Welcome to Well Planned Journey

Hi, I’m Julia! Here you’ll find ultra-detailed national park itineraries, guides, and more. My goal is to help you plan once-in-a-lifetime trips to America’s national parks, without all the stress that normally comes with planning a vacation.

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Find a Car

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REI Co-op

Hands down, the best place to shop for outdoor gear is REI Co-op. Members get 10% cash back and a flexible one-year return policy.

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Ultimate National Park Checklist

Discover all 63 US national parks in this detailed guide sharing the best things to do in every park, plus a free printable checklist to help you document your national park bucket list!