31 days in United States Itinerary

31 days in United States Itinerary

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Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
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Crater Lake National Park
— 1 night
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Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
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Arches National Park
— 1 night
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Bryce Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
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Grand Teton National Park
— 2 nights
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Zion National Park
— 2 nights
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Great Smoky Mountains National Park
— 2 nights
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
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Badlands National Park
— 2 nights
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Olympic National Park
— 2 nights
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Mount Rainier National Park
— 2 nights
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Joshua Tree National Park
— 1 night
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Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve
— 1 night
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Canyonlands National Park
— 1 night
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Blue Ridge
— 1 night

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Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©

World's Largest Collection of Geysers

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Get outdoors at Old Faithful and Midway Geyser Basin. There's still lots to do: take in the natural beauty of Upper Geyser Basin, stroll through Fountain Paint Pot, contemplate the waterfront views at Firehole River, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Aurum Geyser.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park itinerary planner.

Washington DC to Yellowstone National Park is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Washington DC to Yellowstone National Park. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Washington DC in August: highs in Yellowstone National Park hover around 70°F, while lows dip to 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Crater Lake National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

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Must see
Aurum Geyser
5.0
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Old Faithful
4.5

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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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Crater Lake National Park.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Crater Lake National Park trip itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Yellowstone National Park to Crater Lake National Park by flight takes about 11.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car, bus, shuttle, and taxi. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Crater Lake National Park, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August: high temperatures in Crater Lake National Park hover around 93°F and lows are around 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Crater Lake National Park

Nature · Parks
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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.
On the 8th (Sat), take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, stroll through Panorama Trail, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, then look for all kinds of wild species at Nature Center at Happy Isles, and finally explore and take pictures at Tioga Pass. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the activities along Tenaya Lake, stroll through Lembert Dome, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Tuolumne Meadows, and finally explore the wealth of natural beauty at Swinging Bridge Picnic Area Yosemite National Park CA.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park itinerary planning tool.

Drive from Crater Lake National Park to Yosemite National Park in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Crater Lake National Park in August; daily highs in Yosemite National Park reach 81°F and lows reach 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel to Arches National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

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Must see
Glacier Point
4.9
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Vernal Fall
4.8
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Tuolumne Meadows
4.7

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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 11th (Tue): cruise along Arches National Park Scenic Drive, take in the dramatic natural features at Turret Arch, then explore the striking landscape at Double Arch, then don't miss a visit to Delicate Arch, and finally explore the striking landscape at Fiery Furnace.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Arches National Park road trip website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Yosemite National Park to Arches National Park. Traveling from Yosemite National Park to Arches National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, things will get somewhat warmer in Arches National Park: highs are around 92°F and lows about 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Arches National Park

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Geologic Formation
Delicate Arch
4.9
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Geologic Formation
Double Arch
4.9
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Geologic Formation
Fiery Furnace
4.8

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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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): take in the dramatic natural features at Natural Bridge, take some stellar pictures from Inspiration Point, stroll through Queen's Garden Trail, take in breathtaking views at Sunset Point, then trek along Navajo Loop Trail, and finally hike along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Thu): stroll through Peek-A-Boo Loop.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Bryce Canyon National Park road trip planning tool.

You can 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 August, expect Bryce Canyon National Park to be little chillier, temps between 77°F and 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

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Must see
Peek-A-Boo Loop
4.9
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Must see
Navajo Loop Trail
4.9

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Grand Teton National Park

Grand Teton National Park ©

Mountains of the Imagination

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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Grand Teton. On the next day, explore the stunning scenery at Cascade Canyon, then hike along Cascade Canyon Trail, then explore and take pictures at Teton Park Road, and finally take a memorable drive along 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Grand Teton National Park day trip app.

Traveling by flight from Bryce Canyon National Park to Grand Teton National Park takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and taxi. In August, daily temperatures in Grand Teton National Park can reach 78°F, while at night they dip to 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors
Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Grand Teton
4.9
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Hiking Trail
Cascade Canyon Trail
4.9
Scenic Drive
Teton Park Road
4.9

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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.
On the 16th (Sun), explore the striking landscape of The Narrows.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Zion National Park travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Grand Teton National Park to Zion National Park takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Grand Teton National Park in August, with highs in Zion National Park at 90°F and lows at 54°F. On the 17th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

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Must see
The Narrows
4.9

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Great Smoky Mountains National Park ©

A Wondrous Diversity of Life

Great Smoky Mountains National Park contains some of the highest mountains east of the Mississippi River, but it's the ease of access that makes this national park the United States' most visited.
On the 18th (Tue), identify plant and animal life at Cades Cove, admire the sheer force of Abrams Falls Trail, then stroll through Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail, and finally walk around Chimneys Picnic Area. Keep things going the next day: admire the sheer force of Laurel Falls, then hike along Fighting Creek Trail, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Clingmans Dome.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park trip planner.

You can fly from Zion National Park to Great Smoky Mountains National Park in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 2 hours. Traveling from Zion National Park in August, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 68°F in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

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Must see
Cades Cove
4.4
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Mountain
Clingmans Dome
4.8

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): take in the dramatic scenery at Grizzly Falls, explore the striking landscape at Moro Rock Trail, then take a peaceful walk through Giant Forest, then contemplate the long history of General Sherman Tree, and finally hike along Lakes Trail in Sequoia National Park.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park road trip site.

Traveling by flight from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park takes 12 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Great Smoky Mountains National Park in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, with highs around 95°F, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 63°F. On the 21st (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Badlands National Park.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

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Must see
Giant Forest
4.9
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Geologic Formation
Moro Rock Trail
4.9

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Badlands National Park

Badlands National Park ©
Although Badlands National Park's name might not be the most inviting, its landscape of pinnacles, eroded buttes, spires, and an expansive, pristine mixed-grass prairie remain enticing.
On the 22nd (Sat), take in the dramatic natural features at Badlands Wall, admire all the interesting features of Loop Road, explore the striking landscape at Panorama Point Overlook, then explore the striking landscape of White River Valley Overlook, then take in the dramatic natural features at Big Badlands Overlook, and finally hike along Notch Trail.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Badlands National Park day trip planning site.

You can fly from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Badlands National Park in 11 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Badlands National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in August, with highs in Badlands National Park at 87°F and lows at 58°F. On the 23rd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Badlands National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive
Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Loop Road
4.9
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Geologic Formation
Badlands Wall
4.9

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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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): delve into the lush surroundings at Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center, then kick back and relax at Ruby Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Hoh River Trail. On the 25th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: cruise along Hurricane Ridge, stroll through Second Beach Trail, and then take a memorable drive along Olympic Peninsula Loop Drive.

To see reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Olympic National Park tour itinerary maker site.

Traveling by flight from Badlands National Park to Olympic National Park takes 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and ferry. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Badlands National Park in August, expect Olympic National Park to be a bit cooler, temps between 72°F and 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Mount Rainier National Park.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Scenic Drive
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Ruby Beach
4.8
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Scenic Drive
Hurricane Ridge
4.8

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Mount Rainier National Park

Mount Rainier National Park ©
The star attraction of Mt.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Rainier, hike along Skyline Trail, then take in the awesome beauty at Paradise Valley, then take in the dramatic scenery at Comet Falls, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Christine Falls Viewpoint. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Trail of the Shadows, then hike along Mt. Fremont Lookout Trail, then trek along Burroughs Mountain Trail, and finally trek along Wonderland Trail.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Mount Rainier National Park road trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Olympic National Park to Mount Rainier National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and shuttle. When traveling from Olympic National Park in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Mount Rainier National Park, with highs around 80°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel to Joshua Tree National Park.

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

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Must see
Skyline Trail
5.0
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Mount Rainier
4.7

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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 28th (Fri), explore the striking landscape at Wonderland of Rocks.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Joshua Tree National Park itinerary planning app.

You can fly from Mount Rainier National Park to Joshua Tree National Park in 8 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. In August, Joshua Tree National Park is much warmer than Mount Rainier National Park - with highs of 101°F and lows of 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve.

Things to do in Joshua Tree National Park

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Geologic Formation
Wonderland of Rocks
5.0

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Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve ©
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Little Medano Creek, then admire nature's extreme beauty at High Dune Trail, and then stroll through Mosca Pass Trail.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve day trip website.

Explore your travel options from Joshua Tree National Park to Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve with the Route module. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Joshua Tree National Park in August, with highs in Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve at 80°F and lows at 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel to Canyonlands National Park.

Things to do in Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve

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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.
On the 30th (Sun), explore the striking landscape at Island in the Sky.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Canyonlands National Park visit planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve to Canyonlands National Park. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve in August, with highs in Canyonlands National Park at 92°F and lows at 63°F. You will have some time to spend on the 30th (Sun) before leaving for Blue Ridge.

Things to do in Canyonlands National Park

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Blue Ridge

Blue Ridge
Blue Ridge is a census-designated place (CDP) in Botetourt County, Virginia, United States. To see reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Blue Ridge trip itinerary planning website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Canyonlands National Park to Blue Ridge. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. On the 31st (Mon), you'll travel back home.

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