26 days in Western US Itinerary

26 days in Western US Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Western US journey planner

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Fly to Fresno Yosemite International Airport, Drive to Yosemite National Park
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Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
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Drive to Fresno Yosemite International Airport, Fly to Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, Drive to Sedona
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Sedona
— 3 nights
Drive
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
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Bus to Flagstaff Amtrak, Fly to Grand Junction, Drive to Moab
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Moab
— 4 nights
Drive
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Zion National Park
— 3 nights
Fly
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Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
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Grand Teton National Park
— 3 nights
Drive to Jackson Hole Airport, Fly to Washington Dulles International Airport

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Yosemite National Park

— 5 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 Half Dome will get you outdoors. Explore hidden gems such as Vernal Fall and Olmsted Point. And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at Taft Point, get great views at Yosemite, Tunnel View, trek along Nevada Falls Loop, and tour the pleasant surroundings at North Dome.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park trip itinerary app.

Washington to Yosemite National Park is an approximately 13-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -3 hour difference. Traveling from Washington in June, plan for a bit cooler nights in Yosemite National Park, with lows around 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Sedona.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Sedona

— 3 nights

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Escape the urban bustle at Cathedral Rock and Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179). Step out of Sedona to go to Flagstaff and see Walnut Canyon National Monument, which is approximately 1h 5 min away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the majestic nature at Slide Rock State Park, explore the stunning scenery at Oak Creek Canyon, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and trek along Airport Mesa.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Sedona itinerary planning tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Yosemite National Park to Sedona. Traveling from Yosemite National Park to Sedona, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Sedona, ranging from highs of 94°F to lows of 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Grand Canyon National Park

— 3 nights
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Escape the urban bustle at Grand Canyon South Rim and South Kaibab Trail. Step off the beaten path and head to Mather Point and Rim Trail. There's still lots to do: take a memorable drive along East Rim Drive, explore the stunning scenery at Yavapai Point, don't miss a visit to Pipe Creek Vista, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Bright Angel Point.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Sedona to Grand Canyon National Park takes 2.5 hours. While traveling from Sedona, expect a bit cooler days and cooler nights in Grand Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of 85°F to lows of 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel to Moab.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Moab

— 4 nights

Red Desert

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Delicate Arch and Double Arch. Take a break from the city and head to Off-Road Tours and Mesa Arch. Next up on the itinerary: admire all the interesting features of Potash Road, scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, and let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Moab trip planner.

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and car from Grand Canyon National Park to Moab in 11 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in June, expect Moab to be somewhat warmer, temps between 95°F and 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to drive to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Nature

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.
Get in touch with nature at Zion's Main Canyon and Angel's Landing. Explore hidden gems such as Zion-Mt. Carmel Highway and Zion Shuttle. Spend the 17th (Thu) exploring nature at Zion National Park. The adventure continues: cruise along Zion Canyon Scenic Drive.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Zion National Park trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Moab to Zion National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of car and flight. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Moab in June since evenings lows in Zion National Park dip to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

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.
Visiting Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and West Thumb Geyser Basin will get you outdoors. Discover out-of-the-way places like Upper Geyser Basin and Castle Geyser. Next up on the itinerary: take in the natural beauty of Grand Geyser, explore the striking landscape at Blue Star Spring, explore the striking landscape of Aurum Geyser, and tour the pleasant surroundings at North Rim Trail.

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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, and taxi. While traveling from Zion National Park, expect much colder days and little chillier nights in Yellowstone National Park, ranging from highs of 66°F to lows of 34°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can go by car to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Grand Teton National Park

— 3 nights

Mountains of the Imagination

The peaks of Grand Teton National Park aren't the highest in the world, but they sit atop what might be nature's archetypes for mountains.
On the 24th (Thu), look for all kinds of wild species at Grand Teton. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Fri): trek along Jenny Lake Trail, stroll through Cascade Canyon Trail, then hike along Taggart Lake, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cathedral Group.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Grand Teton National Park travel app.

Traveling by car from Yellowstone National Park to Grand Teton National Park takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in June, you will find days in Grand Teton National Park are a bit warmer (72°F), and nights are about the same (39°F). You will have some time to spend on the 26th (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors