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 30​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 30​min
6
Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 1 night
bus:  13​h 30​min
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Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  10​h 30​min
9
Golden
— 2 nights
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Drive + Fly + Drive:  11​h
10
Blacksburg
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  5​h
End: New York City

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Dyess

Dyess
Dyess is a town in Mississippi County, Arkansas, United States. To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Dyess online driving holiday planner .

New York City to Dyess is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. When traveling from New York City in July, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Dyess: temperatures range from 92°F by day to 71°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Sun) to allow time for 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 ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Plano vacation tool .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Dyess to Plano. Traveling from Dyess in July, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Plano, with lows around 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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): Head underground at Big Room, get interesting insight from Carlsbad Caverns Natural Entrance Tour, and then Head underground at King's Palace.

For maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Carlsbad Caverns National Park trip planning website .

You can 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, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Carlsbad Caverns National Park, with lows of 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to travel to Mesa.

Things to do in Carlsbad Caverns National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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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. Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Riparian Preserve at Water Ranch and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Butterfly Wonderland.

To see ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Mesa online trip maker .

Getting from Carlsbad Caverns National Park to Mesa by combination of car, flight, and tram takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, flight, and tram; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Carlsbad Caverns National Park in July, with highs in Mesa at 103°F and lows at 84°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Mesa

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Wildlife

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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): trek along South Kaibab Trail, take some stellar pictures from Yaki Point, and then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim. Here are some ideas for day two: get great views at Mather Point and then stroll through Rim Trail.

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

You can drive from Mesa to Grand Canyon National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of tram and flight. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Mesa in July: high temperatures in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 83°F and lows are around 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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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.
For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Death Valley National Park trip maker website .

Traveling by flight from Grand Canyon National Park to Death Valley National Park takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Death Valley National Park, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. 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're off toSequoia 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): take a peaceful walk through Giant Forest.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park day trip website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Death Valley National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in July, things will get a bit cooler in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park: highs are around 97°F and lows about 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Mon) to allow time for 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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Nature Center at Happy Isles, hike along Panorama Trail, and then don't miss a visit to Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias.

To see more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park tour itinerary tool .

Do a combination of car and bus from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park in 13.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in July, expect Yosemite National Park to be a bit cooler, temps between 82°F and 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Golden.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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), contemplate the long history of Dinosaur Ridge and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. On the 13th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Colorado Railroad Museum, find something for the whole family at Carousel of Happiness, and then explore the striking landscape at Flatirons.

To find maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Golden trip planning tool .

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Golden by combination of taxi, bus, flight, and tram takes about 10.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, bus, flight, and tram; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Yosemite National Park to Golden is 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Yosemite National Park in July; daily highs in Golden reach 88°F and lows reach 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Blacksburg.

Things to do in Golden

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Dinosaur Ridge, River Rafting & Tubing, Carousel of Happiness, Flatirons
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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): admire the natural beauty at Hahn Horticulture Garden at Virginia Tech.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Blacksburg trip itinerary website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Golden to Blacksburg. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Golden to Blacksburg due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Golden, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Blacksburg, ranging from highs of 82°F to lows of 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Blacksburg

Parks
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