9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States travel planner
Make it your trip
Fly
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Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
Fly to Grand Junction, Drive to Moab
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Moab
— 1 day
Fly to Flagstaff, Bus to Grand Canyon National Park
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Sedona
— 1 night
Fly
5
Gatlinburg
— 1 day
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Yellowstone National Park — 3 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.
To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park trip maker website.

Washington DC to Yellowstone National Park is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington DC to Yellowstone National Park is minus 2 hours. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Washington DC in September, with highs in Yellowstone National Park at 60°F and lows at 33°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Moab.
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Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
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Moab — 1 day

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 26th (Thu): hike along Park Avenue Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Grandstaff Canyon Trail, then admire the verdant scenery at Castle Valley, and finally take a memorable drive along Colorado Riverway Recreation Area.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Moab trip builder app.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Yellowstone National Park to Moab takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, train, and car. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in September, things will get much hotter in Moab: highs are around 84°F and lows about 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.
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Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Scenic Drive
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Find places to stay Sep 25 — 26:
Highlights from your trip

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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): trek along Bright Angel Trail, don't miss a visit to Powell Point, and then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim. Keep things going the next day: hike along South Kaibab Trail, then hike along Rim Trail, then take in breathtaking views at Yavapai Point, and finally examine the collection at Yavapai Geology Museum.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park travel route website.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Moab to Grand Canyon National Park in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Moab in September, expect Grand Canyon National Park to be slightly colder, temps between 75°F and 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Sedona.
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Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature
Find places to stay Sep 26 — 28:

Sedona — 1 night

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): take in the dramatic natural features at Snoopy Rock, then hike along Bear Mountain Trail, then stroll through Doe Mountain Trail, and finally trek along Fay Canyon Trail.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Sedona vacation maker site.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Sedona takes 2.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September; daily highs in Sedona reach 85°F and lows reach 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Gatlinburg.
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Find places to stay Sep 28 — 29:

Gatlinburg — 1 day

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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, identify plant and animal life at Roaring Fork, sample the fine beverages at Sugarlands Distilling Company, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Ole Smoky Whiskey Barrelhouse, then cruise along Gatlinburg Scenic Overlook, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Gatlinburg Trail.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Gatlinburg trip site.

Getting from Sedona to Gatlinburg by flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Sedona to Gatlinburg, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. September in Gatlinburg sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 62°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Wildlife
Side Trip
Find places to stay Sep 29 — 30:

United States travel guide

4.6
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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