15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States planner
Make it your trip
Fly
1
Sedona
— 1 night
Drive
2
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Bus to Flagstaff Amtrak, Fly to Moab
3
Moab
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Zion National Park
— 2 nights
Fly
5
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
Fly to Reno, Bus to Yosemite National Park
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Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Bus to Fresno, Fly to Washington DC

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Sedona — 1 night

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
On the 4th (Fri), relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas and then explore the striking landscape at Cathedral Rock. On your second day here, explore the stunning scenery at Oak Creek Canyon, take a memorable drive along Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179), then explore the striking landscape at Bell Rock, and finally trek along Airport Mesa.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Sedona trip maker website.

Washington DC to Sedona is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 2 hours. September in Sedona sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 63°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) 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 6th (Sun): explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, then hike along Rim Trail, and then trek along South Kaibab Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Mon): hike along Bright Angel Trail.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Grand Canyon National Park trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Sedona to Grand Canyon National Park takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Sedona in September, expect nights in Grand Canyon National Park to be colder, around 43°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 75°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel to Moab.
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Moab — 2 nights

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 8th (Tue): admire the majestic nature at Dead Horse Point State Park, stroll through Double Arch, then explore the striking landscape at Delicate Arch, and finally hike along Fiery Furnace. Keep things going the next day: get a dose of the wild on Deep Desert Expeditions, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and then scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Moab trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Moab by combination of bus and flight takes about 9 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September, expect Moab to be a bit warmer, temps between 84°F and 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Zion National Park.
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Zion National Park — 2 nights

Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): take a memorable drive along Zion Canyon Scenic Drive, then trek along Angel's Landing, then explore the stunning scenery at Zion's Main Canyon, and finally cruise along Zion Shuttle. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at The Narrows.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Zion National Park trip planner.

You can drive from Moab to Zion National Park in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of car and flight. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Moab in September since evenings lows in Zion National Park dip to 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Yellowstone National Park.
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Yellowstone National Park — 3 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 12th (Sat): take in the dramatic scenery at Gibbon Falls, explore the striking landscape at Lower Geyser Basin, take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Midway Geyser Basin, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Upper Geyser Basin. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Sun): take in the natural beauty of Castle Geyser, witness a stunning natural landmark at Aurum Geyser, take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, explore the striking landscape at Blue Star Spring, then take in the natural beauty of Grand Geyser, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Morning Glory Pool.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary builder site.

You can fly from Zion National Park to Yellowstone National Park in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and taxi. Traveling from Zion National Park in September, expect nights in Yellowstone National Park to be a bit cooler, around 33°F, while days are colder, around 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.
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Yosemite National Park — 4 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.
Escape the urban bustle at Glacier Point and Vernal Fall. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Yosemite Falls and Tioga Pass. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Half Dome, take some stellar pictures from Washburn Point, explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, and trek along Nevada Falls Loop.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Yosemite National Park trip itinerary tool.

Getting from Yellowstone National Park to Yosemite National Park by combination of flight and bus takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, shuttle, and train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Yosemite National Park due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Yellowstone National Park in September, plan for a bit warmer days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 74°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow 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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