44 days in United States Itinerary

44 days in United States Itinerary

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Mammoth Cave National Park
— 1 night
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Louisville
— 1 night
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Saint Louis
— 1 night
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Topeka
— 1 night
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Sioux Falls
— 1 night
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Badlands National Park
— 1 night
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Keystone
— 1 night
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Hot Springs
— 1 night
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Casper
— 1 night
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Jackson Hole
— 1 night
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Yellowstone National Park
— 5 nights
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Helena
— 1 night
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Glacier National Park
— 2 nights
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North Cascades National Park
— 1 night
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Olympic National Park
— 1 night
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Mount Rainier National Park
— 1 night
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Hood River
— 1 night
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Portland
— 1 night
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Crater Lake National Park
— 1 night
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Redwood National Park
— 1 night
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Lassen Volcanic National Park
— 1 day
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Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 1 night
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Death Valley National Park
— 2 nights
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Zion National Park
— 1 night
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Bryce Canyon National Park
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Capitol Reef National Park
— 1 night
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Canyonlands National Park
— 1 night
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Mesa Verde National Park
— 1 night
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Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve
— 1 night
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Lawton
— 1 night
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Houston
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Mobile
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Mammoth Cave National Park — 1 night

Mammoth Caves National Park is the longest cave system in the world so far discovered.
To find traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Mammoth Cave National Park road trip planning app.

Seneca to Mammoth Cave National Park is an approximately 7-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of car and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In June, Mammoth Cave National Park is a bit cooler than Seneca - with highs of 84°F and lows of 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can drive to Louisville.
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Louisville — 1 night

Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
You've now added Churchill Downs to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): Head underground at Louisville Mega Cavern and then try to win big at Churchill Downs.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Louisville visit planning app.

Traveling by car from Mammoth Cave National Park to Louisville takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Mammoth Cave National Park to Louisville, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In June, daytime highs in Louisville are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Saint Louis.
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Saint Louis — 1 night

Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C. in the number of free activities available by spending your holiday exploring the city's central neighborhoods, famous for their restored century-old red-brick buildings.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Lone Elk Park, Endangered Wolf Center and Gateway Arch National Park. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Gateway Arch National Park, then walk around Lone Elk Park, and then see the top attractions with Endangered Wolf Center.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Saint Louis trip planner.

Traveling by car from Louisville to Saint Louis takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Louisville to Saint Louis is minus 1 hour. In June, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 67°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Topeka.
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Topeka — 1 night

Topeka is the capital city of the U.S. state of Kansas and the seat of Shawnee County. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Topeka road trip planner.

You can fly from Saint Louis to Topeka in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Topeka can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Sioux Falls.
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Sioux Falls — 1 night

Sioux Falls is the largest city in the U.S. state of South Dakota. Your day by day itinerary now includes Falls Park. On the 27th (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at SculptureWalk & Arc of Dreams Monument and then walk around Falls Park.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Sioux Falls route planner.

Getting from Topeka to Sioux Falls by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Topeka in June, expect Sioux Falls to be a bit cooler, temps between 80°F and 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Badlands National Park.
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Badlands National Park — 1 night

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Roberts Prairie Dog Town as well as Wall Drug. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): browse the different shops at Wall Drug and then stroll through Roberts Prairie Dog Town.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Badlands National Park holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Sioux Falls to Badlands National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from Sioux Falls to Badlands National Park is minus 1 hour. June in Badlands National Park sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 54°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Keystone.
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Keystone — 1 night

Fewer than 400 people call Keystone home year-round, but the population explodes in summer when crowds flock to nearby Mount Rushmore.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Rush Mountain Adventure Park. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): discover the riches below the earth's surface at Big Thunder Gold Mine, explore the striking landscape of Mount Rushmore National Memorial, pause for some photo ops at Crazy Horse Memorial, then find something for the whole family at Rush Mountain Adventure Park, and finally stroll through Windcross Conservancy.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Keystone trip builder tool.

Getting from Badlands National Park to Keystone by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Badlands National Park in June: high temperatures in Keystone hover around 73°F and lows are around 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can go by car to Hot Springs.
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Hot Springs — 1 night

Hot Springs is a city in Fall River County, South Dakota, United States. Your day by day itinerary now includes Wind Cave National Park, Jewel Cave National Monument and The Mammoth Site of Hot Springs. Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): explore the fascinating underground world of Jewel Cave National Monument, then explore the fascinating underground world of Wind Cave National Park, and then learn more about the world around you at The Mammoth Site of Hot Springs.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Hot Springs online itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Keystone to Hot Springs takes an hour. In June, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel to Casper.
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Casper — 1 night

Casper is a city in and the county seat of Natrona County, Wyoming, United States. To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Casper route planning website.

Traveling by car from Hot Springs to Casper takes 3.5 hours. When traveling from Hot Springs in June, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Casper: temperatures range from 82°F by day to 46°F at night. On the 1st (Fri), you're off to Jackson Hole.
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Jackson Hole — 1 night

The Jackson Hole valley is approximately 97 km (60 mi) long and 24 km (15 mi) wide, encompassing the town of Jackson, Teton Village, and the northern section of Grand Teton National Park.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Grand Teton as well as Jackson Hole Fly Fishing School. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): cast your line with Jackson Hole Fly Fishing School.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Jackson Hole trip itinerary website.

You can fly from Casper to Jackson Hole in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Casper in July, expect Jackson Hole to be slightly colder, temps between 79°F and 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Yellowstone National Park.
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Yellowstone National Park — 5 nights

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Visiting Old Faithful and Midway Geyser Basin will get you outdoors. Bring the kids along to Grand Prismatic Spring and West Thumb Geyser Basin. There's still lots to do: hike along Observation Point Trail, take in the dramatic natural features at Aurum Geyser, take in the natural beauty of Fountain Paint Pot, and take in the dramatic scenery at Fairy Falls.

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

You can drive from Jackson Hole to Yellowstone National Park in 2.5 hours. In July, Yellowstone National Park is slightly colder than Jackson Hole - with highs of 73°F and lows of 39°F. On the 7th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Helena.
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Helena — 1 night

Helena is the capital city of the U.S. state of Montana and the county seat of Lewis and Clark County. To see where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Helena trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Yellowstone National Park to Helena in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and car. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July, expect Helena to be somewhat warmer, temps between 89°F and 57°F. You will leave for Glacier National Park on the 8th (Fri).
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Glacier National Park — 2 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Iceberg Lake Trail as well as Swiftcurrent Pass Hike. On the 8th (Fri), get to know the fascinating history of Garden Wall and then contemplate the waterfront views at McDonald Creek. On the next day, get outside with Swiftcurrent Pass Hike and then hike along Iceberg Lake Trail.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Glacier National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from Helena to Glacier National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and car. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Helena in July since evenings lows in Glacier National Park dip to 49°F. On the 10th (Sun), you're off 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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Picture Lake, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at North Cascades National Park, then cruise along N Cascades Hwy, and finally trek along Lake Ann Trail.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our North Cascades National Park travel planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Glacier National Park to North Cascades National Park. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Glacier National Park to North Cascades National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Glacier National Park in July, you will find days in North Cascades National Park are slightly colder (76°F), and nights are about the same (52°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel to Olympic National Park.
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Olympic National Park — 1 night

In Olympic National Park, ancient rainforests and ocean tidal pools at lower elevations contrast with wildflower-filled alpine meadows and snowcapped peaks.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Sol Duc Falls as well as Rialto Beach. On the 12th (Tue), kick back and relax at Rialto Beach, then hike along Sol Duc Falls, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Olympus, and finally delve into the lush surroundings at Olympic National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: trek along Quinault River-Pony Bridge Day Hike.

For photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Olympic National Park route site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from North Cascades National Park to Olympic National Park. When traveling from North Cascades National Park in July, plan for little chillier days in Olympic National Park, with highs around 70°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Mount Rainier National Park.
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Mount Rainier National Park — 1 night

The star attraction of Mt.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): stroll through Box Canyon Loop, trek along Paradise Loop, and then trek along Burroughs Mountain Trail.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Mount Rainier National Park vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Olympic National Park to Mount Rainier National Park. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Olympic National Park in July: highs in Mount Rainier National Park hover around 79°F, while lows dip to 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can travel to Hood River.
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Hood River — 1 night

The city of Hood River is the seat of Hood River County, Oregon, United States. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): get a taste of life in the country at Double Mountain Ranch, then contemplate the waterfront views at Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, and then contemplate the waterfront views at White Salmon River.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Hood River journey app.

Explore your travel options from Mount Rainier National Park to Hood River with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in July, and nighttime lows around 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Portland.
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Portland — 1 night

A big city with a small-town feel, Portland is home to the country's biggest rose test garden, perched on a hill overlooking downtown.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Oregon Zoo and then explore the landscape on two wheels at Willamette River Trail.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Portland online tour planner.

Traveling by car from Hood River to Portland takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July in Portland, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 59°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Crater Lake National Park.
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Crater Lake National Park — 1 night

Reaching a depth of 592 m (1,943 ft), Crater Lake is the deepest lake in the United States.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): trek along Annie Creek Canyon and then hike along Castle Crest Wildflower Trail.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Crater Lake National Park online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Portland to Crater Lake National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Portland in July: highs in Crater Lake National Park hover around 94°F, while lows dip to 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can 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.
On the 18th (Mon), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Redwood National Park.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Redwood National Park day trip planning app.

You can drive from Crater Lake National Park to Redwood National Park in 5 hours. When traveling from Crater Lake National Park in July, plan for colder days in Redwood National Park, with highs around 64°F, while nights are little chillier with lows around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Lassen Volcanic National Park.
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Lassen Volcanic National Park — 1 day

In Lassen Volcanic National Park, steaming volcanic mountains give way to alpine meadows filled with wildflowers and pristine mountain lakes.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): get answers to all your questions at Kohm Yah-mah-nee Visitor Center.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Lassen Volcanic National Park trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Redwood National Park to Lassen Volcanic National Park takes 5.5 hours. When traveling from Redwood National Park in July, plan for much hotter days and a bit warmer nights in Lassen Volcanic National Park: temperatures range from 101°F by day to 68°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.
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Yosemite National Park — 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): admire the sheer force of Ribbon Fall, admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls, get great views at Valley View, then get great views at Yosemite, Tunnel View, then admire the sheer force of Bridalveil Fall, and finally stroll through McGurk Meadow. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, tour the pleasant surroundings at Nature Center at Happy Isles, then explore the striking landscape at North Dome, then take in the dramatic natural features at Cloud's Rest, and finally make a trip to Olmsted Point.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park day trip planning website.

Explore your travel options from Lassen Volcanic National Park to Yosemite National Park with the Route module. Traveling from Lassen Volcanic National Park in July, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be much colder, around 46°F, while days are little chillier, around 83°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to 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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Kings Canyon National Park, Kings Canyon Visitor Center, Sequoia National Park, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Sequoia National Park, take a peaceful walk through Grant Grove, and then trek along General Grant Tree Trail. Keep things going the next day: get answers to all your questions at Kings Canyon Visitor Center and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kings Canyon National Park.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park trip maker tool.

Drive from Yosemite National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 5.5 hours. In July, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park is a bit warmer than Yosemite National Park - with highs of 98°F and lows of 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Death Valley National Park.
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Death Valley National Park — 2 nights

Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes, hike along Daylight Pass, and then explore the fascinating landscape at The Racetrack. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Mon): take in the dramatic natural features at Zabriskie Point, explore the striking landscape at The Devil's Speedway, and then explore the stunning scenery at Mosaic Canyon.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Death Valley National Park online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Death Valley National Park in 7 hours. Traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in July, Death Valley National Park is a bit warmer at night with lows of 73°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel to Zion National Park.
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Zion National Park — 1 night

Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): head outdoors with The Subway and then stroll through Kayenta Trail.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Zion National Park trip itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Death Valley National Park to Zion National Park. The time zone difference when traveling from Death Valley National Park to Zion National Park is 1 hour. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Death Valley National Park in July; daily highs in Zion National Park reach 94°F and lows reach 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to drive to Bryce Canyon National Park.
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Bryce Canyon National Park — 1 night

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 27th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Sunset Point and then hike along Navajo Loop Trail.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Bryce Canyon National Park trip builder site.

Drive from Zion National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Zion National Park in July, things will get little chillier in Bryce Canyon National Park: highs are around 81°F and lows about 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Capitol Reef National Park.
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Capitol Reef National Park — 1 night

Capitol Reef National Park takes its name from a particularly rugged and scenic section of the Waterpocket Fold, a geologic "wrinkle" stretching for 160 km (100 mi) along a dry plateau surrounded by white Navajo sandstone cliffs and domes, and red canyons, buttes, and rock bridges.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Thu): hike along Goosenecks Overlook, tour the pleasant surroundings at Sunset Point Trail, and then hike along Chimney Rock Trail.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Capitol Reef National Park trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Bryce Canyon National Park to Capitol Reef National Park takes 2.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to drive to Canyonlands National Park.
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Canyonlands National Park — 1 night

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 29th (Fri), hike along Neck Spring, then cruise along White Rim Road, and then hike along White Rim Trail.

To see where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Canyonlands National Park trip itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Capitol Reef National Park to Canyonlands National Park in 4 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Capitol Reef National Park in July; daily highs in Canyonlands National Park reach 97°F and lows reach 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can drive to Mesa Verde National Park.
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Mesa Verde National Park — 1 night

Whereas most national parks are primarily devoted to showcasing unique and special landscapes, Mesa Verde National Park focuses on ancient human habitation.
On the 30th (Sat), hike along Spruce Canyon Trail and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Soda Canyon Overlook Trail.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Mesa Verde National Park journey maker site.

You can drive from Canyonlands National Park to Mesa Verde National Park in 5 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Canyonlands National Park in July; daily highs in Mesa Verde National Park reach 90°F and lows reach 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to travel to Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve.
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Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 31st (Sun): admire nature's extreme beauty at High Dune Trail.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve road trip planning website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Mesa Verde National Park to Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Mesa Verde National Park in July; daily highs in Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve reach 83°F and lows reach 48°F. On the 31st (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Lawton.
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Lawton — 1 night

The city of Lawton is the county seat of Comanche County, in the State of Oklahoma. Your day by day itinerary now includes Turner Falls Park as well as Museum of the Great Plains. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): examine the collection at Museum of the Great Plains and then admire the sheer force of Turner Falls Park.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Lawton trip itinerary planning website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve to Lawton. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is 1 hour. When traveling from Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Lawton, with highs around 96°F, while nights are much warmer with lows around 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to drive to Houston.
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Houston — 1 day

Although urban sprawl remains synonymous with Houston, most of the city's tourist attractions lie within the relatively small downtown area, surrounded by diverse neighborhoods housing the nation's biggest African-American, Asian-American, and Latino communities.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): meet the residents at Houston Zoo.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Houston sightseeing planner.

Getting from Lawton to Houston by car takes about 6.5 hours. Traveling from Lawton in August, Houston is a bit warmer at night with lows of 77°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Mobile.
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Mobile — 2 nights

Start off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): stroll around Town Center Park at Spanish Fort Town Center, walk around Village Point Park Preserve, and then stroll around Daphne Bayfront Park.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Mobile trip maker website.

Traveling by flight from Houston to Mobile takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Houston in August, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Mobile: temperatures range from 90°F by day to 75°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to 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.