28 days in United States Itinerary

28 days in United States Itinerary

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28 days in United States Itinerary

Start: San Diego
Drive:  8​h 30​min
1
Grand Canyon National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  18​h
2
Redwood National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 30​min
3
Crater Lake National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  9​h
4
Forks
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Olympic National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  10​h
6
Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  10​h 15​min
7
Denver
— 3 nights
Drive:  19​h 45​min
End: Dandridge

5
nights
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.
Mooney Falls has been added to your itinerary. Take a break from the city and head to Yaki Point and Point Imperial Drive. Get some cultural insight at Kolb Studio and Yavapai Geology Museum. Next up on the itinerary: trek along Hermit Trail, walk around Indian Garden, don't miss a visit to Grand Canyon Railway Depot, and explore the stunning scenery at Inner Canyon.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park day trip planning app .

San Diego to Grand Canyon National Park is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. Traveling from San Diego to Grand Canyon National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Diego in September, plan for cooler nights in Grand Canyon National Park, with lows around 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Redwood National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Mooney Falls
Highlights from your plan
Yaki Point ©
Yaki Point
Hermit Trail ©
Hermit Trail
Kolb Studio ©
Kolb Studio

1
night
Redwood National Park

Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park is home to a tremendous collection of the world's tallest type of tree.
On the 20th (Sun), hike along Trillium Falls Hike and then delve into the lush surroundings at Tall Trees Grove. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Mon): hike along California Coastal Trail.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Redwood National Park tour builder tool .

Explore your travel options from Grand Canyon National Park to Redwood National Park with the Route module. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Redwood National Park due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Grand Canyon National Park, expect little chillier days and somewhat warmer nights in Redwood National Park, ranging from highs of 66°F to lows of 50°F. On the 21st (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Crater Lake National Park.

Things to do in Redwood National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Trillium Falls Hike ©
Trillium Falls Hike
California Coastal Trail ©
California Coastal Trail
Tall Trees Grove ©
Tall Trees Grove

4
nights
Crater Lake National Park

Crater Lake National Park ©
Reaching a depth of 592 m (1,943 ft), Crater Lake is the deepest lake in the United States.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Rogue River Gorge Viewpoint and Sun Notch Trail. Visiting Annie Creek Canyon and Vidae Falls will get you outdoors. Explore Crater Lake National Park's surroundings by going to Umpqua National Forest (in Umpqua) and Natural Bridge Viewpoint (in Prospect). There's still lots to do: trek along Castle Crest Wildflower Trail, explore and take pictures at Rogue-Umpqua Scenic Byway, take in the dramatic scenery at Plaikni Falls, and contemplate the long history of Fort Klamath Museum.

To find other places to visit and other tourist information, go to the Crater Lake National Park driving holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Redwood National Park to Crater Lake National Park takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. When traveling from Redwood National Park in September, plan for a bit warmer days in Crater Lake National Park, with highs around 83°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Forks.

Things to do in Crater Lake National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Prospect, Fort Klamath Museum, Umpqua National Forest, Rogue-Umpqua Scenic Byway
Highlights from your plan
Rogue River Gorge Viewpoint ©
Rogue River Gorge Viewpoint
Fort Klamath Museum ©
Fort Klamath Museum
Watchman Peak ©
Watchman Peak

3
nights
Forks

Forks ©
Forks is a city in Clallam County, Washington, United States. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes First Beach as well as Quileute Indian Reservation. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at John's Beachcombing Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Second Beach, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Tree Root Cave.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Forks trip itinerary builder site .

Getting from Crater Lake National Park to Forks by car takes about 9 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Crater Lake National Park in September, you will find days in Forks are little chillier (68°F), and nights are about the same (49°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Forks

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

La Push
Highlights from your plan
First Beach ©
First Beach
John's Beachcombing Museum ©
John's Beachcombing Museum
Quileute Indian Reservation ©
Quileute Indian Reservation

4
nights
Olympic National Park

Olympic National Park ©
In Olympic National Park, ancient rainforests and ocean tidal pools at lower elevations contrast with wildflower-filled alpine meadows and snowcapped peaks.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Olympic Peninsula Loop Drive and Dungeness River Audubon Center. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Feiro Marine Life Center and New Dungeness Lighthouse. Explore Olympic National Park's surroundings by going to Sequim (Sequim Bay State Park & Jardin du Soleil) and Quinault (Quinault Big Spruce Tree & Merriman Falls). There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Deer Park, take in the dramatic scenery at Bunch Creek Falls, and hike along Ozette Loop Hike.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Olympic National Park trip itinerary maker app .

Explore your travel options from Forks to Olympic National Park with the Route module. In September, daytime highs in Olympic National Park are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Sequim, Quinault, Feiro Marine Life Center
Highlights from your plan
Dungeness River Audubon Center ©
Dungeness River Audubon Center
Olympic Peninsula Loop Drive ©
Olympic Peninsula Loop Drive
Deer Park ©
Deer Park

4
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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): take in the dramatic natural features at Artists’ Paintpots, take in the dramatic natural features at Gibbon Falls, then admire all the interesting features of Firehole Canyon Drive, then explore the striking landscape at Biscuit Basin, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Castle Geyser. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Dragon's Mouth Springs, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Mud Volcano, then identify plant and animal life at Lehardy's Rapids, and finally explore the striking landscape of Lake Butte Overlook.

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

Explore your travel options from Olympic National Park to Yellowstone National Park with the Route module. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In October, Yellowstone National Park is slightly colder than Olympic National Park - with highs of 47°F and lows of 25°F. On the 5th (Mon), you're off toDenver.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

John D Rockefeller Jr Memorial Parkway
Highlights from your plan
Grand Loop Road ©
Grand Loop Road
Firehole Canyon Drive ©
Firehole Canyon Drive
West Thumb Geyser Basin ©
West Thumb Geyser Basin

3
nights
Denver

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.
Get some cultural insight at Hotel de Paris Museum and Center for Colorado Women's History at the Byers-Evans House. Get in touch with nature at Summit Lake Park and Capital Prize Gold Mine Tour. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at National Ballpark Museum, sample the tasty concoctions at Falling Rock Tap House, explore the different monuments and memorials at Fort Logan National Cemetary, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Trinity United Methodist Church.

To find ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Denver day trip planning tool .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to Denver in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car, shuttle, and flight; or drive. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in October, things will get a bit warmer in Denver: highs are around 67°F and lows about 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Denver

Museums Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Georgetown, Summit Lake Park
Highlights from your plan
Hotel de Paris Museum ©
Hotel de Paris Museum
National Ballpark Museum ©
National Ballpark Museum

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