15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

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Huntsville
— 1 day
Fly to San Luis Valley Regional Airport/Bergman Field, Drive to Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve
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Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve
— 1 night
Drive
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Arches National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Capitol Reef National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Salt Lake City
— 1 night
Fly to Reno, Bus to Yosemite National Park
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Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Point Reyes National Seashore
— 4 nights
Drive
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
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Huntsville

— 1 day

Rocket City

The three historical districts of Huntsville are tucked amid the lush greenery of nearly 60 parks within the city limits.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): get engrossed in the history at U.S. Veterans Memorial Museum and then see the sky in a new way at U.S. Space and Rocket Center.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Huntsville trip planner.

New York City to Huntsville is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from New York City to Huntsville, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in July, and nighttime lows around 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve.

Things to do in Huntsville

Museums · Childrens Museums · Shopping

Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve

— 1 night
On the 3rd (Sat), contemplate the waterfront views at Little Medano Creek and then trek along Mosca Pass Trail.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve trip itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Huntsville to Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. While traveling from Huntsville, expect little chillier days and colder nights in Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve, ranging from highs of 83°F to lows of 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel to Arches National Park.

Things to do in Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Arches National Park

— 1 night

A Red Rock Wonderland

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 (Sun), take in the dramatic natural features at Tunnel Arch, take in the dramatic natural features at Turret Arch, take in the dramatic natural features at Double Arch, then take in the dramatic natural features at Delicate Arch, and finally explore the striking landscape at Fiery Furnace.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Arches National Park trip itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve to Arches National Park. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve in July; daily highs in Arches National Park reach 97°F and lows reach 67°F. You'll set off for Capitol Reef National Park on the 5th (Mon).

Things to do in Arches National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Capitol Reef National Park

— 1 night
Capitol Reef National Park takes its name from a particularly rugged and scenic section of the Waterpocket Fold, a geologic "wrinkle" stretching for 160 km (100 mi) along a dry plateau surrounded by white Navajo sandstone cliffs and domes, and red canyons, buttes, and rock bridges.
On the 5th (Mon), admire the striking features of Fruita Schoolhouse and then contemplate the long history of Fruita Campground.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Capitol Reef National Park trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Arches National Park to Capitol Reef National Park takes 3.5 hours. Traveling from Arches National Park in July, expect Capitol Reef National Park to be slightly colder, temps between 81°F and 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Capitol Reef National Park

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Trails · Parks

Salt Lake City

— 1 night

Crossroads of the West

Utah's capital and most populous city, Salt Lake City boasts a small-town feel, big-city amenities, and plenty of nature on its doorstep.
To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Salt Lake City attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Capitol Reef National Park to Salt Lake City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, and flight; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Capitol Reef National Park in July, expect nights in Salt Lake City to be much warmer, around 70°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 95°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Yosemite National Park

— 3 nights
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 10th (Sat), spend a scenic day exploring the area around Half Dome. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, admire all the interesting features of Tioga Pass, and take some stellar pictures from Yosemite, Tunnel View.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park tour itinerary planning app.

Getting from Salt Lake City to Yosemite National Park by combination of flight and bus takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Salt Lake City in July, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be colder, around 46°F, while days are little chillier, around 83°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Point Reyes National Seashore.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Point Reyes National Seashore

— 4 nights
Change things up with these side-trips from Point Reyes National Seashore: Muir Woods National Monument (in Mill Valley), Napa (Wine Tours & Tastings & Balloon Rides) and Castello di Amorosa (in Calistoga).

Plan my Point Reyes National Seashore trip by asking Inspirock to come up with tips and suggestions.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Yosemite National Park to Point Reyes National Seashore. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, plan for a bit warmer nights in Point Reyes National Seashore, with lows around 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Point Reyes National Seashore

Tours · Wineries · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

— 2 nights

A Land of Giants

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 14th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Lakes Trail in Sequoia National Park and then make a trip to General Sherman Tree. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Congress Trail, get a dose of the wild on Sequoia Sightseeing Tours, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Moro Rock Trail.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Point Reyes National Seashore to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 6.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Point Reyes National Seashore in July; daily highs in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park reach 98°F and lows reach 66°F. You'll set off for home on the 16th (Fri).

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Outdoors · Trails · Parks · Historic Sites

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · Nightlife
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.