21 days in United States Itinerary

21 days in United States Itinerary

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Holiday
— 1 day
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Drive to Tampa International Airport, Fly to Denver International Airport, Drive to Rocky Mountain National Park
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Rocky Mountain National Park
— 1 night
+2
Drive to Denver International Airport, Fly to Salt Lake City International Airport, Drive to Sandy
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Sandy
— 1 night
Drive
4
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
Fly
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Glacier National Park
— 2 nights
Fly to Seattle, Bus to Olympic National Park
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Olympic National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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North Cascades National Park
— 1 night
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Drive to Seattle Tacoma International Airport, Fly to Rogue Valley International Medford Airport, Drive to Crater Lake National Park
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Crater Lake National Park
— 1 night
Drive
9
Redwood National Park
— 1 night
Drive
10
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
11
Santa Cruz
— 1 night
Fly to Flagstaff, Bus to Grand Canyon National Park
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
13
Teec Nos Pos
— 1 night
Drive
14
Jemez Springs
— 1 night
Drive
15
Santa Fe
— 1 night
Drive
16
Albuquerque
— 1 night
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Holiday — 1 day

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Holiday trip app.

Tampa to Holiday is an approximately 1-hour car ride. In September, plan for daily highs up to 90°F, and evening lows to 76°F. You'll set off for Rocky Mountain National Park on the 26th (Mon).
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Rocky Mountain National Park — 1 night

Rocky Mountain National Park presents an ideal setting for recreation in the mountain range for which the park is named.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): trek along Emerald Lake Trail, take a memorable drive along Trail Ridge Road, and then take a memorable drive along Old Fall River Road.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Rocky Mountain National Park trip itinerary builder app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Holiday to Rocky Mountain National Park. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Holiday to Rocky Mountain National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Holiday in September, expect nights in Rocky Mountain National Park to be colder, around 50°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 81°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can go by car to Sandy.
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Sandy — 1 night

Sandy is a city in Salt Lake County, Utah, United States. On the 28th (Wed), relax in the rural setting at Farnsworth Farms and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Olympus.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Sandy online itinerary maker.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Rocky Mountain National Park to Sandy. In September, daily temperatures in Sandy can reach 77°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Yellowstone National Park.
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Yellowstone National Park — 3 nights

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.
Yellowstone National Park is known for nature, wildlife, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, witness a stunning natural landmark at Solitary Geyser, explore and take pictures at Firehole Lake Drive, and take some stellar pictures from Lookout Point.

For where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park tour itinerary builder website.

Getting from Sandy to Yellowstone National Park by car takes about 7 hours. When traveling from Sandy in September, plan for slightly colder days in Yellowstone National Park, with highs around 60°F, while nights are much colder with lows around 33°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can fly to Glacier National Park.
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Glacier National Park — 2 nights

Crown of the Continent

The glaciers from which Glacier National Park takes its name mostly dissipated eons ago, but they left behind a scoured landscape of high and steep mountain peaks, sparkling lakes, lush alpine meadows, and thick forests.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): get great views at Jackson Glacier Overlook and then stroll through Grinnell Glacier. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon): trek along Iceberg Lake Trail, then take a memorable drive along Going-to-the-Sun Road, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Virginia Falls.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Glacier National Park online travel route planner.

You can fly from Yellowstone National Park to Glacier National Park in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Yellowstone National Park in October, with highs in Glacier National Park at 56°F and lows at 31°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Olympic National Park.
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Olympic National Park — 1 night

In Olympic National Park, ancient rainforests and ocean tidal pools at lower elevations contrast with wildflower-filled alpine meadows and snowcapped peaks.
On the 4th (Tue), take a memorable drive along Hurricane Ridge and then delve into the lush surroundings at Olympic National Park.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Olympic National Park trip planner.

Getting from Glacier National Park to Olympic National Park by combination of flight and bus takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Glacier National Park to Olympic National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Glacier National Park in October, Olympic National Park is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to travel to North Cascades National Park.
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North Cascades National Park — 1 night

North Cascades National Park calls visitors to its rugged landscape of high mountain peaks tipped with about 300 glaciers.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): admire all the interesting features of N Cascades Hwy, take some stellar pictures from Diablo Lake Vista Point, and then admire the sheer force of Ladder Creek Falls.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read North Cascades National Park day trip planning site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Olympic National Park to North Cascades National Park. In October, plan for daily highs up to 60°F, and evening lows to 44°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough 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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Crater Lake National Park.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Crater Lake National Park trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from North Cascades National Park to Crater Lake National Park. When traveling from North Cascades National Park in October, plan for a bit warmer days in Crater Lake National Park, with highs around 71°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to 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 7th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Redwood National Park.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Redwood National Park online travel route planner.

Drive from Crater Lake National Park to Redwood National Park in 5 hours. Traveling from Crater Lake 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 7th (Fri) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.
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Yosemite National Park — 2 nights

Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Nature Center at Happy Isles, then take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, and then stroll through Half Dome. Keep things going the next day: get great views at Washburn Point, take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, then take some stellar pictures from Yosemite, Tunnel View, and finally cruise along Tioga Pass.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Yosemite National Park itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Redwood National Park to Yosemite National Park with the Route module. Expect little chillier evenings in Yosemite National Park when traveling from Redwood National Park in October, with lows around 28°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Santa Cruz.
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Santa Cruz — 1 night

Santa Cruz remains synonymous with surfing, but this counterculture bastion offers plenty even if you don't plan to catch any waves.
On the 10th (Mon), look for gifts at Bookshop Santa Cruz, then surround yourself with nature on Elkhorn Slough Safari, and then make a trip to The Shakespeare Society of America.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Santa Cruz trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to Santa Cruz takes 4.5 hours. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in October, plan for somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in Santa Cruz: temperatures range from 76°F by day to 51°F at night. On the 10th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.
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Grand Canyon National Park — 2 nights

The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
On the 11th (Tue), get great views at Lookout Studio, then hike along South Kaibab Trail, then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, and finally get great views at Hopi Point. On the next day, trek along Rim Trail and then explore the stunning scenery at Yavapai Point.

To see reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park trip builder website.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Santa Cruz to Grand Canyon National Park takes 9 hours. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Santa Cruz in October, expect nights in Grand Canyon National Park to be cooler, around 31°F, while days are slightly colder, around 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Teec Nos Pos.
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Teec Nos Pos — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Teec Nos Pos Trading Post and then pause for some photo ops at Four Corners Monument.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Teec Nos Pos online trip builder.

Drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Teec Nos Pos in 5 hours. In October in Teec Nos Pos, expect temperatures between 69°F during the day and 34°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to drive to Jemez Springs.
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Jemez Springs — 1 night

Jemez Springs is a village in Sandoval County, New Mexico, United States. On the 14th (Fri), look for all kinds of wild species at Valles Caldera National Preserve, take in the awesome beauty at Jemez Mountains, and then admire all the interesting features of Jemez Mountain Trail.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Jemez Springs trip planner.

Getting from Teec Nos Pos to Jemez Springs by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Teec Nos Pos in October, you will find days in Jemez Springs are little chillier (63°F), and nights are a bit warmer (45°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can go by car to Santa Fe.
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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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, take in the spiritual surroundings of Loretto Chapel, then take in the exciting artwork at Mama's Minerals, then explore the world behind art at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of Santa Fe Plaza.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Santa Fe online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Jemez Springs to Santa Fe takes 2 hours. When traveling from Jemez Springs in October, plan for somewhat warmer days in Santa Fe, with highs around 69°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 41°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can go by car 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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): pause for some photo ops at Madonna of the Trail and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Albuquerque driving holiday tool.

You can drive from Santa Fe to Albuquerque in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Santa Fe in October, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 48°F in Albuquerque. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sun) to allow time for the flight 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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