8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

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8 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Drive:  5​h 15​min
1
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 1 day
Drive:  7​h 45​min
2
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Zion National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  11​h 30​min
4
Yellowstone National Park
— 1 day
Drive:  9​h 15​min
5
Keystone
— 1 night
Drive:  14​h 45​min
End: Chicago

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day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): cruise along Generals Hwy and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Moro Rock.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park trip planner .

Los Angeles to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park is an approximately 5.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and car. When traveling from Los Angeles in June, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park: temperatures range from 94°F by day to 62°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Outdoors Parks Nature
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Moro Rock ©
Moro Rock
Generals Hwy ©
Generals Hwy

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nights
Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum and then take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. Here are some ideas for day two: take a memorable tour with Tours, get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, and then ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas trip planning app .

You can drive from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 8 hours. Traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in June, things will get somewhat warmer in Las Vegas: highs are around 103°F and lows about 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to drive to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Shopping
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The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

1
night
Zion National Park

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.
Wire Pass Trail (Buckskin Gulch access) has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): trek along Wire Pass Trail (Buckskin Gulch access) and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Zion National Park.

To see more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Zion National Park trip planner .

Getting from Las Vegas to Zion National Park by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. When traveling from Las Vegas in June, plan for a bit cooler days and cooler nights in Zion National Park: temperatures range from 94°F by day to 50°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

Wire Pass Trail (Buckskin Gulch access)
Highlights from your plan
Zion National Park ©
Zion National Park

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Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
On the 26th (Wed), take in the natural beauty of Upper Geyser Basin, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring, and finally explore the striking landscape at Gibbon Falls.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park route builder website .

Getting from Zion National Park to Yellowstone National Park by combination of car and flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car; or drive. When traveling from Zion National Park in June, plan for much colder days and slightly colder nights in Yellowstone National Park: temperatures range from 66°F by day to 34°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Keystone.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring
Upper Geyser Basin ©
Upper Geyser Basin

1
night
Keystone

Keystone ©
Fewer than 400 people call Keystone home year-round, but the population explodes in summer when crowds flock to nearby Mount Rushmore.
Mount Rushmore National Memorial has been added to your itinerary. On the 27th (Thu), immerse yourself in nature at Custer State Park, take in the dramatic natural features at Needles Eye Tunnel, then contemplate the waterfront views at Sylvan Lake, and finally explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mount Rushmore National Memorial. On the 28th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire all the interesting features of Iron Mountain Road, cruise along Wildlife Loop Road, and then get answers to all your questions at Peter Norbeck Visitors Center.

For reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Keystone trip builder website .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to Keystone in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and shuttle. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in June, things will get somewhat warmer in Keystone: highs are around 73°F and lows about 48°F. On the 29th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Keystone

Outdoors Scenic Drive Parks

Side Trip

Custer
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Iron Mountain Road ©
Iron Mountain Road
Wildlife Loop Road ©
Wildlife Loop Road

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