40 days in United States Itinerary

40 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner
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Chicago
— 3 nights
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Santa Fe
— 2 nights
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Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
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Denver
— 2 nights
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Estes Park
— 1 night
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Rocky Mountain National Park
— 1 day
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Grand Lake
— 1 night
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Glenwood Springs
— 3 nights
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Moab
— 2 nights
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Monument Valley
— 1 night
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
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Page
— 2 nights
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Torrey
— 2 nights
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Bryce
— 2 nights
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Zion National Park
— 2 nights
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Las Vegas
— 3 nights
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Laguna Beach
— 7 nights
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Chicago — 3 nights

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Your list of things to see and do now includes The 606, 360 Chicago Observation Deck, Garfield Park Conservatory, and other attractions. Discover out-of-the-way places like Lakefront Trail and Crown Fountain. Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of Chicago Riverwalk, walk around Millennium Park, and stop by The Loop.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Chicago travel app.

Dublin, Ireland to Chicago is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Dublin to Chicago is minus 6 hours. Traveling from Dublin in September, expect Chicago to be somewhat warmer, temps between 30°C and 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time for the flight to Santa Fe.
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Santa Fe — 2 nights

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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Cross of the Martyrs, Santa Fe Botanical Garden, San Miguel Chapel, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): take in nature's colorful creations at Santa Fe Botanical Garden and then pause for some photo ops at Cross of the Martyrs. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Miguel Chapel, then admire the striking features of The Oldest House, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Loretto Chapel, and finally don't miss a visit to Santa Fe Plaza.

For other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Santa Fe road trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Chicago to Santa Fe takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Chicago in October since evenings lows in Santa Fe dip to 5°C. On the 5th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Colorado Springs.
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Historic Sites · Parks · Museums
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Colorado Springs — 2 nights

Stunning Garden of the Gods Park scenery, blue skies and the glory of Pikes Peak-America’s Mountain have attracted visitors to Colorado Springs for more than a century.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Pikes Peak - America's Mountain, U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum and Garden of the Gods. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Thu): stroll around Garden of the Gods and then take an in-depth tour of U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Colorado Springs trip builder site.

Traveling by flight from Santa Fe to Colorado Springs takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October in Colorado Springs, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Denver.
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Denver — 2 nights

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.
Molly Brown House Museum has been added to your itinerary.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Denver trip planning app.

Getting from Colorado Springs to Denver by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of flight and train. In October in Denver, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Estes Park.
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Estes Park — 1 night

More than just a convenient resting place for travelers on their way to the national park encompassing the Front Range of the Rockies, Estes Park is a popular place to visit in its own right.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Mustang Mountain Coaster as well as Peak to Peak Scenic Byway. Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): take a memorable drive along Peak to Peak Scenic Byway, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chapel on the Rock, and then find something for the whole family at Mustang Mountain Coaster.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Estes Park trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Denver to Estes Park takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. October in Estes Park sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Rocky Mountain National Park.
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Rocky Mountain National Park — 1 day

Rocky Mountain National Park presents an ideal setting for recreation in the mountain range for which the park is named.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Bear Lake as well as Trail Ridge Road. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Bear Lake and then cruise along Trail Ridge Road.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Rocky Mountain National Park road trip site.

Rocky Mountain National Park is very close to Estes Park. In October, daily temperatures in Rocky Mountain National Park can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can drive to Grand Lake.
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Grand Lake — 1 night

Grand Lake is a statutory town in Grand County, Colorado, United States. To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Grand Lake journey website.

Traveling by car from Rocky Mountain National Park to Grand Lake takes 2 hours. When traveling from Rocky Mountain National Park in October, plan for cooler days in Grand Lake, with highs around 1°C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around -5°C. You will leave for Glenwood Springs on the 11th (Tue).
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Glenwood Springs — 3 nights

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Glenwood Canyon, Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park and Doc Holliday's Grave. Step off the beaten path and head to Hanging Lake Trail and West Elk Loop Scenic Byway.

For ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Glenwood Springs itinerary planning website.

Getting from Grand Lake to Glenwood Springs by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Grand Lake in October, expect Glenwood Springs to be a bit warmer, temps between 9°C and 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can go by car to Moab.
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Moab — 2 nights

Red Desert

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Roadside Ruin Trail, Pothole Point Trail, The Needles, and other attractions. Get in touch with nature at Windows and Fiery Furnace. Discover out-of-the-way places like Double Arch and Balanced Rock Trail.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Moab tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Glenwood Springs to Moab takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of train and car. Traveling from Glenwood Springs in October, you will find days in Moab are warmer (25°C), and nights are a bit warmer (6°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to drive to Monument Valley.
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Monument Valley — 1 night

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. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): cruise along Monument Valley – Highway 163 Scenic Drive.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Monument Valley journey planner.

Traveling by car from Moab to Monument Valley takes 3 hours. In October in Monument Valley, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Mon) to allow time for 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.
You've added Shoshone Point, Desert View Watchtower, Grand Canyon Visitor Center South Rim, and other attractions to your itinerary. Here are some ideas for day two: get answers to all your questions at Grand Canyon Visitor Center South Rim and then explore the stunning scenery at Hermit Road.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park journey builder website.

You can drive from Monument Valley to Grand Canyon National Park in 3.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. In October, Grand Canyon National Park is little chillier than Monument Valley - with highs of 22°C and lows of 0°C. On the 19th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Page.
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Page — 2 nights

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Lake Powell Resorts & Marinas Boat Tours, Antelope Canyon and Horseshoe Bend. On the 19th (Wed), explore the striking landscape at Vermilion Cliffs National Monument. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in breathtaking views at Antelope Canyon, then take in the dramatic natural features at Horseshoe Bend, and then contemplate the waterfront views at The Chains.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Page online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Page in 4 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in October, things will get somewhat warmer in Page: highs are around 26°C and lows about 12°C. On the 21st (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Torrey.
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Torrey — 2 nights

Torrey is a town located on State Route 24 in Wayne County, Utah, United States, 8mi from Capitol Reef National Park. Your day by day itinerary now includes Grand Wash to Cassidy Arch, Gifford Homestead, Capitol Gorge Trail, and other attractions you added.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Torrey travel route planning tool.

Traveling by car from Page to Torrey takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Page in October, expect nights in Torrey to be cooler, around -1°C, while days are slightly colder, around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Bryce.
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Bryce — 2 nights

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Inspiration Point as well as Bryce Point. On the 23rd (Sun), cruise along Highway 12 Scenic Byway. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy breathtaking views from Bryce Point, then take some stellar pictures from Inspiration Point, and then hike along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Bryce trip itinerary builder site.

Getting from Torrey to Bryce by car takes about 2 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Bryce can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Zion National Park.
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Zion National Park — 2 nights

Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
Canyon Overlook Trail has been added to your itinerary. Step off the beaten path and head to Riverside Walk and The Subway. Escape the urban bustle at Hidden Canyon and Kayenta Trail. The adventure continues: hike along Temple of Sinawava Trail.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Zion National Park online travel planner.

Getting from Bryce to Zion National Park by car takes about 1.5 hours. In October, Zion National Park is a bit warmer than Bryce - with highs of 27°C and lows of 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can go by car to Las Vegas.
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Las Vegas — 3 nights

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
For traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Las Vegas driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Zion National Park to Las Vegas takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Zion National Park to Las Vegas. When traveling from Zion National Park in October, plan for somewhat warmer days in Las Vegas, with highs around 32°C, while nights are much hotter with lows around 18°C. You will have some time to spend on the 30th (Sun) before leaving for Laguna Beach.
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Laguna Beach — 7 nights

Laguna Beach is a seaside resort city located in southern Orange County, California, in the United States. Get in touch with nature at Crystal Cove and Huntington State Beach. Step off the beaten path and head to Heisler Park and Baby Beach. Step out of Laguna Beach with an excursion to Seal Beach in Seal Beach--about 38 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: hike along Bluff Top Trail, kick back and relax at Treasure Island Beach, stroll around Aliso Beach Park, and grab your bike and head to Orange County Coast.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Laguna Beach online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to Laguna Beach takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. In October, daytime highs in Laguna Beach are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to catch 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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