18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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18 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Boise
+2
Fly + bus + taxi:  11​h
Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h
Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
Death Valley Junction
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
Zion National Park
— 2 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + taxi:  6​h
Yellowstone National Park
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + taxi:  9​h 45​min
Carlsbad Caverns National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: Boise

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night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls, make a trip to Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center, take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome, then take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, and finally make a trip to Olmsted Point. On the next day, identify plant and animal life at Nature Center at Happy Isles, then hike along Nevada Falls Loop, then explore the activities along Mirror Lake/Meadow Trail, and finally make a trip to Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias.

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Seattle to Yosemite National Park is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight, bus, and taxi. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Seattle in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Yosemite National Park, with lows of 23°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can go by car to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome
Mirror Lake/Meadow Trail ©
Mirror Lake/Meadow Trail

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Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): stroll through Salt Creek Interpretive Trail, then contemplate the long history of Eureka Mine, then take in the dramatic natural features at Devil's Golf Course, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Artists Palette. On the 12th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in breathtaking views at Mosaic Canyon, then steep yourself in history at Harmony Borax Works, and then take in breathtaking views at Golden Canyon.

To see where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Death Valley National Park tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to Death Valley National Park in 8 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Yosemite National Park in March, with highs in Death Valley National Park at 70°F and lows at 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can drive to Death Valley Junction.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Historic Sites
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Devil's Golf Course ©
Devil's Golf Course
Mosaic Canyon ©
Mosaic Canyon
Golden Canyon ©
Golden Canyon

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Death Valley Junction

Death Valley Junction ©
Death Valley Junction is a tiny Mojave Desert community in unincorporated community Inyo County, California, at the intersection of SR 190 and SR 127, just east of Death Valley National Park. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Shoshone Museum, then contemplate the long history of Tonopah and Tidewater Railroad Museum, and then explore the stunning scenery at Twenty Mule Team Canyon.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Death Valley Junction travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Death Valley National Park to Death Valley Junction takes an hour. In March, daytime highs in Death Valley Junction are 70°F, while nighttime lows are 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Death Valley Junction

#Parks, #Nature, #Museums

Side Trips

Shoshone Museum, Twenty Mule Team Canyon
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Twenty Mule Team Canyon ©
Twenty Mule Team Canyon
Shoshone Museum ©
Shoshone Museum

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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.
Get in touch with nature at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Bright Angel Trail. The adventure continues: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim and trek along Rim Trail.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park day trip planning tool .

Getting from Death Valley Junction to Grand Canyon National Park by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Death Valley Junction to Grand Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Death Valley Junction in March, plan for slightly colder days and much colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park: temperatures range from 57°F by day to 23°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Trails
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Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail

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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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): trek along Peek-A-Boo Loop. Keep things going the next day: hike along Rainbow Point, trek along Queen's Garden Trail, then explore the stunning scenery at Sunset Point, and finally trek along Navajo Loop Trail.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Bryce Canyon National Park online sightseeing planner .

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park takes 5.5 hours. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in March: highs in Bryce Canyon National Park hover around 49°F, while lows dip to 20°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to drive to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Trails
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Sunset Point ©
Sunset Point
Rainbow Point ©
Rainbow Point

2
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.
On the 19th (Tue), explore the striking landscape of Canyon Overlook Trail. Keep things going the next day: cruise along Zion-Mt. Carmel Highway, trek along Weeping Rock Trail, and then get great views at Observation Point.

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Drive from Bryce Canyon National Park to Zion National Park in 3 hours. Traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in March, expect Zion National Park to be somewhat warmer, temps between 64°F and 30°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Nature

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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.
On the 21st (Thu), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Old Faithful Visitor Education Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the natural beauty of West Thumb Geyser Basin, admire the sheer force of Lewis Falls, then look for all kinds of wild species at Grand Loop Road, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Midway Geyser Basin.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park trip planning tool .

Getting from Zion National Park to Yellowstone National Park by combination of taxi and flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, flight, and car; or drive. Traveling from Zion National Park in March, expect Yellowstone National Park to be colder, temps between 36°F and 10°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Carlsbad Caverns National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Old Faithful Visitor Education Center ©
Grand Loop Road ©
Grand Loop Road
West Thumb Geyser Basin ©
West Thumb Geyser Basin

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nights
Carlsbad Caverns National Park

Carlsbad Caverns National Park
The canyons, cacti, and thorny bushes of the southern New Mexico desert hide one of the U.S.'s great subterranean geological wonders, Carlsbad Caverns National Park.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Guadalupe Mountains National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape at Hall of The White Giant, then explore the striking landscape at Giant Dome, then take in the dramatic natural features at Lion's Tail, and finally Head underground at Big Room.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Carlsbad Caverns National Park trip maker app .

You can do a combination of car, flight, and taxi from Yellowstone National Park to Carlsbad Caverns National Park in 10 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of taxi and flight. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in March; daily highs in Carlsbad Caverns National Park reach 74°F and lows reach 41°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Carlsbad Caverns National Park

#Parks, #Nature

Side Trip

Guadalupe Mountains National Park

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