21 days in Western US Itinerary

21 days in Western US Itinerary

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21 days in Western US Itinerary

Start: Boston
Fly + taxi:  9​h 45​min
1
Sedona
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  11​h 15​min
3
Zion National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
4
Moab
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Denver
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Rocky Mountain National Park
— 2 nights
+4
Drive + bus + foot + Fly + Drive:  10​h 45​min
7
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  10​h 15​min
End: Boston

3
nights
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Escape the urban bustle at Doe Mountain Trail and Fay Canyon Trail. Step off the beaten path and head to Montezuma Well and Lynx Lake Recreation Area. When in Sedona, make a side trip to see V-Bar-V Heritage Site in Rimrock, approximately 36 minutes away. There's more to do: soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Sedona road trip planner.

Boston to Sedona is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Boston to Sedona, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Boston in March, you will find days in Sedona are much hotter (67°F), and nights are somewhat warmer (45°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Rimrock, Lynx Lake Recreation Area
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Montezuma Well ©
Montezuma Well
Doe Mountain Trail ©
Doe Mountain Trail
V-Bar-V Heritage Site ©
V-Bar-V Heritage Site

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Nature & Wildlife Tours and Powell Point. Take a break from the city and head to Grand Canyon South Rim and South Kaibab Trail. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Rim Trail, explore the stunning scenery at Inner Canyon, and take some stellar pictures from Pima Point.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Sedona to Grand Canyon National Park in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Sedona in April, you will find days in Grand Canyon National Park are little chillier (62°F), and nights are colder (26°F). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Fri) to allow time for the bus ride to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): take in breathtaking views at Hidden Canyon and then hike along Temple of Sinawava Trail. Keep things going the next day: explore and take pictures at Court of the Patriarchs.

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Take a bus from Grand Canyon National Park to Zion National Park in 11.5 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in April: high temperatures in Zion National Park hover around 69°F and lows are around 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Moab.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Court of the Patriarchs ©
Court of the Patriarchs
Temple of Sinawava Trail ©
Temple of Sinawava Trail

3
nights
Moab

Moab ©
The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): shop like a local with Tom Till Gallery, take in the dramatic natural features at Broken Arch, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Skyline Arch. Here are some ideas for day two: trek along Moab Brand Trails, explore the striking landscape at Courthouse Towers, and then grab your bike and head to Poison Spider Trail.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Moab visit planning tool .

Traveling by car from Zion National Park to Moab takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of taxi and flight. In April, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 38°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel to Denver.

Things to do in Moab

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

Arches National Park
Highlights from your plan
Broken Arch ©
Broken Arch
Courthouse Towers ©
Courthouse Towers
Tom Till Gallery ©
Tom Till Gallery

1
night
Denver

Denver ©
Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Denver Art Museum and then get curious at Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center. On the 11th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Cherry Creek State Park and then stroll through Roxborough State Park.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Denver tour itinerary planning app .

You can do a combination of flight and train from Moab to Denver in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and train; or drive. Traveling from Moab in April, expect nights in Denver to be about the same, around 34°F, while days are little chillier, around 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to drive to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Denver

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center, Roxborough State Park, Cherry Creek State Park
Highlights from your plan
Cherry Creek State Park ©
Cherry Creek State Park
Roxborough State Park ©
Roxborough State Park
Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center ©

2
nights
Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park ©
Rocky Mountain National Park presents an ideal setting for recreation in the mountain range for which the park is named.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): appreciate the views at Many Parks Curve Overlook, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Sheep Lakes, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lily Lake Trailhead, and finally admire the sheer force of Ouzel Falls. Keep things going the next day: explore and take pictures at Snow Mountain Ranch and then ski along the peaceful trails at Devil's Thumb Ranch Cross Country Skiing.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Rocky Mountain National Park online day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Denver to Rocky Mountain National Park takes 2 hours. In April, daytime highs in Rocky Mountain National Park are 64°F, while nighttime lows are 35°F. On the 14th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

YMCA of the Rockies - Snow Mountain Ranch, Devil's Thumb Ranch Cross Country Skiing
Highlights from your plan
Many Parks Curve Overlook ©
Many Parks Curve Overlook
Sheep Lakes ©
Sheep Lakes
Ouzel  Falls ©
Ouzel Falls

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Old Faithful Visitor Education Center. On your second day here, take in the awesome beauty at Grand Targhee Ski Resort.

Before you visit Yellowstone National Park, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can do a combination of car, bus, and flight from Rocky Mountain National Park to Yellowstone National Park in 11 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and shuttle. Traveling from Rocky Mountain National Park in April, expect nights in Yellowstone National Park to be a bit cooler, around 17°F, while days are colder, around 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Grand Targhee Ski Resort
Highlights from your plan
Grand Targhee Ski Resort ©
Grand Targhee Ski Resort
Grand Loop Road ©
Grand Loop Road

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