10 days in United States Itinerary

10 days in United States Itinerary

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Salt Lake City
— 1 night
Drive
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Moab
— 3 nights
Drive
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Mesa Verde National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Amarillo
— 1 night
Fly
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Fort Worth
— 1 night
Drive
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Houston
— 1 night
Fly

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Salt Lake City

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Provo City Center Temple, explore the stunning scenery at Provo Canyon, and then cast your line with Rocky Mountain Outfitters. Here are some ideas for day two: cruise along Guardsman Pass Scenic Backway, test your problem-solving skills at Escape Room Park City, and then explore the stunning scenery at Big Cottonwood Canyon.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Salt Lake City trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Salt Lake City. In October in Salt Lake City, expect temperatures between 68°F during the day and 46°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Moab.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Nature · Outdoors · Parks · Adventure

Side Trips

Moab

— 3 nights

Red Desert

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Family-friendly places like Arches National Park and Dead Horse Point State Park will thrill your kids. When in Moab, make a side trip to see Mesa Arch in Canyonlands National Park, approximately Canyonlands National Park away. There's lots more to do: see Off-Road Tours, grab your bike and head to Poison Spider Trail, stroll through Bike Fiend, and identify plant and animal life at Deep Desert Expeditions.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Moab road trip planning site.

You can drive from Salt Lake City to Moab in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of train and car. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in October, and nighttime lows around 42°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can go by car to Mesa Verde National Park.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Trails

Side Trip

Mesa Verde National Park

— 1 night
Whereas most national parks are primarily devoted to showcasing unique and special landscapes, Mesa Verde National Park focuses on ancient human habitation.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): explore the ancient world of Long House, steep yourself in history at Balcony House, and then explore the ancient world of Cliff Palace.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Mesa Verde National Park holiday planner.

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. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Mesa Verde National Park when traveling from Moab in October, with lows around 34°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Amarillo.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Historic Sites

Amarillo

— 1 night

Yellow Rose of Texas

Known as "The Yellow Rose of Texas," Amarillo was once a series of ranches.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): trot along with Palo Duro Riding Stables, see the interesting displays at Jack Sisemore Traveland RV Museum, and then make a trip to Second Amendment Cowboy.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Amarillo trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Mesa Verde National Park to Amarillo takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Mesa Verde National Park to Amarillo. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Mesa Verde National Park in October, with highs in Amarillo at 75°F and lows at 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Fort Worth.

Things to do in Amarillo

Museums · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Fort Worth

— 1 night

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 your trip to Fort Worth by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by flight from Amarillo to Fort Worth takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, Fort Worth is somewhat warmer than Amarillo - with highs of 82°F and lows of 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to drive to Houston.

Things to do in Fort Worth

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Houston

— 1 night

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.
On the 18th (Sun), explore the different monuments and memorials at Glenwood Cemetery and then see the interesting displays at Space Center Houston.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Houston vacation maker site.

Traveling by car from Fort Worth to Houston takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Houston when traveling from Fort Worth in October, with lows around 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Houston

Museums · Historic Sites

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.