22 days in United States Itinerary

22 days in United States Itinerary

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22 days in United States Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly + Shuttle:  9​h
1
Santa Fe
— 2 nights
Fly + Shuttle:  5​h 30​min
2
Sedona
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
+4
Shuttle + Foot + Shuttle + Foot + Shuttle:  2​h 30​min
4
Zion National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Shuttle:  2​h 45​min
5
Page
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
6
Moab
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
7
Aspen
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
8
Buena Vista
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
9
Colorado Springs
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  8​h 15​min
End: New York City

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Loretto Chapel, take in the dramatic natural features at Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument, and then hike along Canyon Trail. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, appreciate the extensive heritage of Canyon Road, then examine the collection at Museum of International Folk Art, and finally contemplate the long history of Santa Fe Plaza.

To find photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Santa Fe planning app .

New York City to Santa Fe is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from New York City to Santa Fe. Traveling from New York City in September, Santa Fe is slightly colder at night with lows of 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel to Sedona.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites Parks Trails

Side Trip

Cochiti Pueblo
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Loretto Chapel ©
Loretto Chapel

2
nights
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
On the 21st (Mon), take in the dramatic natural features at Cathedral Rock, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chapel of the Holy Cross, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Amitabha Stupa & Peace Park. Keep things going the next day: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, explore and take pictures at Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179), and then take in the dramatic natural features at Bell Rock.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Sedona trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Santa Fe to Sedona in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and taxi; or drive. Traveling from Santa Fe in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Sedona, with lows of 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Cathedral Rock ©
Cathedral Rock
Chapel of the Holy Cross ©
Chapel of the Holy Cross
Spas

4
nights
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.
Grand Canyon National Park is known for nature, trails, historic sites, scenic drive, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, get great views at Powell Point, hike along Bright Angel Trail, and make a trip to Grand Canyon Village.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park trip maker .

Getting from Sedona to Grand Canyon National Park by car takes about 2.5 hours. When traveling from Sedona in September, plan for a bit cooler days in Grand Canyon National Park, with highs around 75°F, while nights are colder with lows around 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

2
nights
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 27th (Sun), hike along Angel's Landing and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at The Narrows. Here are some ideas for day two: cruise along Zion Canyon Scenic Drive and then explore the striking landscape of Zion National Park.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Zion National Park road trip planning website .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Grand Canyon National Park to Zion National Park. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September, plan for a bit warmer days in Zion National Park, with highs around 84°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can travel to Page.

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

2
nights
Page

Page ©
Originally little more than a simple camp constructed to house workers who built a nearby dam on the Colorado River, Page is now a popular stop for travelers preparing a trip to Arizona's canyon country.
On the 29th (Tue), have fun at Gunfighter Canyon, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, then take in breathtaking views at Antelope Canyon, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Wed): take in the dramatic natural features at Coyote Buttes, then explore the activities along Lake Powell, and then explore the striking landscape at Horseshoe Bend.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Page online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of car and shuttle from Zion National Park to Page takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Zion National Park in September since evenings lows in Page dip to 63°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can go by car to Moab.

Things to do in Page

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trip

Coyote Buttes
Highlights from your plan
Coyote Buttes ©
Coyote Buttes
Horseshoe Bend ©
Horseshoe Bend
Antelope Canyon ©
Antelope Canyon

3
nights
Moab

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Moab is known for nature, adventure, trails, scenic drive, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the awesome beauty at Arches National Park, admire the majestic nature at Dead Horse Point State Park, skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, and see the sky in a new way at RedRock Astronomy.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Moab attractions planner.

Getting from Page to Moab by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle, bus, and car. Traveling from Page in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Moab, with lows of 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to drive to Aspen.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors Tours Parks
Highlights from your plan
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Arches National Park ©
Arches National Park
Dead Horse Point State Park ©
Dead Horse Point State Park

2
nights
Aspen

Aspen ©
Known as a ski resort town, Aspen's history goes back to its roots as a silver-mining village tucked away in an isolated valley of the Rocky Mountains.
On the 4th (Sun), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Maroon Bells. Here are some ideas for day two: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour and then cruise along Independence Pass.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Aspen sightseeing planner .

You can drive from Moab to Aspen in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or fly. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Moab in October, with highs in Aspen at 60°F and lows at 30°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Maroon Bells ©
Maroon Bells
Independence Pass ©
Independence Pass

1
night
Buena Vista

The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. On the 6th (Tue), head outdoors with Four Mile Recreation Area and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Buena Vista trip planner .

Drive from Aspen to Buena Vista in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 62°F, and evening lows to 31°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Buena Vista

Outdoors Tours Adventure
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Four Mile Recreation Area ©
Four Mile Recreation Area

3
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): walk around Garden of the Gods and then take in the pleasant sights at Pike's Peak - America's Mountain. On your second day here, find something for the whole family at North Pole - Santa's Workshop, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, then learn about all things military at National Museum of World War II Aviation, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Battlefield Colorado.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Colorado Springs fast, fun, and easy.

Drive from Buena Vista to Colorado Springs in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Buena Vista in October since evenings lows in Colorado Springs dip to 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop
Highlights from your plan
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Pike's Peak - America's Mountain ©

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