21 days in Western US Itinerary

21 days in Western US Itinerary

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21 days in Western US Itinerary

Start: Roanoke
Fly + Drive:  9​h
1
Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h
2
Arches National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
3
Zion National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + shuttle:  3​h 15​min
4
Page
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Sedona
— 4 nights
taxi + Fly:  10​h 30​min
End: Roanoke

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.
Get outdoors at Yellowstone Lake and Old Faithful. Step out of Yellowstone National Park with an excursion to Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center in West Yellowstone--about 56 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, stroll through Artist Point, witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring, and take some stellar pictures from Observation Point Trail.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park vacation planner.

Roanoke to Yellowstone National Park is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and car; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Roanoke to Yellowstone National Park due to the time zone difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Roanoke in May, with highs in Yellowstone National Park at 52°F and lows at 27°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Arches National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center
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Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Artist Point ©
Artist Point
Upper Geyser Basin ©
Upper Geyser Basin

3
nights
Arches National Park

Arches National Park ©
Mother Nature kept reaching for red when she painted Arches National Park's 2,000 sandstone arches, resulting in one of the country's more distinctly shaped and colored landscapes.
Visiting Fiery Furnace and Dead Horse Point State Park will get you outdoors. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Double Arch and Canyoning & Rappelling Tours. There's more to do: explore the striking landscape at Broken Arch and make a trip to Delicate Arch.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Arches National Park trip planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Yellowstone National Park to Arches National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and car; or drive. In May, Arches National Park is much hotter than Yellowstone National Park - with highs of 76°F and lows of 48°F. On the 1st (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Arches National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Moab
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Double Arch ©
Double Arch
Delicate Arch ©
Delicate Arch
Fiery Furnace ©
Fiery Furnace

3
nights
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.
Get outdoors at The Narrows and Zion Shuttle. There's much more to do: trek along Angel's Landing, explore the stunning scenery at Zion's Main Canyon, and explore and take pictures at Zion Canyon Scenic Drive.

Plan trip to Zion National Park with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Arches National Park to Zion National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and car; or drive. Traveling from Arches National Park in June, expect slightly colder with lows of 51°F in Zion National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to drive to Page.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails
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Zion's Main Canyon ©
Zion's Main Canyon
The Narrows ©
The Narrows
Angel's Landing ©
Angel's Landing

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): explore the striking landscape at Rainbow Bridge National Monument, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and then take in breathtaking views at Lower Antelope Canyon. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Glen Canyon National Recreation Area.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Page day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Zion National Park to Page takes 3.5 hours. Traveling from Zion National Park in June, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Page, with lows around 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Page

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

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Rim Trail and Grand Canyon South Rim. Explore hidden gems such as East Rim Drive and Grandview Point. The adventure continues: trek along South Kaibab Trail, explore the stunning scenery at Inner Canyon, get great views at Moran Point, and stroll through Tonto Trail.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park route tool .

Traveling by car from Page to Grand Canyon National Park takes 2.5 hours. When traveling from Page in June, plan for a bit cooler days in Grand Canyon National Park, with highs around 85°F, while nights are cooler with lows around 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Sedona.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

4
nights
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Get in touch with nature at Cathedral Rock and Oak Creek Canyon. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at Bell Rock, trek along Airport Mesa, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and take a memorable drive along Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179).

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Sedona trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Sedona in 2.5 hours. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in June, plan for a bit warmer days in Sedona, with highs around 94°F, while nights are warmer with lows around 68°F. You'll set off for home on the 14th (Thu).

Things to do in Sedona

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

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