18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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Sedona
— 3 nights
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
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Zion National Park
— 4 nights
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Memphis
— 1 night
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Amarillo
— 1 night
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Mobile
— 3 nights
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Dallas
— 1 night
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Sedona — 3 nights

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Step off the beaten path and head to Oak Creek Canyon and Airport Mesa. Escape the urban bustle at Red Rock State Park and Broken Arrow Trail. There's lots more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Boynton Canyon Trail, stroll through Amitabha Stupa & Peace Park, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Sedona online tour itinerary planner.

Durham to Sedona is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Durham to Sedona. In May, daytime highs in Sedona are 78°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.
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Grand Canyon National Park — 4 nights

The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Step out of the city life by going to Grand Canyon South Rim and South Kaibab Trail. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Mather Point and Hopi Point. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Hermit's Rest, take in breathtaking views at Inner Canyon, trot along with a tour on horseback, and engage your brain at Yavapai Geology Museum.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Sedona to Grand Canyon National Park takes 2.5 hours. When traveling from Sedona in May, plan for little chillier days in Grand Canyon National Park, with highs around 68°F, while nights are cooler with lows around 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sat) to allow time for travel to Zion National Park.
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Zion National Park — 4 nights

Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
Step out of the city life by going to Zion National Park and Zion Shuttle. Step off the beaten path and head to Angel's Landing and Zion-Mt. Carmel Highway. There's much more to do: trek along Riverside Walk, tour the pleasant surroundings at Temple of Sinawava Trail, explore and take pictures at Zion Canyon Scenic Drive, and cruise along Zion-Mt. Carmel Tunnel.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Zion National Park road trip app.

Explore your travel options from Grand Canyon National Park to Zion National Park with the Route module. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in May, expect Zion National Park to be a bit warmer, temps between 76°F and 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Wed) to allow time for the flight to Memphis.
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Memphis — 1 night

The largest city on the Mississippi River, Memphis bills itself as both the "Birthplace of Rock" and "Home of the Blues." With such a rich musical heritage, it shouldn't come as a surprise that Elvis Presley chose to live in Memphis during his later years.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): explore the galleries of Slave Haven / Burkle Estate Museum and then try your luck at Southland Casino Racing.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Memphis trip planner.

You can fly from Zion National Park to Memphis in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Zion National Park to Memphis due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Zion National Park in May, Memphis is a bit warmer at night with lows of 61°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Amarillo.
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Amarillo — 1 night

Known as "The Yellow Rose of Texas," Amarillo was once a series of ranches.
On the 27th (Fri), take a memorable drive along Route 66 and then wander the wide-open spaces of Cowgirls and Cowboys in the West.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Amarillo journey planner.

Getting from Memphis to Amarillo by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Memphis in May since evenings lows in Amarillo dip to 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Mobile.
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Mobile — 3 nights

Escape the urban bustle at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Alligator Alley. Discover out-of-the-way places like Bellingrath Gardens and Home and Gulf State Park.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Mobile vacation planner.

Fly from Amarillo to Mobile in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Amarillo in May, expect a bit warmer with lows of 65°F in Mobile. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Dallas.
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Dallas — 1 night

One of the country's most popular shopping destinations, Dallas and its sprawling suburbs include more shopping centers per capita than any other urban center in America.
Plan trip to Dallas with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Getting from Mobile to Dallas by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in May, and nighttime lows around 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can fly back home.
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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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