18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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18 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Kenosha
Drive:  23​h 30​min
1
Glacier National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  16​h 15​min
2
Crater Lake National Park
— 1 night
taxi + train:  13​h 30​min
3
Olympic National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  8​h 15​min
4
Redwood National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  7​h 45​min
5
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  33​h 30​min
End: Kenosha

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.
Glacier National Park is known for nature, scenic drive, trails, historic sites, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a memorable drive along Going-to-the-Sun Road, admire the verdant scenery at Logan Pass, stroll through Trail of the Cedars, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lake McDonald.

For traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Glacier National Park day trip tool .

Kenosha to Glacier National Park is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Kenosha to Glacier National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Kenosha in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Glacier National Park, with lows of 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Crater Lake National Park.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Going-to-the-Sun Road ©
Going-to-the-Sun Road
Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier
Iceberg Lake Trail ©
Iceberg Lake Trail

1
night
Crater Lake National Park

Crater Lake National Park ©
Reaching a depth of 592 m (1,943 ft), Crater Lake is the deepest lake in the United States.
On the 8th (Wed), steep yourself in history at Rim Village Visitor Center, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cleetwood Cove Trail, and then take a memorable drive along Rim Dr.

To see ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Crater Lake National Park driving holiday tool .

You can do a combination of taxi, flight, and car from Glacier National Park to Crater Lake National Park in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Glacier National Park to Crater Lake National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Glacier National Park in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Crater Lake National Park: highs are around 94°F and lows about 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Crater Lake National Park

Outdoors Scenic Drive Trails
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Cleetwood Cove Trail ©
Cleetwood Cove Trail
Rim Dr ©
Rim Dr
Rim Village Visitor Center ©
Rim Village Visitor Center

3
nights
Olympic National Park

Olympic National Park ©
In Olympic National Park, ancient rainforests and ocean tidal pools at lower elevations contrast with wildflower-filled alpine meadows and snowcapped peaks.
Bring the kids along to Ruby Beach and Rialto Beach. When in Olympic National Park, make a side trip to see Marymere Falls in Port Angeles, approximately 58 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Hurricane Ridge, take a peaceful walk through Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center, and explore the activities along Crescent Lake.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Olympic National Park trip itinerary maker app .

Do a combination of taxi and train from Crater Lake National Park to Olympic National Park in 13.5 hours. Traveling from Crater Lake National Park in July, you will find days in Olympic National Park are much colder (70°F), and nights are a bit cooler (52°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Redwood National Park.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Marymere Falls
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Hurricane Ridge ©
Hurricane Ridge
Ruby Beach ©
Ruby Beach
Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center ©
Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center

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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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Enderts Beach and Gold Bluffs Beach. There's still lots to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Redwood National Park, trek along California Coastal Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Trillium Falls Hike, and take a peaceful walk through Tall Trees Grove.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Redwood National Park trip builder website .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Olympic National Park to Redwood National Park. Traveling from Olympic National Park in July, expect nights in Redwood National Park to be about the same, around 52°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 64°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Redwood National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Orick
Highlights from your plan
Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park
Tall Trees Grove ©
Tall Trees Grove
Trillium Falls Hike ©
Trillium Falls Hike

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): take in the dramatic natural features 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 next day: Head underground at Crystal Cave and then trek along General Grant Tree Trail.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Redwood National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Redwood National Park in July, expect nights in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to be somewhat warmer, around 66°F, while days are much warmer, around 98°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Moro Rock ©
Moro Rock
General Grant Tree Trail ©
General Grant Tree Trail
Crystal Cave ©
Crystal Cave

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