9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States tour 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
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Sedona
— 1 night
Fly
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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 find more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park trip planning website.

Washington DC to Yellowstone National Park is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Washington DC to Yellowstone National Park. Traveling from Washington DC in September, expect Yellowstone National Park to be cooler, temps between 60°F and 33°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to travel to Moab.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
Find places to stay Sep 1 — 4:

Moab

— 1 day

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 5th (Thu): explore and take pictures at Colorado Riverway Recreation Area, then appreciate the views at Castle Valley, then hike along Grandstaff Canyon Trail, and finally trek along Park Avenue Trail.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Moab online trip planner.

Getting from Yellowstone National Park to Moab by combination of flight and car takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, train, and car. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in September: high temperatures in Moab hover around 84°F and lows are around 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 4 — 5:
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.
On the 6th (Fri), hike along Bright Angel Trail, take some stellar pictures from Powell Point, and then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim. Keep things going the next day: trek along South Kaibab Trail, hike along Rim Trail, then explore the stunning scenery at Yavapai Point, and finally see the interesting displays at Yavapai Geology Museum.

For more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary planning tool.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Moab to Grand Canyon National Park in 9 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car, flight, and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Moab in September: high temperatures in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 75°F and lows are around 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Sedona.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
Find places to stay Sep 5 — 7:

Sedona

— 1 night

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): take in the dramatic natural features at Snoopy Rock, trek along Bear Mountain Trail, then stroll through Doe Mountain Trail, and finally hike along Fay Canyon Trail.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Sedona itinerary builder tool.

Drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Sedona in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September, things will get somewhat warmer in Sedona: highs are around 85°F and lows about 63°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
Find places to stay Sep 7 — 8:

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.
On the 9th (Mon), whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, tour the pleasant surroundings at Roaring Fork, sample the fine beverages at Sugarlands Distilling Company, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Ole Smoky Whiskey Barrelhouse, then admire all the interesting features of Gatlinburg Scenic Overlook, and finally trek along Gatlinburg Trail.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Gatlinburg trip planner.

Getting from Sedona to Gatlinburg by flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: drive. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 2 hours. In September, daytime highs in Gatlinburg are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 8 — 9:

United States travel guide

4.5
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.