8 days in Western US Itinerary

8 days in Western US Itinerary

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8 days in Western US Itinerary

Start: Knoxville
Fly + taxi:  8​h 30​min
1
Sedona
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
4
San Francisco
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Seattle
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  5​h 30​min
6
Yellowstone National Park
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Knoxville

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Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Sedona trip planner .

Knoxville to Sedona is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. In September, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Sedona

Scenic Drive Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179) ©
Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179)

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): take some stellar pictures from Powell Point, take some stellar pictures from Hopi Point, then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, and finally take some stellar pictures from Yaki Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: trek along Bright Angel Trail.

For reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park tour itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by car from Sedona to Grand Canyon National Park takes 2.5 hours. While traveling from Sedona, expect slightly colder days and colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of 75°F to lows of 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Powell Point ©
Powell Point

1
night
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.
On the 2nd (Wed), make a trip to The Strip, then take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck, then admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and finally make a trip to Bellagio Fountains.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Las Vegas driving holiday planner .

Do a combination of flight and car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. While traveling from Grand Canyon National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Las Vegas, ranging from highs of 82°F to lows of 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping Neighborhoods Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

1
night
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): admire all the interesting features of Alcatraz Island, then take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, then contemplate the long history of SS Jeremiah O'Brien, and finally snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip itinerary site .

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Las Vegas in October, expect nights in San Francisco to be about the same, around 56°F, while days are little chillier, around 73°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel to Seattle.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

1
night
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.
On the 4th (Fri), meet the residents at Seattle Aquarium, don't miss a visit to Space Needle, then admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally shop like a local with Pike Place Market.

For more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Seattle trip itinerary planning app .

You can fly from San Francisco to Seattle in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco in October, things will get little chillier in Seattle: highs are around 63°F and lows about 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping Neighborhoods Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

1
night
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.
On the 5th (Sat), take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, then trek along Artist Point, and then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the natural beauty of Castle Geyser and then take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park online itinerary planner .

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. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Seattle to Yellowstone National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Seattle in October, expect nights in Yellowstone National Park to be cooler, around 25°F, while days are slightly colder, around 47°F. On the 6th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring

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