22 days in Western US Itinerary

22 days in Western US Itinerary

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22 days in Western US Itinerary

Start: Kingsport
Fly + Drive:  11​h
1
Sedona
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Williams
— 3 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + Drive:  7​h 15​min
3
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  5​h 45​min
5
Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h 15​min
6
Santa Fe
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  11​h 45​min
End: Kingsport

3
nights
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Step out of the city life by going to Walnut Canyon National Monument and Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179). Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Oak Creek Canyon and Bell Rock. There's still lots to do: hike along Devil's Bridge Trail and take in the dramatic natural features at Cathedral Rock.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Sedona trip itinerary builder app .

Kingsport to Sedona is an approximately 11-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 78°F in May, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough 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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Bright Angel Trail and Bearizona Wildlife Park. Visiting Grand Canyon South Rim and Powell Point will get you outdoors. Go for a jaunt from Williams to Grand Canyon National Park to see Lipan Point about 1h 30 min away.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Williams itinerary tool .

Drive from Sedona to Williams in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Sedona in May, things will get a bit cooler in Williams: highs are around 67°F and lows about 39°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 Trails Outdoors

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Vernal Fall and Yosemite Falls. Visiting Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias and Tunnel View will get you outdoors. Spend the 12th (Tue) exploring nature at Elizabeth Lake, Yosemite National Park. There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, take in the awesome beauty at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, and take in the views from Pohono Bridge.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by combination of taxi, flight, and car from Williams to Yosemite National Park takes 7.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Williams to Yosemite National Park is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Williams in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Yosemite National Park, with lows of 34°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

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

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): examine the collection at de Young Museum, then steep yourself in history at Golden Gate Bridge, and then step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island. On your second day here, take in the awesome beauty at Twin Peaks, then take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and then see the interesting displays at Musee Mecanique.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco trip planner.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in May, plan for somewhat warmer nights in San Francisco, with lows around 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Artist Point and Grand Teton. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center and Lamar Valley. The adventure continues: take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring, look for all kinds of wild species at North Rim Trail, explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, and explore the striking landscape at Natural Bridge Trail.

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

Traveling by combination of flight and car from San Francisco to Yellowstone National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, shuttle, and car; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from San Francisco in May, you will find days in Yellowstone National Park are a bit cooler (53°F), and nights are cooler (27°F). 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

Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center, Grand Teton
Highlights from your plan
Artist Point ©
Artist Point
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.
Popular historic sites such as Santa Fe Plaza and Loretto Chapel are in your itinerary. Museum-lovers will appreciate New Mexico History Museum and Museum of International Folk Art. Change things up with these side-trips from Santa Fe: Rio Grande Gorge Bridge (in Taos) and Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument (in Cochiti Pueblo). There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, appreciate the extensive heritage of Canyon Road, and admire the masterpieces at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Santa Fe trip app .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to Santa Fe takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in May, expect Santa Fe to be a bit warmer, temps between 73°F and 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to 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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