15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

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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 8th (Tue): indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas and then take in the dramatic natural features at Cathedral Rock. On the 9th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: trek along 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 where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Sedona attractions planner.

Washington DC to Sedona is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Washington DC to Sedona due to the time zone difference. In September in Sedona, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 63°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive
Find places to stay Sep 8 — 9:

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

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park trip planner.

Getting from Sedona to Grand Canyon National Park by car takes about 2.5 hours. Traveling from Sedona in September, expect nights in Grand Canyon National Park to be cooler, around 43°F, while days are slightly colder, around 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Moab.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
Find places to stay Sep 9 — 11:

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 12th (Sat): immerse yourself in nature at Dead Horse Point State Park, take in the dramatic natural features at Double Arch, then take in the dramatic natural features at Delicate Arch, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Fiery Furnace. Keep things going the next day: surround yourself with nature on Deep Desert Expeditions, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and then skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Moab road trip planning site.

You can 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 somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September; daily highs in Moab reach 84°F and lows reach 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can drive to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 11 — 13:

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 14th (Mon): take a memorable drive along Zion Canyon Scenic Drive, then trek along Angel's Landing, then take in breathtaking views at Zion's Main Canyon, and finally admire all the interesting features of Zion Shuttle. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of The Narrows.

For where to stay and other tourist information, go to the Zion National Park trip planner.

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, plan for little chillier nights in Zion National Park, with lows around 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can fly to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Trails
Find places to stay Sep 13 — 15:

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 16th (Wed), take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, explore the striking landscape at Aurum Geyser, witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Geyser, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Midway Geyser Basin. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Lower Geyser Basin, admire the sheer force of Mystic Falls Trail, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Lone Star Geyser, and finally take in the natural beauty of Upper Geyser Basin.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park driving holiday 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. While traveling from Zion National Park, expect cooler days and a bit cooler nights in Yellowstone National Park, ranging from highs of 60°F to lows of 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Fri) 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 15 — 18:

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.
Get in touch with nature at Glacier Point and Sentinel Dome. Explore hidden gems such as Half Dome and Olmsted Point. The adventure continues: admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, cruise along Tioga Pass, take some stellar pictures from Washburn Point, and don't miss a visit to Yosemite Village.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Yosemite National Park trip builder app.

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. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Yosemite National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in September, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are a bit warmer (74°F), and nights are about the same (38°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails
Find places to stay Sep 18 — 22:

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.