21 days in United States Itinerary

21 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States tour itinerary maker
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Drive
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Holiday
— 1 day
+2
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
5
Glacier National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
6
North Cascades National Park
— 1 night
Drive
7
Olympic National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
8
Redwood National Park
— 1 night
Drive
9
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
10
Santa Cruz
— 2 nights
Fly to Flagstaff, Bus to Grand Canyon National Park
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
12
Jemez Springs
— 1 night
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Albuquerque
— 1 night
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Holiday — 1 day

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Holiday travel app.

Tampa to Holiday is an approximately 1-hour car ride. Expect a daytime high around 90°F in September, and nighttime lows around 76°F. On the 26th (Mon), you're off to Rocky Mountain National Park.
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Find places to stay Sep 26 — 27:

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): contemplate the waterfront views at Sprague Lake, explore the activities along Lily Lake, then explore the striking landscape of Many Parks Curve Overlook, then cruise along Old Fall River Road, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Chasm Falls.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Rocky Mountain National Park trip website.

Explore your travel options from Holiday to Rocky Mountain National Park with the Route module. The time zone difference when traveling from Holiday to Rocky Mountain National Park is minus 2 hours. While traveling from Holiday, expect a bit cooler days and cooler nights in Rocky Mountain National Park, ranging from highs of 81°F to lows of 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to drive to Sandy.
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Find places to stay Sep 26 — 27:

Sandy — 1 night

Sandy is a city in Salt Lake County, Utah, United States. On the 28th (Wed), trek along Bells Canyon Trail and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Olympus.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Sandy online day trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Rocky Mountain National Park to Sandy. In September, daytime highs in Sandy are 77°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Yellowstone National Park.
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Find places to stay Sep 27 — 28:

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Upper Geyser Basin and Dragon's Mouth Springs. And it doesn't end there: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, get to know the fascinating history of Uncle Tom's Trail, take in the dramatic natural features at Lower Geyser Basin, and take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park journey builder site.

Traveling by car from Sandy to Yellowstone National Park takes 7 hours. While traveling from Sandy, expect slightly colder days and colder nights in Yellowstone National Park, ranging from highs of 60°F to lows of 33°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can fly to Glacier National Park.
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Find places to stay Sep 28 — Oct 1:

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): admire the verdant scenery at Logan Pass, admire the sheer force of Virginia Falls, then take in the dramatic scenery at St.Mary Falls, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Iceberg Lake Trail. On the 3rd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get great views at Jackson Glacier Overlook, then contemplate the waterfront views at Swiftcurrent Falls, and then hike along Grinnell Glacier.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Glacier National Park online vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Yellowstone National Park to Glacier National Park takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in October: high temperatures in Glacier National Park hover around 56°F and lows are around 31°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time 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 4th (Tue): take in the dramatic scenery at Gorge Creek Falls, admire all the interesting features of N Cascades Hwy, then get great views at Diablo Lake Vista Point, then hike along Colonial Creek Campground, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Ladder Creek Falls.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the North Cascades National Park trip maker website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Glacier National Park to North Cascades National Park. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Glacier National Park to North Cascades National Park. Traveling from Glacier National Park in October, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 44°F in North Cascades National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to travel to Olympic National Park.
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Olympic National Park — 2 nights

In Olympic National Park, ancient rainforests and ocean tidal pools at lower elevations contrast with wildflower-filled alpine meadows and snowcapped peaks.
On the 5th (Wed), take in the dramatic scenery at Merriman Falls, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ruby Beach, then take a peaceful walk through Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center, and finally take a peaceful walk through Olympic National Park. Keep things going the next day: cruise along Hurricane Ridge.

For maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Olympic National Park online trip planner.

Explore your travel options from North Cascades National Park to Olympic National Park with the Route module. In October, plan for daily highs up to 59°F, and evening lows to 44°F. On the 6th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon 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.
On the 7th (Fri), explore the striking landscape of Redwood National Park.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Redwood National Park day trip website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Olympic National Park to Redwood National Park. In October, plan for daily highs up to 64°F, and evening lows to 47°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.
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Find places to stay Oct 6 — 7:
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Yosemite National Park — 3 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Tioga Pass and Olmsted Point. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Half Dome, hike along Tuolumne Meadows, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bridalveil Fall, and explore the activities along Tenaya Lake.

To find more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park attractions app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Redwood National Park to Yosemite National Park. Traveling from Redwood National Park in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Yosemite National Park, with lows of 28°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel to Santa Cruz.
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Find places to stay Oct 7 — 10:

Santa Cruz — 2 nights

Santa Cruz remains synonymous with surfing, but this counterculture bastion offers plenty even if you don't plan to catch any waves.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): cruise along 17-Mile Drive, then admire the majestic nature at Asilomar State Beach, then get to know the fascinating history of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, and finally grab your bike and head to Monterey Peninsula Recreational Trail. On the 12th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire all the interesting features of West Cliff Drive and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find out how to plan a trip to Santa Cruz, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to Santa Cruz in 4.5 hours. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in October, plan for somewhat warmer days in Santa Cruz, with highs around 76°F, while nights are much hotter with lows around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Grand Canyon National Park.
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Find places to stay Oct 10 — 12:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): get to know the fascinating history of Bright Angel Point, then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, then take some stellar pictures from Grandview Point, and finally take a memorable drive along East Rim Drive. On the next day, hike along South Kaibab Trail, take some stellar pictures from Yaki Point, and then get great views at Hopi Point.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Santa Cruz to Grand Canyon National Park takes 9 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Santa Cruz to Grand Canyon National Park. Traveling from Santa Cruz in October, you will find days in Grand Canyon National Park are a bit cooler (66°F), and nights are cooler (31°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to drive to Jemez Springs.
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Find places to stay Oct 12 — 14:

Jemez Springs — 1 night

Jemez Springs is a village in Sandoval County, New Mexico, United States. Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): cruise along Jemez Mountain Trail, witness a stunning natural landmark at Jemez Hot Springs, then see human ingenuity at work at Soda Dam, then identify plant and animal life at Valles Caldera National Preserve, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Spence Hot Springs.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Jemez Springs travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Jemez Springs in 7.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in October, plan for a bit warmer nights in Jemez Springs, with lows around 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Albuquerque.
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Find places to stay Oct 14 — 15:

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 16th (Sun): get a new perspective on nature at New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science, then explore the world behind art at Albuquerque Museum, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Petroglyph National Monument.

Start your trip to Albuquerque by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Getting from Jemez Springs to Albuquerque by car takes about 1.5 hours. Traveling from Jemez Springs in October, expect nights in Albuquerque to be about the same, around 48°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Find places to stay Oct 15 — 16:

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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