15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip 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
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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 10th (Thu): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas and then take in the dramatic natural features at Cathedral Rock. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Fri): take in breathtaking views at Oak Creek Canyon, then take a memorable drive along Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179), then take in the dramatic natural features at Bell Rock, and finally hike along Airport Mesa.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Sedona travel route app.

Washington DC to Sedona is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in September, and nighttime lows around 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) 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 10 — 11:

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 12th (Sat): take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, stroll through Rim Trail, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at South Kaibab Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Sun): trek along Bright Angel Trail.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park journey planning site.

You can 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 a bit cooler (75°F), and nights are colder (43°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel to Moab.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
Find places to stay Sep 11 — 13:

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 14th (Mon): explore the striking landscape at Fiery Furnace, explore the striking landscape at Delicate Arch, then explore the striking landscape at Double Arch, and finally admire the majestic nature at Dead Horse Point State Park. Keep things going the next day: get a dose of the wild on Deep Desert Expeditions, then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and then scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Moab trip planning app.

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. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September: high temperatures in Moab hover around 84°F and lows are around 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 13 — 15:

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 16th (Wed), cruise along Zion Canyon Scenic Drive, then trek along Angel's Landing, then take in breathtaking views at Zion's Main Canyon, and finally cruise along Zion Shuttle. Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at The Narrows.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Zion National Park trip builder tool.

You can drive from Moab to Zion National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to fly to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Trails
Find places to stay Sep 15 — 17:

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 18th (Fri): take in the natural beauty of Midway Geyser Basin, witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring, then take in the natural beauty of Grand Geyser, then take in the natural beauty of Aurum Geyser, and finally take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful. On the 19th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the natural beauty of Upper Geyser Basin, admire the sheer force of Mystic Falls Trail, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Black Sand Basin, then take in the natural beauty of Lone Star Geyser, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Castle Geyser.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park day trip planning tool.

You can 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. When traveling from Zion National Park in September, plan for colder days and little chillier nights in Yellowstone National Park: temperatures range from 60°F by day to 33°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
Find places to stay Sep 17 — 20:

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.
Visiting Glacier Point and Vernal Fall will get you outdoors. Step off the beaten path and head to Half Dome and Olmsted Point. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Tuolumne Meadows, hike along Panorama Trail, don't miss a visit to Yosemite Village, and take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park trip website.

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 a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 74°F to lows of 38°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails
Find places to stay Sep 20 — 24:

United States travel guide

4.5
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.