17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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17 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Madison
Drive:  16​h
1
Rocky Mountain National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  13​h
2
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  12​h 45​min
3
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
car:  7​h
4
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  8​h 15​min
5
Glacier National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  9​h
End: Madison

4
nights
Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park ©
Rocky Mountain National Park presents an ideal setting for recreation in the mountain range for which the park is named.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Emerald Lake Trail and Many Parks Curve Overlook. Get outdoors at Trail Ridge Road and High Country Trails. Step out of Rocky Mountain National Park with an excursion to Winding River Resort Stables in Grand Lake--about 36 minutes away. There's more to do: explore the striking landscape of Sheep Lakes and take in the spiritual surroundings of Chapel on the Rock.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Rocky Mountain National Park trip app .

Madison to Rocky Mountain National Park is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and car; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Madison to Rocky Mountain National Park. While traveling from Madison, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Rocky Mountain National Park, ranging from highs of 87°F to lows of 54°F. You'll set off for Grand Canyon National Park on the 21st (Mon).

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Winding River Resort Stables, High Country Trails
Highlights from your plan
Emerald Lake Trail ©
Emerald Lake Trail
Chapel on the Rock ©
Chapel on the Rock
Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): take some stellar pictures from Yaki Point. On the next day, get great views at Lookout Studio, then see the interesting displays at Kolb Studio, then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, and finally trek along South Kaibab Trail.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park holiday planning app .

You can drive from Rocky Mountain National Park to Grand Canyon National Park in 13 hours. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Rocky Mountain National Park in June since evenings lows in Grand Canyon National Park dip to 42°F. You will leave for Yosemite National Park on the 24th (Thu).

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Yaki Point ©
Yaki Point
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim

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.
On the 25th (Fri), hike along Panorama Trail, then take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, and then hike along Nevada Falls Loop. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bridalveil Fall.

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Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park takes 13 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in June, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be about the same, around 43°F, while days are little chillier, around 79°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sun) to allow time for the bus ride to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail
Nevada Falls Loop ©
Nevada Falls Loop
Bridalveil Fall ©
Bridalveil Fall

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Moro Rock, then delve into the lush surroundings at Giant Forest, and then admire all the interesting features of Generals Hwy. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Tue): admire the sheer force of Roaring River Falls, take in the dramatic scenery at Grizzly Falls, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kings Canyon National Park.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park day trip planning app .

You can take a bus from Yosemite National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 7 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Yosemite National Park in June, with highs in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park at 94°F and lows at 62°F. You will leave for Glacier National Park on the 30th (Wed).

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Giant Forest ©
Giant Forest
Roaring River Falls ©
Roaring River Falls
Grizzly Falls ©
Grizzly Falls

3
nights
Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park ©
The glaciers from which Glacier National Park takes its name mostly dissipated eons ago, but they left behind a scoured landscape of high and steep mountain peaks, sparkling lakes, lush alpine meadows, and thick forests.
On the 1st (Thu), take in the dramatic natural features at Grinnell Glacier, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Highline Trail, and then appreciate the views at Logan Pass. On the next day, contemplate the waterfront views at McDonald Creek, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden Wall, then take in the dramatic natural features at Jackson Glacier Overlook, and finally hike along Cracker Lake Hike.

For ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Glacier National Park trip builder website .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Glacier National Park in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of shuttle, bus, and train. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in June, with highs in Glacier National Park at 75°F and lows at 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Highline Trail ©
Highline Trail
McDonald Creek ©
McDonald Creek
Jackson Glacier Overlook ©
Jackson Glacier Overlook

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