10 days in United States Itinerary

10 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States visit planner

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Fly
1
Fort Collins
— 1 day
Drive
2
Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park
— 1 night
Drive
3
Mesa Verde National Park
Drive
4
Arches National Park
— 1 night
Drive
5
Zion National Park
— 1 night
Drive
6
Great Basin National Park
Drive
7
Lassen Volcanic National Park
— 1 day
Drive
8
Redwood National Park
— 1 night
Drive
9
Crater Lake National Park
— 1 night
Fly
10
Cannon Beach
— 1 night
Drive
11
Bainbridge Island
— 1 night
Unknown
12
Oak Harbor
Drive
13
Bellingham
— 1 night
Shuttle to Seattle, Fly to Steamboat Springs

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): pause for some photo ops at Veteran's Plaza of Northern Colorado, trek along 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 see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Fort Collins online tour itinerary planner.

Steamboat Springs to Fort Collins is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Traveling from Steamboat Springs in October, things will get a bit warmer in Fort Collins: highs are around 66°F and lows about 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel to Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park.

Things to do in Fort Collins

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Breweries & Distilleries
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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 photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Fort Collins to Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In October, daytime highs in Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 38°F. You will have some time to spend on the 21st (Wed) before leaving for Mesa Verde National Park.

Things to do in Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park

Nature · Parks
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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 21st (Wed): delve into the distant past at Balcony House.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Mesa Verde National Park online vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park to Mesa Verde National Park takes 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 69°F in October, and nighttime lows around 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Arches National Park.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Historic Sites
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): explore the striking landscape at Turret Arch.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Arches National Park trip builder website.

You can drive from Mesa Verde National Park to Arches National Park in 4 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. Traveling from Mesa Verde National Park in October, Arches National Park is a bit warmer at night with lows of 42°F. You will have some time to spend on the 22nd (Thu) before leaving for Zion National Park.

Things to do in Arches 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 see photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Zion National Park trip maker site.

You can drive from Arches National Park to Zion National Park in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Arches National Park in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Zion National Park, with lows of 36°F. On the 23rd (Fri), you'll travel to Great Basin National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails
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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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): Head underground at Lehman Caves.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Great Basin National Park trip tool.

Explore your travel options from Zion National Park to Great Basin National Park with the Route module. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Zion National Park to Great Basin National Park due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Zion National Park in October; daily highs in Great Basin National Park reach 65°F and lows reach 30°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can travel to Lassen Volcanic National Park.

Things to do in Great Basin National Park

Nature · Parks
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): take in the awesome beauty at Lassen Peak , take in the natural beauty of Bumpass Hell, and then get impressive views of Sulphur Works.

To find ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Lassen Volcanic National Park trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Great Basin National Park to Lassen Volcanic National Park takes 9.5 hours. While traveling from Great Basin National Park, expect a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Lassen Volcanic National Park, ranging from highs of 80°F to lows of 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel to Redwood National Park.

Things to do in Lassen Volcanic National Park

Nature · Parks
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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 wealth of natural beauty at Redwood National Park.

For more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Redwood National Park trip 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, you will find days in Redwood National Park are little chillier (64°F), and nights are about the same (47°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Crater Lake National Park.

Things to do in Redwood National Park

Nature · Parks · Trails · Outdoors
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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.
On the 26th (Mon), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Crater Lake National Park.

For other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Crater Lake National Park online trip maker.

You can drive from Redwood National Park to Crater Lake National Park in 5 hours. When traveling from Redwood National Park in October, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Crater Lake National Park: temperatures range from 71°F by day to 44°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Crater Lake National Park

Nature · Parks
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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, tour the pleasant surroundings at Haystack Rock, then immerse yourself in nature at Hug Point State Park, and finally view the masterpieces at Bronze Coast Gallery.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Cannon Beach road trip planner.

You can fly from Crater Lake National Park to Cannon Beach in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. While traveling from Crater Lake National Park, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Cannon Beach, ranging from highs of 63°F to lows of 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can travel to Bainbridge Island.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors
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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. On the 28th (Wed), look for gifts at Churchmouse Yarns & Teas.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Bainbridge Island trip planner.

Getting from Cannon Beach to Bainbridge Island by car takes about 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 63°F in October, and nighttime lows around 50°F. You will have some time to spend on the 28th (Wed) before leaving for Oak Harbor.

Things to do in Bainbridge Island

Shopping
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Oak Harbor

Oak Harbor is a city located on Whidbey Island in Island County, Washington. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): walk around Deception Pass State Park.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Oak Harbor route builder.

Traveling by journey from Bainbridge Island to Oak Harbor takes 2.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Oak Harbor can reach 60°F, while at night they dip to 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Bellingham.

Things to do in Oak Harbor

Nature · Parks
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): walk around Lake Padden Park and then walk around Whatcom Falls Park.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Bellingham day trip site.

Traveling by car from Oak Harbor to Bellingham takes 1.5 hours. October in Bellingham sees daily highs of 60°F and lows of 45°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

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Parks · Trails · Outdoors
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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.