20 days in United States Itinerary

20 days in United States Itinerary

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20 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Springfield
Drive:  9​h
1
Amarillo
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
2
Guadalupe Mountains National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Carlsbad Caverns National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Albuquerque
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Taos
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Santa Fe
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
7
Flagstaff
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 45​min
8
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
9
Salt Lake City
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 45​min
10
Cheyenne
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 45​min
11
Lincoln
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h
End: Springfield

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Amarillo

Amarillo
Known as "The Yellow Rose of Texas," Amarillo was once a series of ranches.
To see reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Amarillo trip planner .

Springfield to Amarillo is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In October in Amarillo, expect temperatures between 72°F during the day and 46°F at night. You will leave for Guadalupe Mountains National Park on the 7th (Sun).

Things to do in Amarillo

Parks Museums Nature

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Guadalupe Mountains National Park

Guadalupe Mountains National Park ©
The eponymous range that fills Guadalupe Mountains National Park creates a magnificent break in the barrenness of the surrounding Chihuahuan Desert.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): take in the awesome beauty at Guadalupe Peak.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Guadalupe Mountains National Park road trip website .

Traveling by car from Amarillo to Guadalupe Mountains National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. On the 9th (Tue), you're off toCarlsbad Caverns National Park.

Things to do in Guadalupe Mountains National Park

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Guadalupe Peak ©
Guadalupe Peak

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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 9th (Tue), get interesting insight from Carlsbad Caverns Natural Entrance Tour. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape at Bottomless Pit and then explore the striking landscape at Lion's Tail.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Carlsbad Caverns National Park road trip tool .

Getting from Guadalupe Mountains National Park to Carlsbad Caverns National Park by car takes about 2 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Guadalupe Mountains National Park to Carlsbad Caverns National Park due to the time zone difference. In October, plan for daily highs up to 80°F, and evening lows to 50°F. On the 11th (Thu), you'll travel to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Carlsbad Caverns National Park

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Lion's Tail ©
Lion's Tail

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Albuquerque

Albuquerque ©
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.
Balloon Fiesta Park has been added to your itinerary. Popular historic sites such as Albuquerque Old Town and Petroglyph National Monument are in your itinerary. The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Indian Pueblo Cultural Center.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Albuquerque visit planning app .

Drive from Carlsbad Caverns National Park to Albuquerque in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Carlsbad Caverns National Park in October, you will find days in Albuquerque are slightly colder (73°F), and nights are about the same (48°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Taos.

Things to do in Albuquerque

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Balloon Fiesta Park ©
Balloon Fiesta Park
Albuquerque Old Town ©
Albuquerque Old Town
Petroglyph National Monument ©
Petroglyph National Monument

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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.
Keep things going the next day: delve into the distant past at Taos Pueblo and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wild Rivers Recreation Area.

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Traveling by car from Albuquerque to Taos takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and car. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Albuquerque in October, with highs in Taos at 64°F and lows at 32°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Taos

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife
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Taos Pueblo ©
Taos Pueblo

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Santa Fe

Santa Fe ©
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.
Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, then contemplate the long history of Loretto Chapel, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Bandelier National Monument.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Santa Fe trip simple and quick.

You can drive from Taos to Santa Fe in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Taos in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Santa Fe, with lows of 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Flagstaff.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Bandelier National Monument, Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument
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Bandelier National Monument ©
Bandelier National Monument
Loretto Chapel ©
Loretto Chapel

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Flagstaff

Flagstaff
Sitting at an elevation of 2,135 m (7,000 ft) and just a short trip from the Grand Canyon and other natural wonders, the city of Flagstaff attracts outdoor enthusiasts from around the world.
To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Flagstaff day trip planning website .

Getting from Albuquerque to Flagstaff by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Albuquerque in October, things will get little chillier in Flagstaff: highs are around 63°F and lows about 32°F. You will leave for Bryce Canyon National Park on the 16th (Tue).

Things to do in Flagstaff

Outdoors Tours Parks

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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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): take some stellar pictures from Inspiration Point, then trek along Navajo Loop Trail, and then hike along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Peek-A-Boo Loop.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Bryce Canyon National Park visit planner .

Traveling by car from Flagstaff to Bryce Canyon National Park takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or do a combination of bus and car. Expect a daytime high around 60°F in October, and nighttime lows around 29°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Navajo/Queens Garden Loop ©
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop
Navajo Loop Trail ©
Navajo Loop Trail
Inspiration Point ©
Inspiration Point

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Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City ©
Utah's capital and most populous city, Salt Lake City boasts a small-town feel, big-city amenities, and plenty of nature on its doorstep.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Temple Square and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Salt Lake Temple.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Salt Lake City day trip planning app .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Bryce Canyon National Park to Salt Lake City takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Salt Lake City, with lows of 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Cheyenne.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Historic Sites Parks
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Salt Lake Temple ©
Salt Lake Temple
Temple Square ©
Temple Square

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Cheyenne

Cheyenne ©
Cheyenne is the capital and most populous city of the US state of Wyoming and the county seat of Laramie County. Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Wyoming Historic Governors' Mansion, then examine the collection at Cheyenne Depot Museum, then appreciate the history behind Cheyenne Big Boots, and finally get engrossed in the history at Wyoming State Museum.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Cheyenne trip planner.

Getting from Salt Lake City to Cheyenne by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. In October, Cheyenne is slightly colder than Salt Lake City - with highs of 59°F and lows of 34°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel to Lincoln.

Things to do in Cheyenne

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites
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Wyoming State Museum ©
Wyoming State Museum
Historic Governors' Mansion ©
Historic Governors' Mansion
Cheyenne Depot Museum ©
Cheyenne Depot Museum

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Lincoln

Lincoln ©
Lincoln is the capital of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Lincoln Children's Zoo, then ponder the world of politics at Nebraska State Capitol, and then explore and take pictures at Memorial Stadium.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Lincoln holiday planner .

Traveling by flight from Cheyenne to Lincoln takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Cheyenne to Lincoln, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Cheyenne in October, with highs in Lincoln at 68°F and lows at 41°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lincoln

Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Lincoln Children's Zoo ©
Lincoln Children's Zoo
Memorial Stadium ©
Memorial Stadium
Nebraska State Capitol ©
Nebraska State Capitol

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