US Road Trips

Y’all. I am a HUGE road trip fan. And a huge advocate for travel in the United States as much as abroad. Here’s to hoping you may be inspired to take one of your own! If nothing else, our National Parks need you! Feel free to reach out with questions about specific routes.

The Grand Tour (Blue)

National Parks: Cuyahoga Valley, Badlands, Wind Cave, Yellowstone, Grand Tetons, Mount Rainier, Olympic, Crater Lake, Zion, Grand Canyon, Bryce Canyon, Arches, Gateway Arch, Mammoth Cave
Major Cities: Buffalo, NY, Cleveland, OH, Chicago, IL, Seattle, WA, Portland, OR, Las Vegas, NV, Denver, CO, St. Louis
Other Attractions: Niagara Falls, Mount Rushmore, Devil’s Tower, Mount Saint Helens, Gettysburg, and more!

7 Parks in 10 Days (Dark Green)

National Parks: Rocky Mountain, Black Canyon of the Gunnison, Arches, Canyonlands, Capitol Reef, Mesa Verde, Great Sand Dunes
Major Cities: Denver, CO, Santa Fe, NM
Other Attractions: Four Corners Monument

Beach to Desert to Mountain (Orange)

National Parks: Joshua Tree, Bryce Canyon
Major Cities: San Diego, CA, Las Vegas, NV, Denver, CO
Other Attractions: Antelope Canyon, Horseshoe Bend, Page, AZ

Great Lakes Tour (Light Green)

National Parks: Indiana Dunes, Voyageurs
Major Cities: Madison, WI, Milwaukee, WI, Fargo, ND, Detroit, MI, Pittsburg, PA, Harrisburg, PA, Hartford, CT
Other Attractions: All 5 Great Lakes, Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, Mackinac Island

Arkansas is Actually Nice (Purple)

National Parks: Hot Springs, Great Smoky Mountains
Major Cities: Denver, CO, Little Rock, AR, Nashville, TN, Memphis, TN
Other Attractions: Whittaker Point, AR

East Coast, Best Coast (Maroon)

National Parks: none (could easily add Shenandoah)
Major Cities: Boston, MA, Philadelphia, PA, Washington, DC, Charlotte, NC, Columbia, SC, Atlanta, GA
Other Attractions: Disney World

A Taste of Canada (Gray)

National Parks: none
Major Cities: Toronto, CN, Buffalo, NY
Other Attractions: Niagara Falls, Ithaca, NY

North California Best (Red)

National Parks: Yosemite
Major Cities: San Francisco, CA, San Jose, CA

Other Attractions (Yellow)

National Parks: Acadia
Major Cities: Fort Worth and Dallas, TX, Montreal, CN
Other Attractions: Stowe, VT, Franconia Notch (White Mountains, NH),