16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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16 days in United States Itinerary

Start: New York City
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  9​h
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Dyess
— Few hours
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  5​h 15​min
2
Plano
— 1 night
+3
tram + foot + Fly + Drive:  6​h
3
Carlsbad Caverns National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 30​min
4
Mesa
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
5
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 15​min
6
Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 1 night
bus:  13​h 30​min
8
Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  10​h 15​min
9
Golden
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  11​h
10
Blacksburg
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  4​h 45​min
End: New York City

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Dyess

Dyess
Dyess is a town in Mississippi County, Arkansas, United States. To see photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Dyess trip itinerary planner .

New York City to Dyess is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from New York City to Dyess due to the time zone difference. When traveling from New York City in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Dyess, with highs around 92°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 71°F. On the 1st (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Plano.

Things to do in Dyess

Museums

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Plano

Plano
Plano is a city in the U.S. To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Plano trip planner .

Explore your travel options from Dyess to Plano with the Route module. Traveling from Dyess in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Plano, with lows of 77°F. On the 2nd (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Carlsbad Caverns National Park.

Things to do in Plano

Fun & Games

Side Trip

iFLY Dallas

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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.
On the 3rd (Tue), Head underground at Big Room, surround yourself with nature on Carlsbad Caverns Natural Entrance Tour, and then Head underground at King's Palace.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Carlsbad Caverns National Park online visit planner .

Do a combination of tram, flight, and car from Plano to Carlsbad Caverns National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of tram, flight, and car; or drive. Traveling from Plano to Carlsbad Caverns National Park, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Plano in July, Carlsbad Caverns National Park is slightly colder at night with lows of 71°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to travel to Mesa.

Things to do in Carlsbad Caverns National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Big Room ©
Big Room
King's Palace ©
King's Palace

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Mesa

Mesa ©
Mesa is a city in Maricopa County, in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Riparian Preserve at Water Ranch and then meet the residents at Butterfly Wonderland.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Mesa trip itinerary maker .

Do a combination of car, flight, and tram from Carlsbad Caverns National Park to Mesa in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and tram; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Carlsbad Caverns National Park in July, with highs in Mesa at 103°F and lows at 84°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Mesa

Parks Wildlife Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Riparian Preserve at Water Ranch, Butterfly Wonderland
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Butterfly Wonderland ©
Butterfly Wonderland
Riparian Preserve at Water Ranch ©
Riparian Preserve at Water Ranch

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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 5th (Thu), trek along South Kaibab Trail, then get great views at Yaki Point, and then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim. On the 6th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get great views at Mather Point and then hike along Rim Trail.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Mesa to Grand Canyon National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of tram and flight. Traveling from Mesa in July, expect Grand Canyon National Park to be much colder, temps between 83°F and 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

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Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Death Valley National Park trip planner.

You can fly from Grand Canyon National Park to Death Valley National Park in 7.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Death Valley National Park is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in July, expect nights in Death Valley National Park to be much hotter, around 72°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 102°F. On the 8th (Sun), you'll travel to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

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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 8th (Sun): delve into the lush surroundings at Giant Forest.

Plan my day in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Explore your travel options from Death Valley National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park with the Route module. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Death Valley National Park in July; daily highs in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park reach 97°F and lows reach 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Giant Forest ©
Giant Forest
Grant Grove ©
Grant Grove

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Nature Center at Happy Isles, then trek along Panorama Trail, and then make a trip to Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias.

To find traveler tips and tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park itinerary maker tool .

You can do a combination of car and bus from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park in 13.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in July, things will get little chillier in Yosemite National Park: highs are around 82°F and lows about 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Golden.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Trails Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Nature Center at Happy Isles ©
Nature Center at Happy Isles
El Capitan ©
El Capitan
Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail

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Golden

Golden represents a former Wild West town that happens to be the burial place of William F.
On the 12th (Thu), make a trip to Dinosaur Ridge and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Colorado Railroad Museum, get in on the family fun at Carousel of Happiness, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Flatirons.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Golden trip tool .

Traveling by combination of taxi, bus, flight, and tram from Yosemite National Park to Golden takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, flight, and tram; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Golden: highs are around 88°F and lows about 63°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel to Blacksburg.

Things to do in Golden

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Flatirons, Carousel of Happiness, River Rafting & Tubing, Dinosaur Ridge
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Flatirons ©
Flatirons
Carousel of Happiness ©
Carousel of Happiness

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Blacksburg

Blacksburg ©
Blacksburg is an incorporated town in Montgomery County, Virginia, United States, with a population of 42,620 at the 2010 census. Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): take in nature's colorful creations at Hahn Horticulture Garden at Virginia Tech.

To find reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Blacksburg journey maker site .

Explore your travel options from Golden to Blacksburg with the Route module. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Golden in July, you will find days in Blacksburg are a bit cooler (82°F), and nights are about the same (62°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Blacksburg

Parks
Highlights from your plan

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