27 days in Western US Itinerary

27 days in Western US Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Western US vacation planner

Make it your trip
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San Francisco
— 1 day
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
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Drive to Fresno Yosemite International Airport, Fly to Albuquerque International Sunport, Drive to Santa Fe
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Santa Fe
— 1 night
Drive
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Durango
— 3 nights
Drive
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Moab
— 3 nights
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Drive to Grand Junction, Fly to Flagstaff, Bus to Maswik Lodge
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Sedona
— 3 nights
Fly
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Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Glacier National Park
— 3 nights
Fly

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San Francisco

— 1 day

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 15th (Wed), steep yourself in history at Golden Gate Bridge, then take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and then step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island.

To find photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the San Francisco vacation planning app.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to San Francisco. July in San Francisco sees daily highs of 73°F and lows of 57°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Neighborhoods

Yosemite National Park

— 4 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.
Escape the urban bustle at Glacier Point and Yosemite Falls. Step off the beaten path and head to Yosemite, Tunnel View and Tioga Pass. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, pause for some serene contemplation at Yosemite Valley Chapel, trek along Tuolumne Meadows, and get great views at Washburn Point.

Start your trip to Yosemite National Park by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. When traveling from San Francisco in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 83°F, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Santa Fe

— 1 night

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 20th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Santa Fe Plaza, then admire the masterpieces at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Loretto Chapel. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at New Mexico History Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Canyon Road, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Santa Fe day trip app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Yosemite National Park to Santa Fe. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Yosemite National Park to Santa Fe. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Yosemite National Park in July since evenings lows in Santa Fe dip to 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can drive to Durango.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Off-Road Tours and Treasure Falls. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Cliff Palace and Spas. There's more to do: kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Durango journey builder app.

Drive from Santa Fe to Durango in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and car. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Santa Fe in July since evenings lows in Durango dip to 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Moab.

Things to do in Durango

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure · Spas

Side Trips

Moab

— 3 nights

Red Desert

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Step out of the city life by going to Dead Horse Point State Park and Canyoning & Rappelling Tours. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Delicate Arch and Mesa Arch. Take a break from Moab with a short trip to Island in the Sky in Canyonlands National Park, about 56 minutes away. The adventure continues: take a memorable tour with Tours and see Off-Road Tours.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Moab online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Durango to Moab takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. In July, Moab is somewhat warmer than Durango - with highs of 97°F and lows of 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Moab

Tours · Outdoors · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Grand Canyon South Rim and South Kaibab Trail. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Bright Angel Trail and Cape Royal. Next up on the itinerary: see Off-Road Tours, take some stellar pictures from Mather Point, admire the landmark architecture of Grand Canyon Railway Depot, and admire all the interesting features of East Rim Drive.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park online tour itinerary maker.

Traveling by combination of car, flight, and bus from Moab to Grand Canyon National Park takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Moab in July, things will get little chillier in Grand Canyon National Park: highs are around 84°F and lows about 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Sedona.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Sedona

— 3 nights

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Get outdoors at Cathedral Rock and Oak Creek Canyon. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Slide Rock State Park and Broken Arrow Trail. Next up on the itinerary: hike along Devil's Bridge Trail, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, cruise along Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179), and stroll through Airport Mesa.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Sedona road trip planner.

Drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Sedona in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in July, things will get a bit warmer in Sedona: highs are around 92°F and lows about 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Yellowstone National Park

— 3 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 Grand Prismatic Spring will get you outdoors. Discover out-of-the-way places like Old Faithful and Grand Loop Road. There's much more to do: explore the stunning scenery at S Rim Trail, hike along Mystic Falls Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Observation Point Trail, and admire the sheer force of Gibbon Falls.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park travel app.

You can fly from Sedona to Yellowstone National Park in 9.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and car. When traveling from Sedona in August, plan for little chillier days and colder nights in Yellowstone National Park: temperatures range from 70°F by day to 38°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Glacier National Park

— 3 nights

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Going-to-the-Sun Road and Highline Trail. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Logan Pass and McDonald Creek. And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at Grinnell Glacier, stroll through Swiftcurrent Falls, trek along Iceberg Lake Trail, and admire the sheer force of Virginia Falls.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Glacier National Park online trip planner.

Getting from Yellowstone National Park to Glacier National Park by car takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August: high temperatures in Glacier National Park hover around 83°F and lows are around 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails