27 days in Western US Itinerary

27 days in Western US Itinerary

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27 days in Western US Itinerary

Start: Copenhagen
Fly:  17​h 45​min
1
Santa Fe
— 4 nights
Fly + Shuttle:  4​h 15​min
2
Sedona
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h
3
Mesa Verde National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Page
— 3 nights
Shuttle + Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Zion National Park
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6​h
6
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Taxi:  7​h 30​min
7
Glacier National Park
— 3 nights
+4
Taxi + Fly + Tram + Foot + Fly:  5​h 30​min
8
Olympic National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  17​h 15​min
End: Copenhagen

4
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like San Francisco de Assisi Mission Church and New Mexico History Museum. Escape the urban bustle at Bandelier National Monument and The Plaza. Change things up with these side-trips from Santa Fe: Taos (Taos Pueblo & Rio Grande Gorge Bridge). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of San Miguel Chapel, witness a stunning natural landmark at ten thousand waves, contemplate the long history of Loretto Chapel, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi.

For reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Santa Fe road trip planner.

Copenhagen, Denmark to Santa Fe is an approximately 18-hour flight. Traveling from Copenhagen to Santa Fe, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. In July, Santa Fe is a bit warmer than Copenhagen - with highs of 36°C and lows of 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel to Sedona.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Taos, Bandelier National Monument
Highlights from your plan
San Miguel Chapel ©
San Miguel Chapel
San Francisco de Assisi Mission Church ©
New Mexico History Museum ©
New Mexico History Museum

3
nights
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Walnut Canyon National Monument and Montezuma Castle National Monument will appeal to history buffs. Step out of the city life by going to Oak Creek Canyon and Bell Rock. There's lots more to do: hike along Devil's Bridge Trail, cruise along Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179), soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and make a trip to Sedona Airport Overlook.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Sedona online tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Santa Fe to Sedona takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Santa Fe in July, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 24°C in Sedona. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Mesa Verde National Park.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Walnut Canyon National Monument, Montezuma Castle National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Walnut Canyon National Monument ©
Walnut Canyon National Monument
Spas & Wellness
Sedona Airport Overlook ©
Sedona Airport Overlook

3
nights
Mesa Verde National Park

Whereas most national parks are primarily devoted to showcasing unique and special landscapes, Mesa Verde National Park focuses on ancient human habitation.
Get some cultural insight at Long House and Cliff Palace. Petroglyph Point Hike and Balcony House will appeal to history buffs. Explore Mesa Verde National Park's surroundings by going to Durango (River Rafting & Tubing & Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad and Museum). There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at Spruce Tree House and don't miss a visit to Park Point.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Mesa Verde National Park route planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Sedona to Mesa Verde National Park in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or drive. Traveling from Sedona in July, plan for slightly colder nights in Mesa Verde National Park, with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Page.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Durango
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Cliff Palace ©
Cliff Palace
Balcony House ©
Balcony House

3
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Rainbow Bridge National Monument and Glen Canyon National Recreation Area. Step out of the city life by going to Lone Rock Beach and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Take a break from Page with a short trip to River Rafting & Tubing in Marble Canyon, about 44 minutes away. There's more to do: take in breathtaking views at Lower Antelope Canyon.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Page online travel route planner .

Do a combination of car and flight from Mesa Verde National Park to Page in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, shuttle, and flight. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Mesa Verde National Park in July; daily highs in Page reach 42°C and lows reach 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Page

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Lone Rock Beach
Highlights from your plan
Glen Canyon National Recreation Area ©
Rainbow Bridge National Monument ©
Rainbow Bridge National Monument
Nature & Wildlife Tours

3
nights
Zion National Park

Zion National Park ©
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
On the 26th (Thu), cruise along Zion Canyon Scenic Drive, then trek along Angel's Landing, and then cruise along Zion Shuttle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at The Narrows.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Zion National Park trip planner .

Traveling by car from Page to Zion National Park takes 3.5 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Page in July, with highs in Zion National Park at 39°C and lows at 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails
Highlights from your plan
Zion Canyon Scenic Drive ©
Zion Canyon Scenic Drive
The Narrows ©
The Narrows
Angel's Landing ©
Angel's Landing

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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): explore and take pictures at Yellowstone Institute. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the natural beauty of Upper Geyser Basin, then take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, then take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring, and finally identify plant and animal life at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park travel route planner.

Getting from Zion National Park to Yellowstone National Park by combination of taxi and flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, flight, and car; or drive. Traveling from Zion National Park in July, you will find days in Yellowstone National Park are slightly colder (26°C), and nights are cooler (5°C). You'll set off for Glacier National Park on the 31st (Tue).

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center
Highlights from your plan
Upper Geyser Basin ©
Upper Geyser Basin
Artist Point ©
Artist Point
Hayden Valley ©
Hayden Valley

3
nights
Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park ©
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Trail of the Cedars and McDonald Creek. Step out of the city life by going to Avalanche Lake and Going-to-the-Sun Road. Take a break from Glacier National Park with a short trip to River Rafting & Tubing in West Glacier, about 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at Grinnell Glacier and admire the verdant scenery at Logan Pass.

Plan a Glacier National Park trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Traveling by combination of car, flight, and taxi from Yellowstone National Park to Glacier National Park takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and flight. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July, expect Glacier National Park to be somewhat warmer, temps between 34°C and 11°C. On the 3rd (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trip

River Rafting & Tubing
Highlights from your plan
Logan Pass ©
Logan Pass
Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier
Avalanche Lake ©
Avalanche Lake

3
nights
Olympic National Park

Olympic National Park ©
In Olympic National Park, ancient rainforests and ocean tidal pools at lower elevations contrast with wildflower-filled alpine meadows and snowcapped peaks.
Visiting Second Beach Trail and Olympic National Park will get you outdoors. We've included these beaches for you: Rialto Beach and Ruby Beach. There's still lots to do: delve into the lush surroundings at Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center and cruise along Hurricane Ridge.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Olympic National Park trip planner.

Getting from Glacier National Park to Olympic National Park by combination of taxi and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. Traveling from Glacier National Park to Olympic National Park, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Glacier National Park in August, expect nights in Olympic National Park to be somewhat warmer, around 13°C, while days are little chillier, around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Olympic National Park ©
Olympic National Park
Ruby Beach ©
Ruby Beach
Rialto Beach ©
Rialto Beach

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