10 days in United States Itinerary

10 days in United States Itinerary

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Dallas
— 1 day
Fly to Grand Junction, Drive to Arches National Park
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Arches National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Crested Butte
— 1 night
Drive
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Ouray
— 2 nights
Drive
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Telluride
— 1 night
Drive
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Durango
— 1 night
Drive
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Santa Fe
— 1 night
Fly
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Carlsbad Caverns National Park
— 1 night
Fly

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Dallas

— 1 day

Big D

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.
On the 6th (Thu), head outdoors with Frisco RoughRiders, examine the collection at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, and then stop by Wild Bill's Western Store.

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The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Dallas. In August, daily temperatures in Dallas can reach 96°F, while at night they dip to 78°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel to Arches National Park.

Things to do in Dallas

Museums · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trip

Arches National Park

— 1 night

A Red Rock Wonderland

Mother Nature kept reaching for red when she painted Arches National Park's 2,000 sandstone arches, resulting in one of the country's more distinctly shaped and colored landscapes.
On the 7th (Fri), cruise along Arches National Park Scenic Drive, explore the striking landscape at Double Arch, and then explore the striking landscape at Landscape Arch.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Arches National Park trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Dallas to Arches National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Dallas to Arches National Park is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Dallas in August, Arches National Park is little chillier at night with lows of 63°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel to Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park.

Things to do in Arches National Park

Outdoors · Nature · Parks · Trails

Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park

— 1 night
The Gunnison River has been hard at work over the past two million years, carving out the sheer cliffs and towering spires that today make up Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): explore the stunning scenery at Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Arches National Park to Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park takes 4 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Arches National Park in August, with highs in Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park at 85°F and lows at 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can drive to Crested Butte.

Things to do in Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park

Nature · Parks
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Crested Butte

— 1 night
Crested Butte is a home rule municipality in Gunnison County, Colorado, United States. On the 9th (Sun), see a world frozen in time at Crested Butte Mountain Resort, trek along Lower Loop Mountain Bike Trail, and then cruise along Kebler Pass.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Crested Butte trip itinerary planning site.

Drive from Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park to Crested Butte in 2 hours. Traveling from Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park in August, expect Crested Butte to be slightly colder, temps between 75°F and 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel to Ouray.

Things to do in Crested Butte

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Historic Sites

Ouray

— 2 nights
Ouray is a Home Rule Municipality that is the county seat and the most populous city of Ouray County, Colorado, United States. On the 10th (Mon), get engrossed in the history at Ridgway Visitors Center and Railroad Museum, head outdoors with Imogene Pass, then contemplate the long history of Yankee Girl Mine, and finally hike along Cascade Falls Park. Here are some ideas for day two: trek along Perimeter Trail and then see Off-Road Tours.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Ouray online road trip planner.

You can drive from Crested Butte to Ouray in 2.5 hours. When traveling from Crested Butte in August, plan for slightly colder days in Ouray, with highs around 70°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Telluride.

Things to do in Ouray

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Tours

Side Trip

Telluride

— 1 night
The town of Telluride is the county seat and most populous town of San Miguel County in the southwestern portion of the U.S. state of Colorado. Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): head outdoors with Telluride Outside, take in the dramatic scenery at Cornet Creek Falls, and then see Off-Road Tours.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Telluride trip itinerary tool.

Getting from Ouray to Telluride by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 70°F in August, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Durango.

Things to do in Telluride

Outdoors · Tours · Nature · Parks

Durango

— 1 night
Originally a frontier mining town, Durango is known today for its scenic setting, outdoor activities, and the 1880s steam-powered railway that takes visitors through sections of the mountains where roads don't reach.
On the 13th (Thu), see Off-Road Tours.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Durango day trip tool.

Traveling by car from Telluride to Durango takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and shuttle. When traveling from Telluride in August, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Durango: temperatures range from 82°F by day to 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Durango

Outdoors · Tours
Highlights from your trip

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.
On the 14th (Fri), admire the masterpieces at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, view the masterpieces at Mama's Minerals, take in the spiritual surroundings of Loretto Chapel, then take in nature's colorful creations at Santa Fe Botanical Garden, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Canyon Road.

For where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Santa Fe trip builder.

Drive from Durango to Santa Fe in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Durango in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Santa Fe, with lows of 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to fly to Carlsbad Caverns National Park.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Shopping

Carlsbad Caverns National Park

— 1 night
The canyons, cacti, and thorny bushes of the southern New Mexico desert hide one of the U.S.'s great subterranean geological wonders, Carlsbad Caverns National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): explore the fascinating underground world of King's Palace and then explore the fascinating underground world of Big Room.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Carlsbad Caverns National Park trip builder tool.

You can fly from Santa Fe to Carlsbad Caverns National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Santa Fe in August, expect Carlsbad Caverns National Park to be somewhat warmer, temps between 94°F and 69°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Carlsbad Caverns National Park

Nature · Parks
Highlights from your trip

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Beaches
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.