32 days in United States Itinerary

32 days in United States Itinerary

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Waco
— 1 night
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Dallas
— 1 day
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Amarillo
— 1 night
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Creede
— 2 nights
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Durango
— 1 night
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Mesa Verde National Park
— Few hours
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Page
— 1 night
Shuttle to Kanab, UT- Glazier's Market, Drive to Zion National Park
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Zion National Park
— 3 nights
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Bryce Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
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Capitol Reef National Park
— 1 night
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Canyonlands National Park
— Few hours
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Arches National Park
— 2 nights
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Moab
— 1 night
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Salt Lake City
— Few hours
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Arco
— 2 nights
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Cody
— 4 nights
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Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
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Jackson Hole
— 2 nights
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Denver
— 1 night
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Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
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Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve
— 2 nights
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Amarillo
— 1 night
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Grapevine
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Waco

Sightseeing in Waco offers many possibilities in a medium-sized town on the Brazos River in central Texas.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Waco Mammoth National Monument as well as Magnolia Market Silos. On the 29th (Tue), examine the collection at Waco Mammoth National Monument, then stop by Magnolia Market Silos, and then examine the collection at Dr Pepper Museum.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Waco trip itinerary planner.

Houston to Waco is an approximately 4-hour car ride. You can also drive; or fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Houston in September, Waco is little chillier at night with lows of 69°F. You will have some time to spend on the 30th (Wed) before leaving for Dallas.

Things to do in Waco

Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Sep 29 — 30:

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Dallas

Big D

One of the country's most popular shopping destinations, Dallas and its sprawling suburbs include more shopping centers per capita than any other urban center in America.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Old Red Museum.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Dallas trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Waco to Dallas takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and tram. Expect a daytime high around 92°F in September, and nighttime lows around 73°F. On the 30th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Amarillo.

Things to do in Dallas

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 30 — Oct 1:
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Amarillo

Yellow Rose of Texas

Known as "The Yellow Rose of Texas," Amarillo was once a series of ranches.
To find reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Amarillo day trip app.

You can fly from Dallas to Amarillo in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Dallas in September; daily highs in Amarillo reach 84°F and lows reach 60°F. On the 1st (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Creede.

Things to do in Amarillo

Parks · Museums · Nightlife · Nature
Find places to stay Sep 30 — Oct 1:

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Creede

The historic City of Creede is the Statutory Town that is the county seat and the only incorporated municipality in Mineral County, Colorado, United States. On the 1st (Thu), take in the dramatic natural features at North Clear Creek Falls. On the 2nd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Creede Historic Museum.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Creede vacation builder website.

You can drive from Amarillo to Creede in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Amarillo in October, plan for cooler days in Creede, with highs around 40°F, while nights are little chillier with lows around 28°F. You will have some time to spend on the 3rd (Sat) before leaving for Durango.

Things to do in Creede

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Nature
Find places to stay Oct 1 — 3:
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Durango

Originally a frontier mining town, Durango is known today for its scenic setting, outdoor activities, and the 1880s steam-powered railway that takes visitors through sections of the mountains where roads don't reach.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): witness a stunning natural landmark at Durango Hot Springs and then wander the wide-open spaces of James Ranch Grill.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Durango online trip builder.

You can drive from Creede to Durango in 2.5 hours. Another option is to drive. While traveling from Creede, expect warmer days and about the same nights in Durango, ranging from highs of 65°F to lows of 32°F. You'll have a few hours on the 4th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Mesa Verde National Park.

Things to do in Durango

Parks · Nature · Spas
Find places to stay Oct 3 — 4:

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Mesa Verde National Park

Whereas most national parks are primarily devoted to showcasing unique and special landscapes, Mesa Verde National Park focuses on ancient human habitation.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Far View Sites, then contemplate the long history of Balcony House, and then trek along Nordenskiold #16 Trail.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Mesa Verde National Park vacation builder app.

You can drive from Durango to Mesa Verde National Park in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of shuttle and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 69°F in October, and nighttime lows around 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Page.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Historic Sites · Parks · Trails · Outdoors
Find places to stay Oct 4 — 5:

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Page

Center of Canyon Country

Originally little more than a simple camp constructed to house workers who built a nearby dam on the Colorado River, Page is now a popular stop for travelers preparing a trip to Arizona's canyon country.
Plan a Page trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

You can drive from Mesa Verde National Park to Page in 5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Mesa Verde National Park in October since evenings lows in Page dip to 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Page

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Tours
Find places to stay Oct 4 — 5:

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Zion National Park

Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): head outdoors with The Subway, stroll through Kayenta Trail, and then cruise along Kolob Terrace Road.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Zion National Park trip planner.

You can do a combination of shuttle and car from Page to Zion National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Page in October since evenings lows in Zion National Park dip to 36°F. You will leave for Bryce Canyon National Park on the 8th (Thu).

Things to do in Zion National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Scenic Drive · Trails
Find places to stay Oct 5 — 8:
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Bryce Canyon National Park

You can find hoodoos--rock pillars formed by erosion--all around the world, but those of Bryce Canyon National Park remain the standard bearers thanks to their bright red color, tall stature, and arrangement in large amphitheaters.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): stroll through Rim Trail, explore the striking landscape at Thor's Hammer, then explore the striking landscape at Wall Street, and finally hike along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic natural features at Three Wisemen, then hike along Bristlecone Loop, then take in the pleasant sights at Paria View, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Bryce Amphitheatre.

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Drive from Zion National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park in 3 hours. Traveling from Zion National Park in October, things will get slightly colder in Bryce Canyon National Park: highs are around 61°F and lows about 29°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Capitol Reef National Park.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors
Find places to stay Oct 8 — 10:

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Capitol Reef National Park

Capitol Reef National Park takes its name from a particularly rugged and scenic section of the Waterpocket Fold, a geologic "wrinkle" stretching for 160 km (100 mi) along a dry plateau surrounded by white Navajo sandstone cliffs and domes, and red canyons, buttes, and rock bridges.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Fruita Schoolhouse, take in the dramatic natural features at Water Pocket Fold, then tour the pleasant surroundings at The Hickman Bridge Trail, and finally hike along Chimney Rock Trail.

To see photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Capitol Reef National Park trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Bryce Canyon National Park to Capitol Reef National Park takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. October in Capitol Reef National Park sees daily highs of 61°F and lows of 29°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 11th (Sun) before leaving for Canyonlands National Park.

Things to do in Capitol Reef National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature
Find places to stay Oct 10 — 11:

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Canyonlands National Park

Canyonlands National Park features myriad canyons and buttes that the Colorado River, Green River, and their tributaries have carved over millions of years in hues of red and orange.
On the 11th (Sun), stroll through Pothole Point Trail and then hike along Neck Spring.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Canyonlands National Park road trip app.

You can drive from Capitol Reef National Park to Canyonlands National Park in 4 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Capitol Reef National Park in October, with highs in Canyonlands National Park at 71°F and lows at 42°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can go by car to Arches National Park.

Things to do in Canyonlands National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors
Find places to stay Oct 11 — 12:

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Arches National Park

A Red Rock Wonderland

Mother Nature kept reaching for red when she painted Arches National Park's 2,000 sandstone arches, resulting in one of the country's more distinctly shaped and colored landscapes.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Wolfe Ranch. On the 12th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hike along Double Arch, then take in the dramatic natural features at Turret Arch, then take in the dramatic natural features at Windows, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Delicate Arch.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Arches National Park vacation planner.

You can drive from Canyonlands National Park to Arches National Park in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In October in Arches National Park, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 42°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can drive to Moab.

Things to do in Arches National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors
Find places to stay Oct 11 — 13:

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Moab

Red Desert

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Moab road trip app.

Getting from Arches National Park to Moab by car takes about an hour. Other options: drive. In October in Moab, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 42°F at night. 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 13 — 14:

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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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Assembly Hall and then contemplate the long history of Beehive House.

For maps and other tourist information, go to the Salt Lake City online tour itinerary 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. Expect a daytime high around 68°F in October, and nighttime lows around 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Arco.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 14 — 15:

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Arco

Arco is a city in Butte County, Idaho, United States. On the 15th (Thu), see the interesting displays at EBR-1, identify plant and animal life at The Nature Conservatory Silver Creek Preserve, and then see the interesting displays at Lost Rivers Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Craters of the Moon National Monument and then stroll around Bottolfsen Park.

To find ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Arco day trip planning site.

Drive from Salt Lake City to Arco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Salt Lake City in October; daily highs in Arco reach 58°F and lows reach 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Cody.

Things to do in Arco

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 14 — 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.
Attractions like The Star Plunge and Pryor Mountain Wild Horse Range make great kid-friendly stops. Get outdoors at Chief Joseph Hwy and Historic Cody Mural and Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cody: Thermopolis (TePee Pools and Spa & Wind River Canyon). And it doesn't end there: see human ingenuity at work at Buffalo Bill Dam, tour the pleasant surroundings at Beartooth Basin, look for gifts at Sierra Trading Post, and get a new perspective on nature at Draper Natural History Museum.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Cody tour itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Arco to Cody by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. In October, daytime highs in Cody are 57°F, while nighttime lows are 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Cody

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 16 — 20:

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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 21st (Wed): explore the striking landscape at Biscuit Basin, then take in the dramatic scenery at Mystic Falls Trail, then take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Castle Geyser. Keep things going the next day: take in the natural beauty of Fountain Paint Pot, then admire the sheer force of Gibbon Falls, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Firehole Canyon Drive.

For photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Cody to Yellowstone National Park takes 2.5 hours. In October, Yellowstone National Park is little chillier than Cody - with highs of 47°F and lows of 25°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Jackson Hole.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
Find places to stay Oct 20 — 22:

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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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): view the masterpieces at Thal Glass Studio, then take a memorable tour with Mangis Fishing Guide Services, then take a memorable drive along Moose Wilson Road, and finally take an exotic tour of Backcountry Safaris.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Jackson Hole trip app.

Getting from Yellowstone National Park to Jackson Hole by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in October, expect nights in Jackson Hole to be about the same, around 28°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Denver.

Things to do in Jackson Hole

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 22 — 24:

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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.
On the 24th (Sat), examine the collection at Forney Museum of Transportation and then grab your bike and head to Mount Falcon Castle Trail.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Denver tour planning website.

Fly from Jackson Hole to Denver in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Jackson Hole in October, expect Denver to be a bit warmer, temps between 67°F and 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Denver

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 24 — 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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): get a taste of the local shopping with Commonwheel Artists Co-op.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Colorado Springs online travel route planner.

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, daytime highs in Colorado Springs are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to travel to Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Outdoors · Golf · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 25 — 27:

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Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Mission: Wolf and Little Medano Creek. Escape the urban bustle at High Dune Trail and Mosca Pass Trail. Change things up with these side-trips from Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve: Fort Garland (Fort Garland Museum and Cultural Center & Los Caminos Antiguos).

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Colorado Springs to Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve with the Route module. Traveling from Colorado Springs in October, expect little chillier with lows of 27°F in Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can travel to Amarillo.

Things to do in Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 27 — 29:

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Amarillo

Yellow Rose of Texas

For reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Amarillo trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve to Amarillo. The time zone difference when traveling from Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve to Amarillo is 1 hour. Traveling from Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve in October, expect Amarillo to be a bit warmer, temps between 75°F and 47°F. On the 30th (Fri), you're off to Grapevine.

Things to do in Amarillo

Parks · Museums · Nightlife · Nature
Find places to stay Oct 29 — 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), don't miss a visit to Grapevine Glockenspiel Clock Tower, then see Lifestylez Nails Spa, then contemplate the long history of Milican Blacksmiths Shop, and finally hike along Coppell Nature Park.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Grapevine trip tool.

Getting from Amarillo to Grapevine by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Amarillo in October, things will get a bit warmer in Grapevine: highs are around 83°F and lows about 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Grapevine

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 30 — 31:

United States travel guide

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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.