30 days in Western US Itinerary

30 days in Western US Itinerary

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30 days in Western US Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly + Drive:  27​h
1
Yellowstone National Park
— 5 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6​h
2
Zion National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
3
Moab
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 30​min
4
Santa Fe
— 4 nights
Fly + shuttle:  5​h 30​min
5
Sedona
— 5 nights
Drive:  7​h
6
Death Valley National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + bus:  5​h 45​min
7
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Kuala Lumpur

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.
Visiting Yellowstone National Park and Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone will get you outdoors. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Artist Point and Yellowstone Historic Center. Get out of town with these interesting Yellowstone National Park side-trips: Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center (in West Yellowstone) and Grand Teton (in Grand Teton National Park). And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Grand Loop Road, witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring, and take a memorable drive along Lamar Valley.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park travel route planner.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Yellowstone National Park is an approximately 27-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or do a combination of train, flight, and car. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Yellowstone National Park, you'll gain 15 hours due to the time zone difference. In November, Yellowstone National Park is much colder than Kuala Lumpur - with highs of 0°C and lows of -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

West Yellowstone, Grand Teton
Highlights from your plan
Artist Point ©
Artist Point
Yellowstone National Park ©
Yellowstone National Park
Grand Loop Road ©
Grand Loop Road

4
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Navajo/Queens Garden Loop and Zion's Main Canyon. Visiting Best Friends Animal Sanctuary and The Narrows will get you outdoors. Go for a jaunt from Zion National Park to Cedar City to see Cedar Breaks National Monument Visitor Center about 58 minutes away. There's much more to do: cruise along Zion Canyon Scenic Drive, explore and take pictures at Zion Shuttle, explore the striking landscape of Zion National Park, and trek along Angel's Landing.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Zion National Park using our trip planner.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to Zion National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and taxi; or drive. While traveling from Yellowstone National Park, expect warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Zion National Park, ranging from highs of 19°C to lows of -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Moab.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, Navajo/Queens Garden Loop, Cedar Breaks National Monument Visitor Center
Highlights from your plan
Zion's Main Canyon ©
Zion's Main Canyon
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop ©
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop

4
nights
Moab

Moab ©
The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Get outdoors at Delicate Arch and Mesa Arch. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Colorado National Monument and Moab Museum of Film and Western Heritage. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Moab: Arches National Park (Tunnel Arch & Pothole Arch). The adventure continues: get interesting insight from Tours, skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and admire the majestic nature at Dead Horse Point State Park.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Moab vacation builder site .

Drive from Zion National Park to Moab in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of taxi, flight, and car. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Zion National Park in November: highs in Moab hover around 15°C, while lows dip to -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Moab

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Arches National Park, Mesa Arch, Colorado National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Delicate Arch ©
Delicate Arch
Colorado National Monument ©
Colorado National Monument
Mesa Arch ©
Mesa Arch

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.
New Mexico History Museum and Bandelier National Monument are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Popular historic sites such as Kit Carson Home & Museum and Santa Fe Plaza are in your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from Santa Fe: Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument (in Cochiti Pueblo) and Rio Grande Gorge Bridge (in Taos). And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of Canyon Road, take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, examine the collection at Museum of International Folk Art, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Loretto Chapel.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Santa Fe trip itinerary maker .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Moab to Santa Fe in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In November in Santa Fe, expect temperatures between 14°C during the day and -1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Sedona.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Taos, Bandelier National Monument, Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument
Highlights from your plan
New Mexico History Museum ©
New Mexico History Museum
Kit Carson Home & Museum ©
Kit Carson Home & Museum

5
nights
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Wupatki National Monument and Montezuma Castle National Monument. Get some cultural insight at Gold King Mine Museum and Ghost Town and Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Chapel. Get out of town with these interesting Sedona side-trips: Walnut Canyon National Monument (in Flagstaff) and Painted Desert (in Petrified Forest National Park). There's lots more to do: admire all the interesting features of Oak Creek Canyon, take in the dramatic natural features at Bell Rock, tour the pleasant surroundings at Airport Mesa, and do a tasting at Javelina Leap Vineyard, Winery & Bistro.

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

Getting from Santa Fe to Sedona by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle, flight, and taxi; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Santa Fe in November; daily highs in Sedona reach 20°C and lows reach 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to drive to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Flagstaff, Gold King Mine Museum and Ghost Town, Montezuma Castle National Monument, Javelina Leap Vineyard, Winery & Bistro, Painted Desert
Highlights from your plan
Wupatki National Monument ©
Wupatki National Monument
Painted Desert ©
Painted Desert
Oak Creek Canyon ©
Oak Creek Canyon

2
nights
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): take a memorable drive along Artists Dr, then contemplate the waterfront views at Badwater Basin, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Zabriskie Point. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes and then take some stellar pictures from Dante's View.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Death Valley National Park tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Sedona to Death Valley National Park in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Sedona to Death Valley National Park. Traveling from Sedona in November, plan for little chillier nights in Death Valley National Park, with lows around 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks Nature Scenic Drive
Highlights from your plan
Artists Dr ©
Artists Dr
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Badwater Basin ©
Badwater Basin

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 Bodie State Historic Park and Glacier Point. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Mariposa Grove and Shadow of the Giants Trail. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at El Capitan and get great views at Yosemite, Tunnel View.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by combination of car and bus from Death Valley National Park to Yosemite National Park takes 6 hours. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in November, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be much colder, around -8°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Shadow of the Giants Trail, Bodie State Historic Park
Highlights from your plan
El Capitan ©
El Capitan
Bodie State Historic Park ©
Bodie State Historic Park
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove

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