28 days in United States Itinerary

28 days in United States Itinerary

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28 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Mansfield
Drive:  7​h 30​min
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Greenville
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h
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Salina
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 30​min
3
Colorado Springs
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  4​h 30​min
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Fruita
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
5
Arches National Park
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Canyonlands National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
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Capitol Reef National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
8
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
9
Zion National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h
10
Grand Junction
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h
11
Goodland
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 15​min
12
Kansas City
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  5​h 15​min
13
Terre Haute
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
End: Mansfield

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Greenville

Greenville
Greenville is a city in Bond County, Illinois, United States, east of St. To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Greenville trip itinerary maker site .

Mansfield to Greenville is an approximately 7-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of car and flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Mansfield to Greenville due to the time zone difference. September in Greenville sees daily highs of 80°F and lows of 56°F at night. You'll set off for Salina on the 8th (Tue).

Things to do in Greenville

Wineries Museums Shopping

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Salina

Salina
Salina is a city in and the county seat of Saline County, Kansas, United States., the city population was 47,707. For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Salina day trip website .

Drive from Greenville to Salina in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Greenville in September; daily highs in Salina reach 86°F and lows reach 62°F. You'll set off for Colorado Springs on the 9th (Wed).

Things to do in Salina

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

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Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs ©
Stunning Garden of the Gods Park scenery, blue skies and the glory of Pikes Peak-America’s Mountain have attracted visitors to Colorado Springs for more than a century.
On the 9th (Wed), walk around Garden of the Gods.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Colorado Springs trip maker website .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Salina to Colorado Springs. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Salina to Colorado Springs. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Salina in September: high temperatures in Colorado Springs hover around 79°F and lows are around 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel to Fruita.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks
Highlights from your plan
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods

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Fruita

Fruita ©
The City of Fruita is a Home Rule Municipality located in western Mesa County, Colorado, United States. On the 10th (Thu), take in breathtaking views at Colorado National Monument.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Fruita day trip planning app .

Explore your travel options from Colorado Springs to Fruita with the Route module. In September in Fruita, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 54°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Arches National Park.

Things to do in Fruita

Nature Wildlife Parks
Highlights from your plan
Colorado National Monument ©
Colorado National Monument

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Arches National Park

Arches National Park ©
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Double O Arch, Devils Garden Trailhead, Tunnel Arch, and other attractions you added. And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at Delicate Arch, explore and take pictures at Arches National Park Scenic Drive, trek along Fiery Furnace, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Windows.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Arches National Park online itinerary planner .

You can drive from Fruita to Arches National Park in 2 hours. September in Arches National Park sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Canyonlands National Park.

Things to do in Arches National Park

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

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Canyonlands National Park

Canyonlands National Park ©
Canyonlands National Park features myriad canyons and buttes that the Colorado River, Green River, and their tributaries have carved over millions of years in hues of red and orange.
Step out of Canyonlands National Park with an excursion to Goblin Valley State Park in Green River--about 1h 35 min away. There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at Mesa Arch, explore the stunning scenery at The Needles, tour the pleasant surroundings at Confluence Overlook Trail, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Island in the Sky.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Canyonlands National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from Arches National Park to Canyonlands National Park takes 1.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Canyonlands National Park are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Capitol Reef National Park.

Things to do in Canyonlands National Park

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

Goblin Valley State Park
Highlights from your plan
Mesa Arch ©
Mesa Arch
Grand View Point Overlook ©
Grand View Point Overlook
Goblin Valley State Park ©
Goblin Valley State Park

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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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Capitol Reef National Park: Calf Creek Falls Recreation Area (in Escalante) and Highway 12 Scenic Byway (in Torrey). There's still lots to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Capitol Reef National Park , don't miss a visit to Fremont Petroglyphs, admire the striking features of Fruita Schoolhouse, and take some stellar pictures from Larb Hollow Overlook.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Capitol Reef National Park road trip app .

You can drive from Canyonlands National Park to Capitol Reef National Park in 4 hours. Traveling from Canyonlands National Park in September, expect Capitol Reef National Park to be a bit cooler, temps between 70°F and 40°F. You'll have a few hours on the 22nd (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Capitol Reef National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Highway 12 Scenic Byway, Calf Creek Falls Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
Calf Creek Falls Recreation Area ©
Calf Creek Falls Recreation Area
Capitol Reef National Park ©
Capitol Reef National Park
Larb Hollow Overlook ©
Larb Hollow Overlook

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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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed): stop by Ruby's Inn Canyon Rock Shop, then take some stellar pictures from Inspiration Point, then trek along Navajo Loop Trail, and finally hike along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Bryce Canyon National Park visit planner .

You can drive from Capitol Reef National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park in 2.5 hours. September in Bryce Canyon National Park sees daily highs of 70°F and lows of 40°F at night. You will leave for Zion National Park on the 25th (Fri).

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop ©
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop
Navajo Loop Trail ©
Navajo Loop Trail
Inspiration Point ©
Inspiration 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.
Spend the 25th (Fri) exploring nature at The Narrows. There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape of Zion National Park, cruise along Zion Shuttle, admire all the interesting features of Zion Canyon Scenic Drive, and trek along Angel's Landing.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Zion National Park trip planner .

Drive from Bryce Canyon National Park to Zion National Park in 3 hours. In September, Zion National Park is a bit warmer than Bryce Canyon National Park - with highs of 84°F and lows of 48°F. On the 28th (Mon), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
The Narrows ©
The Narrows
Zion National Park ©
Zion National Park
Angel's Landing ©
Angel's Landing

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Grand Junction

Grand Junction ©
The city of Grand Junction is the home rule municipality that is the county seat and the most populous municipality of Mesa County, Colorado, United States. On the 28th (Mon), do a tasting at Debeque Canyon Winery.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Grand Junction trip planner.

Drive from Zion National Park to Grand Junction in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Zion National Park in September, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Grand Junction, with lows around 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Goodland.

Things to do in Grand Junction

Nature Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Palisade
Highlights from your plan
Grand Mesa ©
Grand Mesa
Meadery of the Rockies ©
Meadery of the Rockies
Debeque Canyon Winery ©
Debeque Canyon Winery

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Goodland

Goodland ©
Goodland is a city in and the county seat of Sherman County, Kansas, United States. Start off your visit on the 30th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Mount Sunflower, then see the interesting displays at Old Town Museum, then examine the collection at Kit Carson County Carousel, and finally don't miss a visit to World's Largest Easel. Keep things going the next day: get answers to all your questions at Buffalo Bill Cultural Center, get engrossed in the history at Prairie Museum of Art & History, then take an in-depth tour of High Plains Museum, and finally make a trip to Giant van Gogh Painting.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Goodland trip itinerary builder tool .

Drive from Grand Junction to Goodland in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. In September, daytime highs in Goodland are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) to allow time to travel to Kansas City.

Things to do in Goodland

Museums

Side Trips

Burlington, Buffalo Bill Cultural Center, Prairie Museum of Art & History, Mount Sunflower
Highlights from your plan
Kit Carson County Carousel ©
Kit Carson County Carousel
Prairie Museum of Art & History ©
Prairie Museum of Art & History
World's Largest Easel ©
World's Largest Easel

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Kansas City

Kansas City ©
The city meets the Great Plains in Kansas City City, Kansas.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): make a splash at Schlitterbahn Waterpark Kansas City, see the interesting displays at Cabela's, and then shop like a local with The Legends at Village West. On the 3rd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: join the crowd at Kansas Speedway and then try to win big at Hollywood Casino at Kansas Speedway.

For where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Kansas City road trip site .

Getting from Goodland to Kansas City by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Goodland to Kansas City due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Terre Haute.

Things to do in Kansas City

Theme Parks Shopping Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Schlitterbahn Waterpark Kansas City ©
Kansas Speedway ©
Kansas Speedway
Cabela's ©
Cabela's

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Terre Haute

Terre Haute ©
Terre Haute is a city in and the county seat of Vigo County, Indiana, United States, near the state's western border with Illinois. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): stroll around Fowler Park, then make a trip to Vigo County Courthouse, and then have fun and explore at Terre Haute Childrens Museum.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Terre Haute day trip planning app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Kansas City to Terre Haute. The time zone difference when traveling from Kansas City to Terre Haute is 1 hour. In October, plan for daily highs up to 68°F, and evening lows to 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Terre Haute

Parks Childrens Museums Museums
Highlights from your plan
Fowler Park ©
Fowler Park
Terre Haute Childrens Museum ©
Terre Haute Childrens Museum

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