31 days in Western US Itinerary

31 days in Western US Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Western US travel planner

Make it your trip
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Yellowstone National Park
— 7 nights
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Santa Fe
— 6 nights
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Sedona
— 5 nights
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 6 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
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Yellowstone National Park

— 7 nights

World's Largest Collection of Geysers

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Get in touch with nature at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Grand Loop Road. Discover out-of-the-way places like West Thumb Geyser Basin and Beehive Geyser. The adventure continues: admire the sheer force of Mystic Falls Trail, hike along Storm Point Trail, get impressive views of Mud Volcano, and take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful.

For where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park online road trip planner.

Rome, Italy to Yellowstone National Park is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from Rome to Yellowstone National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Rome in July, expect nights in Yellowstone National Park to be cooler, around 4°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Santa Fe

— 6 nights

City Different

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at San Miguel Chapel and Loretto Chapel. Discover out-of-the-way places like Palace of the Governors and New Mexico History Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Santa Fe: Rio Grande Gorge Bridge (in Taos) and Bandelier National Monument (in Los Alamos). There's much more to do: view the masterpieces at Prairie Dog Glass, explore the world behind art at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, and take a stroll through Canyon Road.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Santa Fe road trip site.

Traveling by flight from Yellowstone National Park to Santa Fe takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. While traveling from Yellowstone National Park, expect a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Santa Fe, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to fly to Sedona.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Sedona

— 5 nights

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Get in touch with nature at Cathedral Rock and Oak Creek Canyon. Change things up with a short trip to Montezuma Castle National Monument in Camp Verde (about 42 minutes away). There's lots more to do: take a memorable drive along Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179), admire the majestic nature at Slide Rock State Park, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and hike along Devil's Bridge Trail.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Sedona travel planner.

Getting from Santa Fe to Sedona by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Santa Fe in July, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Sedona, with lows around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Grand Canyon National Park

— 6 nights
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Get outdoors at Grand Canyon South Rim and Bright Angel Trail. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Nature & Wildlife Tours and Horseback Riding Tours. There's still lots to do: trek along Rim Trail, take some stellar pictures from Grandview Point, take a memorable drive along East Rim Drive, and tour the pleasant surroundings at South Kaibab Trail.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Sedona to Grand Canyon National Park takes 2.5 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Sedona in July; daily highs in Grand Canyon National Park reach 34°C and lows reach 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Tours

Yosemite National Park

— 5 nights
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. Step off the beaten path and head to Sentinel Dome and Pioneer Yosemite History Center. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, explore the striking landscape at North Dome, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bridalveil Fall, and hike along May Lake Trailhead.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Yosemite National Park trip itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 10.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in July, expect slightly colder with lows of 9°C in Yosemite National Park. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature