35 days in United States Itinerary

35 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip itinerary planner

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Durham
— 3 nights
Fly
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Hot Springs
— 8 nights
Fly to Flagstaff, Bus to Maswik Lodge
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 8 nights
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 6 nights
Fly
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Seattle
— 7 nights
Fly

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Durham

— 3 nights

Flowers of the Carolinas

Once the seat of a thriving tobacco industry, Durham has seen some significant moments in American history.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to North Carolina Museum of Art and Duke Lemur Center. Step out of the city life by going to Umstead State Park and Fletcher Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Durham: Raleigh (Pullen Park, North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, &more). There's much more to do: get curious at Museum of Life + Science, take in the spiritual surroundings of Duke University Chapel, stroll the grounds of Old Town Cemetery, and take in nature's colorful creations at Sarah P. Duke Gardens.

To find other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Durham trip planning website.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Durham. In June in Durham, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 66°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Hot Springs.

Things to do in Durham

Museums · Childrens Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 7 — 10:

Hot Springs

— 8 nights

Valley of the Vapors

Set deep in the Ouachita Mountains, the city of Hot Springs almost completely surrounds the national park of the same name.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Fordyce Bathhouse and Bathhouse Row. Visiting Hot Springs National Park and Grand Promenade will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hot Springs: Little Rock (Arkansas State Capitol, Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site, &more). The adventure continues: take in panoramic vistas at Hot Springs Mountain, admire the natural beauty at Garvan Woodland Gardens, get curious at Mid-America Science Museum, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Hot Springs itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Durham to Hot Springs takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In June, daytime highs in Hot Springs are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Hot Springs

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 10 — 18:

Grand Canyon National Park

— 8 nights
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Hermit's Rest and Grand Canyon Railway Depot. You'll discover tucked-away gems like South Kaibab Trail and Off-Road Tours. The adventure continues: get great views at Mather Point, explore and take pictures at East Rim Drive, explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, and enjoy breathtaking views from Desert View Watchtower.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park online tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Hot Springs to Grand Canyon National Park by combination of flight and bus takes about 11.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, train, flight, and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Expect cooler evenings in Grand Canyon National Park when traveling from Hot Springs in June, with lows around 42°F. You will have some time to spend on the 26th (Sat) before leaving for Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 18 — 26:

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.
On the 27th (Sun), make a trip to Olmsted Point, pause for some serene contemplation at Yosemite Valley Chapel, hike along Cooks Meadow Loop, then take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, and finally explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bridalveil Fall, get great views at Yosemite, Tunnel View, take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls, then take some stellar pictures from Valley View, then view the masterpieces at Ansel Adams Gallery, and finally identify plant and animal life at Nature Center at Happy Isles.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park trip website.

Drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in June: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 79°F, while lows dip to 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to travel to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jun 26 — 28:

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

— 6 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.
Escape the urban bustle at Moro Rock Trail and Crystal Cave. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at General Sherman Tree and The Presidente tree. Get out of town with these interesting Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park side-trips: Project Survival's Cat Haven (in Dunlap) and Tokopah Falls (in Three Rivers). Next up on the itinerary: explore the stunning scenery at Kings Canyon National Park, admire all the interesting features of Generals Hwy, trek along Big Stump Basin, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Zumwalt Meadow Trail.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park itinerary planner.

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park by car takes about 5.5 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Yosemite National Park in June, with highs in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park at 94°F and lows at 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 28 — Jul 4:

Seattle

— 7 nights

Emerald City

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge and Hiram M. Chittenden Locks. You'll explore and learn at Chihuly Garden and Glass and Hands On Children's Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Seattle: Tacoma (Chihuly Bridge of Glass, LeMay - America's Car Museum, &more). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, walk around Kerry Park, get engrossed in the history at Museum of History & Industry, and kick back and relax at Alki Beach.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Seattle holiday planner.

You can fly from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Seattle in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in July, expect Seattle to be a bit cooler, temps between 79°F and 60°F. On the 11th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 4 — 11:

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.