to be much colder, around -3°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim

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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 discover tucked-away gems like Zion National Park and Worthington Gallery. Take a break from the city and head to Kayenta Trail and Pa'rus Trail. Get out of town with these interesting Zion National Park side-trips: Springdale (David J West Gallery & LaFave Gallery). Spend the 15th (Wed) exploring nature at Court of the Patriarchs. There's still lots to do: hike along Watchman Trail.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Zion National Park tour itinerary website.

You can take a shuttle from Grand Canyon National Park to Zion National Park in 10 hours. In April, Zion National Park is a bit warmer than Grand Canyon National Park - with highs of 24°C and lows of 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails

Side Trip

Springdale
Highlights from your plan
Zion National Park ©
Zion National Park
Court of the Patriarchs ©
Court of the Patriarchs
Watchman Trail ©
Watchman Trail

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Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): take in breathtaking views at Twenty Mule Team Canyon and then take in the dramatic natural features at The Devil's Speedway.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Death Valley National Park trip itinerary planning site.

You can do a combination of taxi and bus from Zion National Park to Death Valley National Park in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Zion National Park to Death Valley National Park is minus 1 hour. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Zion National Park in April, with highs in Death Valley National Park at 29°C and lows at 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to drive to San Simeon.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Nature · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Twenty Mule Team Canyon ©
Twenty Mule Team Canyon

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San Simeon

San Simeon ©
When you arrive in tiny San Simeon, which lies halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, you can see why William Randolph Hearst chose this coastal locale for his famous hilltop castle.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): step into the grandiose world of Hearst Castle, look for all kinds of wild species at Friends of the Elephant Seal, then stroll the grounds of Cambria Cemetery, then stop by Sebastian General Store, and finally do a tasting at Hearst Ranch Winery.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read San Simeon trip planner.

Traveling by car from Death Valley National Park to San Simeon takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car, bus, and train. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in April, expect a bit cooler with lows of 7°C in San Simeon. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in San Simeon

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Cambria Cemetery
Highlights from your plan
Hearst Castle ©
Hearst Castle
Friends of the Elephant Seal ©
Friends of the Elephant Seal
Hearst Ranch Winery ©
Hearst Ranch Winery

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and then step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island. Keep things going the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Filbert Street Stairs, delve into the lush surroundings at Muir Woods National Monument, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Marin Headlands.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco day trip planner.

Drive from San Simeon to San Francisco in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from San Simeon in April, you will find days in San Francisco are a bit cooler (22°C), and nights are a bit warmer (12°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Muir Woods National Monument, Marin Headlands
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Marin Headlands ©
Marin Headlands

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