10 days in United States Itinerary

10 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States tour itinerary planner

Make it your trip
Drive
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McAllen
— 1 day
Fly
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Albuquerque
— 2 nights
Drive
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Santa Fe
— 2 nights
Drive
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Colorado Springs
— 1 night
Fly
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Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
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McAllen

— 1 day
McAllen is the twenty-first most populous city in Texas and the largest city in Hidalgo County, Texas, United States. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): grab your bike and head to Mission Hike & Bike Trails, then walk around McAllen's New Park & Spray Ground, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of Our Lady of San Juan Del Valle.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the McAllen trip planner.

Austin to McAllen is an approximately 5-hour car ride. You can also fly. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Austin in October; daily highs in McAllen reach 91°F and lows reach 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Albuquerque.

Things to do in McAllen

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Albuquerque

— 2 nights

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 20th (Tue), savor the flavors at Routes Bicycle Tours & Rentals and then soar above the sights with a balloon tour. On the 21st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn more about the world around you at Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, then see the interesting displays at New Mexico Steam Locomotive and Railroad Historical Society, then take a stroll through Albuquerque Old Town, and finally admire the striking features of Spaceship House.

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

The Route module can help you plan travel from McAllen to Albuquerque. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 1 hour. When traveling from McAllen in October, plan for a bit cooler days and much colder nights in Albuquerque: temperatures range from 73°F by day to 48°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can drive to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Outdoors · Tours · Breweries & Distilleries · Historic Sites

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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, admire the masterpieces at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, take in the exciting artwork at Mama's Minerals, then steep yourself in history at Loretto Chapel, and finally steep yourself in history at Santa Fe Plaza. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument, see the interesting displays at Museum of International Folk Art, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Canyon Road.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Santa Fe trip planner.

Traveling by car from Albuquerque to Santa Fe takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect little chillier evenings in Santa Fe when traveling from Albuquerque in October, with lows around 41°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Colorado Springs

— 1 night
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.
On the 24th (Sat), get to know the resident critters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, explore the world behind art at Michael Garman Museum & Gallery, and then stroll around Garden of the Gods.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Colorado Springs trip itinerary planning website.

Getting from Santa Fe to Colorado Springs by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Colorado Springs can reach 67°F, while at night they dip to 39°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums

Yellowstone National Park

— 4 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.
Take a break from Yellowstone National Park with a short trip to Grand Teton in Grand Teton National Park, about 1h 25 min away. There's lots more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, admire the sheer force of Upper Falls of the Yellowstone River, witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful, and hike along Observation Point Trail.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park trip builder app.

Getting from Colorado Springs to Yellowstone National Park by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus, train, shuttle, and taxi. Expect much colder weather when traveling from Colorado Springs in October: highs in Yellowstone National Park hover around 47°F, while lows dip to 25°F. On the 28th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
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.

New Mexico travel guide

4.1
Specialty Museums · Geologic Formations · Historic Walking Areas
Land of Enchantment
New Mexico is a land of distinctive regional cuisine and a thriving art scene, centered around the state's cosmopolitan urban centers. Once a Spanish colony claimed by 16th-century conquistadores, New Mexico remains the home of a large Spanish-speaking population and plenty of historical places to visit. The state also contains many Native American communities, sheltering a traditional way of life irretrievably lost in most other places in the country. With large tracts of sparsely inhabited land, the state is a great vacation destination for those who want to discover one of the world's last truly untamed regions, interspersed by only a few ancient pueblos and centuries-old missionary churches.