9 days in Western US Itinerary

9 days in Western US Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Western US visit planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Santa Fe
— 1 night
Drive
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Sedona
— 1 night
Drive
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive
4
Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
Drive
5
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive to Fresno Yosemite International Airport, Fly to John Glenn Columbus International Airport

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Santa Fe

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi and then steep yourself in history at Loretto Chapel. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Sun): explore the world behind art at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, make a trip to Santa Fe Plaza, then see the interesting displays at Museum of International Folk Art, and finally take a stroll through Canyon Road.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Santa Fe trip itinerary planner.

Columbus to Santa Fe is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Columbus to Santa Fe is minus 2 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Columbus in June: highs in Santa Fe hover around 89°F, while lows dip to 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to drive to Sedona.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums

Sedona

— 1 night

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): take in the dramatic natural features at Cathedral Rock, hike along Oak Creek Canyon, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Sedona trip planner.

Getting from Santa Fe to Sedona by car takes about 7 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Santa Fe in June since evenings lows in Sedona dip to 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Sedona

Nature · Parks · Scenic Drive · Trails

Grand Canyon National Park

— 1 night
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 8th (Tue): hike along South Kaibab Trail and then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park trip maker website.

You can drive from Sedona to Grand Canyon National Park in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Sedona in June, you will find days in Grand Canyon National Park are slightly colder (85°F), and nights are much colder (42°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to drive to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Death Valley National Park

— 1 night

Hottest, Driest, Lowest

Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes, take some stellar pictures from Dante's View, take in the dramatic natural features at Zabriskie Point, take a memorable drive along Artists Dr, then explore the activities along Badwater Basin, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Devil's Golf Course.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Death Valley National Park day trip website.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Death Valley National Park in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Death Valley National Park, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in June, you will find days in Death Valley National Park are a bit warmer (98°F), and nights are warmer (68°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Nature · Parks · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

Yosemite National Park

— 4 nights
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Sentinel Dome and Nevada Falls Loop. Step out of the city life by going to Glacier Point and Vernal Fall. Next up on the itinerary: take some stellar pictures from Yosemite, Tunnel View, take in the dramatic natural features at Taft Point, trek along Panorama Trail, and get a dose of the wild on YExplore Yosemite Adventures - Day Tours.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Yosemite National Park driving holiday app.

Drive from Death Valley National Park to Yosemite National Park in 4.5 hours. When traveling from Death Valley National Park in June, plan for slightly colder days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 79°F, while nights are cooler with lows around 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails