22 days in United States Itinerary

22 days in United States Itinerary

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22 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly + Drive:  11​h
1
Rocky Mountain National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h
2
Arches National Park
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  9​h 30​min
3
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  9​h 45​min
4
Yellowstone National Park
— 5 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + taxi:  7​h 45​min
5
Glacier National Park
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  8​h 30​min
6
Shenandoah National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Newark

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): trot along with a tour on horseback, take a memorable drive along Trail Ridge Road, and then hike along Emerald Lake Trail.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Rocky Mountain National Park day trip website .

Newark to Rocky Mountain National Park is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Newark to Rocky Mountain National Park due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Newark in May since evenings lows in Rocky Mountain National Park dip to 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can go by car to Arches National Park.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

Horseback Riding Tours
Highlights from your plan
Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road
Emerald Lake Trail ©
Emerald Lake Trail
Horseback Riding Tours

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): take in the dramatic natural features at Turret Arch, take in the dramatic natural features at Double Arch, and then make a trip to Delicate Arch. Keep things going the next day: cruise along Arches National Park Scenic Drive, then take in the dramatic natural features at Windows, then take in the dramatic natural features at Tunnel Arch, and finally explore the striking landscape at Fiery Furnace.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Arches National Park vacation tool .

Getting from Rocky Mountain National Park to Arches National Park by car takes about 8 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, bus, and flight; or do a combination of car, bus, and flight. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Rocky Mountain National Park in May; daily highs in Arches National Park reach 76°F and lows reach 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Arches National Park

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

4
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Glacier Point and Bridalveil Fall. There's much more to do: hike along Mariposa Grove, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Elizabeth Lake, stroll through Panorama Trail, and make a trip to Yosemite Village.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park trip planning tool .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Arches National Park to Yosemite National Park takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Arches National Park to Yosemite National Park is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Arches National Park in May, things will get slightly colder in Yosemite National Park: highs are around 65°F and lows about 34°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove
Bridalveil Fall ©
Bridalveil Fall

5
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.
Visiting Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Grand Prismatic Spring will get you outdoors. Change things up with a short trip to Grand Teton in Grand Teton National Park (about 1h 30 min away). And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Lamar Valley, contemplate the waterfront views at Yellowstone Lake, take in the dramatic natural features at Gibbon Falls, and hike along Natural Bridge Trail.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park visit planner .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Yosemite National Park to Yellowstone National Park in 10 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus, flight, and car. Traveling from Yosemite National Park to Yellowstone National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Yosemite National Park in May, with highs in Yellowstone National Park at 53°F and lows at 27°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Grand Teton
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Lamar Valley ©
Lamar Valley

3
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.
Get outdoors at Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park and Iceberg Lake Trail. Spend the 7th (Sun) exploring nature at Red Rock Falls, Glacier National Park. There's still lots to do: cruise along Going-to-the-Sun Road, trek along Piegan Pass, take in the dramatic natural features at Jackson Glacier Overlook, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Grinnell Glacier.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Glacier National Park planner .

Traveling by combination of car, flight, and taxi from Yellowstone National Park to Glacier National Park takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in June, expect Glacier National Park to be a bit warmer, temps between 75°F and 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Shenandoah National Park.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier
Going-to-the-Sun Road ©
Going-to-the-Sun Road

2
nights
Shenandoah National Park

Shenandoah National Park ©
Shenandoah National Park showcases a particularly scenic section of Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains.
Get outdoors at Luray Caverns and Skyline Drive. Venture out of the city with trips to Copper Fox Distillery (in Sperryville) and Charlottesville (Monticello & C'ville Arts: A Cooperative Gallery). It doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Old Rag Mountain Hike and take in the dramatic scenery at Dark Hollow Falls.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Shenandoah National Park day trip app .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Glacier National Park to Shenandoah National Park in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and shuttle; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 2 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Glacier National Park in June; daily highs in Shenandoah National Park reach 84°F and lows reach 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Shenandoah National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Charlottesville, Luray Caverns, Copper Fox Distillery
Highlights from your plan
Monticello ©
Monticello
Luray Caverns ©
Luray Caverns
Old Rag Mountain Hike ©
Old Rag Mountain Hike

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