18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
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Joshua Tree National Park
— 1 night
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Palm Springs
— 3 nights
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Death Valley National Park
— 2 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
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Redwood National Park
— 3 nights

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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.
Grand Canyon National Park is known for nature, trails, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, stroll through Moran Point, hike along South Kaibab Trail, and get great views at Mohave Point.

To see more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park trip planner.

Orlando to Grand Canyon National Park is an approximately 12-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Orlando in January, things will get colder in Grand Canyon National Park: highs are around 44°F and lows about 15°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Joshua Tree National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

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Joshua Tree National Park

Joshua Tree National Park ©
Joshua Tree National Park takes its name from the Joshua tree, a twisted, spiky tree with bayonet-shaped leaves at the top that's one of the few plant species hardy enough to thrive in the extreme climate of the Mojave Desert.
On the 25th (Mon), take in the dramatic natural features at Keys View, then take in the dramatic natural features at Skull Rock, and then admire the natural beauty at Cholla Cactus Garden.

Before you visit Joshua Tree National Park, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Joshua Tree National Park takes 6.5 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Joshua Tree National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in January, you will find days in Joshua Tree National Park are somewhat warmer (62°F), and nights are much warmer (40°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can drive to Palm Springs.

Things to do in Joshua Tree National Park

Parks · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Cholla Cactus Garden ©
Cholla Cactus Garden
Keys View ©
Keys View
Skull Rock ©
Skull Rock

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Palm Springs

Palm Springs ©
Take a break from Palm Springs with a short trip to The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens in Palm Desert, about 32 minutes away.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Palm Springs road trip planning website.

You can drive from Joshua Tree National Park to Palm Springs in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Joshua Tree National Park in January, with highs in Palm Springs at 71°F and lows at 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can go by car to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Palm Springs

Parks · Nature · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Escape Room Palm Springs ©
Escape Room Palm Springs
The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens ©
The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens
Palm Springs Art Museum ©
Palm Springs Art Museum

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Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©

Hottest, Driest, Lowest

Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
On the 29th (Fri), take in the dramatic natural features at Devil's Golf Course, explore the activities along Badwater Basin, admire all the interesting features of Artists Dr, then explore the stunning scenery at Golden Canyon, then explore the striking landscape at Zabriskie Point, and finally steep yourself in history at Harmony Borax Works. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Sat): take in breathtaking views at Mosaic Canyon, then get engrossed in the history at The Ranch at Furnace Creek, then take some stellar pictures from Dante's View, and finally explore the stunning scenery at Twenty Mule Team Canyon.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Death Valley National Park day trip site.

Traveling by car from Palm Springs to Death Valley National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and car; or take a bus. Traveling from Palm Springs in January, things will get little chillier in Death Valley National Park: highs are around 58°F and lows about 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to take a bus to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Badwater Basin ©
Badwater Basin
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Dante's View ©
Dante's View

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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.
categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. Spend the 2nd (Tue) exploring nature at Bridalveil Fall. Next up on the itinerary: get great views at Yosemite, Tunnel View, identify plant and animal life at Nature Center at Happy Isles, take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, and take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park online route planner.

You can take a bus from Death Valley National Park to Yosemite National Park in 6 hours. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in January, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are a bit cooler (44°F), and nights are much colder (13°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Redwood National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Winter Sports
Highlights from your plan
Yosemite, Tunnel View ©
Yosemite, Tunnel View
Badger Pass Ski Area ©
Badger Pass Ski Area
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall

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Redwood National Park

Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park is home to a tremendous collection of the world's tallest type of tree.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Redwood National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at California Coastal Trail and then take a peaceful walk through Tall Trees Grove.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Redwood National Park trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Yosemite National Park to Redwood National Park with the Route module. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in February: highs in Redwood National Park hover around 56°F, while lows dip to 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Redwood National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
Highlights from your plan
Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park
California Coastal Trail ©
California Coastal Trail
Tall Trees Grove ©
Tall Trees Grove

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