9 days in Western US Itinerary

9 days in Western US Itinerary

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9 days in Western US Itinerary

Start: Madison
Fly:  6​h 15​min
1
Santa Fe
— 1 night
Fly + shuttle:  5​h 30​min
2
Sedona
— 3 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + Drive:  6​h 45​min
3
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Madison

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.
To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Santa Fe online day trip planner .

Madison to Santa Fe is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Madison to Santa Fe. Traveling from Madison in May, plan for little chillier nights in Santa Fe, with lows around 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Sedona.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Georgia O'Keeffe Museum ©
Georgia O'Keeffe Museum
Loretto Chapel ©
Loretto Chapel
Canyon Road ©
Canyon Road

3
nights
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Get in touch with nature at Cathedral Rock and Oak Creek Canyon. Get some cultural insight at Walnut Canyon National Monument and Lowell Observatory. There's much more to do: cruise along Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179), take in the dramatic natural features at Bell Rock, trek along Devil's Bridge Trail, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Airport Mesa.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Sedona trip maker tool .

Do a combination of flight and shuttle from Santa Fe to Sedona in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and taxi; or drive. Traveling from Santa Fe in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Sedona, with lows of 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Flagstaff
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Cathedral Rock ©
Cathedral Rock
Oak Creek Canyon ©
Oak Creek Canyon
Devil's Bridge Trail ©
Devil's Bridge Trail

3
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Lamar Valley and Old Faithful. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Castle Geyser and Lake Butte Overlook. Go for a jaunt from Yellowstone National Park to West Yellowstone to see Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center about 54 minutes away. There's much more to do: witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring, hike along North Rim Trail, look for all kinds of wild species at Natural Bridge Trail, and explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone.

To find maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park route planner.

Do a combination of taxi, flight, and car from Sedona to Yellowstone National Park in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and car; or drive. Traveling from Sedona in May, things will get colder in Yellowstone National Park: highs are around 53°F and lows about 27°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Lamar Valley ©
Lamar Valley
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful

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