49 days in Western US Itinerary

49 days in Western US Itinerary

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49 days in Western US Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  14​h 45​min
1
Santa Fe
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  6​h
2
Carmel
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
+4
taxi + bus + Fly + tram + bus:  12​h
4
Cannon Beach
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 15​min
5
Crater Lake National Park
— 2 nights
+3
taxi + bus + Fly + taxi:  9​h 45​min
6
Glacier National Park
— 2 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + taxi:  6​h
7
Zion National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
8
Page
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
9
Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
10
Sedona
— 3 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + taxi:  5​h 15​min
11
Mesa Verde National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
12
Moab
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + taxi:  5​h 45​min
13
Jackson Hole
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
14
Cody
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
15
Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: Manchester

2
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.
Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, get to know the fascinating history of Canyon Road, see the interesting displays at Museum of International Folk Art, then take a memorable drive along The Plaza, then see the interesting displays at New Mexico History Museum, and finally explore the world behind art at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Santa Fe online road trip planner .

Manchester, UK to Santa Fe is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Manchester to Santa Fe, you'll gain 7 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Manchester in September, plan for a bit warmer days in Santa Fe, with highs around 31°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Carmel.

Things to do in Santa Fe

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Georgia O'Keeffe Museum ©
Georgia O'Keeffe Museum
Museum of International Folk Art ©
Museum of International Folk Art
New Mexico History Museum ©
New Mexico History Museum

3
nights
Carmel

Carmel ©
Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply called Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. Step off the beaten path and head to Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park and Del Mar Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Pfeiffer State Beach and Point Lobos. Take a break from Carmel with a short trip to Mission San Antonio de Padua in Jolon, about 1h 30 min away. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Breakwater, tour the pleasant surroundings at Carmel River State Beach, cruise along Seventeen Mile Drive, and look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

For where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Carmel holiday builder .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Santa Fe to Carmel takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus; or drive. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Santa Fe in September: highs in Carmel hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Carmel

#Outdoors, #Beaches, #Parks

Side Trips

Monterey, Big Sur, Mission San Antonio de Padua
Highlights from your plan
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park ©
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park
Pfeiffer State Beach ©
Pfeiffer State Beach
Mission San Antonio de Padua ©
Mission San Antonio de Padua

4
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Tioga Pass and El Capitan. Explore hidden gems such as Vernal Fall and Bridalveil Fall. Take a break from Yosemite National Park with a short trip to Bodie State Historic Park in Bridgeport, about 1h 05 min away. The adventure continues: trek along Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias, take in the awesome beauty at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, and get great views at Tunnel View.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park day trip planning app .

Getting from Carmel to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, shuttle, flight, and car; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Carmel in October, Yosemite National Park is much colder at night with lows of -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Bodie State Historic Park
Highlights from your plan
Yosemite Falls ©
Yosemite Falls
Bodie State Historic Park ©
Bodie State Historic Park
Bridalveil Fall ©
Bridalveil Fall

1
night
Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): kick back and relax at Hug Point State Recreation Site, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Haystack Rock, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Cannon Beach. Keep things going the next day: explore the activities along Columbia River Maritime Museum, pause for some photo ops at Astoria Column, then identify plant and animal life at Del Rey Beach State Recreation Site, and finally admire the majestic nature at Ecola State Park.

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Getting from Yosemite National Park to Cannon Beach by combination of taxi, bus, and flight takes about 12 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in October, Cannon Beach is a bit warmer at night with lows of 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Crater Lake National Park.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Astoria, Hug Point State Recreation Site, Del Rey Beach State Recreation Site
Highlights from your plan
Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach
Columbia River Maritime Museum ©
Columbia River Maritime Museum
Ecola State Park ©
Ecola State Park

2
nights
Crater Lake National Park

Crater Lake National Park ©
Reaching a depth of 592 m (1,943 ft), Crater Lake is the deepest lake in the United States.
Visiting Garfield Peak and Crater Lake National Park will get you outdoors. Discover out-of-the-way places like Rogue River Gorge Viewpoint and Whitehorse Falls. Step out of Crater Lake National Park with an excursion to Salt Creek Falls in Oakridge--about 1h 30 min away. There's much more to do: hike along Sun Notch Trail, take a peaceful walk through Watchman Peak, and admire the sheer force of Plaikni Falls.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Crater Lake National Park holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Cannon Beach to Crater Lake National Park takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Traveling from Cannon Beach in October, you will find days in Crater Lake National Park are a bit warmer (25°C), and nights are about the same (7°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Crater Lake National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Trails

Side Trips

Rogue River Gorge Viewpoint, Salt Creek Falls
Highlights from your plan
Crater Lake National Park ©
Crater Lake National Park
Rogue River Gorge Viewpoint ©
Rogue River Gorge Viewpoint
Garfield Peak ©
Garfield Peak

2
nights
Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park ©
The glaciers from which Glacier National Park takes its name mostly dissipated eons ago, but they left behind a scoured landscape of high and steep mountain peaks, sparkling lakes, lush alpine meadows, and thick forests.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Grinnell Glacier and Logan Pass. Get in touch with nature at Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park and River Rafting & Tubing. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Granite Park Trail, get to know the fascinating history of Garden Wall, explore the striking landscape at Jackson Glacier Overlook, and cruise along Going-to-the-Sun Road.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Glacier National Park trip planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi, bus, and flight from Crater Lake National Park to Glacier National Park takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, train, and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Crater Lake National Park to Glacier National Park is 1 hour. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Crater Lake National Park in October: high temperatures in Glacier National Park hover around 15°C and lows are around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trip

River Rafting & Tubing
Highlights from your plan
Logan Pass ©
Logan Pass
Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier
River Rafting & Tubing

3
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.
Get outdoors at Zion's Main Canyon and Zion Canyon Scenic Drive. Spend the 15th (Tue) exploring nature at The Narrows. Spend the 16th (Wed) exploring nature at Zion National Park. There's more to do: hike along Angel's Landing.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Zion National Park trip itinerary website .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Glacier National Park to Zion National Park in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi, flight, and car; or drive. When traveling from Glacier National Park in October, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Zion National Park: temperatures range from 27°C by day to 2°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Page.

Things to do in Zion National Park

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

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Glen Canyon National Recreation Area and Northern Arizona Guide Service. Get in touch with nature at River Rafting & Tubing and Paria Canyon Wilderness Area. Change things up with a short trip to Marble Canyon in Marble Canyon (about 44 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: explore the stunning scenery at The Chains, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and take in the dramatic natural features at Horseshoe Bend.

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

Getting from Zion National Park to Page by car takes about 3.5 hours. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Zion National Park in October since evenings lows in Page dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Page

#Wildlife, #Parks, #Nature

Side Trips

Marble Canyon, Paria Canyon Wilderness Area
Highlights from your plan
Glen Canyon National Recreation Area ©
Horseshoe Bend ©
Horseshoe Bend
Northern Arizona Guide Service ©
Northern Arizona Guide Service

4
nights
Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park ©
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Step off the beaten path and head to Rim Trail and Bearizona Wildlife Park. Get in touch with nature at Mather Point and South Kaibab Trail. On the 20th (Sun), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. Next up on the itinerary: trek along Cape Final Trail, stroll through Tonto Trail, and get outside with Shoshone Point.

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Traveling by car from Page to Grand Canyon National Park takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Page in October, you will find days in Grand Canyon National Park are a bit cooler (22°C), and nights are much colder (0°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Sedona.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Trails

Side Trip

Bearizona Wildlife Park
Highlights from your plan
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

3
nights
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Get in touch with nature at Wupatki National Monument and Cathedral Rock. Explore hidden gems such as Walnut Canyon National Monument and Oak Creek Canyon. There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at Bell Rock and cruise along Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179).

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You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Sedona in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in October, you will find days in Sedona are somewhat warmer (29°C), and nights are warmer (15°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel to Mesa Verde National Park.

Things to do in Sedona

#Parks, #Nature, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

Flagstaff
Highlights from your plan
Wupatki National Monument ©
Wupatki National Monument
Walnut Canyon National Monument ©
Walnut Canyon National Monument
Oak Creek Canyon ©
Oak Creek Canyon

2
nights
Mesa Verde National Park

Mesa Verde National Park ©
Whereas most national parks are primarily devoted to showcasing unique and special landscapes, Mesa Verde National Park focuses on ancient human habitation.
Get in touch with nature at Hovenweep National Monument and River Rafting & Tubing. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Spruce Tree House and Balcony House. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mesa Verde National Park: Durango (St. Columba Catholic Church & Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad and Museum). The adventure continues: delve into the distant past at Cliff Palace, get to know the fascinating history of Far View Sites, and hike along Spruce Canyon Trail.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Mesa Verde National Park trip itinerary website .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Sedona to Mesa Verde National Park in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle, flight, and taxi; or drive. Traveling from Sedona in October, you will find days in Mesa Verde National Park are slightly colder (24°C), and nights are much colder (1°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to drive to Moab.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

#Historic Sites, #Outdoors, #Parks

Side Trips

Durango, Hovenweep National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Cliff Palace ©
Cliff Palace
Balcony House ©
Balcony House
Hovenweep National Monument ©
Hovenweep National Monument

3
nights
Moab

Moab ©
The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Step out of the city life by going to Canyoning & Rappelling Tours and Lions Park. Explore hidden gems such as River Rafting & Tubing and Double Arch. Step out of Moab to go to Arches National Park and see Delicate Arch, which is approximately 38 minutes away. Make the 31st (Thu) an unforgettable day with an extreme tour. It doesn't end there: admire the majestic nature at Dead Horse Point State Park.

For where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Moab travel planner .

You can drive from Mesa Verde National Park to Moab in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. Traveling from Mesa Verde National Park in October, Moab is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to travel to Jackson Hole.

Things to do in Moab

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Parks

Side Trip

Arches National Park
Highlights from your plan
Delicate Arch ©
Delicate Arch
River Rafting & Tubing
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours

3
nights
Jackson Hole

Jackson Hole ©
The Jackson Hole valley is approximately 97 km (60 mi) long and 24 km (15 mi) wide, encompassing the town of Jackson, Teton Village, and the northern section of Grand Teton National Park.
Get outdoors at Laurance Rockefeller Preserve and Grand Teton. Step off the beaten path and head to National Museum of Wildlife Art and Town Square. And it doesn't end there: appreciate the views at Amphitheater Lake, take in the awesome beauty at Teton Point Turnout, relax in the rural setting at T.A. Moulton Barn, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at String Lake.

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Getting from Moab to Jackson Hole by combination of car, flight, and taxi takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive. In November, Jackson Hole is slightly colder than Moab - with highs of 4°C and lows of -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Cody.

Things to do in Jackson Hole

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Grand Teton National Park, Blacktail Ponds Overlook
Highlights from your plan
Laurance Rockefeller Preserve ©
Laurance Rockefeller Preserve
National Museum of Wildlife Art ©
National Museum of Wildlife Art
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton

3
nights
Cody

Cody ©
A genuine cowboy city, Cody is famous for its nightly rodeos and its proximity to the protected wilderness areas of the world's first national park, now designated as one of the country's World Heritage Sites.
Visiting Photography Tours and Paul Stock Nature Trail will get you outdoors. Discover out-of-the-way places like Old Trail Town and Heart Mountain Interpretive Center. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cody: Meeteetse (Meeteetse Museums & Kirwin Ghost Town). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Cody Firearms Museum, get a new perspective on nature at Draper Natural History Museum, head outdoors with River Runners, and delve into the lush surroundings at Shoshone National Forest.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Cody vacation planner .

Traveling by car from Jackson Hole to Cody takes 4.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Cody when traveling from Jackson Hole in November, with lows around -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Cody

#Museums, #Outdoors, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Meeteetse, Heart Mountain Interpretive Center
Highlights from your plan
Heart Mountain Interpretive Center ©
Old Trail Town ©
Old Trail Town
Cody Firearms Museum ©
Cody Firearms Museum

4
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 in touch with nature at Uncle Tom's Trail and Upper Geyser Basin. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Artist Point and Yellowstone Lake. When in Yellowstone National Park, make a side trip to see Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center in West Yellowstone, approximately 56 minutes away. There's lots more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Lake Butte Overlook, take in the dramatic natural features at Gibbon Falls, look for all kinds of wild species at Lehardy's Rapids, and take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park trip builder .

You can drive from Cody to Yellowstone National Park in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Cody in November, things will get little chillier in Yellowstone National Park: highs are around 0°C and lows about -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center
Highlights from your plan
Uncle Tom's Trail ©
Uncle Tom's Trail
Yellowstone Lake ©
Yellowstone Lake
Artist Point ©
Artist Point

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