26 days in Western US Itinerary

26 days in Western US Itinerary

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26 days in Western US Itinerary

Start: Dayton
taxi + Fly:  5​h 45​min
1
Santa Fe
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  5​h 30​min
2
Moab
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
3
Page
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Sedona
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Williams
— 3 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + Drive:  7​h 15​min
6
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
7
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  5​h 45​min
8
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  7​h 30​min
9
Devils Tower
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + taxi:  7​h
End: Dayton

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night
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.
On the 28th (Fri), steep yourself in history at Loretto Chapel and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, then contemplate the long history of Santa Fe Plaza, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Canyon Road, and finally explore the striking landscape at Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Santa Fe day trip app .

Dayton to Santa Fe is an approximately 6-hour combination of taxi and flight. You can also do a combination of taxi, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Dayton to Santa Fe. While traveling from Dayton, expect a bit warmer days and slightly colder nights in Santa Fe, ranging from highs of 89°F to lows of 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel to Moab.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Nature

Side Trip

Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Canyon Road ©
Canyon Road

3
nights
Moab

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Explore hidden gems such as Canyoning & Rappelling Tours and River Rafting & Tubing. Visiting Adrenaline & Extreme Tours and Canyonlands National Park will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: immerse yourself in nature at Dead Horse Point State Park.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Moab trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Santa Fe to Moab in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. When traveling from Santa Fe in June, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Moab: temperatures range from 95°F by day to 61°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Page.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors Tours Nature
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Dead Horse Point State Park ©
Dead Horse Point State Park
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours

2
nights
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 3rd (Wed): take in the views from Navajo Bridge, then get interesting insight from Tours, and then explore the stunning scenery at Antelope Canyon. On the 4th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Page planning site .

Traveling by car from Moab to Page takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, and shuttle. Traveling from Moab in July, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Page, with lows around 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Sedona.

Things to do in Page

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trip

Navajo Bridge
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Navajo Bridge ©
Navajo Bridge
Nature & Wildlife Tours

3
nights
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Visit Wupatki National Monument and Walnut Canyon National Monument for their historical value. Take a break from the city and head to Oak Creek Canyon and Cathedral Rock. Take a break from Sedona with a short trip to Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff, about 1 hour away. There's more to do: explore the striking landscape at Bell Rock.

To find ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Sedona trip planner .

Traveling by car from Page to Sedona takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Page in July: highs in Sedona hover around 92°F, while lows dip to 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can drive to Williams.

Things to do in Sedona

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Flagstaff
Highlights from your plan
Bell Rock ©
Bell Rock
Wupatki National Monument ©
Wupatki National Monument
Cathedral Rock ©
Cathedral Rock

3
nights
Williams

Williams ©
A tiny town with big tourist appeal, Williams lies on one of the first highways ever built in America, the iconic "Route 66." The town boasts many inns, motels, restaurants, and shops, although its most important feature is serving as the southern terminus of a scenic railway leading to the area's most famous tourist attraction, the World Heritage-listed Grand Canyon.
Escape the urban bustle at Rim Trail and Bright Angel Trail. When in Williams, make a side trip to see Grand Canyon South Rim in Grand Canyon National Park, approximately 1h 30 min away. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Bearizona Wildlife Park.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Williams tour builder .

You can drive from Sedona to Williams in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Sedona in July, things will get little chillier in Williams: highs are around 81°F and lows about 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Williams

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Grand Canyon National Park
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

3
nights
Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Sentinel Dome and Yosemite Falls. Visiting El Capitan and Tunnel View will get you outdoors. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, take in the dramatic natural features at Taft Point, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Swinging Bridge Picnic Area Yosemite National Park CA, and make a trip to Washburn Point.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park day trip tool .

You can do a combination of taxi, flight, and car from Williams to Yosemite National Park in 7.5 hours. Traveling from Williams to Yosemite National Park, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Williams in July, plan for slightly colder nights in Yosemite National Park, with lows around 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Yosemite Falls ©
Yosemite Falls
Yosemite, Tunnel View ©
Yosemite, Tunnel View

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Twin Peaks, then steep yourself in history at Golden Gate Bridge, and then admire all the interesting features of Alcatraz Island. On the 16th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, examine the collection at Musee Mecanique, and then delve into the lush surroundings at Muir Woods National Monument.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our San Francisco online visit planner .

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in July: highs in San Francisco hover around 73°F, while lows dip to 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Muir Woods National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument

3
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Artist Point and Horseback Riding Tours. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center and Grand Prismatic Spring. The adventure continues: witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful, explore the striking landscape at Natural Bridge Trail, hike along North Rim Trail, and stroll through Brink of the Lower Falls Trail.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park tour itinerary maker .

Do a combination of flight and car from San Francisco to Yellowstone National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, shuttle, and car; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from San Francisco in July, plan for little chillier nights in Yellowstone National Park, with lows around 39°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel to Devils Tower.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center, Horseback Riding Tours
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Lamar Valley ©
Lamar Valley
Artist Point ©
Artist Point

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nights
Devils Tower

Devils Tower ©
A trip to Devils Tower proves equally suitable for adrenaline addicts and nature enthusiasts on the lookout for unique geological formations.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway and Roughlock Falls State Nature Area. Step out of the city life by going to Devils Tower National Monument and McNenny State Fish Hatchery. Venture out of the city with trips to Bridal Veil Falls (in Spearfish), Spearfish Falls (in Savoy) and Mount Moriah Cemetery (in Deadwood).

To find photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Devils Tower trip maker site .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to Devils Tower takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, shuttle, and taxi. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July: high temperatures in Devils Tower hover around 84°F and lows are around 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Devils Tower

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Spearfish, Roughlock Falls State Nature Area, Mount Moriah Cemetery, Spearfish Falls
Highlights from your plan
Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway ©
Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway
Devils Tower National Monument ©
Devils Tower National Monument
Mount Moriah Cemetery ©
Mount Moriah Cemetery

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