32 days in United States Itinerary

32 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip builder

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Rocky Mountain National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Arches National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Zion National Park
— 1 night
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Shuttle to St. George, UT-1275 East Red Hills Parkway, Shuttle to PAge, AZ- Rodeway Inn, Shuttle to Grand Canyon National Park
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Lassen Volcanic National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Crater Lake National Park
— 1 night
Fly to Seattle, Fly to Olympic National Park
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Olympic National Park
— 2 nights
Fly
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Mount Rainier National Park
— 2 nights
Fly
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Glacier National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
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Grand Teton National Park
— 2 nights
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Chicago
— 3 nights

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Rocky Mountain National Park

— 2 nights
Rocky Mountain National Park presents an ideal setting for recreation in the mountain range for which the park is named.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): take in the awesome beauty at Deer Mountain, appreciate the views at Many Parks Curve Overlook, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Sheep Lakes, then admire the sheer force of Chasm Falls, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at North Inlet Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Alberta Falls and then hike along Glacier Gorge Junction Trailhead.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Rocky Mountain National Park day trip planner.

Chicago to Rocky Mountain National Park is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and car. Traveling from Chicago to Rocky Mountain National Park, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Chicago, expect a bit warmer days and slightly colder nights in Rocky Mountain National Park, ranging from highs of 87°F to lows of 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can drive to Arches National Park.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

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Find places to stay Jun 1 — 3:

Arches National Park

— 1 night

A Red Rock Wonderland

Mother Nature kept reaching for red when she painted Arches National Park's 2,000 sandstone arches, resulting in one of the country's more distinctly shaped and colored landscapes.
On the 4th (Fri), explore the striking landscape at Pine Tree Arch, explore the striking landscape at Tunnel Arch, explore the striking landscape at Landscape Arch, then take in the dramatic natural features at Courthouse Towers, and finally trek along Pine Tree Arch Trail.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Arches National Park itinerary builder app.

Drive from Rocky Mountain National Park to Arches National Park in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, and flight; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from Rocky Mountain National Park in June, things will get somewhat warmer in Arches National Park: highs are around 95°F and lows about 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to drive to Zion National Park.

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Find places to stay Jun 3 — 4:

Zion National Park

— 1 night
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
On the 5th (Sat), explore the stunning scenery at Hidden Canyon.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Zion National Park road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Arches National Park to Zion National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of car and flight. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Arches National Park in June since evenings lows in Zion National Park dip to 50°F. On the 5th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

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Find places to stay Jun 4 — 5:
Highlights from your trip

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 outdoors at Grand Canyon South Rim and South Kaibab Trail. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Yaki Point and Indian Garden. There's lots more to do: take in breathtaking views at Inner Canyon, steep yourself in history at Grand Canyon Railway Depot, get great views at Maricopa Point, and admire the landmark architecture of Lookout Studio.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by shuttle from Zion National Park to Grand Canyon National Park takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Zion National Park in June, things will get a bit cooler in Grand Canyon National Park: highs are around 85°F and lows about 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to drive to Death Valley National Park.

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Find places to stay Jun 5 — 9:

Death Valley National Park

— 1 night

Hottest, Driest, Lowest

Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
On the 9th (Wed), explore the stunning scenery at Mosaic Canyon and then take in the dramatic natural features at Eureka Dunes. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the stunning scenery at Twenty Mule Team Canyon and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Panamint Range.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Death Valley National Park travel planner.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Death Valley National Park takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Death Valley National Park. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in June, plan for a bit warmer days in Death Valley National Park, with highs around 98°F, while nights are warmer with lows around 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

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Find places to stay Jun 9 — 10:

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): admire the sheer force of Roaring River Falls, take in the dramatic scenery at Grizzly Falls, then trek along Zumwalt Meadow Trail, and finally trek along Big Stump Basin.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park trip tool.

You can drive from Death Valley National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 7 hours. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in June, plan for a bit cooler nights in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, with lows around 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

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Find places to stay Jun 10 — 12:

Yosemite National Park

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Panorama Trail, then take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, then don't miss a visit to Yosemite Village, and finally trek along Four Mile Trail. On the 13th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Nature Center at Happy Isles, then take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, then trek along Nevada Falls Loop, and finally surround yourself with nature on YExplore Yosemite Adventures - Day Tours.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park day trip website.

Traveling by car from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park takes 5.5 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in June, with highs in Yosemite National Park at 79°F and lows at 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel to Lassen Volcanic National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

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Find places to stay Jun 12 — 14:

Lassen Volcanic National Park

— 1 night
In Lassen Volcanic National Park, steaming volcanic mountains give way to alpine meadows filled with wildflowers and pristine mountain lakes.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): take in the awesome beauty at Lassen Peak , then take in the dramatic scenery at Mill Creek Falls, then explore the striking landscape at Devil's Kitchen, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Warner Valley Trailhead.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Lassen Volcanic National Park holiday maker site.

Explore your travel options from Yosemite National Park to Lassen Volcanic National Park with the Route module. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in June, plan for somewhat warmer days in Lassen Volcanic National Park, with highs around 95°F, while nights are warmer with lows around 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Crater Lake National Park.

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Find places to stay Jun 14 — 15:

Crater Lake National Park

— 1 night
Reaching a depth of 592 m (1,943 ft), Crater Lake is the deepest lake in the United States.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): hike along Annie Creek Canyon, then hike along Castle Crest Wildflower Trail, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Pinnacles Trail, and finally cruise along Rim Dr. Keep things going the next day: hike along Garfield Peak and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Watchman Peak.

To find ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Crater Lake National Park online trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Lassen Volcanic National Park to Crater Lake National Park in 4.5 hours. Traveling from Lassen Volcanic National Park in June, expect Crater Lake National Park to be a bit cooler, temps between 86°F and 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Crater Lake National Park

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Find places to stay Jun 15 — 16:

Olympic National Park

— 2 nights
In Olympic National Park, ancient rainforests and ocean tidal pools at lower elevations contrast with wildflower-filled alpine meadows and snowcapped peaks.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): take in the dramatic scenery at Murhut Falls, then trek along Kalaloch Beach Trail 4, and then take a peaceful walk through Olympic National Park. On the 18th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore by horseback at Olympic Discovery Trail, then trek along Second Beach Trail, and then trek along Ozette Loop Hike.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Olympic National Park online road trip planner.

Fly from Crater Lake National Park to Olympic National Park in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and flight. While traveling from Crater Lake National Park, expect much colder days and little chillier nights in Olympic National Park, ranging from highs of 66°F to lows of 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Mount Rainier National Park.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

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Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 16 — 18:

Mount Rainier National Park

— 2 nights
The star attraction of Mt.
On the 19th (Sat), hike along Box Canyon Loop, then admire the sheer force of Comet Falls, then trek along Trail of the Shadows, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Rainier. On the 20th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Nisqually Vista Loop, then explore the activities along Nisqually River, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Mt. Fremont Lookout Trail.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Mount Rainier National Park trip builder website.

Getting from Olympic National Park to Mount Rainier National Park by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Olympic National Park in June: highs in Mount Rainier National Park hover around 73°F, while lows dip to 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

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Find places to stay Jun 18 — 20:

Glacier National Park

— 2 nights

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Iceberg Lake Trail and Apikuni Falls. Step off the beaten path and head to Cracker Lake Hike and Jackson Glacier Overlook. There's more to do: cruise along Going-to-the-Sun Road and explore the activities along McDonald Creek.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Glacier National Park online itinerary builder.

You can fly from Mount Rainier National Park to Glacier National Park in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Mount Rainier National Park to Glacier National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Mount Rainier National Park in June, Glacier National Park is little chillier at night with lows of 45°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can go by car to Yellowstone National Park.

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Find places to stay Jun 20 — 23:

Yellowstone National Park

— 3 nights

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Upper Geyser Basin and North Rim Trail. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic scenery at Upper Falls of the Yellowstone River, witness a stunning natural landmark at Blue Star Spring, hike along Monument Geyser Basin, and explore the striking landscape at Terrace Spring.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park trip builder.

You can drive from Glacier National Park to Yellowstone National Park in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car, bus, and taxi. Traveling from Glacier National Park in June, things will get slightly colder in Yellowstone National Park: highs are around 66°F and lows about 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to drive to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

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Find places to stay Jun 23 — 26:

Grand Teton National Park

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Teton Point Turnout, explore the striking landscape at Glacier View Turnout, then look for all kinds of wild species at Blacktail Ponds Overlook, then admire the sheer force of Hidden Falls, and finally explore the striking landscape at Inspiration Point. Here are some ideas for day two: go for a walk through Potholes Turnout, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Elk Ranch Flats Turnout, Grand Teton National Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chapel of the Sacred Heart, then stroll through Menor's Ferry Historical Trail, and finally explore and take pictures at 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Grand Teton National Park trip planner.

You can drive from Yellowstone National Park to Grand Teton National Park in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in June, expect nights in Grand Teton National Park to be about the same, around 39°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 72°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to travel to Chicago.

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Find places to stay Jun 26 — 28:

Chicago

— 3 nights

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Step out of the city life by going to Lakefront Trail and Kayaking & Canoeing. Discover out-of-the-way places like Chicago River and Chicago Photo Safaris. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, don't miss a visit to Buckingham Fountain, identify plant and animal life at Montrose Point Bird Sanctuary, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Millennium Park.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Chicago travel route website.

Fly from Grand Teton National Park to Chicago in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Grand Teton National Park to Chicago is 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Grand Teton National Park in June: highs in Chicago hover around 81°F, while lows dip to 63°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Chicago

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Find places to stay Jun 29 — Jul 2:

United States travel guide

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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.