14 days in United States Itinerary

14 days in United States Itinerary

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14 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Drive:  5​h 15​min
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h
2
Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
3
Joshua Tree National Park
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + taxi:  6​h
4
Zion National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  11​h
6
Rocky Mountain National Park
— 1 day
Fly:  5​h 30​min
7
Moose
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
8
Yellowstone National Park
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + taxi:  7​h 30​min
9
Glacier National Park
— 1 night
taxi + train:  5​h 30​min
10
Olympic National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
11
Mount Rainier National Park
— 1 night
train:  12​h 15​min
End: New York City

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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.
On the 3rd (Thu), trek along General Grant Tree Trail, delve into the lush surroundings at Grant Grove, and then identify plant and animal life at Big Baldy.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park trip planner.

Los Angeles to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park is an approximately 5.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, shuttle, and car. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in January; daily highs in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park reach 17°C and lows reach 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Grant Grove ©
Grant Grove
Kings Canyon National Park ©
Kings Canyon National Park

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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 5th (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Badwater Basin, admire all the interesting features of Artists Dr, and then explore the striking landscape at Zabriskie Point.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Death Valley National Park travel planner .

Drive from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Death Valley National Park in 7 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Death Valley National Park can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Joshua Tree National Park.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Nature Parks Scenic Drive
Highlights from your plan
Badwater Basin ©
Badwater Basin
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point

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Joshua Tree National Park

Joshua Tree National Park ©
Joshua Tree National Park takes its name from the Joshua tree, a twisted, spiky tree with bayonet-shaped leaves at the top that's one of the few plant species hardy enough to thrive in the extreme climate of the Mojave Desert.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): make a trip to Arch Rock, identify plant and animal life at Barker Dam Trail, and then explore the striking landscape at Keys View.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Joshua Tree National Park road trip tool .

Traveling by car from Death Valley National Park to Joshua Tree National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In January in Joshua Tree National Park, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Joshua Tree National Park

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
Keys View ©
Keys View
Arch Rock ©
Arch Rock

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): explore the striking landscape of The Narrows.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Zion National Park journey planner.

Getting from Joshua Tree National Park to Zion National Park by combination of car, flight, and taxi takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car and flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Joshua Tree National Park in January: high temperatures in Zion National Park hover around 13°C and lows are around -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

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

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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.
On the 8th (Tue), identify plant and animal life at Rim Trail, then explore the stunning scenery at Sunset Point, then trek along Navajo Loop Trail, and finally hike along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Bryce Canyon National Park trip builder tool .

Traveling by car from Zion National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park takes 3 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Zion National Park in January; daily highs in Bryce Canyon National Park reach 2°C and lows reach -15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can go by car to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Sunset Point ©
Sunset Point

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Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park ©
Rocky Mountain National Park presents an ideal setting for recreation in the mountain range for which the park is named.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): take in the awesome beauty at Hallett Peak, then stroll through Hidden Valley Sledding and Tubing Hill, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Many Parks Curve Overlook.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Rocky Mountain National Park trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Bryce Canyon National Park to Rocky Mountain National Park in 11 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car, flight, and bus; or do a combination of car, bus, and flight. Traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in January, things will get somewhat warmer in Rocky Mountain National Park: highs are around 10°C and lows about -8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel to Moose.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Hallett Peak ©
Hallett Peak
Many Parks Curve Overlook ©
Many Parks Curve Overlook

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Moose

Moose ©
Moose is an unincorporated community in Teton County, Wyoming, United States, in the Jackson Hole valley. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): snap pictures at Snake River Bridge, identify plant and animal life at Blacktail Ponds Overlook, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Teton Point Turnout, then explore the striking landscape of String Lake, and finally appreciate the views at Amphitheater Lake.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Moose holiday maker .

Explore your travel options from Rocky Mountain National Park to Moose with the Route module. Traveling from Rocky Mountain National Park in January, expect nights in Moose to be slightly colder, around -18°C, while days are colder, around -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Moose

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

Grand Teton National Park
Highlights from your plan
String Lake ©
String Lake
Amphitheater Lake ©
Amphitheater Lake
Teton Point Turnout ©
Teton Point 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 11th (Fri), tour the pleasant surroundings at North Rim Trail and then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone.

To see maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary planning site .

You can drive from Moose to Yellowstone National Park in 2 hours. In January in Yellowstone National Park, expect temperatures between -5°C during the day and -20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone

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Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park
The glaciers from which Glacier National Park takes its name mostly dissipated eons ago, but they left behind a scoured landscape of high and steep mountain peaks, sparkling lakes, lush alpine meadows, and thick forests.
On the 12th (Sat), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Glacier National Park trip itinerary builder website .

You can do a combination of car, flight, and taxi from Yellowstone National Park to Glacier National Park in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and flight. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Yellowstone National Park in January, with highs in Glacier National Park at 0°C and lows at -10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Nature Parks

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Olympic National Park

Olympic National Park ©
In Olympic National Park, ancient rainforests and ocean tidal pools at lower elevations contrast with wildflower-filled alpine meadows and snowcapped peaks.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Deer Park and then cruise along Hurricane Ridge.

To find out how to plan a trip to Olympic National Park, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Glacier National Park to Olympic National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Glacier National Park in January, things will get somewhat warmer in Olympic National Park: highs are around 9°C and lows about 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Mount Rainier National Park.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks Scenic Drive Trails
Highlights from your plan
Hurricane Ridge ©
Hurricane Ridge

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Mount Rainier National Park

Mount Rainier National Park ©
The star attraction of Mt.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): hike along Skyline Trail, then take in the dramatic scenery at Comet Falls, and then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Rainier.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Mount Rainier National Park day trip tool .

You can fly from Olympic National Park to Mount Rainier National Park in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. In January, daily temperatures in Mount Rainier National Park can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Mount Rainier ©
Mount Rainier
Skyline Trail ©
Skyline Trail
Comet Falls ©
Comet Falls

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