18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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18 days in United States Itinerary

Start: North Wilkesboro
Drive:  27​h 30​min
1
Petrified Forest National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
3
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  11​h 30​min
4
Yellowstone National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  31​h 30​min
End: North Wilkesboro

2
nights
Petrified Forest National Park

Petrified Forest National Park ©
Petrified Forest National Park presents a surreal landscape of large deposits of petrified wood.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Agate Bridge. On your second day here, explore the fascinating landscape at Painted Desert, then make a trip to Painted Desert Inn, and then trek along Blue Mesa.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Petrified Forest National Park online trip itinerary planner .

North Wilkesboro to Petrified Forest National Park is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from North Wilkesboro to Petrified Forest National Park, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Petrified Forest National Park when traveling from North Wilkesboro in June, with lows around 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Petrified Forest National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Blue Mesa ©
Blue Mesa
Painted Desert ©
Painted Desert
Crystal Forest Trail ©
Crystal Forest Trail

4
nights
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.
On the 10th (Wed), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Rim Trail, trek along North Kaibab Trail, take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, and get great views at Grandview Point.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park vacation maker .

Getting from Petrified Forest National Park to Grand Canyon National Park by car takes about 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in June, and nighttime lows around 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can drive to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

3
nights
Bryce Canyon National Park

Bryce Canyon National Park ©
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 13th (Sat), take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, then trek along Navajo Loop Trail, and then get great views at Inspiration Point. Keep things going the next day: enjoy breathtaking views from Bryce Point, take some stellar pictures from Paria View, then explore the stunning scenery at Sunset Point, and finally trek along Queen's Garden Trail.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Bryce Canyon National Park trip itinerary maker site .

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park in 5.5 hours. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in June, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Bryce Canyon National Park: temperatures range from 79°F by day to 40°F at night. On the 15th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop ©
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop
Navajo Loop Trail ©
Navajo Loop Trail
Inspiration Point ©
Inspiration Point

5
nights
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.
Spend the 20th (Sat) exploring nature at Yellowstone National Park. Next up on the itinerary: take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, admire the sheer force of Lewis Falls, explore the activities along Yellowstone Lake, and identify plant and animal life at Hayden Valley.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Bryce Canyon National Park to Yellowstone National Park takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, and flight; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in June; daily highs in Yellowstone National Park reach 66°F and lows reach 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring

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