16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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Taos
— 1 night
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Arches National Park
— 1 night
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Glacier National Park
— 1 night
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Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
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Ponca
— 1 night
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Kansas City
— 2 nights
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Austin
— 3 nights

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Taos

Taos ©
Many residents have shunned fast-paced city living for Taos's laid-back vibe and blend of Spanish, Native American, and Anglo cultures.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): view the masterpieces at Taos Clay Studio, then snap pictures at Rio Grande Gorge Bridge, and then pause for some photo ops at Rio Grande del Norte National Monument.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Taos driving holiday tool.

Austin to Taos is an approximately 15.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Austin in October, things will get cooler in Taos: highs are around 65°F and lows about 33°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel to Arches National Park.

Things to do in Taos

Shopping · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Taos Clay Studio ©
Taos Clay Studio
Rio Grande Gorge Bridge ©
Rio Grande Gorge Bridge
Rio Grande del Norte National Monument ©
Rio Grande del Norte National Monument

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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.
On the 18th (Sun), cruise along Arches National Park Scenic Drive, tour the pleasant surroundings at Double Arch, then explore the striking landscape at Turret Arch, and finally explore the striking landscape at Fiery Furnace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Mon): take some stellar pictures from Lower Delicate Arch Viewpoint, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Delicate Arch, and then make a trip to Wolfe Ranch.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Arches National Park travel route planner.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Taos to Arches National Park in 8 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Traveling from Taos in October, expect Arches National Park to be a bit warmer, temps between 71°F and 42°F. On the 19th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Arches National Park

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

1
night
Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park ©

Crown of the Continent

The glaciers from which Glacier National Park takes its name mostly dissipated eons ago, but they left behind a scoured landscape of high and steep mountain peaks, sparkling lakes, lush alpine meadows, and thick forests.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): take some stellar pictures from Jackson Glacier Overlook and then take a memorable drive along Going-to-the-Sun Road.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Glacier National Park trip itinerary planning app.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Arches National Park to Glacier National Park in 9 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Arches National Park in October: high temperatures in Glacier National Park hover around 56°F and lows are around 31°F. On the 20th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Outdoors · Scenic Drive
Highlights from your plan
Going-to-the-Sun Road ©
Going-to-the-Sun Road
Jackson Glacier Overlook ©
Jackson Glacier Overlook

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Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, hike along Panorama Trail, get great views at Yosemite, Tunnel View, and don't miss a visit to Half Dome.

Discover how to plan a Yosemite National Park trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Glacier National Park to Yosemite National Park in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Glacier National Park to Yosemite National Park. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Glacier National Park in October: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 66°F, while lows dip to 28°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Ponca.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Half Dome ©
Half Dome
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove

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Ponca

Ponca ©
On the 26th (Mon), trek along Lost Valley Trail, then hike along Hawk's Bill Crag / Whitaker's Point Trailhead, and then identify plant and animal life at Arkansas Grand Canyon.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Ponca online trip itinerary builder.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Yosemite National Park to Ponca. The time zone difference when traveling from Yosemite National Park to Ponca is 2 hours. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in Ponca, ranging from highs of 73°F to lows of 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Kansas City.

Things to do in Ponca

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Wildlife

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Hawk's Bill Crag / Whitaker's Point Trailhead ©
Arkansas Grand Canyon ©
Arkansas Grand Canyon

2
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Kansas City

Kansas City ©

City of Fountains

The largest municipality in Missouri, Kansas City has an impressive array of world-class museums, shopping areas, and great places to eat, all of which attract tourism to the area.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Arabia Steamboat Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grace & Holy Trinity Cathedral, then bet on your favorite at Kansas Speedway, and finally get to know the resident critters at Deanna Rose Children's Farmstead. On the next day, steep yourself in history at Union Station, then get engrossed in the history at National WWI Museum and Memorial, then explore the world behind art at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Saint Peter.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Kansas City online itinerary planner.

Getting from Ponca to Kansas City by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. In October, daily temperatures in Kansas City can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Austin.

Things to do in Kansas City

Museums · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
National WWI Museum and Memorial ©
National WWI Museum and Memorial
The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art ©
The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
Arabia Steamboat Museum ©
Arabia Steamboat Museum

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Austin

Austin ©

Live Music Capital of the World

Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Get out of town with these interesting Austin side-trips: Barn Pottery (in New Braunfels) and Natural Bridge Caverns (in San Antonio). The adventure continues: get a sense of history and politics at Texas State Capitol, snap pictures at Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats, get great views at Mount Bonnell, and get engrossed in the history at Bullock Texas State History Museum.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Austin trip itinerary site.

Fly from Kansas City to Austin in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, Austin is somewhat warmer than Kansas City - with highs of 85°F and lows of 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Austin

Parks · Museums · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Texas State Capitol ©
Texas State Capitol
Natural Bridge Caverns ©
Natural Bridge Caverns
Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats ©
Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats

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