13 days in United States Itinerary

13 days in United States Itinerary

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Boulder
— 1 night
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Arches National Park
— 1 night
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Moab
— 2 nights
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
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Las Vegas
— 1 night
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Joshua Tree National Park
— 1 night
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Sedona
— 1 night
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Santa Fe
— 1 night
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Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve
— 1 night
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Denver
— Few hours

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Boulder

Boulder ©

Berkeley of the Rockies

Located in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, Boulder is a busy college town known for its progressive values and natural resource conservation.
On the 29th (Tue), explore the landscape on two wheels at Valmont Bike Park.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Boulder tour itinerary builder website.

New York City to Boulder is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and car. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 2 hours. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from New York City in September since evenings lows in Boulder dip to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Arches National Park.

Things to do in Boulder

Trails · Outdoors · Parks
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Biking Trail
Valmont Bike Park
4.8

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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.
You've now added Canyonlands Ballooning to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 30th (Wed): take in the dramatic natural features at Tunnel Arch, take in the dramatic natural features at Pine Tree Arch, then explore the striking landscape at Turret Arch, then soar above the sights with Canyonlands Ballooning, and finally explore the striking landscape at Courthouse Towers.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Arches National Park itinerary builder tool.

You can fly from Boulder to Arches National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Boulder in September, expect nights in Arches National Park to be about the same, around 55°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 84°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can drive to Moab.

Things to do in Arches National Park

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

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Geologic Formation
Tunnel Arch
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Balloon Ride
Canyonlands Ballooning
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Geologic Formation
Courthouse Towers
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Moab

Moab ©

Red Desert

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): see the interesting displays at Moab Museum of Film and Western Heritage, then cruise along Colorado Riverway Recreation Area, then trek along Grandstaff Canyon Trail, and finally grab your bike and head to Bike Fiend. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri): take in the dramatic natural features at Wilson's Arch, then take a memorable drive along La Sal Mountain Loop, then learn about winemaking at Spanish Valley Vineyards and Winery, and finally grab your bike and head to Slickrock Bike Trail.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Moab route planner.

You can drive from Arches National Park to Moab in an hour. Another option is to drive. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in September, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Scenic Drive
Highlights from your trip

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): stroll around Indian Garden, take in breathtaking views at Inner Canyon, then don't miss a visit to Grand Canyon Railway Depot, then take a pleasant ride with Canyon Trail Rides, and finally explore the stunning scenery at Yavapai Point.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park tour planner.

Getting from Moab to Grand Canyon National Park by car takes about 5.5 hours. Traveling from Moab in October, things will get a bit cooler in Grand Canyon National Park: highs are around 66°F and lows about 31°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can go by car to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours
Highlights from your trip
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Canyon
Inner Canyon
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Canyon
Yavapai Point
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Architectural Building
Grand Canyon Railway Depot
4.2

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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.
On the 4th (Sun), get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas day trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas takes 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. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in October, expect nights in Las Vegas to be much hotter, around 60°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 82°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can go by car to Joshua Tree National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Highlights from your trip

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Joshua Tree National Park

Joshua Tree National Park ©
Joshua Tree National Park takes its name from the Joshua tree, a twisted, spiky tree with bayonet-shaped leaves at the top that's one of the few plant species hardy enough to thrive in the extreme climate of the Mojave Desert.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): cruise along Geology Tour Road, explore the fascinating landscape at Cottonwood Spring Oasis, and then make a trip to Arch Rock.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Joshua Tree National Park route planner.

You can drive from Las Vegas to Joshua Tree National Park in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, bus, and car; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in October, and nighttime lows around 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can drive to Sedona.

Things to do in Joshua Tree National Park

Nature · Scenic Drive · Outdoors · Parks
Highlights from your trip
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Landmark
Arch Rock
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Sedona

Sedona ©

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
On the 6th (Tue), delve into the lush surroundings at Munds Wagon Trail, then trek along Margs Draw Trail, then hike along Little Horse Trail, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Village Gallery of Local Artists.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Sedona day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Joshua Tree National Park to Sedona takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Joshua Tree National Park to Sedona due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Joshua Tree National Park, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Sedona, ranging from highs of 77°F to lows of 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to drive to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Sedona

Trails · Outdoors · Parks · Nature
Highlights from your trip

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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 7th (Wed): see a world frozen in time at Madrid Ghost Town and then learn about winemaking at Gruet Winery.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Santa Fe holiday planner.

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Sedona to Santa Fe takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Sedona in October, with highs in Santa Fe at 69°F and lows at 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites · Wineries

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
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Winery / Vineyard
Gruet Winery
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Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): explore the activities along Little Medano Creek.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve trip builder tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Santa Fe to Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve. Traveling from Santa Fe in October, expect a bit cooler with lows of 27°F in Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel to Denver.

Things to do in Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve

Nature · Parks

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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.
To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Denver trip app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve to Denver. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Denver when traveling from Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve in October, with lows around 40°F. On the 9th (Fri), you're off to home.

Things to do in Denver

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Nightlife

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