16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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16 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Minneapolis
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Minneapolis
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 45​min
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Duluth
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  10​h
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Carey
— 1 day
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  16​h 15​min
4
Golden Gate
— 1 day
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  12​h 45​min
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Redwood National Park
— 1 day
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  7​h 45​min
6
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  8​h 45​min
7
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
+2
bus + Fly + Drive:  12​h 15​min
8
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h 15​min
9
Keystone
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: Minneapolis


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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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Minneapolis Institute of Art, then find something for the whole family at Nickelodeon Universe, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Saint Paul.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Minneapolis trip planning site .

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Minneapolis. In July, daytime highs in Minneapolis are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough 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), cruise along Minnesota's North Shore Scenic Drive, then contemplate the long history of Glensheen, The Historic Congdon Estate, and then get to know the fascinating history of Lakewalk.

For photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Duluth sightseeing website .

Traveling by car from Minneapolis to Duluth takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In July, Duluth is slightly colder than Minneapolis - with highs of 75°F and lows of 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel to Carey.

Things to do in Duluth

Historic Sites Outdoors Scenic Drive
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Minnesota's North Shore Scenic Drive ©

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Carey

Carey ©
Carey is a village in Wyandot County, Ohio, United States. Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): snap pictures at Parker Covered Bridge and then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica and National Shrine of Our Lady of Consolation.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Carey trip planner .

Explore your travel options from Duluth to Carey with the Route module. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. When traveling from Duluth in July, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Carey: temperatures range from 83°F by day to 64°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Golden Gate.

Things to do in Carey

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Parker Covered Bridge
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Parker Covered Bridge ©
Parker Covered Bridge

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Golden Gate

Golden Gate
Golden Gate is a community and census-designated place (CDP) in Collier County, Florida, United States. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): stroll through Vanderbilt Beach and then identify plant and animal life at Shy Wolf Sanctuary Education & Experience Center.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Golden Gate journey maker app .

You can drive from Carey to Golden Gate in 18 hours. Another option is to fly. In July, Golden Gate is a bit warmer than Carey - with highs of 90°F and lows of 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Redwood National Park.

Things to do in Golden Gate

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Vanderbilt Beach

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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 16th (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Redwood National Park.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Redwood National Park trip itinerary maker site .

Explore your travel options from Golden Gate to Redwood National Park with the Route module. The time zone difference when traveling from Golden Gate to Redwood National Park is minus 3 hours. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Golden Gate in July: high temperatures in Redwood National Park hover around 64°F and lows are around 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

Outdoors Nature Trails
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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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): take in the dramatic natural features at Moro Rock, delve into the lush surroundings at Giant Forest, and then explore and take pictures at Generals Hwy. Keep things going the next day: trek along Zumwalt Meadow Trail, hike along Lakes Trail in Sequoia National Park, and then steep yourself in history at General Sherman Tree.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park road trip planning tool .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Redwood National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park. While traveling from Redwood National Park, expect warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of 98°F to lows of 66°F. Cap off 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 ©
Moro Rock
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Rim Trail and South Kaibab Trail. On the 20th (Sat), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim and take some stellar pictures from Yaki Point.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park trip site .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Grand Canyon National Park in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Grand Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. In July, Grand Canyon National Park is a bit cooler than Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park - with highs of 84°F and lows of 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim

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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.
Get outdoors at Artist Point and Grand Prismatic Spring. Spend the 24th (Wed) exploring nature at Yellowstone National Park. There's still lots to do: take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, take in the dramatic scenery at Lewis Falls, get to know the fascinating history of Uncle Tom's Trail, and explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone.

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

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and car from Grand Canyon National Park to Yellowstone National Park takes 12.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, shuttle, and car. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in July; daily highs in Yellowstone National Park reach 73°F and lows reach 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel to Keystone.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Artist Point ©
Artist Point
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful

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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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): admire the majestic nature at Custer State Park, appreciate the history behind Crazy Horse Memorial, and then explore the striking landscape of Mount Rushmore National Memorial. On the 27th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: cruise along Wildlife Loop Road, then get great views at Breezy Point Picnic Area, then explore the striking landscape at Needles Eye Tunnel, and finally explore and take pictures at Big Thunder Gold Mine.

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Traveling by combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to Keystone takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and shuttle. In July, Keystone is a bit warmer than Yellowstone National Park - with highs of 80°F and lows of 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Keystone

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Custer, Crazy Horse Memorial
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Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Custer State Park ©
Custer State Park
Needles Eye Tunnel ©
Needles Eye Tunnel

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