22 days in United States Itinerary

22 days in United States Itinerary

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22 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Grand Island
Fly + Drive:  9​h
1
Hot Springs
— 2 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + Drive:  7​h
2
Yellowstone National Park
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + taxi:  7​h 45​min
3
Glacier National Park
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Seattle
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Astoria
— 2 nights
+2
bus + tram + Fly:  8​h 45​min
6
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 1 day
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  10​h
7
Hoover
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  17​h
8
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h 15​min
9
Blanding
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + taxi:  6​h 30​min
10
Canon City
— 1 day
taxi + Fly:  5​h
11
Keystone
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  13​h
End: Grand Island

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Hot Springs

Hot Springs ©
Hot Springs is a city in Fall River County, South Dakota, United States. For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Hot Springs online holiday builder .

Grand Island to Hot Springs is an approximately 16-hour flight. Traveling from Grand Island to Hot Springs, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Grand Island in July, with highs in Hot Springs at 80°F and lows at 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Hot Springs

Childrens Museums Museums
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Mammoth Site of Hot Springs ©
Mammoth Site of Hot Springs

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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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): witness a stunning natural landmark at Upper Geyser Basin.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park sightseeing planner .

Do a combination of taxi, flight, and car from Hot Springs to Yellowstone National Park in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Hot Springs in July, expect Yellowstone National Park to be slightly colder, temps between 73°F and 39°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Trails
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Upper Geyser Basin ©
Upper Geyser Basin
Artist Point ©
Artist Point
S Rim Trail ©
S Rim Trail

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Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park ©
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.
On the 17th (Fri), take in the dramatic scenery at Virginia Falls, then hike along Grinnell Glacier, and then stroll through Iceberg Lake Trail.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Glacier National Park attractions tool .

You can do a combination of car, flight, and taxi from Yellowstone National Park to Glacier National Park in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July, expect Glacier National Park to be a bit warmer, temps between 85°F and 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier
Iceberg Lake Trail ©
Iceberg Lake Trail
Virginia Falls ©
Virginia Falls

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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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, walk around Mercer Slough Nature Park, then take in the exciting artwork at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally wander the streets of Pike Place Market.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Seattle journey builder app .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Glacier National Park to Seattle in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Glacier National Park in July, expect nights in Seattle to be a bit warmer, around 60°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 79°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Astoria.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Mercer Slough Nature Park
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Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight

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Astoria

Astoria ©
Astoria, named for famed fur trader John Jacob Astor, resides near the mouth of the Columbia River.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Columbia River Maritime Museum and Seaside Inverted Experience. Visit Haystack Rock and Cannon Beach for some beach relaxation. When in Astoria, make a side trip to see Seaside Candyman in Seaside, approximately 32 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: immerse yourself in nature at Fort Stevens State Park, examine the collection at Flavel House Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Lewis And Clark National And State Historical Parks, and pause for some photo ops at Astoria Column.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Astoria vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Seattle to Astoria takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Seattle in July: high temperatures in Astoria hover around 69°F and lows are around 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Astoria

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Cannon Beach, Seaside
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Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach
Columbia River Maritime Museum ©
Columbia River Maritime Museum
Fort Stevens State Park ©
Fort Stevens State Park

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): take in the dramatic natural features at Moro Rock, then delve into the lush surroundings at Giant Forest, and then explore and take pictures at Generals Hwy.

Find out how to plan Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Astoria to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and shuttle; or do a combination of bus and train. While traveling from Astoria, expect much hotter days and a bit warmer nights in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of 98°F to lows of 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Hoover.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Nature Parks Outdoors
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Moro Rock ©
Moro Rock
Generals Hwy ©
Generals Hwy

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Hoover

Hoover ©
Hoover is a city in Jefferson and Shelby counties in north central Alabama, United States. Visit National Memorial for Peace and Justice and Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church for their historical value. Museum-lovers will get to explore Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum and Vulcan Park and Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Hoover: Montgomery (Dexter Parsonage Museum - Dr. Martin Luther King home & Hank Williams Museum), Jules J. Berta Vineyards (in Albertville) and Harmony Park Safari (in Huntsville). There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, admire the majestic nature at Oak Mountain State Park, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at McWane Science Center, and admire the sheer force of Moss Rock Preserve & Waterfalls.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Hoover trip maker app .

Explore your travel options from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Hoover with the Route module. The time zone difference when traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Hoover is 2 hours. When traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in July, plan for a bit cooler days and a bit warmer nights in Hoover: temperatures range from 90°F by day to 72°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Hoover

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Birmingham, Montgomery, Harmony Park Safari, Jules J. Berta Vineyards, Oak Mountain State Park
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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.
On the 28th (Tue), take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, then get curious at Yavapai Geology Museum, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at South Kaibab Trail.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park trip planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Hoover to Grand Canyon National Park. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Hoover to Grand Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Hoover in July, expect nights in Grand Canyon National Park to be colder, around 52°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 84°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can go by car to Blanding.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Nature
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Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Yavapai Geology Museum ©
Yavapai Geology Museum

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Blanding

Blanding ©
Blanding is a city in San Juan County, Utah, United States. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): take in the dramatic natural features at Natural Bridges National Monument.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Blanding travel route planner.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Blanding in 4.5 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in July, with highs in Blanding at 90°F and lows at 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Canon City.

Things to do in Blanding

Nature Parks
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Natural Bridges National Monument ©
Natural Bridges National Monument

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Canon City

Part of Colorado's Royal Gorge Region, Cañon City straddles the Arkansas River.
On the 30th (Thu), relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, then take a memorable drive along Skyline Drive, and then do a tasting at The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Canon City day trip planning website .

You can do a combination of car, flight, and taxi from Blanding to Canon City in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car, flight, shuttle, and taxi; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 90°F, and evening lows to 63°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Canon City

Outdoors Tours Adventure
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River Rafting & Tubing
Skyline Drive ©
Skyline Drive
The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey ©
The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey

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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 31st (Fri): see the interesting displays at National Presidential Wax Museum, look for gifts at Goodtyme Photo, then explore the striking landscape of Mount Rushmore National Memorial, then explore the activities along Sylvan Lake, and finally learn about winemaking at Prairie Berry Winery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire all the interesting features of Big Thunder Gold Mine, take in the dramatic natural features at Needles Eye Tunnel, then admire the majestic nature at Custer State Park, and finally cruise along Wildlife Loop Road.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Keystone vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Canon City to Keystone by combination of taxi and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, shuttle, and flight; or drive. In July, Keystone is little chillier than Canon City - with highs of 80°F and lows of 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Keystone

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Custer, Prairie Berry Winery
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Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Custer State Park ©
Custer State Park
Needles Eye Tunnel ©
Needles Eye Tunnel

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