26 days in Western US Itinerary

26 days in Western US Itinerary

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26 days in Western US Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  19​h 30​min
1
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Santa Fe
— 3 nights
+4
Bus + Taxi + Bus + Taxi + Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Page
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Sedona
— 4 nights
Bus + Fly:  6​h 15​min
6
Portland
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  6​h 45​min
7
Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 45​min
8
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  16​h 45​min
End: Sydney

2
nights
Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, take an in-depth tour of Titanic, and then make a trip to Bellagio Fountains. On the 23rd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Madame Tussauds - Las Vegas, see the interesting displays at The Neon Museum, and then explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas trip maker .

Sydney, Australia to Las Vegas is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -18 hour difference. Traveling from Sydney in October, expect nights in Las Vegas to be about the same, around 18°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping Nature Neighborhoods
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The Strip ©
The Strip
Titanic ©
Titanic

3
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Bandelier National Monument and Georgia O'Keeffe Museum. Head to The Plaza and Nedra Matteucci Galleriesfor plenty of shopping. Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Canyon Road, take in the exciting artwork at Monroe Gallery, examine the collection at Museum of International Folk Art, and steep yourself in history at Loretto Chapel.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Santa Fe holiday planner.

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Las Vegas to Santa Fe in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Las Vegas to Santa Fe, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In October, Santa Fe is a bit cooler than Las Vegas - with highs of 24°C and lows of 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel to Page.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Bandelier National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Bandelier National Monument ©
Bandelier National Monument
Canyon Road ©
Canyon Road

2
nights
Page

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 28th (Sun): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, then take in breathtaking views at Antelope Canyon, and then take in breathtaking views at Lower Antelope Canyon. On your second day here, explore the striking landscape of Glen Canyon National Recreation Area.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Page holiday maker tool .

Getting from Santa Fe to Page by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Santa Fe in October, plan for a bit warmer nights in Page, with lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Page

Wildlife Nature Parks
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Glen Canyon National Recreation Area ©
Lower Antelope Canyon ©
Lower Antelope Canyon
Nature & Wildlife Tours

4
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.
Visiting Bright Angel Trail and Grand Canyon South Rim will get you outdoors. Step off the beaten path and head to South Kaibab Trail and Mather Point. The adventure continues: trek along Rim Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Tonto Trail, look for gifts at Lookout Studio, and take some stellar pictures from Lipan Point.

For maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park vacation maker app .

You can drive from Page to Grand Canyon National Park in 2.5 hours. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Page in October: highs in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can go by car to Sedona.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

4
nights
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Walnut Canyon National Monument and Wupatki National Monument. Explore hidden gems such as Cathedral Rock and Oak Creek Canyon. Step out of Sedona to go to Jerome and see Raku Gallery, which is approximately 44 minutes away. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Bell Rock, look for gifts at Absolute Bikes, and admire all the interesting features of Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179).

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Sedona trip planner.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Sedona in 2.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in November: highs in Sedona hover around 20°C, while lows dip to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Portland.

Things to do in Sedona

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Flagstaff, Absolute Bikes, Raku Gallery
Highlights from your plan
Oak Creek Canyon ©
Oak Creek Canyon
Wupatki National Monument ©
Wupatki National Monument
Cathedral Rock ©
Cathedral Rock

2
nights
Portland

Portland ©
A big city with a small-town feel, Portland is home to the country's biggest rose test garden, perched on a hill overlooking downtown.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Steigerwald Lake National Wildlife Refuge, then take in the dramatic scenery at Multnomah Falls, and then look for gifts at Powell's City of Books.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Portland trip planning website .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Sedona to Portland takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Sedona in November, expect nights in Portland to be about the same, around 6°C, while days are slightly colder, around 13°C. You will leave for Yellowstone National Park on the 8th (Thu).

Things to do in Portland

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Multnomah Falls, Steigerwald Lake National Wildlife Refuge
Highlights from your plan
Multnomah Falls ©
Multnomah Falls
Powell's City of Books ©
Powell's City of Books

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.
Family-friendly places like Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center and Hayden Valley will thrill your kids. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Grand Prismatic Spring and Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. There's still lots to do: witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Portland to Yellowstone National Park in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Portland to Yellowstone National Park. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Portland in November: highs in Yellowstone National Park hover around 1°C, while lows dip to -12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center
Highlights from your plan
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center ©
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Upper Geyser Basin ©
Upper Geyser Basin

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get some cultural insight at Alcatraz Island and Fisherman's Wharf. Museum-lovers will get to explore Exploratorium and SS Jeremiah O'Brien. Go for a jaunt from San Francisco to Calistoga to see Castello di Amorosa about 1h 30 min away. There's still lots to do: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, appreciate the extensive heritage of Filbert Steps, and take a stroll through Union Square.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read San Francisco visit app .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to San Francisco takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and subway; or drive. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park to San Francisco, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in November, things will get much hotter in San Francisco: highs are around 20°C and lows about 12°C. You'll have a few hours on the 15th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

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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