27 days in United States Itinerary

27 days in United States Itinerary

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Start: Orange
Drive:  7 h
1
Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
Bus + Fly:  4 h
2
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  7 h
3
Redwood National Park
— Few hours
Drive:  9 h 45 min
4
Seattle
— 1 night
Drive:  13 h 15 min
5
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
6
Grand Teton National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  5 h 45 min
7
Salt Lake City
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h 15 min
8
Arches National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h
9
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 1 day
Drive:  2 h 45 min
10
Zion National Park
— 4 nights
+4
Shuttle + Foot + Shuttle + Foot + Shuttle:  10 h
11
Grand Canyon National Park
— 8 nights
Drive:  7 h 45 min
End: Orange

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): admire the masterpieces at Yosemite Museum Gallery, admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls, and then explore the striking landscape at El Capitan.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park online driving holiday planner.

Orange to Yosemite National Park is an approximately 7- hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. When traveling from Orange in May, plan for a bit cooler days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 65°F, while nights are much colder with lows around 34°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Nature Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Yosemite Falls ©
Yosemite Falls
El Capitan ©
El Capitan
Yosemite Museum Gallery ©
Yosemite Museum Gallery

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 27th (Wed), don't miss a visit to Nob Hill, see the interesting displays at Cable Car Museum, then cast your line with a fishing tour, then contemplate the long history of SS Jeremiah O'Brien, and finally step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Thu): stop by SoMa, then admire the masterpieces at Asian Art Museum, then enjoy the sand and surf at Fort Funston National Park, and finally kick back and relax at China Beach.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco road trip planning tool.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in May, plan for somewhat warmer nights in San Francisco, with lows around 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Redwood National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
SS Jeremiah O'Brien ©
SS Jeremiah O'Brien

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Redwood National Park

Redwood National Park
Redwood National Park is home to a tremendous collection of the world's tallest type of tree.
To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Redwood National Park driving holiday planning tool.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from San Francisco to Redwood National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from San Francisco in May; daily highs in Redwood National Park reach 60°F and lows reach 47°F. On the 29th (Fri), you're off to Seattle.

Things to do in Redwood National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

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Seattle

Seattle ©
Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sat): take a stroll through Pike Place Market, explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle, then take in the waterfront at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, then visit a coastal fixture at West Point Lighthouse, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Alki Beach.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Seattle travel route planning site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Redwood National Park to Seattle. Traveling from Redwood National Park in May, you will find days in Seattle are a bit warmer (68°F), and nights are about the same (52°F). On the 31st (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Shopping Beaches

Side Trip

Mercer Slough Nature Park
Highlights from your plan
Hiram M. Chittenden Locks ©
Hiram M. Chittenden Locks
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

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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.
Take a break from the city and head to Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Old Faithful. There's much more to do: take in the natural beauty of Black Sand Basin, take in the dramatic scenery at Upper Falls of the Yellowstone River, admire the local landmark of Fountain Paint Pot, and identify plant and animal life at Gibbon Falls.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park attractions planning website.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Seattle to Yellowstone National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Seattle to Yellowstone National Park. Traveling from Seattle in May, expect nights in Yellowstone National Park to be cooler, around 27°F, while days are slightly colder, around 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to drive to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring

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Grand Teton National Park

Grand Teton National Park ©
The peaks of Grand Teton National Park aren't the highest in the world, but they sit atop what might be nature's archetypes for mountains.
Popular historic sites such as Chapel of the Transfiguration and Chapel of the Sacred Heart are in your itinerary. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Murie Centre and Mormon Row Historic District. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Grand Teton, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Potholes Turnout, Grand Teton National Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Jenny Lake Trail, and take a peaceful walk through Bridger Teton National Forest.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Grand Teton National Park trip maker website.

Traveling by car from Yellowstone National Park to Grand Teton National Park takes 1.5 hours. When traveling from Yellowstone National Park in June, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Grand Teton National Park: temperatures range from 72°F by day to 39°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Bridger Teton National Forest
Highlights from your plan
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
Taggart Lake ©
Taggart Lake
Jenny Lake Trail ©
Jenny Lake Trail

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of The Tabernacle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple Square, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Salt Lake Temple, then learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum of Utah, and finally pause for some photo ops at National Pony Express Monument.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Salt Lake City day trip app.

Traveling by flight from Grand Teton National Park to Salt Lake City takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. When traveling from Grand Teton National Park in June, plan for somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Salt Lake City: temperatures range from 89°F by day to 62°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel to Arches National Park.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Temple Square ©
Temple Square
Natural History Museum of Utah ©
Natural History Museum of Utah
The Tabernacle ©
The Tabernacle

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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.
On the 8th (Mon), explore the striking landscape at Landscape Arch, take in the dramatic natural features at Tunnel Arch, explore the striking landscape at Turret Arch, take in the dramatic natural features at Double Arch, then explore the striking landscape at Delicate Arch, and finally trek along Fiery Furnace.

For reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Arches National Park trip itinerary app.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Salt Lake City to Arches National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and car. While traveling from Salt Lake City, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Arches National Park, ranging from highs of 95°F to lows of 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Arches National Park

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

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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 9th (Tue), explore the striking landscape at Natural Bridge, then hike along Queen's Garden Trail, then take in breathtaking views at Sunset Point, and finally trek along Navajo Loop Trail.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Bryce Canyon National Park tour builder tool.

Drive from Arches National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Arches National Park in June, expect nights in Bryce Canyon National Park to be much colder, around 40°F, while days are little chillier, around 79°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Natural Bridge
Highlights from your plan
Navajo Loop Trail ©
Navajo Loop Trail
Natural Bridge ©
Natural Bridge

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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.
Take a break from the city and head to Zion National Park and Angel's Landing. There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape of The Narrows, mingle with the ghosts of the past at Grafton Cemetery (Ghost Town), take in breathtaking views at Zion's Main Canyon, and trek along Kayenta Trail.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Zion National Park tour itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Bryce Canyon National Park to Zion National Park in 3 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in June: high temperatures in Zion National Park hover around 94°F and lows are around 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Grafton Cemetery (Ghost Town)
Highlights from your plan
The Narrows ©
The Narrows
Zion National Park ©
Zion National Park
Angel's Landing ©
Angel's Landing

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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.
Visiting Grand Canyon South Rim and Kolb Studio will get you outdoors. Bright Angel Point and Tusayan Museum will appeal to history buffs. Next up on the itinerary: hike along Bright Angel Trail, explore the stunning scenery at Inner Canyon, tour the pleasant surroundings at Tanner Trail, and admire all the interesting features of Cape Royal.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park road trip planning website.

Take a shuttle from Zion National Park to Grand Canyon National Park in 10 hours. Traveling from Zion National Park in June, expect Grand Canyon National Park to be little chillier, temps between 85°F and 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails
Highlights from your plan
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail