10 days in United States Itinerary

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Custer
— 1 night
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Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
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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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): explore the activities along Sylvan Lake, then take in the dramatic natural features at Needles Eye Tunnel, then take an unforgettable tour with Black Hills Helicopters, and finally pause for some photo ops at Mount Rushmore National Memorial. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Thu): cruise along Iron Mountain Road and then explore and take pictures at Wildlife Loop Road.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Custer day trip planner.

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. Traveling from Washington DC in September, expect nights in Custer to be colder, around 45°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Thu) to allow time for the flight 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 18th (Fri): witness a stunning natural landmark at Upper Geyser Basin, take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Aurum Geyser, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Geyser, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Morning Glory Pool. On your second day here, witness a stunning natural landmark at West Thumb Geyser Basin, trek along Lone Star Geyser, then take in the natural beauty of Midway Geyser Basin, then take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Castle Geyser.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park itinerary maker tool.

Fly from Custer to Yellowstone National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Custer in September, things will get slightly colder in Yellowstone National Park: highs are around 60°F and lows about 33°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly 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.
Get in touch with nature at Zion National Park and The Narrows. Discover out-of-the-way places like Angel's Landing and Zion Canyon Scenic Drive. There's more to do: take a memorable drive along Zion Shuttle and take in breathtaking views at Zion's Main Canyon.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Zion National Park road trip tool.

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. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in September, you will find days in Zion National Park are much warmer (84°F), and nights are a bit warmer (48°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to 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 23rd (Wed): take in the dramatic natural features at Cathedral Rock, explore the striking landscape at Bell Rock, and then cruise along Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179).

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Sedona trip planner.

You can fly from Zion National Park to Sedona in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Sedona when traveling from Zion National Park in September, with lows around 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) 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 24th (Thu): explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, hike along Rim Trail, and then stroll through South Kaibab Trail.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park travel itinerary 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 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to 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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