43 days in United States Itinerary

43 days in United States Itinerary

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Fly to Flagstaff, Bus to Grand Canyon National Park
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 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
Fly to Seattle, Bus to Olympic National Park
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Olympic National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
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Umpqua
— 1 night
Drive
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Crater Lake National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Redwood National Park
— 2 nights
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Drive to California Redwood Coast-Humboldt County Airport, Fly to San Francisco International Airport, Drive to Point Reyes National Seashore
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Point Reyes National Seashore
— 2 nights
Drive
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San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Fly
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Zion National Park
— 2 nights
Drive to Kanab, UT- Glazier's Market, Shuttle to Page
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Page
— 2 nights
Drive
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Lake Powell
— 1 night
Drive
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Moab
— 3 nights
Fly
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Grand Teton National Park
— 4 nights
Fly
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Badlands National Park
— 3 nights
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Grand Canyon National Park

— 3 nights
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Get in touch with nature at South Kaibab Trail and Grand Canyon South Rim. Discover out-of-the-way places like Desert View Watchtower and Mather Point. There's lots more to do: see Off-Road Tours, explore the stunning scenery at Inner Canyon, stroll through Red Canyon Trail, and hike along Grandview Trail.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park holiday maker tool.

Boston to Grand Canyon National Park is an approximately 12-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. The time zone difference when traveling from Boston to Grand Canyon National Park is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Boston in June, you will find days in Grand Canyon National Park are a bit warmer (85°F), and nights are a bit cooler (42°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): hike along Queen's Garden Trail, then explore the stunning scenery at Sunset Point, then hike along Navajo Loop Trail, and finally hike along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Tue): take some stellar pictures from Inspiration Point, then identify plant and animal life at Rim Trail, then identify plant and animal life at Bryce Amphitheatre, and finally explore the striking landscape at Natural Bridge.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Bryce Canyon National Park trip planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and car from Grand Canyon National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park takes 7.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in June, expect nights in Bryce Canyon National Park to be about the same, around 40°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 79°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Olympic National Park

— 4 nights
In Olympic National Park, ancient rainforests and ocean tidal pools at lower elevations contrast with wildflower-filled alpine meadows and snowcapped peaks.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center and Hoh River Trail. Get in touch with nature at Second Beach Trail and Olympic National Park. There's much more to do: hike along Sol Duc Falls, stroll through High Divide, take in the dramatic scenery at Murhut Falls, and explore and take pictures at Olympic Peninsula Loop Drive.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Olympic National Park itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Bryce Canyon National Park to Olympic National Park in 9.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car, bus, and flight; or do a combination of car, bus, and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park to Olympic National Park. While traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park, expect slightly colder days and a bit warmer nights in Olympic National Park, ranging from highs of 66°F to lows of 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel to Umpqua.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Umpqua

— 1 night
Umpqua is an unincorporated community in Douglas County, in the U.S. state of Oregon. On the 21st (Mon), see human ingenuity at work at Winchester Dam, make a trip to Rochester Covered Bridge, and then learn about winemaking at Henry Estate Winery.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Umpqua travel planning app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Olympic National Park to Umpqua. When traveling from Olympic National Park in June, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Umpqua: temperatures range from 81°F by day to 55°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel to Crater Lake National Park.

Things to do in Umpqua

Parks · Wineries

Side Trips

Crater Lake National Park

— 3 nights
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 Watchman Peak will get you outdoors. Discover out-of-the-way places like Rogue River Gorge Viewpoint and Rim Dr. There's still lots to do: contemplate the geological forces at Mount Scott, trek along Pinnacles Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Castle Crest Wildflower Trail, and admire the sheer force of Vidae Falls.

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

Drive from Umpqua to Crater Lake National Park in 3 hours. In June in Crater Lake National Park, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 55°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can travel to Redwood National Park.

Things to do in Crater Lake National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Redwood National Park

— 2 nights
Redwood National Park is home to a tremendous collection of the world's tallest type of tree.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Redwood National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Sat): delve into the lush surroundings at Tall Trees Grove and then trek along California Coastal Trail.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Redwood National Park online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Crater Lake National Park to Redwood National Park takes 5 hours. While traveling from Crater Lake National Park, expect much colder days and slightly colder nights in Redwood National Park, ranging from highs of 63°F to lows of 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can travel to Point Reyes National Seashore.

Things to do in Redwood National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Point Reyes National Seashore

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): admire the majestic nature at Marconi State Historic Park, then immerse yourself in nature at Tomales Bay State Park, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Heart's Desire Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Bolinas Beach, then walk around Stinson Beach, and then admire the majestic nature at Samuel P. Taylor State Park.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Point Reyes National Seashore trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Redwood National Park to Point Reyes National Seashore. When traveling from Redwood National Park in June, plan for somewhat warmer days in Point Reyes National Seashore, with highs around 81°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Point Reyes National Seashore

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

San Francisco

— 3 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Muir Woods National Monument and Lands End. Step out of the city life by going to Alcatraz Island and Lincoln Park. The adventure continues: immerse yourself in nature at Marin Headlands, walk around Washington Square, take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read San Francisco online journey planner.

You can drive from Point Reyes National Seashore to San Francisco in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Point Reyes National Seashore in June, you will find days in San Francisco are slightly colder (71°F), and nights are about the same (55°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) to allow time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Yosemite National Park

— 3 nights
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Glacier Point and Yosemite Falls. Visiting Vernal Fall and Panorama Trail will get you outdoors. There's much more to do: trek along Nevada Falls Loop, explore the striking landscape at El Capitan, take some stellar pictures from Washburn Point, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Four Mile Trail.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park day trip tool.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. When traveling from San Francisco in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 83°F by day to 46°F at night. On the 4th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

— 3 nights

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Giant Forest and Kings Canyon National Park. Step out of the city life by going to Moro Rock Trail and Grizzly Falls. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at General Grant Tree Trail, delve into the lush surroundings at Grant Grove, cruise along Generals Hwy, and hike along Zumwalt Meadow Trail.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park trip maker app.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 5.5 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, with highs in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park at 98°F and lows at 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Zion National Park

— 2 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 8th (Thu): stroll through Timber Creek Overlook Trail, explore and take pictures at Zion-Mt. Carmel Highway, then take a memorable drive along Zion Shuttle, and finally explore the stunning scenery at Zion's Main Canyon. On the 9th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Observation Point, explore and take pictures at Zion Canyon Scenic Drive, and then trek along Angel's Landing.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Zion National Park road trip website.

Traveling by flight from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Zion National Park takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in July, plan for little chillier nights in Zion National Park, with lows around 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel to Page.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Parks · Trails

Page

— 2 nights

Center of Canyon Country

Originally little more than a simple camp constructed to house workers who built a nearby dam on the Colorado River, Page is now a popular stop for travelers preparing a trip to Arizona's canyon country.
On the 10th (Sat), look for all kinds of wild species at Glen Canyon National Recreation Area. On the 11th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, then take in the dramatic natural features at Rainbow Bridge National Monument, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Powell, and finally see human ingenuity at work at Glen Canyon Dam Overlook.

For more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Page tour itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of car and shuttle from Zion National Park to Page in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Zion National Park in July, plan for a bit warmer nights in Page, with lows around 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Lake Powell.

Things to do in Page

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Tours

Lake Powell

— 1 night
Lake Powell serves as the playground for the town of Page, drawing nearly three million visitors annually.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): hike along Rainbow Bridge Trail.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Lake Powell online route planner.

You can drive from Page to Lake Powell in 4 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 98°F, and evening lows to 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Moab.

Things to do in Lake Powell

Parks · Trails · Outdoors

Moab

— 3 nights

Red Desert

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Step out of the city life by going to Dead Horse Point State Park and Climbing Tours. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Delicate Arch and River Rafting & Tubing. Next up on the itinerary: get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Moab trip itinerary builder site.

Getting from Lake Powell to Moab by car takes about 8.5 hours. Expect slightly colder evenings in Moab when traveling from Lake Powell in July, with lows around 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can fly to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Moab

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Grand Teton National Park

— 4 nights

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Jenny Lake Trail and Osprey Falls Trail. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Pelican Creek Trail and Green Dragon Spring. Explore Grand Teton National Park's surroundings by going to Yellowstone National Park (Monument Geyser Basin, The 45th Parallel, &more). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Taggart Lake, trek along Cascade Canyon Trail, and explore the striking landscape at Glacier View Turnout.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Grand Teton National Park trip planner.

Getting from Moab to Grand Teton National Park by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car, train, bus, and taxi. While traveling from Moab, expect slightly colder days and cooler nights in Grand Teton National Park, ranging from highs of 79°F to lows of 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can fly to Badlands National Park.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Badlands National Park

— 3 nights
Although Badlands National Park's name might not be the most inviting, its landscape of pinnacles, eroded buttes, spires, and an expansive, pristine mixed-grass prairie remain enticing.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): explore the striking landscape at Homestead Overlook, explore the striking landscape of Panorama Point Overlook, explore the striking landscape of Burns Basin Overlook, cruise along Loop Road, then explore the striking landscape at Badlands Wall, and finally stroll through Castle Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bigfoot Pass Overlook, explore the striking landscape of White River Valley Overlook, stroll through Fossil Exhibit Trail, then explore the striking landscape at Big Badlands Overlook, and finally trek along Notch Trail.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Badlands National Park trip itinerary maker site.

Fly from Grand Teton National Park to Badlands National Park in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and taxi. In July, Badlands National Park is somewhat warmer than Grand Teton National Park - with highs of 91°F and lows of 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Badlands 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.