26 days in Cincinnati & Western US Itinerary

26 days in Cincinnati & Western US Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

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Cincinnati
— 4 nights
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Santa Fe
— 4 nights
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Moab
— 3 nights
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Zion National Park
— 3 nights
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
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Sedona
— 3 nights
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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
— 2 nights
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Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
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Cincinnati

— 4 nights

The Queen of the West

Situated on the north bank of the Ohio River, Cincinnati distinguished itself as the only U.S. city that left a favorable impression on one of its most famous 19th-century visitors, English author Charles Dickens.
Explore hidden gems such as American Sign Museum and Cincinnati Museum Center. Appreciate the collections at National Underground Railroad Freedom Center and Ark Encounter. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cincinnati: Kentucky Horse Park (in Lexington), Dayton (National Museum of the US Air Force & Carillon Historical Park) and Dinsmore Homestead (in Burlington). There's still lots to do: learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting, make a trip to Fountain Square, and get a new perspective on nature at Creation Museum.

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New York City to Cincinnati is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from New York City in August, plan for a bit cooler nights in Cincinnati, with lows around 63°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Cincinnati

Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Santa Fe

— 4 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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Museum of International Folk Art and Georgia O'Keeffe Museum. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to New Mexico History Museum and San Miguel Chapel. Step out of Santa Fe to go to Los Alamos and see Bandelier National Monument, which is approximately 1h 35 min away. Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of Canyon Road, take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, contemplate the long history of Santa Fe Plaza, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Loretto Chapel.

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Traveling by flight from Cincinnati to Santa Fe takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, car, and shuttle. Traveling from Cincinnati to Santa Fe, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Cincinnati in August, expect little chillier with lows of 57°F in Santa Fe. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to fly to Moab.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Moab

— 3 nights

Red Desert

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Delicate Arch and Climbing Tours. Escape the urban bustle at River Rafting & Tubing and Canyoning & Rappelling Tours. There's more to do: admire the majestic nature at Dead Horse Point State Park.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Moab route planner.

You can fly from Santa Fe to Moab in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. In September, daily temperatures in Moab can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

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.
Visiting The Narrows and Zion Canyon Scenic Drive will get you outdoors. Spend the 5th (Sun) exploring nature at Zion National Park. There's more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Angel's Landing and explore and take pictures at Zion Shuttle.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Zion National Park trip maker.

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. Traveling from Moab in September, plan for little chillier nights in Zion National Park, with lows around 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Grand Canyon National Park

— 2 nights
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
On the 8th (Wed), hike along Bright Angel Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, then trek along South Kaibab Trail, and then get great views at Mather Point.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park trip planning tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Zion National Park to Grand Canyon National Park. In September, Grand Canyon National Park is a bit cooler than Zion National Park - with highs of 75°F and lows of 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Sedona.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors · Trails · Parks · Tours

Sedona

— 3 nights

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Visiting Slide Rock State Park and Bell Rock will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: see the world from above with a helicopter tour, take in the dramatic natural features at Cathedral Rock, explore the stunning scenery at Oak Creek Canyon, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Sedona trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Sedona in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September, expect Sedona to be a bit warmer, temps between 85°F and 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Yosemite National Park

— 2 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.
On the 13th (Mon), cruise along Tioga Pass, explore the striking landscape of Bridalveil Fall, then get great views at Yosemite, Tunnel View, then take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls, and finally admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park trip maker app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Sedona to Yosemite National Park. 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 much colder nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 74°F to lows of 38°F. You will leave for Yellowstone National Park on the 14th (Tue).

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Scenic Drive · Nature

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Upper Geyser Basin and West Thumb Geyser Basin. Step out of the city life by going to Norris Geyser Basin and Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. Change things up with a short trip to Jenny Lake Trail in Grand Teton National Park (about 1h 25 min away). There's more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Grand Loop Road and take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful.

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Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Yosemite National Park to Yellowstone National Park takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, train, shuttle, and taxi. Traveling from Yosemite National Park to Yellowstone National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Yosemite National Park 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 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

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