10 days in United States Itinerary

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Custer
— 1 night
Fly
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Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
Fly
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Zion National Park
— 3 nights
Fly
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Sedona
— 1 night
Drive
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
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Custer — 1 night

Generally considered to be the oldest town established by European Americans in the Black Hills, Custer began as a mining town.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mount Rushmore National Memorial, take an unforgettable tour with Black Hills Helicopters, then explore the striking landscape at Needles Eye Tunnel, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Sylvan Lake. On your second day here, take a memorable drive along Iron Mountain Road and then cruise along Wildlife Loop Road.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Custer trip itinerary site.

Washington DC to Custer is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Washington DC to Custer due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Washington DC, expect a bit cooler days and much colder nights in Custer, ranging from highs of 71°F to lows of 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly 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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): take in the natural beauty of Upper Geyser Basin, witness a stunning natural landmark at Blue Star Spring, take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, then take in the natural beauty of Aurum Geyser, then take in the natural beauty of Castle Geyser, and finally explore the activities along Morning Glory Pool. On your second day here, stroll through Lone Star Geyser, then take in the dramatic scenery at Mystic Falls Trail, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Midway Geyser Basin.

To find maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park planner.

Fly from Custer to Yellowstone National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In September, Yellowstone National Park is slightly colder than Custer - with highs of 60°F and lows of 33°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Zion National Park.
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Zion National Park — 3 nights

Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
Explore hidden gems such as Zion National Park and The Narrows. Get in touch with nature at Angel's Landing and Zion Shuttle. Next up on the itinerary: explore and take pictures at Zion Canyon Scenic Drive and take in breathtaking views at Zion's Main Canyon.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Zion National Park online vacation planner.

You can fly from Yellowstone National Park to Zion National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. When traveling from Yellowstone National Park in September, plan for much warmer days in Zion National Park, with highs around 84°F, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can fly to Sedona.
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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 18th (Fri): explore the striking landscape at Cathedral Rock, then take in the dramatic natural features at Bell Rock, and then admire all the interesting features of Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179).

To find reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Sedona sightseeing planner.

Getting from Zion National Park to Sedona by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Zion National Park in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Sedona, with lows of 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can 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 19th (Sat): explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, hike along Rim Trail, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at South Kaibab Trail.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park route planner.

Drive from Sedona to Grand Canyon National Park in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Sedona in September, you will find days in Grand Canyon National Park are little chillier (75°F), and nights are cooler (43°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel 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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