15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States sightseeing planner

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Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
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Moab
— 2 nights
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Lake Powell
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Bryce Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
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Zion National Park
— 1 night
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
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Las Vegas
— 1 night
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Death Valley National Park
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Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
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San Francisco
— 3 nights

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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've now added Mammoth Hot Springs to your itinerary.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park online vacation builder.

Calgary, Canada to Yellowstone National Park is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Calgary in September since evenings lows in Yellowstone National Park dip to 0°C. You'll have a few hours on the 30th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Moab.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Nature · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Moab

— 2 nights

Red Desert

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
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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. In September, Moab is warmer than Yellowstone National Park - with highs of 34°C and lows of 15°C. You'll set off for Lake Powell on the 2nd (Sat).

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Tours

Lake Powell

Lake Powell serves as the playground for the town of Page, drawing nearly three million visitors annually.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): trek along Rainbow Bridge Trail.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Lake Powell sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Moab to Lake Powell takes 8.5 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Moab in October since evenings lows in Lake Powell dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Lake Powell

Outdoors · Trails · Parks

Bryce Canyon National Park

— 2 nights
You can find hoodoos--rock pillars formed by erosion--all around the world, but those of Bryce Canyon National Park remain the standard bearers thanks to their bright red color, tall stature, and arrangement in large amphitheaters.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Bryce Canyon Scenic Drive as well as Peek-A-Boo Loop. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): cruise along Bryce Canyon Scenic Drive, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Peek-A-Boo Loop, then get great views at Inspiration Point, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Bryce Point.

To find reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Bryce Canyon National Park road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Lake Powell to Bryce Canyon National Park takes 6 hours. While traveling from Lake Powell, expect slightly colder days and cooler nights in Bryce Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of 19°C to lows of -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Outdoors · Nature · Trails · Parks

Zion National Park

— 1 night
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
On the 4th (Mon), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Zion National Park.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Zion National Park online trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Bryce Canyon National Park to Zion National Park by car takes about 1.5 hours. Traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in October, things will get a bit warmer in Zion National Park: highs are around 27°C and lows about 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

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.
Mather Point has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): take some stellar pictures from Mather Point. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the stunning scenery at North Rim Visitor Center.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park itinerary builder.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Zion National Park to Grand Canyon National Park. Traveling from Zion National Park in October, expect Grand Canyon National Park to be a bit cooler, temps between 22°C and 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Nature · Parks

Las Vegas

— 1 night

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
On the 7th (Thu), take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Las Vegas holiday planning app.

Drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in October, expect nights in Las Vegas to be much warmer, around 18°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 32°C. On the 8th (Fri), you're off to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Nature · Parks

Death Valley National Park

Hottest, Driest, Lowest

Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): explore the activities along Badwater Basin.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Death Valley National Park road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Death Valley National Park takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Las Vegas in October, Death Valley National Park is a bit cooler at night with lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Nature · Parks
Highlights from your trip

Yosemite National Park

— 1 night
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.
To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park road trip planning app.

Getting from Death Valley National Park to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 4.5 hours. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Death Valley National Park in October: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 22°C, while lows dip to -2°C. On the 9th (Sat), you're off to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

San Francisco

— 3 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, parks, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Golden Gate Bridge, explore the world behind art at Asian Art Museum, wander the streets of Fisherman's Wharf, and step aboard SS Jeremiah O'Brien.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read San Francisco online driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in October, plan for somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 15°C at night. On the 12th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Museums

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · History Museums
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.

Utah travel guide

4.8
Geologic Formations · Hiking Trails · Canyons
The Beehive State
A huge but sparsely populated land, Utah remains a major holiday destination offering plenty of year-round outdoor vacation ideas, including skiing, snowboarding, hiking, boating, horseback riding, and camping. The rugged terrain, defined by towering mountain peaks, deep canyons, and vast deserts, seems custom-made for adventurous nature lovers. With five national parks, the state has no shortage of pristine wilderness areas, causing many tourists to overlook the cultural attractions of its towns. Salt Lake City, the state's capital, features the headquarters of the Mormon Church, and draws over 5 million annual visitors. Utah also hosts several major film festivals each year, attracting young movie buffs from around the world.

Nevada travel guide

4.3
Performances · Fountains · Casinos
The Silver State
The neon streets of Las Vegas represent only one chapter in the story of Nevada, a sparsely populated state offering travelers a chance to discover the country's western frontier. Utterly unlike the more populated parts of the North American continent, Nevada's landscape includes huge deserts where you can easily leave modern civilization behind and enjoy a tranquil vacation. For a taste of untamed Nevada, explore the network of paved and unpaved roads leading to some of the world's most rugged and desolate natural wonders. If trying to make a fortune is high on your itinerary, remember that in the first state to legalize gambling, a slot machine is never too far away. Even gas stations and small motels in the largely deserted rural areas offer some form of gambling to the passing traveler.

California travel guide

4.1
Specialty Museums · Wineries & Vineyards · Beaches
The Golden State
The country's most populous state, California includes landscapes that range from the forested northern coast to harsh southern deserts. Sandwiched right in the middle of the state is a fertile valley, home to farms, vineyards, and orchards. California's cities offer diverse attractions, from amusement parks and upscale shops to award-winning restaurants and innovative art galleries. Outside the state's big urban centers, places to visit include some of the nation's most rugged national parks, ancient forests, towering mountain peaks, and ski resorts. More than just a surfing destination famous for its beaches and winding coastal roads, California also boasts one of the world's largest economies, bolstered by the booming tech industries.