10 days in Western US Itinerary

10 days in Western US Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Phoenix
— 1 night
2
Sedona
— 2 nights
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
4
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
5
Salt Lake City
— 1 night
6
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights

1
night
Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. On the 16th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the awesome beauty at Camelback Mountain, then examine the collection at Musical Instrument Museum, and then see the interesting displays at Buddy Stubbs Harley-Davidson.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Phoenix road trip tool.

Cincinnati to Phoenix is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Cincinnati in May, expect Phoenix to be somewhat warmer, temps between 93°F and 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Sedona.

Things to do in Phoenix

Museums · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay May 15 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Musical Instrument Museum ©
Musical Instrument Museum
Camelback Mountain ©
Camelback Mountain
Buddy Stubbs Harley-Davidson ©
Buddy Stubbs Harley-Davidson

2
nights
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): explore the striking landscape at Cathedral Rock, then explore the striking landscape at Bell Rock, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. Here are some ideas for day two: take in breathtaking views at Oak Creek Canyon, then cruise along Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179), and then hike along Devil's Bridge Trail.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Sedona trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Phoenix to Sedona takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or fly. In May, Sedona is slightly colder than Phoenix - with highs of 78°F and lows of 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
Find places to stay May 16 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Oak Creek Canyon ©
Oak Creek Canyon
Devil's Bridge Trail ©
Devil's Bridge Trail
Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179) ©
Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179)

1
night
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 19th (Tue): trek along South Kaibab Trail, take some stellar pictures from Mather Point, then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, and finally explore the stunning scenery at Yavapai Point.

To see photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Sedona to Grand Canyon National Park in 2.5 hours. When traveling from Sedona in May, plan for slightly colder days and cooler nights in Grand Canyon National Park: temperatures range from 68°F by day to 33°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
Find places to stay May 18 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Mather Point ©
Mather Point

2
nights
Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
On the 20th (Wed), zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure and then see the interesting displays at Wayne Newton's Casa de Shenandoah. On the 21st (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, then try your luck at Wynn Las Vegas, then take an in-depth tour of Titanic, and finally don't miss a visit to Fountains of Bellagio.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Las Vegas vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in May, plan for somewhat warmer days in Las Vegas, with highs around 87°F, while nights are warmer with lows around 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure
Find places to stay May 19 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area ©
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area
Wayne Newton's Casa de Shenandoah ©
Wayne Newton's Casa de Shenandoah
Waterskiing & Jetskiing

1
night
Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City ©
Utah's capital and most populous city, Salt Lake City boasts a small-town feel, big-city amenities, and plenty of nature on its doorstep.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Tabernacle, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum of Utah, and then take in breathtaking views at Big Cottonwood Canyon.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Salt Lake City trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can fly from Las Vegas to Salt Lake City in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Las Vegas to Salt Lake City is 1 hour. Traveling from Las Vegas in May, expect Salt Lake City to be a bit cooler, temps between 72°F and 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Museums · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay May 21 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Natural History Museum of Utah ©
Natural History Museum of Utah
Big Cottonwood Canyon ©
Big Cottonwood Canyon
The Tabernacle ©
The Tabernacle

2
nights
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 23rd (Sat), take some stellar pictures from Lookout Point, then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, and then trek along Brink of the Lower Falls Trail.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park visit planner.

You can fly from Salt Lake City to Yellowstone National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, taxi, shuttle, bus, and car. Traveling from Salt Lake City in May, expect nights in Yellowstone National Park to be cooler, around 27°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 53°F. On the 24th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
Find places to stay May 22 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring
Brink of the Lower Falls Trail ©
Brink of the Lower Falls Trail

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