10 days in United States Itinerary

10 days in United States Itinerary

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Fort Collins
— 1 day
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Drive to Denver International Airport, Fly to Grand Junction Regional Airport, Drive to Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park
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Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park
— 1 night
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Mesa Verde National Park
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Arches National Park
— 1 night
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Zion National Park
— 1 night
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Great Basin National Park
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Lassen Volcanic National Park
— 1 day
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Redwood National Park
— 1 night
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Crater Lake National Park
— 1 night
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Cannon Beach
— 1 night
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Bainbridge Island
— 1 night
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Oak Harbor
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Bellingham
— 1 night
Shuttle to Seattle, Fly to Yampa Valley

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Fort Collins

— 1 day
Called vibrant, eclectic and authentic, Fort Collins tops “best of” lists year after year thanks to its myriad of cultural opportunities.
On the 20th (Tue), pause for some photo ops at Veteran's Plaza of Northern Colorado, tour the pleasant surroundings at Horsetooth Mountain Open Space, examine the collection at Avenir Museum of Design and Merchandising, then take in nature's colorful creations at Annual Flower Trial Garden, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at New Belgium Brewing Company.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Fort Collins trip itinerary site.

Steamboat Springs to Fort Collins is an approximately 4-hour car ride. You can also fly; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. In October, Fort Collins is somewhat warmer than Steamboat Springs - with highs of 66°F and lows of 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel to Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park.

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Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park

— 1 night
The Gunnison River has been hard at work over the past two million years, carving out the sheer cliffs and towering spires that today make up Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park.
On the 21st (Wed), explore the striking landscape at Painted Wall.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park trip maker site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Fort Collins to Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park. In October, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 38°F. On the 21st (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Mesa Verde National Park.

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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.
On the 21st (Wed), explore the ancient world of Balcony House.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Mesa Verde National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park to Mesa Verde National Park takes 4 hours. In October in Mesa Verde National Park, expect temperatures between 69°F during the day and 34°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Arches National Park.

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Arches National Park

— 1 night

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.
On the 22nd (Thu), take in the dramatic natural features at Turret Arch.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Arches National Park road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Mesa Verde National Park to Arches National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Mesa Verde National Park in October since evenings lows in Arches National Park dip to 42°F. You will have some time to spend on the 22nd (Thu) before leaving for Zion National Park.

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Zion National Park

— 1 night
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Zion National Park online trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Arches National Park to Zion National Park by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Arches National Park in October, expect little chillier with lows of 36°F in Zion National Park. You'll set off for Great Basin National Park on the 23rd (Fri).

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Great Basin National Park

Great Basin National Park is one of the U.S.'s more out-of-the-way national parks, but those who make the trip are rewarded with the striking contrast of snowcapped peaks rising from a high-altitude desert.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): Head underground at Lehman Caves.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Great Basin National Park online sightseeing planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Zion National Park to Great Basin National Park. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In October, Great Basin National Park is little chillier than Zion National Park - with highs of 65°F and lows of 30°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Lassen Volcanic National Park.

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Lassen Volcanic National Park

— 1 day
In Lassen Volcanic National Park, steaming volcanic mountains give way to alpine meadows filled with wildflowers and pristine mountain lakes.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): contemplate the geological forces at Lassen Peak , then take in the natural beauty of Bumpass Hell, and then get impressive views of Sulphur Works.

To find traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Lassen Volcanic National Park visit planner.

You can drive from Great Basin National Park to Lassen Volcanic National Park in 9.5 hours. Traveling from Great Basin National Park in October, you will find days in Lassen Volcanic National Park are somewhat warmer (80°F), and nights are much warmer (51°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel to Redwood National Park.

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Redwood National Park

— 1 night
Redwood National Park is home to a tremendous collection of the world's tallest type of tree.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Redwood National Park.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Redwood National Park online itinerary planner.

You can drive from Lassen Volcanic National Park to Redwood National Park in 5.5 hours. Traveling from Lassen Volcanic National Park in October, expect nights in Redwood National Park to be about the same, around 47°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Crater Lake National Park.

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Crater Lake National Park

— 1 night
Reaching a depth of 592 m (1,943 ft), Crater Lake is the deepest lake in the United States.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Crater Lake National Park.

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You can drive from Redwood National Park to Crater Lake National Park in 5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Redwood National Park in October: highs in Crater Lake National Park hover around 71°F, while lows dip to 44°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can go by car to Cannon Beach.

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Cannon Beach

— 1 night
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. On the 27th (Tue), tour the pleasant surroundings at Cannon Beach, take in the dramatic natural features at Haystack Rock, then admire the majestic nature at Hug Point State Park, and finally view the masterpieces at Bronze Coast Gallery.

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You can drive from Crater Lake National Park to Cannon Beach in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of taxi and bus. When traveling from Crater Lake National Park in October, plan for slightly colder days in Cannon Beach, with highs around 63°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Bainbridge Island.

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Bainbridge Island

— 1 night
Bainbridge Island is a city in Kitsap County, Washington, United States, and is coextensive with the eponymous island in Puget Sound. Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): look for gifts at Churchmouse Yarns & Teas.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Bainbridge Island trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Cannon Beach to Bainbridge Island takes 4.5 hours. October in Bainbridge Island sees daily highs of 63°F and lows of 50°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 28th (Wed) before leaving for Oak Harbor.

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Oak Harbor

Oak Harbor is a city located on Whidbey Island in Island County, Washington. Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Deception Pass State Park.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Oak Harbor driving holiday planning app.

You can travel from Bainbridge Island to Oak Harbor in 2.5 hours. October in Oak Harbor sees daily highs of 60°F and lows of 47°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can go by car to Bellingham.

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Bellingham

— 1 night

City of Subdued Excitement

Perched at the northern end of Washington's Pacific coast, the mid-sized city of Bellingham serves as an important stopover on the road between Seattle and Vancouver.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): stroll around Lake Padden Park and then hike along Whatcom Falls Park.

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Traveling by car from Oak Harbor to Bellingham takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 60°F in October, and nighttime lows around 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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United States travel guide

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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.