15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

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Route & dates

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Fort Myers
— 3 nights
2
Arches National Park
— 2 nights
3
Capitol Reef National Park
— 2 nights
4
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
5
Canyonlands National Park
— 1 night
6
Mesa Verde National Park
— 3 nights

3
nights
Fort Myers

Fort Myers ©
Venture out of the city with trips to Fort Myers Beach (in Fort Myers Beach), The Ringling (in Sarasota) and Siesta Key (Silver City Sarasota & Siesta Beach).

For more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Fort Myers holiday builder website.

Orlando to Fort Myers is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around °F in October, and nighttime lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Arches National Park.

Things to do in Fort Myers

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Siesta Key, Matlacha Community Park, Fort Myers Beach, Naples Pier, Dolphin & Whale Watching
Highlights from your plan
Naples Pier ©
Naples Pier
Siesta Beach ©
Siesta Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching

2
nights
Arches National Park

Arches National Park ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): cruise along Arches National Park Scenic Drive, thenexplore the striking landscape at Windows, thenexplore the striking landscape at Double Arch, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Turret Arch. On the next day, don't miss a visit to Wolfe Ranch, thendon't miss a visit to Delicate Arch, thenstroll through Fiery Furnace, and finally explore the striking landscape at Sand Dune Arch.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Arches National Park itinerary app.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Fort Myers to Arches National Park in 11.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Fort Myers in October: highs in Arches National Park hover around °F, while lows dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to drive to Capitol Reef National Park.

Things to do in Arches National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Delicate Arch ©
Delicate Arch
Double Arch ©
Double Arch
Fiery Furnace ©
Fiery Furnace

2
nights
Capitol Reef National Park

Capitol Reef National Park ©
Capitol Reef National Park takes its name from a particularly rugged and scenic section of the Waterpocket Fold, a geologic "wrinkle" stretching for 160 km (100 mi) along a dry plateau surrounded by white Navajo sandstone cliffs and domes, and red canyons, buttes, and rock bridges.
On the 13th (Tue), take in breathtaking views at Little Wild Horse Canyon, trek along Capitol Gorge Trail, and then stroll through Chimney Rock Trail. On your second day here, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Capitol Reef National Park .

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Capitol Reef National Park travel route site.

Drive from Arches National Park to Capitol Reef National Park in 3.5 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Arches National Park in October; daily highs in Capitol Reef National Park reach °F and lows reach °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Capitol Reef National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Little Wild Horse Canyon
Highlights from your plan
Little Wild Horse Canyon ©
Little Wild Horse Canyon
Capitol Reef National Park ©
Capitol Reef National Park

3
nights
Bryce Canyon National Park

Bryce Canyon National Park ©
You can find hoodoos--rock pillars formed by erosion--all around the world, but those of Bryce Canyon National Park remain the standard bearers thanks to their bright red color, tall stature, and arrangement in large amphitheaters.
Spend the 16th (Fri) exploring nature at Peek-A-Boo Loop. Next up on the itinerary: trek along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop, get great views at Sunset Point, stroll through Queen's Garden Trail, and take in panoramic vistas at Bryce Point.

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Getting from Capitol Reef National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park by car takes about 2.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to drive to Canyonlands National Park.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop ©
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop
Inspiration Point ©
Inspiration Point
Navajo Loop Trail ©
Navajo Loop Trail

1
night
Canyonlands National Park

Canyonlands National Park ©
Canyonlands National Park features myriad canyons and buttes that the Colorado River, Green River, and their tributaries have carved over millions of years in hues of red and orange.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): get great views at Grand View Point Overlook, thentake in the dramatic natural features at Mesa Arch, and then explore the striking landscape at Island in the Sky.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Canyonlands National Park trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Bryce Canyon National Park to Canyonlands National Park takes 5.5 hours. Traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in October, things will get somewhat warmer in Canyonlands National Park: highs are around °F and lows about °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can go by car to Mesa Verde National Park.

Things to do in Canyonlands National Park

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Mesa Arch ©
Mesa Arch
Grand View Point Overlook ©
Grand View Point Overlook

3
nights
Mesa Verde National Park

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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): hike along Nordenskiold #16 Trail, delve into the distant past at Long House, thendon't miss a visit to Step House, and finally stroll through Prater Ridge Trail. On the 20th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Park Point, thensteep yourself in history at Balcony House, thendelve into the distant past at Cliff Palace, and finally delve into the distant past at Far View Sites.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Mesa Verde National Park day trip planning site.

Drive from Canyonlands National Park to Mesa Verde National Park in 5 hours. Traveling from Canyonlands National Park in October, plan for slightly colder nights in Mesa Verde National Park, with lows around °F. You will leave for home on the 21st (Wed).

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Long House ©
Long House
Balcony House ©
Balcony House
Cliff Palace ©
Cliff Palace

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