23 days in United States Itinerary

23 days in United States Itinerary

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New Orleans
— 2 nights
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Canyonlands National Park
— 3 nights
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Arches National Park
— 1 night
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Telluride
— 1 night
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Mesa Verde National Park
— 1 night
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Petrified Forest National Park
— 1 night
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
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Joshua Tree National Park
— 1 night
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
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Olympic Valley
— 1 night
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Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights

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New Orleans

New Orleans ©

The Big Easy

Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): wander the streets of Royal Street, learn about all things military at The National WWII Museum, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden District. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at Faulkner House Books, get to know the fascinating history of French Quarter, see the interesting displays at Cabildo, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Louis Cathedral, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Jackson Square.

For traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the New Orleans attractions website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to New Orleans. Expect a daytime high around 70°F in May, and nighttime lows around 70°F. You will have some time to spend on the 30th (Sun) before leaving for Canyonlands National Park.

Things to do in New Orleans

Highlights from your plan
The National WWII Museum ©
The National WWII Museum
Garden District ©
Garden District
French Quarter ©
French Quarter

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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.
When in Canyonlands National Park, make a side trip to see Natural Bridges National Monument in Blanding, approximately Blanding away. And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at Island in the Sky, contemplate the waterfront views at Cataract Canyon, get to know the fascinating history of Monument Basin, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Pothole Point Trail.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Canyonlands National Park planning app.

You can fly from New Orleans to Canyonlands National Park in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from New Orleans to Canyonlands National Park, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New Orleans in May, expect nights in Canyonlands National Park to be much colder, around 49°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Arches National Park.

Things to do in Canyonlands National Park

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Natural Bridges National Monument ©
Natural Bridges National Monument
Mesa Arch ©
Mesa Arch
Grand View Point Overlook ©
Grand View Point Overlook

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Arches National Park

Arches National Park ©

A Red Rock Wonderland

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 4th (Fri): take in the dramatic natural features at Windows, make a trip to Wolfe Ranch, then don't miss a visit to Delicate Arch, and finally trek along Devils Garden Trailhead.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Arches National Park travel planner.

Getting from Canyonlands National Park to Arches National Park by car takes about 1.5 hours. In June in Arches National Park, expect temperatures between 95°F during the day and 61°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to drive to Telluride.

Things to do in Arches National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
Highlights from your plan
Devils Garden Trailhead ©
Devils Garden Trailhead
Wolfe Ranch ©
Wolfe Ranch
Delicate Arch ©
Delicate Arch

1
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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. On the 5th (Sat), steep yourself in history at New Sheridan Hotel, hike along Hope Lake, then get engrossed in the history at Telluride Historical Museum, and finally take a stroll through Town Park.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Telluride holiday maker tool.

Traveling by car from Arches National Park to Telluride takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. When traveling from Arches National Park in June, plan for much colder days in Telluride, with highs around 72°F, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Mesa Verde National Park.

Things to do in Telluride

Parks · Outdoors · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Hope Lake ©
Hope Lake
Telluride Historical Museum ©
Telluride Historical Museum
New Sheridan Hotel ©
New Sheridan Hotel

1
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Mesa Verde National Park

Mesa Verde National Park ©
Whereas most national parks are primarily devoted to showcasing unique and special landscapes, Mesa Verde National Park focuses on ancient human habitation.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): explore the ancient world of Far View Sites, examine the collection at Chapin Mesa Archeological Museum, then delve into the distant past at Balcony House, and finally delve into the distant past at Spruce Tree House.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Mesa Verde National Park road trip tool.

Drive from Telluride to Mesa Verde National Park in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. While traveling from Telluride, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Mesa Verde National Park, ranging from highs of 89°F to lows of 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can go by car to Petrified Forest National Park.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Historic Sites · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Balcony House ©
Balcony House
Spruce Tree House ©
Spruce Tree House
Chapin Mesa Archeological Museum ©
Chapin Mesa Archeological Museum

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Petrified Forest National Park

Petrified Forest National Park ©
Petrified Forest National Park presents a surreal landscape of large deposits of petrified wood.
On the 7th (Mon), get engrossed in the history at Painted Desert Inn, trek along Crystal Forest Trail, and then trek along Blue Mesa.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Petrified Forest National Park vacation builder tool.

Drive from Mesa Verde National Park to Petrified Forest National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, and taxi. In June, daytime highs in Petrified Forest National Park are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Petrified Forest National Park

Outdoors · Trails · Parks · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Crystal Forest Trail ©
Crystal Forest Trail
Painted Desert Inn ©
Painted Desert Inn
Blue Mesa ©
Blue Mesa

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, see the interesting displays at Kolb Studio, and then don't miss a visit to Grand Canyon Railway Depot. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Rim Trail.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park visit app.

Traveling by car from Petrified Forest National Park to Grand Canyon National Park takes 4 hours. In June, daytime highs in Grand Canyon National Park are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 42°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can go by car to Joshua Tree National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors · Trails · Parks · Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Kolb Studio ©
Kolb Studio
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

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Joshua Tree National Park

Joshua Tree National Park
Joshua Tree National Park takes its name from the Joshua tree, a twisted, spiky tree with bayonet-shaped leaves at the top that's one of the few plant species hardy enough to thrive in the extreme climate of the Mojave Desert.
On the 10th (Thu), identify plant and animal life at Barker Dam Trail.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Joshua Tree National Park road trip planner.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Joshua Tree National Park in 6.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Joshua Tree National Park. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in June: highs in Joshua Tree National Park hover around 102°F, while lows dip to 73°F. On the 10th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Joshua Tree National Park

Wildlife · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Barker Dam Trail
Barker Dam Trail

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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park ©

A Land of Giants

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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): explore the stunning scenery at Kings Canyon National Park, then delve into the lush surroundings at Giant Forest, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Moro Rock Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Sat): cruise along Kings Canyon Scenic Byway and then take a peaceful walk through Grant Grove.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park journey builder app.

Fly from Joshua Tree National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, and train; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Joshua Tree National Park in June, with highs in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park at 94°F and lows at 62°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel to Olympic Valley.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Trails
Highlights from your plan
Kings Canyon National Park ©
Kings Canyon National Park
Grant Grove ©
Grant Grove
Giant Forest ©
Giant Forest

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Olympic Valley

Olympic Valley ©
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): kick back and relax at Commons Beach Park, then get engrossed in the history at Gatekeeper's Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Watson Cabin Living Museum, and finally explore the activities along Lake Tahoe.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Olympic Valley road trip planning website.

Explore your travel options from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Olympic Valley with the Route module. Traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in June, expect nights in Olympic Valley to be colder, around 36°F, while days are slightly colder, around 76°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Olympic Valley

Parks · Museums · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Commons Beach Park ©
Commons Beach Park
Gatekeeper's Museum ©
Gatekeeper's Museum
Watson Cabin Living Museum ©
Watson Cabin Living Museum

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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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): get great views at Yosemite, Tunnel View and then hike along Mariposa Grove. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic natural features at El Capitan, then take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, then view the masterpieces at Ansel Adams Gallery, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park driving holiday website.

Explore your travel options from Olympic Valley to Yosemite National Park with the Route module. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Yosemite National Park when traveling from Olympic Valley in June, with lows around 43°F. On the 16th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
Highlights from your plan
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove
Ansel Adams Gallery ©
Ansel Adams Gallery
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point

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