29 days in Western US Itinerary

29 days in Western US Itinerary

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29 days in Western US Itinerary

Start: Newcastle
+2
train + Fly + Drive:  25​h
1
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  7​h 45​min
2
Cody
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Jackson Hole
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
West Yellowstone
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
6
Missoula
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
7
Glacier National Park
— 3 nights
+3
taxi + Fly + tram + bus:  7​h 30​min
8
Astoria
— 1 night
+2
bus + tram + Fly:  10​h
9
Santa Fe
— 1 night
Fly + shuttle:  5​h 30​min
10
Sedona
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  26​h
End: Newcastle

2
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.
On the 8th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, take in the dramatic natural features at El Capitan, then don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park tour itinerary maker app .

Newcastle, Australia to Yosemite National Park is an approximately 25-hour combination of train, flight, and car. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 18 hours. Expect slightly colder evenings in Yosemite National Park when traveling from Newcastle in September, with lows around 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel to Cody.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Mono Lake County Park
Highlights from your plan
Olmsted Point ©
Olmsted Point
Mono Lake County Park ©
Mono Lake County Park
El Capitan ©
El Capitan

2
nights
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Heart Mountain Interpretive Center and Museum of the Plains Indian. Get a sense of the local culture at Cody Dug Up Gun Museum and Cody Firearms Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Cody: Red Lodge (Carbon County Art Guild & Depot Gallery & Silver Run Trails) and Meeteetse (Meeteetse Museums & Kirwin Ghost Town). The adventure continues: learn more about the world around you at Draper Natural History Museum, cruise along Chief Joseph Hwy, admire the masterpieces at Whitney Gallery, and see the interesting displays at Buffalo Bill Center of the West.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Cody road trip planning site .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Yosemite National Park to Cody in 8 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park to Cody, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Cody when traveling from Yosemite National Park in September, with lows around 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Cody

Museums Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Meeteetse, Red Lodge, Heart Mountain Interpretive Center, Chief Joseph Hwy
Highlights from your plan
Cody Dug Up Gun Museum ©
Cody Dug Up Gun Museum
Heart Mountain Interpretive Center ©
Heart Mountain Interpretive Center
Cody Firearms Museum ©
Cody Firearms Museum

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Beehive Geyser and Uncle Tom's Trail. Take a break from the city and head to Gibbon Falls and Lake Butte Overlook. There's much more to do: take in the natural beauty of Castle Geyser, look for all kinds of wild species at North Rim Trail, take a memorable drive along Lamar Valley, and explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park tour planner.

Traveling by car from Cody to Yellowstone National Park takes 2.5 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Cody in September; daily highs in Yellowstone National Park reach 18°C and lows reach 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to drive to Jackson Hole.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Gibbon Falls ©
Gibbon Falls
Beehive Geyser ©
Beehive Geyser
Uncle Tom's Trail ©
Uncle Tom's Trail

3
nights
Jackson Hole

Jackson Hole ©
The Jackson Hole valley is approximately 97 km (60 mi) long and 24 km (15 mi) wide, encompassing the town of Jackson, Teton Village, and the northern section of Grand Teton National Park.
Get a sense of the local culture at Mangelsen Images of Nature and National Museum of Wildlife Art. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Teton Raptor Center and Amphitheater Lake. Spend the 16th (Mon) surrounded by wildlife at Grand Teton. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Oxbow Bend, look for all kinds of wild species at Laurance Rockefeller Preserve, and appreciate the views at Leigh Lake.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Jackson Hole trip website .

You can drive from Yellowstone National Park to Jackson Hole in 2 hours. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in September, you will find days in Jackson Hole are somewhat warmer (23°C), and nights are about the same (3°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to drive to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Jackson Hole

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Grand Teton National Park
Highlights from your plan
Laurance Rockefeller Preserve ©
Laurance Rockefeller Preserve
Teton Raptor Center ©
Teton Raptor Center
Oxbow Bend ©
Oxbow Bend

3
nights
West Yellowstone

West Yellowstone ©
The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
Visiting Fishing Charters & Tours and Grizzly Outfitters Ski & Backcountry Sports will get you outdoors. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Yellowstone Big Gun Fun and Madison River Outfitters. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around West Yellowstone: Gardiner (Horseback Riding Tours & Wilderness Connection) and River Rafting & Tubing (in Big Sky). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read West Yellowstone route planner .

Traveling by car from Jackson Hole to West Yellowstone takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Jackson Hole in September since evenings lows in West Yellowstone dip to 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can go by car to Missoula.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Gardiner, Grizzly Outfitters Ski & Backcountry Sports
Highlights from your plan
Yellowstone Big Gun Fun ©
Yellowstone Big Gun Fun
Fishing Charters & Tours
Madison River Outfitters ©
Madison River Outfitters

3
nights
Missoula

Missoula ©
Missoula is a city in the U.S. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at River Rafting & Tubing and Seeley Lake Nordic Trails. Get a sense of the local culture at Ohrmann Museum & Gallery and St. Ignatius Mission. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Missoula: Kootenai Creek Trail (in Stevensville), National Bison Range (in Moiese) and Salmon Lake State Park (in Seeley Lake).

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Missoula trip itinerary maker website .

You can drive from West Yellowstone to Missoula in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. Traveling from West Yellowstone in September, expect Missoula to be a bit warmer, temps between 26°C and 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to drive to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Missoula

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Seeley Lake, Ohrmann Museum & Gallery, National Bison Range, River Rafting & Tubing, Kootenai Creek Trail
Highlights from your plan
National Bison Range ©
National Bison Range
River Rafting & Tubing
Salmon Lake State Park ©
Salmon Lake State Park

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Avalanche Lake and Granite Park Trail. Explore hidden gems such as Grinnell Glacier and Swiftcurrent Pass Hike. There's much more to do: stroll through Grinnell Lake Trail, take a memorable drive along Going-to-the-Sun Road, explore the striking landscape at Jackson Glacier Overlook, and trek along Piegan Pass.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Glacier National Park holiday maker site .

You can drive from Missoula to Glacier National Park in 4 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and train. September in Glacier National Park sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Astoria.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier
Avalanche Lake ©
Avalanche Lake
Grinnell Lake Trail ©
Grinnell Lake Trail

1
night
Astoria

Astoria ©
Astoria, named for famed fur trader John Jacob Astor, resides near the mouth of the Columbia River.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): shop like a local with Icefire Glassworks, enjoy the sand and surf at Cannon Beach, then explore the striking landscape at Haystack Rock, and finally appreciate the history behind Astoria Column. Keep things going the next day: explore the activities along Columbia River Maritime Museum, then enjoy the sand and surf at Hug Point State Recreation Site, and then immerse yourself in nature at Ecola State Park.

For photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Astoria road trip app .

Do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus from Glacier National Park to Astoria in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Glacier National Park to Astoria. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Glacier National Park in September since evenings lows in Astoria dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Astoria

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Cannon Beach, Hug Point State Recreation Site
Highlights from your plan
Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach
Icefire Glassworks ©
Icefire Glassworks
Hug Point State Recreation Site ©
Hug Point State Recreation Site

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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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): get a taste of the local shopping with Nedra Matteucci Galleries, contemplate the long history of Santa Fe Plaza, examine the collection at New Mexico History Museum, then explore the world behind art at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Loretto Chapel, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi. Keep things going the next day: take in the exciting artwork at Rainbow Man, appreciate the extensive heritage of Canyon Road, see the interesting displays at Museum of International Folk Art, then explore the striking landscape at Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument, and finally stroll through Canyon Trail.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Santa Fe trip itinerary site .

Getting from Astoria to Santa Fe by combination of bus and flight takes about 10 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Astoria to Santa Fe is 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Astoria in September: highs in Santa Fe hover around 31°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to travel to Sedona.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Cochiti Pueblo
Highlights from your plan
Nedra Matteucci Galleries ©
Nedra Matteucci Galleries
New Mexico History Museum ©
New Mexico History Museum

2
nights
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): take in the dramatic natural features at Bell Rock, take a memorable drive along Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179), and then explore the striking landscape at Cathedral Rock. On your second day here, tour the pleasant surroundings at Airport Mesa, then take in breathtaking views at Oak Creek Canyon, and then trek along Devil's Bridge Trail.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Sedona sightseeing website .

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Santa Fe to Sedona takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and taxi; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Santa Fe in October; daily highs in Sedona reach 29°C and lows reach 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Bell Rock ©
Bell Rock
Cathedral Rock ©
Cathedral Rock
Oak Creek Canyon ©
Oak Creek Canyon

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