22 days in Western US Itinerary

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Fly to Albuquerque International Sunport, Drive to Santa Fe
Santa Fe
— 4 nights
Zion National Park
— 3 nights
— 4 nights
Drive to Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, Fly to Fresno Yosemite International Airport, Drive to Yosemite National Park
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Bus to Reno, Fly to Cody
— 2 nights
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
Jackson Hole
— 2 nights


Santa Fe — 4 nights

City Different

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore San Miguel Chapel and Museum of International Folk Art. Get a sense of the local culture at Palace of the Governors and New Mexico History Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Santa Fe: Bandelier National Monument (in Los Alamos), Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument (in Cochiti Pueblo) and Taos (Rio Grande Gorge Bridge, Taos Pueblo, &more). And it doesn't end there: stop by Cruz Gallery, steep yourself in history at Santa Fe Plaza, take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Loretto Chapel.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Santa Fe trip itinerary planner.

Leipzig, Germany to Santa Fe is an approximately 20.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -8 hour difference. Traveling from Leipzig in September, expect nights in Santa Fe to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Zion National Park.
Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks
Side Trips

Zion National Park — 3 nights

Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
Take a break from the city and head to Zion Canyon Scenic Drive and Zion Shuttle. Spend the 8th (Fri) exploring nature at Zion National Park. Spend the 7th (Thu) exploring nature at The Narrows. There's more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Angel's Landing.

To find traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Zion National Park trip builder tool.

You can fly from Santa Fe to Zion National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. In September, daily temperatures in Zion National Park can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can fly to Sedona.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Sedona — 4 nights

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Nature & Wildlife Tours and Red Rock State Park. Kids will appreciate attractions like Slide Rock State Park and Oak Creek Canyon. Step out of Sedona with an excursion to Montezuma Castle National Monument in Camp Verde--about 42 minutes away. The adventure continues: trek along Broken Arrow Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Devil's Bridge Trail, take in the dramatic natural features at Cathedral Rock, and admire all the interesting features of Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179).

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Traveling by flight from Zion National Park to Sedona takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Zion National Park in September, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Sedona, with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.
Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails
Side Trips

Yosemite National Park — 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bridalveil Fall, then get great views at Yosemite, Tunnel View, and finally explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point.

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Explore your travel options from Sedona to Yosemite National Park with the Route module. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Sedona to Yosemite National Park due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Sedona in September, plan for slightly colder days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 27°C, while nights are cooler with lows around 3°C. On the 14th (Thu), you'll travel to Cody.
Nature · Parks

Cody — 2 nights

Preferred Gateway to Yellowstone

A genuine cowboy city, Cody is famous for its nightly rodeos and its proximity to the protected wilderness areas of the world's first national park, now designated as one of the country's World Heritage Sites.
On the 15th (Fri), admire the engineering at Buffalo Bill Dam, then get engrossed in the history at Old West Miniature Village and Museum, and then contemplate the long history of Old Trail Town. Keep things going the next day: explore the landscape on two wheels at Paul Stock Nature Trail, examine the collection at Cody Dug Up Gun Museum, then examine the collection at Buffalo Bill Center of the West, and finally examine the collection at Cody Firearms Museum.

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Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Yosemite National Park to Cody takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Yosemite National Park to Cody. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in September, Cody is a bit warmer at night with lows of 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can go by car to Yellowstone National Park.
Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Yellowstone National Park — 3 nights

World's Largest Collection of Geysers

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Norris Geyser Basin and Grand Loop Road. Visiting West Thumb Geyser Basin and Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone will get you outdoors. There's more to do: witness a stunning natural landmark at Upper Geyser Basin.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park journey planner.

Traveling by car from Cody to Yellowstone National Park takes 2.5 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Cody in September; daily highs in Yellowstone National Park reach 18°C and lows reach 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Jackson Hole.
Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

Jackson Hole — 2 nights

The Jackson Hole valley is approximately 97 km (60 mi) long and 24 km (15 mi) wide, encompassing the town of Jackson, Teton Village, and the northern section of Grand Teton National Park.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Jenny Lake Trail, look for all kinds of wild species at Laurance Rockefeller Preserve, look for gifts at Lee's Tees, then don't miss a visit to Jackson Town Square, and finally don't miss a visit to Jackson Hole Shootout. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a dose of the wild on Wildlife Expeditions of Teton Science Schools and then admire the masterpieces at National Museum of Wildlife Art.

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Traveling by car from Yellowstone National Park to Jackson Hole takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in September, you will find days in Jackson Hole are somewhat warmer (23°C), and nights are about the same (3°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to travel back home.
Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks
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