Can you feel that summertime buzz? It's July in the United States 

Explore national parks full of fascinating wildlife, natural wonders and scenic trails. Hit up either the west or east coast for vibrant cities, iconic sights and mouthwatering food scenes (savouring lobster rolls, fried chicken and reindeer hot dogs as you go). Geek out on national monuments in Washington DC and marvel at (and take a million photos of) the breathtaking landscapes of Montana and Colorado. However you choose to spend your time, a tour in the United States in July is all about being outside.  

Top 10 United States Tours July 2024

Departing Days From NZD
1 Jul 2024
Hiking Washington's Olympic National Park and Mt Rainier
6 7575
3 Jul 2024
Western USA National Parks Loop
5 3755
3 Jul 2024
Best of Western USA
10 7205
4 Jul 2024
Georgia History Trail to Nashville
8 5715
4 Jul 2024
Best of the South: Atlanta to New Orleans
14 10830
4 Jul 2024
Hiking and Backpacking North Carolina's Appalachian Mountains
3 1770
5 Jul 2024
Yellowstone and Grand Teton Family Holiday
6 6365
6 Jul 2024
Best of Alaska
10 9095
6 Jul 2024
Western USA Family Holiday
8 5540
6 Jul 2024
Real San Francisco to LA
Ages 18 to 35
13 4330
7 Jul 2024
Hiking in Denali National Park
6 5185
7 Jul 2024
Real Big Apple to Big Easy
Ages 18 to 35
10 4265
7 Jul 2024
Best of California's National Parks
6 3775
7 Jul 2024
Hiking and Camping in Rocky Mountain National Park
5 3460
7 Jul 2024
Alaska Hike, Bike & Kayak
6 5465
7 Jul 2024
South Dakota to Yellowstone Parks Explorer
6 5305
7 Jul 2024
Great American West
12 10580
7 Jul 2024
Hiking and Camping in Yellowstone
5 3690
7 Jul 2024
Yellowstone and Grand Tetons Adventure
6 5025
8 Jul 2024
Hiking in Yosemite and the Sierra Nevada
5 3615
9 Jul 2024
LA to Vegas Adventure
5 2145
9 Jul 2024
Wild Western USA
11 4070
11 Jul 2024
Zion Glamping Adventure
4 3630
11 Jul 2024
Tennessee Music Trail to New Orleans
7 5440
12 Jul 2024
Real California Coastal Road Trip
Ages 18 to 35
4 1375
13 Jul 2024
Best of Montana
6 5705
13 Jul 2024
San Francisco to Seattle
9 6395
13 Jul 2024
Alaska Discovery
8 6830
14 Jul 2024
Hiking in Yosemite National Park
5 4125
14 Jul 2024
Vegas to San Fran
6 1875
14 Jul 2024
LA to San Fran: Ultimate National Parks
17 13965
14 Jul 2024
LA to Vegas: Grand National Parks
10 7475
15 Jul 2024
Hiking the Best of the Grand Canyon
3 3055
15 Jul 2024
Hiking and Backpacking Yellowstone's Bechler River Traverse
5 3385
15 Jul 2024
Hiking the Best of Rocky Mountain National Park
5 5520
16 Jul 2024
Western USA Highlights
18 7205
16 Jul 2024
Hiking in Yellowstone
5 6340
17 Jul 2024
Hike New Hampshire's Appalachian Trail and Presidential Peaks
4 3135
20 Jul 2024
Utah, Nevada & California
14 5385
20 Jul 2024
Utah Parks Circuit
8 3425
23 Jul 2024
Las Vegas to San Fran: Parks, Canyons, Valleys
8 6385
26 Jul 2024
Hiking Washington's Olympic National Park
3 3570

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All travelers are required to produce: 

  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination
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Getting to California is relatively easy as there are a variety of options available including flying, driving, and taking public transport. You can fly into both big airports, such as LAX (Los Angeles), or small airports like Palm Springs International Airport (PSP) depending on which part of California you're traveling in. You can also drive to California if you're from a neighboring state (or want to go on an epic road trip) or you can take a bus or a train with several routes to all the popular destinations. 

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Driving is the most time-efficient and popular way of getting around Los Angeles due to the city's size. While there is public transportation in the form of a bus network and the local metro, it's sometimes unreliable and can be quite time-consuming. Los Angeles is known for its crazy traffic situations, especially during peak periods of the day, so make sure you give yourself enough time to get around. 

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The time it takes to travel from California to Utah depends on how you're traveling and where in California you're traveling from. Flying is by far the quickest way to travel to Utah with a flight between LAX and SLC (Salt Lake City Airport) taking just under 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive between the two states for an epic road trip that's 12 hours long. If you were to take public transport between the two states it would be longer still but is a relatively cheap option. 

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Yes, it does snow during winter in Salt Lake City. Snow is expected to fall between November and March but it's not unheard of to experience snowfall as early as October or as late as April. Salt Lake City is a great place to participate in winter activities such as skiing, snowboarding, and bobsledding, with neighboring mountains close to the city itself. 

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Due to New Orleans' geographical location, the weather can vary significantly during the year. Being near large bodies of water, such as the Mississippi River, the weather in New Orleans is often wet in the colder months and humid in spring and summer. There are lots of sunny days during June, July, and August with the average temperature being a warm 78°F. However, the weather can be quite unpredictable at times so make sure you're checking weather forecasts before you travel so you're prepared for what to expect. 

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You'll want to make sure you're as comfortable as possible while walking the many amazing hikes and trails in Yellowstone National Park so packing clothes, including hiking boots and socks, that you're familiar with is a must. Regardless of the season you're traveling in, the weather can be quite cold at nighttime so ensure you're packing a heavier jacket or coat to keep you warm. You should also pack sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses, and other items that will protect you from the sun during the day. 

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It's hard to pinpoint the best time to visit Denali National Park as the landscapes are beautiful all year round. When to visit Denali largely depends on what kind of vacation you're looking for. If you really want to see snow on the surrounding mountains and explore the ultimate winter wonderland then winter would be the best time to go, however, spring and summer see the flowers and vegetation bloom in an array of colors.

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There are heaps of fun and exciting things to do in Zion National Park, so much so, that you could spend days there and still not see it all. Promising a uniquely unforgettable experience, Zion National Park is full of expansive landscapes just waiting to be explored. Some of the activities you can participate in include cycling, hiking, river tubing, and rock climbing. You can also camp at the park and do a little stargazing to make the most of your time in the great outdoors. 

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