9 days in Western US Itinerary

9 days in Western US Itinerary

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9 days in Western US Itinerary

Start: Cincinnati
Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
Santa Fe
— 1 night
+2
Fly + tram + bus:  10​h
2
Astoria
— 1 night
+3
bus + tram + Fly + Drive:  11​h 30​min
3
Yellowstone National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Jackson Hole
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  10​h 15​min
5
Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  9​h
End: Cincinnati

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Loretto Chapel. On the 16th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, then steep yourself in history at Santa Fe Plaza, then examine the collection at Museum of International Folk Art, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Canyon Road.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Santa Fe trip builder site .

Cincinnati to Santa Fe is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Cincinnati to Santa Fe due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Cincinnati in June, expect nights in Santa Fe to be a bit cooler, around 56°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 89°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Astoria.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Loretto Chapel ©
Loretto Chapel
Canyon Road ©
Canyon Road
Georgia O'Keeffe Museum ©
Georgia O'Keeffe Museum

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Astoria

Astoria ©
Astoria, named for famed fur trader John Jacob Astor, resides near the mouth of the Columbia River.
On the 17th (Mon), enjoy the sand and surf at Cannon Beach, then stroll through Haystack Rock, and then appreciate the history behind Astoria Column. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Columbia River Maritime Museum and then admire the majestic nature at Ecola State Park.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Astoria itinerary app .

Getting from Santa Fe to Astoria by combination of flight and bus takes about 10 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Santa Fe to Astoria due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Santa Fe in June, plan for much colder days in Astoria, with highs around 66°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Astoria

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trip

Cannon Beach
Highlights from your plan
Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach
Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock
Ecola State Park ©
Ecola State Park

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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 19th (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at Artist Point, take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Upper Geyser Basin. Here are some ideas for day two: head outdoors with Morning Glory Pool, take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Castle Geyser.

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

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and car from Astoria to Yellowstone National Park takes 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Astoria in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Yellowstone National Park, with lows of 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Jackson Hole.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Artist Point ©
Artist Point
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful

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Jackson Hole

Jackson Hole ©
The Jackson Hole valley is approximately 97 km (60 mi) long and 24 km (15 mi) wide, encompassing the town of Jackson, Teton Village, and the northern section of Grand Teton National Park.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Teton Raptor Center, then look for all kinds of wild species at Laurance Rockefeller Preserve, then make a trip to T.A. Moulton Barn, and finally identify plant and animal life at Blacktail Ponds Overlook.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Jackson Hole tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Yellowstone National Park to Jackson Hole by car takes about 2 hours. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in June, you will find days in Jackson Hole are a bit warmer (72°F), and nights are about the same (39°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Jackson Hole

Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Blacktail Ponds Overlook
Highlights from your plan
Teton Raptor Center ©
Teton Raptor Center
Laurance Rockefeller Preserve ©
Laurance Rockefeller Preserve

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls, then admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, then hike along Panorama Trail, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park sightseeing site .

You can do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus from Jackson Hole to Yosemite National Park in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from Jackson Hole in June, plan for a bit warmer days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 79°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 43°F. You will leave for home on the 23rd (Sun).

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Yosemite Falls ©
Yosemite Falls
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail

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