16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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Minneapolis
— 1 day
2
Duluth
— 1 night
3
Carey
— 1 day
4
Vanderbilt Beach
— 1 day
5
Redwood National Park
— 1 day
6
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 1 night
7
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
8
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
9
Keystone
— 1 night

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Minneapolis

Minneapolis ©
Located on both banks of the Mississippi River, Minneapolis salutes the state's love of the outdoors with numerous lakes, wetlands, creeks, and waterfalls--many connected to one another by a national scenic byway great for sightseeing.
On the 12th (Fri), explore the world behind art at Minneapolis Institute of Art, find something for the whole family at Nickelodeon Universe, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Saint Paul.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Minneapolis day trip tool.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Minneapolis. In July, daytime highs in Minneapolis are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Duluth.

Things to do in Minneapolis

Theme Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cathedral of Saint Paul, Nickelodeon Universe
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Nickelodeon Universe ©
Nickelodeon Universe
Minneapolis Institute of Art ©
Minneapolis Institute of Art
Cathedral of Saint Paul ©
Cathedral of Saint Paul

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Duluth

Duluth ©
Situated on the westernmost point of the Lake Superior, Duluth represents a booming port city.
On the 13th (Sat), admire all the interesting features of Minnesota's North Shore Scenic Drive, then examine the collection at Glensheen, The Historic Congdon Estate, and then get to know the fascinating history of Lakewalk.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Duluth sightseeing planner.

Getting from Minneapolis to Duluth by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Minneapolis in July, expect Duluth to be a bit cooler, temps between 75°F and 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Carey.

Things to do in Duluth

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Scenic Drive
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Lakewalk ©
Lakewalk
Minnesota's North Shore Scenic Drive ©
Minnesota's North Shore Scenic Drive
Glensheen, The Historic Congdon Estate ©
Glensheen, The Historic Congdon Estate

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Carey

Carey ©
Carey is a village in Wyandot County, Ohio, United States. On the 14th (Sun), take in the views from Parker Covered Bridge and then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica and National Shrine of Our Lady of Consolation.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Carey trip tool.

Explore your travel options from Duluth to Carey with the Route module. The time zone difference when traveling from Duluth to Carey is 1 hour. Traveling from Duluth in July, expect nights in Carey to be about the same, around 64°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 83°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Vanderbilt Beach.

Things to do in Carey

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Parker Covered Bridge
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Vanderbilt Beach

Vanderbilt Beach
Vanderbilt Beach is an unincorporated community in Collier County, Florida, United States. On the 15th (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Vanderbilt Beach.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Vanderbilt Beach online trip itinerary maker.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Carey to Vanderbilt Beach. In July, Vanderbilt Beach is a bit warmer than Carey - with highs of 90°F and lows of 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Redwood National Park.

Things to do in Vanderbilt Beach

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

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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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Redwood National Park.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Redwood National Park tour planning site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Vanderbilt Beach to Redwood National Park. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Vanderbilt Beach to Redwood National Park. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Vanderbilt Beach in July, with highs in Redwood National Park at 64°F and lows at 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Redwood National Park

Nature · Outdoors · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park

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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 17th (Wed): take in the dramatic natural features at Moro Rock Trail, take a peaceful walk through Giant Forest, and then explore and take pictures at Generals Hwy. Here are some ideas for day two: trek along Zumwalt Meadow Trail, trek along Lakes Trail in Sequoia National Park, and then contemplate the long history of General Sherman Tree.

For photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park tour planning app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Redwood National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park. Expect much hotter weather when traveling from Redwood National Park in July: highs in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park hover around 98°F, while lows dip to 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails
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Giant Forest ©
Giant Forest
Moro Rock Trail ©
Moro Rock Trail
Lakes Trail in Sequoia National Park ©
Lakes Trail in Sequoia National Park

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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.
Visiting Grand Canyon South Rim and Bright Angel Trail will get you outdoors. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Rim Trail and South Kaibab Trail. There's more to do: get great views at Yaki Point and take in breathtaking views at Yavapai Point.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park trip planning app.

Getting from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Grand Canyon National Park by combination of flight and bus takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Grand Canyon National Park is 1 hour. Traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in July, expect Grand Canyon National Park to be slightly colder, temps between 84°F and 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

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
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

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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.
Kids will enjoy Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Grand Prismatic Spring. Take a break from the city and head to Old Faithful and Upper Geyser Basin. The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of Uncle Tom's Trail, witness a stunning natural landmark at Beehive Geyser, explore the striking landscape at Lower Geyser Basin, and take in the dramatic scenery at Lewis Falls.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park sightseeing planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to Yellowstone National Park in 13 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. In July, Yellowstone National Park is little chillier than Grand Canyon National Park - with highs of 73°F and lows of 39°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel to Keystone.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring

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Keystone

Keystone ©
Fewer than 400 people call Keystone home year-round, but the population explodes in summer when crowds flock to nearby Mount Rushmore.
On the 26th (Fri), admire the majestic nature at Custer State Park, then pause for some photo ops at Crazy Horse Memorial, and then explore the striking landscape of Mount Rushmore National Memorial. On your second day here, explore and take pictures at Wildlife Loop Road, take some stellar pictures from Breezy Point Picnic Area, then explore the striking landscape at Needles Eye Tunnel, and finally discover the riches below the earth's surface at Big Thunder Gold Mine.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Keystone day trip tool.

You can fly from Yellowstone National Park to Keystone in 8 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car, shuttle, bus, and taxi. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July; daily highs in Keystone reach 80°F and lows reach 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Keystone

Nature · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Custer, Crazy Horse Memorial
Highlights from your plan
Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Custer State Park ©
Custer State Park
Needles Eye Tunnel ©
Needles Eye Tunnel

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