26 days in Glacier National Park, Carlsbad Caverns National Park & Everglades National Park Itinerary

26 days in Glacier National Park, Carlsbad Caverns National Park & Everglades National Park Itinerary

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26 days in Glacier National Park, Carlsbad Caverns National Park & Everglades National Park Itinerary

Start: Glacier National Park
1
Glacier National Park
— 8 nights
+2
Taxi + Fly + Drive:  10​h
2
Carlsbad Caverns National Park
— 5 nights
+4
Drive + Fly + Tram + Train + Bus:  10​h 45​min
3
Everglades National Park
— 7 nights
+4
Bus + Train + Tram + Fly + Taxi:  78​h
End: Glacier National Park

8
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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.
Spend the 7th (Mon) exploring nature at Red Rock Falls, Glacier National Park. The adventure continues: walk around Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park, explore the activities along Swiftcurrent Falls, take a memorable drive along Going-to-the-Sun Road, and trek along Iceberg Lake Trail.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Glacier National Park online trip builder .

In September, plan for daily highs up to 70°F, and evening lows to 40°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Going-to-the-Sun Road ©
Going-to-the-Sun Road
Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier

5
nights
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Carlsbad Caverns National Park side-trips: Guadalupe Mountains National Park (in Salt Flat) and Guadalupe Mountains National Park (McKittrick Canyon, Smith Spring, & more). There's still lots to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Big Room, explore the activities along Rattlesnake Springs, take in the dramatic natural features at Hall of The White Giant, and surround yourself with nature on Carlsbad Caverns Natural Entrance Tour.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Carlsbad Caverns National Park vacation planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi, flight, and car from Glacier National Park to Carlsbad Caverns National Park takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. When traveling from Glacier National Park in October, plan for much hotter days and a bit warmer nights in Carlsbad Caverns National Park: temperatures range from 80°F by day to 50°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Greenland.

Things to do in Carlsbad Caverns National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Guadalupe Mountains National Park, Guadalupe Mountains National Park
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Big Room ©
Big Room
Carlsbad Caverns National Park ©
Carlsbad Caverns National Park
King's Palace ©
King's Palace

7
nights
Everglades National Park

Everglades National Park ©
A vast expanse of pristine wetlands, Everglades National Park holds the distinction of being the largest tropical wilderness in the U.S.
Change things up with these side-trips from Everglades National Park: Ochopee (Big Cypress National Preserve & Loop Road). There's lots more to do: grab your bike and head to Shark Valley Visitor Center, contemplate the waterfront views at Mrazek Pond, head outdoors with Osceola panthers, and look for all kinds of wild species at Anhinga Trail.

To find photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Everglades National Park journey planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Carlsbad Caverns National Park to Everglades National Park. Traveling from Carlsbad Caverns National Park to Everglades National Park, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Carlsbad Caverns National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in Everglades National Park, ranging from highs of 87°F to lows of 77°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Everglades National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Ochopee
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Shark Valley Visitor Center ©
Shark Valley Visitor Center
Anhinga Trail ©
Anhinga Trail
Gumbo Limbo Trail ©
Gumbo Limbo Trail

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