10 days in United States Itinerary

10 days in United States Itinerary

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Drive
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Santa Fe
— 1 night
Drive
2
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
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Shuttle to Page, AZ-Colorado River Discovery Office, Shuttle to St. George. UT-Mavericks, Shuttle to Zion National Park
3
Zion National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
4
Arches National Park
— 1 night
Fly
5
Denver
— 1 night
Drive
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Colorado Springs
— Few hours
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Santa Fe

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 3rd (Sat): shop like a local with Nedra Matteucci Galleries, then steep yourself in history at El Santuario de Chimayo, and then trek along Tsankawi prehistoic site - bandelier national monument. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of El Rancho de las Golondrinas, take in the spiritual surroundings of Loretto Chapel, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Miguel Chapel.

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

Springdale to Santa Fe is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect slightly colder evenings in Santa Fe when traveling from Springdale in October, with lows around 41°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

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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.
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You can drive from Santa Fe to Grand Canyon National Park in 7.5 hours. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Santa Fe in October since evenings lows in Grand Canyon National Park dip to 31°F. On the 5th (Mon), you're off to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Trails

3
nights
Zion National Park

Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
Visiting Temple of Sinawava Trail and Hidden Canyon will get you outdoors. Explore hidden gems such as Watchman Trail and Pa'rus Trail. Next up on the itinerary: hike along Kayenta Trail, stroll through Riverside Walk, and cruise along Zion-Mt. Carmel Tunnel.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Zion National Park trip site.

Traveling by shuttle from Grand Canyon National Park to Zion National Park takes 10 hours. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in October, plan for a bit warmer days in Zion National Park, with highs around 74°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 36°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can go by car to Arches National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Scenic Drive

1
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Arches National Park

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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): explore the striking landscape at Tunnel Arch, explore the striking landscape at Pine Tree Arch, take in the dramatic natural features at Double Arch, then take in the dramatic natural features at Turret Arch, and finally trek along Pine Tree Arch Trail.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Arches National Park day trip planning tool.

Getting from Zion National Park to Arches National Park by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, bus, and car; or do a combination of flight and car. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Arches National Park when traveling from Zion National Park in October, with lows around 42°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel to Denver.

Things to do in Arches National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

1
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Denver

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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, hike along Mount Falcon Castle Trail, then explore the activities along Evergreen Lake, and finally get engrossed in the history at Golden History Museum & Park. On your second day here, steep yourself in history at Center for Colorado Women's History at the Byers-Evans House, see the interesting displays at Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art, and then see the interesting displays at National Ballpark Museum.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Denver route planner.

Traveling by flight from Arches National Park to Denver takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. October in Denver sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 40°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can go by car to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Denver

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

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Colorado Springs

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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): take in the exciting artwork at Commonwheel Artists Co-op.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Colorado Springs trip planner.

You can drive from Denver to Colorado Springs in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in October, and nighttime lows around 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

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United States travel guide

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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.