21 days in United States Itinerary

21 days in United States Itinerary

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21 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Orlando
Fly:  5​h 30​min
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Dallas
— Few hours
Fly + taxi:  5​h 30​min
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Custer
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Devils Tower
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  7​h 30​min
4
Yellowstone National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Grand Teton National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
6
Seattle
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  5​h
7
Crater Lake National Park
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  5​h
8
San Francisco
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
9
Wawona
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
10
West Hollywood
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
11
Anaheim
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
12
Joshua Tree National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
13
Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
14
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
15
Zion National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
16
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
17
Arches National Park
— 1 day
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  7​h 30​min
18
Pawhuska
— 1 day
Drive + Fly:  6​h
End: Orlando

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Dallas

Dallas
One of the country's most popular shopping destinations, Dallas and its sprawling suburbs include more shopping centers per capita than any other urban center in America.
For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Dallas online trip builder .

Orlando to Dallas is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Orlando to Dallas. Traveling from Orlando in October, plan for a bit cooler nights in Dallas, with lows around 62°F. You will leave for Custer on the 1st (Tue).

Things to do in Dallas

Nightlife Fun & Games Parks

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Custer

Custer ©
Generally considered to be the oldest town established by European Americans in the Black Hills, Custer began as a mining town.
On the 2nd (Wed), explore the striking landscape of Black Hills National Forest, then admire all the interesting features of Mount Rushmore National Memorial, and then explore the activities along Sylvan Lake.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Custer trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Dallas to Custer in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Dallas to Custer, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Dallas in October, expect Custer to be much colder, temps between 57°F and 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can drive to Devils Tower.

Things to do in Custer

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Highlights from your plan
Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Black Hills National Forest ©
Black Hills National Forest
Sylvan Lake ©
Sylvan Lake

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Devils Tower

Devils Tower ©
A trip to Devils Tower proves equally suitable for adrenaline addicts and nature enthusiasts on the lookout for unique geological formations.
On the 3rd (Thu), pause for some photo ops at Wind Circles, then explore the striking landscape at Devils Tower National Monument, then don't miss a visit to Tower Trail, and finally stop by Devils Tower Trading Post.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Devils Tower online tour itinerary maker .

You can drive from Custer to Devils Tower in 2 hours. In October in Devils Tower, expect temperatures between 59°F during the day and 37°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Devils Tower

Parks Nature Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Devils Tower National Monument ©
Devils Tower National Monument
Devils Tower Trading Post ©
Devils Tower Trading Post

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Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and then stroll through Artist Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Sat): take in the natural beauty of Castle Geyser, take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring, admire the sheer force of Gibbon Falls, then explore the striking landscape at Artists’ Paintpots, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Beryl Spring.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park holiday builder .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Devils Tower to Yellowstone National Park takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, shuttle, and car. Traveling from Devils Tower in October, expect Yellowstone National Park to be slightly colder, temps between 47°F and 25°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can go by car to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring

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Grand Teton National Park

Grand Teton National Park ©
The peaks of Grand Teton National Park aren't the highest in the world, but they sit atop what might be nature's archetypes for mountains.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): explore the striking landscape at Glacier View Turnout, then cruise along 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive, and then identify plant and animal life at Grand Teton.

To find ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Grand Teton National Park trip builder .

You can drive from Yellowstone National Park to Grand Teton National Park in 1.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in October: highs in Grand Teton National Park hover around 55°F, while lows dip to 28°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
Glacier View Turnout ©
Glacier View Turnout

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Seattle

Seattle ©
Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
On the 7th (Mon), examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, then take in the exciting artwork at Glasshouse Studio, then take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, and finally wander the streets of Pike Place Market.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Seattle day trip planning site .

Traveling by flight from Grand Teton National Park to Seattle takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Grand Teton National Park to Seattle is minus 1 hour. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Grand Teton National Park in October: highs in Seattle hover around 63°F, while lows dip to 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel to Crater Lake National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

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Crater Lake National Park

Crater Lake National Park ©
Reaching a depth of 592 m (1,943 ft), Crater Lake is the deepest lake in the United States.
On the 8th (Tue), hike along Sun Notch Trail and then explore the striking landscape of Crater Lake National Park.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Crater Lake National Park tour itinerary builder .

Do a combination of flight and car from Seattle to Crater Lake National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi; or drive. Traveling from Seattle in October, expect nights in Crater Lake National Park to be slightly colder, around 44°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Crater Lake National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Crater Lake National Park ©
Crater Lake National Park
Sun Notch Trail ©
Sun Notch Trail

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Golden Gate Bridge, head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, and then take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco road trip website .

Do a combination of car and flight from Crater Lake National Park to San Francisco in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight. Traveling from Crater Lake National Park in October, plan for a bit warmer nights in San Francisco, with lows around 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Wawona.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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Wawona

Wawona ©
Wawona is a census-designated place in Mariposa County, California. Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): explore the striking landscape at El Capitan and then take in the dramatic natural features at Half Dome. On the 11th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape at Taft Point, then explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Wawona driving holiday planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from San Francisco to Wawona. Traveling from San Francisco in October, you will find days in Wawona are somewhat warmer (81°F), and nights are little chillier (50°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to travel to West Hollywood.

Things to do in Wawona

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Yosemite National Park
Highlights from your plan
Half Dome ©
Half Dome
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

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West Hollywood

West Hollywood
West Hollywood, occasionally referred to locally as WeHo, is a city in Los Angeles County, California, United States. For other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the West Hollywood trip planner .

Explore your travel options from Wawona to West Hollywood with the Route module. Expect a bit warmer evenings in West Hollywood when traveling from Wawona in October, with lows around 61°F. On the 12th (Sat), you'll travel to Anaheim.

Things to do in West Hollywood

Parks Outdoors Tours

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Anaheim

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): catch some excitement at Radiator Springs Racers and then discover the magic at Disneyland Park.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Anaheim travel itinerary planner.

Getting from West Hollywood to Anaheim by car takes about an hour. Other options: do a combination of subway and train; or take a bus. Traveling from West Hollywood in October, you will find days in Anaheim are somewhat warmer (84°F), and nights are about the same (61°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Joshua Tree National Park.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Radiator Springs Racers ©
Radiator Springs Racers

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Joshua Tree National Park

Joshua Tree National Park ©
Joshua Tree National Park takes its name from the Joshua tree, a twisted, spiky tree with bayonet-shaped leaves at the top that's one of the few plant species hardy enough to thrive in the extreme climate of the Mojave Desert.
On the 14th (Mon), look for all kinds of wild species at Cottonwood Spring Oasis and then trek along Lost Palms Oasis Trail.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Joshua Tree National Park trip itinerary website .

Getting from Anaheim to Joshua Tree National Park by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus, flight, and car. In October in Joshua Tree National Park, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 58°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Joshua Tree National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Cottonwood Spring Oasis ©
Cottonwood Spring Oasis

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Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): hike along Daylight Pass and then explore the striking landscape at Zabriskie Point.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Death Valley National Park trip builder app .

Traveling by car from Joshua Tree National Park to Death Valley National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Joshua Tree National Park in October, expect Death Valley National Park to be a bit cooler, temps between 79°F and 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Daylight Pass ©
Daylight Pass

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Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, then make a trip to Fountains of Bellagio, and finally have some family-friendly fun at The Roller Coaster.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Las Vegas trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Death Valley National Park to Las Vegas in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Death Valley National Park in October since evenings lows in Las Vegas dip to 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can drive to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
The Roller Coaster ©
The Roller Coaster
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio

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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.
On the 17th (Thu), get great views at Observation Point and then hike along The Narrows.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Zion National Park trip planner .

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Zion National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Las Vegas to Zion National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Las Vegas in October, plan for a bit cooler days in Zion National Park, with highs around 74°F, while nights are cooler with lows around 36°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

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

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Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park ©
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): explore the stunning scenery at Yavapai Point, then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, then tour the pleasant surroundings at South Kaibab Trail, and finally pause for some photo ops at Powell Point. On the next day, admire the landmark architecture of Grand Canyon Railway Depot, then take some stellar pictures from Hopi Point, and then hike along Bright Angel Trail.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary planning tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Zion National Park to Grand Canyon National Park. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Zion National Park in October; daily highs in Grand Canyon National Park reach 66°F and lows reach 31°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Arches National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): take in the dramatic natural features at Double Arch and then trek along Fiery Furnace.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Arches National Park trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Arches National Park by car takes about 6.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in October, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Arches National Park, with lows around 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Pawhuska.

Things to do in Arches National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Double Arch ©
Double Arch
Fiery Furnace ©
Fiery Furnace

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Pawhuska

Pawhuska ©
Pawhuska is a city in and the county seat of Osage County, Oklahoma, United States.It was named after the 19th-century Osage chief, Paw-Hiu-Skah, which means "White Hair" in English. Start off your visit on the 21st (Mon): look for gifts at The Buckin' Flamingo and then delve into the lush surroundings at Osage Hills State Park.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Pawhuska trip planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Arches National Park to Pawhuska. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Central Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Arches National Park in October, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 48°F in Pawhuska. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Pawhuska

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
Osage Hills State Park ©
Osage Hills State Park
The Buckin' Flamingo ©
The Buckin' Flamingo

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