16 days in Western US Itinerary

16 days in Western US Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Western US attractions planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Moab
— 1 night
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Drive to Grand Junction, Fly to Flagstaff, Bus to Maswik Lodge
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Sedona
— 4 nights
+2
Drive to Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, Fly to Fresno Yosemite International Airport, Drive to Yosemite National Park
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Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
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Drive to Fresno Yosemite International Airport, Fly to Albuquerque International Sunport, Drive to Santa Fe
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Santa Fe
— 3 nights
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Moab

— 1 night

Red Desert

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Sat): take a memorable tour with Tours and then take in the dramatic natural features at Delicate Arch.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Moab trip planner.

Durham to Moab is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Durham to Moab is minus 2 hours. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Durham in May since evenings lows in Moab dip to 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 14 — 15:

Grand Canyon National Park

— 3 nights
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like South Kaibab Trail and Rim Trail. Escape the urban bustle at Grand Canyon South Rim and Inner Canyon. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Grand Canyon Village, get great views at Mather Point, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and explore the stunning scenery at Yavapai Point.

For where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park road trip planning website.

Do a combination of car, flight, and bus from Moab to Grand Canyon National Park in 11 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Moab in May; daily highs in Grand Canyon National Park reach 68°F and lows reach 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Sedona.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature
Find places to stay May 15 — 18:

Sedona

— 4 nights

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Visit Amitabha Stupa & Peace Park and Montezuma Castle National Monument for their historical value. Get outdoors at Red Rock State Park and Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179). Next up on the itinerary: hike along Broken Arrow Trail, stroll through Devil's Bridge Trail, take in the dramatic natural features at Cathedral Rock, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Sedona online vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Sedona takes 2.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in May: highs in Sedona hover around 78°F, while lows dip to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 18 — 22:

Yosemite National Park

— 4 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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Sentinel Dome and Panorama Trail. Escape the urban bustle at Glacier Point and Vernal Fall. The adventure continues: surround yourself with nature on YExplore Yosemite Adventures - Day Tours, admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls, get great views at Washburn Point, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Swinging Bridge Picnic Area Yosemite National Park CA.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Yosemite National Park vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Explore your travel options from Sedona to Yosemite National Park with the Route module. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Sedona to Yosemite National Park due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Sedona, expect a bit cooler days and cooler nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 65°F to lows of 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
Find places to stay May 22 — 26:

Santa Fe

— 3 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Loretto Chapel, then admire the masterpieces at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, then gain a rich perspective with New Mexico History Museum, and finally steep yourself in history at Santa Fe Plaza. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Canyon Road, and then examine the collection at Museum of Indian Arts & Culture.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Santa Fe online holiday planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Yosemite National Park to Santa Fe. The time zone difference when traveling from Yosemite National Park to Santa Fe is 1 hour. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Yosemite National Park in May, with highs in Santa Fe at 73°F and lows at 43°F. On the 29th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Tours
Find places to stay May 26 — 29: