30 days in Western US Itinerary

30 days in Western US Itinerary

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Route & dates

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Santa Fe
— 1 night
2
Moab
— 3 nights
3
Page
— 3 nights
4
Sedona
— 4 nights
5
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
6
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
7
San Francisco
— 4 nights
8
Yellowstone National Park
— 5 nights

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum and then contemplate the long history of Santa Fe Plaza. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Loretto Chapel, then examine the collection at Museum of International Folk Art, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Canyon Road, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Santa Fe trip itinerary maker app.

Houston to Santa Fe is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Houston to Santa Fe due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Houston in September: highs in Santa Fe hover around 80°F, while lows dip to 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Moab.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Georgia O'Keeffe Museum ©
Georgia O'Keeffe Museum
Canyon Road ©
Canyon Road

3
nights
Moab

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Dead Horse Point State Park and River Rafting & Tubing. Visiting Canyonlands National Park and Colorado National Monument will get you outdoors. When in Moab, make a side trip to see Delicate Arch in Arches National Park, approximately Arches National Park away. There's more to do: skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Moab online trip planner.

Do a combination of flight and car from Santa Fe to Moab in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. In September, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 55°F. On the 24th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Page.

Things to do in Moab

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Colorado National Monument, Delicate Arch
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Canyonlands National Park ©
Canyonlands National Park
Dead Horse Point State Park ©
Dead Horse Point State Park

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Glen Canyon National Recreation Area and Rainbow Bridge National Monument. Get in touch with nature at Cape Royal and Navajo Bridge. It doesn't end there: have fun at Gunfighter Canyon.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Page online road trip planner.

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 September, plan for a bit warmer nights in Page, with lows around 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Sedona.

Things to do in Page

Nature · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Grand Canyon National Park
Highlights from your plan
Cape Royal ©
Cape Royal
Glen Canyon National Recreation Area ©
Glen Canyon National Recreation Area
Rainbow Bridge National Monument ©
Rainbow Bridge National Monument

4
nights
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Cathedral Rock and Oak Creek Canyon. Museum-lovers will appreciate Lowell Observatory and Exposures International Gallery of Fine Art. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sedona: Walnut Canyon National Monument (in Flagstaff) and Bearizona Wildlife Park (in Williams). There's much more to do: take a memorable drive along Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179), indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, trek along Airport Mesa, and stroll through Devil's Bridge Trail.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Sedona tour itinerary site.

You can drive from Page to Sedona in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. In September in Sedona, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 63°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Flagstaff, Bearizona Wildlife Park
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Rock ©
Cathedral Rock
Oak Creek Canyon ©
Oak Creek Canyon
Devil's Bridge Trail ©
Devil's Bridge Trail

3
nights
Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Strip and The Neon Museum. Discover out-of-the-way places like Valley of Fire State Park and Wynn Las Vegas. The adventure continues: explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, get engrossed in the history at Titanic, examine the collection at The Mob Museum, and ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Las Vegas using our trip planner.

You can drive from Sedona to Las Vegas in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in October, and nighttime lows around 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to take a bus to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Nature · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Valley of Fire State Park
Highlights from your plan
Valley of Fire State Park ©
Valley of Fire State Park
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area ©
The Strip ©
The Strip

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Glacier Point and Mariposa Grove. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Yosemite, Tunnel View and Vernal Fall. Next up on the itinerary: explore and take pictures at Tioga Pass, hike along Panorama Trail, explore the striking landscape at Taft Point, and don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point.

To find maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by bus from Las Vegas to Yosemite National Park takes 17.5 hours. Traveling from Las Vegas in October, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are a bit cooler (66°F), and nights are colder (28°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails
Highlights from your plan
Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

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nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Alcatraz Island and Exploratorium. You'll explore and learn at Legion of Honor and SS Jeremiah O'Brien. Go for a jaunt from San Francisco to Mill Valley to see Muir Woods National Monument about 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grace Cathedral, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and get to know the fascinating history of Filbert Street Stairs.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our San Francisco journey planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and subway; or take a bus. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in October, plan for a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 73°F by day to 56°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

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

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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.
Get outdoors at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Grand Prismatic Spring. Discover out-of-the-way places like Old Faithful and Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at Lower Geyser Basin, take in the natural beauty of Castle Geyser, look for all kinds of wild species at Lehardy's Rapids, and explore and take pictures at Lamar Valley.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park online driving holiday planner.

Fly from San Francisco to Yellowstone National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, bus, shuttle, and car. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from San Francisco to Yellowstone National Park due to the time zone difference. In October, Yellowstone National Park is colder than San Francisco - with highs of 47°F and lows of 25°F. On the 18th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon 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
Lamar Valley ©
Lamar Valley
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone

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