9 days in Western US Itinerary

9 days in Western US Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Western US route planner

Make it your trip
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Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
Fly
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Santa Fe
— 2 nights
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Sedona
— 4 nights
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Yellowstone National Park

— 2 nights

World's Largest Collection of Geysers

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Bring the kids along to Norris Geyser Basin and Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. Discover out-of-the-way places like West Thumb Geyser Basin and Grand Loop Road. The adventure continues: take in the natural beauty of Upper Geyser Basin.

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Seattle to Yellowstone National Park is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Seattle in June, you will find days in Yellowstone National Park are a bit cooler (66°F), and nights are much colder (34°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Nature · Parks · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

Santa Fe

— 2 nights

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 4th (Fri), pause for some serene contemplation at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, wander the streets of Canyon Road, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Loretto Chapel. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Museum of International Folk Art, see the interesting displays at Palace of the Governors, then contemplate the long history of Santa Fe Plaza, and finally admire the masterpieces at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Santa Fe travel planner.

Fly from Yellowstone National Park to Santa Fe in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In June, Santa Fe is much hotter than Yellowstone National Park - with highs of 89°F and lows of 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can go by car to Sedona.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Sedona

— 4 nights

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Family-friendly places like Slide Rock State Park and Montezuma Castle National Monument will thrill your kids. Explore hidden gems such as Broken Arrow Trail and Red Rock State Park. And it doesn't end there: hike along Oak Creek Canyon, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, explore the striking landscape at Bell Rock, and take a memorable drive along Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179).

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Sedona online 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 a bit warmer nights when traveling from Santa Fe in June since evenings lows in Sedona dip to 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

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