12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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12 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Tallahassee, Florida
Fly + Drive:  7​h 30​min
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Arches National Park
— Few hours
Drive:  5​h 30​min
2
Page
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 45​min
4
Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h
5
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Wawona
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
7
Cupertino
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
8
San Francisco
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
9
Grand Teton National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
10
Yellowstone National Park
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  4​h 45​min
11
Denver
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Tallahassee, Florida

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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.
On the 4th (Thu), take in the dramatic natural features at Turret Arch.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Arches National Park online trip maker .

Tallahassee to Arches National Park is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also fly; or drive. Traveling from Tallahassee to Arches National Park, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Tallahassee in June since evenings lows in Arches National Park dip to 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Page.

Things to do in Arches National Park

Parks Nature
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Turret Arch ©
Turret Arch

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Page

Originally little more than a simple camp constructed to house workers who built a nearby dam on the Colorado River, Page is now a popular stop for travelers preparing a trip to Arizona's canyon country.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): get interesting insight from Tours, then explore the stunning scenery at Antelope Canyon, then explore the striking landscape at Horseshoe Bend, and finally have fun at Gunfighter Canyon.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Page travel route planning website .

Drive from Arches National Park to Page in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, and shuttle. Traveling from Arches National Park in June, plan for a bit warmer nights in Page, with lows around 69°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Page

Outdoors Tours Parks
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Photography Tours
Horseshoe Bend ©
Horseshoe Bend
Antelope Canyon ©
Antelope Canyon

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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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at South Kaibab Trail and then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Page to Grand Canyon National Park takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Page in June, you will find days in Grand Canyon National Park are a bit cooler (85°F), and nights are cooler (42°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to drive to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab 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 7th (Sun): make a trip to Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes and then get great views at Dante's View.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Death Valley National Park trip planner .

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Death Valley National Park in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Death Valley National Park due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in June, plan for a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Death Valley National Park: temperatures range from 98°F by day to 68°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.
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Dante's View ©
Dante's View
Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes ©
Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): hike along Congress Trail and then delve into the lush surroundings at Giant Forest.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park trip itinerary planning app .

You can drive from Death Valley National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 7 hours. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, with lows of 62°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel to Wawona.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Giant Forest
Giant Forest
Congress Trail ©
Congress Trail

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Wawona

Wawona ©
Wawona is a census-designated place in Mariposa County, California. Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): take in the dramatic natural features at Taft Point, then explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, and then explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome. On the 10th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get great views at Yosemite, Tunnel View, then take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, and then explore the striking landscape at Half Dome.

For more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Wawona tour site .

Drive from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Wawona in 3.5 hours. June in Wawona sees daily highs of 95°F and lows of 60°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Cupertino.

Things to do in Wawona

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Yosemite National Park
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Half Dome ©
Half Dome
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall

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Cupertino

Cupertino ©
Cupertino is a U.S. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): explore the activities along Horseshoe Lake, then take in the architecture and design of Stanford University, and then look for gifts at Apple Infinite Loop.

For ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Cupertino route planner .

Traveling by car from Wawona to Cupertino takes 4 hours. Traveling from Wawona in June, expect nights in Cupertino to be about the same, around 57°F, while days are little chillier, around 80°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Cupertino

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trips

Horseshoe Lake, Stanford University
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Horseshoe Lake ©
Horseshoe Lake
Stanford University ©
Stanford University
Apple Infinite Loop ©
Apple Infinite Loop

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
To find photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the San Francisco online travel route builder .

Traveling by car from Cupertino to San Francisco takes an hour. Traveling from Cupertino in June, expect nights in San Francisco to be about the same, around 55°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Japanese Tea Garden ©
Japanese Tea Garden

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Grand Teton National Park

Grand Teton National Park ©
The peaks of Grand Teton National Park aren't the highest in the world, but they sit atop what might be nature's archetypes for mountains.
On the 13th (Sat), take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier View Turnout, then admire all the interesting features of 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Grand Teton.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Grand Teton National Park sightseeing planner .

You can fly from San Francisco to Grand Teton National Park in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from San Francisco in June, Grand Teton National Park is slightly colder at night with lows of 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
Glacier View Turnout ©
Glacier View Turnout

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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 14th (Sun), take in the natural beauty of Castle Geyser, witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring, then take in the dramatic scenery at Kepler Cascades, and finally take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park trip builder site .

You can drive from Grand Teton National Park to Yellowstone National Park in 1.5 hours. In June, Yellowstone National Park is slightly colder than Grand Teton National Park - with highs of 66°F and lows of 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel to Denver.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature
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Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring
Kepler Cascades ©
Kepler Cascades

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Denver

Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Denver trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to Denver takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, shuttle, and flight; or drive. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in June, you will find days in Denver are somewhat warmer (83°F), and nights are much warmer (55°F). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Denver

Tours
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Beer Tastings & Tours

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