10 days in United States Itinerary

10 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States vacation planner
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Fly
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Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
Fly to Grand Junction, Drive to Moab
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Moab
— 1 night
Fly to Flagstaff, Bus to Grand Canyon National Park
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Sedona
— 2 nights
Fly
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Gatlinburg
— 1 day
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): witness a stunning natural landmark at Castle Geyser, then take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring, then take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, and finally take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Lower Geyser Basin, admire all the interesting features of Lamar Valley, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Lake Butte Overlook.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park trip builder.

Washington DC to Yellowstone National Park is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Washington DC to Yellowstone National Park. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Washington DC in September, with highs in Yellowstone National Park at 60°F and lows at 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Moab.
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Nature · Parks · Scenic Drive · Outdoors
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): take a memorable tour with Tours and then push the limits with an extreme tour. Here are some ideas for day two: immerse yourself in nature at Dead Horse Point State Park and then explore the stunning scenery at Canyonlands National Park.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Moab road trip planner.

Getting from Yellowstone National Park to Moab by combination of flight and car takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, train, and car. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in September, things will get warmer in Moab: highs are around 84°F and lows about 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.
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Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Tours
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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 24th (Tue): get great views at Mather Point, hike along Rim Trail, and then trek along South Kaibab Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Bright Angel Trail, appreciate the history behind Powell Point, and then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim.

For where to stay and other tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park sightseeing planner.

Getting from Moab to Grand Canyon National Park by combination of flight and bus takes about 9 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, flight, and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Moab in September, things will get a bit cooler in Grand Canyon National Park: highs are around 75°F and lows about 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to Sedona.
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Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature
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Sedona — 2 nights

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): hike along Airport Mesa, then explore the striking landscape at Bell Rock, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Cathedral Rock. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Fri): cruise along Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179), then admire all the interesting features of Oak Creek Canyon, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and finally stroll through Devil's Bridge Trail.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Sedona holiday builder.

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Sedona by car takes about 2.5 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September: high temperatures in Sedona hover around 85°F and lows are around 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Gatlinburg.
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Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails
Side Trip
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Gatlinburg — 1 day

The Gateway to the Great Smoky Mountains

Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
On the 28th (Sat), take in the awesome beauty at Mount LeConte, get interesting insight from Tours, then sample the fine beverages at Ole Smoky, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Roaring Fork.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Gatlinburg trip planner.

Getting from Sedona to Gatlinburg by flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Sedona to Gatlinburg, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In September, daily temperatures in Gatlinburg can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 62°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can catch the flight back home.
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Side Trip
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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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