15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip maker
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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
6
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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): 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 10th (Thu): take in breathtaking views at Oak Creek Canyon, then explore and take pictures at Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179), then explore the striking landscape at Bell Rock, and finally hike along Airport Mesa.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Sedona trip itinerary app.

Washington DC to Sedona is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Washington DC to Sedona, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In September in Sedona, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 63°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to 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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, then hike along Rim Trail, and then trek along South Kaibab Trail. On the 12th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Bright Angel Trail.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park trip maker site.

You can drive from Sedona to Grand Canyon National Park in 2.5 hours. When traveling from Sedona in September, plan for slightly colder days and colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park: temperatures range from 75°F by day to 43°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can 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 13th (Sun): immerse yourself in nature at Dead Horse Point State Park, then 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: get a dose of the wild on Deep Desert Expeditions, then get interesting insight from Tours, and then skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Moab holiday maker.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to Moab in 9 hours. Other options are to 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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to go by car 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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): take a memorable drive along Zion Canyon Scenic Drive, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Angel's Landing, then explore the stunning scenery at Zion's Main Canyon, and finally admire all the interesting features of Zion Shuttle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Wed): stroll through The Narrows.

Discover how to plan a Zion National Park trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

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, plan for a bit cooler nights in Zion National Park, with lows around 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to 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.
On the 17th (Thu), explore the striking landscape at Lower Geyser Basin, take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring, then take in the natural beauty of Midway Geyser Basin, then take in the dramatic scenery at Mystic Falls Trail, and finally take in the natural beauty of Castle Geyser. Keep things going the next day: witness a stunning natural landmark at Blue Star Spring, take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Aurum Geyser, then take in the natural beauty of Grand Geyser, and finally trek along Lone Star Geyser.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our 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, you will find days in Yellowstone National Park are colder (60°F), and nights are slightly colder (33°F). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sat) to allow time for 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.
Get outdoors at Glacier Point and Yosemite Falls. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Tioga Pass and Sentinel Dome. The adventure continues: trek along Panorama Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Four Mile Trail, don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, and take some stellar pictures from Washburn Point.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park tour itinerary 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 difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Yellowstone National Park in September, plan for somewhat 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 23rd (Wed) early enough 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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