18 days in Jackson, Fort Worth & Western US Itinerary

18 days in Jackson, Fort Worth & Western US Itinerary

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Jackson
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Fort Worth
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Carlsbad Caverns National Park
— 2 nights
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Santa Fe
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Taos
— 2 nights
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Mesa Verde National Park
— 1 night
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Arches National Park
— 1 night
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Capitol Reef National Park
— Few hours
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Bryce Canyon National Park
— Few hours
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Zion National Park
— 2 nights
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Barstow
— 1 night
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
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Morro Bay
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Monterey
— 3 nights
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Yosemite National Park
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Jackson

Jackson
Jackson, officially the City of Jackson, is the capital city and largest urban center of the U.S. To find ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Jackson trip itinerary planner.

Brandon to Jackson is an approximately half hour car ride. August in Jackson sees daily highs of 92°F and lows of 73°F at night. On the 29th (Thu), you're off to Fort Worth.

Things to do in Jackson

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping

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Fort Worth

Fort Worth ©

Where the West Begins

Advertising itself as the place where the American West begins, Fort Worth stubbornly clings to its cowboy roots, making it a distinctly different town from most other urban centers of its size.
On the 29th (Thu), appreciate the history behind JFK Tribute, then contemplate the long history of Thistle Hill House Museum, and then admire the striking features of St. Patrick Cathedral.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Fort Worth trip itinerary site.

You can drive from Jackson to Fort Worth in 7 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Fort Worth are 97°F, while nighttime lows are 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can travel to Carlsbad Caverns National Park.

Things to do in Fort Worth

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Thistle Hill House Museum ©
Thistle Hill House Museum
St. Patrick Cathedral ©
St. Patrick Cathedral
JFK Tribute ©
JFK Tribute

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Carlsbad Caverns National Park

Carlsbad Caverns National Park ©
The canyons, cacti, and thorny bushes of the southern New Mexico desert hide one of the U.S.'s great subterranean geological wonders, Carlsbad Caverns National Park.
On the 30th (Fri), explore the striking landscape at Giant Dome and then explore the striking landscape at Lion's Tail. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Hall of The White Giant and then explore the fascinating underground world of Slaughter Canyon Cave.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Carlsbad Caverns National Park trip planning app.

Drive from Fort Worth to Carlsbad Caverns National Park in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 1 hour. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Fort Worth in August since evenings lows in Carlsbad Caverns National Park dip to 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Sun) to allow time for travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Carlsbad Caverns National Park

Nature · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Slaughter Canyon Cave ©
Slaughter Canyon Cave
Lion's Tail ©
Lion's Tail
Giant Dome ©
Giant Dome

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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.
To find more things to do and tourist information, use the Santa Fe day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Carlsbad Caverns National Park to Santa Fe takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Carlsbad Caverns National Park in September, expect Santa Fe to be little chillier, temps between 80°F and 52°F. You'll set off for Taos on the 1st (Sun).

Things to do in Santa Fe

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Nature

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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 2nd (Mon): take in the exciting artwork at Enchanted Circle Pottery, examine the collection at Mabel Dodge Luhan Historic House, then take in the exciting artwork at Taos Clay Studio, then contemplate the long history of Blumenschein Home & Museum, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Two Graces.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Taos trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Santa Fe to Taos takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Santa Fe in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Taos, with lows of 44°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can go by car to Mesa Verde National Park.

Things to do in Taos

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Enchanted Circle Pottery ©
Enchanted Circle Pottery
Blumenschein Home & Museum ©
Blumenschein Home & Museum
Mabel Dodge Luhan Historic House ©
Mabel Dodge Luhan Historic House

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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 3rd (Tue): delve into the distant past at Far View Sites, then stroll through Spruce Canyon Trail, and then trek along Nordenskiold #16 Trail.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Mesa Verde National Park trip site.

You can drive from Taos to Mesa Verde National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 80°F in September, and nighttime lows around 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can drive to Arches National Park.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Far View Sites ©
Far View Sites

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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.
Arches National Park Scenic Drive has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): cruise along Arches National Park Scenic Drive, then explore the striking landscape at Tower of Babel, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Courthouse Towers.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Arches National Park online itinerary planner.

You can drive from Mesa Verde National Park to Arches National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. Traveling from Mesa Verde National Park in September, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 55°F in Arches National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to drive to Capitol Reef National Park.

Things to do in Arches National Park

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Scenic Drive
Highlights from your plan
Courthouse Towers ©
Courthouse Towers
Tower of Babel ©
Tower of Babel

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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.
For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Capitol Reef National Park trip planner.

You can drive from Arches National Park to Capitol Reef National Park in 3.5 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Arches National Park in September: high temperatures in Capitol Reef National Park hover around 70°F and lows are around 40°F. On the 5th (Thu), you'll travel to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Capitol Reef National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): get great views at Farview Point.

To see more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Bryce Canyon National Park travel route builder website.

You can drive from Capitol Reef National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park in 2.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Bryce Canyon National Park can reach 70°F, while at night they dip to 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can drive to Zion National Park.
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Farview Point ©
Farview Point

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Zion National Park

Zion National Park ©
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
Your day by day itinerary now includes The Narrows. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at The Narrows.

To see traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Zion National Park travel route planning tool.

Traveling by car from Bryce Canyon National Park to Zion National Park takes 3 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in September, with highs in Zion National Park at 84°F and lows at 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel to Barstow.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Outdoors · Nature · Parks · Trails
Highlights from your plan
The Narrows ©
The Narrows

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Barstow

Barstow ©
Barstow is a city in San Bernardino County, California, United States. On the 7th (Sat), hike along Mojave Trail and then contemplate the long history of Calico Early Man Site.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Barstow online trip builder.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Zion National Park to Barstow. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Zion National Park to Barstow. In September, Barstow is a bit warmer than Zion National Park - with highs of 95°F and lows of 67°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Barstow

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Calico Early Man Site ©
Calico Early Man Site

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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park ©

A Land of Giants

With mountain peaks reaching past 4,250 m (14,000 ft) and trees stretching to over 75 m (250 ft) high, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks present nature on a grand scale.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): take in the dramatic scenery at Grizzly Falls and then admire the sheer force of Roaring River Falls.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park trip builder.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Barstow to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park. In September, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park is slightly colder than Barstow - with highs of 90°F and lows of 59°F. You'll set off for Morro Bay on the 10th (Tue).

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Nature · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Roaring River Falls ©
Roaring River Falls
Grizzly Falls ©
Grizzly Falls

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Morro Bay

Morro Bay ©
Morro Bay is a waterfront city in San Luis Obispo County, California located along California State Route 1 on California's Central Coast. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): view the masterpieces at Fiona Bleu Gallery, then stroll through Anchor Memorial Park, and then stop by The Shell Shop.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Morro Bay road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Morro Bay takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus; or fly. While traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Morro Bay, ranging from highs of 83°F to lows of 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Monterey.

Things to do in Morro Bay

Shopping · Parks · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Fiona Bleu Gallery ©
Fiona Bleu Gallery
Anchor Memorial Park ©
Anchor Memorial Park
The Shell Shop ©
The Shell Shop

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Monterey

Monterey
Monterey is a city in the U.S. To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Monterey trip builder.

Traveling by car from Morro Bay to Monterey takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Morro Bay in September, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Monterey: temperatures range from 72°F by day to 56°F at night. On the 13th (Fri), you'll travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Monterey

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Wineries

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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.
To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park online vacation planner.

Do a combination of taxi and bus from Monterey to Yosemite National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Monterey in September, plan for little chillier nights in Yosemite National Park, with lows around 38°F. On the 15th (Sun), you're off to home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

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