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Find the best itinerary for your road trip, whether you have a weekend or a month. Our road trip itineraries are focused around US national parks and other iconic American destinations. Discover some of the best small towns, experiences, and other hidden gems along national parks road trip routes.

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California from Sea to Yosemite: The Southern Central Valley

California from Sea to Yosemite: The Southern Central Valley

California’s Central Valley is the heartland of California. It stretches past farm stands, along country roads, and through uniquely artistic communities right to the gates of some of the nation’s most renowned national parks such as Yosemite, Sequoia, and Kings Canyon. Follow this itinerary to explore the southern portion of this 400-mile long heart of California.

Border to Border: Visit Arizona State Parks from California to New Mexico

Border to Border: Visit Arizona State Parks from California to New Mexico

Arizona is chock full of incredible state parks, from border to border in each direction. Some of the best water-based state parks trips can be found on either the eastern or western border of the state. In this case, we decided to visit them all—down the western border and up the eastern border—in one itinerary for a summer full of rivers, lakes, and reservoirs.

Escape the Heat: Visit Arizona this Summer

Escape the Heat: Visit Arizona this Summer

Over the course of five days, you’ll spy for bobcats and hawks, hike quiet trails beneath the famous red rocks of Sedona, and live the good life on a lake—whether that means days spent on the quad or in quiet reflection.

Fall Leaf-Peeping Road Trip: East Coast Style

Fall Leaf-Peeping Road Trip: East Coast Style

September and October are special months on the East Coast. The leaves begin to turn colors, the temperatures drop to a comfortable chill, and Americans begin to embrace the Danish “hygge”—a mood of coziness and contentment. If there’s one place to be during the cozy fall months, it’s the Northeast. Between the coast of Maine and Acadia National Park, the White Mountains in New Hampshire, and the Pocono Mountains in Pennsylvania, you’re sure to get your fill of fall foliage on this road trip.

Yellowstone Road Trip Itinerary: The Black Hills Route

Yellowstone Road Trip Itinerary: The Black Hills Route

This route is perfect for those who want to experience the beauty of the open road and some of America’s most untamed areas. Your Yellowstone road trip can include so much more than just national parks! Experience a true American road trip with old western towns, intriguing culture, and unbelievable scenery.

Maine Itinerary: USA’s Most Northeastern State

Maine Itinerary: USA’s Most Northeastern State

Ahh Maine! The 9th least populated state in the United States is defined by its jagged, rocky coastline, its low, rolling mountains, heavily forested interior, and picturesque waterways. It is also defined by its seafood cuisine, especially lobster and clams. Do you like amazing food, great scenery and a chance to visit one of the most expansive wilderness areas on the East Coast? Then buckle up, because Maine will have everything you are looking for.

West Texas and the Legend of Pecos Bill

West Texas and the Legend of Pecos Bill

Texas is a big state. How big? Almost 270,000 square miles big. It’s so big, you could fit Slovenia, Austria, Luxembourg, the Czech Republic, Switzerland, Macedonia, Belgium, Slovakia and Macedonia inside its borders. That’s Texas. In this itinerary we are going to take you through the norther part of the state, the famous Llano Escatado and down to the border areas of the Rio Grande.

Things to do in East Texas and the Gulf Coast

Things to do in East Texas and the Gulf Coast

Texas is a big state. How big? almost 270,000 square miles big. It’s so big, you could fit Slovenia, Austria, Luxembourg, The Czech Republic, Switzerland, Macedonia, Belgium, Slovakia, and Macedonia inside its borders. That’s Texas. In this itinerary, we are going to take you through the eastern part of the state and down into the gulf.

Rocky Mountain National Park and the Colorado Plateau

Rocky Mountain National Park and the Colorado Plateau

The Colorado Plateau is an amazing geographical wonder, stretching through four states, it is a vast area of wind-scoured deserts, red sandstone cliffs, tumbling rivers tunning wildlife and soaring mountain peaks. With this trip, you will get to experience everything it has to offer, with a little Rocky Mountain exposure thrown in for good measure.

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