16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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16 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Hazard
Drive:  20​h 30​min
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Rocky Mountain National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  10​h 45​min
2
Yellowstone National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  9​h
3
Glacier National Park
— 1 night
drive:  7​h
4
Mount Rainier National Park
— 1 night
drive:  3​h
5
Olympic National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  9​h
6
Redwood National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 30​min
7
Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
drive:  7​h
8
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h
9
Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
10
Joshua Tree National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 15​min
11
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h
12
Petrified Forest National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  25​h 30​min
End: Hazard

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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 3rd (Mon): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Longs Peak, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chapel on the Rock, then contemplate the long history of Holzwarth Historic Site, and finally get great views at Milner Pass.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Rocky Mountain National Park attractions site .

Hazard to Rocky Mountain National Park is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Hazard to Rocky Mountain National Park is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Hazard in June, expect little chillier with lows of 54°F in Rocky Mountain National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Longs Peak ©
Longs Peak
Milner Pass ©
Milner Pass
Chapel on the Rock ©
Chapel on the Rock

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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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Grand Loop Road, witness a stunning natural landmark at West Thumb Geyser Basin, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Uncle Tom's Trail. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Firehole Canyon Drive.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary maker site .

You can do a combination of car, bus, and flight from Rocky Mountain National Park to Yellowstone National Park in 11 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and shuttle. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Rocky Mountain National Park in June, with highs in Yellowstone National Park at 66°F and lows at 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Wildlife Scenic Drive Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
West Thumb Geyser Basin ©
West Thumb Geyser Basin
Grand Loop Road ©
Grand Loop Road
Uncle Tom's Trail ©
Uncle Tom's Trail

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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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at McDonald Creek, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden Wall, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Jackson Glacier Overlook.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Glacier National Park online journey planner .

You can do a combination of car, flight, and taxi from Yellowstone National Park to Glacier National Park in 8 hours. Another option is to drive. In June, Glacier National Park is a bit warmer than Yellowstone National Park - with highs of 75°F and lows of 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel to Mount Rainier National Park.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
McDonald Creek ©
McDonald Creek
Garden Wall ©
Garden Wall
Jackson Glacier Overlook ©
Jackson Glacier Overlook

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Mount Rainier National Park

Mount Rainier National Park
The star attraction of Mt.
To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Mount Rainier National Park tour itinerary builder app .

Getting from Glacier National Park to Mount Rainier National Park by combination of taxi, flight, and shuttle takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Glacier National Park to Mount Rainier National Park is minus 1 hour. June in Mount Rainier National Park sees daily highs of 73°F and lows of 50°F at night. On the 7th (Fri), you'll travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

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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.
On the 7th (Fri), trek along Hoh River Trail and then explore the activities along Hoh River. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hike along Second Beach Trail and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ozette Loop Hike.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Olympic National Park online tour planner .

Fly from Mount Rainier National Park to Olympic National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Mount Rainier National Park in June, expect nights in Olympic National Park to be about the same, around 50°F, while days are little chillier, around 66°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel to Redwood National Park.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Ozette Loop Hike ©
Ozette Loop Hike
Second Beach Trail ©
Second Beach Trail
Hoh River Trail ©
Hoh River Trail

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Redwood National Park

Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park is home to a tremendous collection of the world's tallest type of tree.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): trek along Trillium Falls Hike and then explore the activities along Freshwater Lagoon. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Mon): stroll through Lady Bird Johnson Grove.

For more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Redwood National Park driving holiday planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Olympic National Park to Redwood National Park. June in Redwood National Park sees daily highs of 63°F and lows of 49°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Redwood National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Orick
Highlights from your plan
Lady Bird Johnson Grove ©
Lady Bird Johnson Grove
Trillium Falls Hike ©
Trillium Falls Hike
Freshwater Lagoon ©
Freshwater Lagoon

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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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point and then stroll through Panorama Trail.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park road trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Redwood National Park to Yosemite National Park. While traveling from Redwood National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and slightly colder nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 79°F to lows of 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to take a bus to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point

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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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): get to know the fascinating history of Cedar Grove Visitor Center, admire the sheer force of Grizzly Falls, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Roaring River Falls.

For other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park road trip planning app .

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park by bus takes about 7 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in June, things will get a bit warmer in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park: highs are around 94°F and lows about 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can drive to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Roaring River Falls ©
Roaring River Falls
Grizzly Falls ©
Grizzly Falls
Cedar Grove Visitor Center ©
Cedar Grove Visitor Center

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Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
On the 13th (Thu), make a trip to Ashford Mill Ruins and then explore the stunning scenery at Mosaic Canyon.

Start your trip to Death Valley National Park by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Death Valley National Park takes 7 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in June since evenings lows in Death Valley National Park dip to 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Joshua Tree National Park.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Ashford Mill Ruins ©
Ashford Mill Ruins

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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.
On the 14th (Fri), admire all the interesting features of Lost Horse Mine, then steep yourself in history at Keys Ranch, then don't miss a visit to Cap Rock at Joshua Tree, and finally don't miss a visit to Arch Rock.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Joshua Tree National Park sightseeing planner .

Drive from Death Valley National Park to Joshua Tree National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. Expect a daytime high around 102°F in June, and nighttime lows around 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Joshua Tree National Park

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Keys Ranch ©
Keys Ranch
Cap Rock at Joshua Tree ©
Cap Rock at Joshua Tree
Arch Rock ©
Arch Rock

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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 15th (Sat), take in breathtaking views at Yavapai Point, take some stellar pictures from Yaki Point, and then take a memorable drive along East Rim Drive.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park road trip planning website .

You can drive from Joshua Tree National Park to Grand Canyon National Park in 6.5 hours. Traveling from Joshua Tree National Park to Grand Canyon National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Joshua Tree National Park in June, expect nights in Grand Canyon National Park to be cooler, around 42°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 85°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can go by car to Petrified Forest National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Scenic Drive Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
East Rim Drive ©
East Rim Drive
Yaki Point ©
Yaki Point
Yavapai Point ©
Yavapai Point

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Petrified Forest National Park

Petrified Forest National Park
Petrified Forest National Park presents a surreal landscape of large deposits of petrified wood.
To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Petrified Forest National Park route maker site .

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Petrified Forest National Park in 4 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 46°F. On the 16th (Sun), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Petrified Forest National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

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