15 days in Western US Itinerary

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Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Jackson Hole
— 1 night
Fly
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Sedona
— 3 nights
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Santa Fe
— 2 nights
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Yellowstone National Park — 2 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 Prismatic Spring and Upper Geyser Basin will get you outdoors. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Norris Geyser Basin and Jenny Lake Trail. There's still lots to do: witness a stunning natural landmark at West Thumb Geyser Basin, take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, and look for all kinds of wild species at Grand Loop Road.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park trip maker site.

Charlotte to Yellowstone National Park is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from Charlotte to Yellowstone National Park is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Charlotte in June, expect Yellowstone National Park to be much colder, temps between 66°F and 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Jackson Hole.
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Find places to stay Jun 3 — 5:

Jackson Hole — 1 night

The Jackson Hole valley is approximately 97 km (60 mi) long and 24 km (15 mi) wide, encompassing the town of Jackson, Teton Village, and the northern section of Grand Teton National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Laurance Rockefeller Preserve, see what you can catch with Jackson National Fish Hatchery, then explore the world behind art at National Museum of Wildlife Art, then don't miss a visit to Jackson Town Square, and finally stop by Lee's Tees.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Jackson Hole online travel route builder.

Getting from Yellowstone National Park to Jackson Hole by car takes about 2.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in June: highs in Jackson Hole hover around 72°F, while lows dip to 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to fly to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.
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Wildlife · Parks · Museums · Tours
Find places to stay Jun 5 — 6:

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park — 1 night

A Land of Giants

With mountain peaks reaching past 4,250 m (14,000 ft) and trees stretching to over 75 m (250 ft) high, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks present nature on a grand scale.
On the 7th (Wed), contemplate the long history of General Sherman Tree and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kings Canyon National Park.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park trip planner.

Fly from Jackson Hole to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 6 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Jackson Hole to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park. Traveling from Jackson Hole in June, things will get warmer in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park: highs are around 94°F and lows about 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.
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Nature · Parks · Historic Sites
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bridalveil Fall, then take some stellar pictures from Yosemite, Tunnel View, and finally explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point. On the 9th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a memorable drive along Tioga Pass and then trek along Mariposa Grove.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park takes 5.5 hours. Traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in June, expect Yosemite National Park to be slightly colder, temps between 79°F and 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel to Death Valley National Park.
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Find places to stay Jun 7 — 9:

Death Valley National Park — 1 night

Hottest, Driest, Lowest

Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
On the 10th (Sat), explore the striking landscape at Devil's Golf Course, explore the activities along Badwater Basin, then take a memorable drive along Artists Dr, then explore the striking landscape at Zabriskie Point, and finally don't miss a visit to Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes.

To find maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Death Valley National Park sightseeing planning website.

Drive from Yosemite National Park to Death Valley National Park in 4.5 hours. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Death Valley National Park, ranging from highs of 98°F to lows of 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.
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Find places to stay Jun 9 — 10:

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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Bright Angel Trail. On the 12th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see Off-Road Tours, then trek along South Kaibab Trail, and then get great views at Mather Point.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park travel route builder site.

Traveling by car from Death Valley National Park to Grand Canyon National Park takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. The time zone difference when traveling from Death Valley National Park to Grand Canyon National Park is 1 hour. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in June, expect nights in Grand Canyon National Park to be much colder, around 42°F, while days are slightly colder, around 85°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Sedona.
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Find places to stay Jun 10 — 12:

Sedona — 3 nights

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Get outdoors at Devil's Bridge Trail and Oak Creek Canyon. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179) and Montezuma Castle National Monument. And it doesn't end there: hike along Airport Mesa, admire the majestic nature at Slide Rock State Park, and explore the striking landscape at Bell Rock.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Sedona day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Sedona in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in June, expect nights in Sedona to be warmer, around 68°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 94°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Santa Fe.
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Find places to stay Jun 12 — 15:

Santa Fe — 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): explore the world behind art at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, then contemplate the long history of Santa Fe Plaza, then pause for some serene contemplation at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Canyon Road. On the 17th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Museum of International Folk Art and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Loretto Chapel.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Santa Fe tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Sedona to Santa Fe takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Sedona in June; daily highs in Santa Fe reach 89°F and lows reach 56°F. On the 17th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.
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Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums
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