58 days in Western US Itinerary

58 days in Western US Itinerary

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Drive to Seattle Tacoma International Airport, Fly to Albuquerque International Sunport, Drive to Santa Fe
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Santa Fe
— 5 nights
Fly to Phoenix, Shuttle to Tucson
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Tucson
— 7 nights
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Sedona
— 9 nights
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
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Moab
— 6 nights
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Zion National Park
— 4 nights
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Taxi to St. George, Bus to Beatty, Taxi to Death Valley National Park
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Death Valley National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 12 nights
Drive
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Monterey
— 7 nights
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Drive to San Francisco International Airport, Fly to Seattle Tacoma International Airport, Drive to Kelso

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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.
Millicent Rogers Museum and Taos Art Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Visit San Miguel Chapel and Santa Fe National Cemetery for their historical value. Venture out of the city with trips to Taos Drums (in Ranchos De Taos) and Abiquiu (Ghost Ranch & Plaza Blanca). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at New Mexico Museum of Art, stroll around Old Fort Marcy Park, soothe aching muscles at Absolute Nirvana Spa & Gardens, and view the masterpieces at Nedra Matteucci Galleries.

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Kelso to Santa Fe is an approximately 9-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Kelso to Santa Fe due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Santa Fe when traveling from Kelso in November, with lows around 29°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel to Tucson.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Tucson

Old Pueblo

One of the fastest-growing metropolitan areas in the country, Tucson is a city on a cultural crossroads, with European, Native American, Mexican, and Asian residents blending and sometimes conflicting with one another.
Get outdoors at Kartchner Caverns State Park and Sabino Canyon. Discover out-of-the-way places like Heard Museum and Biosphere 2. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tucson: Tombstone (O.K. Corral & Tombstone Courthouse State Historic Park), Henry F. Hauser Museum and Gift Shop (in Sierra Vista) and Torres Blancas Golf Club (in Green Valley). The adventure continues: brush up on your military savvy at Titan Missile Museum, see the interesting displays at Huhugam Heritage Center, admire the majestic nature at Catalina State Park, and take some stellar pictures from Gates Pass.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Tucson online trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Santa Fe to Tucson by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Santa Fe in December; daily highs in Tucson reach 65°F and lows reach 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Sedona.

Things to do in Tucson

Museums · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Sedona

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Explore hidden gems such as Wupatki National Monument and Palatki Ruins. Get in touch with nature at West Fork Oak Creek Trail and Balloon Rides. Get out of town with these interesting Sedona side-trips: Flagstaff (Continental Country Club, Walnut Canyon National Monument, &more) and Montezuma Castle National Monument (in Camp Verde). There's lots more to do: stroll through Broken Arrow Trail, look for all kinds of wild species at Red Rock State Park, make a trip to Sedona Airport Overlook, and hike along Boynton Canyon Trail.

To find ratings and more tourist information, refer to the Sedona day trip tool.

You can drive from Tucson to Sedona in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Tucson in December: highs in Sedona hover around 54°F, while lows dip to 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Bright Angel Trail and Mather Point. Visiting South Kaibab Trail and Desert View Watchtower will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, stop by Tusayan General Store, and see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from Sedona to Grand Canyon National Park takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Sedona in December, expect nights in Grand Canyon National Park to be colder, around 15°F, while days are slightly colder, around 45°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Moab.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Tours

Side Trip

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Moab

Red Desert

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Get in touch with nature at Delicate Arch and Mesa Arch. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Corona Arch and Hole 'N the Rock. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Moab: Arches National Park (Lower Delicate Arch Viewpoint & Upper Delicate Arch Viewpoint) and Pothole Point Trail (in Canyonlands National Park). There's still lots to do: do some rugged touring at local off-road trails, skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and stop by The T Shirt Shop.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Moab holiday maker app.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Moab in 5.5 hours. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in December, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Moab: temperatures range from 38°F by day to 15°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) to allow time to drive to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Moab

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

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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 Shuttle and Court of the Patriarchs. Explore hidden gems such as Checkerboard Mesa and Kolob Canyons. And it doesn't end there: cruise along Zion-Mt. Carmel Highway, explore the stunning scenery at Hidden Canyon, trek along Temple of Sinawava Trail, and stroll through Kayenta Trail.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Zion National Park tour itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Moab to Zion National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, and taxi; or fly. When traveling from Moab in December, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Zion National Park: temperatures range from 50°F by day to 20°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

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Death Valley National Park

Hottest, Driest, Lowest

Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
On the 5th (Tue), take in breathtaking views at Mosaic Canyon, admire the sheer force of Darwin Falls, and then contemplate the long history of Eureka Mine. Here are some ideas for day two: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Panamint Range, steep yourself in history at Charcoal Kilns, explore the stunning scenery at Twenty Mule Team Canyon, then steep yourself in history at Harmony Borax Works, and finally get engrossed in the history at The Ranch at Furnace Creek.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Death Valley National Park online driving holiday planner.

Do a combination of taxi and bus from Zion National Park to Death Valley National Park in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Zion National Park to Death Valley National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Zion National Park in January, expect Death Valley National Park to be a bit warmer, temps between 58°F and 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

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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.
Visit Wawona Hotel, National Historic Landmark and Yosemite Valley Chapel for their historical value. Escape the urban bustle at YExplore Yosemite Adventures - Day Tours and Four Mile Trail. Venture out of the city with trips to Ascent Spa (in Fish Camp), Mono Lake Vista Point (in Lee Vining) and Greenhorn Creek Resort (in Angels Camp). categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. There's lots more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Cathedral Range, explore the striking landscape at Cloud's Rest, explore the activities along Gaylor Lake, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Lower Yosemite Fall Trail.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park online tour planner.

Drive from Death Valley National Park to Yosemite National Park in 4.5 hours. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in January, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are little chillier (44°F), and nights are cooler (13°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel to Monterey.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

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Monterey

Monterey is a city in the U.S. Take a break from the city and head to Carmel River State Beach and Lovers Point. Popular historic sites such as Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard and San Carlos Cathedral are in your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Monterey side-trips: West Cliff Drive (in Santa Cruz), Capitola Beach (in Capitola) and Big Sur (Pfeiffer State Beach, Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, &more). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Scenic Road Walkway, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, explore the landscape on two wheels at Monterey Peninsula Recreational Trail, and take in the waterfront at Coast Guard Pier.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Monterey trip planner.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to Monterey takes 5 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in January, you will find days in Monterey are somewhat warmer (62°F), and nights are warmer (44°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Monterey

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Trails

Side Trips