7 days in United States Itinerary

7 days in United States Itinerary

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Fly to Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, Drive to Sedona
— 1 night
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
— 1 night


Sedona — 1 night

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): explore the striking landscape at Bell Rock and then explore the striking landscape at Cathedral Rock. Keep things going the next day: hike along Airport Mesa, then take in breathtaking views at Oak Creek Canyon, then take a memorable drive along Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179), and finally trek along Devil's Bridge Trail.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Sedona day trip website.

Washington to Sedona is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Washington to Sedona due to the time zone difference. In May, daytime highs in Sedona are 78°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.
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Grand Canyon National Park — 2 nights

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 13th (Thu), trek along Rim Trail, then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, and then hike along South Kaibab Trail.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park trip planner.

Getting from Sedona to Grand Canyon National Park by car takes about 2.5 hours. When traveling from Sedona in May, plan for a bit cooler days in Grand Canyon National Park, with highs around 68°F, while nights are much colder with lows around 33°F. You will have some time to spend on the 14th (Fri) before leaving for Yosemite National Park.
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Yosemite National Park — 2 nights

Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): take in the dramatic scenery at Bridalveil Fall, get great views at Yosemite, Tunnel View, get great views at Valley View, then admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls, then trek along Cooks Meadow Loop, and finally explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park trip maker tool.

Explore your travel options from Grand Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park with the Route module. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park due to the time zone difference. In May, daytime highs in Yosemite National Park are 65°F, while nighttime lows are 34°F. You'll have a few hours on the 16th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Moab.
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Moab — 1 night

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Moab day trip website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Yosemite National Park to Moab. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in May, things will get a bit warmer in Moab: highs are around 76°F and lows about 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.
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