21 days in Continental USA Itinerary

21 days in Continental USA Itinerary

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21 days in Continental USA Itinerary

Start: Yorktown
taxi + Fly:  12​h
1
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 5 nights
Fly + taxi:  8​h 15​min
2
Glacier National Park
— 7 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + Drive:  7​h 45​min
3
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  9​h
4
Nashville
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Yorktown

5
nights
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Zumwalt Meadow Trail and Roaring River Falls. Get outdoors at Lakes Trail in Sequoia National Park and Mt. Whitney. Go for a jaunt from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Dunlap to see Project Survival's Cat Haven about 1h 20 min away. Next up on the itinerary: trek along Panoramic Point, stroll through Big Trees Trail, cruise along Generals Hwy, and get to know the fascinating history of Cedar Grove Visitor Center.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park journey planner.

Yorktown to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park is an approximately 12-hour combination of taxi and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Yorktown to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park. Traveling from Yorktown in June, you will find days in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park are a bit warmer (94°F), and nights are slightly colder (62°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

John Muir Trail, Project Survival's Cat Haven
Highlights from your plan
Lakes Trail in Sequoia National Park ©
Zumwalt Meadow Trail ©
Zumwalt Meadow Trail
Roaring River Falls ©
Roaring River Falls

7
nights
Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park ©
The glaciers from which Glacier National Park takes its name mostly dissipated eons ago, but they left behind a scoured landscape of high and steep mountain peaks, sparkling lakes, lush alpine meadows, and thick forests.
Escape the urban bustle at Fishercap Lake and Grinnell Lake Trail. Discover out-of-the-way places like Red Rock Falls, Glacier National Park and Granite Park Trail. There's still lots to do: hike along Cracker Lake Hike, take in the dramatic scenery at Apikuni Falls, explore the activities along McDonald Creek, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Siyeh Pass.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Glacier National Park trip itinerary planning tool .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Glacier National Park in 8.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of shuttle, bus, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Glacier National Park. Traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in June, things will get a bit cooler in Glacier National Park: highs are around 75°F and lows about 45°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Fishercap Lake ©
Fishercap Lake
Red Rock Falls, Glacier National Park ©
Grinnell Lake Trail ©
Grinnell Lake Trail

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.
Uncle Tom's Trail and Lone Star Geyser are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Discover out-of-the-way places like West Thumb Geyser Basin and Mud Volcano. Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at Gibbon Falls, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Artists’ Paintpots, get to know the fascinating history of S Rim Trail, and look for all kinds of wild species at Lehardy's Rapids.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park trip planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi, flight, and car from Glacier National Park to Yellowstone National Park takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Glacier National Park in June: high temperatures in Yellowstone National Park hover around 66°F and lows are around 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel to Nashville.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Castle Geyser ©
Castle Geyser
Uncle Tom's Trail ©
Uncle Tom's Trail
S Rim Trail ©
S Rim Trail

1
night
Nashville

Nashville ©
Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
On the 26th (Fri), pause for some serene contemplation at Upper Room, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Prichard's Distillery at Fontanel, then see the interesting displays at Patsy Cline Museum, and finally take in the views from John Seigenthaler Pedestrian Bridge. On the next day, sample the fine beverages at Smith Creek Moonshine, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sri Ganesha Temple, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Yazoo Brewing Company.

For ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Nashville attractions site .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to Nashville in 9 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car, shuttle, and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in June, things will get warmer in Nashville: highs are around 88°F and lows about 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Breweries & Distilleries Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Upper Room ©
Upper Room
Zipline
Patsy Cline Museum ©
Patsy Cline Museum

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