25 days in Western US Itinerary

25 days in Western US Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Western US travel route planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Montrose, Drive to Moab
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Moab
— 2 nights
Drive
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Glenwood Springs
— 2 nights
Fly
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Santa Fe
— 2 nights
Drive
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Durango
— 3 nights
Drive
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Sedona
— 3 nights
Drive
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Zion National Park
— 3 nights
Fly
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Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
Fly to Reno, Bus to Yosemite National Park
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Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Bus to Reno, Fly to Kalispell
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Glacier National Park
— 1 night
Fly

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Moab

— 2 nights

Red Desert

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, then stop by The T Shirt Shop, and finally do some rugged touring at local off-road trails. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the majestic nature at Dead Horse Point State Park, then make a trip to Wolfe Ranch, then don't miss a visit to Delicate Arch, and finally skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Moab trip builder app.

Brussels, Belgium to Moab is an approximately 18-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and car; or fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Brussels to Moab is minus 8 hours. Expect much hotter weather when traveling from Brussels in July: highs in Moab hover around 42°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Moab

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Adventure

Side Trip

Glenwood Springs

— 2 nights
Glenwood Springs occupies a scenic location at the junction of the Colorado River and the Roaring Fork River, halfway between Vail and Aspen along the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): play a few rounds at Ironbridge Golf Club, then soothe aching muscles at Yampah Spa and Vapor Caves, then trek along Hanging Lake Trail, and finally let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour. On the 25th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hit the slopes at Aspen Snowmass, then see Off-Road Tours, and then pause for some photo ops at The John Denver Sanctuary.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Glenwood Springs trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Moab to Glenwood Springs takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from Moab in July, you will find days in Glenwood Springs are colder (23°C), and nights are a bit cooler (11°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Tours

Side Trips

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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Loretto Chapel, contemplate the long history of Santa Fe Plaza, then don't miss a visit to Canyon Road, then examine the collection at Museum of International Folk Art, and finally don't miss a visit to Meow Wolf Santa Fe. On the 27th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape at Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument, examine the collection at New Mexico History Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Santa Fe travel site.

Getting from Glenwood Springs to Santa Fe by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In July, Santa Fe is somewhat warmer than Glenwood Springs - with highs of 36°C and lows of 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can drive to Durango.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Durango

— 3 nights
Originally a frontier mining town, Durango is known today for its scenic setting, outdoor activities, and the 1880s steam-powered railway that takes visitors through sections of the mountains where roads don't reach.
Get some historical perspective at Cliff Palace and Balcony House. You'll discover tucked-away gems like River Rafting & Tubing and Historic Downtown Durango. Venture out of the city with trips to Nordenskiold #16 Trail (in Mesa Verde National Park) and Pagosa Springs (Bath House (Hot Springs) @ The Springs Resort & Spa, Treasure Falls, &more). There's lots more to do: get interesting insight from Tours, see Off-Road Tours, and get outside with Hassle Free Sports.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Durango holiday builder website.

Getting from Santa Fe to Durango by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of bus and car. Expect slightly colder evenings in Durango when traveling from Santa Fe in July, with lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Sedona.

Things to do in Durango

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Parks

Side Trips

Sedona

— 3 nights

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Escape the urban bustle at Red Rock State Park and Broken Arrow Trail. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to West Fork Oak Creek Trail and Boynton Canyon Trail. The adventure continues: admire the majestic nature at Slide Rock State Park, take in the dramatic natural features at Bell Rock, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and hike along Devil's Bridge Trail.

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Traveling by car from Durango to Sedona takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Durango in July, expect Sedona to be somewhat warmer, temps between 39°C and 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · 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.
Step out of the city life by going to The Narrows and Weeping Rock Trail. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Zion's Main Canyon and Zion Canyon Scenic Drive. The adventure continues: hike along Canyon Overlook Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Angel's Landing, admire all the interesting features of Zion Shuttle, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Zion National Park.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Zion National Park online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Sedona to Zion National Park takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Sedona in August, plan for slightly colder nights in Zion National Park, with lows around 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Yellowstone Lake and Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. Discover out-of-the-way places like Upper Geyser Basin and Sacajawea Park. Next up on the itinerary: witness a stunning natural landmark at Norris Geyser Basin.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park day trip tool.

Getting from Zion National Park to Yellowstone National Park by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car, bus, train, taxi, and shuttle. Traveling from Zion National Park in August, you will find days in Yellowstone National Park are much colder (24°C), and nights are little chillier (3°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature

Side Trip

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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, then take in the dramatic natural features at El Capitan, then take some stellar pictures from Yosemite, Tunnel View, and finally explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point. Here are some ideas for day two: get outside with Black Point Fissures, steep yourself in history at Bodie State Historic Park, and then explore the activities along Lundy Lake.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Yosemite National Park using our trip planner.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Yellowstone National Park to Yosemite National Park in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, shuttle, and train. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Yosemite National Park, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be about the same, around 7°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 32°C. You'll have a few hours on the 12th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Glacier National Park

— 1 night

Crown of the Continent

The glaciers from which Glacier National Park takes its name mostly dissipated eons ago, but they left behind a scoured landscape of high and steep mountain peaks, sparkling lakes, lush alpine meadows, and thick forests.
On the 13th (Fri), contemplate the waterfront views at Lake McDonald, explore the activities along Avalanche Lake, then appreciate the views at Logan Pass, and finally take a memorable drive along Going-to-the-Sun Road.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Glacier National Park trip itinerary planning website.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Yosemite National Park to Glacier National Park in 10.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Yosemite National Park to Glacier National Park is 1 hour. In August, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Scenic Drive