43 days in United States Itinerary

43 days in United States Itinerary

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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, Florida
— 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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Mormon Row Historic District and Lone Star Geyser. Get in touch with nature at West Thumb Geyser Basin and Uncle Tom's Trail. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Yellowstone National Park: Inspiration Point (in Grand Teton National Park) and Snake River Overlook (in Moose). There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Biscuit Basin, trek along Observation Point Trail, look for all kinds of wild species at Beryl Spring, and explore the striking landscape of Gibbon Falls.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary builder.

Bemidji to Yellowstone National Park is an approximately 15.5- hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Bemidji in August: high temperatures in Yellowstone National Park hover around 70°F and lows are around 38°F. Wrap up 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
Find places to stay Aug 27 — 31:
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Mormon Row Historic District ©
Mormon Row Historic District
Uncle Tom's Trail ©
Uncle Tom's Trail
West Thumb Geyser Basin ©
West Thumb Geyser Basin

5
nights
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Jerome State Historic Park and Arizona Copper Art Museum. V-Bar-V Heritage Site and Amitabha Stupa & Peace Park will appeal to history buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Sedona side-trips: Clarkdale (Tuzigoot National Monument & Clarkdale National Historic District & Townsite), Prescott (Yavapai County Courthouse Square, Sharlot Hall Museum, &more) and Jerome (Gold King Mine Museum and Ghost Town & Douglas Mansion). The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at Soldier Pass, shop like a local with Navarro Gallery & Sculpture Garden, trek along Huckaby Trail, and learn about winemaking at Javelina Leap Vineyard, Winery & Bistro.

To find photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Sedona trip maker app.

Traveling by combination of car, flight, and taxi from Yellowstone National Park to Sedona takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in September, things will get warmer in Sedona: highs are around 85°F and lows about 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Moab.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Clarkdale, Prescott, Jerome, Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Javelina Leap Vineyard, Winery & Bistro
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Arizona Copper Art Museum ©
Arizona Copper Art Museum
V-Bar-V Heritage Site ©
V-Bar-V Heritage Site
Jerome State Historic Park ©
Jerome State Historic Park

4
nights
Moab

Moab ©
The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Bluff Fort Historic Site and The Needles. Step out of the city life by going to Double Arch and Road to Needles District. Step out of Moab with an excursion to Little Westwater Ruin in Blanding--about 1h 25 min away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at Corona Arch, get outside with Double Down Bike Shop, make a trip to Utah Scenic Byway 279 Rock Art Sites, and stop by Moab Rock Shop.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Moab trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by combination of taxi, flight, and car from Sedona to Moab takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can 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) early enough to travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Moab

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

The Needles, Little Westwater Ruin, Bluff Fort Historic Site, Double Arch
Find places to stay Sep 6 — 10:
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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.
Get some cultural insight at San Miguel Chapel and New Mexico Museum of Art. Explore hidden gems such as San Francisco de Assisi Mission Church and Keshi. Venture out of the city with trips to Taos (Millicent Rogers Museum, Blumenschein Home & Museum, &more). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian and take in the exciting artwork at True West Gallery.

For other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Santa Fe online vacation builder.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Moab to Santa Fe takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. In September, plan for daily highs up to 80°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Key West.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Taos
Find places to stay Sep 10 — 13:
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San Miguel Chapel ©
San Miguel Chapel
San Francisco de Assisi Mission Church ©
San Francisco de Assisi Mission Church
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Sombrero Reef and Vandenberg Wreck. Your inner history buff will appreciate Saint Mary Star of the Sea and Key West Historic Seaport. Change things up with these side-trips from Key West: Islamorada (History of Diving Museum & Parasailing & Paragliding), Dolphin Research Center (in Grassy Key) and Old Seven Mile Bridge (in Marathon). There's still lots to do: brush up on your military savvy at U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Ingham Maritime Museum, take a memorable tour with Tours, take in the pleasant sights at West Martello Tower, and get engrossed in the history at Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Key West trip planner.

Fly from Santa Fe to Key West in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Santa Fe to Key West is 2 hours. When traveling from Santa Fe in September, plan for a bit warmer days in Key West, with highs around 88°F, while nights are much warmer with lows around 80°F. On the 21st (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to St. Augustine.

Things to do in Key West

Adventure Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Marathon, Islamorada
Find places to stay Sep 14 — 21:
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Saint Mary Star of the Sea ©
Saint Mary Star of the Sea
Vandenberg Wreck ©
Vandenberg Wreck
Parasailing & Paragliding

6
nights
St. Augustine, Florida

St. Augustine ©
St. Get some historical perspective at Mission of Nombre de Dios and Memorial Presbyterian Church. Explore hidden gems such as Butterfly Rainforest and Fernandina Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near St. Augustine: University of Florida Bat House (in Gainesville), Ormond Beach (Andy Romano Beachfront Park & MacDonald House Ormond Beach Welcome Center & Offices) and Mary Bethune Home (in Daytona Beach). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Colonial Quarter, examine the collection at Medieval Torture Museum, take an in-depth tour of Old Florida Museum, and brush up on your military savvy at Spanish Military Hospital Museum.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the St. Augustine trip planner.

Getting from Key West to St. Augustine by combination of flight and car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Key West in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in St. Augustine, with lows of 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Nashville.

Things to do in St. Augustine

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Gainesville, Ormond Beach, Amelia Island, Mary Bethune Home
Find places to stay Sep 21 — 27:
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Mission of Nombre de Dios ©
Mission of Nombre de Dios
St. Photios Greek Orthodox National Shrine ©
St. Photios Greek Orthodox National Shrine
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park and Stones River National Battlefield. Escape the urban bustle at Zipline and Kayaking & Canoeing. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nashville: McGavock Confederate Cemetery (in Franklin) and Cannonsburgh Village (in Murfreesboro). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Natchez Trace Parkway, wander the streets of The District, and snap pictures at John Seigenthaler Pedestrian Bridge.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Nashville tour planner.

Getting from St. Augustine to Nashville by combination of bus and flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from St. Augustine to Nashville is minus 1 hour. Traveling from St. Augustine in September, expect a bit cooler with lows of 62°F in Nashville. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Nashville

Historic Sites Museums Adventure

Side Trips

Murfreesboro, McGavock Confederate Cemetery
Find places to stay Sep 27 — Oct 2:
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Stones River National Battlefield ©
Stones River National Battlefield
McGavock Confederate Cemetery ©
McGavock Confederate Cemetery
Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park ©
Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Grotto Falls Parking and Historic Ogle Log Cabin. Take a break from the city and head to Foothills Parkway Southwest Parking and Spruce Flats Falls. And it doesn't end there: stroll around Chimneys Picnic Area, get in on the family fun at 7D Dark Ride Adventure, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Doc Collier Moonshine Distillery, and see the interesting displays at Salt and Pepper Shaker Museum.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Gatlinburg road trip planning app.

You can drive from Nashville to Gatlinburg in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. In October, daily temperatures in Gatlinburg can reach 74°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. 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
Find places to stay Oct 2 — 7:
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Noah Bud Ogle Cabin ©
Noah Bud Ogle Cabin
Grotto Falls Parking ©
Grotto Falls Parking
Chimneys Picnic Area ©
Chimneys Picnic Area

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