19 days in United States Itinerary

19 days in United States Itinerary

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19 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Madison
Drive:  29​h
1
Apache Junction
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Petrified Forest National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
+2
bus + Fly + Drive:  12​h 15​min
4
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  11​h
5
Olympic National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  14​h 30​min
6
Devils Tower
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
Crazy Horse
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Madison

2
nights
Apache Junction

Apache Junction ©
Apache Junction is a city in Maricopa and Pinal counties in the state of Arizona. On the 17th (Tue), admire the majestic nature at Lost Dutchman State Park, look for gifts at Mammoth Mine Rock Shop, and then see a world frozen in time at Goldfield Ghost Town. On the 18th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in breathtaking views at Three Mile Wash and then hike along Siphon Draw Trail.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Apache Junction route maker website .

Madison to Apache Junction is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Madison to Apache Junction. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Madison in August; daily highs in Apache Junction reach 100°F and lows reach 78°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can go by car to Petrified Forest National Park.

Things to do in Apache Junction

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Three Mile Wash
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Lost Dutchman State Park ©
Lost Dutchman State Park
Three Mile Wash ©
Three Mile Wash
Goldfield Ghost Town ©
Goldfield Ghost Town

1
night
Petrified Forest National Park

Petrified Forest National Park ©
Petrified Forest National Park presents a surreal landscape of large deposits of petrified wood.
On the 19th (Thu), identify plant and animal life at Long Logs Loop and then identify plant and animal life at Crystal Forest Loop.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Petrified Forest National Park trip planner .

Getting from Apache Junction to Petrified Forest National Park by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car; or take a bus. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Apache Junction in August, with highs in Petrified Forest National Park at 80°F and lows at 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Petrified Forest National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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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.
Get outdoors at Grand Canyon South Rim and East Rim Drive. Step off the beaten path and head to Lipan Point and Yavapai Point. There's much more to do: appreciate the history behind Powell Point, trek along Rim Trail, stroll through South Kaibab Trail, and add some entertainment to your itinerary with Hopi House.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park trip planner.

Drive from Petrified Forest National Park to Grand Canyon National Park in 4 hours. August in Grand Canyon National Park sees daily highs of 80°F and lows of 50°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Lipan Point ©
Lipan Point
East Rim Drive ©
East Rim Drive

3
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Midway Geyser Basin and Grand Loop Road. Get outdoors at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Yellowstone National Park. Step out of Yellowstone National Park with an excursion to Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center in West Yellowstone--about 54 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: admire all the interesting features of S Rim Trail, explore the striking landscape at Terrace Spring, hike along Artist Point, and explore the striking landscape of Gibbon Falls.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Yellowstone National Park trip simple and quick.

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and car from Grand Canyon National Park to Yellowstone National Park in 12.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, shuttle, and car. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August: high temperatures in Yellowstone National Park hover around 70°F and lows are around 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Grand Loop Road ©
Grand Loop Road
Firehole Canyon Drive ©
Firehole Canyon Drive

2
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Ruby Beach and Crescent Lake. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Rialto Beach and Second Beach Trail. There's more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Hurricane Ridge and delve into the lush surroundings at Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Olympic National Park vacation builder tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Yellowstone National Park to Olympic National Park. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Olympic National Park, with lows of 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Devils Tower.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Second Beach Trail ©
Second Beach Trail
Rialto Beach ©
Rialto Beach
Crescent Lake ©
Crescent Lake

1
day
Devils Tower

Devils Tower ©
A trip to Devils Tower proves equally suitable for adrenaline addicts and nature enthusiasts on the lookout for unique geological formations.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Tue): admire the masterpieces at Rogue's Gallery, take in the pleasant sights at Tower Trail, and then explore and take pictures at Devils Tower National Monument.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Devils Tower driving holiday planning app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Olympic National Park to Devils Tower. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Olympic National Park in August, expect nights in Devils Tower to be about the same, around 56°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 81°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Crazy Horse.

Things to do in Devils Tower

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

Rogue's Gallery
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Devils Tower National Monument ©
Devils Tower National Monument
Rogue's Gallery ©
Rogue's Gallery

1
night
Crazy Horse

Crazy Horse ©
Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): pause for some photo ops at Crazy Horse Memorial and then take in the awesome beauty at Harney Peak.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Crazy Horse trip builder .

Traveling by car from Devils Tower to Crazy Horse takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Devils Tower in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Crazy Horse, with lows of 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Crazy Horse

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Black Elk Peak
Highlights from your plan
Black Elk Peak ©
Black Elk Peak
Crazy Horse Memorial ©
Crazy Horse Memorial

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