29 days in Western US Itinerary

29 days in Western US Itinerary

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29 days in Western US Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly + taxi:  13​h 45​min
1
Glacier National Park
— 3 nights
+3
taxi + Fly + tram + bus:  6​h 45​min
2
Cannon Beach
— 2 nights
+5
bus + tram + Fly + subway + bus + taxi:  12​h
3
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  11​h
4
Santa Fe
— 3 nights
Fly + shuttle:  4​h 15​min
5
Sedona
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Page
— 2 nights
shuttle + Drive:  3​h 15​min
8
Zion National Park
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  5​h
9
Cody
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
10
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  14​h 45​min
End: Amsterdam

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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.
Take a break from the city and head to Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park and Grinnell Glacier. When in Glacier National Park, make a side trip to see River Rafting & Tubing in West Glacier, approximately 48 minutes away. There's more to do: take a memorable drive along Going-to-the-Sun Road and contemplate the waterfront views at McDonald Creek.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Glacier National Park trip planner .

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Glacier National Park is an approximately 14-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of train, flight, and taxi. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from Amsterdam to Glacier National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Amsterdam in October, expect slightly colder with lows of 0°C in Glacier National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

River Rafting & Tubing
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Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier
River Rafting & Tubing

2
nights
Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Cannon Beach and then take in the dramatic natural features at Haystack Rock.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Cannon Beach travel route planner.

You can do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus from Glacier National Park to Cannon Beach in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Glacier National Park in October, Cannon Beach is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach
Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock

4
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Tuolumne Meadows and Olmsted Point. Step out of the city life by going to Glacier Point and Vernal Fall. When in Yosemite National Park, make a side trip to see Bodie State Historic Park in Bridgeport, approximately 1h 05 min away. There's still lots to do: get great views at Tunnel View, cruise along Tioga Pass, and stroll through Wawona Meadow.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park trip planner .

Getting from Cannon Beach to Yosemite National Park by combination of bus, flight, and taxi takes about 12 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Traveling from Cannon Beach in October, Yosemite National Park is slightly colder at night with lows of -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Bodie State Historic Park
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Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall
Bodie State Historic Park ©
Bodie State Historic Park
Tioga Pass ©
Tioga Pass

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 some historical perspective at Puye Cliff Dwellings and The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Harrell House of Natural Oddities and Museum of International Folk Art. Step out of Santa Fe to go to Los Alamos and see Bandelier National Monument, which is approximately 52 minutes away. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Loretto Chapel, explore the world behind art at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Canyon Road, and take a memorable drive along The Plaza.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Santa Fe itinerary maker app .

You can do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight from Yosemite National Park to Santa Fe in 11 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in October, Santa Fe is a bit warmer at night with lows of 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Sedona.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Bandelier National Monument, Puye Cliff Dwellings
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Puye Cliff Dwellings ©
Puye Cliff Dwellings
New Mexico History Museum ©
New Mexico History Museum
Bandelier National Monument ©
Bandelier National Monument

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nights
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Step out of the city life by going to Cathedral Rock and Walnut Canyon National Monument. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Bell Rock, stroll through Devil's Bridge Trail, take in breathtaking views at Oak Creek Canyon, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Sedona road trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Santa Fe to Sedona in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. In October, Sedona is somewhat warmer than Santa Fe - with highs of 29°C and lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

Walnut Canyon National Monument
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Cathedral Rock ©
Cathedral Rock
Walnut Canyon National Monument ©
Walnut Canyon National Monument
Oak Creek Canyon ©
Oak Creek Canyon

3
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Bright Angel Trail and Grand Canyon South Rim. There's still lots to do: hike along South Kaibab Trail and get great views at Lipan Point.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Grand Canyon National Park vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Sedona to Grand Canyon National Park takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Sedona in October, expect nights in Grand Canyon National Park to be much colder, around 0°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can go by car to Page.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, then explore the stunning scenery at Antelope Canyon, and then take in breathtaking views at Lower Antelope Canyon. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Sun): relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Page trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Page in 2.5 hours. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in October, plan for a bit warmer days in Page, with highs around 27°C, while nights are much hotter with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to drive to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Page

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Antelope Canyon ©
Antelope Canyon
Lower Antelope Canyon ©
Lower Antelope Canyon

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): explore and take pictures at Zion Canyon Scenic Drive and then hike along Angel's Landing. On the 23rd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of The Narrows.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Zion National Park online tour planner .

Traveling by car from Page to Zion National Park takes 3.5 hours. Traveling from Page in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Zion National Park, with lows of 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Cody.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Zion's Main Canyon ©
Zion's Main Canyon
The Narrows ©
The Narrows
Angel's Landing ©
Angel's Landing

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Cody

Cody ©
A genuine cowboy city, Cody is famous for its nightly rodeos and its proximity to the protected wilderness areas of the world's first national park, now designated as one of the country's World Heritage Sites.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): examine the collection at Cody Dug Up Gun Museum, examine the collection at Cody Firearms Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Buffalo Bill Center of the West, and finally get a new perspective on nature at Draper Natural History Museum. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Old Trail Town, see the interesting displays at Museum of the Plains Indian, and then steep yourself in history at Heart Mountain Interpretive Center.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Cody travel route planner.

Getting from Zion National Park to Cody by combination of car and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. Traveling from Zion National Park in October, you will find days in Cody are little chillier (15°C), and nights are about the same (2°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Cody

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Heart Mountain Interpretive Center
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Cody Dug Up Gun Museum ©
Cody Dug Up Gun Museum
Heart Mountain Interpretive Center ©
Cody Firearms Museum ©
Cody Firearms Museum

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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.
On the 27th (Sat), take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, hike along Artist Point, and then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center, then take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Upper Geyser Basin.

Plan my day in Yellowstone National Park using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Cody to Yellowstone National Park takes 2.5 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Cody in October; daily highs in Yellowstone National Park reach 10°C and lows reach -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center
Highlights from your plan
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Artist Point ©
Artist Point
Upper Geyser Basin ©
Upper Geyser Basin

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