22 days in Western US Itinerary

22 days in Western US Itinerary

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22 days in Western US Itinerary

Start: Zurich
Fly + Drive:  16​h 15​min
1
Moab
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + taxi:  6​h 15​min
2
Sedona
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
+4
shuttle + foot + shuttle + foot + shuttle:  2​h 30​min
4
Zion National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
6
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
7
West Glacier
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  6​h 45​min
8
Yellowstone National Park
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  14​h 45​min
End: Zurich

3
nights
Moab

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Explore hidden gems such as Canyoning & Rappelling Tours and Dead Horse Point State Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Moab: Mesa Arch (in Canyonlands National Park) and Delicate Arch (in Arches National Park). It doesn't end there: explore the stunning scenery at Canyonlands National Park and get interesting insight from Tours.

To see reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Moab holiday planner.

Zurich, Switzerland to Moab is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from Zurich to Moab. Traveling from Zurich in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Moab: highs are around 42°C and lows about 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to Sedona.

Things to do in Moab

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Delicate Arch, Mesa Arch
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Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Delicate Arch ©
Delicate Arch
Canyonlands National Park ©
Canyonlands National Park

2
nights
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): take in the dramatic natural features at Bell Rock and then take in the dramatic natural features at Cathedral Rock. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Sun): admire the majestic nature at Slide Rock State Park, then explore the stunning scenery at Oak Creek Canyon, and then cruise along Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179).

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Sedona holiday tool .

Getting from Moab to Sedona by combination of car, flight, and taxi takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Moab in July, you will find days in Sedona are little chillier (39°C), and nights are about the same (24°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Sedona

Nature Parks Outdoors
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Cathedral Rock ©
Cathedral Rock
Slide Rock State Park ©
Slide Rock State Park
Bell Rock ©
Bell Rock

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): hike along Bright Angel Trail and then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim. On the 14th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in breathtaking views at Inner Canyon and then hike along North Kaibab Trail.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary builder app .

You can drive from Sedona to Grand Canyon National Park in 2.5 hours. In July, Grand Canyon National Park is slightly colder than Sedona - with highs of 34°C and lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
North Kaibab Trail ©
North Kaibab Trail

2
nights
Zion National Park

Zion National Park ©
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at The Narrows and then stroll through Angel's Landing. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Thu): take a memorable drive along Zion Canyon Scenic Drive and then explore the striking landscape of Zion National Park.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Zion National Park online itinerary builder .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Grand Canyon National Park to Zion National Park. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in July; daily highs in Zion National Park reach 40°C and lows reach 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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The Narrows ©
The Narrows
Angel's Landing ©
Angel's Landing
Zion National Park ©
Zion National Park

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck, and then make a trip to Fountains of Bellagio.

For maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas trip planning app .

You can drive from Zion National Park to Las Vegas in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Zion National Park to Las Vegas. When traveling from Zion National Park in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Las Vegas, with highs around 47°C, while nights are much warmer with lows around 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Nature Parks
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Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck ©
Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Golden Gate Park and Muir Woods National Monument. There's lots more to do: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and get curious at Exploratorium.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco travel route builder tool .

Getting from Las Vegas to San Francisco by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Las Vegas in July, expect San Francisco to be cooler, temps between 26°C and 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to West Glacier.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Muir Woods National Monument
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

3
nights
West Glacier

West Glacier ©
West Glacier is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in eastern Flathead County, Montana, United States. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Going-to-the-Sun Road and Logan Pass. You'll find plenty of places to visit near West Glacier: Glacier National Park (Jackson Glacier Overlook, Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park, & more). There's more to do: let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read West Glacier trip planner .

You can fly from San Francisco to West Glacier in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. While traveling from San Francisco, expect a bit warmer days and slightly colder nights in West Glacier, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in West Glacier

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Glacier National Park
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Going-to-the-Sun Road ©
Going-to-the-Sun Road
River Rafting & Tubing
Avalanche Lake ©
Avalanche Lake

5
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Grand Teton. Step out of Yellowstone National Park with an excursion to Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center in West Yellowstone--about 1h 20 min away. And it doesn't end there: take in the natural beauty of Upper Geyser Basin, take in the dramatic scenery at Tower Fall, identify plant and animal life at Lamar Valley, and make a trip to Artist Point.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park sightseeing tool .

Getting from West Glacier to Yellowstone National Park by combination of flight and car takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train, bus, shuttle, and car. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from West Glacier in July; daily highs in Yellowstone National Park reach 26°C and lows reach 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Grand Teton, Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center
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Upper Geyser Basin ©
Upper Geyser Basin
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Artist Point ©
Artist Point

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