19 days in United States Itinerary

19 days in United States Itinerary

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19 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Charlotte
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Newland
— 2 nights
Fly:  12​h 45​min
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  11​h
Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  7​h 45​min
Santa Monica
— 1 night
+2
bus + Fly + taxi:  4​h 30​min
Zion National Park
— 2 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + shuttle:  5​h 45​min
Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Charlotte

2
nights
Newland

Newland ©
Newland is a town in Avery County, North Carolina, United States. Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): immerse yourself in nature at Roan Mountain State Park and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pisgah National Forest.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Newland trip simple and quick.

Charlotte to Newland is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Charlotte in June: high temperatures in Newland hover around 77°F and lows are around 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Newland

#Nature, #Parks, #Tours

Side Trips

River Rafting & Tubing, Roan Mountain State Park, Pisgah National Forest
Highlights from your plan
Pisgah National Forest ©
Pisgah National Forest
Roan Mountain State Park ©
Roan Mountain State Park
River Rafting & Tubing

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, museums, parks, nightlife, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, wander the streets of SoMa, admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, and have fun and explore at Exploratorium.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read San Francisco road trip website .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Newland to San Francisco. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Newland to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Newland in June, you will find days in San Francisco are little chillier (71°F), and nights are about the same (55°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

#Parks, #Neighborhoods, #Museums
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

2
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.
On the 23rd (Sat), make a trip to Olmsted Point, take a memorable drive along Tioga Pass, and then explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias and then explore the striking landscape at El Capitan.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park trip planner .

Getting from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. Traveling from San Francisco in June, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are somewhat warmer (78°F), and nights are a bit cooler (41°F). On the 24th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

#Nature, #Parks, #Scenic Drive
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tioga Pass ©
Tioga Pass
El Capitan ©
El Capitan

2
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 25th (Mon): contemplate the long history of General Sherman Tree, take a peaceful walk through Giant Forest, and then see the interesting displays at Museum of Western Film History.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park takes 5 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in June: high temperatures in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park hover around 94°F and lows are around 52°F. You'll set off for Grand Canyon National Park on the 26th (Tue).

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

#Nature, #Parks, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

Museum of Western Film History
Highlights from your plan
Giant Forest ©
Giant Forest
General Sherman Tree ©
General Sherman Tree
Museum of Western Film History ©
Museum of Western Film History

4
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.
On the 27th (Wed), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's lots more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, trek along Rim Trail, get great views at Mather Point, and take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary website .

Drive from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Grand Canyon National Park in 11 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Grand Canyon National Park. In June, Grand Canyon National Park is a bit cooler than Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park - with highs of 85°F and lows of 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Santa Monica.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

#Parks, #Trails, #Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

1
night
Santa Monica

Santa Monica ©
A famed resort town since the early 20th century, Santa Monica sits on the picturesque Santa Monica Bay, bordered on three sides by the city of Los Angeles.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): go for a walk through 26-Mile Bike Path and then get to know the fascinating history of Santa Monica Pier.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Santa Monica trip planner .

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Santa Monica takes 8 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Santa Monica. While traveling from Grand Canyon National Park, expect a bit cooler days and a bit warmer nights in Santa Monica, ranging from highs of 73°F to lows of 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Santa Monica

#Trails, #Outdoors, #Parks
Highlights from your plan
26-Mile Bike Path ©
26-Mile Bike Path
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

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 2nd (Mon), trek along The Narrows.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Zion National Park itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and taxi from Santa Monica to Zion National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Santa Monica in July, expect nights in Zion National Park to be slightly colder, around 60°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 92°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time for travel to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Zion National Park

#Nature, #Parks, #Trails
Highlights from your plan
The Narrows ©
The Narrows

2
nights
Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs ©
National Landmark red cliffs and the even more striking Pikes Peak mountain attracts tourism to Colorado Springs.
On the 4th (Wed), wander the streets of Old Colorado City Historic District, explore the striking landscape at Garden of the Gods, and then explore and take pictures at United States Air Force Academy. Keep things going the next day: meet the residents at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo and then don't miss a visit to Olympic Training Center.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Colorado Springs travel route builder tool .

You can do a combination of taxi, flight, and shuttle from Zion National Park to Colorado Springs in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. When traveling from Zion National Park in July, plan for slightly colder days in Colorado Springs, with highs around 86°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature
Highlights from your plan
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
Olympic Training Center ©
Olympic Training Center

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