22 days in United States Itinerary

22 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States travel route builder
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Albuquerque
— 1 day
Fly to Flagstaff, Bus to Grand Canyon National Park
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Fly to Page, Drive to Monument Valley
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Monument Valley
— 2 nights
Drive
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Zion National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Bryce
— 1 night
Drive
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Canyonlands National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Moab
— 1 night
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Keystone
— 1 night
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Idaho Falls
— 5 nights
Fly
10
Seattle
— 1 night
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
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Los Angeles
— 1 night
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Albuquerque — 1 day

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.
On the 8th (Sun), get engrossed in the history at Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, then soar above the sights with a balloon tour, and then admire the striking features of Spaceship House.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Albuquerque trip maker app.

New Orleans to Albuquerque is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from New Orleans to Albuquerque. While traveling from New Orleans, expect somewhat warmer days and slightly colder nights in Albuquerque, ranging from highs of 73°F to lows of 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to 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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): trek along Bright Angel Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the stunning scenery at North Rim Visitor Center.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Albuquerque to Grand Canyon National Park takes 8 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Albuquerque in October, with highs in Grand Canyon National Park at 66°F and lows at 31°F. On the 11th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Monument Valley.
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Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
Find places to stay Oct 8 — 11:

Monument Valley — 2 nights

Monument Valley is a region of the Colorado Plateau characterized by a cluster of vast sandstone buttes, the largest reaching 1000ft above the valley floor. Keep things going the next day: see Off-Road Tours, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, and then don't miss a visit to Cow Canyon Trading Post.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Monument Valley trip planner.

Do a combination of flight and car from Grand Canyon National Park to Monument Valley in 5.5 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in October since evenings lows in Monument Valley dip to 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to drive to 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 see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Zion National Park holiday planner.

Getting from Monument Valley to Zion National Park by car takes about 5.5 hours. Expect slightly colder evenings in Zion National Park when traveling from Monument Valley in October, with lows around 36°F. On the 14th (Sat), you're off to Bryce.
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Bryce — 1 night

Serving as a gateway to the adjacent Bryce Canyon National Park, the tiny town of Bryce draws outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers all year round.
On the 14th (Sat), look for gifts at Ruby's Inn, explore the striking landscape at Natural Bridge, then trek along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop, and finally get great views at Inspiration Point.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Bryce trip builder website.

Getting from Zion National Park to Bryce by car takes about 1.5 hours. In October, Bryce is slightly colder than Zion National Park - with highs of 61°F and lows of 29°F. On the 15th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Canyonlands National Park.
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Canyonlands National Park — 2 nights

Canyonlands National Park features myriad canyons and buttes that the Colorado River, Green River, and their tributaries have carved over millions of years in hues of red and orange.
To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Canyonlands National Park trip itinerary maker site.

Drive from Bryce to Canyonlands National Park in 5 hours. Traveling from Bryce in October, expect Canyonlands National Park to be somewhat warmer, temps between 71°F and 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can drive to Moab.
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Moab — 1 night

Red Desert

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): explore the landscape on two wheels at Bike Fiend, then explore the striking landscape at Arches National Park, then shop like a local with Gallery Moab LCA, and finally see Off-Road Tours.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Moab route planner.

Drive from Canyonlands National Park to Moab in 1.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Moab are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can fly to Keystone.
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Keystone — 1 night

Home Of Mount Rushmore

Fewer than 400 people call Keystone home year-round, but the population explodes in summer when crowds flock to nearby Mount Rushmore.
On the 18th (Wed), appreciate the history behind Mount Rushmore National Memorial, hike along Presidential Trail, and then explore and take pictures at Iron Mountain Road.

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

You can fly from Moab to Keystone in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Traveling from Moab in October, things will get slightly colder in Keystone: highs are around 57°F and lows about 34°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Idaho Falls.
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Idaho Falls — 5 nights

Idaho Falls is a city in and the county seat of Bonneville County, Idaho, United States, and is the largest city in Eastern Idaho. Venture out of the city with trips to Grand Teton National Park (Signal Mountain Summit Road & Teton Park Road), West Yellowstone (Fishing Charters & Tours & Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center) and Craters of the Moon National Monument (in Arco). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Idaho Falls Temple & Visitors Center, take in the dramatic scenery at Idaho Falls River Walk, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Idaho Falls Zoo, and admire the natural beauty at Japanese Pavilion.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Idaho Falls road trip planning tool.

You can fly from Keystone to Idaho Falls in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 61°F in October, and nighttime lows around 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Seattle.
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Seattle — 1 night

Emerald City

Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Seattle road trip planning website.

You can fly from Idaho Falls to Seattle in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Idaho Falls in October since evenings lows in Seattle dip to 50°F. On the 25th (Wed), you're off 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 26th (Thu): take in the dramatic natural features at Half Dome, get great views at Yosemite, Tunnel View, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Yosemite National Park day trip planning site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Seattle to Yosemite National Park. Traveling from Seattle in October, Yosemite National Park is colder at night with lows of 28°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.
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Los Angeles — 1 night

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): get in on the family fun at Disneyland Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, then see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, and then take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Los Angeles day trip app.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in October, expect nights in Los Angeles to be much hotter, around 62°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 82°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can catch the flight back home.
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United States travel guide

4.6
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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Utah travel guide

4.8
The Beehive State
A huge but sparsely populated land, Utah remains a major holiday destination offering plenty of year-round outdoor vacation ideas, including skiing, snowboarding, hiking, boating, horseback riding, and camping. The rugged terrain, defined by towering mountain peaks, deep canyons, and vast deserts, seems custom-made for adventurous nature lovers. With five national parks, the state has no shortage of pristine wilderness areas, causing many tourists to overlook the cultural attractions of its towns. Salt Lake City, the state's capital, features the headquarters of the Mormon Church, and draws over 5 million annual visitors. Utah also hosts several major film festivals each year, attracting young movie buffs from around the world.
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South Dakota travel guide

4.3
National Parks · Scenic Drive · Monuments
The State of Great Faces and Great Places
Famous for the cliffside monuments of Mount Rushmore and the Crazy Horse memorial, South Dakota is a land of Old West history, American Indian culture, and impressive natural wonders. Get to know the state's diverse and breathtaking landscape with a trip through Custer National Park, with a herd of 1,300 free-roaming bison, or by traversing the dramatic peaks of Badlands National Park near the Black Hills. Allow time in your itinerary to visit the state's largest city, Sioux Falls, for shopping, dining, and entertainment options, as well as a number of museums and historical attractions.
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California travel guide

4.2
The Golden State
The country's most populous state, California includes landscapes that range from the forested northern coast to harsh southern deserts. Sandwiched right in the middle of the state is a fertile valley, home to farms, vineyards, and orchards. California's cities offer diverse attractions, from amusement parks and upscale shops to award-winning restaurants and innovative art galleries. Outside the state's big urban centers, places to visit include some of the nation's most rugged national parks, ancient forests, towering mountain peaks, and ski resorts. More than just a surfing destination famous for its beaches and winding coastal roads, California also boasts one of the world's largest economies, bolstered by the booming tech industries.
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