16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States tour planner

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Long Beach
— 1 night
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Las Vegas
— 2 nights
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Kanab
— 1 night
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Bryce
— 1 night
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Arches National Park
— 2 nights
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Fort Collins
— 4 nights
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Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
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Long Beach

— 1 night

Aquatic Capital of America

Long Beach has long been overshadowed by its bigger and more famous neighbor known as the City of Angels.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Crystal Cove, then kick back and relax at Newport Beach, and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Long Beach Waterfront and then take an in-depth tour of Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Long Beach online tour itinerary planner.

Los Angeles to Long Beach is an approximately half hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or ride a tram. In October, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to fly to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Long Beach

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Las Vegas

— 2 nights

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, then take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and then examine the collection at The Mob Museum. Keep things going the next day: engage your brain at Bodies The Exhibition, then get engrossed in the history at Titanic, then make a trip to Fountains of Bellagio, and finally shop like a local with The Strip.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Las Vegas road trip website.

Traveling by flight from Long Beach to Las Vegas takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can go by car to Kanab.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Kanab

— 1 night
Kanab is a city in and the county seat of Kane County, Utah, United States. Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): get a dose of the wild on Kanab Tour Company, then view the masterpieces at Raven's Heart Gallery, and then stroll through Best Friends Animal Sanctuary.

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Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Kanab takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and shuttle. The time zone difference when traveling from Las Vegas to Kanab is 1 hour. Traveling from Las Vegas in October, expect nights in Kanab to be much colder, around 36°F, while days are slightly colder, around 74°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can go by car to Bryce.

Things to do in Kanab

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Parks

Bryce

— 1 night
Serving as a gateway to the adjacent Bryce Canyon National Park, the tiny town of Bryce draws outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers all year round.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): explore the striking landscape at Natural Bridge, hike along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop, then explore the stunning scenery at Sunset Point, and finally stroll through Navajo Loop Trail.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Bryce sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Kanab to Bryce takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Kanab in October, expect Bryce to be a bit cooler, temps between 61°F and 29°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Arches National Park.

Things to do in Bryce

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Arches National Park

— 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): explore the striking landscape at Turret Arch, then explore the striking landscape at Double Arch, then take in the dramatic natural features at Windows, and finally stroll through Delicate Arch. On the next day, take in the dramatic natural features at Tunnel Arch, then take in the dramatic natural features at Landscape Arch, then take in the dramatic natural features at Pine Tree Arch, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Fiery Furnace.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Arches National Park trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Bryce to Arches National Park takes 5 hours. In October, Arches National Park is somewhat warmer than Bryce - with highs of 71°F and lows of 42°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Fort Collins.

Things to do in Arches National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Fort Collins

— 4 nights
Called vibrant, eclectic and authentic, Fort Collins tops “best of” lists year after year thanks to its myriad of cultural opportunities.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Benson Park Sculpture Garden and 1883 Water Works. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Photography Tours and Spas. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Fort Collins: Estes Park (Images of Rocky Mountain National Park & Peak to Peak Scenic Byway) and Emerald Lake Trail (in Rocky Mountain National Park). There's still lots to do: trek along Horsetooth Mountain Open Space and contemplate the waterfront views at Watson Lake State Wildlife Area.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Fort Collins trip maker website.

Getting from Arches National Park to Fort Collins by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Arches National Park in October, you will find days in Fort Collins are little chillier (66°F), and nights are about the same (39°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Fort Collins

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Wildlife

Side Trips

Yellowstone National Park

— 4 nights

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.
Family-friendly places like Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Upper Geyser Basin will thrill your kids. Step off the beaten path and head to Norris Geyser Basin and Firehole Canyon Drive. And it doesn't end there: cruise along Grand Loop Road, witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring, take in the dramatic scenery at Gibbon Falls, and contemplate the geological forces at Mud Volcano.

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Traveling by flight from Fort Collins to Yellowstone National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, train, shuttle, and taxi. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Fort Collins in October; daily highs in Yellowstone National Park reach 47°F and lows reach 25°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · Nightlife
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.

Nevada travel guide

4.3
Performances · Fountains · Casinos
The Silver State
The neon streets of Las Vegas represent only one chapter in the story of Nevada, a sparsely populated state offering travelers a chance to discover the country's western frontier. Utterly unlike the more populated parts of the North American continent, Nevada's landscape includes huge deserts where you can easily leave modern civilization behind and enjoy a tranquil vacation. For a taste of untamed Nevada, explore the network of paved and unpaved roads leading to some of the world's most rugged and desolate natural wonders. If trying to make a fortune is high on your itinerary, remember that in the first state to legalize gambling, a slot machine is never too far away. Even gas stations and small motels in the largely deserted rural areas offer some form of gambling to the passing traveler.

Utah travel guide

4.8
Geologic Formations · Hiking Trails · Canyons
The Beehive State
A huge but sparsely populated land, Utah remains a major holiday destination offering plenty of year-round outdoor vacation ideas, including skiing, snowboarding, hiking, boating, horseback riding, and camping. The rugged terrain, defined by towering mountain peaks, deep canyons, and vast deserts, seems custom-made for adventurous nature lovers. With five national parks, the state has no shortage of pristine wilderness areas, causing many tourists to overlook the cultural attractions of its towns. Salt Lake City, the state's capital, features the headquarters of the Mormon Church, and draws over 5 million annual visitors. Utah also hosts several major film festivals each year, attracting young movie buffs from around the world.