15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States sightseeing planner
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Moab
— 2 nights
Drive
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Sedona
— 2 nights
Fly
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Pigeon Forge
Fly to Flagstaff, Bus to Grand Canyon National Park
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive
5
Zion National Park
— 2 nights
Fly
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Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
Fly
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Custer
— 1 night
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New York City
— 1 night
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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 24th (Tue): get outside with Double Down Bike Shop, then take in the awesome beauty at Canyonlands National Park, and then stroll through AreaBFE.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Moab attractions planning website.

Washington DC to Moab is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and car. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Washington DC in September since evenings lows in Moab dip to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to drive to Sedona.
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Find places to stay Sep 23 — 25:

Sedona — 2 nights

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): explore the fascinating underground world of Lava River Cave, take a peaceful walk through Coconino National Forest, then grab your bike and head to Huckaby Trail, and finally stroll through Doe Mountain Trail. On the next day, pause for some photo ops at Montezuma Well, then admire the majestic nature at Riordan Mansion State Historic Park, then take a memorable drive along Schnebly Hill Vista Overlook, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Bear Mountain Trail.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Sedona tour itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Moab to Sedona in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of car and bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Moab in September since evenings lows in Sedona dip to 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to fly to Pigeon Forge.
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Find places to stay Sep 25 — 27:

Pigeon Forge

Center of Fun in the Smokies

A tiny town with big tourist appeal, Pigeon Forge bills itself as the "Center of Fun in the Smokies." Just a short drive from the national park protecting the diverse plant and animal life of the Great Smoky Mountains, the town features numerous places to visit, such as bars, restaurants, cafes, theaters, and shops.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): trek along Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail and then identify plant and animal life at Roaring Fork.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Pigeon Forge holiday tool.

Traveling by flight from Sedona to Pigeon Forge takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Sedona to Pigeon Forge due to the time zone difference. In September, daytime highs in Pigeon Forge are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.
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Find places to stay Sep 27 — 28:

Grand Canyon National Park — 1 night

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 28th (Sat): admire all the interesting features of East Rim Drive, trek along Bright Angel Trail, and then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the landmark architecture of Grand Canyon Railway Depot, then take a pleasant ride with Canyon Trail Rides, then hike along South Kaibab Trail, and finally hike along Rim Trail.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Pigeon Forge to Grand Canyon National Park in 11 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and shuttle. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 2 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Pigeon Forge in September; daily highs in Grand Canyon National Park reach 75°F and lows reach 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel to Zion National Park.
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Find places to stay Sep 27 — 29:

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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): explore and take pictures at Zion Shuttle, explore the stunning scenery at Zion's Main Canyon, explore and take pictures at Zion Canyon Scenic Drive, then trek along Angel's Landing, and finally explore the striking landscape of The Narrows. Here are some ideas for day two: take in breathtaking views at Cedar Breaks National Monument Visitor Center and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Zion National Park.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Zion National Park trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Grand Canyon National Park to Zion National Park with the Route module. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September, expect nights in Zion National Park to be about the same, around 48°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 84°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to fly to Yellowstone National Park.
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Find places to stay Sep 29 — Oct 1:

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Grand Teton. Discover out-of-the-way places like Old Faithful and Upper Geyser Basin. There's much more to do: witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring, explore the striking landscape at Natural Bridge Trail, and explore and take pictures at Lamar Valley.

For more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park trip app.

Traveling by flight from Zion National Park to Yellowstone National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and taxi. When traveling from Zion National Park in October, plan for cooler days and little chillier nights in Yellowstone National Park: temperatures range from 47°F by day to 25°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Custer.
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Find places to stay Oct 1 — 4:

Custer — 1 night

Generally considered to be the oldest town established by European Americans in the Black Hills, Custer began as a mining town.
On the 5th (Sat), contemplate the waterfront views at Sylvan Lake, take in the dramatic natural features at Needles Eye Tunnel, then cruise along Wildlife Loop Road, then cruise along Iron Mountain Road, and finally appreciate the history behind Mount Rushmore National Memorial.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Custer attractions planner.

You can fly from Yellowstone National Park to Custer in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Yellowstone National Park in October, with highs in Custer at 57°F and lows at 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to New York City.
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Find places to stay Oct 4 — 5:

New York City — 1 night

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): take in the pleasant sights at The High Line and then don't miss a visit to Central Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Mon): appreciate the history behind Statue of Liberty National Monument, then steep yourself in history at 9/11 Memorial, then explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building.

To find ratings and other tourist information, you can read our New York City day trip tool.

You can fly from Custer to New York City in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Custer to New York City. When traveling from Custer in October, plan for somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in New York City: temperatures range from 70°F by day to 57°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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Find places to stay Oct 5 — 7:

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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