12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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Castle Rock
— Few hours
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Zion National Park
— 4 nights
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Arches National Park
— 1 night
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Palm Springs
— 1 night
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San Diego
— 3 nights
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Phoenix
— 2 nights

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Castle Rock

Castle Rock ©
Castle Rock is an affluent home rule municipality that is the county seat of Douglas County, Colorado, United States. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): hike along Mini Incline and then push the limits with Castle Rock Zip Line Tours.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Castle Rock trip planner.

Denver to Castle Rock is an approximately 1-hour car ride. Traveling from Denver in October, expect Castle Rock to be little chillier, temps between 61°F and 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Castle Rock

Outdoors · Adventure · Tours · Parks
Highlights from your trip
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Adrenaline / Extreme Tour
Castle Rock Zip Line Tours
4.8
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Hiking Trail
Mini Incline
5.0

4
nights
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like The Narrows and Observation Point. Spend the 4th (Sun) exploring nature at Zion National Park. It doesn't end there: stroll through Angel's Landing and cruise along Zion Canyon Scenic Drive.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Zion National Park trip app.

Traveling by flight from Castle Rock to Zion National Park takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and car. While traveling from Castle Rock, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Zion National Park, ranging from highs of 74°F to lows of 36°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Arches National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
Highlights from your trip
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Must see
The Narrows
4.9
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National Park
Zion National Park
4.7
Must see
Observation Point
5.0

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night
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.
On the 7th (Wed), take in the dramatic natural features at Turret Arch, then take in the dramatic natural features at Double Arch, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Windows. Here are some ideas for day two: cruise along Arches National Park Scenic Drive, tour the pleasant surroundings at Delicate Arch, and then stroll through Fiery Furnace.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Arches National Park online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Zion National Park to Arches National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and car; or do a combination of flight and car. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Zion National Park in October since evenings lows in Arches National Park dip to 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Palm Springs.

Things to do in Arches National Park

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Trails
Highlights from your trip
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Geologic Formation
Delicate Arch
4.9
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Geologic Formation
Double Arch
4.9
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Geologic Formation
Fiery Furnace
4.8

1
night
Palm Springs

Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): explore the stunning scenery at Tahquitz Canyon, then test your problem-solving skills at Escape Room Palm Springs, then contemplate the long history of Elvis Honeymoon Hideaway, and finally see Off-Road Tours.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Palm Springs trip maker app.

You can fly from Arches National Park to Palm Springs in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Arches National Park in October, with highs in Palm Springs at 92°F and lows at 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Palm Springs

Outdoors · Tours · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
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Off-Road Tour
Off-Road Tours
4.8
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Room Escape Game
Escape Room Palm Springs
4.9

3
nights
San Diego

San Diego ©

America's Finest City

Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
Kids will enjoy San Diego Zoo and Maritime Museum of San Diego. The adventure continues: examine the collection at USS Midway Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Building and Lily Pond, let the kids burn off some steam at Balboa Park, and get in on the family fun at SeaWorld San Diego.

To see more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read San Diego route app.

Drive from Palm Springs to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Palm Springs in October, plan for a bit cooler days in San Diego, with highs around 78°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel to Phoenix.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Theme Parks · Museums
Highlights from your trip
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Must see
San Diego Zoo
4.5
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Must see
USS Midway Museum
4.8

2
nights
Phoenix

Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. On the 13th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Musical Instrument Museum and then take a memorable tour with Tours. Keep things going the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Desert Botanical Garden and then take a memorable tour with Riverbound Sports.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Phoenix trip planner.

Traveling by flight from San Diego to Phoenix takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Diego to Phoenix, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from San Diego in October: highs in Phoenix hover around 91°F, while lows dip to 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Phoenix

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Museums

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Off-Road Tours
4.9
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Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Riverbound Sports
5.0

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