10 days in United States Itinerary
Fly to Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, Drive to Sedona
— 1 night
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Bus to Reno, Fly to Yellowstone National Park
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
Fly to Grand Junction, Drive to Moab
— 1 night
Tue, May 11 - Thu, May 20
Sedona — 1 night
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.On the 11th (Tue), relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then explore the striking landscape at Bell Rock, and then explore the striking landscape at Cathedral Rock. Here are some ideas for day two: hike along Airport Mesa, take in breathtaking views at Oak Creek Canyon, then take a memorable drive along Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179), and finally trek along Devil's Bridge Trail.
To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Sedona trip itinerary planner.
Washington to Sedona is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. In May, daytime highs in Sedona are 78°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.
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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.Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): hike along Rim Trail, then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, and then get great views at Mather Point.
For reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park trip builder site.
You can drive from Sedona to Grand Canyon National Park in 2.5 hours. When traveling from Sedona in May, plan for a bit cooler days in Grand Canyon National Park, with highs around 68°F, while nights are much colder with lows around 33°F. You'll have a few hours on the 14th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Yosemite National Park.
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Yosemite National Park — 3 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 15th (Sat): explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cooks Meadow Loop, get great views at Yosemite, Tunnel View, then take in the dramatic scenery at Bridalveil Fall, and finally hike along Pohono Trail. Keep things going the next day: admire the engineering at Hetch Hetchy Reservoir, take in the dramatic scenery at Wapama Falls, identify plant and animal life at Nature Center at Happy Isles, then take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, then admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls, and finally explore the wealth of natural beauty at Swinging Bridge Picnic Area Yosemite National Park CA.
To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park travel route tool.
Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Grand Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park. The time zone difference when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park is minus 1 hour. In May, plan for daily highs up to 65°F, and evening lows to 34°F. You'll set off for Yellowstone National Park on the 17th (Mon).
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Yellowstone National Park — 2 nights
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): get great views at Lookout Point, then explore the stunning scenery at S Rim Trail, then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Washburn. On the 19th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the natural beauty of Castle Geyser, take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, then take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring, and finally take in the natural beauty of Fountain Paint Pot.
To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary maker app.
You can do a combination of bus and flight from Yosemite National Park to Yellowstone National Park in 9.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus, train, shuttle, and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from Yosemite National Park to Yellowstone National Park is 1 hour. In May, Yellowstone National Park is slightly colder than Yosemite National Park - with highs of 53°F and lows of 27°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel to Moab.
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Moab — 1 night
The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.
To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Moab route builder.
You can do a combination of flight and car from Yellowstone National Park to Moab in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, train, and car. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in May: high temperatures in Moab hover around 76°F and lows are around 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive back home.
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United States travel guide
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.