21 days in Western US Itinerary

21 days in Western US Itinerary

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21 days in Western US Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
Fly + Drive:  21​h
1
Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 30​min
2
Colorado Springs
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Page
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Flagstaff
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
6
Santa Fe
— 2 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Brisbane

4
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Firehole Canyon Drive and Grand Loop Road. Get in touch with nature at Artist Point and Yellowstone Lake. There's still lots to do: witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring and take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone.

To see maps and other tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park trip planner .

Brisbane, Australia to Yellowstone National Park is an approximately 21-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and car. Traveling from Brisbane to Yellowstone National Park, you'll gain 17 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Brisbane in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Yellowstone National Park, with lows of 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring
Firehole Canyon Drive ©
Firehole Canyon Drive
Grand Loop Road ©
Grand Loop Road

3
nights
Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs ©
Stunning Garden of the Gods Park scenery, blue skies and the glory of Pikes Peak-America’s Mountain have attracted visitors to Colorado Springs for more than a century.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at North Cheyenne Canon Park and Starsmore Discovery Center. Here are some ideas for day two: meet the residents at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo and then take in breathtaking views at Royal Gorge Bridge and Park.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Colorado Springs trip itinerary maker website .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to Colorado Springs in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August, expect Colorado Springs to be a bit warmer, temps between 33°C and 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel to Page.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Wildlife Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Royal Gorge Bridge and Park
Highlights from your plan
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
North Cheyenne Canon Park ©
North Cheyenne Canon Park
Royal Gorge Bridge and Park ©
Royal Gorge Bridge and Park

2
nights
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 8th (Sat), get great views at Horseshoe Bend and then enjoy the sand and surf at Lone Rock Beach. On the next day, explore the striking landscape at Rainbow Bridge National Monument, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and then take in breathtaking views at Lower Antelope Canyon.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Page road trip planning app .

Fly from Colorado Springs to Page in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Colorado Springs in August, things will get a bit warmer in Page: highs are around 39°C and lows about 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Page

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Lone Rock Beach
Highlights from your plan
Rainbow Bridge National Monument ©
Rainbow Bridge National Monument
Glen Canyon National Recreation Area ©
Nature & Wildlife Tours

4
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Rim Trail and Grand Canyon South Rim. On the 12th (Wed), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's lots more to do: hike along North Kaibab Trail, take some stellar pictures from Yaki Point, and stroll through South Kaibab Trail.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park online day trip planner .

Getting from Page to Grand Canyon National Park by car takes about 2.5 hours. Traveling from Page in August, you will find days in Grand Canyon National Park are little chillier (31°C), and nights are much colder (11°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can go by car to Flagstaff.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

3
nights
Flagstaff

Flagstaff ©
Sitting at an elevation of 2,135 m (7,000 ft) and just a short trip from the Grand Canyon and other natural wonders, the city of Flagstaff attracts outdoor enthusiasts from around the world.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): explore the striking landscape at Bell Rock and then take in the dramatic natural features at Cathedral Rock. On your second day here, steep yourself in history at Walnut Canyon National Monument and then look for all kinds of wild species at Bearizona Wildlife Park.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Flagstaff tour site .

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Flagstaff in 2 hours. August in Flagstaff sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Flagstaff

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Sedona, Bearizona Wildlife Park
Highlights from your plan
Walnut Canyon National Monument ©
Walnut Canyon National Monument
Bearizona Wildlife Park ©
Bearizona Wildlife Park
Lowell Observatory ©
Lowell Observatory

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): take in breathtaking views at Bandelier National Monument, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Loretto Chapel, and then pause for some serene contemplation at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at New Mexico History Museum, explore the world behind art at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, admire all the interesting features of The Plaza, then examine the collection at Museum of International Folk Art, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Canyon Road.

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You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Flagstaff to Santa Fe in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. Traveling from Flagstaff in August, expect Santa Fe to be somewhat warmer, temps between 34°C and 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Bandelier National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Bandelier National Monument ©
Bandelier National Monument
Santa Fe Plaza ©
Santa Fe Plaza
Museum of International Folk Art ©
Museum of International Folk Art

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