9 days in Western US Itinerary

9 days in Western US Itinerary

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9 days in Western US Itinerary

Start: Appleton
Fly:  9​h 45​min
1
Moab
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
2
Page
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Sedona
— 2 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + shuttle:  5​h 45​min
5
Santa Fe
— 1 night
Fly:  8​h
End: Appleton

1
night
Moab

Moab ©
The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
For other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Moab trip builder tool .

Appleton to Moab is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Appleton to Moab. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Appleton in May: highs in Moab hover around 76°F, while lows dip to 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can drive to Page.

Things to do in Moab

#Nature, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Arches National Park
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Dead Horse Point State Park ©
Dead Horse Point State Park
Delicate Arch ©
Delicate Arch
Turret Arch ©
Turret Arch

1
night
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.
On the 14th (Tue), surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, take in breathtaking views at Lower Antelope Canyon, and then explore the striking landscape at Paria Canyon Wilderness Area.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Page day trip planner.

You can drive from Moab to Page in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Moab in May, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Page, with lows around 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Page

#Wildlife, #Nature, #Parks

Side Trip

Paria Canyon Wilderness Area
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Lower Antelope Canyon ©
Lower Antelope Canyon

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Bright Angel Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: hike along Tonto Trail, stroll through South Kaibab Trail, and then get great views at Mather Point.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park online sightseeing planner .

Drive from Page to Grand Canyon National Park in 2.5 hours. While traveling from Page, expect little chillier days and much colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of 68°F to lows of 33°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Sedona.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Trails
Highlights from your plan
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Mather Point ©
Mather Point

2
nights
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): explore the striking landscape at Cathedral Rock and then take in the dramatic natural features at Bell Rock. On the next day, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, then hike along Oak Creek Canyon, and then explore and take pictures at Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179).

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

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Sedona in 2.5 hours. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in May, plan for somewhat warmer days in Sedona, with highs around 78°F, while nights are much warmer with lows around 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Sedona

#Nature, #Parks, #Outdoors
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Cathedral Rock ©
Cathedral Rock
Oak Creek Canyon ©
Oak Creek Canyon
Bell Rock ©
Bell Rock

1
night
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 19th (Sun): take in breathtaking views at Bandelier National Monument, take in the spiritual surroundings of Loretto Chapel, and then take a memorable drive along The Plaza. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Canyon Road.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Santa Fe route maker tool .

Getting from Sedona to Santa Fe by combination of taxi, flight, and shuttle takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and flight. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Sedona in May: high temperatures in Santa Fe hover around 73°F and lows are around 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Santa Fe

#Historic Sites, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trip

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

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