12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 1 day
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South Lake Tahoe
— 1 day
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Manitou Springs
— 2 nights
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Denver
— 2 nights

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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.
On the 13th (Thu), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's still lots to do: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, tour the pleasant surroundings at Rim Trail, take some stellar pictures from Mather Point, and trek along South Kaibab Trail.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary planning site.

Huntington to Grand Canyon National Park is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Expect cooler evenings in Grand Canyon National Park when traveling from Huntington in June, with lows around 42°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail

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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 15th (Sat): take in the dramatic natural features at Moro Rock Trail, then take a peaceful walk through Giant Forest, and then take a memorable drive along Generals Hwy.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park travel planner.

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park by combination of bus and flight takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in June; daily highs in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park reach 94°F and lows reach 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Nature · Parks · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Giant Forest ©
Giant Forest
Moro Rock Trail ©
Moro Rock Trail
Generals Hwy ©
Generals Hwy

1
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South Lake Tahoe

South Lake Tahoe ©
High in the Sierra Nevada mountains on the shore of one of America’s most scenic lakes, South Lake Tahoe captures the spirit of the outdoors and serves as a hub for tourism activities surrounding the lake.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): stroll through Kiva Beach, stroll through Baldwin Beach, and then explore the activities along Emerald Bay State Park.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the South Lake Tahoe itinerary builder site.

Traveling by bus from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to South Lake Tahoe takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in June, expect nights in South Lake Tahoe to be much colder, around 41°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Manitou Springs.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Emerald Bay State Park
Highlights from your plan
Emerald Bay State Park ©
Emerald Bay State Park
Kiva Beach ©
Kiva Beach
Baldwin Beach ©
Baldwin Beach

2
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Manitou Springs

Manitou Springs' main street was once a trail that led directly to the base of Pike's Peak.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Manitou Springs: Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine (in Cripple Creek) and Canon City (River Rafting & Tubing, The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey, &more). And it doesn't end there: get in on the family fun at Cave of the Winds Mountain Park, explore the ancient world of Manitou Cliff Dwellings, and view the masterpieces at Commonwheel Artists Co-op.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Manitou Springs road trip website.

Traveling by flight from South Lake Tahoe to Manitou Springs takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from South Lake Tahoe to Manitou Springs is 1 hour. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from South Lake Tahoe in June since evenings lows in Manitou Springs dip to 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can go by car to Denver.

Things to do in Manitou Springs

Theme Parks · Outdoors · Adventure

Side Trips

Canon City, Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Cave of the Winds Mountain Park ©
Cave of the Winds Mountain Park
Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine ©
Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine

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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 20th (Thu): catch a live event at Coors Field, then get a sense of history and politics at Colorado State Capitol, 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: see the sky in a new way at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, browse the exhibits of Denver Botanic Gardens, and then learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Denver trip itinerary maker site.

Getting from Manitou Springs to Denver by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of flight and train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Denver

Tours · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

River Rafting & Tubing
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Coors Field ©
Coors Field
Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens

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