25 days in United States Itinerary

25 days in United States Itinerary

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1
Carlsbad Caverns National Park
— 2 nights
2
Joshua Tree National Park
— 2 nights
3
Death Valley National Park
— 2 nights
4
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
5
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
6
San Francisco
— 1 night
7
South Lake Tahoe
— 1 night
8
Salt Lake City
— 1 night
9
Denver
— 2 nights
10
Alamogordo
— 3 nights

2
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Carlsbad Caverns National Park

Carlsbad Caverns National Park ©
The canyons, cacti, and thorny bushes of the southern New Mexico desert hide one of the U.S.'s great subterranean geological wonders, Carlsbad Caverns National Park.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): explore the striking landscape at Bottomless Pit, then get a dose of the wild on Carlsbad Caverns Natural Entrance Tour, then Head underground at Big Room, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of King's Palace.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Carlsbad Caverns National Park trip planner.

Saint Louis to Carlsbad Caverns National Park is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Saint Louis to Carlsbad Caverns National Park due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Saint Louis in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Carlsbad Caverns National Park, with highs around 97°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 71°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Joshua Tree National Park.

Things to do in Carlsbad Caverns National Park

Nature · Parks · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Big Room ©
Big Room
King's Palace ©
King's Palace
Bottomless Pit ©
Bottomless Pit

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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 14th (Tue), admire the verdant scenery at Hidden Valley Nature Trail, contemplate the long history of Keys Ranch, and then identify plant and animal life at Barker Dam Trail.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Joshua Tree National Park trip planning site.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Carlsbad Caverns National Park to Joshua Tree National Park in 9 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car, bus, and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Carlsbad Caverns National Park in July; daily highs in Joshua Tree National Park reach 103°F and lows reach 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to drive to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Joshua Tree National Park

Parks · Wildlife · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Hidden Valley Nature Trail ©
Hidden Valley Nature Trail
Barker Dam Trail
Barker Dam Trail
Keys Ranch ©
Keys Ranch

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Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Devil's Golf Course as well as Dante's View. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): get great views at Dante's View, take in the dramatic natural features at Devil's Golf Course, steep yourself in history at Eureka Mine, then steep yourself in history at Harmony Borax Works, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Zabriskie Point. Keep things going the next day: see a world frozen in time at Ghost Town of Schwab, then explore the striking landscape at The Devil's Speedway, then explore the activities along Badwater Basin, and finally take an in-depth tour of The Ranch at Furnace Creek.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Death Valley National Park trip itinerary tool.

You can drive from Joshua Tree National Park to Death Valley National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Death Valley National Park when traveling from Joshua Tree National Park in July, with lows around 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Daylight Pass ©
Daylight Pass
Harmony Borax Works ©
Harmony Borax Works

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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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): hike along General Grant Tree Trail, then delve into the lush surroundings at Grant Grove, and then explore the stunning scenery at Kings Canyon National Park. On your second day here, take in the dramatic natural features at Moro Rock Trail, then contemplate the long history of General Sherman Tree, and then hike along Lakes Trail in Sequoia National Park.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park driving holiday website.

You can drive from Death Valley National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 7 hours. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in July, plan for slightly colder nights in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, with lows around 66°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can catch the bus to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Grant Grove ©
Grant Grove
Moro Rock Trail ©
Moro Rock Trail
Lakes Trail in Sequoia National Park ©
Lakes Trail in Sequoia National Park

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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.
Get in touch with nature at Glacier Point and Tioga Pass. Attractions like Vernal Fall and Fishing Charters & Tours make great kid-friendly stops. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Panorama Trail, make a trip to Olmsted Point, admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls, and take in the dramatic natural features at El Capitan.

Find out how to plan Yosemite National Park trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Traveling by bus from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park takes 8.5 hours. When traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in July, plan for a bit cooler days and cooler nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 83°F by day to 46°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall
Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): browse the exhibits of SS Jeremiah O'Brien and then explore the striking landscape of Alcatraz Island.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco holiday planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and subway; or take a bus. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, plan for slightly colder days and a bit warmer nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 73°F by day to 57°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to drive to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
SS Jeremiah O'Brien ©
SS Jeremiah O'Brien

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South Lake Tahoe

South Lake Tahoe ©
High in the Sierra Nevada mountains on the shore of one of America’s most scenic lakes, South Lake Tahoe captures the spirit of the outdoors and serves as a hub for tourism activities surrounding the lake.
On the 24th (Fri), enjoy the sand and surf at Pope Beach, contemplate the long history of Tallac Historic Site, and then trek along Mt. Tallac Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: immerse yourself in nature at Van Sickle Bi-State Park and then see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the South Lake Tahoe road trip planning app.

Getting from San Francisco to South Lake Tahoe by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in July, you will find days in South Lake Tahoe are somewhat warmer (82°F), and nights are little chillier (46°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Pope Beach ©
Pope Beach
Van Sickle Bi-State Park ©
Van Sickle Bi-State Park
Fishing Charters & Tours

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Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City ©
Utah's capital and most populous city, Salt Lake City boasts a small-town feel, big-city amenities, and plenty of nature on its doorstep.
On the 26th (Sun), pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of the Madeleine, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Tabernacle, then admire the natural beauty at Temple Square, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Salt Lake Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Great Salt Lake and then take in breathtaking views at Big Cottonwood Canyon.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Salt Lake City online attractions planner.

Getting from South Lake Tahoe to Salt Lake City by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from South Lake Tahoe to Salt Lake City. When traveling from South Lake Tahoe in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Salt Lake City, with highs around 95°F, while nights are warmer with lows around 70°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel to Denver.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
Highlights from your plan
The Tabernacle ©
The Tabernacle
Big Cottonwood Canyon ©
Big Cottonwood Canyon
Temple Square ©
Temple Square

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Denver

Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
Kids will enjoy River Rafting & Tubing and Denver Museum of Nature & Science. Popular historic sites such as Denver Union Station and Molly Brown House Museum are in your itinerary. There's much more to do: get to know the resident critters at Denver Zoo, sample the fine beverages at Stranahan's Colorado Whiskey Tour, wander the streets of 16th Street Mall, and take in nature's colorful creations at Denver Botanic Gardens.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Denver sightseeing site.

You can fly from Salt Lake City to Denver in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Salt Lake City in July; daily highs in Denver reach 87°F and lows reach 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Alamogordo.

Things to do in Denver

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

River Rafting & Tubing
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Denver Union Station ©
Denver Union Station
Denver Museum of Nature & Science ©
Denver Museum of Nature & Science

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Alamogordo

Alamogordo ©
Alamogordo is the seat of Otero County, New Mexico, United States. Your day by day itinerary now includes White Sands National Monument. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like New Mexico Rails-to-Trails and Old Apple Barn. Kids will appreciate attractions like Alameda Park Zoo and Shroud Exhibit and Museum. Change things up with a short trip to Three Rivers Petroglyph Site in Tularosa (about 44 minutes away). There's much more to do: make a trip to Giant Alamogordo Landmark, see the interesting displays at Toy Train Depot, immerse yourself in nature at Oliver Lee Memorial State Park, and learn about winemaking at McGinn's PistachioLand.

To find where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Alamogordo route planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Denver to Alamogordo in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, Alamogordo is a bit warmer than Denver - with highs of 94°F and lows of 67°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Alamogordo

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

New Mexico Rails-to-Trails, White Sands National Monument, Three Rivers Petroglyph Site, Old Apple Barn
Highlights from your plan
New Mexico Museum of Space History ©
New Mexico Museum of Space History
Three Rivers Petroglyph Site ©
Three Rivers Petroglyph Site
Old Apple Barn ©
Old Apple Barn

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