16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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Moab
— 3 nights
Drive
2
Sedona
— 2 nights
Fly
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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
Fly
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Kihei, Maui
— 2 nights
Fly
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): trek along White Rim Trail, take in the dramatic natural features at Mesa Arch, then hike along Shafer Trail, and finally hike along Grandstaff Canyon Trail. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Wilson's Arch, cruise along La Sal Mountain Loop, then explore the landscape on two wheels at Slickrock Bike Trail, and finally trek along Park Avenue Trail.

For traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Moab tour itinerary planner.

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. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Moab when traveling from Washington DC in September, with lows around 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can go by car to Sedona.
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Sedona — 2 nights

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
On the 14th (Sat), tour the pleasant surroundings at Doe Mountain Trail, then view the masterpieces at Village Gallery of Local Artists, and then appreciate the history behind Montezuma Well. On your second day here, take a peaceful walk through Coconino National Forest, immerse yourself in nature at Riordan Mansion State Historic Park, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Lava River Cave.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Sedona online day trip planner.

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. Traveling from Moab in September, plan for a bit warmer nights in Sedona, with lows around 63°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Gatlinburg.
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, sample the fine beverages at Ole Smoky, and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Sugarlands Distilling Company.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Gatlinburg day trip planner.

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. In September, daytime highs in Gatlinburg are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.
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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 17th (Tue): stroll through Bright Angel Trail, then take some stellar pictures from Powell Point, and then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at South Kaibab Trail, trek along Rim Trail, then take in breathtaking views at Yavapai Point, and finally engage your brain at Yavapai Geology Museum.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park road trip planning tool.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Gatlinburg to Grand Canyon National Park takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and shuttle. The time zone difference when traveling from Gatlinburg to Grand Canyon National Park is minus 2 hours. 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel 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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at The Narrows and then trek along Angel's Landing. Here are some ideas for day two: take a memorable drive along Zion Canyon Scenic Drive and then explore the striking landscape of Zion National Park.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Zion National Park trip maker tool.

Explore your travel options from Grand Canyon National Park to Zion National Park with the Route module. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September: highs in Zion National Park hover around 84°F, while lows dip to 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Kihei.
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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 21st (Sat): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Napili Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Ho'okipa Beach Park.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Kihei vacation builder app.

Traveling by flight from Zion National Park to Kihei takes 11 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Zion National Park to Kihei is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Zion National Park in September, expect nights in Kihei to be much warmer, around 72°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 90°F. On the 22nd (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Yellowstone National Park.
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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.
Visiting Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Old Faithful will get you outdoors. Discover out-of-the-way places like Lamar Valley and West Thumb Geyser Basin. There's lots more to do: witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring, explore the striking landscape at Sheepeater Cliffs, and take in the dramatic scenery at Gibbon Falls.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park day trip planner.

You can fly from Kihei to Yellowstone National Park in 12 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Kihei to Yellowstone National Park is 3 hours. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Kihei in September: high temperatures in Yellowstone National Park hover around 60°F and lows are around 33°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly 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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