43 days in United States Itinerary

43 days in United States Itinerary

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43 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Bemidji
Drive:  12​h 45​min
1
Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  17​h
2
Sedona
— 5 nights
Drive:  7​h 15​min
3
Moab
— 4 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
4
Santa Fe
— 3 nights
Drive:  37​h
5
Key West
— 6 nights
Drive:  8​h 45​min
6
St. Augustine
— 6 nights
Drive:  10​h 45​min
7
Nashville
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h
8
Gatlinburg
— 5 nights
Drive:  18​h 45​min
End: Bemidji

4
nights
Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Mormon Row Historic District and Uncle Tom's Trail. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at West Thumb Geyser Basin and Midway Geyser Basin. Get out of town with these interesting Yellowstone National Park side-trips: Inspiration Point (in Grand Teton National Park) and Snake River Overlook (in Moose). There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at Biscuit Basin, take in the natural beauty of Lone Star Geyser, identify plant and animal life at Beryl Spring, and hike along Brink of the Lower Falls Trail.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary maker site .

Bemidji to Yellowstone National Park is an approximately 15.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Bemidji to Yellowstone National Park, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Bemidji in August, expect Yellowstone National Park to be slightly colder, temps between 70°F and 38°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to travel to Sedona.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Grand Teton National Park
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Mormon Row Historic District ©
Mormon Row Historic District
Uncle Tom's Trail ©
Uncle Tom's Trail
Midway Geyser Basin ©
Midway Geyser Basin

5
nights
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Amitabha Stupa & Peace Park and Arizona Copper Art Museum. Visiting Jerome State Historic Park and Douglas Mansion will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sedona: Prescott (Yavapai County Courthouse Square, Sharlot Hall Museum, & more), Clarkdale (Tuzigoot National Monument & Clarkdale National Historic District & Townsite) and Gold King Mine Museum and Ghost Town (in Jerome). The adventure continues: admire the majestic nature at Crescent Moon Picnic Site, explore the striking landscape at Snoopy Rock, shop like a local with Village Gallery of Local Artists, and view the masterpieces at Navarro Gallery & Sculpture Garden.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Sedona sightseeing planner .

You can do a combination of car, flight, and taxi from Yellowstone National Park to Sedona in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Yellowstone National Park in September, with highs in Sedona at 85°F and lows at 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Moab.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Jerome, Clarkdale, Prescott, Javelina Leap Vineyard, Winery & Bistro, Immaculate Conception Catholic Church
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Arizona Copper Art Museum ©
Arizona Copper Art Museum
Jerome State Historic Park ©
Jerome State Historic Park
Amitabha Stupa & Peace Park ©
Amitabha Stupa & Peace Park

4
nights
Moab

Moab ©
The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Explore hidden gems such as Corona Arch and Bluff Fort Historic Site. Get in touch with nature at Double Arch and Little Westwater Ruin. Step out of Moab with an excursion to The Needles in Canyonlands National Park--about 1h 25 min away. There's much more to do: make a trip to Utah Scenic Byway 279 Rock Art Sites, look for gifts at Moab Rock Shop, see the sky in a new way at RedRock Astronomy, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Double Down Bike Shop.

For ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Moab holiday maker website .

Getting from Sedona to Moab by combination of taxi, flight, and car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle, flight, and car; or drive. Traveling from Sedona in September, plan for a bit cooler nights in Moab, with lows around 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Moab

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

The Needles, Bluff Fort Historic Site, Double Arch, Little Westwater Ruin
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Double Arch ©
Double Arch
Bluff Fort Historic Site ©
Bluff Fort Historic Site
Corona Arch ©
Corona Arch

3
nights
Santa Fe

Santa Fe ©
Santa Fe continuously ranks among the world's top holiday destinations, attracting visitors with its unusual combination of scenic beauty, rich history, cultural diversity, and high concentration of performing arts venues, fine restaurants, and interesting attractions.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like San Miguel Chapel and Millicent Rogers Museum. Popular historic sites such as San Francisco de Assisi Mission Church and Blumenschein Home & Museum are in your itinerary. Step out of Santa Fe with an excursion to La Hacienda del los Martinez in Taos--about 1h 30 min away. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at New Mexico Museum of Art, take in the exciting artwork at True West Gallery, get a taste of the local shopping with Keshi, and see the interesting displays at Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Santa Fe trip itinerary planning website .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Moab to Santa Fe in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In September, daytime highs in Santa Fe are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Key West.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Taos
Highlights from your plan
San Miguel Chapel ©
San Miguel Chapel
Millicent Rogers Museum ©
Millicent Rogers Museum

6
nights
Key West

Key West ©
Located just 140 km (90 mi) from Cuba, Key West is an island only about 6.4 km (4 mi) long and 1.6 km (1 mi) wide.
Saint Mary Star of the Sea and Key West Historic Seaport will appeal to history buffs. St. Paul's Episcopal Church and Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Key West: Dolphin Research Center (in Grassy Key), Marathon (Old Seven Mile Bridge & Sombrero Reef) and Islamorada (History of Diving Museum & Parasailing & Paragliding). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Vandenberg Wreck, steep yourself in history at West Martello Tower, get engrossed in the history at Key West Firehouse Museum, and learn about all things military at U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Ingham Maritime Museum.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Key West attractions planner.

Fly from Santa Fe to Key West in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Santa Fe to Key West. When traveling from Santa Fe in September, plan for somewhat warmer days in Key West, with highs around 88°F, while nights are much warmer with lows around 80°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to St. Augustine.

Things to do in Key West

Adventure Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Marathon, Islamorada
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin Research Center ©
Dolphin Research Center
Vandenberg Wreck ©
Vandenberg Wreck
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

6
nights
St. Augustine

St. Augustine ©
SAINT AUGUSTINE | PONTE VEDRA on Florida's Historic Coast The Nation's oldest city (est. Visit Mission of Nombre de Dios and St. Photios Greek Orthodox National Shrine for their historical value. Discover out-of-the-way places like Fernandina Beach and Memorial Presbyterian Church. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around St. Augustine: Ormond Beach (Andy Romano Beachfront Park & MacDonald House Ormond Beach Welcome Center & Offices), Gainesville (Butterfly Rainforest & University of Florida Bat House) and Mary Bethune Home (in Daytona Beach). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Amelia Island Historic District, take an in-depth tour of The Oldest Store Museum, see the interesting displays at Medieval Torture Museum, and explore the galleries of Villa Zorayda Museum.

For photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the St. Augustine road trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Key West to St. Augustine takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Key West in September, plan for a bit cooler nights in St. Augustine, with lows around 73°F. On the 27th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Nashville.

Things to do in St. Augustine

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Gainesville, Amelia Island, Ormond Beach, Mary Bethune Home
Highlights from your plan
Mission of Nombre de Dios ©
Mission of Nombre de Dios
Memorial Presbyterian Church ©
Memorial Presbyterian Church

5
nights
Nashville

Nashville ©
Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Explore hidden gems such as Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park and Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum. Step out of the city life by going to Kayaking & Canoeing and Natchez Trace Parkway. Get out of town with these interesting Nashville side-trips: Murfreesboro (Cannonsburgh Village & Stones River National Battlefield) and McGavock Confederate Cemetery (in Franklin). There's much more to do: examine the collection at The George Jones, stroll around Edwin and Percy Warner Parks, wander the streets of The District, and get engrossed in the history at Cooter’s Museum and Store Nashville.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Nashville holiday maker .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from St. Augustine to Nashville takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect little chillier evenings in Nashville when traveling from St. Augustine in September, with lows around 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can drive to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Nashville

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Murfreesboro, McGavock Confederate Cemetery
Highlights from your plan
Stones River National Battlefield ©
Stones River National Battlefield
Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park ©
Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum

5
nights
Gatlinburg

Gatlinburg ©
Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Get in touch with nature at Grotto Falls Parking and Spruce Flats Falls. Get some historical perspective at Noah Bud Ogle Cabin and Historic Ogle Log Cabin. Go for a jaunt from Gatlinburg to Great Smoky Mountains National Park to see Foothills Parkway Southwest Parking about 42 minutes away. There's much more to do: walk around Chimneys Picnic Area, sample the fine beverages at Doc Collier Moonshine Distillery, see the interesting displays at Ripley's Believe It or Not! Gatlinburg, and buy something for everyone on your list at The Village Shops.

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Traveling by car from Nashville to Gatlinburg takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Nashville to Gatlinburg. October in Gatlinburg sees daily highs of 74°F and lows of 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Highlights from your plan
Grotto Falls Parking ©
Grotto Falls Parking
Foothills Parkway Southwest Parking ©
Noah Bud Ogle Cabin ©
Noah Bud Ogle Cabin

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