15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

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15 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Boston
Fly + Drive:  11​h
1
Rocky Mountain National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h
2
Arches National Park
— 1 day
Drive:  5​h 45​min
3
Zion National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
5
Joshua Tree National Park
— 1 night
+3
Drive + Fly + subway + bus:  12​h
6
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  9​h 45​min
7
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  10​h 15​min
End: Boston

1
night
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 24th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Bear Lake, then take a memorable drive along Trail Ridge Road, and then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Rocky Mountain National Park route planner.

Boston to Rocky Mountain National Park is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and car; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Boston to Rocky Mountain National Park due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Boston, expect somewhat warmer days and slightly colder nights in Rocky Mountain National Park, ranging from highs of 87°F to lows of 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Arches National Park.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Outdoors Scenic Drive Tours

Side Trip

Horseback Riding Tours
Highlights from your plan
Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road
Horseback Riding Tours
Bear Lake ©
Bear Lake

1
day
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 25th (Thu), explore the striking landscape at Double Arch, don't miss a visit to Wolfe Ranch, then take in the dramatic natural features at Delicate Arch, and finally explore the striking landscape at Fiery Furnace.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Arches National Park road trip app .

Drive from Rocky Mountain National Park to Arches National Park in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, and flight; or do a combination of car, bus, and flight. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Rocky Mountain National Park in June, with highs in Arches National Park at 95°F and lows at 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can drive to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Arches National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Delicate Arch ©
Delicate Arch
Double Arch ©
Double Arch
Fiery Furnace ©
Fiery Furnace

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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): hike along Angel's Landing and then explore the striking landscape of The Narrows. On your second day here, take a memorable drive along Zion Canyon Scenic Drive and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Zion National Park.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Zion National Park road trip tool .

You can drive from Arches National Park to Zion National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Arches National Park in June, expect slightly colder with lows of 50°F in Zion National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
The Narrows ©
The Narrows
Zion National Park ©
Zion National Park
Angel's Landing ©
Angel's Landing

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): hike along Bright Angel Trail and then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim. On the 29th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Rim Trail.

Start your trip to Grand Canyon National Park by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Zion National Park to Grand Canyon National Park. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Zion National Park in June, with highs in Grand Canyon National Park at 85°F and lows at 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Joshua Tree National Park.

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
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 30th (Tue): take in the dramatic natural features at Keys View, then appreciate the views at Hidden Valley Nature Trail, and then admire the natural beauty at Cholla Cactus Garden.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Joshua Tree National Park online travel planner .

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Joshua Tree National Park by car takes about 6.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Joshua Tree National Park. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in June, you will find days in Joshua Tree National Park are a bit warmer (102°F), and nights are warmer (73°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Joshua Tree National Park

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Hidden Valley Nature Trail ©
Hidden Valley Nature Trail
Keys View ©
Keys View
Cholla Cactus Garden ©
Cholla Cactus Garden

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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, scenic drive, wildlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, and stroll through Panorama Trail.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Yosemite National Park online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by combination of car, flight, subway, and bus from Joshua Tree National Park to Yosemite National Park takes 12 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Joshua Tree National Park in July, things will get cooler in Yosemite National Park: highs are around 83°F and lows about 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Yosemite, Tunnel View ©
Yosemite, Tunnel View
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall

2
nights
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.
Go for a jaunt from Yellowstone National Park to Grand Teton National Park to see Grand Teton about 1h 30 min away. The adventure continues: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, stroll through Artist Point, take in the natural beauty of Castle Geyser, and take in the dramatic scenery at Kepler Cascades.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary builder app .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Yosemite National Park to Yellowstone National Park in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and car. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Yosemite National Park to Yellowstone National Park due to the time zone difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in July: high temperatures in Yellowstone National Park hover around 73°F and lows are around 39°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Grand Teton
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton

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