9 days in Western US Itinerary

9 days in Western US Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Western US visit planner

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Monterey
— 1 night
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Moab
— 1 night
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
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Sedona
— 2 nights
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Santa Fe
— 2 nights

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Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): kick back and relax at Asilomar State Beach and then get interesting insight from Tours.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Monterey trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Jacksonville to Monterey is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Jacksonville to Monterey due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Jacksonville in October, with highs in Monterey at 70°F and lows at 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel to Moab.

Things to do in Monterey

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

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Water Body
Monterey Bay
4.8

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Moab

Red Desert

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, immerse yourself in nature at Dead Horse Point State Park, then hike along Scott Matheson Wetlands Preserve, and finally get interesting insight from Tours.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Moab trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Monterey to Moab takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Monterey to Moab is 1 hour. Traveling from Monterey in October, expect a bit cooler with lows of 42°F in Moab. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Adventure
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River Rafting / Tubing
River Rafting & Tubing
4.5
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Canyoning / Rapelling Tour
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
4.9

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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.
On the 5th (Mon), trek along Bright Angel Trail. On the 6th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, then see Off-Road Tours, then trek along South Kaibab Trail, and finally take some stellar pictures from Mather Point.

To find out how to plan a trip to Grand Canyon National Park, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Moab to Grand Canyon National Park by car takes about 5.5 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Moab in October; daily highs in Grand Canyon National Park reach 66°F and lows reach 31°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel to Sedona.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Tours

Side Trip

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Must see
Mather Point
4.8

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Sedona

Sedona ©

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): take in breathtaking views at Oak Creek Canyon, trek along Broken Arrow Trail, then explore the striking landscape at Bell Rock, then trek along Airport Mesa, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. Keep things going the next day: hike along Devil's Bridge Trail, cruise along Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179), and then explore the striking landscape at Cathedral Rock.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Sedona trip itinerary builder app.

Drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Sedona in 2.5 hours. While traveling from Grand Canyon National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Sedona, ranging from highs of 77°F to lows of 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to drive to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails
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Hiking Trail
Devil's Bridge Trail
4.8

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Santa Fe

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 9th (Fri), see the interesting displays at Museum of International Folk Art, appreciate the extensive heritage of Canyon Road, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, then contemplate the long history of Santa Fe Plaza, and finally admire the masterpieces at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Santa Fe online journey planner.

Getting from Sedona to Santa Fe by car takes about 7 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, Santa Fe is little chillier than Sedona - with highs of 69°F and lows of 41°F. You will have some time to spend on the 10th (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums
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Historic Walking Area
Canyon Road
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Religious Site
Loretto Chapel
4.3

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