16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States route planner
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Moab
— 3 nights
Drive
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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
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): trek along White Rim Trail, then explore the striking landscape at Mesa Arch, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Shafer Trail, and finally hike along Grandstaff Canyon Trail. On the 14th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic natural features at Wilson's Arch, take a memorable drive along La Sal Mountain Loop, then explore the landscape on two wheels at Slickrock Bike Trail, and finally hike along Park Avenue Trail.

To find ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Moab trip website.

Washington DC to Moab is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Washington DC to Moab. Traveling from Washington DC in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Moab, with lows of 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can drive to Sedona.
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Sedona — 2 nights

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
On the 15th (Sun), trek along Doe Mountain Trail, then view the masterpieces at Village Gallery of Local Artists, and then pause for some photo ops at Montezuma Well. On the next day, take a peaceful walk through Coconino National Forest, steep yourself in history at Riordan Mansion State Historic Park, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Lava River Cave.

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Drive from Moab to Sedona in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of car and bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Moab in September since evenings lows in Sedona dip to 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can fly to Gatlinburg.
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Find places to stay Sep 15 — 17:

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.
On the 17th (Tue), whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, then sample the fine beverages at Ole Smoky, and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Sugarlands Distilling Company.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Gatlinburg trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Sedona to Gatlinburg takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Sedona to Gatlinburg due to the time zone difference. In September in Gatlinburg, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 62°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.
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Find places to stay Sep 17 — 18:

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 18th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Bright Angel Trail, take some stellar pictures from 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: stroll through South Kaibab Trail, then trek along Rim Trail, then take in breathtaking views at Yavapai Point, and finally examine the collection at Yavapai Geology Museum.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park holiday builder website.

You can 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. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Prepare for a bit cooler 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 your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can 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 20th (Fri): trek along The Narrows and then hike along Angel's Landing. On your second day here, explore and take pictures at Zion Canyon Scenic Drive and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Zion National Park.

To find maps and more tourist information, read our Zion National Park driving holiday planning site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Grand Canyon National Park to Zion National Park. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September, plan for somewhat warmer days in Zion National Park, with highs around 84°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to catch the flight 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.
On the 22nd (Sun), take a memorable tour with Tours, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and then stroll through Napili Beach. On the 23rd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Ho'okipa Beach Park.

To find other places to visit and more tourist information, go to the Kihei road trip planning site.

Fly from Zion National Park to Kihei in 11 hours. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time (HST), which is usually a -3 hour difference. When traveling from Zion National Park in September, plan for somewhat warmer days in Kihei, with highs around 90°F, while nights are much hotter with lows around 72°F. You will have some time to spend on the 23rd (Mon) before leaving for Yellowstone National Park.
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Find places to stay Sep 21 — 23:

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Lamar Valley and West Thumb Geyser Basin. Escape the urban bustle at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Gibbon Falls. There's more to do: witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful and take in the dramatic natural features at Artists Paintpots.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park online travel route planner.

Fly from Kihei to Yellowstone National Park in 12 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Kihei to Yellowstone National Park. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Kihei in September; daily highs in Yellowstone National Park reach 60°F and lows reach 33°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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Find places to stay Sep 24 — 26:

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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