22 days in Western US Itinerary

22 days in Western US Itinerary

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22 days in Western US Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly + Drive:  14​h 45​min
1
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 45​min
2
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Page
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Sedona
— 3 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  4​h 15​min
7
Santa Fe
— 2 nights
Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: Amsterdam

3
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Grand Prismatic Spring and Old Faithful. Get outdoors at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Yellowstone Lake. Change things up with a short trip to Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center in West Yellowstone (about 56 minutes away). There's more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Moose Falls and explore and take pictures at Yellowstone Institute.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary builder tool .

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Yellowstone National Park is an approximately 15-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi. Traveling from Amsterdam to Yellowstone National Park, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Amsterdam in September, things will get slightly colder in Yellowstone National Park: highs are around 19°C and lows about 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center
Highlights from your plan
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Alcatraz Island and Filbert Steps. Get a sense of the local culture at Fisherman's Wharf and Exploratorium. When in San Francisco, make a side trip to see Muir Woods National Monument in Mill Valley, approximately 42 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at China Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Point Isabel, take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, and steep yourself in history at SS Jeremiah O'Brien.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, read San Francisco tour planning app .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to San Francisco takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and subway; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Yellowstone National Park to San Francisco is minus 1 hour. In October, San Francisco is much warmer than Yellowstone National Park - with highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Point Isabel, Muir Woods National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument

3
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.
On the 7th (Sun), try to win big at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, then enjoy some music at Bellagio Fountains, then try to win big at Wynn Las Vegas, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Valley of Fire State Park. On the 8th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: shop like a local with The Strip and then explore the striking landscape at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

To find maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Las Vegas trip planner.

You can fly from San Francisco to Las Vegas in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from San Francisco in October, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Las Vegas: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 18°C at night. On the 9th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Page.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Valley of Fire State Park
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
Valley of Fire State Park ©
Valley of Fire State Park

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Lower Antelope Canyon and Lone Rock Beach. Visiting Glen Canyon National Recreation Area and River Rafting & Tubing will get you outdoors. It doesn't end there: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour and explore the striking landscape at Rainbow Bridge National Monument.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Page journey planner .

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to Page takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, flight, and bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Las Vegas in October, things will get a bit cooler in Page: highs are around 27°C and lows about 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Page

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Lone Rock Beach
Highlights from your plan
Rainbow Bridge National Monument ©
Rainbow Bridge National Monument
Glen Canyon National Recreation Area ©
Lower Antelope Canyon ©
Lower Antelope Canyon

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. Get in touch with nature at Bright Angel Trail and Rim Trail. There's more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim and take some stellar pictures from Yaki Point.

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Traveling by car from Page to Grand Canyon National Park takes 2.5 hours. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Page in October: highs in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Sedona.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

3
nights
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): take in the dramatic natural features at Bell Rock, explore the stunning scenery at Oak Creek Canyon, and then immerse yourself in nature at Slide Rock State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Wed): soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, then cruise along Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179), and then take in the dramatic natural features at Cathedral Rock.

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

Drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Sedona in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in October, you will find days in Sedona are somewhat warmer (29°C), and nights are warmer (15°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Bell Rock ©
Bell Rock
Cathedral Rock ©
Cathedral Rock
Oak Creek Canyon ©
Oak Creek Canyon

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 (Thu): examine the collection at Museum of International Folk Art and then make a trip to Canyon Road. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bandelier National Monument, then explore the world behind art at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, then don't miss a visit to The Plaza, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Loretto Chapel.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Santa Fe travel itinerary planner .

Getting from Sedona to Santa Fe by combination of taxi and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. In October, Santa Fe is a bit cooler than Sedona - with highs of 24°C and lows of 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Taos, Bandelier National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Canyon Road ©
Canyon Road
Bandelier National Monument ©
Bandelier National Monument

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