26 days in Western US Itinerary

26 days in Western US Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Western US journey planner

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Fly to Fresno Yosemite International Airport, Drive to Yosemite National Park
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Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
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Drive to Fresno Yosemite International Airport, Fly to Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, Drive to Sedona
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Sedona
— 3 nights
Drive
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
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Bus to Flagstaff Amtrak, Fly to Grand Junction, Drive to Moab
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Moab
— 4 nights
Drive
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Zion National Park
— 3 nights
Fly
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Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
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Grand Teton National Park
— 3 nights
Drive to Jackson Hole Airport, Fly to Washington Dulles International Airport

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Yosemite National Park

— 5 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.
Visiting Glacier Point and Half Dome will get you outdoors. Explore hidden gems such as Vernal Fall and Olmsted Point. There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at Taft Point, take some stellar pictures from Yosemite, Tunnel View, hike along Panorama Trail, and stroll through North Dome.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park trip itinerary planner.

Washington to Yosemite National Park is an approximately 13-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Washington to Yosemite National Park, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Washington in June since evenings lows in Yosemite National Park dip to 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Sedona.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
Find places to stay Jun 1 — 6:

Sedona

— 3 nights

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Escape the urban bustle at Cathedral Rock and Walnut Canyon National Monument. Next up on the itinerary: admire the majestic nature at Slide Rock State Park, admire all the interesting features of Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179), take in the dramatic natural features at Bell Rock, and explore the stunning scenery at Oak Creek Canyon.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Sedona itinerary planning tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Yosemite National Park to Sedona. Traveling from Yosemite National Park to Sedona, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Sedona, ranging from highs of 94°F to lows of 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 6 — 9:

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Grand Canyon South Rim and South Kaibab Trail. Step off the beaten path and head to Mather Point and Rim Trail. And it doesn't end there: take some stellar pictures from Grandview Point, explore and take pictures at Bright Angel Point, explore the stunning scenery at Yavapai Point, and take in the pleasant sights at Pipe Creek Vista.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park trip maker website.

You can drive from Sedona to Grand Canyon National Park in 2.5 hours. While traveling from Sedona, expect slightly colder days and much colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of 85°F to lows of 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Moab.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
Find places to stay Jun 9 — 12:

Moab

— 4 nights

Red Desert

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Delicate Arch and Mesa Arch. Take a break from the city and head to Off-Road Tours and Climbing Tours. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Double Arch, scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, cruise along Potash Road, and let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Moab trip planner.

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and car from Grand Canyon National Park to Moab in 11 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in June, expect Moab to be somewhat warmer, temps between 95°F and 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to drive to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 12 — 16:

Zion National Park

— 3 nights
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
Get in touch with nature at Zion's Main Canyon and Angel's Landing. Explore hidden gems such as Zion-Mt. Carmel Highway and Zion Shuttle. Spend the 17th (Thu) exploring nature at Zion National Park. The adventure continues: cruise along Zion Canyon Scenic Drive.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Zion National Park trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Moab to Zion National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of car and flight. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Moab in June since evenings lows in Zion National Park dip to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive
Find places to stay Jun 16 — 19:

Yellowstone National Park

— 4 nights

World's Largest Collection of Geysers

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Visiting Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Upper Geyser Basin will get you outdoors. Discover out-of-the-way places like West Thumb Geyser Basin and Castle Geyser. The adventure continues: hike along Mystic Falls Trail, get outside with Morning Glory Pool, take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring, and take in the dramatic natural features at Blue Star Spring.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park attractions tool.

Getting from Zion National Park to Yellowstone National Park by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and taxi. Traveling from Zion National Park in June, you will find days in Yellowstone National Park are much colder (66°F), and nights are little chillier (34°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
Find places to stay Jun 19 — 23:

Grand Teton National Park

— 3 nights

Mountains of the Imagination

The peaks of Grand Teton National Park aren't the highest in the world, but they sit atop what might be nature's archetypes for mountains.
On the 24th (Thu), look for all kinds of wild species at Grand Teton. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Fri): trek along Jenny Lake Trail, stroll through Cascade Canyon Trail, then hike along Taggart Lake, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cathedral Group.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Grand Teton National Park travel app.

Traveling by car from Yellowstone National Park to Grand Teton National Park takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in June, you will find days in Grand Teton National Park are a bit warmer (72°F), and nights are about the same (39°F). You will have some time to spend on the 26th (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Trails
Find places to stay Jun 23 — 26: