52 days in United States Itinerary

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Yellowstone National Park
— 7 nights
Fly to Grand Junction, Drive to Arches National Park
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Arches National Park
— 5 nights
Drive
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Bryce Canyon National Park
— 6 nights
Drive to Marble Canyon, Kane, Arizona, United States of America, Bus to Grand Canyon National Park
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 7 nights
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 7 nights
Bus to Reno, Fly to Glacier National Park
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Glacier National Park
— 5 nights
Fly
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Zion National Park
— 7 nights
Drive
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Rocky Mountain National Park
— 4 nights
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Yellowstone National Park — 7 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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at West Thumb Geyser Basin and Midway Geyser Basin. Get in touch with nature at Old Faithful and Upper Geyser Basin. And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of Uncle Tom's Trail, take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring, take in the dramatic scenery at Mystic Falls Trail, and contemplate the geological forces at Monument Geyser Basin.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park day trip planning site.

Hartford to Yellowstone National Park is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Hartford in June, you will find days in Yellowstone National Park are a bit cooler (66°F), and nights are much colder (34°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel to Arches National Park.
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Arches National Park — 5 nights

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Windows and Park Avenue Trail. Step out of the city life by going to Double Arch and Fiery Furnace. Get out of town with these interesting Arches National Park side-trips: Great Gallery (in Canyonlands National Park) and Off-Road & ATV Trails (in Capitol Reef National Park). There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at Double O Arch, hike along Landscape Arch, stroll through Pine Tree Arch Trail, and get great views at Lower Delicate Arch Viewpoint.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Arches National Park road trip app.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Yellowstone National Park to Arches National Park in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, train, and car. In June, Arches National Park is warmer than Yellowstone National Park - with highs of 95°F and lows of 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Bryce Canyon National Park.
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Bryce Canyon National Park — 6 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.
Get in touch with nature at Navajo Loop Trail and Queen's Garden Trail. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Sunset Point and Rainbow Point. Get out of town with these interesting Bryce Canyon National Park side-trips: Cannonville (Kodachrome Basin State Park & Willis Creek). Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at Wall Street, trek along Bryce Amphitheatre, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bristlecone Loop, and identify plant and animal life at Rim Trail.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Bryce Canyon National Park day trip planning tool.

Drive from Arches National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Arches National Park in June: highs in Bryce Canyon National Park hover around 79°F, while lows dip to 40°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.
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Grand Canyon National Park — 7 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 Grand Canyon South Rim and Bright Angel Point. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Hopi Point and Grand Canyon Mule Tours by Xanterra. There's still lots to do: trek along South Kaibab Trail, admire all the interesting features of Cape Royal, tour the pleasant surroundings at Hermit Trail, and take some stellar pictures from Lipan Point.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park vacation planner.

You can do a combination of car and bus from Bryce Canyon National Park to Grand Canyon National Park in 7.5 hours. When traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in June, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Grand Canyon National Park: temperatures range from 85°F by day to 42°F at night. On the 6th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.
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Yosemite National Park — 7 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.
Escape the urban bustle at Glacier Point and Yosemite, Tunnel View. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Mirror Lake/Meadow Trail and Tenaya Lake. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome, explore the striking landscape of Bridalveil Fall, and hike along North Dome.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park route planner.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park in 10.5 hours. Another option is to 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. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Yosemite National Park, with lows of 46°F. You will leave for Glacier National Park on the 13th (Thu).
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Glacier National Park — 5 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Avalanche Lake and Trail of the Cedars. Get in touch with nature at Lake McDonald and St. Mary Lake. There's still lots to do: trek along Iceberg Lake Trail, stroll through Siyeh Pass, contemplate the waterfront views at Swiftcurrent Falls, and admire the sheer force of Virginia Falls.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Glacier National Park online journey planner.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Yosemite National Park to Glacier National Park in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In July, daytime highs in Glacier National Park are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to fly to Zion National Park.
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Zion National Park — 7 nights

Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Zion-Mt. Carmel Highway and Checkerboard Mesa. Visiting Riverside Walk and Kanarra Creek will get you outdoors. Change things up with a short trip to Canyoning & Rappelling Tours in Orderville (about 32 minutes away). Spend the 21st (Fri) exploring nature at Zion National Park. There's much more to do: hike along Watchman Trail, take some stellar pictures from Observation Point, explore the stunning scenery at Hidden Canyon, and stroll through Weeping Rock Trail.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Zion National Park travel route planning website.

Traveling by flight from Glacier National Park to Zion National Park takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Glacier National Park in July, with highs in Zion National Park at 94°F and lows at 59°F. You'll have a few hours on the 26th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Rocky Mountain National Park.
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Rocky Mountain National Park — 4 nights

Rocky Mountain National Park presents an ideal setting for recreation in the mountain range for which the park is named.
Escape the urban bustle at Emerald Lake Trail and Alluvial Fan. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Sprague Lake and Alberta Falls. There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Bierstadt Lake, explore and take pictures at Old Fall River Road, get a taste of life in the country at Glacier Creek Stables, and stroll through Lily Lake Trailhead.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Rocky Mountain National Park online travel planner.

You can drive from Zion National Park to Rocky Mountain National Park in 12 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, bus, and car; or do a combination of car, bus, and train. In July in Rocky Mountain National Park, expect temperatures between 91°F during the day and 59°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can catch the flight back home.
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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.
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