35 days in United States Itinerary

35 days in United States Itinerary

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35 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Dallas
Fly + bus:  4​h 30​min
1
Sedona
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Page
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
4
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 1 night
bus:  6​h 45​min
5
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  9​h
6
Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
— 2 nights
+3
Fly + foot + bus + train:  7​h 30​min
7
Hood River
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
8
Cannon Beach
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
9
Newport
— 4 nights
+2
bus + Fly + Drive:  11​h
10
Moab
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 30​min
11
Santa Fe
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
End: Dallas

2
nights
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Get outdoors at Cathedral Rock and Bearizona Wildlife Park. Explore hidden gems such as Sedona Star Gazing and Painted Desert. There's still lots to do: take in breathtaking views at Oak Creek Canyon, cruise along Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179), and explore the striking landscape at Bell Rock.

To see where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Sedona trip itinerary planning site .

Dallas to Sedona is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Dallas in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Sedona, with lows of 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Painted Desert, Bearizona Wildlife Park
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Rock ©
Cathedral Rock
Sedona Stargazing ©
Sedona Stargazing
Oak Creek Canyon ©
Oak Creek Canyon

3
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Rim Trail and Mather Point. Visiting South Kaibab Trail and Bright Angel Trail will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim and pause for some photo ops at Powell Point.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary planning website .

You can drive from Sedona to Grand Canyon National Park in 2.5 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Sedona in July; daily highs in Grand Canyon National Park reach 84°F and lows reach 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Page.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Mather Point ©
Mather Point
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

3
nights
Page

Page ©
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.
Bring the kids along to Glen Canyon National Recreation Area and Lone Rock Beach. Step off the beaten path and head to Gunfighter Canyon and Surf Lake Powell. Spend the 22nd (Mon) behind the viewfinder with an inspiring photography tour.

To see reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Page travel route planner .

Drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Page in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in July, you will find days in Page are a bit warmer (98°F), and nights are warmer (73°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Page

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

Lone Rock Beach
Highlights from your plan
Glen Canyon National Recreation Area ©
Photography Tours

1
night
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park ©
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.
On the 24th (Wed), explore the stunning scenery at Kings Canyon National Park and then take in the dramatic natural features at Moro Rock. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Manzanar National Historic Site.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park trip planner .

You can fly from Page to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Page in July since evenings lows in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park dip to 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to take a bus to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Manzanar National Historic Site
Highlights from your plan
Kings Canyon National Park ©
Kings Canyon National Park
Manzanar National Historic Site ©
Manzanar National Historic Site
Moro Rock ©
Moro Rock

3
nights
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Panorama Trail and Tuolumne Meadows. Step off the beaten path and head to Vernal Fall and Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias. Step out of Yosemite National Park with an excursion to Mono Lake County Park in Lee Vining--about 48 minutes away. Spend the 29th (Mon) exploring nature at Bridalveil Fall. There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, take some stellar pictures from Tunnel View, take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls, and don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park travel route planner.

Traveling by bus from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park takes 7 hours. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in July: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 83°F, while lows dip to 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can travel to Friday Harbor.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Mono Lake County Park
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Bridalveil Fall ©
Bridalveil Fall
Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail

2
nights
Friday Harbor, San Juan Island

The tiny town of Friday Harbor is the largest village on the San Juan Islands, and it fits within just 2.6 km (1 sq mi) of space.
Get a sense of the local culture at The Whale Museum and San Juan Islands Sculpture Park. Get in touch with nature at Pelindaba Lavender Farm and Dolphin & Whale Watching. And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Lime Kiln Point State Park, head outdoors with Springtide Paddlesports, take in the dramatic natural features at Cattle Point, and witness the site of a historic battle at American Camp.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Friday Harbor sightseeing planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Yosemite National Park to Friday Harbor. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Friday Harbor, ranging from highs of 74°F to lows of 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can travel to Hood River.

Things to do in Friday Harbor

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

San Juan Islands Sculpture Park
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Lime Kiln Point State Park ©
Lime Kiln Point State Park
The Whale Museum ©
The Whale Museum

3
nights
Hood River

Hood River ©
The city of Hood River is the seat of Hood River County, Oregon, United States. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Johnston Ridge Observatory and Mount St. Helens. Kids will enjoy Starvation Creek Ridge Loop and Hamilton Mountain Loop Trail. Change things up with these side-trips from Hood River: Little Zigzag Falls (in Government Camp), Multnomah Falls (in Bridal Veil) and Multnomah Falls (in Troutdale). There's much more to do: ride a horse along Ramona Falls Trail, head outdoors with Big Winds, identify plant and animal life at Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, and take in the dramatic scenery at Starvation Creek State Park.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Hood River vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Friday Harbor to Hood River takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of ferry and train. Traveling from Friday Harbor in August, things will get a bit warmer in Hood River: highs are around 81°F and lows about 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Hood River

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Cascade Locks, Little Zigzag Falls, Multnomah Falls, Hamilton Mountain Loop Trail, Ramona Falls Trail
Highlights from your plan
Mount St. Helens ©
Mount St. Helens
Johnston Ridge Observatory ©
Johnston Ridge Observatory
Starvation Creek Ridge Loop ©
Starvation Creek Ridge Loop

3
nights
Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Manzanita Beach and Cannon Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Hug Point State Park and Ecola State Park. Get out of town with these interesting Cannon Beach side-trips: Bayocean Peninsula County Park (in Tillamook) and Rockaway Beach Wayside (in Rockaway Beach). The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at Haystack Rock, enjoy the sea views from Tillamook Rock Light, and enjoy the sand and surf at Hug Point State Recreation Site.

To see maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Cannon Beach travel planning website .

Getting from Hood River to Cannon Beach by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Hood River in August, expect Cannon Beach to be little chillier, temps between 71°F and 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Newport.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Hug Point State Recreation Site, Bayocean Peninsula County Park, Manzanita Beach, Rockaway Beach Wayside
Highlights from your plan
Hug Point State Park ©
Hug Point State Park
Ecola State Park ©
Ecola State Park
Hug Point State Recreation Site ©
Hug Point State Recreation Site

4
nights
Newport

Newport ©
A town that survives on the sea, Newport's population of just over 10,000 supports a healthy commercial fishing industry.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area and Fogarty Creek State Recreation Area. Discover out-of-the-way places like Dolphin & Whale Watching and Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest. Get out of town with these interesting Newport side-trips: Gleneden Beach State Park (in Gleneden Beach), Cape Kiwanda State Natural Area (in Pacific City) and Yachats (Smelt Sands State Park & Yachats State Park). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area, immerse yourself in nature at Yaquina Bay State Recreation Area, head off the coast to Proposal Rock, and grab your bike and head to Mike Miller Park.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Newport online tour itinerary planner .

You can drive from Cannon Beach to Newport in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. While traveling from Cannon Beach, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Newport, ranging from highs of 64°F to lows of 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel to Moab.

Things to do in Newport

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Yachats, Depoe Bay, Cape Kiwanda State Natural Area, Seal Rock State Wayside, Gleneden Beach State Park
Highlights from your plan

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nights
Moab

Moab ©
The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Get outdoors at Double Arch and Canyoning & Rappelling Tours. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Delicate Arch and Double Down Bike Shop. Step out of Moab to go to Arches National Park and see Double Arch, which is approximately 32 minutes away. Make the 15th (Thu) an unforgettable day with an extreme tour. On the 13th (Tue), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Arches National Park. Next up on the itinerary: immerse yourself in nature at Dead Horse Point State Park.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Moab online day trip planner .

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and car from Newport to Moab takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Newport to Moab is 1 hour. While traveling from Newport, expect much warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Moab, ranging from highs of 92°F to lows of 63°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trip

Arches National Park
Highlights from your plan
Arches National Park ©
Arches National Park
Double Arch ©
Double Arch
Delicate Arch ©
Delicate Arch

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Santa Fe

Santa Fe ©
Santa Fe continuously ranks among the world's top holiday destinations, attracting visitors with its unusual combination of scenic beauty, rich history, cultural diversity, and high concentration of performing arts venues, fine restaurants, and interesting attractions.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Loretto Chapel, don't miss a visit to Santa Fe Plaza, admire the masterpieces at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, then examine the collection at New Mexico History Museum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Museum of International Folk Art, then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, then examine the collection at The Harrell House Bug Museum, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Canyon Road.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Santa Fe holiday planner.

Do a combination of car and flight from Moab to Santa Fe in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Moab in August: high temperatures in Santa Fe hover around 84°F and lows are around 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites Museums Adventure
Highlights from your plan
New Mexico History Museum ©
New Mexico History Museum
River Rafting & Tubing
Loretto Chapel ©
Loretto Chapel

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