22 days in Western US Itinerary

22 days in Western US Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Sedona
— 3 nights
2
Williams
— 3 nights
3
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
4
San Francisco
— 2 nights
5
Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
6
Santa Fe
— 4 nights

3
nights
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Cathedral Rock and Oak Creek Canyon. Get outdoors at Bell Rock and Walnut Canyon National Monument. Next up on the itinerary: trek along Devil's Bridge Trail and cruise along Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179).

Plan a Sedona trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Kingsport to Sedona is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Kingsport to Sedona, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around °F in May, and nighttime lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Williams.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Walnut Canyon National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Rock ©
Cathedral Rock
Oak Creek Canyon ©
Oak Creek Canyon
Devil's Bridge Trail ©
Devil's Bridge Trail

3
nights
Williams

Williams ©
A tiny town with big tourist appeal, Williams lies on one of the first highways ever built in America, the iconic "Route 66." The town boasts many inns, motels, restaurants, and shops, although its most important feature is serving as the southern terminus of a scenic railway leading to the area's most famous tourist attraction, the World Heritage-listed Grand Canyon.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Bearizona Wildlife Park and Powell Point. Get in touch with nature at Grand Canyon South Rim and Bright Angel Trail. When in Williams, make a side trip to see Lipan Point in Grand Canyon National Park, approximately Grand Canyon National Park away.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Williams trip app.

Drive from Sedona to Williams in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Sedona in May, with highs in Williams at °F and lows at °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Williams

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Grand Canyon National Park
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Bearizona Wildlife Park ©
Bearizona Wildlife Park

3
nights
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Glacier Point and Yosemite Falls. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Yosemite, Tunnel View and Mariposa Grove. Spend the 12th (Tue) exploring nature at Elizabeth Lake. And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, take in the views from Pohono Bridge, take some stellar pictures from Washburn Point, and make a trip to Olmsted Point.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Williams to Yosemite National Park by combination of shuttle and bus takes about 22 hours. Other options: take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Williams to Yosemite National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Williams in May, expect little chillier with lows of °F in Yosemite National Park. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

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

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): examine the collection at de Young Museum, take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, and then stroll through Alcatraz Island. On the 16th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get great views at Twin Peaks, thentake a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and then see the interesting displays at Musee Mecanique.

For photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the San Francisco tour planning tool.

You can fly from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and subway; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in San Francisco when traveling from Yosemite National Park in May, with lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Musee Mecanique ©
Musee Mecanique

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Old Faithful. Explore hidden gems such as Grand Prismatic Spring and Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center. When in Yellowstone National Park, make a side trip to see Grand Teton in Grand Teton National Park, approximately Grand Teton National Park away. There's still lots to do: admire all the interesting features of Lamar Valley, trek along North Rim Trail, explore the striking landscape at Gibbon Falls, and identify plant and animal life at Natural Bridge Trail.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Yellowstone National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, bus, shuttle, and car. The time zone difference when traveling from San Francisco to Yellowstone National Park is 1 hour. When traveling from San Francisco in May, plan for slightly colder days and cooler nights in Yellowstone National Park: temperatures range from °F by day to °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Grand Teton, Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Lamar Valley ©
Lamar Valley
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton

4
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Loretto Chapel and Canyon Road. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum and The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Santa Fe: Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument (in Cochiti Pueblo) and Rio Grande Gorge Bridge (in Taos). There's more to do: see the interesting displays at New Mexico History Museum and make a trip to Santa Fe Plaza.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Santa Fe journey builder website.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to Santa Fe in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, shuttle, taxi, and train. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in May, things will get a bit warmer in Santa Fe: highs are around °F and lows about °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument, Rio Grande Gorge Bridge
Highlights from your plan
New Mexico History Museum ©
New Mexico History Museum
Canyon Road ©
Canyon Road

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