16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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Start: Fort Wayne
Drive:  6 h 30 min
1
Saint Louis
— 2 nights
Drive:  34 h 15 min
2
Redwood National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  7 h
3
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h
4
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
drive:  9 h 30 min
5
Arches National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  6 h 15 min
6
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 day
Drive:  1 h 30 min
7
Flagstaff
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
8
Petrified Forest National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  9 h
9
Carlsbad Caverns National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  22 h 15 min
End: Fort Wayne

2
nights
Saint Louis

Saint Louis ©
Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C.
On the 7th (Sun), see the interesting displays at Cardinals Hall of Fame and Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica of Saint Louis King Of France (The Old Cathedral ), and then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at World Bird Sanctuary.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Saint Louis day trip planner.

Fort Wayne to Saint Louis is an approximately 5.5- hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. In June, Saint Louis is a bit warmer than Fort Wayne - with highs of 87°F and lows of 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel to Redwood National Park.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

World Bird Sanctuary
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Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis ©
Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis
World Bird Sanctuary ©
World Bird Sanctuary

1
night
Redwood National Park

Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park is home to a tremendous collection of the world's tallest type of tree.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Redwood National Park.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Redwood National Park trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Saint Louis to Redwood National Park. The time zone difference when traveling from Saint Louis to Redwood National Park is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Saint Louis in June, you will find days in Redwood National Park are colder (63°F), and nights are little chillier (49°F). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Wed) to allow time for travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Redwood National Park

Nature Parks Trails
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Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): engage your brain at California Academy of Sciences, then look for all kinds of wild species at Marin Headlands, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Here are some ideas for day two: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, then see the interesting displays at Cable Car Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grace Cathedral, and finally take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read San Francisco trip planning tool.

Getting from Redwood National Park to San Francisco by combination of taxi and flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Redwood National Park in June, with highs in San Francisco at 71°F and lows at 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Tours Nature Parks

Side Trip

Marin Headlands
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Marin Headlands ©
Marin Headlands
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Grace Cathedral ©
Grace Cathedral

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Nature Center at Happy Isles, then admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, then get great views at Valley View, and finally trek along Four Mile Trail. On the 14th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape at El Capitan, hike along Panorama Trail, then take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, and finally don't miss a visit to Yosemite Village.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park tour itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. While traveling from San Francisco, 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 by early afternoon on the 15th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Arches National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Trails
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Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
El Capitan ©
El Capitan

1
night
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.
To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Arches National Park holiday planning site.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Yosemite National Park to Arches National Park in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can 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 somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in June: high temperatures in Arches National Park hover around 95°F and lows are around 61°F. On the 16th (Tue), you'll travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Arches National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

1
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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 16th (Tue), explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, walk around Indian Garden, then explore the stunning scenery at Inner Canyon, and finally get curious at Yavapai Geology Museum.

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You can drive from Arches National Park to Grand Canyon National Park in 6.5 hours. In June, Grand Canyon National Park is a bit cooler than Arches National Park - with highs of 85°F and lows of 42°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can go by car to Flagstaff.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Inner Canyon ©
Inner Canyon
Yavapai Geology Museum ©
Yavapai Geology Museum

1
night
Flagstaff

Flagstaff ©
Sitting at an elevation of 2,135 m (7,000 ft) and just a short trip from the Grand Canyon and other natural wonders, the city of Flagstaff attracts outdoor enthusiasts from around the world.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Chapel, stroll through Riordan Mansion State Historic Park, and then delve into the lush surroundings at Coconino National Forest.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Flagstaff trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Flagstaff in 1.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Flagstaff are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to drive to Petrified Forest National Park.

Things to do in Flagstaff

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Riordan Mansion State Historic Park ©
Riordan Mansion State Historic Park
Coconino National Forest ©
Coconino National Forest
Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Chapel ©
Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Chapel

2
nights
Petrified Forest National Park

Petrified Forest National Park ©
Petrified Forest National Park presents a surreal landscape of large deposits of petrified wood.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): delve into the lush surroundings at Rainbow Forest, steep yourself in history at Agate House, and then identify plant and animal life at Long Logs Loop.

For where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Petrified Forest National Park tour itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Flagstaff to Petrified Forest National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in June, and nighttime lows around 46°F. On the 19th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Carlsbad Caverns National Park.

Things to do in Petrified Forest National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Agate House ©
Agate House

1
night
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.
To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Carlsbad Caverns National Park trip maker website.

You can drive from Petrified Forest National Park to Carlsbad Caverns National Park in 9 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of taxi, train, bus, and flight. Traveling from Petrified Forest National Park in June, expect nights in Carlsbad Caverns National Park to be warmer, around 67°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 98°F. You'll set off for home on the 20th (Sat).

Things to do in Carlsbad Caverns National Park

Nature Parks Tours

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