16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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16 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia
1
Redwood National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
2
Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h
3
Death Valley National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
4
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
5
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  12​h 45​min
End: Philadelphia

2
nights
Redwood National Park

Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park is home to a tremendous collection of the world's tallest type of tree.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Lady Bird Johnson Grove and Trinidad Memorial Lighthouse. Visiting Redwood National Park and Trinidad State Beach will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Redwood National Park: Newton B. Drury Scenic Pkwy (in Orick) and Arcata Community Forest (in Arcata).

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Redwood National Park sightseeing planning tool .

Philadelphia to Redwood National Park is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Philadelphia to Redwood National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Philadelphia in June, you will find days in Redwood National Park are much colder (63°F), and nights are a bit cooler (49°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Redwood National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Trinidad, Orick, Arcata Community Forest
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Arcata Community Forest ©
Arcata Community Forest
Trinidad State Beach ©
Trinidad State Beach
Trinidad Memorial Lighthouse ©
Trinidad Memorial Lighthouse

1
night
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 27th (Thu): stroll through Panorama Trail, then take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, then don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, and finally trek along May Lake Trailhead. Keep things going the next day: hike along Lower Yosemite Fall Trail, then make a trip to Valley View, and then admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls.

For photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park visit planner .

Traveling by car from Redwood National Park to Yosemite National Park takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Redwood National Park in June, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be a bit cooler, around 43°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 79°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to drive to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Yosemite Falls ©
Yosemite Falls

3
nights
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Take a break from the city and head to Mosaic Canyon and Twenty Mule Team Canyon. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge and Salt Creek Interpretive Trail. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic scenery at Darwin Falls, don't miss a visit to Ashford Mill Ruins, and steep yourself in history at Eureka Mine.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Death Valley National Park travel website .

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Death Valley National Park by car takes about 8 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in June: highs in Death Valley National Park hover around 98°F, while lows dip to 68°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge
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Mosaic Canyon ©
Mosaic Canyon
Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge ©
Twenty Mule Team Canyon ©
Twenty Mule Team Canyon

2
nights
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Rim Trail and Powell Point. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Inner Canyon and Pima Point. On the 3rd (Wed), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. Next up on the itinerary: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park day trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Death Valley National Park to Grand Canyon National Park takes 7 hours. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. When traveling from Death Valley National Park in July, plan for slightly colder days in Grand Canyon National Park, with highs around 84°F, while nights are much colder with lows around 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can drive to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

2
nights
Bryce Canyon National Park

Bryce Canyon National Park ©
You can find hoodoos--rock pillars formed by erosion--all around the world, but those of Bryce Canyon National Park remain the standard bearers thanks to their bright red color, tall stature, and arrangement in large amphitheaters.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): explore the striking landscape at Thor's Hammer, take in the dramatic natural features at Wall Street, and then stroll through Navajo/Queens Garden Loop. Keep things going the next day: hike along Bristlecone Loop, stop by Ruby's Inn Canyon Rock Shop, then trek along Rim Trail, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Queen Victoria.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Bryce Canyon National Park trip builder site .

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park by car takes about 5.5 hours. July in Bryce Canyon National Park sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 48°F at night. On the 7th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Ponderosa Canyon
Highlights from your plan
Thor's Hammer ©
Thor's Hammer
Ponderosa Canyon ©
Ponderosa Canyon
Ruby's Inn Canyon Rock Shop ©
Ruby's Inn Canyon Rock Shop

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