10 days in United States Itinerary

10 days in United States Itinerary

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Fly to Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, Drive to Sedona
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Sedona
— 1 night
Drive
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Bus to Reno, Fly to Yellowstone National Park
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Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
Fly to Grand Junction, Drive to Moab
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Moab
— 1 night
Fly

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Sedona — 1 night

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then explore the striking landscape at Bell Rock, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Cathedral Rock. On the next day, trek along Airport Mesa, then explore the stunning scenery at Oak Creek Canyon, then take a memorable drive along Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179), and finally hike along Devil's Bridge Trail.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Sedona online driving holiday planner.

Washington to Sedona is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Washington to Sedona due to the time zone difference. In May, plan for daily highs up to 78°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time 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 12th (Wed): trek along Rim Trail, explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, and then take some stellar pictures from Mather Point.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Sedona to Grand Canyon National Park takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Sedona in May, expect nights in Grand Canyon National Park to be much colder, around 33°F, while days are little chillier, around 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to 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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Nature Center at Happy Isles, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome, explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, then hike along Cooks Meadow Loop, and finally trek along May Lake Trailhead. On the 15th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic scenery at Hetch Hetchy Reservoir, admire the sheer force of Wapama Falls, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Swinging Bridge Picnic Area Yosemite National Park CA, then admire the sheer force of Bridalveil Fall, then get great views at Yosemite, Tunnel View, and finally admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls.

For where to stay and other tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park itinerary builder app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Grand Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. In May in Yosemite National Park, expect temperatures between 65°F during the day and 34°F at night. On the 16th (Sun), you're off to Yellowstone National Park.
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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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Lamar Valley, then get great views at Lookout Point, then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, and finally explore the stunning scenery at S Rim Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the natural beauty of Castle Geyser, then take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Fountain Paint Pot.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park trip planner.

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. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Yosemite National Park to Yellowstone National Park due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Yosemite National Park in May, with highs in Yellowstone National Park at 53°F and lows at 27°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Moab.
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Moab — 1 night

Red Desert

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
On the 19th (Wed), take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Moab trip planning website.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Yellowstone National Park to Moab in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, train, and car. In May, Moab is much warmer than Yellowstone National Park - with highs of 76°F and lows of 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride back home.
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United States travel guide

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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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