21 days in Western US Itinerary

21 days in Western US Itinerary

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21 days in Western US Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly:  21​h 15​min
1
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
2
Sedona
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Page
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
5
Moab
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6​h 45​min
6
Yellowstone National Park
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  12​h 45​min
7
Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
8
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  19​h
End: Dubai

2
nights
Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): try to win big at Wynn Las Vegas, then browse the different shops at Forum Shops at Caesars Palace, then shop like a local with The Strip, and finally add some entertainment to your itinerary with Bellagio Fountains. Keep things going the next day: buy something for everyone on your list at The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian, then look for gifts at Barneys New York, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

For maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Las Vegas tour planner .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Las Vegas is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Dubai to Las Vegas, you'll gain 12 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Dubai in December, expect Las Vegas to be much colder, temps between 16°C and 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to drive to Sedona.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping Parks Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
Wynn Las Vegas ©
Wynn Las Vegas

2
nights
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Get in touch with nature at Cathedral Rock and Devil's Bridge Trail. For shopping fun, head to Ivory Angelic or Peace Place Gifts. There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at Bell Rock, cruise along Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179), stop by Claudia Granger - Soul Awakening Consultation, and soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Sedona vacation planner.

Getting from Las Vegas to Sedona by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. December in Sedona sees daily highs of 14°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Rock ©
Cathedral Rock
Oak Creek Canyon ©
Oak Creek Canyon
Devil's Bridge Trail ©
Devil's Bridge Trail

3
nights
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.
Explore hidden gems such as South Kaibab Trail and Mather Point. Take a break from the city and head to Grand Canyon South Rim and Canyon Village Marketplace. On the 3rd (Thu), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's more to do: trek along Rim Trail.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park tour planner.

Getting from Sedona to Grand Canyon National Park by car takes about 2.5 hours. While traveling from Sedona, expect a bit cooler days and cooler nights in Grand Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of 7°C to lows of -11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Page.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

1
night
Page

Page ©
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.
On the 5th (Sat), get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, then take in breathtaking views at Antelope Canyon, and then take in breathtaking views at Lower Antelope Canyon.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Page day trip app .

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Page in 2.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Page when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in January, with lows around -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to drive to Moab.

Things to do in Page

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Lower Antelope Canyon ©
Lower Antelope Canyon
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Antelope Canyon ©
Antelope Canyon

2
nights
Moab

Moab ©
The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
On the 6th (Sun), explore the striking landscape at Delicate Arch, take in the dramatic natural features at Turret Arch, and then admire the majestic nature at Dead Horse Point State Park. Here are some ideas for day two: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Arches National Park.

For other places to visit and other tourist information, read our Moab holiday planner .

Drive from Page to Moab in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Page in January, expect Moab to be a bit cooler, temps between 2°C and -10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Moab

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Arches National Park
Highlights from your plan
Dead Horse Point State Park ©
Dead Horse Point State Park
Delicate Arch ©
Delicate Arch
Arches National Park ©
Arches National Park

1
night
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 8th (Tue): witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful, take in the natural beauty of Sapphire Pool, and then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. Here are some ideas for day two: hike along Artist Point, identify plant and animal life at Lamar Valley, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Roaring Mountain.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Moab to Yellowstone National Park takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and taxi; or drive. In January, Yellowstone National Park is little chillier than Moab - with highs of -5°C and lows of -20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Lamar Valley ©
Lamar Valley
Artist Point ©
Artist Point

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls, then take some stellar pictures from Tunnel View, then don't miss a visit to Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point. On the 11th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: fly down the slopes at Yosemite Ski and Snowboard Area.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park route planning app .

Do a combination of car, flight, bus, and taxi from Yellowstone National Park to Yosemite National Park in 13 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in January, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be somewhat warmer, around -12°C, while days are warmer, around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Yosemite, Tunnel View ©
Yosemite, Tunnel View
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Yosemite Falls ©
Yosemite Falls

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Do your shopping at Ferry Building Marketplace and Union Square. Visiting Alcatraz Island and Muir Woods National Monument will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near San Francisco: Castello di Amorosa (in Calistoga) and V. Sattui Winery (in St. Helena). And it doesn't end there: take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, steep yourself in history at City Lights Booksellers, have fun and explore at Exploratorium, and step aboard SS Jeremiah O'Brien.

To find other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco visit planning website .

Getting from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and subway. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in January, plan for somewhat warmer days in San Francisco, with highs around 17°C, while nights are much hotter with lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Shopping Parks

Side Trips

V. Sattui Winery, Castello di Amorosa, Muir Woods National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks

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