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 25th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at White Rim Trail, take in the dramatic natural features at Mesa Arch, then hike along Shafer Trail, and finally hike along Grandstaff Canyon Trail. On the 26th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape at Wilson's Arch, then cruise along La Sal Mountain Loop, then grab your bike and head to Slickrock Bike Trail, and finally hike along Park Avenue Trail.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Moab road trip site.

Washington DC to Moab is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington DC to Moab is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Washington DC in September, expect a bit cooler with lows of 55°F in Moab. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Sedona.
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Find places to stay Sep 24 — 27:

Sedona — 2 nights

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): trek along Doe Mountain Trail, look for gifts at Village Gallery of Local Artists, and then pause for some photo ops at Montezuma Well. Keep things going the next day: take a peaceful walk through Coconino National Forest, then admire the majestic nature at Riordan Mansion State Historic Park, and then Head underground at Lava River Cave.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Sedona day trip planning website.

Getting from Moab to Sedona by car takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of car and bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Sedona when traveling from Moab in September, with lows around 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Gatlinburg.
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Find places to stay Sep 27 — 29:

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 29th (Sun): take a memorable tour with Tours, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Ole Smoky, and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Sugarlands Distilling Company.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Gatlinburg trip planner.

You can fly from Sedona to Gatlinburg in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Sedona to Gatlinburg. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in September, and nighttime lows around 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough 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.
On the 30th (Mon), stroll through Bright Angel Trail, then take some stellar pictures from Powell Point, and then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at South Kaibab Trail, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Rim Trail, and then take in breathtaking views at Yavapai Point.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park trip builder app.

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. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Gatlinburg in September, with highs in Grand Canyon National Park at 75°F and lows at 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to travel to Zion National Park.
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Find places to stay Sep 29 — Oct 1:

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 2nd (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at The Narrows and then trek along Angel's Landing. Keep things going the next day: explore and take pictures at Zion Canyon Scenic Drive and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Zion National Park.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Zion National Park travel route planner.

Explore your travel options from Grand Canyon National Park to Zion National Park with the Route module. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in October, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Zion National Park: temperatures range from 74°F by day to 36°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) 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 4th (Fri): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and then stroll through 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 photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Kihei vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Zion National Park to Kihei takes 11 hours. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Zion National Park to Kihei due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Zion National Park in October: highs in Kihei hover around 88°F, while lows dip to 70°F. You'll have a few hours on the 5th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Yellowstone National Park.
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Find places to stay Oct 3 — 5:

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 Lamar Valley will get you outdoors. Next up on the itinerary: witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful, admire the sheer force of Gibbon Falls, make a trip to The 45th Parallel, and take in the dramatic natural features at Artists Paintpots.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park day trip tool.

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. 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 8th (Tue) early enough 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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