16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States visit planner
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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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): stroll through White Rim Trail, then explore the striking landscape at Mesa Arch, then hike along Shafer Trail, and finally hike along Grandstaff Canyon Trail. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape at Wilson's Arch, then take a memorable drive along La Sal Mountain Loop, then grab your bike and head to Slickrock Bike Trail, and finally hike along Park Avenue Trail.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Moab road trip planner.

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, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Moab, with lows of 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to 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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Doe Mountain Trail, look for gifts at Village Gallery of Local Artists, and then appreciate the history behind Montezuma Well. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Sat): delve into the lush surroundings at Coconino National Forest, immerse yourself in nature at Riordan Mansion State Historic Park, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Lava River Cave.

For where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Sedona vacation planner.

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 up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can 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 15th (Sun): get interesting insight from Tours, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Ole Smoky, and then sample the fine beverages at Sugarlands Distilling Company.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Gatlinburg trip planner.

Fly from Sedona to Gatlinburg in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in September, and nighttime lows around 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) 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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): trek along Bright Angel Trail, pause for some photo ops at Powell Point, and then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim. Here are some ideas for day two: trek along South Kaibab Trail, hike along Rim Trail, then take in breathtaking views at Yavapai Point, and finally engage your brain at Yavapai Geology Museum.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park day trip planner.

Getting from Gatlinburg to Grand Canyon National Park by combination of flight and bus takes about 11 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and shuttle. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Gatlinburg in September, expect Grand Canyon National Park to be a bit cooler, temps between 75°F and 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) 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.
On the 18th (Wed), trek along The Narrows and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Angel's Landing. On your second day here, cruise along Zion Canyon Scenic Drive and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Zion National Park.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Zion National Park trip itinerary maker site.

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, you will find days in Zion National Park are a bit warmer (84°F), and nights are about the same (48°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough 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.
On the 20th (Fri), discover the deep blue sea 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 tour the pleasant surroundings at Napili Beach. On the 21st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Ho'okipa Beach Park.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Kihei day trip planning app.

You can fly from Zion National Park to Kihei in 11 hours. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time is minus 3 hours. While traveling from Zion National Park, expect a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Kihei, ranging from highs of 90°F to lows of 72°F. On the 21st (Sat), 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Lamar Valley and West Thumb Geyser Basin. Get in touch with nature at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Beehive Geyser. There's much more to do: take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring, take in the dramatic scenery at Gibbon Falls, and take in the dramatic natural features at Artists Paintpots.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park trip planner.

Getting from Kihei to Yellowstone National Park by flight takes about 12 hours. The time zone difference moving from Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time (HST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 3 hours. Traveling from Kihei in September, things will get cooler in Yellowstone National Park: highs are around 60°F and lows about 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (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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