9 days in United States Itinerary
9 days in United States Itinerary
Start: Washington DC
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
Fly to Grand Junction, Drive to Moab
— 1 day
Fly to Flagstaff, Bus to Grand Canyon National Park
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
— 1 night
— 1 day
End: Washington DC
Fri, Sep 6 - Sat, Sep 14
Yellowstone National Park — 3 nights
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, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park itinerary planning website.
Washington DC to Yellowstone National Park is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Washington DC to Yellowstone National Park due to the time zone difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Washington DC in September: high temperatures in Yellowstone National Park hover around 60°F and lows are around 33°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel to Moab.
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Moab — 1 day
The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): take a memorable drive along Colorado Riverway Recreation Area, then appreciate the views at Castle Valley, then trek along Grandstaff Canyon Trail, and finally hike along Park Avenue Trail.
To see photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Moab trip itinerary maker site.
You can do a combination of flight and car from Yellowstone National Park to Moab in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, train, and car. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in September: high temperatures in Moab hover around 84°F and lows are around 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.
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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 11th (Wed), trek along Bright Angel Trail, then pause for some photo ops at Powell Point, and then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim. On your second day here, stroll through South Kaibab Trail, then trek along Rim Trail, then take in breathtaking views at Yavapai Point, and finally examine the collection at Yavapai Geology Museum.
To find ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park online trip itinerary builder.
Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Moab to Grand Canyon National Park takes 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 little chillier, temps between 75°F and 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Sedona.
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Sedona — 1 night
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): explore the striking landscape at Snoopy Rock, then trek along Bear Mountain Trail, then stroll through Doe Mountain Trail, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Fay Canyon Trail.
To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Sedona day trip planning site.
Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Sedona takes 2.5 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September: high temperatures in Sedona hover around 85°F and lows are around 63°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Gatlinburg.
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Gatlinburg — 1 day
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 14th (Sat): whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, identify plant and animal life at Roaring Fork, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Sugarlands Distilling Company, sample the fine beverages at Ole Smoky Whiskey Barrelhouse, then take some stellar pictures from Gatlinburg Scenic Overlook, and finally stroll through Gatlinburg Trail.
For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Gatlinburg sightseeing planner.
You can fly from Sedona to Gatlinburg in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Sedona to Gatlinburg, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In September, daily temperatures in Gatlinburg can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 62°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can catch the flight back home.
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United States travel guide
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.