18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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Yellowstone National Park
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Grand Teton National Park
— 1 night
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Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve
— 1 night
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Alamogordo
— 1 night
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Arches National Park
— 1 night
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Canyonlands National Park
— 1 night
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Capitol Reef National Park
— 1 night
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Bryce Canyon National Park
— 1 night
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Zion National Park
— 1 night
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Shuttle to St. George, UT-1275 East Red Hills Parkway, Shuttle to PAge, AZ- Rodeway Inn, Shuttle to Grand Canyon National Park
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
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Las Vegas
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Joshua Tree National Park
— 1 night
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Death Valley National Park
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Yosemite National Park
— 1 day
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Yellowstone National Park

— 1 night

World's Largest Collection of Geysers

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
On the 19th (Sat), hike along Inspiration Point, then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, and then get to know the fascinating history of Uncle Tom's Trail. Keep things going the next day: take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful, and then take in the natural beauty of Castle Geyser.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary maker site.

Glacier National Park to Yellowstone National Park is an approximately 8.5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or do a combination of car, bus, and taxi. Traveling from Glacier National Park in June, expect Yellowstone National Park to be slightly colder, temps between 66°F and 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Trails

Grand Teton National Park

— 1 night

Mountains of the Imagination

The peaks of Grand Teton National Park aren't the highest in the world, but they sit atop what might be nature's archetypes for mountains.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Chapel of the Sacred Heart.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Grand Teton National Park trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Yellowstone National Park to Grand Teton National Park takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in June, you will find days in Grand Teton National Park are somewhat warmer (72°F), and nights are about the same (39°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Historic Sites

Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): see the interesting displays at Fort Garland Museum and Cultural Center, then explore the activities along Little Medano Creek, and then admire nature's extreme beauty at High Dune Trail. On the 23rd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Mosca Pass Trail.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve journey planning site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Grand Teton National Park to Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Grand Teton National Park in June: highs in Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve hover around 83°F, while lows dip to 42°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Alamogordo.

Things to do in Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Alamogordo

— 1 night
Alamogordo is the seat of Otero County, New Mexico, United States. Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Giant Alamogordo Landmark and then see the interesting displays at New Mexico Museum of Space History.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Alamogordo vacation planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve to Alamogordo. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve in June: highs in Alamogordo hover around 95°F, while lows dip to 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Arches National Park.

Things to do in Alamogordo

Museums

Arches National Park

— 1 night

A Red Rock Wonderland

Mother Nature kept reaching for red when she painted Arches National Park's 2,000 sandstone arches, resulting in one of the country's more distinctly shaped and colored landscapes.
On the 25th (Fri), explore the striking landscape at Double Arch, explore the striking landscape at Turret Arch, then stroll through Landscape Arch, and finally explore the striking landscape at Fiery Furnace.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Arches National Park trip itinerary builder app.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Alamogordo to Arches National Park in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 95°F in June, and nighttime lows around 61°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Canyonlands National Park.

Things to do in Arches National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Canyonlands National Park

— 1 night
Canyonlands National Park features myriad canyons and buttes that the Colorado River, Green River, and their tributaries have carved over millions of years in hues of red and orange.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): trek along Pothole Point Trail, explore the striking landscape of Island in the Sky, then explore the striking landscape at Mesa Arch, and finally get great views at Grand View Point Overlook.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Canyonlands National Park holiday maker tool.

You can drive from Arches National Park to Canyonlands National Park in 1.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 95°F, and evening lows to 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Capitol Reef National Park.

Things to do in Canyonlands National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Capitol Reef National Park

— 1 night
Capitol Reef National Park takes its name from a particularly rugged and scenic section of the Waterpocket Fold, a geologic "wrinkle" stretching for 160 km (100 mi) along a dry plateau surrounded by white Navajo sandstone cliffs and domes, and red canyons, buttes, and rock bridges.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Capitol Reef National Park .

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Capitol Reef National Park holiday planning app.

Drive from Canyonlands National Park to Capitol Reef National Park in 4 hours. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Canyonlands National Park in June: highs in Capitol Reef National Park hover around 79°F, while lows dip to 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to drive to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Capitol Reef National Park

Parks · Wildlife · Nature
Highlights from your trip

Bryce Canyon National Park

— 1 night
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.
On the 28th (Mon), take in the dramatic natural features at Natural Bridge, then take some stellar pictures from Inspiration Point, then trek along Navajo Loop Trail, and finally hike along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Bryce Canyon National Park online trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Capitol Reef National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park by car takes about 2.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Bryce Canyon National Park are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 40°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Zion National Park

— 1 night
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 29th (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Zion National Park.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Zion National Park trip planner.

You can drive from Bryce Canyon National Park to Zion National Park in 3 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in June; daily highs in Zion National Park reach 94°F and lows reach 50°F. You will have some time to spend on the 30th (Wed) before leaving for Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Grand Canyon National Park

— 1 night
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 1st (Thu): trek along Bright Angel Trail.

For reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by shuttle from Zion National Park to Grand Canyon National Park takes 10 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Zion National Park in June, with highs in Grand Canyon National Park at 85°F and lows at 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors
Highlights from your trip

Las Vegas

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Las Vegas trip itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in July, you will find days in Las Vegas are a bit warmer (104°F), and nights are much warmer (81°F). You'll set off for Joshua Tree National Park on the 1st (Thu).

Things to do in Las Vegas

Nightlife · Outdoors · Tours · Fun & Games

Joshua Tree National Park

— 1 night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): explore the striking landscape at Keys View, then admire the verdant scenery at Hidden Valley Nature Trail, and then discover the riches below the earth's surface at Desert Queen Mine. On your second day here, take in nature's colorful creations at Cholla Cactus Garden and then take in the dramatic natural features at Skull Rock.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Joshua Tree National Park itinerary maker app.

Getting from Las Vegas to Joshua Tree National Park by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, bus, and car; or do a combination of bus and taxi. July in Joshua Tree National Park sees daily highs of 103°F and lows of 78°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can go by car to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Joshua Tree National Park

Parks · Nature

Death Valley National Park

Hottest, Driest, Lowest

Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Death Valley National Park trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Joshua Tree National Park to Death Valley National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Death Valley National Park when traveling from Joshua Tree National Park in July, with lows around 73°F. On the 3rd (Sat), you're off to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Yosemite National Park

— 1 day
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 4th (Sun): take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, then get a dose of the wild on YExplore Yosemite Adventures - Day Tours, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point.

To see other places to visit and other tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from Death Valley National Park to Yosemite National Park takes 4.5 hours. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in July, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are a bit cooler (83°F), and nights are cooler (46°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Tours

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.