56 days in Continental USA Itinerary

56 days in Continental USA Itinerary

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Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
Fly to Grand Junction, Drive to Moab
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Moab
— 4 nights
Drive
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Zion National Park
— 3 nights
Fly
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Sedona
— 43 nights
Bus to PHX Airport/44th St Stn, Fly to Zurich

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Yellowstone National Park — 4 nights

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Take a break from the city and head to Grand Loop Road and West Thumb Geyser Basin. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Midway Geyser Basin and Fountain Paint Pot. Step out of Yellowstone National Park to go to Grand Teton National Park and see 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive, which is approximately 1h 25 min away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the sheer force of Fairy Falls, witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring, and explore the striking landscape at Lower Geyser Basin.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park trip builder app.

Zurich, Switzerland to Yellowstone National Park is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 8 hours. Traveling from Zurich in May, you will find days in Yellowstone National Park are slightly colder (13°C), and nights are cooler (-3°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Moab.
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Moab — 4 nights

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Climbing Tours and Grandstaff Canyon Trail. Escape the urban bustle at Corona Arch and Deep Desert Expeditions. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Park Avenue Trail, grab your bike and head to Slickrock Bike Trail, and take a memorable drive along Arches National Park Scenic Drive.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Moab online trip builder.

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. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Yellowstone National Park in May, with highs in Moab at 28°C and lows at 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can drive to Zion National Park.
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Zion National Park — 3 nights

Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
Get in touch with nature at Riverside Walk and Hidden Canyon. Explore hidden gems such as Temple of Sinawava Trail and Kayenta Trail. And it doesn't end there: grab your bike and head to Pa'rus Trail, cruise along Zion Shuttle, head outdoors with The Subway, and trek along Watchman Trail.

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You can drive from Moab to Zion National Park in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Moab in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Zion National Park, with lows of 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Sedona.
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Sedona — 43 nights

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Red Rock State Park and Doe Mountain Trail. Visiting Broken Arrow Trail and Nature & Wildlife Tours will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sedona: Payson (Tonto Creek Fish Hatchery, Mogollon Rim, &more), Camp Verde (Verde Valley Archaeology Center & Fort Verde State Historic Park) and Prescott (Constellation Trails, Prescott Peavine National Recreation Trail, &more). Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at Snoopy Rock, trek along Bear Mountain Trail, admire all the interesting features of Schnebly Hill Vista Overlook, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Fay Canyon Trail.

To find ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Sedona day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Zion National Park to Sedona takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Sedona when traveling from Zion National Park in May, with lows around 14°C. On the 25th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.
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