19 days in United States Itinerary

19 days in United States Itinerary

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Bryce Canyon National Park
— 1 night
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Capitol Reef National Park
— 1 night
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Canyonlands National Park
— 1 night
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Arches National Park
— 1 night
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Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve
— Few hours
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Dallas
— 1 night
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Houston
— 1 night
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Midland
— 3 nights
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Alamogordo
— 1 night
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
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Joshua Tree National Park
— 1 night
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Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 1 night
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Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
Drive to Fresno Yosemite International Airport, Fly to Portland International Airport

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): take in the dramatic natural features at Natural Bridge, tour the pleasant surroundings at Navajo Loop Trail, and then stroll through Navajo/Queens Garden Loop.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Bryce Canyon National Park day trip app.

Zion National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park is an approximately 3-hour car ride. Traveling from Zion National Park in July, things will get little chillier in Bryce Canyon National Park: highs are around 81°F and lows about 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to drive to Capitol Reef National Park.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

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Capitol Reef National Park

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.
To see photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Capitol Reef National Park route planner.

You can drive from Bryce Canyon National Park to Capitol Reef National Park in 2.5 hours. In July in Capitol Reef National Park, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 48°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Canyonlands National Park.

Things to do in Capitol Reef National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

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Canyonlands National Park

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.
On the 3rd (Sat), get great views at Green River Overlook, then explore the striking landscape at Mesa Arch, then take in the dramatic natural features at Island in the Sky, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Pothole Point Trail.

To see reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Canyonlands National Park day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Capitol Reef National Park to Canyonlands National Park in 4 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Capitol Reef National Park in July; daily highs in Canyonlands National Park reach 97°F and lows reach 67°F. On the 4th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Arches National Park.

Things to do in Canyonlands National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

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Arches National Park

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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): explore the striking landscape at Turret Arch, then explore the striking landscape at Pothole Arch, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Delicate Arch.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Arches National Park online day trip planner.

Drive from Canyonlands National Park to Arches National Park in 1.5 hours. July in Arches National Park sees daily highs of 97°F and lows of 67°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel to Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve.

Things to do in Arches National Park

Parks · Nature

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Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): explore the activities along Little Medano Creek.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve attractions site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Arches National Park to Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Arches National Park in July; daily highs in Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve reach 83°F and lows reach 48°F. On the 5th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Dallas.

Things to do in Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve

Parks · Nature

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Dallas

Big D

One of the country's most popular shopping destinations, Dallas and its sprawling suburbs include more shopping centers per capita than any other urban center in America.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Top O'Hill Terrace, get to know the fascinating history of Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District, and then examine the collection at Tandy Leather Museum & Gallery. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, examine the collection at Perot Museum of Nature and Science, then see the interesting displays at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, and finally appreciate the history behind John F. Kennedy Memorial Plaza.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Dallas trip maker tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve to Dallas. The time zone difference when traveling from Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve to Dallas is 1 hour. When traveling from Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Dallas: temperatures range from 96°F by day to 78°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Houston.

Things to do in Dallas

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Houston

Bayou City

Although urban sprawl remains synonymous with Houston, most of the city's tourist attractions lie within the relatively small downtown area, surrounded by diverse neighborhoods housing the nation's biggest African-American, Asian-American, and Latino communities.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Water Wall and then explore the engaging exhibits at Children's Museum of Houston.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Houston trip planner.

Drive from Dallas to Houston in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 95°F in July, and nighttime lows around 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel to Midland.

Things to do in Houston

Museums · Childrens Museums · Parks · Nature

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Midland

Midland is a city in and the county seat of Midland County, Texas, United States, on the Southern Plains of the state's western area. Step out of Midland with an excursion to Monahans Sandhills State Park in Monahans--about 1h 10 min away. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Permian Basin Petroleum Museum, look for gifts at Susie's South Forty Confections Inc., look for all kinds of wild species at I-20 Wildlife Preserve, and contemplate the long history of Stonehenge Replica.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Midland trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Houston to Midland. Expect a daytime high around 96°F in July, and nighttime lows around 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Alamogordo.

Things to do in Midland

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Alamogordo

Alamogordo is the seat of Otero County, New Mexico, United States. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): make a trip to Giant Alamogordo Landmark.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Alamogordo travel route builder app.

Traveling by car from Midland to Alamogordo takes 5.5 hours. Traveling from Midland to Alamogordo, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Midland in July, expect slightly colder with lows of 67°F in Alamogordo. On the 12th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Grand Canyon National Park.

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Bright Angel Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: trek along South Kaibab Trail, then get great views at Mather Point, and then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim.

To find other places to visit and tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park planning site.

Traveling by car from Alamogordo to Grand Canyon National Park takes 9 hours. Traveling from Alamogordo in July, expect Grand Canyon National Park to be little chillier, temps between 84°F and 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Joshua Tree National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

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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 15th (Thu), look for all kinds of wild species at Barker Dam Trail, admire the verdant scenery at Hidden Valley Nature Trail, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Keys View. On the next day, take in nature's colorful creations at Cholla Cactus Garden, then take in the dramatic natural features at Skull Rock, and then don't miss a visit to Arch Rock.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Joshua Tree National Park trip website.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Joshua Tree National Park in 6.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in July, you will find days in Joshua Tree National Park are a bit warmer (103°F), and nights are warmer (78°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can drive to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Joshua Tree National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

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Death Valley National Park

Hottest, Driest, Lowest

Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): explore the activities along Badwater Basin, take a memorable drive along Artists Dr, explore the striking landscape at Zabriskie Point, then get engrossed in the history at The Ranch at Furnace Creek, and finally make a trip to Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Death Valley National Park route maker.

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 little chillier evenings in Death Valley National Park when traveling from Joshua Tree National Park in July, with lows around 73°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Museums

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A Land of Giants

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.
For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Death Valley National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park by car takes about 7 hours. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in July, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park is slightly colder at night with lows of 66°F. On the 18th (Sun), you'll travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

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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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): take in the dramatic natural features at Half Dome, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, and then admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park trip planning tool.

You can drive from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park in 5.5 hours. Traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in July, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be cooler, around 46°F, while days are little chillier, around 83°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature

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.