58 days in Western US Itinerary

58 days in Western US Itinerary

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Drive to Seattle Tacoma International Airport, Fly to Albuquerque International Sunport, Drive to Santa Fe
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Santa Fe
— 5 nights
Fly to Phoenix, Shuttle to Tucson
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Tucson
— 7 nights
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Sedona
— 9 nights
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
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Moab
— 6 nights
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Zion National Park
— 4 nights
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Taxi to St. George, Bus to Beatty, Taxi to Death Valley National Park
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Death Valley National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 12 nights
Drive
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Monterey
— 7 nights
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Drive to San Francisco International Airport, Fly to Seattle Tacoma International Airport, Drive to Kelso

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Santa Fe

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.
Millicent Rogers Museum and San Miguel Chapel will appeal to museum buffs. Visit Santa Fe National Cemetery and Santa Fe Plaza for their historical value. Venture out of the city with trips to Taos Drums (in Ranchos De Taos), Taos Art Museum (in Taos) and Abiquiu (Ghost Ranch & Plaza Blanca). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at New Mexico Museum of Art, stroll around Old Fort Marcy Park, view the masterpieces at Traveler's Market, and see the interesting displays at Palace of the Governors.

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Kelso to Santa Fe is an approximately 9-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Kelso to Santa Fe due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Santa Fe when traveling from Kelso in November, with lows around 29°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel to Tucson.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Trails

Side Trips

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Tucson

Old Pueblo

One of the fastest-growing metropolitan areas in the country, Tucson is a city on a cultural crossroads, with European, Native American, Mexican, and Asian residents blending and sometimes conflicting with one another.
Get outdoors at Kartchner Caverns State Park and Mt. Lemmon Scenic Byway. Discover out-of-the-way places like Heard Museum and Tombstone Courthouse State Historic Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tucson: O.K. Corral (in Tombstone), Torres Blancas Golf Club (in Green Valley) and Henry F. Hauser Museum and Gift Shop (in Sierra Vista). There's lots more to do: learn about all things military at Titan Missile Museum, get great views at Gates Pass, see the interesting displays at Huhugam Heritage Center, and admire the majestic nature at Catalina State Park.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Tucson vacation maker website.

Do a combination of flight and shuttle from Santa Fe to Tucson in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Santa Fe in December: high temperatures in Tucson hover around 65°F and lows are around 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can drive to Sedona.

Things to do in Tucson

Museums · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Sedona

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Explore hidden gems such as Wupatki National Monument and Boynton Canyon Trail. Get in touch with nature at West Fork Oak Creek Trail and Doe Mountain Trail. Get out of town with these interesting Sedona side-trips: Montezuma Castle National Monument (in Camp Verde) and Flagstaff (Continental Country Club, Walnut Canyon National Monument, &more). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Broken Arrow Trail, look for all kinds of wild species at Red Rock State Park, don't miss a visit to Sedona Airport Overlook, and explore the ancient world of Palatki Ruins.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Sedona trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Tucson to Sedona in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. When traveling from Tucson in December, plan for a bit cooler days in Sedona, with highs around 54°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 38°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Bright Angel Trail and South Kaibab Trail. Visiting Desert View Watchtower and Helicopter Tours will get you outdoors. There's lots more to do: get great views at Mather Point, look for gifts at Tusayan General Store, and see Off-Road Tours.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park holiday builder site.

Getting from Sedona to Grand Canyon National Park by car takes about 2.5 hours. When traveling from Sedona in December, plan for a bit cooler days and colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park: temperatures range from 45°F by day to 15°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Moab.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Tours

Side Trip

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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 in touch with nature at Delicate Arch and Corona Arch. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Mesa Arch and Scott Matheson Wetlands Preserve. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Moab: Pothole Point Trail (in Canyonlands National Park) and Arches National Park (Lower Delicate Arch Viewpoint & Upper Delicate Arch Viewpoint). There's still lots to do: do some rugged touring at local off-road trails, skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and stop by The T Shirt Shop.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Moab holiday maker app.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Moab in 5.5 hours. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in December, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Moab: temperatures range from 38°F by day to 15°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) to allow time to drive to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Moab

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

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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.
Get outdoors at Zion Shuttle and Zion-Mt. Carmel Highway. Explore hidden gems such as Checkerboard Mesa and Temple of Sinawava Trail. Spend the 3rd (Sun) exploring nature at Court of the Patriarchs. Next up on the itinerary: explore the stunning scenery at Hidden Canyon, trek along Kayenta Trail, and cruise along Zion-Mt. Carmel Tunnel.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Zion National Park tour itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Moab to Zion National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, and taxi; or fly. When traveling from Moab in December, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Zion National Park: temperatures range from 50°F by day to 20°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

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Death Valley National Park

Hottest, Driest, Lowest

Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
On the 5th (Tue), take in breathtaking views at Mosaic Canyon, admire the sheer force of Darwin Falls, and then contemplate the long history of Eureka Mine. Here are some ideas for day two: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Panamint Range, steep yourself in history at Charcoal Kilns, explore the stunning scenery at Twenty Mule Team Canyon, then steep yourself in history at Harmony Borax Works, and finally get engrossed in the history at The Ranch at Furnace Creek.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Death Valley National Park online driving holiday planner.

Do a combination of taxi and bus from Zion National Park to Death Valley National Park in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Zion National Park to Death Valley National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Zion National Park in January, expect Death Valley National Park to be a bit warmer, temps between 58°F and 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

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Yosemite National Park

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.
Visit Wawona Hotel, National Historic Landmark and Yosemite Valley Chapel for their historical value. Escape the urban bustle at YExplore Yosemite Adventures - Day Tours and Nature Center at Happy Isles. Venture out of the city with trips to Greenhorn Creek Resort (in Angels Camp), Mono Lake Vista Point (in Lee Vining) and Ascent Spa (in Fish Camp). categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. There's lots more to do: hike along Four Mile Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lower Yosemite Fall Trail, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and explore the striking landscape of Swinging Bridge Picnic Area Yosemite National Park CA.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from Death Valley National Park to Yosemite National Park takes 4.5 hours. When traveling from Death Valley National Park in January, plan for a bit cooler days and colder nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 44°F by day to 13°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Monterey.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

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Monterey

Monterey is a city in the U.S. Take a break from the city and head to Carmel River State Beach and Pfeiffer State Beach. Popular historic sites such as Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard and The Old Monterey Jail are in your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Monterey side-trips: Big Sur (Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park & McWay Falls), West Cliff Drive (in Santa Cruz) and Capitola Beach (in Capitola). And it doesn't end there: immerse yourself in nature at Asilomar State Beach, stroll around Dennis the Menace Park, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and take a leisurely stroll along Coast Guard Pier.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Monterey trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to Monterey takes 5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in January: highs in Monterey hover around 62°F, while lows dip to 44°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Monterey

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Trails

Side Trips