9 days in Western US Itinerary

9 days in Western US Itinerary

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9 days in Western US Itinerary

Start: Atlanta
Fly:  6​h 15​min
1
Santa Fe
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 15​min
2
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Sedona
— 2 nights
+2
shuttle + Fly + bus:  10​h 30​min
4
Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  9​h 45​min
5
Yellowstone National Park
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Atlanta

1
night
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 19th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Loretto Chapel. On your second day here, get to know the fascinating history of Canyon Road, then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, then admire the masterpieces at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of Santa Fe Plaza.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Santa Fe planner .

Atlanta to Santa Fe is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Atlanta in June, Santa Fe is a bit cooler at night with lows of 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Santa Fe

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

1
day
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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): get great views at Mather Point, tour the pleasant surroundings at South Kaibab Trail, then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, and finally take in breathtaking views at Yavapai Point.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park online holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Santa Fe to Grand Canyon National Park takes 7.5 hours. Traveling from Santa Fe in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Grand Canyon National Park, with lows of 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can drive to Sedona.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

2
nights
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
On the 22nd (Mon), explore the striking landscape at Bell Rock, then cruise along Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179), and then take in breathtaking views at Oak Creek Canyon. Keep things going the next day: hike along Devil's Bridge Trail and then take in the dramatic natural features at Cathedral Rock.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Sedona day trip tool .

Drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Sedona in 2.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in June: highs in Sedona hover around 94°F, while lows dip to 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Rock ©
Cathedral Rock
Oak Creek Canyon ©
Oak Creek Canyon
Devil's Bridge Trail ©
Devil's Bridge Trail

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Tuolumne Meadows and then take some stellar pictures from Tunnel View. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Thu): take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, hike along Panorama Trail, then admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of shuttle, flight, and bus from Sedona to Yosemite National Park takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Sedona to Yosemite National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sedona in June, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are a bit cooler (79°F), and nights are much colder (43°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

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

1
night
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.
On the 26th (Fri), take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, then hike along Artist Point, and then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape at Gibbon Falls and then take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park road trip planner .

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Yellowstone National Park by combination of car and flight takes about 10 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, flight, and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Yosemite National Park to Yellowstone National Park. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Yosemite National Park in June; daily highs in Yellowstone National Park reach 66°F and lows reach 34°F. On the 27th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Trails
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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