16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States route planner

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Charlotte
— 1 night
Fly
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Little Rock
— 1 night
Fly
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Albuquerque
— 2 nights
Fly to Flagstaff, Bus to Grand Canyon National Park
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Zion National Park
— 1 night
Fly
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Park City
— 2 nights
Fly
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Yellowstone National Park
— 1 night
Fly
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Cheyenne
— 1 night
Drive
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Denver
— 1 night
Fly
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Charlotte
— 2 nights

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Charlotte

— 1 night

The Queen City

A rapidly growing city in central North Carolina, Charlotte is the state's largest urban center and a major regional hub for finance, industry, technology, and entertainment.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): join the crowd at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Charlotte sightseeing planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Charlotte. In September, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 63°F. On the 27th (Sun), you're off to Little Rock.
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Little Rock

— 1 night

The Rock

Once inhabited by Native American tribes, today Little Rock bustles with nearly 800,000 people.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): take in the views from Big Dam Bridge.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Little Rock trip maker tool.

You can fly from Charlotte to Little Rock in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Charlotte to Little Rock. In September, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Little Rock

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Albuquerque

— 2 nights

Duke City

Albuquerque remains one of the state's secret jewels, as its tourist attractions are often overshadowed by the more popular holiday destination of Santa Fe.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): get outside with Routes Bicycle Tours & Rentals and then explore the engaging exhibits at Explora Science Center and Children's Museum of Albuquerque.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Albuquerque trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Little Rock to Albuquerque takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Little Rock in September, things will get little chillier in Albuquerque: highs are around 83°F and lows about 60°F. On the 30th (Wed), you're off to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Breweries & Distilleries · Outdoors · Tours · Museums
Highlights from your trip

Grand Canyon National Park

— 1 night
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park trip planning app.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Albuquerque to Grand Canyon National Park in 8 hours. Traveling from Albuquerque in September, expect Grand Canyon National Park to be a bit cooler, temps between 75°F and 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to travel to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Scenic Drive · Outdoors

Zion National Park

— 1 night
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
On the 2nd (Fri), trek along Watchman Trail and then cruise along Zion-Mt. Carmel Highway. Keep things going the next day: hike along Riverside Walk and then don't miss a visit to Observation Point.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Zion National Park tour website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Grand Canyon National Park to Zion National Park. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in October, plan for somewhat warmer days in Zion National Park, with highs around 74°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 36°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can fly to Park City.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Outdoors · Trails · Parks · Scenic Drive

Park City

— 2 nights
Known globally as the home of the country's largest independent film festival, Park City finds its roots as an old silver boomtown located on the slopes of the Wasatch Mountains, part of the Rocky Mountains.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): admire the striking features of LDS Conference Center, then take in nature's colorful creations at Red Butte Garden, and then cruise along Guardsman Pass Scenic Backway.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Park City travel route planner.

You can fly from Zion National Park to Park City in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and taxi. Traveling from Zion National Park in October, expect nights in Park City to be about the same, around 32°F, while days are little chillier, around 65°F. On the 5th (Mon), you'll travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Park City

Scenic Drive · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

Yellowstone National Park

— 1 night

World's Largest Collection of Geysers

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): take in the natural beauty of Castle Geyser.

For ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Park City to Yellowstone National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Park City in October, expect Yellowstone National Park to be slightly colder, temps between 47°F and 25°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can fly to Cheyenne.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Nature · Parks · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

Cheyenne

— 1 night
Cheyenne is the capital and most populous city of the US state of Wyoming and the county seat of Laramie County. On the 7th (Wed), take an in-depth tour of Cheyenne Frontier Days Old West Museum, have fun and explore at Wyoming State Museum, and then make a trip to Big Boy Steam Engine.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Cheyenne trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Yellowstone National Park to Cheyenne takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in October; daily highs in Cheyenne reach 62°F and lows reach 36°F. On the 8th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Denver.

Things to do in Cheyenne

Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites

Denver

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): examine the collection at National Ballpark Museum and then get outside with Oxotic Supercar Driving Experience.

Plan trip to Denver with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Drive from Cheyenne to Denver in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. October in Denver sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 40°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to fly to Charlotte.

Things to do in Denver

Outdoors · Trails · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Charlotte

— 2 nights

The Queen City

On the 10th (Sat), stroll around Frank Liske Park, then join the crowd at Charlotte Motor Speedway, and then explore the world behind art at Mint Museum Randolph. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll around Freedom Park, then trek along Little Sugar Creek Greenway, and then explore the engaging exhibits at ImaginOn: The Joe & Joan Martin Center.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Charlotte trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Denver to Charlotte in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Denver to Charlotte, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Denver in October; daily highs in Charlotte reach 75°F and lows reach 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Charlotte

Parks · Museums · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trip

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · History Museums
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.