10 days in United States Itinerary

10 days in United States Itinerary

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10 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Pickens
Drive + Fly:  8​h
1
Saint Louis
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
2
Omaha
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  7​h 15​min
3
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Grand Teton National Park
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  6​h
5
Moab
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  4​h 45​min
6
Colorado Springs
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
7
Branson
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  7​h 15​min
End: Pickens

1
night
Saint Louis

Saint Louis ©
Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): get to know the resident critters at Saint Louis Zoo and then get a taste of the local shopping with Missouri Artists on Main Gallery. On the next day, look for all kinds of wild species at Sachs Butterfly House, see the interesting displays at City Museum, then stop by Herbaria, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Saint Louis vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Pickens to Saint Louis is an approximately 8-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 72°F in October, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can travel to Omaha.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums

Side Trips

Sachs Butterfly House, Missouri Artists on Main Gallery
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis ©
Saint Louis Zoo ©
Saint Louis Zoo
City Museum ©
City Museum

1
night
Omaha

Omaha ©
A major transportation hub, Omaha was once considered little more than a stopping point on a pioneer's journey west.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): wander the streets of Old Market, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Henry Doorly Zoo, and then get a new perspective on nature at Mangelsen Images of Nature Gallery.

For reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Omaha trip itinerary builder app .

You can fly from Saint Louis to Omaha in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Saint Louis in October, you will find days in Omaha are little chillier (67°F), and nights are about the same (45°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Omaha

Shopping Nightlife Neighborhoods
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Henry Doorly Zoo ©
Henry Doorly Zoo
Old Market ©
Old Market
Mangelsen Images of Nature Gallery ©

2
nights
Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): admire the sheer force of Gibbon Falls, then take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lone Star Geyser, and finally take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at Fishing Bridge General Store, then look for all kinds of wild species at Lamar Valley, and then take in the awesome beauty at Old Gardiner Road.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park day trip planner .

Do a combination of flight and car from Omaha to Yellowstone National Park in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and car; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Omaha in October, things will get cooler in Yellowstone National Park: highs are around 47°F and lows about 25°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Lone Star Geyser ©
Lone Star Geyser
Lamar Valley ©
Lamar Valley
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful

1
night
Grand Teton National Park

Grand Teton National Park ©
The peaks of Grand Teton National Park aren't the highest in the world, but they sit atop what might be nature's archetypes for mountains.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): take a memorable drive along 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive and then look for all kinds of wild species at Grand Teton.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Grand Teton National Park trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Yellowstone National Park to Grand Teton National Park takes 1.5 hours. When traveling from Yellowstone National Park in October, plan for somewhat warmer days in Grand Teton National Park, with highs around 55°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 28°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Moab.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Wildlife Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton

1
night
Moab

Moab ©
The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): take in the dramatic natural features at Double Arch and then stroll through Arches National Park.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Moab day trip tool .

Do a combination of flight and car from Grand Teton National Park to Moab in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Grand Teton National Park in October, with highs in Moab at 71°F and lows at 42°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors Trails Parks

Side Trip

Double Arch
Highlights from your plan
Arches National Park ©
Arches National Park
Double Arch ©
Double Arch

1
night
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.
On the 8th (Thu), learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, get in on the family fun at North Pole - Santa's Workshop, and then walk around Garden of the Gods.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Colorado Springs travel route builder site .

Getting from Moab to Colorado Springs by combination of car and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In October in Colorado Springs, expect temperatures between 67°F during the day and 39°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel to Branson.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks

Side Trip

North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop
Highlights from your plan
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

1
night
Branson

Branson ©
Nestled in Missouri's beautiful Ozark Mountains lies one of the country's most attractive vacation towns for year-round family entertainment.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church, stop by The Copper Coin, and then cool off at Silver Dollar City.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Branson vacation planner.

You can fly from Colorado Springs to Branson in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Colorado Springs to Branson due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Colorado Springs in October, Branson is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Branson

Theme Parks Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Silver Dollar City ©
Silver Dollar City
Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church ©
The Copper Coin ©
The Copper Coin

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