17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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17 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Crossville
Drive:  19​h 30​min
1
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Zion National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  11​h 30​min
3
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
bus:  6​h 45​min
4
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  9​h 45​min
5
Redwood National Park
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  15​h 15​min
6
Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  16​h 30​min
End: Crossville

1
night
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 22nd (Fri), trek along Bright Angel Trail and then engage your brain at Yavapai Geology Museum.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park visit website .

Crossville to Grand Canyon National Park is an approximately 19.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Crossville to Grand Canyon National Park. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Crossville in May: highs in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 68°F, while lows dip to 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Trails Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Yavapai Geology Museum ©
Yavapai Geology Museum

3
nights
Zion National Park

Zion National Park ©
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Zion National Park and then cruise along Zion Canyon Scenic Drive. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of The Narrows and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Angel's Landing.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Zion National Park visit planning app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Grand Canyon National Park to Zion National Park. In May, Zion National Park is a bit warmer than Grand Canyon National Park - with highs of 76°F and lows of 41°F. You will leave for Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park on the 25th (Mon).

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Zion National Park ©
Zion National Park
The Narrows ©
The Narrows
Angel's Landing ©
Angel's Landing

2
nights
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.
On the 26th (Tue), explore the striking landscape at Moro Rock, then take a peaceful walk through Giant Forest, and then cruise along Generals Hwy.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Zion National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park takes 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Zion National Park in May, with highs in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park at 84°F and lows at 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Redwood National Park.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Nature Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Giant Forest ©
Giant Forest
Moro Rock ©
Moro Rock
Generals Hwy ©
Generals Hwy

3
nights
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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, scenic drive, wildlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, make a trip to Yosemite Village, get great views at Yosemite, Tunnel View, and admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park road trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Redwood National Park to Yosemite National Park with the Route module. While traveling from Redwood National Park, expect a bit warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 79°F to lows of 43°F. On the 8th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area ©
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area
Yosemite, Tunnel View ©
Yosemite, Tunnel View

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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sat): admire the majestic nature at Redwood National Park. On the 31st (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hike along Lady Bird Johnson Grove and then stroll through Enderts Beach.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Redwood National Park trip planner .

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to Redwood National Park in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in May, plan for little chillier days in Redwood National Park, with highs around 60°F, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 47°F. You'll set off for Yellowstone National Park on the 1st (Mon).

Things to do in Redwood National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Lady Bird Johnson Grove
Highlights from your plan
Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park
Enderts Beach ©
Enderts Beach
Lady Bird Johnson Grove ©
Lady Bird Johnson Grove

4
nights
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 Geyser and Porcelain Basin. There's lots more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, witness a stunning natural landmark at Castle Geyser, admire the sheer force of Kepler Cascades, and get great views at Observation Point Trail.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park journey planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Redwood National Park to Yellowstone National Park. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect slightly colder evenings in Yellowstone National Park when traveling from Redwood National Park in June, with lows around 34°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Grand Geyser ©
Grand Geyser
Porcelain Basin ©
Porcelain Basin
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone

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