30 days in Western US Itinerary

30 days in Western US Itinerary

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30 days in Western US Itinerary

Start: Houston
Fly + shuttle:  6​h
1
Santa Fe
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  5​h 30​min
2
Moab
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
3
Page
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Sedona
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h
5
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  7​h 45​min
6
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
7
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  5​h 45​min
8
Yellowstone National Park
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Houston

1
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.
On the 19th (Thu), explore the world behind art at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum and then steep yourself in history at Santa Fe Plaza. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Loretto Chapel, examine the collection at Museum of International Folk Art, then get to know the fascinating history of Canyon Road, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Santa Fe trip itinerary builder .

Houston to Santa Fe is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Houston to Santa Fe is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Houston in September, you will find days in Santa Fe are slightly colder (80°F), and nights are much colder (52°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough 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.
Visiting Canyoning & Rappelling Tours and Adrenaline & Extreme Tours will get you outdoors. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Colorado National Monument and Dead Horse Point State Park. Go for a jaunt from Moab to Arches National Park to see Delicate Arch about 38 minutes away. On the 22nd (Sun), enjoy a day of scenic exploration at Canyonlands National Park. There's still lots to do: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Moab trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Santa Fe to Moab takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In September, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can drive to Page.

Things to do in Moab

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trips

Delicate Arch, Colorado National Monument
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Colorado National Monument ©
Colorado National Monument
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Cape Royal and Navajo Bridge. Get outdoors at Rainbow Bridge National Monument and Glen Canyon National Recreation Area. There's more to do: let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour and enjoy some diversion at Gunfighter Canyon.

Plan my trip to Page with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

Getting from Moab to Page by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, bus, and shuttle. Traveling from Moab in September, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Page, with lows around 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to drive to Sedona.

Things to do in Page

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

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

4
nights
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Get some cultural insight at Walnut Canyon National Monument and Exposures International Gallery of Fine Art. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Airport Mesa and Bell Rock. Venture out of the city with trips to Bearizona Wildlife Park (in Williams) and Lowell Observatory (in Flagstaff). Next up on the itinerary: hike along Devil's Bridge Trail, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, take in the dramatic natural features at Cathedral Rock, and take in breathtaking views at Oak Creek Canyon.

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Traveling by car from Page to Sedona takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. September in Sedona sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 63°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Flagstaff, Bearizona Wildlife Park
Highlights from your plan
Bell Rock ©
Bell Rock
Cathedral Rock ©
Cathedral Rock
Oak Creek Canyon ©
Oak Creek Canyon

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.
Titanic and The Mob Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at The Strip and The Neon Museum. Change things up with a short trip to Valley of Fire State Park in Overton (about 1h 10 min away). There's still lots to do: explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, try your luck at Wynn Las Vegas, and don't miss a visit to Fountains of Bellagio.

Plan my day in Las Vegas using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Getting from Sedona to Las Vegas by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of taxi and flight. Traveling from Sedona to Las Vegas, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. October in Las Vegas sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 60°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Valley of Fire State Park
Highlights from your plan
Valley of Fire State Park ©
Valley of Fire State Park
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.
Get outdoors at Taft Point and Sentinel Dome. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Tioga Pass and Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, take some stellar pictures from Washburn Point, and admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park tour builder tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Las Vegas to Yosemite National Park takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Las Vegas in October, plan for a bit cooler days and cooler nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 66°F by day to 28°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get some cultural insight at Golden Gate Bridge and Fisherman's Wharf. For shopping fun, head to Exploratorium or Ferry Building Marketplace. Take a break from San Francisco with a short trip to Muir Woods National Monument in Mill Valley, about 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape of Alcatraz Island, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grace Cathedral, see the interesting displays at de Young Museum, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Filbert Steps.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco day trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect a bit warmer days and warmer nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 73°F to lows of 56°F. Finish up 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

5
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Hayden Valley and Upper Geyser Basin. Step out of the city life by going to Artist Point and Grand Prismatic Spring. Step out of Yellowstone National Park with an excursion to Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center in West Yellowstone--about 54 minutes away. Spend the 17th (Thu) exploring nature at Yellowstone National Park. The adventure continues: take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, explore the striking landscape at Lower Geyser Basin, identify plant and animal life at Lehardy's Rapids, and hike along Natural Bridge Trail.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park sightseeing planner.

You can do a combination of flight and car from San Francisco to Yellowstone National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, shuttle, and car; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from San Francisco to Yellowstone National Park. Traveling from San Francisco in October, expect Yellowstone National Park to be much colder, temps between 47°F and 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
Yellowstone National Park ©
Yellowstone National Park

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