55 days in United States Itinerary

55 days in United States Itinerary

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Sedona
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Springdale
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Bryce
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Capitol Reef National Park
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Salt Lake City
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Yellowstone National Park
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Big Sky
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Glacier National Park
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Seattle
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Olympic National Park
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Newberg
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Bend
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Crater Lake National Park
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Umpqua
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Redwood National Park
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Mendocino
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Yosemite National Park
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
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San Diego
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Sedona — 3 nights

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Sedona is known for nature, historic sites, and trails. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: see Off-Road Tours, admire the majestic nature at Slide Rock State Park, explore the striking landscape at Cathedral Rock, and take in the exciting artwork at Navarro Gallery & Sculpture Garden.

To find out how to plan a trip to Sedona, use our trip itinerary maker.

Tucson to Sedona is an approximately 4-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Tucson in July, things will get a bit cooler in Sedona: highs are around 92°F and lows about 69°F. On the 11th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Springdale.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Springdale — 1 night

Located just outside Zion National Park, Springdale's 600 residents welcome thousands of visitors a year to their tiny town.
For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Springdale online day trip planner.

You can fly from Sedona to Springdale in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Traveling from Sedona in July, Springdale is little chillier at night with lows of 59°F. On the 12th (Tue), you're off to Bryce.
Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Trails

Bryce — 2 nights

Serving as a gateway to the adjacent Bryce Canyon National Park, the tiny town of Bryce draws outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers all year round.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Navajo Loop Trail and then take in breathtaking views at Sunset Point. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape at Natural Bridge and then hike along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Bryce route planning website.

Traveling by car from Springdale to Bryce takes 2 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Springdale in July: high temperatures in Bryce hover around 81°F and lows are around 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to drive to Capitol Reef National Park.
Parks · Trails · Nature · Outdoors
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Capitol Reef National Park — 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Capitol Reef National Park . Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Fruita Campground and then don't miss a visit to Fremont Petroglyphs.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Capitol Reef National Park attractions planner.

Drive from Bryce to Capitol Reef National Park in 2.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Salt Lake City.
Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Salt Lake City — 2 nights

Utah's capital and most populous city, Salt Lake City boasts a small-town feel, big-city amenities, and plenty of nature on its doorstep.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Salt Lake Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple Square, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Tabernacle.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Salt Lake City trip planner.

You can drive from Capitol Reef National Park to Salt Lake City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, and flight; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Capitol Reef National Park in July, expect nights in Salt Lake City to be much warmer, around 70°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 95°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Yellowstone National Park.
Historic Sites · Parks

Yellowstone National Park — 4 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: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring, tour the pleasant surroundings at Hayden Valley, and contemplate the waterfront views at Yellowstone Lake.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park road trip planning app.

Fly from Salt Lake City to Yellowstone National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Salt Lake City in July, things will get colder in Yellowstone National Park: highs are around 73°F and lows about 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can drive to Big Sky.
Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Big Sky — 1 night

Big Sky is a census-designated place (CDP) in Gallatin and Madison counties in southwestern Montana. To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Big Sky trip maker website.

Getting from Yellowstone National Park to Big Sky by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and shuttle. In July, plan for daily highs up to 77°F, and evening lows to 39°F. On the 23rd (Sat), you're off to Glacier National Park.
Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Tours

Glacier National Park — 4 nights

The glaciers from which Glacier National Park takes its name mostly dissipated eons ago, but they left behind a scoured landscape of high and steep mountain peaks, sparkling lakes, lush alpine meadows, and thick forests.
On the 26th (Tue), hike the day away at Highline Trail. There's lots more to do: trek along Iceberg Lake Trail, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake McDonald, admire the sheer force of Virginia Falls, and explore the striking landscape at Grinnell Glacier.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Glacier National Park trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Big Sky to Glacier National Park takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Big Sky in July, expect Glacier National Park to be somewhat warmer, temps between 85°F and 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Seattle.
Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Seattle — 2 nights

Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
Seattle is known for museums, sightseeing, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get a taste of the local shopping with Chihuly Garden and Glass, meet the residents at Seattle Aquarium, walk around Olympic Sculpture Park, and see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Seattle itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Glacier National Park to Seattle takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Glacier National Park to Seattle is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Glacier National Park in July, plan for slightly colder days in Seattle, with highs around 79°F, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can travel to Olympic National Park.
Museums · Parks · Shopping · Tours

Olympic National Park — 4 nights

In Olympic National Park, ancient rainforests and ocean tidal pools at lower elevations contrast with wildflower-filled alpine meadows and snowcapped peaks.
Olympic National Park is known for nature, scenic drive, and beaches. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Hurricane Ridge, take a peaceful walk through Olympic National Park, explore the activities along Lake Crescent, and trek along Sol Duc Falls.

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The Route module can help you plan travel from Seattle to Olympic National Park. In July, Olympic National Park is a bit cooler than Seattle - with highs of 70°F and lows of 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel to Newberg.
Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Newberg — 1 night

Newberg is a city in Yamhill County, Oregon, United States. On the 4th (Thu), examine the collection at Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum, then learn about winemaking at Bells Up Winery, and then awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Newberg trip builder.

Explore your travel options from Olympic National Park to Newberg with the Route module. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Olympic National Park in August: highs in Newberg hover around 85°F, while lows dip to 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel to Bend.
Wineries · Museums · Tours
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Bend — 1 night

An old logging town at the crux of the high desert and ponderosa pine forest, Bend melds a love of the outdoors with cosmopolitan flair.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): view the masterpieces at The Art of Alfred A. Dolezal Gallery, then examine the collection at High Desert Museum, and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Bend trip website.

Traveling by car from Newberg to Bend takes 3 hours. Traveling from Newberg in August, plan for a bit cooler nights in Bend, with lows around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to drive to Crater Lake National Park.
Museums · Adventure · Tours · Outdoors
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Crater Lake National Park — 2 nights

Reaching a depth of 592 m (1,943 ft), Crater Lake is the deepest lake in the United States.
On the 6th (Sat), take a memorable drive along Rim Dr and then hike along Cleetwood Cove Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Crater Lake National Park.

Start your trip to Crater Lake National Park by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

You can drive from Bend to Crater Lake National Park in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Bend in August, things will get a bit warmer in Crater Lake National Park: highs are around 93°F and lows about 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel to Umpqua.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Umpqua — 3 nights

Umpqua is an unincorporated community in Douglas County, in the U.S. state of Oregon. Venture out of the city with trips to Elkton (River's Edge Winery & Brandborg Vineyard and Winery). And it doesn't end there: take in the views from Rochester Covered Bridge, admire the engineering at Winchester Dam, do a tasting at Henry Estate Winery, and delve into the lush surroundings at Umpqua National Forest.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Umpqua trip planner.

Traveling by car from Crater Lake National Park to Umpqua takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in August, and nighttime lows around 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Redwood National Park.
Wineries · Parks · Nature
Side Trips

Redwood National Park — 4 nights

Redwood National Park is home to a tremendous collection of the world's tallest type of tree.
Spend the 11th (Thu) exploring nature at Redwood National Park. And it doesn't end there: take a peaceful walk through Tall Trees Grove, trek along California Coastal Trail, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Enderts Beach.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Redwood National Park day trip tool.

Drive from Umpqua to Redwood National Park in 5 hours. Traveling from Umpqua in August, expect nights in Redwood National Park to be slightly colder, around 52°F, while days are much colder, around 64°F. On the 15th (Mon), you're off to Mendocino.
Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Mendocino — 4 nights

Mendocino is an unincorporated community in Mendocino County, California, United States. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Mendocino: Point Arena (Point Arena Lighthouse & Museum & B Bryan Preserve). There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Mendocino Coast, kick back and relax at Van Damme State Park, admire the majestic nature at Russian Gulch State Park, and stop by Gallery Bookshop & Bookwinkle's Children's Books.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Mendocino online trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Redwood National Park to Mendocino by car takes about 4.5 hours. While traveling from Redwood National Park, expect warmer days and about the same nights in Mendocino, ranging from highs of 93°F to lows of 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive
Side Trip

Yosemite National Park — 3 nights

Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
On the 22nd (Mon), spend a scenic day exploring the area around Half Dome. There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, hike along Tuolumne Meadows, admire the sheer force of Bridalveil Fall, and take a memorable drive along Tioga Pass.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park road trip site.

You can drive from Mendocino to Yosemite National Park in 7 hours. In August, Yosemite National Park is a bit cooler than Mendocino - with highs of 81°F and lows of 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park — 4 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: get a dose of the wild on Sequoia Sightseeing Tours, Head underground at Boyden Cavern, explore the stunning scenery at Kings Canyon National Park, and hike along Lakes Trail in Sequoia National Park.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park trip itinerary app.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 5.5 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, with highs in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park at 95°F and lows at 63°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to San Diego.
Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

San Diego — 2 nights

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.
Step out of San Diego with an excursion to Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens in Encinitas--about 32 minutes away. There's lots more to do: get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo, take in nature's colorful creations at Balboa Park, enjoy the sand and surf at La Jolla Cove, and stroll around Sunset Cliffs Natural Park.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our San Diego trip site.

Fly from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to San Diego in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in August, plan for a bit cooler days in San Diego, with highs around 78°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 68°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can catch the flight back home.
Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Fun & Games · Museums
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United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Beaches
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.

Utah travel guide

4.8
Geologic Formations · Hiking Trails · Canyons
The Beehive State
A huge but sparsely populated land, Utah remains a major holiday destination offering plenty of year-round outdoor vacation ideas, including skiing, snowboarding, hiking, boating, horseback riding, and camping. The rugged terrain, defined by towering mountain peaks, deep canyons, and vast deserts, seems custom-made for adventurous nature lovers. With five national parks, the state has no shortage of pristine wilderness areas, causing many tourists to overlook the cultural attractions of its towns. Salt Lake City, the state's capital, features the headquarters of the Mormon Church, and draws over 5 million annual visitors. Utah also hosts several major film festivals each year, attracting young movie buffs from around the world.

Montana travel guide

4.7
River Rafting & Tubing · Bodies of Water · Nature & Parks
The Crown of the Continent
With a population of only one million, Montana remains an untouched natural paradise of snowcapped peaks, expansive forests, and alpine lakes, dotted with Old West ghost towns, Indian reservations, and progressive urban communities. Appreciate the state's unique charm and beauty with a trip to Glacier National Park, where you can come face-to-face with Montana wildlife among its high peaks. Head to the state's largest cities, Billings and Missoula, for an array of historical attractions and cultural sightseeing.

Washington State travel guide

4.2
Art Galleries · Observation Decks · Specialty Museums
The Evergreen State
A state with two distinct faces, Washington features a landscape split apart by the Cascade Mountains, separating the damp forested areas to the west from the irrigated farmland to the east. Named after the country's first president, Washington is the second most populous state in the western United States. Nearly 60 percent of its population lives in the Seattle metropolitan area, one of the state's most popular holiday destinations. A land of over 1,000 dams, Washington is a leading producer of products as diverse as wine, lumber, apples, hops, pears, and potatoes. A big contributor to the nation's manufacturing industries, the state also boasts a cosmopolitan culture with plenty of sightseeing opportunities and a selection of small cafes, bars, and restaurants.

Oregon travel guide

4.5
Gardens · State Parks · Specialty Museums
A land of many faces, Oregon is at once a state of rugged rocky coastlines and deep forests, as well as vibrant cities and small towns packed with award-winning restaurants and trendy shops. With nearly half of its land covered by dense fir, redwood, and pine forests, the state protects varied plant and animal life inside three national parks. In addition to pristine waterfalls, beaches, and lakes perfect for a holiday in nature, Oregon also offers numerous urban tourist attractions. Portland, the state's largest metropolis, notably includes more breweries than any other city in the world, and its central location makes it an ideal base for day trips to Oregon's emerging wine region and many parks.

California travel guide

4.1
Specialty Museums · Wineries & Vineyards · Theme Parks
The Golden State
The country's most populous state, California includes landscapes that range from the forested northern coast to harsh southern deserts. Sandwiched right in the middle of the state is a fertile valley, home to farms, vineyards, and orchards. California's cities offer diverse attractions, from amusement parks and upscale shops to award-winning restaurants and innovative art galleries. Outside the state's big urban centers, places to visit include some of the nation's most rugged national parks, ancient forests, towering mountain peaks, and ski resorts. More than just a surfing destination famous for its beaches and winding coastal roads, California also boasts one of the world's largest economies, bolstered by the booming tech industries.