47 days in United States & Puerto Penasco Itinerary

47 days in United States & Puerto Penasco Itinerary

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Crestview, United States
— 1 night
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Lake Charles, United States
— 1 night
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Austin, United States
— 3 nights
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Big Bend National Park, United States
— 1 night
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Carlsbad Caverns National Park, United States
— 2 nights
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Guadalupe Mountains National Park, United States
— Few hours
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Willcox, United States
— 1 night
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Petrified Forest National Park, United States
— 1 night
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Grand Canyon National Park, United States
— 1 night
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Phoenix, United States
— 3 nights
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Tucson, United States
— 1 night
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Puerto Penasco, Mexico
— 4 nights
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San Clemente, United States
— 2 nights
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Joshua Tree National Park, United States
— 1 day
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Death Valley National Park, United States
— 1 night
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, United States
— 2 nights
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Yosemite National Park, United States
— 1 night
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South Lake Tahoe, United States
— 1 night
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Lassen Volcanic National Park, United States
— 1 night
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Redwood National Park, United States
— 1 night
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Crater Lake National Park, United States
— 1 night
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Portland, United States
— 1 night
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Mount Rainier National Park, United States
— 1 night
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Olympic National Park, United States
— 1 night
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North Cascades National Park, United States
— 1 night
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Kooskia, United States
— 2 nights
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Jackson Hole, United States
— 1 night
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Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park, United States
— 2 nights
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Rocky Mountain National Park, United States
— 1 night
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Red Cloud, United States
— 1 night
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Tahlequah, United States
— 2 nights
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Birmingham, United States
— 1 night
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Hilton Head, United States
— 3 nights

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Crestview, United States

Crestview ©
Crestview is a city in Okaloosa County, Florida, United States. Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Arcadia Mill Archaeological Site and then explore the activities along Yellow River Marsh Aquatic Preserve. On the next day, get to know the resident critters at Emerald Coast Zoo and then hike along Turkey Creek Nature Trail.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Crestview online trip builder.

Charlotte to Crestview is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Charlotte to Crestview, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 92°F in August, and nighttime lows around 72°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel to Lake Charles.

Things to do in Crestview

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Milton, Turkey Creek Nature Trail
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Emerald Coast Zoo ©
Emerald Coast Zoo
Arcadia Mill Archaeological Site ©
Arcadia Mill Archaeological Site

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Lake Charles, United States

Lake Charles
Lake Charles is the fifth-largest incorporated city in the U.S. To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Lake Charles tour itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Crestview to Lake Charles takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In August, daytime highs in Lake Charles are 91°F, while nighttime lows are 74°F. You will leave for Austin on the 15th (Sat).

Things to do in Lake Charles

Museums · Parks · Outdoors
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Austin, United States

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Texas State Capitol and The Driskill. Get outdoors at Lake Travis Zipline Adventures and Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail. There's lots more to do: take in the views from Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats, relax and float downstream with ATXcursions, take in the natural beauty of Barton Springs Pool, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mary's Cathedral.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Austin trip maker.

You can fly from Lake Charles to Austin in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Lake Charles, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Austin, ranging from highs of 98°F to lows of 75°F. On the 18th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Big Bend National Park.

Things to do in Austin

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure

Side Trip

Lake Travis Zipline Adventures
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Lake Travis Zipline Adventures ©
Lake Travis Zipline Adventures
Texas State Capitol ©
Texas State Capitol
Barton Springs Pool ©
Barton Springs Pool

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Big Bend National Park, United States

Big Bend National Park ©
Situated where the Rio Grande River takes a big southerly dip in West Texas, Big Bend National Park covers a massive expanse of desert, woodlands, and grasslands full of rivers, limestone canyons, and high mountains. Nearly 2,000 species of plant and animal life call this place home.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): take in the awesome beauty at Chisos Mountains and then trek along Lost Mine Trail.

For reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Big Bend National Park online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Austin to Big Bend National Park takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. In August, plan for daily highs up to 96°F, and evening lows to 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to drive to Carlsbad Caverns National Park.

Things to do in Big Bend National Park

Parks · Trails · Nature
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Chisos Mountains ©
Chisos Mountains
Lost Mine Trail ©
Lost Mine Trail

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Carlsbad Caverns National Park, United States

Carlsbad Caverns National Park ©
The canyons, cacti, and thorny bushes of the southern New Mexico desert hide one of the U.S.'s great subterranean geological wonders, Carlsbad Caverns National Park.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): take in the dramatic natural features at Lion's Tail, Head underground at Big Room, then get a dose of the wild on Carlsbad Caverns Natural Entrance Tour, and finally Head underground at King's Palace.

To see maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Carlsbad Caverns National Park driving holiday planning tool.

Getting from Big Bend National Park to Carlsbad Caverns National Park by car takes about 7 hours. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Big Bend National Park in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Carlsbad Caverns National Park, with lows of 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can drive to Guadalupe Mountains National Park.

Things to do in Carlsbad Caverns National Park

Nature · Parks · Tours
Find places to stay Aug 19 — 21:
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Big Room ©
Big Room
King's Palace ©
King's Palace
Lion's Tail ©
Lion's Tail

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Guadalupe Mountains National Park, United States

Guadalupe Mountains National Park
The eponymous range that fills Guadalupe Mountains National Park creates a magnificent break in the barrenness of the surrounding Chihuahuan Desert.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Guadalupe Mountains National Park.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Guadalupe Mountains National Park online travel planner.

You can drive from Carlsbad Caverns National Park to Guadalupe Mountains National Park in 2 hours. Traveling from Carlsbad Caverns National Park in August, expect nights in Guadalupe Mountains National Park to be about the same, around 65°F, while days are slightly colder, around 86°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel to Willcox.

Things to do in Guadalupe Mountains National Park

Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Guadalupe Mountains National Park
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Guadalupe Mountains National Park
Guadalupe Mountains National Park

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Willcox, United States

Willcox ©
Willcox is a city in Cochise County, Arizona, United States. On the 22nd (Sat), stop by Dwayne's Fresh Jerky, tour the pleasant surroundings at Fort Bowie National Historic Site, then pause for some photo ops at Chiricahua National Monument, and finally do a tasting at Flying Leap Vineyards.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Willcox trip planning app.

Getting from Guadalupe Mountains National Park to Willcox by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Guadalupe Mountains National Park in August; daily highs in Willcox reach 96°F and lows reach 71°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel to Petrified Forest National Park.

Things to do in Willcox

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trip

Dwayne's Fresh Jerky
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Fort Bowie National Historic Site ©
Fort Bowie National Historic Site
Chiricahua National Monument ©
Chiricahua National Monument
Dwayne's Fresh Jerky ©
Dwayne's Fresh Jerky

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Petrified Forest National Park, United States

Petrified Forest National Park ©
Petrified Forest National Park presents a surreal landscape of large deposits of petrified wood.
On the 23rd (Sun), hike along Blue Mesa, then trek along Crystal Forest Trail, and then steep yourself in history at Puerco Pueblo.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Petrified Forest National Park trip itinerary planning site.

Drive from Willcox to Petrified Forest National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Willcox in August, expect nights in Petrified Forest National Park to be cooler, around 50°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 80°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Petrified Forest National Park

Trails · Outdoors · Parks
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Blue Mesa ©
Blue Mesa
Crystal Forest Trail ©
Crystal Forest Trail
Puerco Pueblo ©
Puerco Pueblo

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Grand Canyon National Park, United States

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.
To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park visit planner.

You can drive from Petrified Forest National Park to Grand Canyon National Park in 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 80°F in August, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to drive to Phoenix.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails
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Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Yavapai Point ©
Yavapai Point

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Phoenix, United States

Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): examine the collection at Musical Instrument Museum and then see Off-Road Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Buddy Stubbs Harley-Davidson, then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and then do sightseeing your way with Arizona Scenic Tours - Day Tours.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Phoenix tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Phoenix by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August: high temperatures in Phoenix hover around 105°F and lows are around 83°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to drive to Tucson.

Things to do in Phoenix

Outdoors · Tours · Museums
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Horseback Riding Tours
Off-Road Tours
Buddy Stubbs Harley-Davidson ©
Buddy Stubbs Harley-Davidson

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Tucson, United States

Tucson ©
One of the fastest-growing metropolitan areas in the country, Tucson is a city on a cultural crossroads, with European, Native American, Mexican, and Asian residents blending and sometimes conflicting with one another.
You've now added Saguaro National Park to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Saguaro National Park and then take in breathtaking views at Sabino Canyon.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Tucson travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Phoenix to Tucson takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Phoenix in August, expect Tucson to be little chillier, temps between 96°F and 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel to Puerto Penasco.

Things to do in Tucson

Nature · Parks
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Sabino Canyon ©
Sabino Canyon
Saguaro National Park ©
Saguaro National Park

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Puerto Penasco, Mexico

Puerto Penasco ©
Puerto Peñasco is a city located in Puerto Peñasco Municipality in the northwest of the Mexican state of Sonora, about 100 km from the border with the U.S. Escape the urban bustle at El Pinacate y Gran Desierto de Altar Biosphere Reserve and Rocky Point Ziplines. Next up on the itinerary: stop by Su Casa, see the interesting displays at Seashell Museum, don't miss a visit to Old Port, and stroll through Playa Bonita Beach.

For photos and tourist information, refer to the Puerto Penasco route planner.

Getting from Tucson to Puerto Penasco by car takes about 4 hours. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Tucson in August since evenings lows in Puerto Penasco dip to 85°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to travel to San Clemente.

Things to do in Puerto Penasco

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches
Find places to stay Aug 28 — Sep 1:
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Playa Encanto ©
Playa Encanto
Rocky Point Ziplines ©
Rocky Point Ziplines

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San Clemente, United States

San Clemente ©
San Clemente is a city in Orange County, California, United States. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, pause for some photo ops at The Hide Drogher, and then take in the waterfront at San Clemente Pier. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mission Basilica San Juan Capistrano, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saddleback Church, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Newport Beach California Temple, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Crystal Cove.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the San Clemente trip planner.

You can drive from Puerto Penasco to San Clemente in 6.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Puerto Penasco to San Clemente. When traveling from Puerto Penasco in September, plan for much colder days and little chillier nights in San Clemente: temperatures range from 72°F by day to 60°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Joshua Tree National Park.

Things to do in San Clemente

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Dana Point, Saddleback Church, Mission Basilica San Juan Capistrano, Newport Beach California Temple, Crystal Cove
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Saddleback Church ©
Saddleback Church
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Crystal Cove ©
Crystal Cove

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Joshua Tree National Park, United States

Joshua Tree National Park ©
Joshua Tree National Park takes its name from the Joshua tree, a twisted, spiky tree with bayonet-shaped leaves at the top that's one of the few plant species hardy enough to thrive in the extreme climate of the Mojave Desert.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): admire the verdant scenery at Hidden Valley Nature Trail, contemplate the long history of Keys Ranch, and then explore the striking landscape at Skull Rock.

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You can drive from San Clemente to Joshua Tree National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. While traveling from San Clemente, expect much hotter days and somewhat warmer nights in Joshua Tree National Park, ranging from highs of 93°F to lows of 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to drive to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Joshua Tree National Park

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 3 — 4:
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Hidden Valley Nature Trail ©
Hidden Valley Nature Trail
Skull Rock ©
Skull Rock
Keys Ranch ©
Keys Ranch

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Death Valley National Park, United States

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
On the 4th (Fri), don't miss a visit to Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes, then contemplate the long history of Harmony Borax Works, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Zabriskie Point.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Death Valley National Park road trip website.

Drive from Joshua Tree National Park to Death Valley National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Joshua Tree National Park in September, Death Valley National Park is little chillier at night with lows of 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
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Harmony Borax Works ©
Harmony Borax Works
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes ©
Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes

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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, United States

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 5th (Sat), take in breathtaking views at Kings Canyon National Park, surround yourself with nature on Sequoia Sightseeing Tours, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Moro Rock Trail.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Death Valley National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park takes 7 hours. In September, daytime highs in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park are 90°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a bus to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Nature · Outdoors · Parks
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Kings Canyon National Park ©
Kings Canyon National Park
Moro Rock Trail ©
Moro Rock Trail

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Yosemite National Park, United States

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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, don't miss a visit to Yosemite Village, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Yosemite National Park road trip tool.

Traveling by bus from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park takes 8.5 hours. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in September: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 74°F, while lows dip to 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails
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Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

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South Lake Tahoe, United States

South Lake Tahoe
High in the Sierra Nevada mountains on the shore of one of America’s most scenic lakes, South Lake Tahoe captures the spirit of the outdoors and serves as a hub for tourism activities surrounding the lake.
For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the South Lake Tahoe holiday planner.

Traveling by bus from Yosemite National Park to South Lake Tahoe takes 7 hours. In September in South Lake Tahoe, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 39°F at night. On the 8th (Tue), you'll travel to Lassen Volcanic National Park.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Outdoors · Parks · Tours
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Lassen Volcanic National Park, United States

Lassen Volcanic National Park ©
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 8th (Tue): contemplate the geological forces at Lassen Peak , then take in the natural beauty of Bumpass Hell, and then explore the striking landscape of Sulphur Works. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape at Devil's Kitchen, identify plant and animal life at Wild Horse Sanctuary, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Cold Boiling Lake.

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Traveling by car from South Lake Tahoe to Lassen Volcanic National Park takes 4 hours. While traveling from South Lake Tahoe, expect somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in Lassen Volcanic National Park, ranging from highs of 91°F to lows of 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel to Redwood National Park.

Things to do in Lassen Volcanic National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Wild Horse Sanctuary
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Bumpass Hell ©
Bumpass Hell
Wild Horse Sanctuary ©
Wild Horse Sanctuary
Lassen Peak ©
Lassen Peak

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Redwood National Park, United States

Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park is home to a tremendous collection of the world's tallest type of tree.
On the 10th (Thu), tour the pleasant surroundings at Redwood National Park.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Redwood National Park online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Lassen Volcanic National Park to Redwood National Park takes 5.5 hours. Expect cooler weather when traveling from Lassen Volcanic National Park in September: highs in Redwood National Park hover around 66°F, while lows dip to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Crater Lake National Park.

Things to do in Redwood National Park

Trails · Nature · Outdoors
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Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park

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Crater Lake National Park, United States

Crater Lake National Park ©
Reaching a depth of 592 m (1,943 ft), Crater Lake is the deepest lake in the United States.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Crater Lake National Park.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Crater Lake National Park itinerary builder.

Drive from Redwood National Park to Crater Lake National Park in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. When traveling from Redwood National Park in September, plan for somewhat warmer days in Crater Lake National Park, with highs around 83°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Portland.

Things to do in Crater Lake National Park

Nature · Parks
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Crater Lake National Park ©
Crater Lake National Park

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Portland, United States

Portland ©
A big city with a small-town feel, Portland is home to the country's biggest rose test garden, perched on a hill overlooking downtown.
On the 12th (Sat), admire the natural beauty at Lan Su Chinese Garden and then take in nature's colorful creations at Portland Japanese Garden.

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You can drive from Crater Lake National Park to Portland in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight; or do a combination of taxi and train. While traveling from Crater Lake National Park, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Portland, ranging from highs of 76°F to lows of 55°F. On the 12th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Mount Rainier National Park.

Things to do in Portland

Parks
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Portland Japanese Garden ©
Portland Japanese Garden
Lan Su Chinese Garden ©
Lan Su Chinese Garden

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Mount Rainier National Park, United States

Mount Rainier National Park ©
The star attraction of Mt.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Skyline Trail, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Rainier, and then delve into the lush surroundings at Grove of the Patriarchs.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Mount Rainier National Park trip itinerary maker website.

You can fly from Portland to Mount Rainier National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Portland in September, things will get slightly colder in Mount Rainier National Park: highs are around 71°F and lows about 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails
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Skyline Trail ©
Skyline Trail
Mount Rainier ©
Mount Rainier
Grove of the Patriarchs ©
Grove of the Patriarchs

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Olympic National Park, United States

Olympic National Park ©
In Olympic National Park, ancient rainforests and ocean tidal pools at lower elevations contrast with wildflower-filled alpine meadows and snowcapped peaks.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): take in the awesome beauty at Mount Olympus and then take a peaceful walk through Olympic National Park.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Olympic National Park holiday website.

You can fly from Mount Rainier National Park to Olympic National Park in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of shuttle, ferry, and bus. In September, daytime highs in Olympic National Park are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to travel to North Cascades National Park.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Nature · Parks
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Olympic National Park ©
Olympic National Park
Mount Olympus ©
Mount Olympus

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North Cascades National Park, United States

North Cascades National Park ©
North Cascades National Park calls visitors to its rugged landscape of high mountain peaks tipped with about 300 glaciers.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at North Cascades National Park, then get great views at Diablo Lake Vista Point, and then take a memorable drive along N Cascades Hwy.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our North Cascades National Park online trip builder.

Explore your travel options from Olympic National Park to North Cascades National Park with the Route module. In September in North Cascades National Park, expect temperatures between 69°F during the day and 49°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel to Kooskia.

Things to do in North Cascades National Park

Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive
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North Cascades National Park ©
North Cascades National Park
N Cascades Hwy ©
N Cascades Hwy
Diablo Lake Vista Point ©
Diablo Lake Vista Point

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Kooskia, United States

Kooskia ©
Kooskia is a city in Idaho County, Idaho, United States. On the 16th (Wed), try to win big at It'se Ye-Ye Casino, admire the sheer force of Selway Falls Campground, and then relax and float downstream with Lochsa River Rafting - ROW.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Kooskia trip itinerary website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from North Cascades National Park to Kooskia. In September, daily temperatures in Kooskia can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 45°F. On the 17th (Thu), you'll travel to Jackson Hole.

Things to do in Kooskia

Tours · Nature · Adventure

Side Trip

It'se Ye-Ye Casino
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It'se Ye-Ye Casino ©
It'se Ye-Ye Casino

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Jackson Hole, United States

Jackson Hole ©
The Jackson Hole valley is approximately 97 km (60 mi) long and 24 km (15 mi) wide, encompassing the town of Jackson, Teton Village, and the northern section of Grand Teton National Park.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): take in the exciting artwork at Thal Glass Studio and then let the river carry you with Mad River Boat Trips.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Jackson Hole online itinerary planner.

Drive from Kooskia to Jackson Hole in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. Expect slightly colder evenings in Jackson Hole when traveling from Kooskia in September, with lows around 38°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel to Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park.

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Mad River Boat Trips
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Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park, United States

Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park ©
The Gunnison River has been hard at work over the past two million years, carving out the sheer cliffs and towering spires that today make up Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): explore the stunning scenery at Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park. On the next day, get a dose of the wild on Morrow Point Boat Ride and then admire all the interesting features of South Rim Road.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park trip itinerary planning app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Jackson Hole to Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park. Traveling from Jackson Hole in September, expect Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park to be somewhat warmer, temps between 79°F and 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel to Rocky Mountain National Park.

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Rocky Mountain National Park, United States

Rocky Mountain National Park ©
Rocky Mountain National Park presents an ideal setting for recreation in the mountain range for which the park is named.
On the 21st (Mon), admire the sheer force of Chasm Falls, explore the striking landscape of Sheep Lakes, then admire the verdant scenery at Many Parks Curve Overlook, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Emerald Lake Trail.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Rocky Mountain National Park attractions planner.

You can drive from Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park to Rocky Mountain National Park in 7 hours. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in September, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can travel to Red Cloud.

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Many Parks Curve Overlook
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Emerald Lake Trail
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Sheep Lakes

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Red Cloud, United States

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Red Cloud is a city in and the county seat of Webster County, Nebraska, United States. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): contemplate the long history of The Willa Cather Foundation.

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Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Rocky Mountain National Park to Red Cloud. The time zone difference when traveling from Rocky Mountain National Park to Red Cloud is 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Red Cloud when traveling from Rocky Mountain National Park in September, with lows around 57°F. You'll have a few hours on the 22nd (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Tahlequah.

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The Willa Cather Foundation

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Tahlequah, United States

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Tahlequah is a city in Cherokee County, Oklahoma, United States located at the foothills of the Ozark Mountains. On the 23rd (Wed), enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Northeastern State University, then admire the majestic nature at Natural Falls State Park, and then stroll around Siloam Springs Kayak Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Cherokee National Prison Museum and then hike along Tahlequah History Trail.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Tahlequah online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Red Cloud to Tahlequah takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in September, and nighttime lows around 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Birmingham.

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Siloam Springs Kayak Park, Natural Falls State Park
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Natural Falls State Park
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Northeastern State University
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Cherokee National Prison Museum

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Birmingham, United States

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Birmingham may be one of America's most controversial cities.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): test your problem-solving skills at Breakout Games - Birmingham, then steep yourself in history at Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark, and then explore the landscape on two wheels at Rotary Trail.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Birmingham attractions planning website.

Traveling by car from Tahlequah to Birmingham takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Tahlequah in September, Birmingham is a bit warmer at night with lows of 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Hilton Head.

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Breakout Games - Birmingham
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Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark
Rotary Trail
Rotary Trail
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Breakout Games - Birmingham

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Hilton Head, United States

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A Hilton Head vacation may be heaven for a golfer, but the area also offers all kinds of other options for sports fans.
On the 26th (Sat), get a dose of the wild on Hilton Head Heli Tours, hike along Hilton Head Island Bike Trails, then enjoy the sand and surf at Coligny Beach, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of the Cross. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: visit a coastal fixture at Hunting Island Lighthouse and then get to know the fascinating history of The Point.

For reviews and tourist information, read Hilton Head trip maker website.

Traveling by flight from Birmingham to Hilton Head takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from Birmingham to Hilton Head is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in September, and nighttime lows around 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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Beaufort, The Church of the Cross
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The Church of the Cross
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Hilton Head Island Bike Trails

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