12 days in Sacramento, Yellowstone National Park & Moab Itinerary

12 days in Sacramento, Yellowstone National Park & Moab Itinerary

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Sacramento
— 2 nights
Fly
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Yellowstone National Park
— 5 nights
Fly to Grand Junction, Drive to Moab
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Moab
— 3 nights
Drive to Montrose, Fly to Newark

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Sacramento

River City

The capital city of America's most economically significant state, Sacramento is an important stop for any politico.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): learn about winemaking at Modus Operandi Cellars and then do a tasting at V. Sattui Winery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Sacramento trip itinerary planning website.

New York City to Sacramento is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 3 hours. Traveling from New York City in September, you will find days in Sacramento are a bit warmer (88°F), and nights are a bit cooler (58°F). On the 27th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Sacramento

Wineries · Tours · Museums

Side Trips

5
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Yellowstone National Park

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Firehole Canyon Drive. And it doesn't end there: take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, hike along North Rim Trail, explore the striking landscape at Natural Bridge Trail, and take in the dramatic scenery at Mystic Falls Trail.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park vacation maker.

You can fly from Sacramento to Yellowstone National Park in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, taxi, shuttle, bus, and car. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Sacramento in September; daily highs in Yellowstone National Park reach 60°F and lows reach 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Moab.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

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Moab

Red Desert

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Get outdoors at Arches National Park and Off-Road Tours. There's lots more to do: surround yourself with nature on Deep Desert Expeditions, grab your bike and head to Bike Fiend, view the masterpieces at Tom Till Gallery, and get interesting insight from Tours.

To find photos and more tourist information, you can read our Moab trip tool.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Yellowstone National Park to Moab in 9.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car, bus, shuttle, taxi, and train. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in October, you will find days in Moab are much hotter (71°F), and nights are a bit warmer (42°F). You'll have a few hours on the 6th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Trails