9 days in Western US Itinerary

9 days in Western US Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Western US route planner

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Santa Fe
— 1 night
Drive
2
Sedona
— 4 nights
Drive
3
Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
Drive
4
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive to Fresno Yosemite International Airport, Fly to Philadelphia

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Santa Fe

— 1 night

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 29th (Tue), contemplate the long history of Loretto Chapel. On your second day here, contemplate the long history of Santa Fe Plaza, wander the streets of Canyon Road, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Santa Fe trip itinerary site.

Philadelphia to Santa Fe is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Philadelphia to Santa Fe is minus 2 hours. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Santa Fe when traveling from Philadelphia in June, with lows around 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to fly to Sedona.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Sedona

— 4 nights

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Step out of the city life by going to Slide Rock State Park and Cathedral Rock. Venture out of the city with trips to Walnut Canyon National Monument (in Flagstaff) and Montezuma Castle National Monument (in Camp Verde). There's lots more to do: immerse yourself in nature at Red Rock State Park, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, take a memorable drive along Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179), and take in the dramatic natural features at Bell Rock.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Sedona itinerary website.

Traveling by flight from Santa Fe to Sedona takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Santa Fe in June, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 68°F in Sedona. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can drive to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Death Valley National Park

— 1 night

Hottest, Driest, Lowest

Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
On the 5th (Mon), get great views at Dante's View, take in the dramatic natural features at Zabriskie Point, cruise along Artists Dr, then contemplate the waterfront views at Badwater Basin, then take in the dramatic natural features at Devil's Golf Course, and finally make a trip to Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Death Valley National Park holiday builder.

You can drive from Sedona to Death Valley National Park in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Sedona in July, expect nights in Death Valley National Park to be about the same, around 73°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 101°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Nature · Parks · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

Yosemite National Park

— 2 nights
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 6th (Tue): explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, get great views at Yosemite, Tunnel View, explore the striking landscape of Bridalveil Fall, then take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls, and finally admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park route planning tool.

You can drive from Death Valley National Park to Yosemite National Park in 4.5 hours. While traveling from Death Valley National Park, expect little chillier days and cooler nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 83°F to lows of 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Nature · Parks