50 days in Western US Itinerary

50 days in Western US Itinerary

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50 days in Western US Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly + shuttle:  9​h
1
Santa Fe
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + tram + bus:  9​h
2
Cannon Beach
— 1 night
+3
bus + tram + Fly + taxi:  6​h 45​min
3
Glacier National Park
— 4 nights
taxi + Fly:  5​h
4
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
5
Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
+3
taxi + bus + Fly + shuttle:  9​h 30​min
6
Sedona
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Grand Canyon National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
8
Page
— 4 nights
shuttle + Drive:  3​h 15​min
9
Zion National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
10
Moab
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 45​min
11
Jackson Hole
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
12
Yellowstone National Park
— 6 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + bus:  8​h 45​min
End: New York City

2
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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 25th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi. On the 26th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Loretto Chapel, take a memorable drive along The Plaza, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Bandelier National Monument.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Santa Fe day trip planner.

New York City to Santa Fe is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from New York City in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Santa Fe, with lows of 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Bandelier National Monument
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Bandelier National Monument ©
Bandelier National Monument
Canyon Road ©
Canyon Road

1
night
Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Cannon Beach, then kick back and relax at Haystack Rock, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Astoria Column. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the sheer force of Young River Falls, then contemplate the waterfront views at Columbia River Maritime Museum, and then admire the majestic nature at Ecola State Park.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Cannon Beach trip itinerary planning website .

You can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus from Santa Fe to Cannon Beach in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Santa Fe in May, you will find days in Cannon Beach are little chillier (62°F), and nights are about the same (48°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trip

Astoria
Highlights from your plan
Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock
Ecola State Park ©
Ecola State Park
Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach

4
nights
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.
Escape the urban bustle at River Rafting & Tubing and Going-to-the-Sun Road. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Lake Josephine and McDonald Creek. Take a break from Glacier National Park with a short trip to Jewel Basin Hiking Area in Bigfork, about 1h 35 min away. Spend the 31st (Fri) exploring nature at Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park. There's lots more to do: stroll through Granite Park Trail, contemplate the waterfront views at Iceberg Lake, take in the dramatic scenery at Baring Falls, and trek along Goat Lick Overlook.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Glacier National Park day trip planning site .

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi from Cannon Beach to Glacier National Park in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from Cannon Beach to Glacier National Park is 1 hour. Traveling from Cannon Beach in May, expect a bit cooler with lows of 38°F in Glacier National Park. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

River Rafting & Tubing, Jewel Basin Hiking Area
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Going-to-the-Sun Road ©
Going-to-the-Sun Road

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Explore hidden gems such as Muir Woods National Monument and Limantour Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Alcatraz Island and San Francisco Bay. There's lots more to do: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, take in the awesome beauty at Twin Peaks, and have fun and explore at Exploratorium.

For more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco travel route planning app .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Glacier National Park to San Francisco takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Glacier National Park in June since evenings lows in San Francisco dip to 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Limantour Beach, Muir Woods National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Glacier Point and Bridalveil Fall. Step out of the city life by going to Bodie State Historic Park and Vernal Fall. Step out of Yosemite National Park with an excursion to Mono Lake County Park in Lee Vining--about 48 minutes away. Spend the 10th (Mon) exploring nature at Elizabeth Lake, Yosemite National Park. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls, take some stellar pictures from Tunnel View, make a trip to Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center, and trek along Tuolumne Meadows.

For where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park day trip app .

Getting from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. When traveling from San Francisco in June, plan for a bit warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 79°F by day to 43°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Sedona.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Bodie State Historic Park, Mono Lake County Park
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Bodie State Historic Park ©
Bodie State Historic Park
Yosemite Falls ©
Yosemite Falls

3
nights
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Get some historical perspective at Walnut Canyon National Monument and Wupatki National Monument. Step out of the city life by going to Cathedral Rock and Devil's Bridge Trail. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at Bell Rock, take in breathtaking views at Oak Creek Canyon, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and explore and take pictures at Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179).

To find other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Sedona travel planner.

You can do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight from Yosemite National Park to Sedona in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Yosemite National Park to Sedona due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in June, plan for a bit warmer days in Sedona, with highs around 94°F, while nights are warmer with lows around 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Flagstaff
Highlights from your plan
Bell Rock ©
Bell Rock
Wupatki National Monument ©
Wupatki National Monument
Cathedral Rock ©
Cathedral Rock

5
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Bright Angel Trail and South Kaibab Trail. Get in touch with nature at Grand Canyon South Rim and Rim Trail. Step out of Grand Canyon National Park to go to Williams and see Bearizona Wildlife Park, which is approximately 1h 35 min away. There's still lots to do: hike along North Kaibab Trail, take some stellar pictures from Hopi Point, pause for some photo ops at Powell Point, and take in breathtaking views at Moran Point.

Before you visit Grand Canyon National Park, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can drive from Sedona to Grand Canyon National Park in 2.5 hours. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Sedona in June: highs in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 85°F, while lows dip to 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to drive to Page.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

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

4
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.
Get outdoors at Lower Antelope Canyon and Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park. Discover out-of-the-way places like Best Friends Animal Sanctuary and Glen Canyon National Recreation Area. Get out of town with these interesting Page side-trips: Marble Canyon (Cathedral Wash Trail, Marble Canyon, & more). It doesn't end there: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Page online trip maker .

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Page takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in June, expect nights in Page to be much hotter, around 69°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 96°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Page

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Marble Canyon, Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park
Highlights from your plan
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park ©
Glen Canyon National Recreation Area ©
Lower Antelope Canyon ©
Lower Antelope Canyon

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.
Visiting The Narrows and Zion National Park will get you outdoors. Explore hidden gems such as Angel's Landing and Zion Canyon Scenic Drive. There's more to do: admire all the interesting features of Zion Shuttle.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Zion National Park trip planner .

You can drive from Page to Zion National Park in 3.5 hours. Expect slightly colder evenings in Zion National Park when traveling from Page in June, with lows around 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Moab.

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
Moab

Moab ©
The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Take a break from the city and head to Dead Horse Point State Park and Canyoning & Rappelling Tours. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Adrenaline & Extreme Tours and Delicate Arch. Get out of town with these interesting Moab side-trips: Colorado National Monument (in Fruita) and Turret Arch (in Arches National Park). The adventure continues: let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, explore the landscape on two wheels at Hurrah Pass Road, explore the stunning scenery at Lions Park, and trek along Hidden Valley Trail.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Moab trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by car from Zion National Park to Moab takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of taxi and flight. Traveling from Zion National Park in June, plan for a bit warmer nights in Moab, with lows around 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Jackson Hole.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Arches National Park, Colorado National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Dead Horse Point State Park ©
Dead Horse Point State Park
Colorado National Monument ©
Colorado National Monument
River Rafting & Tubing

4
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Grand Teton and Amphitheater Lake. You'll discover tucked-away gems like String Lake and Cascade Canyon. When in Jackson Hole, make a side trip to see Glacier View Turnout in Moose, approximately 36 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: admire the verdant scenery at Leigh Lake, take in the dramatic natural features at Grand View Point, take in breathtaking views at Death Canyon, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Solitude.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Jackson Hole trip builder tool .

Traveling by combination of car, flight, and taxi from Moab to Jackson Hole takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Moab in July, plan for little chillier days and cooler nights in Jackson Hole: temperatures range from 79°F by day to 44°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Jackson Hole

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Grand Teton National Park
Highlights from your plan
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
Amphitheater Lake ©
Amphitheater Lake
String Lake ©
String Lake

6
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center and Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. Explore hidden gems such as Lamar Valley and Grand Prismatic Spring. Spend the 11th (Thu) exploring nature at Yellowstone National Park. And it doesn't end there: witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful, explore the activities along Yellowstone Lake, take in the dramatic scenery at Lewis Falls, and trek along North Rim Trail.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Yellowstone National Park vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Jackson Hole to Yellowstone National Park in 2 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Jackson Hole in July; daily highs in Yellowstone National Park reach 73°F and lows reach 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sat) 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
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Lamar Valley ©
Lamar Valley
Yellowstone National Park ©
Yellowstone National Park

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