51 days in United States Itinerary

51 days in United States Itinerary

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Drive
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Watertown
— 2 nights
Fly to San Francisco International Airport, Drive to Big Sur
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Big Sur
— 5 nights
Shuttle to San Francisco International Airport, Fly to Yellowstone National Park
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Yellowstone National Park
— 6 nights
Fly
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Bryce Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
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Great Basin National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 8 nights
Bus to Flagstaff Amtrak, Fly to Grand Teton National Park
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Grand Teton National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
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Elephant Butte
— 5 nights
Drive
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 6 nights
Fly to Moab, Drive to Capitol Reef National Park
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Capitol Reef National Park
— 4 nights
Drive to Moab, Fly to New York City

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Watertown — 2 nights

Watertown is a city in the state of New York and the county seat of Jefferson County. Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Boldt Castle and Yacht House and then step off the mainland to explore Heart Island. On the 11th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: trek along Black River Trail and then fly down the slopes at Dry Hill Ski Area.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Watertown travel planner.

New York City to Watertown is an approximately 5.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from New York City in March, expect Watertown to be a bit cooler, temps between 38°F and 19°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Big Sur.
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Big Sur — 5 nights

A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
Explore Big Sur's surroundings by going to Pinnacles National Park (in Paicines) and Garland Ranch Regional Park (in Carmel Valley). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, take in the views from Big Creek Bridge, and take in the dramatic scenery at McWay Falls.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Big Sur trip itinerary builder website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Watertown to Big Sur. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Watertown to Big Sur. Traveling from Watertown in March, expect Big Sur to be much warmer, temps between 64°F and 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.
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Yellowstone National Park — 6 nights

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 sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: hike along Elephant Back Mountain, take in the awesome beauty at Roaring Mountain, explore the activities along Yellowstone Lake, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Old Gardiner Road.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park journey builder tool.

Getting from Big Sur to Yellowstone National Park by combination of shuttle and flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Big Sur in March, expect Yellowstone National Park to be colder, temps between 36°F and 10°F. You'll set off for Bryce Canyon National Park on the 24th (Fri).
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Bryce Canyon National Park — 4 nights

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.
Spend the 26th (Sun) exploring nature at Peek-A-Boo Loop. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Queen's Garden Trail, trek along Fairyland Loop Trail, get great views at Sunset Point, and enjoy breathtaking views from Bryce Point.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Bryce Canyon National Park road trip website.

Traveling by flight from Yellowstone National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in March; daily highs in Bryce Canyon National Park reach 49°F and lows reach 20°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Great Basin National Park.
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Great Basin National Park — 2 nights

Great Basin National Park is one of the U.S.'s more out-of-the-way national parks, but those who make the trip are rewarded with the striking contrast of snowcapped peaks rising from a high-altitude desert.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Cave Lake State Park and then contemplate the waterfront views at Stella Lake. Keep things going the next day: hike along Baker Lake Trail, then Head underground at Lehman Caves, and then trek along Alpine Lakes Loop.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Great Basin National Park tour app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Bryce Canyon National Park to Great Basin National Park. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In March, plan for daily highs up to 54°F, and evening lows to 24°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.
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Grand Canyon National Park — 8 nights

The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
On the 31st (Fri), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's much more to do: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, tour the pleasant surroundings at Rim Trail, get great views at Mather Point, and cruise along East Rim Drive.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Great Basin National Park to Grand Canyon National Park. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. In March in Grand Canyon National Park, expect temperatures between 57°F during the day and 23°F at night. On the 8th (Sat), you'll travel to Grand Teton National Park.
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Grand Teton National Park — 4 nights

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.
Grand Teton National Park is known for wildlife, scenic drive, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the awesome beauty at Cathedral Group, explore the striking landscape of Elk Ranch Flats Turnout, Grand Teton National Park, stroll through Blacktail Ponds Overlook, and hike along Amphitheater Lake.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Grand Teton National Park route planner.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to Grand Teton National Park in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in April, expect nights in Grand Teton National Park to be about the same, around 26°F, while days are slightly colder, around 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Elephant Butte.
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Elephant Butte — 5 nights

Elephant Butte is a city in Sierra County, New Mexico, United States, near Elephant Butte Reservoir and State Park. Explore Elephant Butte's surroundings by going to Socorro (Mineralogical Museum & National Radio Astronomy Observatory), Friends of the Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge (in San Antonio) and Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument (in Gila). The adventure continues: take in the natural beauty of Riverbend Hot Springs, take an in-depth tour of Geronimo Springs Museum, look for gifts at Dukatt ’71, and immerse yourself in nature at Elephant Butte Lake State Park.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Elephant Butte route planning tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Grand Teton National Park to Elephant Butte. Traveling from Grand Teton National Park in April, expect Elephant Butte to be warmer, temps between 77°F and 47°F. On the 18th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park — 6 nights

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.
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park is known for nature, historic sites, and trails. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: delve into the lush surroundings at Giant Forest, fly down the slopes at Diamond Peak, hike along Big Baldy, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Congress Trail.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park travel itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Elephant Butte to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park with the Route module. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Elephant Butte to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. In April in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, expect temperatures between 77°F during the day and 49°F at night. On the 24th (Mon), you're off to Capitol Reef National Park.
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Capitol Reef National Park — 4 nights

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.
Spend the 26th (Wed) exploring nature at Capitol Reef National Park . Next up on the itinerary: take in breathtaking views at Little Wild Horse Canyon, grab your bike and head to Cathedral Valley Loop, stroll through Chimney Rock Trail, and make a trip to Fremont Petroglyphs.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Capitol Reef National Park online sightseeing planner.

Do a combination of flight and car from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Capitol Reef National Park in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Capitol Reef National Park. Traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in April, expect Capitol Reef National Park to be colder, temps between 56°F and 25°F. You'll set off for home on the 29th (Sat).
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United States travel guide

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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.
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