18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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18 days in United States Itinerary

Kansas City
Drive:  9​h 30​min
Boulder
— 1 night
Drive:  10​h 45​min
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
Salt Lake City
— 1 night
Drive:  13​h
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
Oakland
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h
Santa Fe
— 1 night
Drive:  11​h 45​min
Dallas
— 2 nights
Drive:  8​h 45​min
Kansas City

1
day
Boulder

Boulder ©
Located in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, Boulder is a busy college town known for its progressive values and natural resource conservation.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): do a tasting at Redstone Meadery, explore the striking landscape at Flatirons, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Avery Brewing Company.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Boulder online itinerary creator.

Kansas City to Boulder is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Kansas City to Boulder, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Kansas City in October; daily highs in Boulder reach 63°F and lows reach 40°F. You will have some time to spend on the 8th (Sun) before leaving for Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Boulder

Parks Tours Nature
Highlights from your plan
Flatirons ©
Flatirons
Redstone Meadery ©
Redstone Meadery
Avery Brewing Company
Avery Brewing Company

2
days
Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Here are some ideas for day two: witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring, then take in the natural beauty of Midway Geyser Basin, then explore the striking landscape at Biscuit Basin, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at West Thumb Geyser Basin.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and car from Boulder to Yellowstone National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, Yellowstone National Park is a bit cooler than Boulder - with highs of 48°F and lows of 25°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring
Artist Point ©
Artist Point
West Thumb Geyser Basin ©
West Thumb Geyser Basin

few
hours
Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City
Utah's capital and most populous city, Salt Lake City boasts a small-town feel, big-city amenities, and plenty of nature on its doorstep.
To see photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Salt Lake City trip planner.

Getting from Yellowstone National Park to Salt Lake City by combination of taxi and flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Yellowstone National Park in October, with highs in Salt Lake City at 65°F and lows at 43°F. On the 11th (Wed), you'll travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Outdoors Parks Tours

3
days
Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Tuolumne Meadows and Tioga Pass. Escape the urban bustle at Sentinel Dome and Bridalveil Fall. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at El Capitan, don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lembert Dome, and get to know the fascinating history of Big Trees Lodge, National Historic Landmark.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park vacation builder.

Traveling by combination of flight, bus, and taxi from Salt Lake City to Yosemite National Park takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Salt Lake City to Yosemite National Park is minus 1 hour. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Salt Lake City in October since evenings lows in Yosemite National Park dip to 29°F. You will have some time to spend on the 14th (Sat) before leaving for Oakland.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Bridalveil Fall ©
Bridalveil Fall
El Capitan ©
El Capitan
Tioga Pass ©
Tioga Pass

2
days
Oakland

Oakland ©
Oakland is a major West Coast port city in the U.S. On the 14th (Sat), kick back and relax at Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve. On the 15th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Rosie the Riveter/World War II Home Front National Historical Park and then look for all kinds of wild species at Muir Woods National Monument.

To see more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Oakland trip builder.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to Oakland takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and subway. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in October, plan for somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Oakland: temperatures range from 71°F by day to 52°F at night. On the 16th (Mon), you'll travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Oakland

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve, Rosie the Riveter/World War II Home Front National Historical Park, Muir Woods National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve ©
Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument

3
days
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Get a sense of the local culture at Getty Center The Publications and Griffith Observatory. Relax by the water at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Santa Monica Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Los Angeles: Crystal Cove (in Laguna Beach), Mission San Juan Capistrano (in San Juan Capistrano) and Malibu (El Matador State Beach & Zuma Beach). Next up on the itinerary: take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, buy something for everyone on your list at The Grove, don't miss a visit to Hollywood Walk of Fame, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Venice Canals Walkway.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Oakland to Los Angeles in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Oakland in October, things will get a bit warmer in Los Angeles: highs are around 81°F and lows about 62°F. You'll set off for Grand Canyon National Park on the 19th (Thu).

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Malibu, Mission San Juan Capistrano, Crystal Cove
Highlights from your plan
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Santa Monica Pier
Santa Monica Pier
Hollywood Walk of Fame
Hollywood Walk of Fame

1
day
Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park ©
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 19th (Thu), get great views at Powell Point, take some stellar pictures from Lookout Studio, and then get great views at Mather Point.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park trip generator.

You can drive from Los Angeles to Grand Canyon National Park in 7.5 hours. Traveling from Los Angeles to Grand Canyon National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Los Angeles in October, plan for little chillier days in Grand Canyon National Park, with highs around 66°F, while nights are cooler with lows around 31°F. On the 21st (Sat), you'll travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Mather Point ©
Mather Point
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail

few
hours
Santa Fe

Santa Fe ©
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.
To find maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Santa Fe trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Santa Fe in 7 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in October, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 39°F in Santa Fe. You will leave for Dallas on the 22nd (Sun).

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
San Miguel Chapel ©
San Miguel Chapel
Canyon Road ©
Canyon Road

1
day
Dallas

Dallas ©
One of the country's most popular shopping destinations, Dallas and its sprawling suburbs include more shopping centers per capita than any other urban center in America.
To find maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Dallas travel itinerary creator.

Fly from Santa Fe to Dallas in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Santa Fe to Dallas is 1 hour. Traveling from Santa Fe in October, you will find days in Dallas are a bit warmer (80°F), and nights are warmer (60°F). On the 24th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Dallas

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District, Bluebonnet Trail
Highlights from your plan
White Rock Lake Park ©
White Rock Lake Park
Pioneer Plaza ©
Pioneer Plaza

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