15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States sightseeing planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Sedona
— 1 night
Drive
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Bus to Flagstaff Amtrak, Fly to Moab
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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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas and then explore the striking landscape at Cathedral Rock. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Tue): explore the stunning scenery at Oak Creek Canyon, then admire all the interesting features of Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179), then take in the dramatic natural features at Bell Rock, and finally trek along Airport Mesa.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Sedona road trip site.

Washington DC to Sedona is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. September in Sedona sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 63°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive
Find places to stay Sep 7 — 8:

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 9th (Wed): take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, hike along Rim Trail, and then trek along South Kaibab Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Bright Angel Trail.

Plan trip to Grand Canyon National Park with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can drive from Sedona to Grand Canyon National Park in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Sedona in September, expect nights in Grand Canyon National Park to be much colder, around 43°F, while days are slightly colder, around 75°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel to Moab.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
Find places to stay Sep 8 — 10:

Moab

— 2 nights

Red Desert

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): take in the dramatic natural features at Fiery Furnace, then stroll through Delicate Arch, then trek along Double Arch, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Dead Horse Point State Park. Keep things going the next day: head outdoors with Deep Desert Expeditions, then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and then skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Moab route planner.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to Moab in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or do a combination of bus and car. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September; daily highs in Moab reach 84°F and lows reach 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can go by car to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 10 — 12:

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.
On the 13th (Sun), cruise along Zion Canyon Scenic Drive, tour the pleasant surroundings at Angel's Landing, then take in breathtaking views at Zion's Main Canyon, and finally cruise along Zion Shuttle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at The Narrows.

To see other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Zion National Park attractions 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. Traveling from Moab in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Zion National Park, with lows of 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Trails
Find places to stay Sep 12 — 14:

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.
On the 15th (Tue), take in the natural beauty of Solitary Geyser, take in the natural beauty of Aurum Geyser, take in the natural beauty of Grand Geyser, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Midway Geyser Basin. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get outside with Morning Glory Pool, take in the dramatic scenery at Mystic Falls Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lone Star Geyser, then admire the sheer force of Kepler Cascades, and finally take in the natural beauty of Upper Geyser Basin.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park trip planner.

Fly from Zion National Park to Yellowstone National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can 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 17th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
Find places to stay Sep 14 — 17:

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Half Dome and Vernal Fall. Step out of the city life by going to Glacier Point and Tioga Pass. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Tuolumne Meadows, contemplate the waterfront views at Tenaya Lake, trek along Cathedral Lake Trail, and surround yourself with nature on YExplore Yosemite Adventures - Day Tours.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Yosemite National Park route planning tool.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Yellowstone National Park to Yosemite National Park takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, shuttle, and train. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. While traveling from Yellowstone National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 74°F to lows of 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails
Find places to stay Sep 17 — 21:

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · 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.