10 days in United States Itinerary

10 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States travel route planner

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Salt Lake City
— Few hours
Drive
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Moab
— 1 night
Drive
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Mesa Verde National Park
— Few hours
Fly
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Denver
— 1 night
Fly to Dallas Fort Worth International Airport, Drive to Denton
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Denton
— 1 night
Drive
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Fort Worth
— Few hours
Drive
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Houston
— 1 night
Fly
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Amarillo
— 1 night
Drive
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly
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Salt Lake City
— 1 day

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Salt Lake City

Crossroads of the West

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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): take in the exciting artwork at Art at the Main Gallery.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Salt Lake City trip builder site.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Salt Lake City. In October, plan for daily highs up to 68°F, and evening lows to 46°F. On the 9th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Moab.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Shopping · Museums
Highlights from your trip

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Moab

Red Desert

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
For photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Moab road trip planning website.

Getting from Salt Lake City to Moab by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of train and car. In October in Moab, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 42°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 10th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Mesa Verde National Park.

Things to do in Moab

Parks · Trails · Outdoors
Highlights from your trip

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Mesa Verde National Park

Whereas most national parks are primarily devoted to showcasing unique and special landscapes, Mesa Verde National Park focuses on ancient human habitation.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): explore the ancient world of Balcony House.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Mesa Verde National Park driving holiday planning tool.

Traveling by car from Moab to Mesa Verde National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, and taxi. Traveling from Moab in October, Mesa Verde National Park is a bit cooler at night with lows of 34°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel to Denver.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

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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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Denver Zoo, then see the interesting displays at Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art, and then take an in-depth tour of Littleton Museum.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Denver journey maker app.

Traveling by flight from Mesa Verde National Park to Denver takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Mesa Verde National Park in October, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 40°F in Denver. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Denton.

Things to do in Denver

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

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Denton

Denton is a city in and the county seat of Denton County, Texas. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): stop by Atomic Candy.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Denton trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Denver to Denton. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Denver to Denton. Traveling from Denver in October, expect Denton to be somewhat warmer, temps between 81°F and 56°F. On the 12th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Fort Worth.

Things to do in Denton

Shopping
Highlights from your trip

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Fort Worth

Where the West Begins

Advertising itself as the place where the American West begins, Fort Worth stubbornly clings to its cowboy roots, making it a distinctly different town from most other urban centers of its size.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): get to know the resident critters at Fort Worth Zoo.

To plan Fort Worth vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

You can drive from Denton to Fort Worth in an hour. In October, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Houston.

Things to do in Fort Worth

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your trip

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Houston

Bayou City

Although urban sprawl remains synonymous with Houston, most of the city's tourist attractions lie within the relatively small downtown area, surrounded by diverse neighborhoods housing the nation's biggest African-American, Asian-American, and Latino communities.
To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Houston trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from Fort Worth to Houston takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Fort Worth in October, Houston is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 67°F. You will leave for Amarillo on the 13th (Tue).

Things to do in Houston

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Nightlife

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Amarillo

Yellow Rose of Texas

Known as "The Yellow Rose of Texas," Amarillo was once a series of ranches.
To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Amarillo trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Houston to Amarillo takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Houston in October, you will find days in Amarillo are little chillier (75°F), and nights are colder (47°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Amarillo

Outdoors · Museums · Tours

Side Trip

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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.
On the 15th (Thu), trek along South Kaibab Trail, get great views at Powell Point, and then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park day trip app.

Traveling by car from Amarillo to Grand Canyon National Park takes 10.5 hours. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Amarillo in October, things will get slightly colder in Grand Canyon National Park: highs are around 66°F and lows about 31°F. You will leave for Las Vegas on the 16th (Fri).

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

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Las Vegas

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): make a trip to Fountains of Bellagio.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas holiday planner.

Drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas. While traveling from Grand Canyon National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Las Vegas, ranging from highs of 82°F to lows of 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Nature · Museums

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Salt Lake City

Crossroads of the West

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Salt Lake City online trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to Salt Lake City takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Las Vegas to Salt Lake City, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Las Vegas in October, expect Salt Lake City to be a bit cooler, temps between 68°F and 46°F. On the 18th (Sun), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Fun & Games

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.