25 days in United States Itinerary

25 days in United States Itinerary

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Start: Seattle
car:  59 h 30 min
1
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
car:  6 h
2
Death Valley National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  6 h 45 min
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 5 nights
+4
Shuttle + Foot + Shuttle + Foot + Shuttle:  10 h
4
Zion National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
5
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h 30 min
6
Canyonlands National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
7
Arches National Park
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Tram:  8 h
End: Seattle

4
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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, tour the pleasant surroundings at Panorama Trail, cruise along Tioga Pass, and get great views at Yosemite, Tunnel View.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park tour planner.

Seattle to Yosemite National Park is an approximately 32-hour bus ride. You can also do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Seattle in September, expect a bit cooler with lows of 38°F in Yosemite National Park. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can catch the bus to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tioga Pass ©
Tioga Pass
Yosemite, Tunnel View ©
Yosemite, Tunnel View

4
nights
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Death Valley National Park is known for nature, scenic drive, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Zabriskie Point, explore the stunning scenery at Golden Canyon, contemplate the long history of Geologist's Cabin, and make a trip to Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes.

To see maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Death Valley National Park itinerary planner.

Take a bus from Yosemite National Park to Death Valley National Park in 6 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in September: highs in Death Valley National Park hover around 91°F, while lows dip to 63°F. On the 10th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Dante's View ©
Dante's View
Badwater Basin ©
Badwater Basin

5
nights
Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park ©
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Grand Canyon National Park is known for nature, trails, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, trek along Bright Angel Trail, get great views at Lipan Point, and stroll through South Kaibab Trail.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Death Valley National Park to Grand Canyon National Park takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Traveling from Death Valley National Park to Grand Canyon National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Death Valley National Park in September, plan for little chillier days in Grand Canyon National Park, with highs around 75°F, while nights are much colder with lows around 43°F. On the 15th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Find places to stay Sep 10 — 15:
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Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail

3
nights
Zion National Park

Zion National Park ©
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
Zion National Park is known for nature, scenic drive, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the wealth of natural beauty at The Narrows, stroll through Angel's Landing, don't miss a visit to Observation Point, and explore the stunning scenery at Zion's Main Canyon.

To find photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Zion National Park trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Zion National Park by shuttle takes about 10 hours. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Zion National Park: temperatures range from 84°F by day to 48°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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The Narrows ©
The Narrows
Zion National Park ©
Zion National Park
Angel's Landing ©
Angel's Landing

2
nights
Bryce Canyon National Park

Bryce Canyon National Park ©
You can find hoodoos--rock pillars formed by erosion--all around the world, but those of Bryce Canyon National Park remain the standard bearers thanks to their bright red color, tall stature, and arrangement in large amphitheaters.
Spend the 21st (Mon) exploring nature at Peek-A-Boo Loop. Next up on the itinerary: trek along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop, take in the dramatic natural features at Natural Bridge, take in panoramic vistas at Bryce Point, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Navajo Loop Trail.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Bryce Canyon National Park vacation builder app.

Getting from Zion National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park by car takes about 3 hours. In September, Bryce Canyon National Park is slightly colder than Zion National Park - with highs of 70°F and lows of 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Canyonlands National Park.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Natural Bridge
Find places to stay Sep 18 — 21:
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Navajo/Queens Garden Loop ©
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop
Navajo Loop Trail ©
Navajo Loop Trail
Inspiration Point ©
Inspiration Point

2
nights
Canyonlands National Park

Canyonlands National Park ©
Canyonlands National Park features myriad canyons and buttes that the Colorado River, Green River, and their tributaries have carved over millions of years in hues of red and orange.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): take some stellar pictures from Grand View Point Overlook, explore the striking landscape at Mesa Arch, thentake in the dramatic natural features at Island in the Sky, and finally hike along Pothole Point Trail. On the 23rd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take some stellar pictures from Green River Overlook, trek along Shafer Trail, and then explore the stunning scenery at Shafer Canyon Overlook.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Canyonlands National Park road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bryce Canyon National Park to Canyonlands National Park takes 5.5 hours. In September, Canyonlands National Park is a bit warmer than Bryce Canyon National Park - with highs of 84°F and lows of 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can drive to Arches National Park.

Things to do in Canyonlands National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Sep 21 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Mesa Arch ©
Mesa Arch
Grand View Point Overlook ©
Grand View Point Overlook
Shafer Canyon Overlook ©
Shafer Canyon Overlook

1
night
Arches National Park

Arches National Park ©
Mother Nature kept reaching for red when she painted Arches National Park's 2,000 sandstone arches, resulting in one of the country's more distinctly shaped and colored landscapes.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): take some stellar pictures from Lower Delicate Arch Viewpoint, thenexplore the striking landscape at Delicate Arch, thenmake a trip to Wolfe Ranch, and finally stroll through Fiery Furnace.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Arches National Park planner.

Traveling by car from Canyonlands National Park to Arches National Park takes 1.5 hours. September in Arches National Park sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 55°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Arches National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Sep 23 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Delicate Arch ©
Delicate Arch
Fiery Furnace ©
Fiery Furnace
Wolfe Ranch ©
Wolfe Ranch

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