9 days in Western US Itinerary

9 days in Western US Itinerary

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9 days in Western US Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia
+2
train + Fly + Drive:  9​h 15​min
1
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
+3
Drive + Fly + bus + taxi:  12​h 45​min
2
Yosemite National Park
— 1 day
+2
taxi + bus + Fly:  10​h
3
Flagstaff
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Page
— 1 night
Fly + shuttle:  4​h 30​min
5
Santa Fe
— 1 night
Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: Philadelphia

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 Artist Point and Yellowstone Lake. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at Gibbon Falls, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lewis Falls, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Butte Overlook, and take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park travel planner .

Philadelphia to Yellowstone National Park is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of train, flight, and car. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Philadelphia to Yellowstone National Park is minus 2 hours. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Philadelphia in July: highs in Yellowstone National Park hover around 73°F, while lows dip to 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Trails
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Artist Point ©
Artist Point
Lake Butte Overlook ©
Lake Butte Overlook
Gibbon Falls ©
Gibbon Falls

1
day
Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls, then admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, and then get great views at Tunnel View.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park trip itinerary maker app .

You can do a combination of car, flight, bus, and taxi from Yellowstone National Park to Yosemite National Park in 13 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Yosemite National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are somewhat warmer (81°F), and nights are about the same (43°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Flagstaff.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

#Nature, #Parks
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Yosemite Falls ©
Yosemite Falls
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall

1
day
Flagstaff

Flagstaff ©
Sitting at an elevation of 2,135 m (7,000 ft) and just a short trip from the Grand Canyon and other natural wonders, the city of Flagstaff attracts outdoor enthusiasts from around the world.
On the 5th (Sun), appreciate the history behind Walnut Canyon National Monument and then admire nature's extreme beauty at Painted Desert.

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You can do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight from Yosemite National Park to Flagstaff in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Yosemite National Park to Flagstaff due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Yosemite National Park in August since evenings lows in Flagstaff dip to 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Page.

Things to do in Flagstaff

#Nature, #Parks, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

Painted Desert
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Walnut Canyon National Monument ©
Walnut Canyon National Monument
Painted Desert ©
Painted Desert

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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour and then take in breathtaking views at Lower Antelope Canyon.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Page journey maker tool .

You can drive from Flagstaff to Page in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Traveling from Flagstaff in August, expect Page to be somewhat warmer, temps between 93°F and 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Page

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Tours
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Lower Antelope Canyon ©
Lower Antelope Canyon

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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Canyon Road and then take in breathtaking views at Bandelier National Monument.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Santa Fe trip itinerary maker website .

You can fly from Page to Santa Fe in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, Santa Fe is a bit cooler than Page - with highs of 84°F and lows of 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Santa Fe

#Historic Sites, #Nature, #Parks

Side Trip

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

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