59 days in United States Itinerary

59 days in United States Itinerary

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59 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Bozeman
Drive:  6​h 30​min
1
Glacier National Park
— 6 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
2
North Cascades National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Olympic National Park
— 6 nights
drive:  3​h
4
Mount Rainier National Park
— 2 nights
drive:  12​h
5
Crater Lake National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
6
Redwood National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
7
Lassen Volcanic National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
8
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
9
Monterey
— 3 nights
Drive:  15​min
10
Carmel
— 1 night
bus:  30​min
11
Big Sur
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
12
Long Beach
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
13
Joshua Tree National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
14
Death Valley National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  7​h
15
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 5 nights
drive:  7​h
16
Yosemite National Park
— 8 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Columbus

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Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park ©
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.
Glacier National Park is known for nature, scenic drive, trails, historic sites, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park, contemplate the waterfront views at Avalanche Lake, stroll through Highline Trail, and hike along Swiftcurrent Falls.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Glacier National Park trip planner .

Bozeman to Glacier National Park is an approximately 6.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of car, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of flight and taxi. In September, daily temperatures in Glacier National Park can reach 70°F, while at night they dip to 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to North Cascades National Park.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier
Iceberg Lake Trail ©
Iceberg Lake Trail

3
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North Cascades National Park

North Cascades National Park ©
North Cascades National Park calls visitors to its rugged landscape of high mountain peaks tipped with about 300 glaciers.
North Cascades National Park is known for nature, scenic drive, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the awesome beauty at Washington Pass, stroll through Cascade Pass, take a memorable drive along N Cascades Hwy, and hike along Maple Pass Loop.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read North Cascades National Park trip itinerary builder app .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Glacier National Park to North Cascades National Park. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Glacier National Park in September since evenings lows in North Cascades National Park dip to 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in North Cascades National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Washington Pass ©
Washington Pass
Cascade Pass ©
Cascade Pass
Maple Pass Loop ©
Maple Pass Loop

6
nights
Olympic National Park

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.
Kids will enjoy Ruby Beach and Rialto Beach. Explore Olympic National Park's surroundings by going to Fort Worden State Park (in Port Townsend), Port Angeles (Feiro Marine Life Center & Marymere Falls) and Joyce Depot Museum (in Joyce). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Hurricane Ridge, trek along Second Beach Trail, stroll through Sol Duc Falls, and delve into the lush surroundings at Quinault Rain Forest.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Olympic National Park tour itinerary site .

Explore your travel options from North Cascades National Park to Olympic National Park with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in September, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Mount Rainier National Park.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Port Angeles, Joyce Depot Museum, Fort Worden State Park, Quinault Big Spruce Tree
Highlights from your plan
Olympic National Park ©
Olympic National Park
Ruby Beach ©
Ruby Beach
Hurricane Ridge ©
Hurricane Ridge

2
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Mount Rainier National Park

Mount Rainier National Park ©
The star attraction of Mt.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Northwest Trek Wildlife Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Trail of the Shadows, and then trek along Skyline Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Wed): take a peaceful walk through Grove of the Patriarchs, admire the sheer force of Narada Falls, and then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Rainier.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Mount Rainier National Park online vacation planner .

Getting from Olympic National Park to Mount Rainier National Park by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Mount Rainier National Park can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. You'll set off for Crater Lake National Park on the 1st (Thu).

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Northwest Trek Wildlife Park
Highlights from your plan
Skyline Trail ©
Skyline Trail
Mount Rainier ©
Mount Rainier
Northwest Trek Wildlife Park ©
Northwest Trek Wildlife Park

3
nights
Crater Lake National Park

Crater Lake National Park ©
Reaching a depth of 592 m (1,943 ft), Crater Lake is the deepest lake in the United States.
Step out of Crater Lake National Park with an excursion to Umpqua National Forest in Umpqua--about 58 minutes away. There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape of Crater Lake National Park, identify plant and animal life at Rogue River Gorge Viewpoint, stroll through Cleetwood Cove Trail, and take in the dramatic scenery at Toketee Falls.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Crater Lake National Park online holiday planner .

Traveling by combination of train and taxi from Mount Rainier National Park to Crater Lake National Park takes 12 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Mount Rainier National Park in October: highs in Crater Lake National Park hover around 71°F, while lows dip to 44°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Redwood National Park.

Things to do in Crater Lake National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Rogue River Gorge Viewpoint, Umpqua National Forest
Highlights from your plan
Crater Lake National Park ©
Crater Lake National Park
Cleetwood Cove Trail ©
Cleetwood Cove Trail
Rim Dr ©
Rim Dr

3
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Redwood National Park

Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park is home to a tremendous collection of the world's tallest type of tree.
Redwood National Park is known for nature, trails, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the majestic nature at Redwood National Park, trek along California Coastal Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Trillium Falls Hike, and explore the stunning scenery at Fern Canyon.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Redwood National Park online journey planner .

You can drive from Crater Lake National Park to Redwood National Park in 6.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car, bus, and taxi. Traveling from Crater Lake National Park in October, you will find days in Redwood National Park are slightly colder (64°F), and nights are about the same (47°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel to Lassen Volcanic National Park.

Things to do in Redwood National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Fern Canyon, Lady Bird Johnson Grove
Highlights from your plan
Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park
Tall Trees Grove ©
Tall Trees Grove
Trillium Falls Hike ©
Trillium Falls Hike

2
nights
Lassen Volcanic National Park

Lassen Volcanic National Park ©
In Lassen Volcanic National Park, steaming volcanic mountains give way to alpine meadows filled with wildflowers and pristine mountain lakes.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): Head underground at Subway Cave, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Lassen Peak , and then take in the natural beauty of Bumpass Hell. On the 9th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at Boiling Springs Lake, contemplate the geological forces at Sulphur Works, get outside with Devil's Kitchen, then contemplate the waterfront views at Manzanita Lake, and finally take in the natural beauty of Cold Boiling Lake.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Lassen Volcanic National Park road trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Redwood National Park to Lassen Volcanic National Park takes 5 hours. Traveling from Redwood National Park in October, you will find days in Lassen Volcanic National Park are a bit warmer (80°F), and nights are about the same (51°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Lassen Volcanic National Park

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Subway Cave
Highlights from your plan
Bumpass Hell ©
Bumpass Hell
Lassen Peak ©
Lassen Peak
Sulphur Works ©
Sulphur Works

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 10th (Sat), engage your brain at Exploratorium, then step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, and then examine the collection at Cable Car Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, and then kick back and relax at Marshall’s Beach.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read San Francisco online road trip planner .

Drive from Lassen Volcanic National Park to San Francisco in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. When traveling from Lassen Volcanic National Park in October, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 73°F by day to 56°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Monterey.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Japanese Tea Garden ©
Japanese Tea Garden

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Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Kids will appreciate attractions like Monterey Bay Aquarium and Dennis the Menace Park. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Monterey Peninsula Recreational Trail, identify plant and animal life at Breakwater, explore the activities along Monterey Bay, and get to know the fascinating history of Cannery Row.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Monterey trip planner .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Monterey takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and bus. October in Monterey sees daily highs of 70°F and lows of 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Carmel.

Things to do in Monterey

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Monterey Bay Aquarium ©
Monterey Bay Aquarium
Monterey Peninsula Recreational Trail ©
17-Mile Drive ©
17-Mile Drive

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Carmel

Carmel ©
Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply called Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. On the 15th (Thu), don't miss a visit to Bird Rock Vista Point, play a few rounds at Pebble Beach Golf Links, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Point Lobos.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Carmel trip itinerary builder website .

Carmel is just a short distance from Monterey. In October, daily temperatures in Carmel can reach 70°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to take a bus to Big Sur.

Things to do in Carmel

Outdoors Golf Parks

Side Trip

Pebble Beach
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Pebble Beach Golf Links ©
Pebble Beach Golf Links
Bird Rock Vista Point ©
Bird Rock Vista Point

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Big Sur

Big Sur ©
A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Pfeiffer State Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, then admire the sheer force of McWay Falls, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the majestic nature at Limekiln State Park, trek along Partington Cove, and then snap pictures at Bixby Bridge.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Big Sur holiday tool .

Big Sur is just a short distance from Carmel. In October, daily temperatures in Big Sur can reach 70°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Long Beach.

Things to do in Big Sur

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park ©
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park
Partington Cove ©
Partington Cove
Pfeiffer State Beach ©
Pfeiffer State Beach

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Long Beach

Long Beach ©
Long Beach has long been overshadowed by its bigger and more famous neighbor known as the City of Angels.
Attractions like Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park make great kid-friendly stops. Explore Long Beach's surroundings by going to Anaheim (Flightdeck Flight Simulation Center & Downtown Disney). And it doesn't end there: get outside with Alamitos Bay, meet the residents at Aquarium of the Pacific, and explore the landscape on two wheels at Long Beach Waterfront.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Long Beach trip planner .

You can fly from Big Sur to Long Beach in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Big Sur in October; daily highs in Long Beach reach 81°F and lows reach 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Joshua Tree National Park.

Things to do in Long Beach

Theme Parks Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Anaheim
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Downtown Disney ©
Downtown Disney

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Joshua Tree National Park

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.
Joshua Tree National Park is known for nature, parks, trails, wildlife, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Eureka Peak, trek along Ryan Mountain, take in the dramatic natural features at Wonderland of Rocks, and admire the natural beauty at Cholla Cactus Garden.

To find photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Joshua Tree National Park trip builder .

Getting from Long Beach to Joshua Tree National Park by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of bus and taxi. October in Joshua Tree National Park sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 58°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to drive to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Joshua Tree National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Keys View ©
Keys View
Eureka Peak ©
Eureka Peak
Wonderland of Rocks ©
Wonderland of Rocks

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Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Death Valley National Park is known for nature, scenic drive, historic sites, museums, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Zabriskie Point, steep yourself in history at Eureka Mine, take some stellar pictures from Dante's View, and don't miss a visit to Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Death Valley National Park trip planner .

You can drive from Joshua Tree National Park to Death Valley National Park in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Joshua Tree National Park in October, things will get little chillier in Death Valley National Park: highs are around 79°F and lows about 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to drive to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Nature Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Badwater Basin ©
Badwater Basin
Artists Palette ©
Artists Palette

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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park ©
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, trails, scenic drive, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the lush surroundings at Giant Forest, explore the fascinating underground world of Crystal Cave, explore the stunning scenery at Kings Canyon National Park, and hike along Moro Rock.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Death Valley National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park takes 7 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can catcht the bus to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Giant Forest ©
Giant Forest
Moro Rock ©
Moro Rock
Congress Trail ©
Congress Trail

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Yosemite National Park

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.
Explore Yosemite National Park's surroundings by going to Groveland Yosemite Gateway Museum (in Groveland), Northern Mariposa County History Center (in Coulterville) and Bodie State Historic Park (in Bridgeport). There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, trek along Panorama Trail, walk around Mariposa Grove, and admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park trip itinerary maker site .

Getting from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park by bus takes about 7 hours. When traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in October, plan for slightly colder days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 66°F, while nights are cooler with lows around 28°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Mono Lake Vista Point, Pacific Crest Trail, Northern Mariposa County History Center, Groveland Yosemite Gateway Museum, Bodie State Historic Park
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows

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