17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
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Glacier National Park
— 3 nights
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Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
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Rocky Mountain National Park
— 2 nights
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Denver
— 1 night
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Grand Junction
— 2 nights
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Zion National Park
— 2 nights

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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 24th (Mon): hike along Nevada Falls Loop, then trek along Panorama Trail, then explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, and finally don't miss a visit to Yosemite Village. On the 25th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Nature Center at Happy Isles, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, and then don't miss a visit to Washburn Point.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Yosemite National Park vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Palm Springs to Yosemite National Park is an approximately 15-hour bus ride. You can also do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Palm Springs in May, expect Yosemite National Park to be much colder, temps between 65°F and 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails
Highlights from your plan
Nevada Falls Loop ©
Nevada Falls Loop
Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall

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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.
Visiting Grinnell Glacier and Glacier Outfitters will get you outdoors. Step off the beaten path and head to Avalanche Lake and McDonald Creek. Go for a jaunt from Glacier National Park to Browning to see Museum of the Plains Indian about 1h 15 min away. Next up on the itinerary: get a dose of the wild on Sun Tours, hike along Goat Lick Overlook, tour the pleasant surroundings at Siyeh Pass, and cruise along Going-to-the-Sun Road.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Glacier National Park online sightseeing planner.

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Glacier National Park by combination of bus and flight takes about 10.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Yosemite National Park to Glacier National Park is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in May, and nighttime lows around 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails

Side Trip

Museum of the Plains Indian
Highlights from your plan
Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier
Avalanche Lake ©
Avalanche Lake
Going-to-the-Sun Road ©
Going-to-the-Sun Road

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): take in the dramatic natural features at Biscuit Basin, witness a stunning natural landmark at Castle Geyser, then take in the natural beauty of Midway Geyser Basin, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Firehole Canyon Drive, take in the dramatic natural features at Gibbon Falls, then take in the dramatic natural features at Artists’ Paintpots, and finally take in the natural beauty of Steamboat Geyser.

To see maps and more tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park trip builder site.

You can drive from Glacier National Park to Yellowstone National Park in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car, bus, and taxi. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Glacier National Park in May; daily highs in Yellowstone National Park reach 53°F and lows reach 27°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Nature · Parks · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Biscuit Basin ©
Biscuit Basin
Firehole Canyon Drive ©
Firehole Canyon Drive
Midway Geyser Basin ©
Midway Geyser Basin

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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.
Explore hidden gems such as Sheep Lakes and Chapel on the Rock. Visiting Many Parks Curve Overlook and Chasm Falls will get you outdoors. There's much more to do: admire the sheer force of Fern Falls, stroll through North Inlet Trail, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Deer Mountain, and hike along Tundra Communities Trail.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Rocky Mountain National Park journey builder.

You can drive from Yellowstone National Park to Rocky Mountain National Park in 11 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, bus, and car; or do a combination of car, bus, taxi, and train. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in June, you will find days in Rocky Mountain National Park are much hotter (87°F), and nights are a bit warmer (54°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can go by car to Denver.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Many Parks Curve Overlook ©
Many Parks Curve Overlook
Sheep Lakes ©
Sheep Lakes
Tundra Communities Trail ©
Tundra Communities Trail

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Denver

Denver ©
Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Denver trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Rocky Mountain National Park to Denver takes 2 hours. June in Denver sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel to Grand Junction.

Things to do in Denver

Museums · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art ©
Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art
Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception ©
Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception
History Colorado Center
History Colorado Center

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Grand Junction

Grand Junction ©
The city of Grand Junction is the home rule municipality that is the county seat and the most populous municipality of Mesa County, Colorado, United States. On the 5th (Sat), do a tasting at Whitewater Hill Vineyards, cruise along Unaweep-Tabeguache Scenic Byway, then admire the majestic nature at James M. Robb - Colorado River State Park, and finally learn about winemaking at Red Fox Cellars. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Tabeguache Trail and then ride a horse along The Little Book Cliffs Wild Horse Area.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Grand Junction trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by flight from Denver to Grand Junction takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Denver, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Grand Junction, ranging from highs of 91°F to lows of 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can go by car to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Grand Junction

Outdoors · Parks · Trails

Side Trips

Red Fox Cellars, Unaweep-Tabeguache Scenic Byway
Highlights from your plan
James M. Robb - Colorado River State Park ©
Red Fox Cellars ©
Red Fox Cellars
Whitewater Hill Vineyards ©
Whitewater Hill Vineyards

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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.
On the 7th (Mon), trek along The Narrows.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Zion National Park visit planner.

Drive from Grand Junction to Zion National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Grand Junction in June, expect a bit cooler with lows of 50°F in Zion National Park. On the 8th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Outdoors · Nature · Parks
Highlights from your plan
The Narrows ©
The Narrows
Zion Shuttle ©
Zion Shuttle

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