16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
2
Channel Islands National Park
— 1 day
3
Death Valley National Park
— 3 nights
4
Joshua Tree National Park
— Few hours
5
Redwood National Park
— 1 night
6
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
7
Carlsbad Caverns National Park
— 2 nights
8
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights

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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.
Kids will enjoy Glacier Point and Yosemite Falls. There's still lots to do: take some stellar pictures from Yosemite, Tunnel View, don't miss a visit to Yosemite Village, cruise along Tioga Pass, and get a dose of the wild on YExplore Yosemite Adventures - Day Tours.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Yosemite National Park trip itinerary planning tool.

Denver to Yosemite National Park is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Denver in July since evenings lows in Yosemite National Park dip to °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel to Channel Islands National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Yosemite, Tunnel View ©
Yosemite, Tunnel View
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove

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Channel Islands National Park

Channel Islands National Park
The coast of Southern California might be one of the most densely populated areas of the United States, but a quick hop out to Channel Islands National Park provides a picture of coastal living in the region before human development.
To see where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Channel Islands National Park travel planning app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Yosemite National Park to Channel Islands National Park. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect little chillier days and somewhat warmer nights in Channel Islands National Park, ranging from highs of °F to lows of °F. On the 6th (Tue), you'll travel to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Channel Islands 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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): explore the striking landscape at Devil's Golf Course, explore the activities along Badwater Basin, and then don't miss a visit to Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Geologist's Cabin, thentake some stellar pictures from Dante's View, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Zabriskie Point.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Death Valley National Park itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Channel Islands National Park to Death Valley National Park with the Route module. Traveling from Channel Islands National Park in July, expect nights in Death Valley National Park to be a bit warmer, around °F, while days are warmer, around °F. On the 9th (Fri), you'll travel to Joshua Tree National Park.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

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Badwater Basin ©
Badwater Basin
Dante's View ©
Dante's View
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.
For ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Joshua Tree National Park road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Death Valley National Park to Joshua Tree National Park in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of bus and car. In July, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. On the 9th (Fri), you're off to Redwood National Park.

Things to do in Joshua Tree National Park

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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.
On the 10th (Sat), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Redwood National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: delve into the lush surroundings at Tall Trees Grove.

To find maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Redwood National Park sightseeing planning site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Joshua Tree National Park to Redwood National Park. Traveling from Joshua Tree National Park in July, things will get much colder in Redwood National Park: highs are around °F and lows about °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Redwood National Park

Parks Nature Trails
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Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park
Tall Trees Grove ©
Tall Trees Grove

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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 12th (Mon): explore the stunning scenery at Kings Canyon National Park, steep yourself in history at General Sherman Tree, and then explore the striking landscape at Moro Rock.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park trip tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Redwood National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park. When traveling from Redwood National Park in July, plan for much warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park: temperatures range from °F by day to °F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 13th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Carlsbad Caverns National Park.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Moro Rock ©
Moro Rock
Kings Canyon National Park ©
Kings Canyon National Park
Grizzly Falls ©
Grizzly Falls

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Carlsbad Caverns National Park

Carlsbad Caverns National Park ©
The canyons, cacti, and thorny bushes of the southern New Mexico desert hide one of the U.S.'s great subterranean geological wonders, Carlsbad Caverns National Park.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): take in the dramatic natural features at Hall of The White Giant, explore the activities along Green Lake, thenget a dose of the wild on Carlsbad Caverns Natural Entrance Tour, and finally Head underground at Big Room.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Carlsbad Caverns National Park trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Do a combination of flight and car from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Carlsbad Caverns National Park in 11 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Carlsbad Caverns National Park. Expect a daytime high around °F in July, and nighttime lows around °F. You will have some time to spend on the 15th (Thu) before leaving for Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Carlsbad Caverns National Park

Parks Nature Tours
Highlights from your plan
Big Room ©
Big Room
Green Lake ©
Green Lake
King's Palace ©
King's Palace

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): hike along Bright Angel Trail. Keep things going the next day: take a pleasant ride with Canyon Trail Rides and then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park attractions website.

Traveling by car from Carlsbad Caverns National Park to Grand Canyon National Park takes 11.5 hours. In July, Grand Canyon National Park is a bit cooler than Carlsbad Caverns National Park - with highs of °F and lows of °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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

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