22 days in Western US Itinerary

22 days in Western US Itinerary

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22 days in Western US Itinerary

Start: San Diego
Fly + shuttle:  5​h
1
Santa Fe
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  7​h 30​min
2
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6​h 45​min
3
Moab
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Mesa Verde National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
5
Page
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Sedona
— 2 nights
+2
shuttle + Fly + bus:  9​h 30​min
8
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
9
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: San Diego

1
night
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.
On the 16th (Sun), steep yourself in history at The Plaza and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Loretto Chapel.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Santa Fe trip itinerary builder .

San Diego to Santa Fe is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. When traveling from San Diego in June, plan for a bit warmer days and little chillier nights in Santa Fe: temperatures range from 89°F by day to 56°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Canyon Road ©
Canyon Road
Loretto Chapel ©
Loretto Chapel

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Old Faithful. Spend the 19th (Wed) exploring nature at Yellowstone National Park. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Lamar Valley, explore the striking landscape of Lake Butte Overlook, hike along Artist Point, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Uncle Tom's Trail.

To see maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park online tour planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Santa Fe to Yellowstone National Park takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and car; or drive. Traveling from Santa Fe in June, things will get colder in Yellowstone National Park: highs are around 66°F and lows about 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel to Moab.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Uncle Tom's Trail ©
Uncle Tom's Trail
Yellowstone National Park ©
Yellowstone National Park

1
night
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 21st (Fri): explore the striking landscape at Delicate Arch and then admire the majestic nature at Dead Horse Point State Park. On the 22nd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Moab trip builder tool .

Getting from Yellowstone National Park to Moab by combination of taxi and flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, flight, and car; or drive. In June, Moab is warmer than Yellowstone National Park - with highs of 95°F and lows of 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Mesa Verde National Park.

Things to do in Moab

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Delicate Arch
Highlights from your plan
Dead Horse Point State Park ©
Dead Horse Point State Park
Delicate Arch ©
Delicate Arch

2
nights
Mesa Verde National Park

Mesa Verde National Park ©
Whereas most national parks are primarily devoted to showcasing unique and special landscapes, Mesa Verde National Park focuses on ancient human habitation.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): explore the ancient world of Spruce Tree House, delve into the distant past at Balcony House, and then contemplate the long history of Cliff Palace. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Petroglyph Point Hike and then delve into the distant past at Long House.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Mesa Verde National Park trip itinerary website .

Traveling by car from Moab to Mesa Verde National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, and taxi. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Moab in June: high temperatures in Mesa Verde National Park hover around 89°F and lows are around 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Page.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Historic Sites Parks Trails
Highlights from your plan
Balcony House ©
Balcony House
Cliff Palace ©
Cliff Palace
Long House ©
Long House

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, then explore the stunning scenery at Lower Antelope Canyon, then see human ingenuity at work at Glen Canyon Dam, and finally enjoy some diversion at Gunfighter Canyon. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Page trip itinerary builder website .

Getting from Mesa Verde National Park to Page by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of taxi, shuttle, and flight. Traveling from Mesa Verde National Park in June, expect nights in Page to be warmer, around 69°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 96°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Page

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Glen Canyon Dam
Highlights from your plan
Photography Tours
Lower Antelope Canyon ©
Lower Antelope Canyon
Glen Canyon Dam ©
Glen Canyon Dam

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): get great views at Mather Point, then hike along South Kaibab Trail, and then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Fri): trek along Bright Angel Trail.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park trip planner .

You can drive from Page to Grand Canyon National Park in 2.5 hours. When traveling from Page in June, plan for little chillier days in Grand Canyon National Park, with highs around 85°F, while nights are colder with lows around 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can drive to Sedona.

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
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail

2
nights
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
On the 29th (Sat), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, contemplate the long history of Montezuma Castle National Monument, and then explore the striking landscape at Cathedral Rock. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Sun): relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, admire all the interesting features of Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179), and then explore the striking landscape at Bell Rock.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Sedona holiday maker tool .

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Sedona takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in June, expect nights in Sedona to be warmer, around 68°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 94°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Nature Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Montezuma Castle National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Rock ©
Cathedral Rock
Montezuma Castle National Monument ©
Montezuma Castle National Monument
Immaculate Conception Catholic Church ©

2
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Glacier Point and Bodie State Historic Park. There's lots more to do: get great views at Tunnel View, don't miss a visit to Pothole Dome, admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls, and take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park online road trip planner .

Do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus from Sedona to Yosemite National Park in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, bus, and taxi; or drive. Traveling from Sedona to Yosemite National Park, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Sedona in July: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 83°F, while lows dip to 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Bodie State Historic Park
Highlights from your plan
Bodie State Historic Park ©
Bodie State Historic Park
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Alcatraz Island and Filbert Steps. Go for a jaunt from San Francisco to Calistoga to see Castello di Amorosa about 1h 30 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, expand your understanding of the military at Fort Point, stroll through Golden Gate Park, and explore the engaging exhibits at Exploratorium.

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

Getting from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and subway. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, you will find days in San Francisco are slightly colder (73°F), and nights are a bit warmer (57°F). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Castello di Amorosa
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Castello di Amorosa ©
Castello di Amorosa

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