15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

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15 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Cincinnati
Drive:  5​h 15​min
1
Gatlinburg
— 2 nights
+2
Taxi + Fly + Taxi:  7​h 45​min
2
Sedona
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Page
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h
4
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Bus:  6​h 45​min
5
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  9​h 45​min
6
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  8​h
End: Cincinnati

2
nights
Gatlinburg

Gatlinburg ©
Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): get your game on at The Escape Game Pigeon Forge. Here are some ideas for day two: sample the fine beverages at Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine, then take in panoramic vistas at Gatlinburg SkyLift Park, then whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and finally let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Gatlinburg day trip planner .

Cincinnati to Gatlinburg is an approximately 5.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Cincinnati in September since evenings lows in Gatlinburg dip to 62°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can travel to Sedona.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Outdoors Adventure Tours

Side Trips

Pigeon Forge, Cades Cove, River Rafting & Tubing
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The Escape Game Pigeon Forge ©
The Escape Game Pigeon Forge
Cades Cove ©
Cades Cove
Zipline

3
nights
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Walnut Canyon National Monument and Devil's Bridge Trail. When in Sedona, make a side trip to see Painted Desert in Petrified Forest National Park, approximately 1h 10 min away. There's lots more to do: cruise along Oak Creek Canyon, explore the striking landscape at Bell Rock, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and admire all the interesting features of Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179).

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Sedona trip planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Gatlinburg to Sedona takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Gatlinburg to Sedona. In September, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 63°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can go by car to Page.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Walnut Canyon National Monument, Painted Desert
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Cathedral Rock ©
Cathedral Rock
Walnut Canyon National Monument ©
Walnut Canyon National Monument
Oak Creek Canyon ©
Oak Creek Canyon

1
night
Page

Page ©
Originally little more than a simple camp constructed to house workers who built a nearby dam on the Colorado River, Page is now a popular stop for travelers preparing a trip to Arizona's canyon country.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): explore the activities along Lake Powell, then take in breathtaking views at Antelope Canyon, and then see human ingenuity at work at Glen Canyon Dam Overlook.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Page trip app .

Traveling by car from Sedona to Page takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. September in Page sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 63°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Page

Parks Nature
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Antelope Canyon ©
Antelope Canyon
Glen Canyon Dam Overlook ©
Glen Canyon Dam Overlook
Lake Powell ©
Lake Powell

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nights
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
With mountain peaks reaching past 4,250 m (14,000 ft) and trees stretching to over 75 m (250 ft) high, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks present nature on a grand scale.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): stroll through Moro Rock, take a peaceful walk through Giant Forest, then don't miss a visit to Tunnel Log, and finally explore and take pictures at Generals Hwy. On your second day here, trek along Congress Trail and then explore the stunning scenery at Kings Canyon National Park.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park planner .

You can fly from Page to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. September in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park sees daily highs of 90°F and lows of 59°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a bus to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Giant Forest
Giant Forest
Moro Rock ©
Moro Rock
Kings Canyon National Park ©
Kings Canyon National Park

3
nights
Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Tioga Pass and El Capitan. There's still lots to do: get great views at Yosemite, Tunnel View, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, and don't miss a visit to Washburn Point.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Yosemite National Park trip itinerary builder site .

Getting from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park by bus takes about 7 hours. Traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in September, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be much colder, around 38°F, while days are little chillier, around 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Tioga Pass ©
Tioga Pass
Yosemite, Tunnel View ©
Yosemite, Tunnel View
El Capitan ©
El Capitan

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Lamar Valley. On the 25th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, hike along Artist Point, and then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park journey maker tool .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Yosemite National Park to Yellowstone National Park in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and car. Traveling from Yosemite National Park to Yellowstone National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in September, expect Yellowstone National Park to be slightly colder, temps between 60°F and 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Lamar Valley ©
Lamar Valley
Artist Point ©
Artist Point
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring

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