19 days in United States Itinerary

19 days in United States Itinerary

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Start: Sacramento
Drive:  4 h 45 min
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h
2
Ojai
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  10 h 45 min
3
Marathon, Florida Keys
— 1 night
Bus:  1 h 15 min
4
Key West
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  5 h 45 min
5
St. Augustine, Florida
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
6
Savannah
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  10 h
7
Rocky Mountain National Park
— 1 day
Drive:  8 h 45 min
8
Telluride
— 1 day
Drive:  4 h
9
Arches National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h 30 min
10
Great Basin National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  6 h
11
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Bus:  4 h
12
Reno
— 1 night
Bus:  2 h 15 min
End: Sacramento

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): trek along Zumwalt Meadow Trail. On the next day, explore the striking landscape at Moro Rock, delve into the lush surroundings at Giant Forest, and then trek along Lakes Trail in Sequoia National Park.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park travel route planner.

Sacramento to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park is an approximately 5- hour car ride. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and car; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and car. Expect a daytime high around 94°F in June, and nighttime lows around 62°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Ojai.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Moro Rock ©
Moro Rock
Giant Forest ©
Giant Forest
Lakes Trail in Sequoia National Park ©
Lakes Trail in Sequoia National Park

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Ojai

Ojai ©
Ojai is a city in Ventura County in the U.S. On the 23rd (Tue), identify plant and animal life at Ojai Meadows Preserve, take in the exciting artwork at Human Arts Gallery, then do a tasting at Casa Barranca Organic Wine Tasting Room, then take an in-depth tour of Ojai Valley Museum of History and Art, and finally explore the landscape on two wheels at Pratt Trail Loop.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Ojai route planning website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Ojai. When traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in June, plan for cooler days and about the same nights in Ojai: temperatures range from 70°F by day to 59°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel to Marathon.

Things to do in Ojai

Parks Museums Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Ojai Meadows Preserve ©
Ojai Meadows Preserve
Ojai Valley Museum of History and Art ©
Ojai Valley Museum of History and Art
Human Arts Gallery ©
Human Arts Gallery

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Marathon, Florida Keys

Marathon ©
A tiny city just 16 km (10 mi) long, Marathon is spread across several islands in the middle of the Florida Keys.
On the 24th (Wed), kick back and relax at Bahia Honda State Park. Here are some ideas for day two: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, identify plant and animal life at Dolphin Research Center, and then identify plant and animal life at The Turtle Hospital.

For ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Marathon trip builder tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Ojai to Marathon. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Ojai to Marathon. Traveling from Ojai in June, expect Marathon to be somewhat warmer, temps between 90°F and 79°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a bus to Key West.

Things to do in Marathon

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Bahia Honda State Park, Scuba & Snorkeling
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin Research Center ©
Dolphin Research Center
Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park
Scuba & Snorkeling

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Key West

Located just 140 km (90 mi) from Cuba, Key West is an island only about 6.4 km (4 mi) long and 1.6 km (1 mi) wide.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, then steep yourself in history at Truman Little White House, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Fort Zachary Taylor. Keep things going the next day: admire all the interesting features of The Overseas Highway, examine the collection at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, then identify plant and animal life at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum.

For traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Key West road trip planning website.

Traveling by bus from Marathon to Key West takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in June, and nighttime lows around 79°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel to St. Augustine.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory ©
Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory
The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum ©
The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum

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St. Augustine, Florida

St. Augustine ©
St. Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): sample the fine beverages at St. Augustine Distillery, identify plant and animal life at St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park, then visit a coastal fixture at St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum, Inc., and finally get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at St. Augustine Beach, then don't miss a visit to St. George Street, and finally deepen your understanding at Flagler College.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the St. Augustine trip builder.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Key West to St. Augustine in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Key West in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in St. Augustine, with lows of 73°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Savannah.

Things to do in St. Augustine

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
St. Augustine Beach ©
St. Augustine Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching
St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park ©
St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park

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Savannah

Savannah
Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
On the 30th (Tue), stroll around Forsyth Park, then stroll the grounds of Colonial Park Cemetery, then stroll through Coligny Beach, and finally see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Wed): visit a coastal fixture at Tybee Island Lighthouse Museum, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Bonaventure Cemetery, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Savannah Historic District.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Savannah tour planner.

You can drive from St. Augustine to Savannah in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. June in Savannah sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 72°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Savannah

Historic Sites Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Hilton Head, Tybee Island Lighthouse Museum
Highlights from your plan
Tybee Island Lighthouse Museum
Tybee Island Lighthouse Museum
Colonial Park Cemetery ©
Colonial Park Cemetery
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park ©
Rocky Mountain National Park presents an ideal setting for recreation in the mountain range for which the park is named.
On the 2nd (Thu), contemplate the waterfront views at Bear Lake and then cruise along Trail Ridge Road.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Rocky Mountain National Park online vacation planner.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Savannah to Rocky Mountain National Park in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and car; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Savannah to Rocky Mountain National Park. Traveling from Savannah in July, expect slightly colder with lows of 59°F in Rocky Mountain National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Telluride.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Nature Scenic Drive Parks
Highlights from your plan
Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road
Bear Lake ©
Bear Lake

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Telluride

Telluride ©
The town of Telluride is the county seat and most populous town of San Miguel County in the southwestern portion of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): take in the dramatic scenery at Cornet Creek Falls, look for all kinds of wild species at Valley Floor, and then head outdoors with Telluride Outside.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Telluride trip builder app.

Getting from Rocky Mountain National Park to Telluride by car takes about 9 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, bus, and flight; or do a combination of car, bus, and flight. Traveling from Rocky Mountain National Park in July, things will get little chillier in Telluride: highs are around 74°F and lows about 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Arches National Park.

Things to do in Telluride

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Telluride Outside ©
Telluride Outside

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Arches National Park

Arches National Park ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): get great views at Lower Delicate Arch Viewpoint, make a trip to Delicate Arch, then take in the dramatic natural features at Double Arch, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Windows. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Landscape Arch, then explore the striking landscape at Pine Tree Arch, then trek along Devils Garden Trailhead, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Fiery Furnace.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Arches National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from Telluride to Arches National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. When traveling from Telluride in July, plan for much hotter days and a bit warmer nights in Arches National Park: temperatures range from 97°F by day to 67°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to Great Basin National Park.

Things to do in Arches National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Delicate Arch ©
Delicate Arch
Double Arch ©
Double Arch
Fiery Furnace ©
Fiery Furnace

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Great Basin National Park

Great Basin National Park ©
Great Basin National Park is one of the U.S.'s more out-of-the-way national parks, but those who make the trip are rewarded with the striking contrast of snowcapped peaks rising from a high-altitude desert.
On the 6th (Mon), trek along Bristlecone Trail, trek along Alpine Lakes Loop, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Lehman Caves.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Great Basin National Park trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Explore your travel options from Arches National Park to Great Basin National Park with the Route module. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Arches National Park in July; daily highs in Great Basin National Park reach 89°F and lows reach 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Great Basin National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Lehman Caves ©
Lehman Caves

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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.
On the 7th (Tue), take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, then take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, and finally trek along Panorama Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Wed): take in the dramatic natural features at Lembert Dome, tour the pleasant surroundings at Tuolumne Meadows, and then don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point.

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Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Great Basin National Park to Yosemite National Park. Traveling from Great Basin National Park in July, expect Yosemite National Park to be a bit cooler, temps between 83°F and 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to catch the bus to Reno.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

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Reno

Reno ©
A sea of casinos in the high desert of the Sierra Nevadas, Reno capitalizes on gaming and nightlife.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): examine the collection at Nevada Historical Society, admire the masterpieces at Nevada Museum of Art, then examine the collection at National Automobile Museum, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Truckee River Walk.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Reno trip planner.

Traveling by bus from Yosemite National Park to Reno takes 4 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, expect Reno to be a bit warmer, temps between 95°F and 62°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can catch the bus back home.

Things to do in Reno

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
National Automobile Museum ©
National Automobile Museum
Nevada Museum of Art ©
Nevada Museum of Art
Nevada Historical Society ©
Nevada Historical Society

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