53 days in United States Itinerary

53 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States sightseeing planner

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Montgomery
— 1 night
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New Orleans
— 1 night
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Houston
— 1 night
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Waco
— 1 night
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Lawton
— 1 night
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Big Bend National Park
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Carlsbad Caverns National Park
— 1 night
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El Paso
— 1 night
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Alamogordo
— 1 night
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Albuquerque
— 1 night
Fly to San Luis Valley Regional Airport/Bergman Field, Drive to Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve
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Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve
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Rocky Mountain National Park
— 1 night
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Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park
— 1 night
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Mesa Verde National Park
— 1 night
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Arches National Park
— 1 night
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Canyonlands National Park
— 1 night
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Capitol Reef National Park
— 1 night
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Bryce Canyon National Park
— 1 night
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Zion National Park
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Las Vegas
— 1 night
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
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Phoenix
— 1 night
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Joshua Tree National Park
— 1 night
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San Diego
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Los Angeles
— 1 night
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Death Valley National Park
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
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Yosemite National Park
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San Francisco
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Lassen Volcanic National Park
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Redwood National Park
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Mount Rainier National Park
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Olympic National Park
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North Cascades National Park
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Drive to Seattle Tacoma International Airport, Fly to Spokane
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Spokane
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Glacier National Park
— 1 night
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Helena
— 1 night
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Yellowstone National Park
— 1 night
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Grand Teton National Park
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Wind Cave National Park
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Badlands National Park
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Sioux Falls
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Fargo
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Voyageurs National Park
— 1 night
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Isle Royale National Park
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Mackinaw City
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Niagara Falls
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Hershey
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Philadelphia
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Washington DC
— 1 night
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Assateague Island
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Williamsburg
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Montgomery

— 1 night
Montgomery is the capital of the U.S. state of Alabama and is the county seat of Montgomery County. Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): head outdoors with Coosa River Adventures,Inc, admire the natural beauty at Wynton M. Blount Cultural Park, then contemplate the waterfront views at Autauga Creek Canoe Trail, then look for all kinds of wild species at Alabama Safari Park, and finally make a trip to Court Square.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Montgomery vacation maker website.

Seneca to Montgomery is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of car and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Seneca to Montgomery. In May in Montgomery, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 61°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to fly to New Orleans.

Things to do in Montgomery

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Nightlife

Side Trips

New Orleans

— 1 night

The Big Easy

Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
On the 31st (Mon), look for all kinds of wild species at Old River Road Plantation Adventure and then get to know the fascinating history of Garden District.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our New Orleans trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by flight from Montgomery to New Orleans takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Montgomery in May: highs in New Orleans hover around 70°F, while lows dip to 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Houston.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks · Neighborhoods

Houston

— 1 night

Bayou City

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.
Make your Houston itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Getting from New Orleans to Houston by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from New Orleans in June: highs in Houston hover around 92°F, while lows dip to 75°F. On the 2nd (Wed), you'll travel to Waco.

Things to do in Houston

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Nightlife

Waco

— 1 night
Sightseeing in Waco offers many possibilities in a medium-sized town on the Brazos River in central Texas.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): take in the architecture and design of Baylor University, look for all kinds of wild species at Carleen Bright Arboretum, learn about winemaking at Kissing Tree Vineyards, then examine the collection at Texas Sports Hall of Fame, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Balcones Distilling, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Bare Arms Brewing.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Waco trip site.

Getting from Houston to Waco by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 92°F, and evening lows to 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Lawton.

Things to do in Waco

Breweries & Distilleries · Wildlife · Parks · Wineries

Side Trips

Lawton

— 1 night
The city of Lawton is the county seat of Comanche County, in the State of Oklahoma. To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Lawton journey maker tool.

Traveling by car from Waco to Lawton takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In June in Lawton, expect temperatures between 92°F during the day and 69°F at night. On the 4th (Fri), you're off to Big Bend National Park.

Things to do in Lawton

Parks · Museums · Nature · Fun & Games

Big Bend National Park

— 1 night
Situated where the Rio Grande River takes a big southerly dip in West Texas, Big Bend National Park covers a massive expanse of desert, woodlands, and grasslands full of rivers, limestone canyons, and high mountains. Nearly 2,000 species of plant and animal life call this place home.
On the 4th (Fri), take an unorthodox tour of Chihuahuan Desert and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Dug Out Wells Picnic Area and Nature Trail.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Big Bend National Park trip itinerary maker app.

Getting from Lawton to Big Bend National Park by car takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Lawton in June, expect Big Bend National Park to be somewhat warmer, temps between 100°F and 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can drive to Carlsbad Caverns National Park.

Things to do in Big Bend National Park

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors
Highlights from your trip

Carlsbad Caverns National Park

— 1 night
The canyons, cacti, and thorny bushes of the southern New Mexico desert hide one of the U.S.'s great subterranean geological wonders, Carlsbad Caverns National Park.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Green Lake, take in the dramatic natural features at Hall of The White Giant, then Head underground at Slaughter Canyon Cave, then take in the dramatic natural features at Giant Dome, and finally explore the striking landscape at Lion's Tail.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Carlsbad Caverns National Park tour itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Big Bend National Park to Carlsbad Caverns National Park takes 7 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Big Bend National Park to Carlsbad Caverns National Park. Traveling from Big Bend National Park in June, Carlsbad Caverns National Park is slightly colder at night with lows of 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to drive to El Paso.

Things to do in Carlsbad Caverns National Park

Nature · Parks

El Paso

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): stroll around Billy Rogers Arroyo Park, then walk around Rio Bosque Wetlands Park, then look for gifts at YDSP Tigua Indian Cultural Center and Museum, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Ascarate Park.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our El Paso tour itinerary planning tool.

Drive from Carlsbad Caverns National Park to El Paso in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Carlsbad Caverns National Park in June, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 73°F in El Paso. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Alamogordo.

Things to do in El Paso

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Alamogordo

— 1 night
Alamogordo is the seat of Otero County, New Mexico, United States. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): do a tasting at McGinn's PistachioLand, learn about winemaking at Heart of the Desert, then steep yourself in history at Old Apple Barn, then get to know the fascinating history of New Mexico Rails-to-Trails, and finally head outdoors with Trestle Recreation Area. On your second day here, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Joseph Apache Mission Church, identify plant and animal life at Mescalero Apache Tribe, then learn about winemaking at Tularosa Vineyards, and finally trek along Dog Canyon Trail.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Alamogordo tour itinerary site.

You can drive from El Paso to Alamogordo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from El Paso in June, expect little chillier with lows of 65°F in Alamogordo. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can drive to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Alamogordo

Parks · Outdoors · Wineries · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Albuquerque

— 1 night

Duke City

Albuquerque remains one of the state's secret jewels, as its tourist attractions are often overshadowed by the more popular holiday destination of Santa Fe.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Cibola National Forest, stop by The Candy Lady, then get interesting insight from Routes Bicycle Tours & Rentals, then appreciate the history behind Don Francisco Cuervo y Valdes monument, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Tingley Beach.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Albuquerque trip maker app.

You can drive from Alamogordo to Albuquerque in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and flight; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Albuquerque can reach 93°F, while at night they dip to 64°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel to Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Outdoors · Breweries & Distilleries · Tours · Parks

Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve

— 1 night
On the 10th (Thu), hike along Mosca Pass Trail, contemplate the waterfront views at Little Medano Creek, and then explore the fascinating landscape at High Dune Trail.

To see maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve vacation maker tool.

Explore your travel options from Albuquerque to Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve with the Route module. While traveling from Albuquerque, expect a bit cooler days and much colder nights in Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve, ranging from highs of 83°F to lows of 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
Highlights from your trip

Rocky Mountain National Park

— 1 night
Rocky Mountain National Park presents an ideal setting for recreation in the mountain range for which the park is named.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): admire the sheer force of Fern Falls and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Many Parks Curve Overlook.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Rocky Mountain National Park trip itinerary maker.

Explore your travel options from Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve to Rocky Mountain National Park with the Route module. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Rocky Mountain National Park when traveling from Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve in June, with lows around 54°F. On the 11th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Nature · Parks · Wildlife

Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park

— 1 night
The Gunnison River has been hard at work over the past two million years, carving out the sheer cliffs and towering spires that today make up Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park.
On the 12th (Sat), get a dose of the wild on Morrow Point Boat Ride, then trek along Rim Rock Trail, then explore the striking landscape at Gunnison Point, and finally explore and take pictures at South Rim Road.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park trip maker site.

Getting from Rocky Mountain National Park to Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park by car takes about 7 hours. In June in Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 54°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel to Mesa Verde National Park.

Things to do in Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): explore the striking landscape at Square Tower House, then delve into the distant past at Far View Sites, then explore the ancient world of Balcony House, and finally trek along Spruce Canyon Trail.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Mesa Verde National Park trip itinerary app.

You can drive from Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park to Mesa Verde National Park in 4 hours. Traveling from Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Mesa Verde National Park, with lows of 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can drive to Arches National Park.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Arches National Park

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): hike along Pine Tree Arch Trail, explore the striking landscape at Turret Arch, explore the striking landscape at Courthouse Towers, explore the striking landscape at Fiery Furnace, then explore the striking landscape at Pine Tree Arch, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Tunnel Arch.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Arches National Park online sightseeing planner.

Drive from Mesa Verde National Park to Arches National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Mesa Verde National Park in June: high temperatures in Arches National Park hover around 95°F and lows are around 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Canyonlands National Park.

Things to do in Arches National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): take a memorable drive along White Rim Road, trek along Neck Spring, tour the pleasant surroundings at White Rim Trail, then trek along Aztec Butte Trail, and finally explore the stunning scenery at Orange Cliffs Overlook.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Canyonlands National Park itinerary planning site.

Drive from Arches National Park to Canyonlands National Park in 1.5 hours. June in Canyonlands National Park sees daily highs of 95°F and lows of 61°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Capitol Reef National Park.

Things to do in Canyonlands National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Scenic Drive
Highlights from your trip

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.
On the 16th (Wed), hike along Chimney Rock Trail, take in the dramatic natural features at Water Pocket Fold, contemplate the long history of Behunin Cabin, then head outdoors with Notom Road Scenic Backway, and finally hike along Sunset Point Trail.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Capitol Reef National Park trip maker app.

Drive from Canyonlands National Park to Capitol Reef National Park in 4 hours. Traveling from Canyonlands National Park in June, expect nights in Capitol Reef National Park to be much colder, around 40°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 79°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can drive to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Capitol Reef National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Historic Sites

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.
On the 17th (Thu), explore the striking landscape at Three Wisemen, take in the dramatic natural features at Bryce Amphitheatre, stroll through Rim Trail, then trek along Navajo Loop Trail, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Navajo/Queens Garden Loop.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Bryce Canyon National Park trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Capitol Reef National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park takes 2.5 hours. June in Bryce Canyon National Park sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 40°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Zion National Park.

For maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Zion National Park online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Bryce Canyon National Park to Zion National Park takes 1.5 hours. In June, Zion National Park is a bit warmer than Bryce Canyon National Park - with highs of 94°F and lows of 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Nature · Parks
Highlights from your trip

Las Vegas

— 1 night

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
On the 19th (Sat), look for all kinds of wild species at Clark County Wetlands Park, get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, then visit The LINQ Promenade, and finally don't miss a visit to The Strip.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Las Vegas online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Zion National Park to Las Vegas takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Zion National Park in June, expect nights in Las Vegas to be warmer, around 77°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 103°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Neighborhoods · Shopping · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Grand Canyon National Park

— 1 night
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 20th (Sun), take in breathtaking views at Inner Canyon, then stroll around Indian Garden, then take in breathtaking views at Yavapai Point, and finally take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Las Vegas in June, you will find days in Grand Canyon National Park are slightly colder (85°F), and nights are colder (42°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Phoenix.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Nature

Phoenix

— 1 night
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. state of Arizona. On the 21st (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mary's Basilica, explore by horseback at KOLI Equestrian Center, then indulge your senses at Arizona Scenic Tours - Day Tours, and finally hike along Echo Canyon Trail and Recreation Area.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Phoenix visit site.

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Phoenix by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in June: high temperatures in Phoenix hover around 107°F and lows are around 81°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to fly to Joshua Tree National Park.

Things to do in Phoenix

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Trails

Side Trip

Joshua Tree National Park

— 1 night
Joshua Tree National Park takes its name from the Joshua tree, a twisted, spiky tree with bayonet-shaped leaves at the top that's one of the few plant species hardy enough to thrive in the extreme climate of the Mojave Desert.
On the 22nd (Tue), admire the verdant scenery at Hidden Valley Nature Trail, then steep yourself in history at Keys Ranch, then appreciate the views at Lost Horse Valley, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Wonderland of Rocks.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Joshua Tree National Park holiday builder site.

You can fly from Phoenix to Joshua Tree National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Phoenix to Joshua Tree National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Phoenix in June, things will get a bit cooler in Joshua Tree National Park: highs are around 102°F and lows about 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Joshua Tree National Park

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

San Diego

— 1 night

America's Finest City

Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): explore the different monuments and memorials at Fort Rosecrans Cemetery, grab your bike and head to Mission Beach Boardwalk, then enjoy the sand and surf at Mission Bay Park, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Coronado Beach.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the San Diego trip planner.

Drive from Joshua Tree National Park to San Diego in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. Expect cooler weather when traveling from Joshua Tree National Park in June: highs in San Diego hover around 73°F, while lows dip to 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Los Angeles

— 1 night

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): explore the different monuments and memorials at Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Santa Monica State Beach, then go for a walk through 26-Mile Bike Path, then stroll through Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and finally see some colorful creatures with Eco Dive Center.

For other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from San Diego to Los Angeles by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly; or take a bus. When traveling from San Diego in June, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Los Angeles: temperatures range from 79°F by day to 62°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can go by car to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Death Valley National Park

— 1 night

Hottest, Driest, Lowest

Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): take in breathtaking views at Twenty Mule Team Canyon, contemplate the long history of Harmony Borax Works, then play a few rounds at Furnace Creek Golf Course, then make a trip to Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes, and finally take in breathtaking views at Mosaic Canyon.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Death Valley National Park trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to Death Valley National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in June, with highs in Death Valley National Park at 98°F and lows at 68°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Nature · Parks · Golf · Outdoors

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

— 1 night

A Land of Giants

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 26th (Sat): get a dose of the wild on Sequoia Sightseeing Tours, then hike along Crescent Meadow Rd, then hike along Lakes Trail in Sequoia National Park, and finally don't miss a visit to General Sherman Tree.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Death Valley National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park takes 7 hours. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in June, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park is little chillier at night with lows of 62°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Wildlife

Yosemite National Park

— 1 night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): trek along Nevada Falls Loop, look for all kinds of wild species at Nature Center at Happy Isles, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, then get great views at Valley View, then take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls, and finally take some stellar pictures from Yosemite, Tunnel View.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Yosemite National Park attractions planner.

You can drive from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park in 5.5 hours. In June, Yosemite National Park is little chillier than Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park - with highs of 79°F and lows of 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

San Francisco

— 1 night

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 28th (Mon), savor the flavors at Food & Drink, then kick back and relax at Fort Funston National Park, then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and finally step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read San Francisco trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in June, you will find days in San Francisco are slightly colder (71°F), and nights are a bit warmer (55°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Lassen Volcanic National Park.

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Lassen Volcanic National Park

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In Lassen Volcanic National Park, steaming volcanic mountains give way to alpine meadows filled with wildflowers and pristine mountain lakes.
On the 29th (Tue), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Lassen Peak , admire the sheer force of Mill Creek Falls, then take in the dramatic natural features at Devil's Kitchen, then trek along Warner Valley Trailhead, and finally explore the striking landscape at Fantastic Lava Beds.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Lassen Volcanic National Park trip planner.

You can drive from San Francisco to Lassen Volcanic National Park in 4 hours. When traveling from San Francisco in June, plan for warmer days in Lassen Volcanic National Park, with highs around 95°F, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to travel to Redwood National Park.

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Redwood National Park

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Redwood National Park is home to a tremendous collection of the world's tallest type of tree.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Wed): trek along Redwood National Park.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Redwood National Park itinerary site.

Drive from Lassen Volcanic National Park to Redwood National Park in 5.5 hours. While traveling from Lassen Volcanic National Park, expect colder days and a bit cooler nights in Redwood National Park, ranging from highs of 63°F to lows of 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel to Mount Rainier National Park.

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Mount Rainier National Park

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The star attraction of Mt.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): trek along Box Canyon Loop, stroll through Paradise Loop, then hike along Burroughs Mountain Trail, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Wonderland Trail.

Make your Mount Rainier National Park itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Explore your travel options from Redwood National Park to Mount Rainier National Park with the Route module. While traveling from Redwood National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Mount Rainier National Park, ranging from highs of 73°F to lows of 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can travel to Olympic National Park.

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Olympic National Park

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In Olympic National Park, ancient rainforests and ocean tidal pools at lower elevations contrast with wildflower-filled alpine meadows and snowcapped peaks.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Lena Lakes, take in the dramatic scenery at Murhut Falls, hike along Kalaloch Beach Trail 4, then admire the sheer force of Bunch Creek Falls, and finally delve into the lush surroundings at Olympic National Park.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Olympic National Park road trip planning tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Mount Rainier National Park to Olympic National Park. When traveling from Mount Rainier 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to North Cascades National Park.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

North Cascades National Park

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North Cascades National Park calls visitors to its rugged landscape of high mountain peaks tipped with about 300 glaciers.
On the 3rd (Sat), take in the dramatic scenery at Ladder Creek Falls, take a memorable drive along N Cascades Hwy, then take some stellar pictures from Diablo Lake Vista Point, then take in the dramatic scenery at Gorge Creek Falls, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at North Cascades National Park.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our North Cascades National Park vacation planning tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Olympic National Park to North Cascades National Park. When traveling from Olympic National Park in July, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in North Cascades National Park: temperatures range from 76°F by day to 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Spokane.

Things to do in North Cascades National Park

Nature · Parks · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

Spokane

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Spokane is a city located in the state of Washington in the northwestern United States. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): grab your bike and head to South Hill.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Spokane trip planner.

Explore your travel options from North Cascades National Park to Spokane with the Route module. In July, Spokane is a bit warmer than North Cascades National Park - with highs of 87°F and lows of 60°F. You will have some time to spend on the 4th (Sun) before leaving for Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Spokane

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Glacier National Park

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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.
On the 5th (Mon), contemplate the waterfront views at McDonald Creek, hike along Iceberg Lake Trail, then contemplate the waterfront views at Iceberg Lake, then contemplate the waterfront views at Fishercap Lake, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Bullhead Lake.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Glacier National Park trip planner.

Fly from Spokane to Glacier National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Spokane to Glacier National Park. Traveling from Spokane in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Glacier National Park, with lows of 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Helena.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Helena

— 1 night
Helena is the capital city of the U.S. state of Montana and the county seat of Lewis and Clark County. Planning Helena trip won't be overwhelming when you use Inspirock's itinerary maker.

Getting from Glacier National Park to Helena by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Glacier National Park in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Helena, with lows of 57°F. On the 6th (Tue), you're off to Yellowstone National Park.

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Yellowstone National Park

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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.
On the 6th (Tue), explore the striking landscape at Aurum Geyser, take in the natural beauty of Castle Geyser, then take in the natural beauty of Blue Star Spring, then hike along Observation Point Trail, and finally take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park trip planner.

You can drive from Helena to Yellowstone National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus, car, and shuttle. Traveling from Helena in July, expect Yellowstone National Park to be slightly colder, temps between 73°F and 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to drive to Grand Teton National Park.

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Grand Teton National Park

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): take in the awesome beauty at Teton Point Turnout.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Grand Teton National Park tour itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Yellowstone National Park to Grand Teton National Park in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July, expect nights in Grand Teton National Park to be about the same, around 44°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 79°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel to Wind Cave National Park.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Wind Cave National Park

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Wind Cave National Park presents one of the United States' few remaining intact prairies.
On the 9th (Fri), take a memorable drive along Needles Highway, tour the pleasant surroundings at Elk Mountain Nature Trail, then identify plant and animal life at Windcross Conservancy, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Wind Cave National Park, and finally hike along Rankin Ridge Nature Trail.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Wind Cave National Park day trip website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Grand Teton National Park to Wind Cave National Park. Traveling from Grand Teton National Park in July, expect a bit warmer with lows of 53°F in Wind Cave National Park. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Badlands National Park.

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Badlands National Park

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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.
For photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Badlands National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from Wind Cave National Park to Badlands National Park takes 2.5 hours. In July, Badlands National Park is somewhat warmer than Wind Cave National Park - with highs of 91°F and lows of 60°F. You will leave for Sioux Falls on the 10th (Sat).

Things to do in Badlands National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Sioux Falls

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Sioux Falls is the largest city in the U.S. state of South Dakota. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Joseph Cathedral, stroll around Tuthill Park, admire the sheer force of Devil's Gulch, then do a tasting at Strawbale Winery, and finally identify plant and animal life at The Blood Run Nature Area. On the 11th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: trek along SculptureWalk & Arc of Dreams Monument, identify plant and animal life at Mary Jo Wegner Arboretum, then identify plant and animal life at Arrowhead Park, then cast your line with The Outdoor Campus, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Good Earth State Park.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Sioux Falls vacation maker.

Traveling by car from Badlands National Park to Sioux Falls takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Badlands National Park to Sioux Falls. Traveling from Badlands National Park in July, you will find days in Sioux Falls are little chillier (83°F), and nights are about the same (62°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Fargo.

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Fargo

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Fargo is the most populous city in the state of North Dakota, accounting for over 15% of the state population. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sts. Anne & Joachim Catholic Church, steep yourself in history at Bonanzaville, look for all kinds of wild species at Bluestem Prairie Preserve, then take an in-depth tour of Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County, and finally tee off at Edgewood Golf.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Fargo tour itinerary website.

You can drive from Sioux Falls to Fargo in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Fargo are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel to Voyageurs National Park.

Things to do in Fargo

Historic Sites · Golf · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Voyageurs National Park

— 1 night

Heart of the Continent

Minnesota calls itself "The Land of 10,000 Lakes," and a good number of these lie inside of Voyageurs National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): hike along Echo Bay Trail, contemplate the waterfront views at Rainy Lake, and then trek along Locator Lake Trail.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Voyageurs National Park trip itinerary planning app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Fargo to Voyageurs National Park. Traveling from Fargo in July, things will get little chillier in Voyageurs National Park: highs are around 78°F and lows about 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel to Isle Royale National Park.

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Isle Royale National Park

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Isolated by its location in the northern reaches of Lake Superior, Isle Royale National Park treats its visitors to a wilderness of second-growth forests, clear lakes, and rugged coastline inhabited by moose, wolves, otters, and foxes.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): appreciate the extensive heritage of Scoville Point, then wander the streets of Rock Harbor, and then trek along Mount Ojibway Trail.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Isle Royale National Park tour planner.

Explore your travel options from Voyageurs National Park to Isle Royale National Park with the Route module. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Voyageurs National Park to Isle Royale National Park. When traveling from Voyageurs National Park in July, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Isle Royale National Park: temperatures range from 73°F by day to 50°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel to Mackinaw City.

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Mackinaw City

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Mackinaw City is a village in Emmet and Cheboygan counties in the U.S. state of Michigan. On the 15th (Thu), head outdoors with The Mackinaw Club, enjoy the sea views from Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse, then kick back and relax at Nancy Dagwell Campbell Park, and finally step aboard Shepler's Lighthouse Cruises.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Mackinaw City trip itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Isle Royale National Park to Mackinaw City. Traveling from Isle Royale National Park in July, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Mackinaw City, with lows around 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Mackinaw City

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Niagara Falls

— 1 night

Honeymoon Capital of the World

The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S. half of the famous waterfall that straddles the border between Canada and the United States.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): stroll through Niagara Gorge Trail, admire the majestic nature at Fort Niagara State Park, then immerse yourself in nature at Four Mile Creek State Park, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Devil's Hole State Park.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Niagara Falls route maker website.

Drive from Mackinaw City to Niagara Falls in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, car, flight, and train; or do a combination of bus, car, flight, ferry, and train. When traveling from Mackinaw City in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Niagara Falls, with highs around 81°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can fly to Hershey.

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Side Trip

Hershey

— 1 night

Chocolatetown, USA

Home of the Hershey Chocolate Company, the town of Hershey is regularly referred to as the sweetest place on earth.
On the 17th (Sat), look for all kinds of wild species at Boyd Big Tree Preserve Conservation Area, then surround yourself with nature on The Falconry Experience, then learn about winemaking at Cullari Vineyards and Winery, and finally grab your bike and head to Conewago Recreation Trail.

To find photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Hershey online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Niagara Falls to Hershey takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Niagara Falls in July since evenings lows in Hershey dip to 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Hershey

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Philadelphia

— 1 night

The City of Brotherly Love

Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S. democracy, as it was once the meeting place for the country's Founding Fathers.
On the 18th (Sun), get to know the fascinating history of Independence National Historical Park.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Philadelphia day trip planning tool.

Drive from Hershey to Philadelphia in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, daytime highs in Philadelphia are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 72°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Washington DC.

Things to do in Philadelphia

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Washington DC

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The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
On the 19th (Mon), explore the striking landscape of Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts and then pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Washington DC trip itinerary site.

Getting from Philadelphia to Washington DC by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In July in Washington DC, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 73°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can travel to Assateague Island.

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Assateague Island

— 1 night
For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Assateague Island trip itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Washington DC to Assateague Island. While traveling from Washington DC, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Assateague Island, ranging from highs of 84°F to lows of 70°F. You'll set off for Williamsburg on the 20th (Tue).

Things to do in Assateague Island

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Williamsburg

— 1 night

Colonial Capital

Founded in 1632 as a fortified settlement on the high ground between two rivers, Williamsburg served as a colonial capital of Virginia for over 80 years.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Moore House, then stroll around Colonial National Historical Park, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Yorktown Beach. On your second day here, tour the pleasant surroundings at Redoubt Park, admire the majestic nature at Chippokes Plantation State Park, pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Bede Catholic Church, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Bruton Parish Episcopal Church, and finally steep yourself in history at George Wythe House.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Williamsburg tour itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Assateague Island to Williamsburg. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Assateague Island in July: highs in Williamsburg hover around 91°F, while lows dip to 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Williamsburg

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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.