56 days in United States Itinerary

56 days in United States Itinerary

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Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
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Grand Teton National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
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Jackson Hole
— 2 nights
Drive
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Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Arches National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Moab
— 2 nights
Drive
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Mesa Verde National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Petrified Forest National Park
— 1 night
Bus
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
Bus to Marble Canyon, Kane, Arizona, United States of America, Drive to Bryce Canyon National Park
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Bryce Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Zion National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Joshua Tree National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Death Valley National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Lassen Volcanic National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Redwood National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Crater Lake National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Mount Rainier National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Olympic National Park
— 5 nights
Drive
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North Cascades National Park
— 2 nights
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Yellowstone National Park — 4 nights

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Step off the beaten path and head to West Thumb Geyser Basin and Midway Geyser Basin. Get a sense of the local culture at S Rim Trail and Fort Yellowstone Historic District. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Mystic Falls Trail, stroll through Osprey Falls Trail, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Fairy Falls, and stop by Fishing Bridge General Store.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park holiday planning site.

Little Rock to Yellowstone National Park is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Little Rock to Yellowstone National Park due to the time zone difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Little Rock in June: high temperatures in Yellowstone National Park hover around 66°F and lows are around 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to drive 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.
Explore hidden gems such as 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive and Moose Wilson Road. Get a sense of the local culture at Mormon Row Historic District and St. John's Episcopal Church. Next up on the itinerary: take a memorable drive along Teton Park Road, explore the activities along Leigh Lake, admire the sheer force of Hidden Falls, and take in breathtaking views at Cascade Canyon.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Grand Teton National Park route builder tool.

Getting from Yellowstone National Park to Grand Teton National Park by car takes about 1.5 hours. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in June, expect nights in Grand Teton National Park to be about the same, around 39°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Jackson Hole.
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Jackson Hole — 2 nights

The Jackson Hole valley is approximately 97 km (60 mi) long and 24 km (15 mi) wide, encompassing the town of Jackson, Teton Village, and the northern section of Grand Teton National Park.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): trek along Teton Pass, see what you can catch with Jackson Hole Fly Fishing School, then look for all kinds of wild species at Jackson Hole Grand Expeditions, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Oxbow Bend. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Yellowstone Day Tours, then admire the masterpieces at National Museum of Wildlife Art, and then cast your line with Teton Scenic Floats and Fly Fishing.

Plan trip to Jackson Hole with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by car from Grand Teton National Park to Jackson Hole takes an hour. June in Jackson Hole sees daily highs of 72°F and lows of 39°F at night. On the 11th (Sat), you're off to Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park.
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Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park — 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): take in the dramatic natural features at Painted Wall, admire the engineering at Gunnison Diversion Dam, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Pulpit Rock Overlook, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Gunnison Point. On your second day here, get a dose of the wild on Morrow Point Boat Ride, then explore the stunning scenery at Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, and then get great views at Warner Point.

For photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park online vacation planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Jackson Hole to Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Jackson Hole in June; daily highs in Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park reach 89°F and lows reach 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Arches National Park.
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Arches National Park — 2 nights

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 (Tue): explore the ancient world of Sego Canyon Petroglyphs, take in the dramatic natural features at Tower Arch, don't miss a visit to Partition Arch, then take in the dramatic natural features at Pine Tree Arch, then take in the dramatic natural features at Tunnel Arch, and finally trek along Devils Garden Trailhead. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Wed): take in the dramatic natural features at Arches National Park, take in the dramatic natural features at Delicate Arch, trek along Pine Tree Arch Trail, then take in the dramatic natural features at Windows, then take in the dramatic natural features at Double Arch, and finally explore the striking landscape at Turret Arch.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Arches National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park to Arches National Park takes 4 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park in June, with highs in Arches National Park at 95°F and lows at 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Moab.
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Moab — 2 nights

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): take in breathtaking views at Lions Park, shake up your sightseeing with Red River Adventures, then head outdoors with Dan Mick's Guided Jeep Tours, and finally push the limits with Moab Tourism Center.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Moab day trip planning site.

You can drive from Arches National Park to Moab in an hour. In June, plan for daily highs up to 95°F, and evening lows to 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can drive to Mesa Verde National Park.
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Mesa Verde National Park — 2 nights

Whereas most national parks are primarily devoted to showcasing unique and special landscapes, Mesa Verde National Park focuses on ancient human habitation.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): learn more about the world around you at The Anasazi Heritage Center, then explore the world behind art at Notah Dineh Trading Company and Museum, and then explore the ancient world of Far View Sites. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Sat): trek along Petroglyph Point Hike, delve into the distant past at Spruce Tree House, make a trip to Park Point, then contemplate the long history of Cliff Palace, then hike along Soda Canyon Overlook Trail, and finally delve into the distant past at Balcony House.

For more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Mesa Verde National Park day trip website.

You can drive from Moab to Mesa Verde National Park in 3.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Moab in June, expect Mesa Verde National Park to be a bit cooler, temps between 89°F and 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Petrified Forest National Park.
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Petrified Forest National Park — 1 night

Petrified Forest National Park presents a surreal landscape of large deposits of petrified wood.
On the 19th (Sun), browse the exhibits of Painted Desert Inn and then explore the fascinating landscape at Devil's Playground. On your second day here, stroll through Long Logs Loop, delve into the lush surroundings at Rainbow Forest, and then steep yourself in history at Agate House.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Petrified Forest National Park itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Mesa Verde National Park to Petrified Forest National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, and taxi. June in Petrified Forest National Park sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 46°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to take a bus to Grand Canyon National Park.
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Grand Canyon National Park — 4 nights

The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Discover out-of-the-way places like South Kaibab Trail and Horseback Riding Tours. Take a break from the city and head to Grand Canyon South Rim and Yaki Point. And it doesn't end there: trek along Bright Angel Trail, take some stellar pictures from Powell Point, tour the pleasant surroundings at Rim Trail, and take a memorable drive along Point Imperial Drive.

Planning Grand Canyon National Park trip won't be overwhelming when you use Inspirock's itinerary maker.

You can take a bus from Petrified Forest National Park to Grand Canyon National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In June in Grand Canyon National Park, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 42°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel to Bryce Canyon National Park.
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Bryce Canyon National Park — 3 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Navajo/Queens Garden Loop and Queen's Garden Trail. Get in touch with nature at Navajo Loop Trail and Bryce Amphitheatre. There's lots more to do: cruise along Bryce Canyon Scenic Drive, hike along Peek-A-Boo Loop, take in the dramatic natural features at Queen Victoria, and explore the stunning scenery at Sunset Point.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Bryce Canyon National Park trip itinerary builder.

You can do a combination of bus and car from Grand Canyon National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park in 7.5 hours. While traveling from Grand Canyon National Park, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Bryce Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of 79°F to lows of 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can drive to Zion National Park.
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Zion National Park — 3 nights

Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): explore the stunning scenery at Hidden Canyon and then cruise along Kolob Canyon Road. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at The Narrows, explore the striking landscape of Zion National Park, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Canyon Overlook Trail, then explore the striking landscape of Court of the Patriarchs, then tour the pleasant surroundings at East Rim Trail, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Checkerboard Mesa.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Zion National Park trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Bryce Canyon National Park to Zion National Park in 1.5 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in June, with highs in Zion National Park at 94°F and lows at 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Joshua Tree National Park.
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Joshua Tree National Park — 3 nights

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Hidden Valley Nature Trail and Keys View. Get outdoors at Skull Rock and Cottonwood Spring. When in Joshua Tree National Park, make a side trip to see General George S. Patton Memorial Museum in Chiriaco Summit, approximately Chiriaco Summit away. There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at Wonderland of Rocks, take a memorable drive along Queen Valley Road, trek along Wall Street Mill, and admire all the interesting features of Geology Tour Road.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Joshua Tree National Park trip itinerary builder app.

Drive from Zion National Park to Joshua Tree National Park in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Zion National Park to Joshua Tree National Park is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Zion National Park in June, you will find days in Joshua Tree National Park are a bit warmer (102°F), and nights are much hotter (73°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Death Valley National Park.
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Death Valley National Park — 3 nights

Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Harmony Borax Works, explore the stunning scenery at Twenty Mule Team Canyon, take in the dramatic natural features at Eureka Dunes, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Panamint Range, then admire the sheer force of Darwin Falls, and finally Head underground at Titus Canyon. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Charcoal Kilns, then contemplate the waterfront views at Badwater Basin, then take in the dramatic natural features at The Devil's Speedway, and finally take in breathtaking views at Mosaic Canyon.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Death Valley National Park sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Joshua Tree National Park to Death Valley National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Joshua Tree National Park in July since evenings lows in Death Valley National Park dip to 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to drive to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park — 3 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.
General Sherman Tree and Cedar Grove Visitor Center will appeal to history buffs. Explore hidden gems such as Giant Forest and Kings Canyon National Park. The adventure continues: hike along Moro Rock Trail, stroll through Congress Trail, Head underground at Boyden Cavern, and make a trip to Grant Grove.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park travel route website.

Getting from Death Valley National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park by car takes about 7 hours. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Death Valley National Park in July since evenings lows in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park dip to 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.
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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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): hike along Yosemite Valley Loop Trail, explore the striking landscape of Pioneer Yosemite History Center, take in the dramatic scenery at Chilnualna Falls, then get to know the fascinating history of Wawona Hotel, National Historic Landmark, then admire the sheer force of Wapama Falls, and finally stroll around Merced Grove.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Yosemite National Park trip app.

Traveling by car from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park takes 5.5 hours. When traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in July, plan for a bit cooler days and much colder nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 83°F by day to 46°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel to Lassen Volcanic National Park.
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Lassen Volcanic National Park — 2 nights

In Lassen Volcanic National Park, steaming volcanic mountains give way to alpine meadows filled with wildflowers and pristine mountain lakes.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): take in the dramatic natural features at Fantastic Lava Beds, trek along Mill Creek Falls, contemplate the waterfront views at Juniper Lake, wander the wide-open spaces of Wild Horse Sanctuary, then trek along Hiking Devastated Area Interpretive Trail, and finally hike along Cinder Cone. On the 12th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the natural beauty of Bumpass Hell, stroll through Warner Valley Trailhead, and then explore the activities along Boiling Springs Lake.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Lassen Volcanic National Park day trip tool.

Explore your travel options from Yosemite National Park to Lassen Volcanic National Park with the Route module. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, expect nights in Lassen Volcanic National Park to be much hotter, around 68°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 101°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel to Redwood National Park.
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Redwood National Park — 2 nights

Redwood National Park is home to a tremendous collection of the world's tallest type of tree.
On the 13th (Wed), trek along California Coastal Trail and then explore the striking landscape of Redwood National Park. Keep things going the next day: take a peaceful walk through Tall Trees Grove and then kick back and relax at Enderts Beach.

To see other places to visit and tourist information, go to the Redwood National Park travel planner.

You can drive from Lassen Volcanic National Park to Redwood National Park in 5.5 hours. Traveling from Lassen Volcanic National Park in July, you will find days in Redwood National Park are colder (64°F), and nights are slightly colder (52°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel to Crater Lake National Park.
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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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): trek along Cleetwood Cove Trail, take in the dramatic scenery at Whitehorse Falls, contemplate the long history of Fort Klamath Museum, trek along Pinnacles Trail, then take a memorable drive along Rim Dr, and finally explore the striking landscape of Crater Lake National Park. On the 16th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the sheer force of Plaikni Falls, stroll through Castle Crest Wildflower Trail, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Annie Creek Canyon.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Crater Lake National Park tour planning tool.

Getting from Redwood National Park to Crater Lake National Park by car takes about 5 hours. When traveling from Redwood National Park in July, plan for warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Crater Lake National Park: temperatures range from 94°F by day to 61°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel to Mount Rainier National Park.
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Mount Rainier National Park — 2 nights

The star attraction of Mt.
On the 17th (Sun), trek along Skyline Trail, take an in-depth tour of Longmire Museum, head outdoors with Reflection Lakes, admire the sheer force of Myrtle Falls, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Paradise Valley, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Mount Rainier. On the 18th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hike along Box Canyon Loop, tour the pleasant surroundings at Wonderland Trail, hike along Mt. Fremont Lookout Trail, then take in the dramatic scenery at Comet Falls, and finally hike along Paradise Loop.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Mount Rainier National Park tour itinerary builder.

Explore your travel options from Crater Lake National Park to Mount Rainier National Park with the Route module. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Crater Lake National Park in July, with highs in Mount Rainier National Park at 79°F and lows at 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Olympic National Park.
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Olympic National Park — 5 nights

In Olympic National Park, ancient rainforests and ocean tidal pools at lower elevations contrast with wildflower-filled alpine meadows and snowcapped peaks.
We've included these beaches for you: Ruby Beach and Rialto Beach. Discover out-of-the-way places like Hurricane Ridge and Olympic Peninsula Loop Drive. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Kalaloch Beach Trail 4, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Olympus, hike along Hoh River Trail, and take in the dramatic scenery at Murhut Falls.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Olympic National Park online tour planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel 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 up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can travel to North Cascades National Park.
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North Cascades National Park — 2 nights

North Cascades National Park calls visitors to its rugged landscape of high mountain peaks tipped with about 300 glaciers.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): stroll through Colonial Creek Campground, stroll through Blue Lake Trail, admire the sheer force of Gorge Creek Falls, cruise along N Cascades Hwy, then explore the striking landscape of Lake Chelan National Recreation Area, and finally hike along Lake Ann Trail. On the next day, take in the dramatic scenery at Ladder Creek Falls, immerse yourself in nature at Rockport State Park, and then see the interesting displays at North Cascades Vintage Aircraft Museum.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our North Cascades National Park journey planner.

Explore your travel options from Olympic National Park to North Cascades National Park with the Route module. Traveling from Olympic National Park in July, expect nights in North Cascades National Park to be about the same, around 52°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.
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More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.
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