35 days in United States Itinerary

35 days in United States Itinerary

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Glacier National Park
— 4 nights
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North Cascades National Park
— 1 night
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Olympic National Park
— 2 nights
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Cannon Beach
— 3 nights
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Crater Lake National Park
— 2 nights
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Redwood National Park
— 1 night
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Lassen Volcanic National Park
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Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 1 night
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Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
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Anaheim
— 6 nights
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Petrified Forest National Park
— 2 nights
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
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Provo
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Helena
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Glacier National Park — 4 nights

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.
Get in touch with nature at McDonald Creek and Apikuni Falls. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to The Polebridge Mercantile and Jackson Glacier Overlook. There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Josephine, trek along Cracker Lake Hike, tour the pleasant surroundings at Granite Park Trail, and get to know the fascinating history of Garden Wall.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Glacier National Park trip planning app.

Richland to Glacier National Park is an approximately 6.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Richland to Glacier National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Richland in September, expect Glacier National Park to be a bit cooler, temps between 70°F and 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to travel to North Cascades National Park.
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North Cascades National Park — 1 night

North Cascades National Park calls visitors to its rugged landscape of high mountain peaks tipped with about 300 glaciers.
On the 3rd (Sun), see human ingenuity at work at Ross Dam and then explore the striking landscape of North Cascades National Park.

To find out how to plan a trip to North Cascades National Park, use our trip itinerary maker.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Glacier National Park to North Cascades National Park. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Glacier National Park in October, expect a bit warmer with lows of 44°F in North Cascades National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Olympic National Park.
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Olympic National Park — 2 nights

In Olympic National Park, ancient rainforests and ocean tidal pools at lower elevations contrast with wildflower-filled alpine meadows and snowcapped peaks.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): admire the sheer force of Murhut Falls and then take in the dramatic scenery at Merriman Falls. On the next day, trek along Ozette Loop Hike and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Storm King.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Olympic National Park online trip itinerary builder.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from North Cascades National Park to Olympic National Park. In October, daily temperatures in Olympic National Park can reach 59°F, while at night they dip to 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel to Cannon Beach.
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Cannon Beach — 3 nights

Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Get some cultural insight at Tillamook Rock Light and Icefire Glassworks. Head to White Bird Gallery and Bronze Coast Galleryfor some retail therapy. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Hug Point State Recreation Site, stroll through Short Sands Beach, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Cannon Beach Distillery, and admire the majestic nature at Tolovana Beach State Recreation Site.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Cannon Beach itinerary maker site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Olympic National Park to Cannon Beach. October in Cannon Beach sees daily highs of 63°F and lows of 48°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Crater Lake National Park.
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Crater Lake National Park — 2 nights

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 9th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Garfield Peak and then hike along Annie Creek Canyon. On your second day here, tour the pleasant surroundings at Sun Notch Trail and then admire the sheer force of Vidae Falls.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Crater Lake National Park trip app.

Traveling by flight from Cannon Beach to Crater Lake National Park takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. When traveling from Cannon Beach in October, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Crater Lake National Park: temperatures range from 71°F by day to 44°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel to Redwood National Park.
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Redwood National Park — 1 night

Redwood National Park is home to a tremendous collection of the world's tallest type of tree.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): trek along California Coastal Trail and then take a peaceful walk through Tall Trees Grove.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Redwood National Park itinerary maker.

You can drive from Crater Lake National Park to Redwood National Park in 5 hours. When traveling from Crater Lake National Park in October, plan for little chillier days in Redwood National Park, with highs around 64°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel to Lassen Volcanic National Park.
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Lassen Volcanic National Park

In Lassen Volcanic National Park, steaming volcanic mountains give way to alpine meadows filled with wildflowers and pristine mountain lakes.
For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Lassen Volcanic National Park journey maker tool.

You can drive from Redwood National Park to Lassen Volcanic National Park in 5.5 hours. Traveling from Redwood National Park in October, expect nights in Lassen Volcanic National Park to be about the same, around 51°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 80°F. On the 11th (Mon), you'll travel to Yosemite National Park.
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Yosemite National Park — 3 nights

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Pioneer Yosemite History Center and Wawona Hotel, National Historic Landmark. Step off the beaten path and head to Valley View and Crossroads Tours & Limo. There's lots more to do: trek along Yosemite Valley Loop Trail, make a trip to Ansel Adams Gallery, tour the pleasant surroundings at McGurk Meadow, and take in the dramatic scenery at Chilnualna Falls.

To see photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Yosemite National Park trip itinerary planning site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Lassen Volcanic National Park to Yosemite National Park. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Lassen Volcanic National Park in October: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 66°F, while lows dip to 28°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park — 1 night

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 15th (Fri): hike along Zumwalt Meadow Trail.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park trip maker app.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 5.5 hours. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in October, plan for somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park: temperatures range from 81°F by day to 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to drive to Death Valley National Park.
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Death Valley National Park — 1 night

Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
On the 17th (Sun), take an in-depth tour of The Ranch at Furnace Creek, steep yourself in history at Harmony Borax Works, then take in breathtaking views at Twenty Mule Team Canyon, and finally explore the striking landscape at Zabriskie Point.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Death Valley National Park online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Death Valley National Park in 7 hours. October in Death Valley National Park sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 52°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Anaheim.
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Anaheim — 6 nights

Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Get in touch with nature at Pacific Marine Mammal Center and Boat Tours & Water Sports. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Treasure Island Beach and Table Rock Beach. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Lyon Air Museum, experience the excitement of Pirates of the Caribbean, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Big Thunder Ranch, and stroll around Yorba Regional Park.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Anaheim trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Death Valley National Park to Anaheim in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Anaheim when traveling from Death Valley National Park in October, with lows around 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time for the flight to Petrified Forest National Park.
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Petrified Forest National Park — 2 nights

Petrified Forest National Park presents a surreal landscape of large deposits of petrified wood.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): learn more about the world around you at Rainbow Forest Museum and then stroll through Long Logs Loop. Keep things going the next day: explore the fascinating landscape at Devil's Playground and then contemplate the long history of Puerco Pueblo.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Petrified Forest National Park travel route builder site.

Getting from Anaheim to Petrified Forest National Park by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Anaheim to Petrified Forest National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Anaheim in October, plan for little chillier days in Petrified Forest National Park, with highs around 66°F, while nights are much colder with lows around 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to take a bus to Grand Canyon National Park.
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Grand Canyon National Park — 2 nights

The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): examine the collection at Kolb Studio, then take some stellar pictures from Lookout Studio, then admire the striking features of Grand Canyon Railway Depot, and finally take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour. On the next day, take in breathtaking views at Inner Canyon.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park tour itinerary maker website.

Traveling by bus from Petrified Forest National Park to Grand Canyon National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In October in Grand Canyon National Park, expect temperatures between 66°F during the day and 31°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Provo.
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Provo — 1 night

Provo is the third-largest city in the U.S. state of Utah, located 43mi south of Salt Lake City along the Wasatch Front. Start off your visit on the 28th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Crandall Historical Printing Museum.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Provo trip planner.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Provo takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in October, Provo is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Thu) to allow time for the flight to Helena.
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Helena — 4 nights

Helena is the capital city of the U.S. state of Montana and the county seat of Lewis and Clark County. Let the collections at Holter Museum of Art and ExplorationWorks capture your imagination. Your inner history buff will appreciate Reeder's Alley and Original Governor's Mansion. Spend the 1st (Mon) exploring nature at Helena National Forest. There's still lots to do: cast your line with Montana Fishing Outfitters, sample the tasty concoctions at Lewis & Clark Brewing Company, and browse the exhibits of Archie Bray Foundation.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Helena trip planner.

You can fly from Provo to Helena in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Provo in October, you will find days in Helena are slightly colder (60°F), and nights are about the same (36°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can travel back home.
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More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.