12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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Drive to McGhee Tyson Airport, Fly to Grand Canyon National Park Airport
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Bus to Flagstaff, Fly to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Bus to Reno, Fly to West Yellowstone
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Yellowstone National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Glacier National Park
— 1 night
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Drive to Missoula International Airport, Fly to McGhee Tyson Airport, Drive to Crossville

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): get great views at Lipan Point, take some stellar pictures from Yaki Point, then explore the stunning scenery at Yavapai Point, and finally take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Powell Point, take some stellar pictures from Maricopa Point, shop like a local with Lookout Studio, then examine the collection at Kolb Studio, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Grand Canyon Railway Depot.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary website.

Crossville to Grand Canyon National Park is an approximately 19.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Crossville to Grand Canyon National Park. Plan for cooler nights when traveling from Crossville in June since evenings lows in Grand Canyon National Park dip to 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Nature · Parks · Museums · Shopping

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A Land of Giants

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.
On the 8th (Mon), identify plant and animal life at Project Survival's Cat Haven, take in the dramatic scenery at Grizzly Falls, and then hike along Moro Rock Trail. On your second day here, admire the sheer force of Roaring River Falls and then explore the striking landscape of Kings Canyon National Park.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park tour itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. In June, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park is a bit warmer than Grand Canyon National Park - with highs of 94°F and lows of 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

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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.
On the 10th (Wed), look for all kinds of wild species at Nature Center at Happy Isles, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, then take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point. On the 11th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls, then take some stellar pictures from Valley View, then stroll through Four Mile Trail, and finally make a trip to Olmsted Point.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park in 5.5 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in June: high temperatures in Yosemite National Park hover around 79°F and lows are around 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): take in the dramatic scenery at Gibbon Falls, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Midway Geyser Basin, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Castle Geyser. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the extensive heritage of Uncle Tom's Trail, admire the sheer force of Upper Falls of the Yellowstone River, then explore the striking landscape at Artists Paintpots, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Undine Falls.

To find maps and tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park sightseeing planning site.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Yosemite National Park to Yellowstone National Park takes 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, train, shuttle, and taxi. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Yosemite National Park in June, with highs in Yellowstone National Park at 66°F and lows at 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

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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.
On the 14th (Sun), explore the striking landscape at Grinnell Glacier, take some stellar pictures from Jackson Glacier Overlook, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden Wall, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at McDonald Creek. On your second day here, hike along Iceberg Lake Trail, then contemplate the waterfront views at Iceberg Lake, and then admire the sheer force of Apikuni Falls.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Glacier National Park trip planning site.

You can drive from Yellowstone National Park to Glacier National Park in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in June, things will get somewhat warmer in Glacier National Park: highs are around 75°F and lows about 45°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · 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.