10 days in United States Itinerary

10 days in United States Itinerary

Déborah Pérez

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Santa Fe
— 2 nights
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 day
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Zion National Park
— 1 day
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Arches National Park
— 1 night
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Denver
— 2 nights
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Colorado Springs
— 2 nights

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Santa Fe

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): view the masterpieces at Nedra Matteucci Galleries, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Miguel Chapel, take in the pleasant sights at Keshi, then explore the world behind art at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, and finally examine the collection at The Harrell House Bug Museum.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our 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 difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Santa Fe when traveling from Springdale in October, with lows around 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Santa Fe

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San Miguel Chapel
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Scenic Walking Area
Keshi
4.9

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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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): walk around Indian Garden, then take in breathtaking views at Inner Canyon, and then explore the stunning scenery at Yavapai Point.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park trip planner.

Getting from Santa Fe to Grand Canyon National Park by car takes about 7.5 hours. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Santa Fe in October since evenings lows in Grand Canyon National Park dip to 31°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Nature
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Canyon
Inner Canyon
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Canyon
Yavapai Point
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Zion National Park

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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): hike along Kayenta Trail, then hike along Temple of Sinawava Trail, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Riverside Walk.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Zion National Park trip itinerary planner.

You can take a shuttle from Grand Canyon National Park to Zion National Park in 10 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in October, expect nights in Zion National Park to be about the same, around 36°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can drive to Arches National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Trails · Outdoors · Parks
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Hiking Trail
Riverside Walk
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Arches National Park

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 6th (Tue): take in the dramatic natural features at Tunnel Arch, take in the dramatic natural features at Pine Tree Arch, then take in the dramatic natural features at Double Arch, then take in the dramatic natural features at Turret Arch, and finally hike along Pine Tree Arch Trail.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Arches National Park trip itinerary maker.

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. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Zion National Park in October since evenings lows in Arches National Park dip to 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Denver.

Things to do in Arches National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors
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Double Arch
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Geologic Formation
Tunnel Arch
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Geologic Formation
Pine Tree Arch
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Denver

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 7th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Colorado School of Mines Geology Museum, engage your brain at Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center, and then get engrossed in the history at Golden History Museum & Park. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at Museo De Las Americas, then examine the collection at Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art, then steep yourself in history at Center for Colorado Women's History at the Byers-Evans House, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Denver online vacation 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. In October in Denver, expect temperatures between 67°F during the day and 40°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Denver

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Colorado Springs

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.
For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Colorado Springs trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Denver to Colorado Springs takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of train and flight. In October in Colorado Springs, expect temperatures between 67°F during the day and 39°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Museums · Outdoors · Wildlife · Shopping

Side Trips

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Gift & Specialty Shop
Garden of the Gods Trading Post
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