43 days in United States Itinerary

43 days in United States Itinerary

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Linden
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Yellowstone National Park
— 29 nights
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Portland
— 1 night
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Zion National Park
— 1 night
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Bryce Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
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Sedona
— 2 nights
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Linden

Linden is a city in Genesee County in the U.S. state of Michigan. For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Linden day trip planning website.

Detroit to Linden is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Detroit in September since evenings lows in Linden dip to 52°F. On the 13th (Mon), you're off to Yellowstone National Park.

Yellowstone National Park

— 29 nights

World's Largest Collection of Geysers

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Step out of Yellowstone National Park with an excursion to Grand Teton in Grand Teton National Park--about 1h 25 min away. There's much more to do: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, look for all kinds of wild species at Lamar Valley, witness a stunning natural landmark at Lone Star Geyser, and explore the activities along Yellowstone Lake.

For ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park trip planning tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Linden to Yellowstone National Park. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Linden in September, things will get slightly colder in Yellowstone National Park: highs are around 60°F and lows about 33°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Portland.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Portland

— 1 night

City of Roses

A big city with a small-town feel, Portland is home to the country's biggest rose test garden, perched on a hill overlooking downtown.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): admire the natural beauty at Lan Su Chinese Garden, admire the striking features of Pittock Mansion, then admire the natural beauty at Portland Japanese Garden, then take in nature's colorful creations at International Rose Test Garden, and finally stroll around Hoyt Arboretum. On the next day, learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting and then look for gifts at Powell's City of Books.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Portland road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Yellowstone National Park to Portland takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in October, expect nights in Portland to be much hotter, around 49°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can fly to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Breweries & Distilleries · Tours · Wildlife

Zion National Park

— 1 night
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Zion National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of The Narrows.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Zion National Park tour itinerary maker app.

Getting from Portland to Zion National Park by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Portland to Zion National Park. When traveling from Portland in October, plan for a bit warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Zion National Park: temperatures range from 74°F by day to 36°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can go by car to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Bryce Canyon National Park

— 2 nights
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.
On the 18th (Mon), take some stellar pictures from Sunset Point, hike along Navajo Loop Trail, then trot along with Canyon Trail Rides, and finally take some stellar pictures from Fairyland Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Natural Bridge, take in panoramic vistas at Bryce Point, then take some stellar pictures from Inspiration Point, and finally hike along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Bryce Canyon National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from Zion National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In October, Bryce Canyon National Park is a bit cooler than Zion National Park - with highs of 61°F and lows of 29°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Grand Canyon National Park

— 2 nights
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): trek along Bright Angel Trail. On the 21st (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through South Kaibab Trail, get great views at Pipe Creek Vista, take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, then see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and finally stop by Tusayan General Store.

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Traveling by car from Bryce Canyon National Park to Grand Canyon National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. In October, daytime highs in Grand Canyon National Park are 66°F, while nighttime lows are 31°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can travel to Sedona.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Sedona

— 2 nights

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): explore the striking landscape at Cathedral Rock, cruise along Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179), and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the stunning scenery at Oak Creek Canyon and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chapel of the Holy Cross.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Sedona trip planning site.

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Sedona by bus takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in October, plan for a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Sedona: temperatures range from 77°F by day to 55°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks · Nature · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · History Museums
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.