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Road Trip Planning and Pre Planned Routes

Road Trip Planning

Below are a selection of pre-planned routes that have been put together by the US-Parks.com team to help you with your trip planning. Scenic routes are one of the best ways to explore some of the many US National Parks, Monuments local and State Parks.

All these road trips are self-guided and are intended to help you plan your own adventure. Add parks or subtract depending on your available time.

The Grand Circle Road Trip

The Grand Circle Road Trip

The Grand Circle Road Trip includes parks: Zion and Bryce Canyon National Parks, Arches and Canyonlands National Parks, Grand Canyon National Park, Capitol Reef National Park and more! The Grand Circle

Utah, Arizona, Nevada

1 Week Grand Circle Road Trip

1 Week Grand Circle Road Trip

This road trip includes parks: Grand Canyon National Park, Zion and Bryce Canyon National Parks, Kaibab National Forest, Capitol Reef National Park and more! 1 Week Grand Circle

Utah, Arizona, Nevada

East Coast & Great Smoky Mountains Road Trip

East Coast & Great Smoky Mountains Road Trip

This road trip includes parks: Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Shenandoah National Park, Blue Ridge Parkway, Assateague Island National Seashore, Cape Hatteras National Seashore and more! East Coast and Smokies

Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Delaware, Washington DC, Maryland

Yellowstone & Arches Road Trip

Yellowstone & Arches Road Trip

This road trip includes parks: Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks, Arches National Park, Canyonlands National Park, Dinosaur National Monument, Craters of the Moon National Monument and more! Yellowstone Arches

Utah, Colorado, Wyoming, Idaho, Montana

Assateague Island & Washington DC Road Trip

Assateague Island & Washington DC Road Trip

Road trip includes parks: Assateague Island National Seashore, Shendandoah National Park, Blue Ridge Parkway and more! Assateague Island and Washington DC Road Trip

Virginia, Delaware, North Carolina, Washington DC, Maryland

Hot Springs and Buffalo National River Road Trip

Hot Springs and Buffalo National River Road Trip

This road trip includes parks: Hot Springs National Park, Ozark National Forest, Buffalo National River, Ouachita National Forest and more! Hot Springs and Buffalo National River Road Trip

Arkansas

Olympic and Yellowstone Road Trip

Olympic and Yellowstone Road Trip

This road trip includes parks: Olympic National Park, Crater Lake National Park, Glacier National Park, Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks and more! Olympic and Yellowstone Road Trip

Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming

Rocky Mountain and Carlsbad Road Trip

Rocky Mountain and Carlsbad Road Trip

This road trip includes parks: Rocky Mountain National Park, Carlsbad Caverns National Park, White Sands National Monument, Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve and more! Rocky Mountain and Carlsbad Road Trip

Colorado, New Mexico

Voyageurs and Isle Royale Road Trip

Voyageurs and Isle Royale Road Trip

This road trip includes parks: Voyageurs National Park, Isle Royale National Park, Chequamegon National Forest, Ottawa National Forest and more! Voyageurs and Isle Royale Road Trip

Colorado Rockies Road Trip

Colorado Rockies Road Trip

This road trip includes parks: Rocky Mountain National Park, Black Canyon of the Gunnison, Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve and more! Colorado Rockies Road Trip

Colorado

Northern California Road Trip

Northern California Road Trip

This road trip includes parks: Point Reyes National Seashore, Redwood National and State Parks, Lassen Volcanic National Park, Lava Beds National Monument and more! Northern California Road Trip

California, Oregon

Yellowstone Badlands Road Trip

Yellowstone Badlands Road Trip

This road trip includes parks: Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks, Badlands National Park, Rocky Mountain National Park, Dinosaur National Monument, Custer State Park and more! Yellowstone Badlands Road Trip

Wyoming, Utah, Colorado, South Dakota, Nebraska

Yosemite and Big Sur Road Trip

Yosemite and Big Sur Road Trip

The Yosemite and Big Sur Road Trip includes parks: Yosemite National Park, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, Point Reyes National Seashore, Pheiffer Big Sur State Park and more! Yosemite and Big Sur Road Trip

California

Portland and Crater Lake Road Trip

Portland and Crater Lake Road Trip

This road trip includes parks: Crater Lake National Park, Redwood National and State Parks, Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area and more! Portland and Crater Lake Road Trip

Oregon, California

Olympic and St Helens Road Trip

Olympic and St Helens Road Trip

This road trip includes parks: Olympic National Park, Mount Rainier National Park, Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument and more! Olympic and St Helens Road Trip

Washington, Oregon

Joshua Tree and Grand Canyon Road Trip

Joshua Tree and Grand Canyon Road Trip

This road trip includes parks: Joshua Tree National Park, Death Valley National Park, Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, Kaibab National Forest and more! Joshua Tree and Grand Canyon Road Trip

California, Nevada, Arizona

Petrified and Organ Pipe Road Trip

Petrified and Organ Pipe Road Trip

This road trip includes national parks, Saguaro and Petrified Forest as well as other parks like Organ Pipe and Agua Fria National Monuments, Kaibab National Forest, Tonto, Wupatki and Coronado National Forest. Petrified and Organ Pipe Road Trip

Arizona

Theodore Roosevelt and Black Hills Road Trip

Theodore Roosevelt and Black Hills Road Trip

This road trip includes parks: Wind Cave National Park, Badlands National Park, Theodore Roosevelt National Park, Custer State Park and more! Theodore Roosevelt and Black Hills Road Trip

Wyoming, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota

Yosemite and Sequoia Road Trip

Yosemite and Sequoia Road Trip

This road trip includes parks: Yosemite National Park, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, Death Valley National Park and more! Yosemite and Sequoia Road Trip

California, Nevada