22 days in United States Itinerary

22 days in United States Itinerary

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22 days in United States Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Drive:  4​h
1
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  8​h
2
Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 45​min
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
4
Canyonlands National Park
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Arches National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
6
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
7
Zion National Park
— 3 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + bus:  4​h 30​min
8
Boulder
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: San Francisco

3
nights
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.
Bring the kids along to Yosemite Ski and Snowboard Area and Nature Center at Happy Isles. Take a break from the city and head to Glacier Point and El Capitan. There's lots more to do: tee off at Big Trees Golf Course, hike along Panorama Trail, take some stellar pictures from Tunnel View, and make a trip to Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Yosemite National Park trip planner .

San Francisco to Yosemite National Park is an approximately 4-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. When traveling from San Francisco in November, plan for little chillier days and much colder nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 54°F by day to 19°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to drive to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Winter Sports
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
El Capitan ©
El Capitan
Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail

1
night
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
On the 16th (Fri), cruise along Artists Dr, get engrossed in the history at The Ranch at Furnace Creek, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Zabriskie Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the activities along Badwater Basin, take some stellar pictures from Dante's View, and then get great views at Father Crowley Vista Point.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Death Valley National Park online trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to Death Valley National Park in 8 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Yosemite National Park in November; daily highs in Death Valley National Park reach 66°F and lows reach 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors
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Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Badwater Basin ©
Badwater Basin
Dante's View ©
Dante's View

3
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.
Attractions like Nature & Wildlife Tours and Yavapai Geology Museum make great kid-friendly stops. Get outdoors at Hopi House and Mather Point. On the 19th (Mon), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. Next up on the itinerary: hike along Rim Trail, explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, and get great views at Lookout Studio.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park road trip planning app .

You can drive from Death Valley National Park to Grand Canyon National Park in 7 hours. Traveling from Death Valley National Park to Grand Canyon National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in November, expect Grand Canyon National Park to be slightly colder, temps between 54°F and 22°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to drive to Canyonlands National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Trails
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Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

1
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Canyonlands National Park

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 22nd (Thu), take some stellar pictures from Grand View Point Overlook, then take in the dramatic natural features at Island in the Sky, and then explore the striking landscape at Mesa Arch.

To find out how to plan a trip to Canyonlands National Park, use our trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Canyonlands National Park in 7 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in November, expect a bit warmer with lows of 29°F in Canyonlands National Park. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can drive to Arches National Park.

Things to do in Canyonlands National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Historic Sites
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Mesa Arch ©
Mesa Arch
Grand View Point Overlook ©
Grand View Point Overlook

3
nights
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Colorado National Monument and Fiery Furnace. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at Delicate Arch, trek along Devils Garden Trailhead, stroll through Landscape Arch, and make a trip to Partition Arch.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Arches National Park online sightseeing planner .

Drive from Canyonlands National Park to Arches National Park in 2 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 55°F, and evening lows to 29°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can drive to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Arches National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Colorado National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Colorado National Monument ©
Colorado National Monument
Delicate Arch ©
Delicate Arch
Double Arch ©
Double Arch

2
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 26th (Mon), trek along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop, then hike along Navajo Loop Trail, and then take some stellar pictures from Inspiration Point. On your second day here, explore the striking landscape of Peek-A-Boo Loop.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Bryce Canyon National Park trip itinerary website .

Traveling by car from Arches National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Arches National Park in November, with highs in Bryce Canyon National Park at 47°F and lows at 18°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Trails
Highlights from your plan
Inspiration Point ©
Inspiration Point

3
nights
Zion National Park

Zion National Park ©
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
Get in touch with nature at The Narrows and Zion Canyon Scenic Drive. Step out of Zion National Park to go to Rockville and see Rockville Bridge, which is approximately 40 minutes away. Spend the 30th (Fri) exploring nature at Zion National Park. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Angel's Landing.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Zion National Park tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Bryce Canyon National Park to Zion National Park takes 3 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in November; daily highs in Zion National Park reach 61°F and lows reach 29°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to travel to Boulder.

Things to do in Zion National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Rockville Bridge
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The Narrows ©
The Narrows
Angel's Landing ©
Angel's Landing
Zion National Park ©
Zion National Park

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nights
Boulder

Located in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, Boulder is a busy college town known for its progressive values and natural resource conservation.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Carousel of Happiness and Hallett Peak. Escape the urban bustle at Trail Ridge Road and Flatirons. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Boulder: Spas & Wellness (in Estes Park) and Coors Brewery (in Golden). Next up on the itinerary: get a taste of the local shopping with Pearl Street Mall and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Humane Society of Boulder Valley.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Boulder trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by combination of taxi, flight, and bus from Zion National Park to Boulder takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and train. When traveling from Zion National Park in November, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Boulder: temperatures range from 55°F by day to 31°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Boulder

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

Side Trips

Rocky Mountain National Park, Spas & Wellness, Carousel of Happiness, Coors Brewery
Highlights from your plan
Spas & Wellness
Carousel of Happiness ©
Carousel of Happiness
Hallett Peak ©
Hallett Peak

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