10 days in United States Itinerary

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Fly to Jackson Hole Airport, Drive to Yellowstone National Park
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Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
Fly
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Sedona
— 2 nights
Drive
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive to Fresno Yosemite International Airport, Fly to Washington

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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.
On the 5th (Wed), admire the sheer force of Kepler Cascades, then take in the natural beauty of Black Sand Basin, and then explore the activities along Firehole River. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape at Biscuit Basin, witness a stunning natural landmark at Castle Geyser, witness a stunning natural landmark at Midway Geyser Basin, witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring, then admire the sheer force of Gibbon Falls, and finally explore the striking landscape at Artists Paintpots.

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Washington to Yellowstone National Park is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Washington to Yellowstone National Park. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Washington in May, with highs in Yellowstone National Park at 53°F and lows at 27°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Sedona.
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Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive
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Sedona — 2 nights

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): stop by Psychic Readings by Nirup, hike along Bear Mountain Trail, trek along Fay Canyon Trail, take in the dramatic natural features at Soldier Pass, then hike along Brin's Mesa Trail, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Snoopy Rock. On the 9th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: grab your bike and head to Huckaby Trail, take a memorable drive along Schnebly Hill Vista Overlook, then immerse yourself in nature at Riordan Mansion State Historic Park, and finally take a peaceful walk through Coconino National Forest.

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You can fly from Yellowstone National Park to Sedona in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and taxi. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in May: high temperatures in Sedona hover around 78°F and lows are around 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) 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.
On the 10th (Mon), take in breathtaking views at Inner Canyon, take in breathtaking views at Yavapai Point, get great views at Yaki Point, examine the collection at Kolb Studio, then take some stellar pictures from Lookout Studio, and finally admire the striking features of Grand Canyon Railway Depot.

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Traveling by car from Sedona to Grand Canyon National Park takes 2.5 hours. When traveling from Sedona in May, plan for slightly colder days in Grand Canyon National Park, with highs around 68°F, while nights are much colder with lows around 33°F. On the 11th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel 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.
On the 12th (Wed), take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, take some stellar pictures from Valley View, then admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Swinging Bridge Picnic Area Yosemite National Park CA, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Bridalveil Fall. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, look for all kinds of wild species at Nature Center at Happy Isles, explore the activities along Mirror Lake/Meadow Trail, trek along Merced Grove, then take in the dramatic natural features at Cloud's Rest, and finally hike along May Lake Trailhead.

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Explore your travel options from Grand Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park with the Route module. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. In May, daytime highs in Yosemite National Park are 65°F, while nighttime lows are 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can drive back home.
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United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Nightlife
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.
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