16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States vacation maker

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Moab
— 3 nights
Drive
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Sedona
— 2 nights
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Gatlinburg
Fly to Flagstaff, Bus to Grand Canyon National Park
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Zion National Park
— 2 nights
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Kihei, Maui
— 2 nights
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Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
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Moab

— 3 nights

Red Desert

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
On the 22nd (Sun), cruise along Colorado Riverway Recreation Area, trek along Grandstaff Canyon Trail, then take in the dramatic natural features at Mesa Arch, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Shafer Trail. On your second day here, grab your bike and head to Slickrock Bike Trail, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Park Avenue Trail, then take in the dramatic natural features at Wilson's Arch, and finally take a memorable drive along La Sal Mountain Loop.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Moab road trip planning tool.

Washington DC to Moab is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and car. Traveling from Washington DC to Moab, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Washington DC in September, expect a bit cooler with lows of 55°F in Moab. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can drive to Sedona.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 21 — 24:

Sedona

— 2 nights

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
On the 24th (Tue), stroll through Doe Mountain Trail, then take in the exciting artwork at Village Gallery of Local Artists, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Montezuma Well. On the 25th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the landscape on two wheels at Huckaby Trail, take a peaceful walk through Coconino National Forest, and then Head underground at Lava River Cave.

To find photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Sedona trip planning site.

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 somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Moab in September since evenings lows in Sedona dip to 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 24 — 26:

Gatlinburg

The Gateway to the Great Smoky Mountains

Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Ole Smoky, and then sample the fine beverages at Sugarlands Distilling Company.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Gatlinburg trip planner.

You can fly from Sedona to Gatlinburg in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Sedona to Gatlinburg, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. September in Gatlinburg sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 62°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Breweries & Distilleries · Outdoors · Adventure · Tours
Find places to stay Sep 26 — 27:

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 27th (Fri): hike along Bright Angel Trail, appreciate the history behind Powell Point, and then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: trek along South Kaibab Trail, then stroll through Rim Trail, then explore the stunning scenery at Yavapai Point, and finally see the interesting displays at Yavapai Geology Museum.

To find more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park trip planner.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Gatlinburg to Grand Canyon National Park in 11 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and shuttle. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Gatlinburg to Grand Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Gatlinburg in September: high temperatures in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 75°F and lows are around 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
Find places to stay Sep 26 — 28:

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 29th (Sun): explore the striking landscape of The Narrows and then stroll through Angel's Landing. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Mon): explore and take pictures at Zion Canyon Scenic Drive and then explore the striking landscape of Zion National Park.

Start your trip to Zion National Park by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Grand Canyon National Park to Zion National Park. 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 somewhat warmer, around 84°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to fly to Kihei.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
Find places to stay Sep 28 — 30:

Kihei, Maui

— 2 nights
Stretching over 9.7 km (6 mi) of pristine south Maui coastline, Kihei is the island's driest and sunniest region, making it a perfect location for water activities and beach leisure.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and then kick back and relax at Napili Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Ho'okipa Beach Park.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Kihei travel route planner.

Fly from Zion National Park to Kihei in 11 hours. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. While traveling from Zion National Park, expect a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Kihei, ranging from highs of 90°F to lows of 72°F. You will have some time to spend on the 2nd (Wed) before leaving for Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Kihei

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 30 — Oct 2:

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Lamar Valley and West Thumb Geyser Basin. Get outdoors at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Natural Bridge Trail. There's still lots to do: take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring, take in the dramatic scenery at Gibbon Falls, and explore the striking landscape at Artists Paintpots.

For where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Kihei to Yellowstone National Park takes 12 hours. The time zone changes from Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 3 hour difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Kihei in October; daily highs in Yellowstone National Park reach 47°F and lows reach 25°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife
Find places to stay Oct 3 — 5:

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.