10 days in United States Itinerary
10 days in United States Itinerary
Fly to Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, Drive to Sedona
— 1 night
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Bus to Reno, Fly to Yellowstone National Park
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
Fly to Grand Junction, Drive to Moab
— 1 night
Wed, May 12 - Fri, May 21
Sedona — 1 night
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.On the 12th (Wed), relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then explore the striking landscape at Bell Rock, and then explore the striking landscape at Cathedral Rock. On the next day, trek along Airport Mesa, take in breathtaking views 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 find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Sedona trip maker tool.
Washington to Sedona is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. May in Sedona sees daily highs of 78°F and lows of 54°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) 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.Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): trek along Rim Trail, then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, and then take some stellar pictures from Mather Point.
To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park trip builder.
You can drive from Sedona to Grand Canyon National Park in 2.5 hours. When traveling from Sedona in May, plan for little chillier days in Grand Canyon National Park, with highs around 68°F, while nights are colder with lows around 33°F. On the 15th (Sat), 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.Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): get great views at Washburn Point, take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome, then take in the dramatic scenery at Wapama Falls, and finally see human ingenuity at work at Hetch Hetchy Reservoir. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, hike along Cooks Meadow Loop, admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls, then get great views at Valley View, then get great views at Yosemite, Tunnel View, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Bridalveil Fall.
To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park trip itinerary planning app.
Explore your travel options from Grand Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park with the Route module. The time zone difference when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park is minus 1 hour. In May, plan for daily highs up to 65°F, and evening lows to 34°F. You'll set off for Yellowstone National Park on the 18th (Tue).
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Yellowstone National Park — 2 nights
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 19th (Wed): hike along Brink of the Lower Falls Trail, take in breathtaking views at S Rim Trail, then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Mount Washburn. On the 20th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the natural beauty of Castle Geyser, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful, then take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Fountain Paint Pot.
To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary builder site.
You can do a combination of bus and flight from Yosemite National Park to Yellowstone National Park in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, train, shuttle, and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Yosemite National Park to Yellowstone National Park. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in May, things will get little chillier in Yellowstone National Park: highs are around 53°F and lows about 27°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Moab.
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Moab — 1 night
The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.
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Traveling by combination of flight and car from Yellowstone National Park to Moab takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, train, and car. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in May, things will get much hotter in Moab: highs are around 76°F and lows about 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive back home.
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United States travel guide
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.