14 days in United States Itinerary

14 days in United States Itinerary

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14 days in United States Itinerary

Start: San Diego
Drive:  13​h 30​min
1
Redwood National Park
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  15​h 15​min
2
Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  8​h
3
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
4
Joshua Tree National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 15​min
5
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  27​h
End: Knoxville

2
nights
Redwood National Park

Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park is home to a tremendous collection of the world's tallest type of tree.
On the 27th (Sun), explore the striking landscape of Redwood National Park and then trek along Lady Bird Johnson Grove. On the 28th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a peaceful walk through Tall Trees Grove and then kick back and relax at Enderts Beach.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Redwood National Park route site .

San Diego to Redwood National Park is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. In September, Redwood National Park is little chillier than San Diego - with highs of 66°F and lows of 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Redwood National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Lady Bird Johnson Grove
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Enderts Beach ©
Enderts Beach
Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park
Tall Trees Grove ©
Tall Trees Grove

4
nights
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Lone Star Geyser and Uncle Tom's Trail. Get outdoors at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Yellowstone National Park. There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Lamar Valley, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Lake Butte Overlook, take in the natural beauty of Upper Geyser Basin, and take in the dramatic natural features at Gibbon Falls.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park online trip itinerary planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Redwood National Park to Yellowstone National Park. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Redwood National Park in September: high temperatures in Yellowstone National Park hover around 60°F and lows are around 33°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Lamar Valley ©
Lamar Valley
Yellowstone National Park ©
Yellowstone National Park

1
night
Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
On the 4th (Sun), identify plant and animal life at Lake Mead National Recreation Area and then shop like a local with The Strip. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at The Mob Museum and then explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Las Vegas trip maker site .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to Las Vegas in 8 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in October, expect Las Vegas to be warmer, temps between 82°F and 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to drive to Joshua Tree National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Shopping Historic Sites

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Lake Mead National Recreation Area
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The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

1
night
Joshua Tree National Park

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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Barker Dam Trail and then appreciate the views at Hidden Valley Nature Trail.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Joshua Tree National Park online tour planner .

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Joshua Tree National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. October in Joshua Tree National Park sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 58°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Joshua Tree National Park

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Hidden Valley Nature Trail ©
Hidden Valley Nature Trail

2
nights
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 7th (Wed), trek along Bright Angel Trail and then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Rim Trail.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park travel tool .

Getting from Joshua Tree National Park to Grand Canyon National Park by car takes about 6.5 hours. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. When traveling from Joshua Tree National Park in October, plan for a bit cooler days and colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park: temperatures range from 66°F by day to 31°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

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