35 days in United States Itinerary

35 days in United States Itinerary

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Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve
— 2 nights
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Mesa Verde National Park
— 3 nights
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Arches National Park
— 3 nights
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Canyonlands National Park
— 2 nights
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Bryce Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
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Page
— 3 nights
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Zion National Park
— 3 nights
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Grand Teton National Park
— 3 nights
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Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
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Glacier National Park
— 4 nights
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Wind Cave National Park
— 3 nights
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Badlands National Park
— 2 nights

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Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve ©
Explore Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve's surroundings by going to Fort Garland (White Mountain Trading Post & Fort Garland Museum and Cultural Center).

Before you visit Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Kansas City to Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Kansas City to Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Kansas City in June, expect cooler with lows of 42°F in Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel to Mesa Verde National Park.

Things to do in Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve

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High Dune Trail ©
High Dune Trail
Fort Garland Museum and Cultural Center ©
Fort Garland Museum and Cultural Center
White Mountain Trading Post ©
White Mountain Trading Post

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Mesa Verde National Park

Mesa Verde National Park ©
Whereas most national parks are primarily devoted to showcasing unique and special landscapes, Mesa Verde National Park focuses on ancient human habitation.
Take a break from Mesa Verde National Park with a short trip to Four Corners Monument in Teec Nos Pos, about 1h 20 min away. There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at Balcony House, don't miss a visit to Park Point, steep yourself in history at Cliff Palace, and hike along Petroglyph Point Hike.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Mesa Verde National Park trip planning tool.

Explore your travel options from Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve to Mesa Verde National Park with the Route module. When traveling from Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve in June, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Mesa Verde National Park: temperatures range from 89°F by day to 46°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can drive to Arches National Park.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Scenic Drive

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Long House ©
Long House
Balcony House ©
Balcony House
Cliff Palace ©
Cliff Palace

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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.
Arches National Park is known for nature, trails, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Double Arch, take a memorable drive along Arches National Park Scenic Drive, don't miss a visit to Delicate Arch, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Windows.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Arches National Park route planner.

You can drive from Mesa Verde National Park to Arches National Park in 4 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Mesa Verde National Park in June, with highs in Arches National Park at 95°F and lows at 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Canyonlands National Park.

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Double Arch ©
Double Arch
Delicate Arch ©
Delicate Arch
Fiery Furnace ©
Fiery Furnace

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): take some stellar pictures from Green River Overlook, then take in the dramatic natural features at Mesa Arch, then explore the striking landscape at Island in the Sky, and finally trek along Pothole Point Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Monument Basin, take in the dramatic natural features at White Crack, and then get great views at Grand View Point Overlook.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Canyonlands National Park route tool.

Getting from Arches National Park to Canyonlands National Park by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 95°F in June, and nighttime lows around 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Canyonlands National Park

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors
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Mesa Arch ©
Mesa Arch
Grand View Point Overlook ©
Grand View Point Overlook
Monument Basin ©
Monument Basin

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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.
Bryce Canyon National Park is known for trails, nature, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: hike along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop, look for all kinds of wild species at Rim Trail, stroll through Sunset Point, and take a pleasant ride with Canyon Trail Rides.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Bryce Canyon National Park road trip site.

You can drive from Canyonlands National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park in 5.5 hours. Traveling from Canyonlands National Park in July, expect Bryce Canyon National Park to be little chillier, temps between 81°F and 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Page.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

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Navajo/Queens Garden Loop ©
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop
Inspiration Point ©
Inspiration Point
Navajo Loop Trail ©
Navajo Loop Trail

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Page

Center of Canyon Country

Originally little more than a simple camp constructed to house workers who built a nearby dam on the Colorado River, Page is now a popular stop for travelers preparing a trip to Arizona's canyon country.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, then capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, then explore the stunning scenery at Antelope Canyon, and finally take in breathtaking views at Lower Antelope Canyon. On the 7th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the views from Navajo Bridge, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Powell, then take in the dramatic natural features at Horseshoe Bend, and finally have fun at Gunfighter Canyon.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Page online trip builder.

You can drive from Bryce Canyon National Park to Page in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and shuttle. When traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Page: temperatures range from 98°F by day to 73°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Page

Parks · Nature · Tours · Outdoors

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Photography Tours
Horseshoe Bend ©
Horseshoe Bend
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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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.
Spend the 9th (Fri) exploring nature at The Narrows. Spend the 10th (Sat) exploring nature at Zion National Park. Next up on the itinerary: hike along Angel's Landing, take in breathtaking views at Zion's Main Canyon, and cruise along Zion Canyon Scenic Drive.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Zion National Park planning app.

You can do a combination of shuttle and car from Page to Zion National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Page in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Zion National Park, with lows of 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
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The Narrows ©
The Narrows
Zion National Park ©
Zion National Park
Angel's Landing ©
Angel's Landing

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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.
On the 12th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Grand Teton.

Before you visit Grand Teton National Park, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by flight from Zion National Park to Grand Teton National Park takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and taxi. In July, Grand Teton National Park is slightly colder than Zion National Park - with highs of 79°F and lows of 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors
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Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
National Park Float Trips ©
National Park Float Trips
Signal Mountain Summit Road ©
Signal Mountain Summit Road

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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.
Yellowstone National Park is known for nature, wildlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, take some stellar pictures from Lookout Point, explore the activities along Firehole River, and witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful.

To see traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park trip planning app.

Getting from Grand Teton National Park to Yellowstone National Park by car takes about 1.5 hours. In July, Yellowstone National Park is a bit cooler than Grand Teton National Park - with highs of 73°F and lows of 39°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

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Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring

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Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park ©

Crown of the Continent

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.
Glacier National Park is known for nature, scenic drive, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the sheer force of Virginia Falls, take some stellar pictures from Jackson Glacier Overlook, explore the activities along Avalanche Lake, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Grinnell Glacier.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Glacier National Park road trip planning website.

Drive from Yellowstone National Park to Glacier National Park in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July; daily highs in Glacier National Park reach 85°F and lows reach 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel to Wind Cave National Park.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
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Virginia Falls ©
Virginia Falls
Iceberg Lake Trail ©
Iceberg Lake Trail
Going-to-the-Sun Road ©
Going-to-the-Sun Road

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Wind Cave National Park

Wind Cave National Park ©
Wind Cave National Park presents one of the United States' few remaining intact prairies.
On the 22nd (Thu), hike along Rankin Ridge Nature Trail, then take a memorable drive along Needles Highway, and then take in the awesome beauty at Black Elk Peak. Keep things going the next day: wander the wide-open spaces of Windcross Conservancy, hike along Elk Mountain Nature Trail, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Wind Cave National Park.

For maps and other tourist information, you can read our Wind Cave National Park journey maker site.

Explore your travel options from Glacier National Park to Wind Cave National Park with the Route module. When traveling from Glacier National Park in July, plan for little chillier days in Wind Cave National Park, with highs around 80°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Badlands National Park.

Things to do in Wind Cave National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

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Black Elk Peak ©
Black Elk Peak
Wind Cave National Park ©
Wind Cave National Park
Windcross Conservancy ©
Windcross Conservancy

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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 24th (Sat), explore the striking landscape of Badlands National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Yellow Mounds Overlook, then take in the dramatic natural features at Badlands Wall, then cruise along Loop Road, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Roberts Prairie Dog Town.

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Traveling by car from Wind Cave National Park to Badlands National Park takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Wind Cave National Park in July, things will get a bit warmer in Badlands National Park: highs are around 91°F and lows about 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Badlands National Park

Parks · Nature · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

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Loop Road ©
Loop Road
Badlands National Park ©
Badlands National Park
Badlands Wall ©
Badlands Wall

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