18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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Fly to Quad City International Airport, Drive to Clinton
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Clinton
— 1 night
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Denver
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Rocky Mountain National Park
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Glenwood Springs
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Springville
— 1 night
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Arches National Park
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Escalante
— 1 day
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Kanab
— 1 night
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Zion National Park
— 1 night
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Las Vegas
— 1 night
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Supai
— 2 nights
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Sedona
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Marble Canyon
— 1 night
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Page
— 1 day
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Lake Powell
— 1 night
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Teec Nos Pos
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Aztec
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Monte Vista
— 1 night
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Santa Fe
— 1 night
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Albuquerque
— 1 night
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Alamogordo
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Roswell
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Carlsbad
— 3 nights
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Clinton — 1 night

Clinton is a city in and the county seat of Clinton County, Iowa, United States. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): walk around Eagle Point Park.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Clinton trip planning website.

Erie to Clinton is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Expect little chillier evenings in Clinton when traveling from Erie in October, with lows around 43°F. You'll have a few hours on the 24th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Denver.
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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.
To see reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Denver online trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Clinton to Denver in 13 hours. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in October, and nighttime lows around 40°F. On the 24th (Mon), you're off to Rocky Mountain National Park.
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Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park presents an ideal setting for recreation in the mountain range for which the park is named.
For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Rocky Mountain National Park trip planner.

Drive from Denver to Rocky Mountain National Park in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 69°F in October, and nighttime lows around 39°F. You will leave for Glenwood Springs on the 25th (Tue).
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Glenwood Springs

Glenwood Springs occupies a scenic location at the junction of the Colorado River and the Roaring Fork River, halfway between Vail and Aspen along the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): explore the activities along Hanging Lake and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Hanging Lake Trail.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Glenwood Springs day trip planning site.

Getting from Rocky Mountain National Park to Glenwood Springs by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and train. When traveling from Rocky Mountain National Park in October, plan for much colder days in Glenwood Springs, with highs around 47°F, while nights are little chillier with lows around 32°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Springville.
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Springville — 1 night

Springville is a city in Utah County, Utah, United States that is part of the Provo-Orem Metropolitan Statistical Area. Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Springville Museum of Art, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then don't miss a visit to Provo City Center Temple, and finally have fun and explore at The Soap Factory.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Springville trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Glenwood Springs to Springville takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Glenwood Springs in October: high temperatures in Springville hover around 65°F and lows are around 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to drive to Arches National Park.
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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.
For ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Arches National Park tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Springville to Arches National Park in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Springville in October, expect nights in Arches National Park to be about the same, around 42°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 71°F. You will leave for Escalante on the 26th (Wed).
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Escalante — 1 day

Escalante is a city in Garfield County, Utah, United States located along Utah Scenic Byway 12 (SR-12) in the south central part of the state. Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): admire all the interesting features of Scenic Byway 12, take in the dramatic scenery at Calf Creek Falls Recreation Area, then learn more about the world around you at Escalante Heritage Center, and finally admire all the interesting features of Highway 12 Scenic Byway.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Escalante online trip maker.

Getting from Arches National Park to Escalante by car takes about 4.5 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Arches National Park in October; daily highs in Escalante reach 61°F and lows reach 29°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to drive to Kanab.
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Kanab — 1 night

Kanab is a city in and the county seat of Kane County, Utah, United States. To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Kanab trip tool.

Traveling by car from Escalante to Kanab takes 2.5 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Escalante in October, with highs in Kanab at 74°F and lows at 36°F. You will leave for Zion National Park on the 28th (Fri).
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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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Zion National Park.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Zion National Park trip itinerary planning site.

Drive from Kanab to Zion National Park in an hour. In October in Zion National Park, expect temperatures between 74°F during the day and 36°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Las Vegas.
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Las Vegas — 1 night

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, then take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, then admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Las Vegas road trip planning tool.

Drive from Zion National Park to Las Vegas in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Zion National Park in October, plan for somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Las Vegas: temperatures range from 82°F by day to 60°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Supai.
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Supai — 2 nights

Supai is a census-designated place (CDP) in Coconino County, Arizona, United States, within the Grand Canyon.As of the 2010 census, the CDP had a population of 208. Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): take in the dramatic scenery at Havasu Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Mon): admire the sheer force of Navajo Falls, admire the sheer force of Havasupai Falls, and then admire the sheer force of Mooney Falls.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Supai trip itinerary planning website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Las Vegas to Supai. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Las Vegas in October, you will find days in Supai are little chillier (66°F), and nights are cooler (31°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Sedona.
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Sedona

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Sedona trip builder tool.

Explore your travel options from Supai to Sedona with the Route module. When traveling from Supai in November, plan for somewhat warmer days in Sedona, with highs around 64°F, while nights are warmer with lows around 45°F. On the 1st (Tue), you're off to Marble Canyon.
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Marble Canyon — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): explore the stunning scenery at Marble Canyon, then explore and take pictures at Vermillion Cliffs Scenic Highway, and then contemplate the long history of Old Cliff Dwellers Lodge (Blanche Russell Rock House).

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Marble Canyon trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Sedona to Marble Canyon takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Traveling from Sedona in November, things will get a bit cooler in Marble Canyon: highs are around 59°F and lows about 39°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can go by car to Page.
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Page — 1 day

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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, get interesting insight from Tours, and then relax and rejuvenate at Lake Powell Massage & Spa Boutique.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Page trip maker app.

Drive from Marble Canyon to Page in an hour. In November, plan for daily highs up to 59°F, and evening lows to 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to drive to Lake Powell.
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Lake Powell — 1 night

Lake Powell serves as the playground for the town of Page, drawing nearly three million visitors annually.
To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Lake Powell trip itinerary website.

You can drive from Page to Lake Powell in 4 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Lake Powell can reach 59°F, while at night they dip to 39°F. On the 3rd (Thu), you're off to Teec Nos Pos.
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Teec Nos Pos

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Teec Nos Pos road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Lake Powell to Teec Nos Pos takes 6.5 hours. Traveling from Lake Powell in November, Teec Nos Pos is slightly colder at night with lows of 24°F. On the 3rd (Thu), you'll travel to Aztec.
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Aztec

Aztec is a city and county seat of San Juan County, New Mexico, United States. On the 3rd (Thu), examine the collection at Aztec Museum and Pioneer Village and then explore the ancient world of Aztec Ruins National Monument.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Aztec road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Teec Nos Pos to Aztec takes 1.5 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Aztec can reach 56°F, while at night they dip to 28°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Monte Vista.
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Monte Vista — 1 night

Monte Vista is the Home Rule Municipality that is the most populous municipality in Rio Grande County, Colorado, United States. Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Monte Vista trip simple and quick.

Traveling by car from Aztec to Monte Vista takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Aztec in November, things will get a bit cooler in Monte Vista: highs are around 51°F and lows about 14°F. You will leave for Santa Fe on the 4th (Fri).
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Santa Fe — 1 night

City Different

Santa Fe continuously ranks among the world's top holiday destinations, attracting visitors with its unusual combination of scenic beauty, rich history, cultural diversity, and high concentration of performing arts venues, fine restaurants, and interesting attractions.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Loretto Chapel, then explore the world behind art at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Canyon Road.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Santa Fe online driving holiday planner.

Drive from Monte Vista to Santa Fe in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Monte Vista in November since evenings lows in Santa Fe dip to 29°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to drive to Albuquerque.
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Albuquerque — 1 night

Duke City

Albuquerque remains one of the state's secret jewels, as its tourist attractions are often overshadowed by the more popular holiday destination of Santa Fe.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, get a new perspective on nature at Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, and then get to know the fascinating history of Albuquerque Old Town.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Albuquerque road trip planning tool.

Getting from Santa Fe to Albuquerque by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Santa Fe in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Albuquerque, with lows of 36°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can go by car to Alamogordo.
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Alamogordo

Alamogordo is the seat of Otero County, New Mexico, United States. For ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Alamogordo trip itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Albuquerque to Alamogordo by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car; or take a bus. November in Alamogordo sees daily highs of 64°F and lows of 37°F at night. On the 6th (Sun), you'll travel to Roswell.
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Roswell

Famed as the site of a purported UFO crash in 1947, the Roswell of today offers much more than alien research opportunities.
On the 6th (Sun), look for gifts at Rustic Essentials Soap Company, find something for the whole family at Roswell Space Center, then admire the masterpieces at Anderson Museum of Contemporary Art, and finally see the sky in a new way at Roswell Museum.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Roswell trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Alamogordo to Roswell takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 65°F in November, and nighttime lows around 36°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Carlsbad.
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Carlsbad — 3 nights

Carlsbad is a city in and the county seat of Eddy County, New Mexico, United States. On the 7th (Mon), take a memorable drive along Walnut Canyon Desert Drive, explore the fascinating underground world of Carlsbad Caverns National Park, and then meet the residents at Living Desert Zoo and Gardens State Park. On the next day, take in the dramatic natural features at Giant Dome, then surround yourself with nature on Carlsbad Caverns Natural Entrance Tour, and then explore the striking landscape at Lion's Tail.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Carlsbad travel route tool.

Getting from Roswell to Carlsbad by car takes about 1.5 hours. November in Carlsbad sees daily highs of 66°F and lows of 37°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to drive 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.
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Colorado travel guide

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The Centennial State
Home to diverse natural ecosystems, Colorado boasts numerous ski resorts, vineyards, canyons, fossil-rich national parks, rugged natural trails, and picturesque scenic drives. Arguably the greatest of Colorado's many natural wonders is Mt. Elbert, the highest peak in the North American Rockies. The state's natural beauty inspired the opening lyrics of the song "America the Beautiful." Aside from its abundant unspoiled wilderness, Colorado also offers many urban attractions, including award-winning restaurants and nationally praised microbreweries. With an extensive system of highways and railroads, the state provides visitors on vacation with a chance to explore this largely untamed part of the country by car or train.
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