58 days in United States Itinerary

58 days in United States Itinerary

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Fly to Seattle, Bus to Olympic National Park
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Olympic National Park
— 5 nights
Bus to Bainbridge Ferry Terminal, Ferry to Seattle
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Seattle
— 3 nights
Shuttle
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Mount Rainier National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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The Dalles
— 1 night
Drive
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Portland
— 4 nights
Drive
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Government Camp
— 1 night
Drive
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Crater Lake National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Redwood National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Death Valley National Park
— 1 day
Drive
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Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive
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Joshua Tree National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive
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Santa Barbara
— 1 night
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Big Sur
— 2 nights
Drive
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Santa Cruz
— 1 night
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San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly
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Zion National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Bryce Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Petrified Forest National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Monument Valley
— 2 nights
Drive
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Canyonlands National Park
— 1 night
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Arches National Park
— 2 nights
Fly
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Grand Teton National Park
— 1 night
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Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
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Glacier National Park
— 5 nights
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Olympic National Park

In Olympic National Park, ancient rainforests and ocean tidal pools at lower elevations contrast with wildflower-filled alpine meadows and snowcapped peaks.
Take a break from the city and head to Hurricane Ridge and Second Beach Trail. Step out of Olympic National Park to go to Quinault and see Quinault Big Spruce Tree, which is approximately 1h 5 min away. Next up on the itinerary: delve into the lush surroundings at Olympic National Park, take a memorable drive along Olympic Peninsula Loop Drive, trek along Ozette Loop Hike, and enjoy the sand and surf at Ruby Beach.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Olympic National Park vacation tool.

London, UK to Olympic National Park is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from London to Olympic National Park. In June, daily temperatures in Olympic National Park can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

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Seattle

Emerald City

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Chihuly Garden and Glass and Seattle Art Museum. Step out of the city life by going to Hiram M. Chittenden Locks and Alki Beach. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, walk around Mercer Slough Nature Park, take in the exciting artwork at Glasshouse Studio, and get a taste of the local shopping with Pike Place Market.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Seattle holiday builder app.

You can do a combination of bus and ferry from Olympic National Park to Seattle in 5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Olympic National Park in June: high temperatures in Seattle hover around 27°C and lows are around 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to catch the shuttle to Mount Rainier National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trip

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Mount Rainier National Park

The star attraction of Mt.
Escape the urban bustle at Mount Rainier and Skyline Trail. And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic scenery at Comet Falls, get engrossed in the history at Longmire Museum, trek along Paradise Loop, and stroll through Naches Peak Loop Trail.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Mount Rainier National Park trip planner.

You can take a shuttle from Seattle to Mount Rainier National Park in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Seattle in June, plan for a bit cooler nights in Mount Rainier National Park, with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to travel to The Dalles.

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

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The Dalles

The Dalles is the county seat and largest city of Wasco County, Oregon, United States. On the 13th (Sun), see the interesting displays at Fire Museum in City Hall, admire the masterpieces at Maryhill Museum of Art, then don't miss a visit to The Dalles Murals, then examine the collection at Columbia Gorge Discovery Center & Museum, and finally trek along Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the The Dalles travel planner.

Explore your travel options from Mount Rainier National Park to The Dalles with the Route module. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Mount Rainier National Park in June, with highs in The Dalles at 32°C and lows at 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel to Portland.

Things to do in The Dalles

Museums · Parks · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Portland

City of Roses

A big city with a small-town feel, Portland is home to the country's biggest rose test garden, perched on a hill overlooking downtown.
Appreciate the collections at Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum and Portland Art Museum. Take a break from the city and head to Haystack Rock and Multnomah Falls. When in Portland, make a side trip to see Cannon Beach in Cannon Beach, approximately Cannon Beach away. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, take in nature's colorful creations at Hoyt Arboretum, hike along Forest Park, and look for gifts at Powell's City of Books.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Portland itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from The Dalles to Portland takes 1.5 hours. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from The Dalles in June: highs in Portland hover around 29°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can drive to Government Camp.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

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Government Camp

Government Camp is an unincorporated community and census-designated place located in Clackamas County, Oregon, United States, south of Mount Hood and north of Tom Dick and Harry Mountain. On the 18th (Fri), identify plant and animal life at Little Zigzag Falls, then fly down the slopes at Timberline Lodge and Ski Area, then take a peaceful walk through Mt. Hood National Forest, and finally identify plant and animal life at Wildwood Recreation Site.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Government Camp online itinerary planner.

Drive from Portland to Government Camp in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Portland in June, you will find days in Government Camp are little chillier (26°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel to Crater Lake National Park.

Things to do in Government Camp

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Crater Lake National Park

Reaching a depth of 592 m (1,943 ft), Crater Lake is the deepest lake in the United States.
Visiting Crater Lake National Park and Collier Memorial State Park will get you outdoors. Step out of Crater Lake National Park to go to Chiloquin and see Train Mountain Railroad Museum, which is approximately 36 minutes away. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Rogue River Gorge Viewpoint, step off the mainland to explore Wizard Island, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cleetwood Cove Trail, and admire the sheer force of Vidae Falls.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Crater Lake National Park trip maker tool.

Traveling by car from Government Camp to Crater Lake National Park takes 4.5 hours. When traveling from Government Camp in June, plan for somewhat warmer days in Crater Lake National Park, with highs around 35°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Redwood National Park.

Things to do in Crater Lake National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

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Redwood National Park

Redwood National Park is home to a tremendous collection of the world's tallest type of tree.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Redwood National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: take a peaceful walk through Tall Trees Grove.

Discover how to plan a Redwood National Park trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can drive from Crater Lake National Park to Redwood National Park in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, and taxi. When traveling from Crater Lake National Park in June, plan for much colder days and a bit cooler nights in Redwood National Park: temperatures range from 20°C by day to 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time for travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Redwood National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

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Yosemite National Park

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 24th (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Yosemite Museum Gallery, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, then stroll through Panorama Trail, and finally explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Yosemite National Park trip itinerary maker app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Redwood National Park to Yosemite National Park. When traveling from Redwood National Park in June, plan for somewhat warmer days and slightly colder nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Shopping

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Death Valley National Park

Hottest, Driest, Lowest

Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): explore the activities along Badwater Basin and then take in the dramatic natural features at Zabriskie Point.

To find maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Death Valley National Park online road trip planner.

Drive from Yosemite National Park to Death Valley National Park in 4.5 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in June, you will find days in Death Valley National Park are somewhat warmer (43°C), and nights are much hotter (23°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks · Nature

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Las Vegas

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 26th (Sat), examine the collection at The Mob Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Titanic, and then explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Las Vegas trip planner.

Traveling by car from Death Valley National Park to Las Vegas takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in June, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Las Vegas, with lows around 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Joshua Tree National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Nature · Museums

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Joshua Tree National Park

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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): take in the dramatic natural features at Keys View, then appreciate the views at Hidden Valley Nature Trail, and then identify plant and animal life at Barker Dam Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Mon): take an in-depth tour of General George S. Patton Memorial Museum, admire the natural beauty at Cholla Cactus Garden, and then explore the striking landscape at Skull Rock.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Joshua Tree National Park online trip builder.

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Joshua Tree National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and car; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 45°C in June, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Joshua Tree National Park

Parks · Nature · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Los Angeles

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.
On the 29th (Tue), find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, then enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, then explore the world behind art at Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita, and finally look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

To find photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip maker.

Drive from Joshua Tree National Park to Los Angeles in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or fly. While traveling from Joshua Tree National Park, expect cooler days and little chillier nights in Los Angeles, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Beaches · Parks

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Santa Barbara

The American Riviera

Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains, Santa Barbara is a solid vacation destination with its wide beaches, renowned wineries, and some of California's finest shopping and dining options.
On the 1st (Thu), explore the engaging exhibits at Santa Barbara Maritime Museum, then admire all the interesting features of State Street Underpass, and then explore the world behind art at Santa Barbara Museum of Art.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Santa Barbara trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In June, Santa Barbara is little chillier than Los Angeles - with highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) to allow time to drive to Big Sur.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Museums · Childrens Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

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Big Sur

Big Country of the South

A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Pfeiffer State Beach, shop like a local with Coast Gallery Big Sur, kick back and relax at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, take in the dramatic scenery at McWay Falls, then hike along Partington Cove, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Hawthorne Gallery. On the 3rd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: snap pictures at Big Creek Bridge, admire the majestic nature at Stonewall Peak Trail, then examine the collection at Moto Talbott, then do a tasting at Joyce Vineyards, and finally take some stellar pictures from Rocky Creek Bridge.

To see reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Big Sur tour planner.

Getting from Santa Barbara to Big Sur by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Santa Barbara in July: high temperatures in Big Sur hover around 24°C and lows are around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Santa Cruz.

Things to do in Big Sur

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

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Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz remains synonymous with surfing, but this counterculture bastion offers plenty even if you don't plan to catch any waves.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then find something for the whole family at Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, and then cruise along West Cliff Drive.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Santa Cruz trip planner.

Traveling by car from Big Sur to Santa Cruz takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Santa Cruz

Outdoors · Theme Parks · Tours · Wildlife

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San Francisco

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 5th (Mon), take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, then examine the collection at Musee Mecanique, and then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island. On your second day here, contemplate the long history of SS Jeremiah O'Brien, then engage your brain at Exploratorium, and then cast your line with a fishing tour.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco journey app.

You can drive from Santa Cruz to San Francisco in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Zion National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Parks

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Zion National Park

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 8th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at The Narrows.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Zion National Park tour itinerary maker tool.

You can fly from San Francisco to Zion National Park in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of subway, bus, and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from San Francisco to Zion National Park. Expect warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in July: highs in Zion National Park hover around 40°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature
Highlights from your trip

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Bryce Canyon National Park

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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): hike along Queen's Garden Trail, then take some stellar pictures from Sunset Point, then stroll through Navajo Loop Trail, and finally stroll through Navajo/Queens Garden Loop. On the 10th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape at Natural Bridge, take in the dramatic natural features at Wall Street, then hike along Rim Trail, and finally explore the striking landscape at Bryce Amphitheatre.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Bryce Canyon National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from Zion National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park takes 3 hours. Traveling from Zion National Park in July, expect Bryce Canyon National Park to be slightly colder, temps between 32°C and 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

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Grand Canyon National Park

The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): take some stellar pictures from Lookout Studio, see the interesting displays at Kolb Studio, then trek along South Kaibab Trail, and finally delve into the distant past at Tusayan Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, then explore the stunning scenery at Yavapai Point, and then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park tour itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Bryce Canyon National Park to Grand Canyon National Park takes 5.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Grand Canyon National Park can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Petrified Forest National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

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Petrified Forest National Park

Petrified Forest National Park presents a surreal landscape of large deposits of petrified wood.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Giant Logs and then stroll through Blue Mesa.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Petrified Forest National Park online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Petrified Forest National Park in 4 hours. In July in Petrified Forest National Park, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Petrified Forest National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Wildlife

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Monument Valley

Monument Valley is a region of the Colorado Plateau characterized by a cluster of vast sandstone buttes, the largest reaching 1000ft above the valley floor. Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback and then take in the dramatic natural features at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see Off-Road Tours and then examine the collection at Goulding’s Trading Post Museum..

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Monument Valley trip maker tool.

Getting from Petrified Forest National Park to Monument Valley by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Petrified Forest National Park in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Monument Valley: highs are around 38°C and lows about 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to drive to Canyonlands National Park.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Nature

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Canyonlands National Park

Canyonlands National Park features myriad canyons and buttes that the Colorado River, Green River, and their tributaries have carved over millions of years in hues of red and orange.
On the 16th (Fri), hike along Pothole Point Trail, then explore the striking landscape of Island in the Sky, then explore the striking landscape at Mesa Arch, and finally take some stellar pictures from Grand View Point Overlook.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Canyonlands National Park tour planner.

You can drive from Monument Valley to Canyonlands National Park in 4 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Monument Valley in July, with highs in Canyonlands National Park at 42°C and lows at 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can drive to Arches National Park.

Things to do in Canyonlands National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

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Arches National Park

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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): take in the dramatic natural features at Turret Arch, then take in the dramatic natural features at Double Arch, then explore the striking landscape at Windows, and finally explore the striking landscape at Delicate Arch.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Arches National Park road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Canyonlands National Park to Arches National Park takes 1.5 hours. In July in Arches National Park, expect temperatures between 42°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Arches National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

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Grand Teton National Park

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 19th (Mon): trek along Cascade Canyon Trail, then trek along Jenny Lake Trail, and then cruise along 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Grand Teton National Park tour app.

You can fly from Arches National Park to Grand Teton National Park in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car, train, bus, and taxi. Traveling from Arches National Park in July, expect nights in Grand Teton National Park to be colder, around 7°C, while days are little chillier, around 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Scenic Drive

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Yellowstone National Park

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Osprey Falls Trail. There's lots more to do: witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful, explore the striking landscape of Lake Butte Overlook, hike along Lone Star Geyser, and make a trip to Petrified Tree.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park trip planner.

You can drive from Grand Teton National Park to Yellowstone National Park in 1.5 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Grand Teton National Park in July; daily highs in Yellowstone National Park reach 26°C and lows reach 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

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Glacier National Park

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Grinnell Glacier and Lake McDonald. On the 27th (Tue), hike the day away at Highline Trail. There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Swiftcurrent Falls, stroll through Avalanche Lake, trek along Iceberg Lake Trail, and take in the dramatic scenery at St.Mary Falls.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Glacier National Park tour planner.

Getting from Yellowstone National Park to Glacier National Park by car takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July: high temperatures in Glacier National Park hover around 34°C and lows are around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
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.