18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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Redwood National Park
— 2 nights
2
South Lake Tahoe
— 2 nights
3
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
4
Zion National Park
— 3 nights
5
Page
— 1 day
6
Colorado Springs
— 3 nights

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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.
To see traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Redwood National Park holiday maker app.

Des Moines to Redwood National Park is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Des Moines in July, you will find days in Redwood National Park are colder (°F), and nights are little chillier (°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in Redwood National Park

Outdoors Nature Trails
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Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park

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South Lake Tahoe

South Lake Tahoe ©
High in the Sierra Nevada mountains on the shore of one of America’s most scenic lakes, South Lake Tahoe captures the spirit of the outdoors and serves as a hub for tourism activities surrounding the lake.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): admire the majestic nature at D.L. Bliss State Park, contemplate the waterfront views at Cascade Falls Trail, and then kick back and relax at Lakeside Beach. Keep things going the next day: admire the majestic nature at Van Sickle Bi-State Park and then kick back and relax at Nevada Beach Campground.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the South Lake Tahoe planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Redwood National Park to South Lake Tahoe. When traveling from Redwood National Park in July, plan for a bit warmer days in South Lake Tahoe, with highs around °F, while nights are little chillier with lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Lake Tahoe (Nevada), D.L. Bliss State Park
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D.L. Bliss State Park ©
D.L. Bliss State Park
Van Sickle Bi-State Park ©
Van Sickle Bi-State Park
Lakeside Beach ©
Lakeside Beach

4
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Mirror Lake/Meadow Trail, Glacier Point and Cloud's Rest. Visiting Yosemite Falls and Olmsted Point will get you outdoors. Discover out-of-the-way places like Mariposa Grove and El Capitan. There's much more to do: trek along Nevada Falls Loop, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lower Yosemite Fall Trail, get answers to all your questions at Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center, and don't miss a visit to Yosemite Village.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park trip planner.

Traveling by bus from South Lake Tahoe to Yosemite National Park takes 7 hours. In July, daytime highs in Yosemite National Park are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
El Capitan ©
El Capitan
Nevada Falls Loop ©
Nevada Falls Loop

3
nights
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.
Take a break from the city and head to The Narrows and Temple of Sinawava Trail. Discover out-of-the-way places like Angel's Landing and Riverside Walk. Spend the 23rd (Tue) exploring nature at Zion National Park.

For more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Zion National Park trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by combination of bus and taxi from Yosemite National Park to Zion National Park takes 20 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Yosemite National Park to Zion National Park. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in July: high temperatures in Zion National Park hover around °F and lows are around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel to Page.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Angel's Landing ©
Angel's Landing
Temple of Sinawava Trail ©
Temple of Sinawava Trail
Riverside Walk ©
Riverside Walk

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day
Page

Page ©
Originally little more than a simple camp constructed to house workers who built a nearby dam on the Colorado River, Page is now a popular stop for travelers preparing a trip to Arizona's canyon country.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Glen Canyon National Recreation Area.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Page trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of car and shuttle from Zion National Park to Page takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Zion National Park in July since evenings lows in Page dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Page

Nature Wildlife Parks
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Glen Canyon National Recreation Area ©
Glen Canyon National Recreation Area

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Colorado Springs

Stunning Garden of the Gods Park scenery, blue skies and the glory of Pikes Peak-America’s Mountain have attracted visitors to Colorado Springs for more than a century.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Tunnel Drive and Cheyenne Mountain State Park. Step out of the city life by going to River Rafting & Tubing and Palmer Park. Explore Colorado Springs' surroundings by going to Mueller State Park (in Divide) and The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey (in Canon City). The adventure continues: stroll around Garden of the Gods and examine the collection at Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Colorado Springs trip itinerary maker site.

Fly from Page to Colorado Springs in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle, train, and bus. In July, Colorado Springs is a bit cooler than Page - with highs of °F and lows of °F. On the 28th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Canon City, Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center, Mueller State Park
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River Rafting & Tubing
Mueller State Park
Mueller State Park
Palmer Park ©
Palmer Park

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