9 days in Western US Itinerary

9 days in Western US Itinerary

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Santa Fe
— 1 night
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 day
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Sedona
— 2 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
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Yellowstone National Park
— 1 night

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Santa Fe

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 19th (Fri), pause for some serene contemplation at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi and then steep yourself in history at Loretto Chapel. On the 20th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the extensive heritage of Canyon Road, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then admire the masterpieces at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, and finally don't miss a visit to Santa Fe Plaza.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Santa Fe trip planner.

Atlanta to Santa Fe is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Atlanta to Santa Fe is minus 2 hours. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Atlanta in June since evenings lows in Santa Fe dip to 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Adventure
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Loretto Chapel ©
Loretto Chapel
Canyon Road ©
Canyon Road

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): get great views at Mather Point, hike along South Kaibab Trail, then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, and finally take in breathtaking views at Yavapai Point.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from Santa Fe to Grand Canyon National Park takes 7.5 hours. Traveling from Santa Fe in June, Grand Canyon National Park is little chillier at night with lows of 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to travel to Sedona.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Yavapai Point ©
Yavapai Point

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Sedona

Sedona ©

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): take in the dramatic natural features at Bell Rock, then cruise along Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179), and then trek along Oak Creek Canyon. On your second day here, hike along Devil's Bridge Trail and then take in the dramatic natural features at Cathedral Rock.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Sedona day trip planning website.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Sedona in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in June, you will find days in Sedona are somewhat warmer (94°F), and nights are much warmer (68°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Rock ©
Cathedral Rock
Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179) ©
Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179)
Oak Creek Canyon ©
Oak Creek Canyon

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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.
On the 24th (Wed), hike along Tuolumne Meadows and then get great views at Yosemite, Tunnel View. On your second day here, take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, trek along Panorama Trail, then admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Yosemite National Park online road trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Sedona to Yosemite National Park with the Route module. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Sedona to Yosemite National Park. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Sedona in June: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 79°F, while lows dip to 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point

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Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©

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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful and then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Gibbon Falls and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring.

Plan my trip to Yellowstone National Park with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Yosemite National Park to Yellowstone National Park in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, train, shuttle, and taxi. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in June, expect Yellowstone National Park to be little chillier, temps between 66°F and 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Nature · Parks · Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Gibbon Falls ©
Gibbon Falls

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