44 days in Western US Itinerary

44 days in Western US Itinerary

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44 days in Western US Itinerary

Start: Huntsville
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Santa Fe
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  5​h 30​min
2
Moab
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
3
Flagstaff
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Page
— 3 nights
shuttle + Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Zion National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
6
Las Vegas
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
7
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 15​min
8
Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h
9
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
10
Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  5​h 30​min
11
Yellowstone National Park
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Huntsville

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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Loretto Chapel. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, contemplate the long history of Santa Fe Plaza, then see the interesting displays at Museum of International Folk Art, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Canyon Road.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Santa Fe vacation planner.

Huntsville to Santa Fe is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 1 hour. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Huntsville in June since evenings lows in Santa Fe dip to 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Moab.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Canyon Road ©
Canyon Road
Loretto Chapel ©
Loretto Chapel

3
nights
Moab

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Explore hidden gems such as Canyoning & Rappelling Tours and Adrenaline & Extreme Tours. Change things up with these side-trips from Moab: Colorado National Monument (in Fruita) and Delicate Arch (in Arches National Park). On the 14th (Fri), enjoy a day of scenic exploration at Canyonlands National Park. There's more to do: let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour and immerse yourself in nature at Dead Horse Point State Park.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Moab online sightseeing planner .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Santa Fe to Moab in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. Traveling from Santa Fe in June, you will find days in Moab are somewhat warmer (95°F), and nights are about the same (61°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can go by car to Flagstaff.

Things to do in Moab

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trips

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

4
nights
Flagstaff

Flagstaff ©
Sitting at an elevation of 2,135 m (7,000 ft) and just a short trip from the Grand Canyon and other natural wonders, the city of Flagstaff attracts outdoor enthusiasts from around the world.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Wupatki National Monument and Walnut Canyon National Monument. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Bright Angel Trail and Bearizona Wildlife Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Flagstaff: Sedona (Bell Rock & Cathedral Rock) and Grand Canyon National Park (Bright Angel Point & Grand Canyon South Rim).

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Flagstaff online trip maker .

Getting from Moab to Flagstaff by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle; or do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Moab in June, expect Flagstaff to be a bit cooler, temps between 82°F and 45°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Page.

Things to do in Flagstaff

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Grand Canyon National Park, Sedona, Bearizona Wildlife Park
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Rock ©
Cathedral Rock
Wupatki National Monument ©
Wupatki National Monument
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail

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 Glen Canyon National Recreation Area and Glen Canyon Dam Overlook. Go for a jaunt from Page to Grand Canyon National Park to see Cape Royal about 1h 30 min away. And it doesn't end there: let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, admire all the interesting features of Rainbow Bridge National Monument, and enjoy some diversion at Gunfighter Canyon.

To find reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Page holiday builder website .

Traveling by car from Flagstaff to Page takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Flagstaff in June, expect nights in Page to be warmer, around 69°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 96°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Page

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

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

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Observation Point and Angel's Landing. Spend the 25th (Tue) exploring nature at The Narrows. Spend the 27th (Thu) exploring nature at Zion National Park. Next up on the itinerary: cruise along Zion Canyon Scenic Drive, explore and take pictures at Zion Shuttle, and take in breathtaking views at Zion's Main Canyon.

To find out how to plan a trip to Zion National Park, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of shuttle and car from Page to Zion National Park in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Page in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Zion National Park, with lows of 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can go by car to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
The Narrows ©
The Narrows
Angel's Landing ©
Angel's Landing
Zion National Park ©
Zion National Park

4
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.
Family-friendly places like Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Madame Tussauds - Las Vegas will thrill your kids. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Strip and Titanic. Take a break from Las Vegas with a short trip to Valley of Fire State Park in Overton, about 1h 10 min away. There's much more to do: enjoy some diversion at Gun Garage, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, examine the collection at The Mob Museum, and admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio.

Plan trip to Las Vegas with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by car from Zion National Park to Las Vegas takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Zion National Park to Las Vegas. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Zion National Park in June: highs in Las Vegas hover around 103°F, while lows dip to 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Nature Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Valley of Fire State Park
Highlights from your plan
Gun Garage ©
Gun Garage
Valley of Fire State Park ©
Valley of Fire State Park

4
nights
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Kids will enjoy Disneyland Park and La Brea Tar Pits and Museum. Get some cultural insight at The Getty Center and Santa Monica Pier. When in Los Angeles, make a side trip to see Disney California Adventure Park in Anaheim, approximately 38 minutes away. Pack the 5th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. The adventure continues: look and learn at Griffith Observatory and appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Las Vegas to Los Angeles by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Las Vegas in July, you will find days in Los Angeles are cooler (83°F), and nights are a bit cooler (66°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

5
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Sentinel Dome and Vernal Fall. Spend the 10th (Wed) on the water with a fishing tour. The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, hike along Nevada Falls Loop, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Panorama Trail.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park road trip site .

Do a combination of flight and car from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be cooler in Yosemite National Park, with lows of 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Yosemite Falls ©
Yosemite Falls
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz Island are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step off the beaten path and head to Twin Peaks and Notre Dame Des Victoires Church. There's much more to do: get curious at Exploratorium, take a stroll through Union Square, admire the landmark architecture of Haas - Lilienthal House, and steep yourself in history at SS Jeremiah O'Brien.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco online visit planner .

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, plan for a bit cooler days and somewhat warmer nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 73°F by day to 57°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

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nights
Seattle

Seattle ©
Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, find something for the whole family at Seattle Great Wheel, then get a taste of the local shopping with Pike Place Market, and finally look for gifts at Elliott Bay Book Company. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore and take pictures at Safeco Field, then examine the collection at Museum of Pop Culture, then explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally make a trip to Space Needle.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Seattle trip planner .

You can fly from San Francisco to Seattle in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco in July, expect nights in Seattle to be about the same, around 60°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 79°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Grand Loop Road and Hayden Valley. Venture out of the city with trips to Horseback Riding Tours (in Gardiner) and Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center (in West Yellowstone). Spend the 24th (Wed) exploring nature at Yellowstone National Park. The adventure continues: witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful, hike along Brink of the Lower Falls Trail, look for all kinds of wild species at Lehardy's Rapids, and take a memorable drive along Lamar Valley.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park vacation planning site .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Seattle to Yellowstone National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. While traveling from Seattle, expect little chillier days and much colder nights in Yellowstone National Park, ranging from highs of 73°F to lows of 39°F. On the 24th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center, Horseback Riding Tours
Highlights from your plan
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Lamar Valley ©
Lamar Valley
Grand Loop Road ©
Grand Loop Road

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