18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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Moab
— Few hours
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Salt Lake City
— Few hours
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Idaho Falls
— 1 night
Drive
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Yellowstone National Park
— Few hours
Drive
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Cody
— 7 nights
Drive
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Yellowstone National Park
— Few hours
Drive
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Jackson Hole
— 1 night
Drive
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Denver
— 2 nights
Drive
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Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
Drive
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Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve
— 1 night
Drive
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Amarillo
— 1 night
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Grapevine
— 1 night
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Moab

Red Desert

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
For ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Moab sightseeing planner.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Moab. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in October, and nighttime lows around 42°F. On the 14th (Wed), you'll travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Nature
Find places to stay Oct 14 — 15:

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Salt Lake City

Crossroads of the West

Utah's capital and most populous city, Salt Lake City boasts a small-town feel, big-city amenities, and plenty of nature on its doorstep.
To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Salt Lake City sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Moab to Salt Lake City takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of car and train. In October, daytime highs in Salt Lake City are 68°F, while nighttime lows are 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Idaho Falls.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Fun & Games
Find places to stay Oct 14 — 15:

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Idaho Falls

Idaho Falls is a city in and the county seat of Bonneville County, Idaho, United States, and is the largest city in Eastern Idaho. For where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Idaho Falls itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Salt Lake City to Idaho Falls takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, taxi, and shuttle. Traveling from Salt Lake City in October, expect Idaho Falls to be little chillier, temps between 61°F and 33°F. You'll set off for Yellowstone National Park on the 15th (Thu).

Things to do in Idaho Falls

Outdoors · Parks · Museums · Tours
Find places to stay Oct 14 — 15:

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Yellowstone National Park

World's Largest Collection of Geysers

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): explore the striking landscape at Artists Paintpots and then take in the dramatic scenery at Upper Falls of the Yellowstone River.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Idaho Falls to Yellowstone National Park takes 4 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Idaho Falls in October: high temperatures in Yellowstone National Park hover around 47°F and lows are around 25°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can drive to Cody.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Oct 15 — 16:

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Cody

Preferred Gateway to Yellowstone

A genuine cowboy city, Cody is famous for its nightly rodeos and its proximity to the protected wilderness areas of the world's first national park, now designated as one of the country's World Heritage Sites.
Discover out-of-the-way places like The Star Plunge and Buffalo Bill Dam. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Cody Firearms Museum and Legend Rock Petroglyph Site. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cody: Lake Fork Trail (in Red Lodge) and Thermopolis (Hot Springs County Museum, TePee Pools and Spa, &more). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Pryor Mountain Wild Horse Range, look for gifts at Sierra Trading Post, see Off-Road Tours, and get great views at Dead Indian Summit Overlook.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Cody trip itinerary maker site.

Getting from Yellowstone National Park to Cody by car takes about 2.5 hours. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in October, expect Cody to be somewhat warmer, temps between 57°F and 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Cody

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 15 — 22:

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Yellowstone National Park

World's Largest Collection of Geysers

On the 22nd (Thu), identify plant and animal life at Firehole Canyon Drive, then admire the sheer force of Gibbon Falls, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Artists Paintpots.

For photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park visit planner.

Getting from Cody to Yellowstone National Park by car takes about 2.5 hours. Traveling from Cody in October, things will get a bit cooler in Yellowstone National Park: highs are around 47°F and lows about 25°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can go by car to Jackson Hole.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Scenic Drive · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Oct 22 — 23:

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Jackson Hole

The Jackson Hole valley is approximately 97 km (60 mi) long and 24 km (15 mi) wide, encompassing the town of Jackson, Teton Village, and the northern section of Grand Teton National Park.
Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Jackson Hole trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Drive from Yellowstone National Park to Jackson Hole in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in October, expect nights in Jackson Hole to be about the same, around 28°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Denver.

Things to do in Jackson Hole

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Oct 22 — 23:

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Denver

Mile-High City

Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): browse the exhibits of Molly Brown House Museum and then stroll through Cherry Creek Trail. On the next day, steep yourself in history at Center for Colorado Women's History at the Byers-Evans House, then admire the striking features of Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, and then engage your brain at Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Denver trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by flight from Jackson Hole to Denver takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Jackson Hole in October: high temperatures in Denver hover around 67°F and lows are around 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Denver

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 23 — 25:

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Colorado Springs

Stunning Garden of the Gods Park scenery, blue skies and the glory of Pikes Peak-America’s Mountain have attracted visitors to Colorado Springs for more than a century.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): play a few rounds at The Broadmoor Golf Courses, then explore the world behind art at Michael Garman Museum & Gallery, then surround yourself with nature on Colorado Wolf Adventures, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Old Colorado City.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Colorado Springs online vacation planner.

You can drive from Denver to Colorado Springs in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of train and flight. In October, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 39°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can travel to Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Outdoors · Neighborhoods · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 25 — 27:

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On the 27th (Tue), trek along High Dune Trail and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Mosca Pass Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Wed): make a trip to White Mountain Trading Post, see the interesting displays at Fort Garland Museum and Cultural Center, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Little Medano Creek.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve trip itinerary builder app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Colorado Springs to Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve. Traveling from Colorado Springs in October, Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve is slightly colder at night with lows of 27°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to travel to Amarillo.

Things to do in Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 27 — 28:

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Amarillo

Yellow Rose of Texas

Known as "The Yellow Rose of Texas," Amarillo was once a series of ranches.
On the 29th (Thu), look for gifts at Cavender's Boot City, identify plant and animal life at Wildcat Bluff Nature Center, then visit U.S. Route 66 - Sixth Street Historic District, and finally contemplate the long history of Harrington House.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Amarillo online road trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve to Amarillo. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve to Amarillo. Traveling from Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve in October, things will get a bit warmer in Amarillo: highs are around 75°F and lows about 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Grapevine.

Things to do in Amarillo

Neighborhoods · Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife
Find places to stay Oct 28 — 30:

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Grapevine

Cantaloupe Capital of the World

Named for the fruit that grows here, Grapevine cultivates its local flavor in grapes and wines.
On the 30th (Fri), see Lifestylez Nails Spa and then hike along Coppell Nature Park.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Grapevine road trip app.

Traveling by car from Amarillo to Grapevine takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Amarillo in October, things will get somewhat warmer in Grapevine: highs are around 83°F and lows about 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Grapevine

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 30 — 31:

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.

Texas travel guide

4.2
Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
The Lone Star State
Thanks to its size and geologic features, Texas contains diverse landscapes that closely resemble both the south and southwest of the United States. Though most people associate Texas with tracts of barren land, deserts cover only about 10 percent of the state, with most of its big population centers located in areas once covered by prairies, grasslands, and forests. As you travel from one end of Texas to the other, observe the changing terrain that ranges from coastal piney woods and swamps in the east to the mountains of the west, with rolling plains and rugged hills in the center. For a bit of urban sightseeing visit some of the state's large cities such as Houston, Dallas, or Austin, or immerse yourself in the nation's history by adding famous attractions like The Alamo to your itinerary. Take plenty of time to mingle with the locals, famous for their hospitality, generosity, and fiercely independent spirit.