27 days in United States Itinerary

27 days in United States Itinerary

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27 days in United States Itinerary

Kansas City
Fly + taxi:  6​h 30​min
Keystone
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  3​h 30​min
Denver
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  5​h 15​min
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  6​h 45​min
Seattle
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Olympia
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
Underwood
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
Crater Lake National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
Redwood National Park
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  3​h 15​min
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Carmel
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  11​h 15​min
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  18​h 15​min
Kansas City

2
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Keystone

Keystone ©
Fewer than 400 people call Keystone home year-round, but the population explodes in summer when crowds flock to nearby Mount Rushmore.
You've now added Mount Rushmore National Memorial to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): see the interesting displays at National Presidential Wax Museum, appreciate the history behind Mount Rushmore National Memorial, and then trek along Presidential Trail. On the 23rd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: immerse yourself in nature at Custer State Park, look for all kinds of wild species at Windcross Conservancy, and then learn more about the world around you at Mammoth Site of Hot Springs.

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Kansas City to Keystone is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Kansas City to Keystone due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Kansas City in July, expect Keystone to be little chillier, temps between 84°F and 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to Denver.

Things to do in Keystone

Parks Nature Museums

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Custer State Park, Windcross Conservancy, Mammoth Site of Hot Springs
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Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Custer State Park ©
Custer State Park
Mammoth Site of Hot Springs
Mammoth Site of Hot Springs

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Denver

Denver ©
Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
On the 24th (Tue), identify plant and animal life at Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center, then take a stroll through 16th Street Mall, and then stroll through Dinosaur Ridge.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Denver trip website .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Keystone to Denver in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Denver

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center, Dinosaur Ridge
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Dinosaur Ridge ©
Dinosaur Ridge

2
days
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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful, hike along Artist Point, and then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Biscuit Basin, then take in the natural beauty of Midway Geyser Basin, and then take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park online trip builder .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Denver to Yellowstone National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi; or drive. While traveling from Denver, expect a bit cooler days and colder nights in Yellowstone National Park, ranging from highs of 73°F to lows of 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Seattle.

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Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring

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Seattle

Seattle ©
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.
On the 27th (Fri), get a taste of the local shopping with Pioneer Square and then stroll through Alki Beach.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Seattle trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Yellowstone National Park to Seattle takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July, Seattle is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Olympia.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Outdoors Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Snoqualmie Falls
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Alki Beach ©
Alki Beach
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Snoqualmie Falls
Snoqualmie Falls

2
days
Olympia

Olympia ©
Olympia is the capital of the State of Washington and the county seat of Thurston County. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at The Chehalis Centralia Railroad & Museum, then immerse yourself in nature at Millersylvania State Park, and then get outside with Mystic Journeys.

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Traveling by car from Seattle to Olympia takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Seattle in July, expect slightly colder with lows of 51°F in Olympia. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can travel to Underwood.

Things to do in Olympia

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

The Chehalis Centralia Railroad & Museum
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Millersylvania State Park ©
Millersylvania State Park
Tolmie State Park ©
Tolmie State Park

2
days
Underwood

Underwood ©
Underwood is an unincorporated community in Skamania County, Washington, United States. Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 31st (Tue): explore the activities along Port of Hood River and then see the interesting displays at Columbia Gorge Discovery Center. On the 1st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the activities along Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, learn about winemaking at Mt. Hood Winery, and then relax in the rural setting at The Gorge White House.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Underwood road trip site .

You can drive from Olympia to Underwood in 3 hours. Traveling from Olympia in July, plan for a bit warmer nights in Underwood, with lows around 62°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to Crater Lake National Park.

Things to do in Underwood

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Hood River, Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, Columbia Gorge Discovery Center
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Columbia Gorge Discovery Center
Columbia Gorge Discovery Center
The Gorge White House ©
The Gorge White House

2
days
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.
You've now added Crater Lake National Park to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Crater Lake National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Rim Village, then take a memorable drive along Rim Dr, and then explore the activities along Rogue River.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Crater Lake National Park driving holiday planner .

Drive from Underwood to Crater Lake National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Redwood National Park.

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Parks Nature Outdoors
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Crater Lake National Park ©
Crater Lake National Park
Rim Village ©
Rim Village

2
days
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 has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Redwood National Park. On your second day here, admire all the interesting features of Newton B. Drury Scenic Pkwy and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lady Bird Johnson Grove.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Redwood National Park online route planner .

Traveling by car from Crater Lake National Park to Redwood National Park takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 64°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Redwood National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Orick
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Lady Bird Johnson Grove ©
Lady Bird Johnson Grove

2
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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 6th (Mon), get great views at Twin Peaks and then tour the pleasant surroundings at China Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Fort Funston National Park and then kick back and relax at Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco trip planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Redwood National Park to San Francisco takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Redwood National Park in August, expect San Francisco to be somewhat warmer, temps between 72°F and 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to drive to Carmel.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve
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Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks
Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve ©
Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve
Fort Funston National Park ©
Fort Funston National Park

2
days
Carmel

Carmel ©
Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply referred to as Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Carmel City Beach/Carmel River Beach. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): grab your bike and head to Monterey Peninsula Recreational Trail, kick back and relax at Lovers Point, and then take in the history at San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo Mission. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Carmel City Beach/Carmel River Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Carmel River State Beach, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Carmel Mission.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Carmel tour itinerary maker tool .

Drive from San Francisco to Carmel in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or take a bus. August in Carmel sees daily highs of 69°F and lows of 56°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Carmel

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Monterey Peninsula Recreational Trail, Lovers Point
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Carmel City Beach/Carmel River Beach ©
Lovers Point ©
Lovers Point
Carmel Mission ©
Carmel Mission

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days
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.
On the 10th (Fri), examine the collection at Lone Pine Film History Museums and then stroll through Panoramic Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Zumwalt Meadow Trail and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kings Canyon National Park.

For where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park trip planner .

Traveling by car from Carmel to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and car; or do a combination of bus and car. When traveling from Carmel in August, plan for warmer days in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, with highs around 97°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Lone Pine Film History Museums
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Zumwalt Meadow Trail ©
Zumwalt Meadow Trail
Kings Canyon National Park ©
Kings Canyon National Park
Roaring River Falls ©
Roaring River Falls

2
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Grand Canyon National Park

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 13th (Mon): examine the collection at Kolb Studio, then take some stellar pictures from Lookout Studio, then get great views at Yaki Point, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at South Kaibab Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get great views at Mohave Point and then trek along Rim Trail.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Grand Canyon National Park in 11.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Grand Canyon National Park is 1 hour. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in August: high temperatures in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 80°F and lows are around 50°F. You'll have a few hours on the 15th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
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South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
Kolb Studio ©
Kolb Studio

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