16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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Fly to Seattle, Ferry to Bainbridge Ferry Terminal, Bus to Olympic National Park
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Olympic National Park
— 3 nights
Fly to Flagstaff, Bus to Grand Canyon National Park
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly
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Bowling Green
— 2 nights
Fly
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Sedona
— 3 nights
Fly

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Olympic National Park

— 3 nights
In Olympic National Park, ancient rainforests and ocean tidal pools at lower elevations contrast with wildflower-filled alpine meadows and snowcapped peaks.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): take in the awesome beauty at Mount Storm King, then admire the sheer force of Murhut Falls, and then trek along Kalaloch Beach Trail 4. Here are some ideas for day two: witness a stunning natural landmark at Sol Duc Hot Springs, hike along Sol Duc Falls, and then delve into the lush surroundings at Olympic National Park.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Olympic National Park trip builder.

New York City to Olympic National Park is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight, ferry, and bus. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from New York City to Olympic National Park. Traveling from New York City in September, things will get a bit cooler in Olympic National Park: highs are around 67°F and lows about 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks · Trails · Nature · Outdoors

Grand Canyon National Park

— 3 nights
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): examine the collection at Kolb Studio, take some stellar pictures from Lookout Studio, then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, then take in breathtaking views at Yavapai Point, and finally take in breathtaking views at Inner Canyon. On the 25th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll around Indian Garden, examine the collection at Yavapai Geology Museum, then don't miss a visit to Pipe Creek Vista, then admire the striking features of Grand Canyon Railway Depot, and finally admire all the interesting features of Point Imperial Drive.

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Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Olympic National Park to Grand Canyon National Park takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Olympic National Park to Grand Canyon National Park is 1 hour. When traveling from Olympic National Park in September, plan for somewhat warmer days in Grand Canyon National Park, with highs around 75°F, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 43°F. You'll set off for Las Vegas on the 26th (Sat).

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Nature · Museums · Scenic Drive

Las Vegas

— 3 nights

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Strip and Shelby American Inc. Counts Kustoms and Madame Tussauds - Las Vegas will appeal to museum buffs. And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through The LINQ Promenade, take an in-depth tour of Titanic, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lake Mead National Recreation Area, and examine the collection at The Neon Museum.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Las Vegas vacation planner.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September: highs in Las Vegas hover around 93°F, while lows dip to 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Tue) to allow time for the flight to Bowling Green.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Bowling Green

— 2 nights
Bowling Green is a home rule-class city in and the county seat of Warren County, Kentucky, United States. On the 30th (Wed), steep yourself in history at Riverview at Hobson Grove, bet on your favorite at NCM Motorsports Park, then examine the collection at National Corvette Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Thu): shop like a local with Baker Arboretum & Downing Museum and then take an in-depth tour of South Union Shaker Village.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Bowling Green day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to Bowling Green takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Las Vegas to Bowling Green, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Las Vegas in September, with highs in Bowling Green at 83°F and lows at 60°F. On the 1st (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Sedona.

Things to do in Bowling Green

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks

Side Trip

Sedona

— 3 nights

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Sedona Adventure Tours. On the 2nd (Fri), relax and float downstream with Sedona Adventure Tours, then learn about winemaking at Arizona Stronghold Vineyards Tasting Room, then see the interesting displays at Arizona Copper Art Museum, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers. On your second day here, take in the exciting artwork at Exposures International Gallery of Fine Art, explore the striking landscape at Snoopy Rock, then take a memorable drive along Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179), and finally view the masterpieces at Village Gallery of Local Artists.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Sedona trip itinerary maker site.

Getting from Bowling Green to Sedona by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Bowling Green in October, Sedona is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Sedona

Museums · Shopping · Wineries · Outdoors

Side Trips

United States travel guide

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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.