5 days in Western US Itinerary

5 days in Western US Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Western US attractions planner

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Fly
1
Yellowstone National Park
— 1 night
Fly to Reno, Bus to Yosemite National Park
2
Yosemite National Park
— 1 day
+2
Drive to Fresno Yosemite International Airport, Fly to Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, Drive to Sedona
3
Sedona
— 1 day
Drive
4
Santa Fe
— 1 day
Fly

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Yellowstone National Park

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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Grand Loop Road.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park journey planner.

Fort Wayne to Yellowstone National Park is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, train, taxi, shuttle, and car. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Fort Wayne to Yellowstone National Park due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Fort Wayne in August, plan for a bit cooler days and cooler nights in Yellowstone National Park: temperatures range from 70°F by day to 38°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors
Highlights from your trip
Grand Loop Road ©
Must see
Grand Loop Road
4.6
Gibbon Falls ©
Must see
Gibbon Falls
4.5

1
day
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.
On the 6th (Tue), admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls, then take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, then trek along Panorama Trail, and finally explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park holiday builder site.

Getting from Yellowstone National Park to Yosemite National Park by combination of flight and bus takes about 11.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, shuttle, and train. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are somewhat warmer (81°F), and nights are about the same (43°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Sedona.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
Highlights from your trip
Vernal Fall ©
Must see
Vernal Fall
4.8
Panorama Trail ©
Must see
Panorama Trail
4.9
Glacier Point ©
Must see
Glacier Point
4.9

1
day
Sedona

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): explore the striking landscape at Bell Rock, admire all the interesting features of Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179), and then explore the striking landscape at Cathedral Rock.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Sedona road trip website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Yosemite National Park to Sedona. The time zone difference when traveling from Yosemite National Park to Sedona is 1 hour. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in August: highs in Sedona hover around 89°F, while lows dip to 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to drive to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Sedona

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Scenic Drive
Highlights from your trip
Cathedral Rock ©
Must see
Cathedral Rock
4.8
Bell Rock ©
Geologic Formation
Bell Rock
4.8

1
day
Santa Fe

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.
On the 8th (Thu), pause for some serene contemplation at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, then get to know the fascinating history of Canyon Road, then contemplate the long history of Loretto Chapel, and finally admire the masterpieces at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Santa Fe visit planning tool.

You can drive from Sedona to Santa Fe in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and train. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Sedona in August: high temperatures in Santa Fe hover around 84°F and lows are around 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums
Highlights from your trip
Loretto Chapel ©
Religious Site
Loretto Chapel
4.3
Canyon Road ©
Historic Walking Area
Canyon Road
4.5

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