24 days in Western US Itinerary

24 days in Western US Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Western US visit planner

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Santa Fe
— 2 nights
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Drive to Albuquerque International Sunport, Fly to Fresno Yosemite International Airport, Drive to Yosemite National Park
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Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
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San Francisco
— 3 nights
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Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
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Zion National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
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Sedona
— 4 nights
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Santa Fe

— 2 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.
On the 3rd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, admire the masterpieces at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, then contemplate the long history of Santa Fe Plaza, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Canyon Road.

To see ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Santa Fe trip planner.

Fort Lauderdale to Santa Fe is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Fort Lauderdale to Santa Fe due to the time zone difference. Plan for colder nights when traveling from Fort Lauderdale in June since evenings lows in Santa Fe dip to 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Yosemite National Park

— 3 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.
Visiting Glacier Point and Yosemite, Tunnel View will get you outdoors. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Yosemite Falls and Sentinel Dome. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at El Capitan, hike along Four Mile Trail, don't miss a visit to Yosemite Village, and take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park day trip tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Santa Fe to Yosemite National Park. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Santa Fe to Yosemite National Park due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Santa Fe in June; daily highs in Yosemite National Park reach 79°F and lows reach 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

San Francisco

— 3 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Alcatraz Island and Golden Gate Bridge are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Appreciate the collections at Musee Mecanique and Exploratorium. The adventure continues: take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, examine the collection at de Young Museum, take a tour of SS Jeremiah O'Brien, and get to know the fascinating history of Filbert Street Stairs.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in June, you will find days in San Francisco are a bit cooler (71°F), and nights are a bit warmer (55°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Childrens Museums

Yellowstone National Park

— 4 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Upper Geyser Basin. Take a break from the city and head to Old Faithful and Grand Loop Road. There's still lots to do: get to know the fascinating history of Uncle Tom's Trail, stroll through Observation Point Trail, admire the sheer force of Kepler Cascades, and take in the natural beauty of West Thumb Geyser Basin.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park trip planner.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Yellowstone National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of subway, train, bus, and car. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from San Francisco in June, expect nights in Yellowstone National Park to be colder, around 34°F, while days are little chillier, around 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Zion National Park and then admire all the interesting features of Zion Canyon Scenic Drive. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of The Narrows and then trek along Angel's Landing.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Zion National Park trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Yellowstone National Park to Zion National Park takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. When traveling from Yellowstone National Park in June, plan for much warmer days in Zion National Park, with highs around 94°F, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Grand Canyon National Park

— 4 nights
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Bright Angel Point and Grand Canyon Railway Depot. Get in touch with nature at Bright Angel Trail and South Kaibab Trail. The adventure continues: get great views at Mather Point, explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, trek along Rim Trail, and take a memorable drive along East Rim Drive.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park day trip tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Zion National Park to Grand Canyon National Park. In June, Grand Canyon National Park is little chillier than Zion National Park - with highs of 85°F and lows of 42°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel to Sedona.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature

Sedona

— 4 nights

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Get a sense of the local culture at Montezuma Castle National Monument and Amitabha Stupa & Peace Park. Get outdoors at Cathedral Rock and Devil's Bridge Trail. Take a break from Sedona with a short trip to Arizona Copper Art Museum in Clarkdale, about 32 minutes away. The adventure continues: take in breathtaking views at Oak Creek Canyon, immerse yourself in nature at Red Rock State Park, explore and take pictures at Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179), and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Sedona trip itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Sedona in 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. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

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