16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip 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
Fly
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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 20th (Fri): stroll through White Rim Trail, explore the striking landscape at Mesa Arch, then stroll through Shafer Trail, and finally trek along Grandstaff Canyon Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Wilson's Arch, then admire all the interesting features of La Sal Mountain Loop, then stroll through Slickrock Bike Trail, and finally stroll through Park Avenue Trail.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Moab online attractions 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. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Washington DC in September since evenings lows in Moab dip to 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can go by car to Sedona.

Things to do in Moab

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 19 — 22:

Sedona

— 2 nights

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): hike along Doe Mountain Trail, view the masterpieces at Village Gallery of Local Artists, and then appreciate the history behind Montezuma Well. On the 23rd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: delve into the lush surroundings at Coconino National Forest, then stroll through Riordan Mansion State Historic Park, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Lava River Cave.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Sedona online road 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 somewhat warmer nights in Sedona, with lows around 63°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 22 — 24:

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 24th (Tue): kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, then sample the fine beverages at Ole Smoky, and then sample the fine beverages at Sugarlands Distilling Company.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Gatlinburg trip planner.

You can fly from Sedona to Gatlinburg in 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 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Breweries & Distilleries · Outdoors · Adventure · Tours
Find places to stay Sep 24 — 25:

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 25th (Wed), trek along Bright Angel Trail, 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 26th (Thu): stroll through South Kaibab Trail, trek along Rim Trail, then explore the stunning scenery at Yavapai Point, and finally engage your brain at Yavapai Geology Museum.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park road trip tool.

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 difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Gatlinburg in September, with highs in Grand Canyon National Park at 75°F and lows at 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
Find places to stay Sep 24 — 26:

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 27th (Fri): trek along The Narrows and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Angel's Landing. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Sat): cruise along Zion Canyon Scenic Drive and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Zion National Park.

Find out how to plan Zion National Park trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

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 a bit warmer days in Zion National Park, with highs around 84°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Kihei.

Things to do in Zion National Park

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

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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then 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. On the 30th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Ho'okipa Beach Park.

To find other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Kihei online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Zion National Park to Kihei takes 11 hours. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. Traveling from Zion National Park in September, you will find days in Kihei are a bit warmer (90°F), and nights are warmer (72°F). You'll have a few hours on the 30th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Kihei

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 28 — 30:

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Lamar Valley and West Thumb Geyser Basin. Visiting Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Sheepeater Cliffs will get you outdoors. There's much more to do: witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring, admire the sheer force of Gibbon Falls, and explore the striking landscape at Artists Paintpots.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park route maker.

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. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Kihei in October: high temperatures in Yellowstone National Park hover around 47°F and lows are around 25°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors
Find places to stay Oct 1 — 3:

United States travel guide

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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.