22 days in United States Itinerary

22 days in United States Itinerary

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Portland
— 6 nights
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Big Bend National Park
— 3 nights
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Guadalupe Mountains National Park
— 2 nights
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Albuquerque
— 4 nights
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Jemez Springs
— 1 night
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Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve
— 2 nights
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Great Basin National Park
— 3 nights

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Portland

Portland ©

City of Roses

A big city with a small-town feel, Portland is home to the country's biggest rose test garden, perched on a hill overlooking downtown.
Get out of town with these interesting Portland side-trips: Seaside Beach Lewis and Clark Monument (in Seaside), Cannon Beach (Cannon Beach & Haystack Rock) and Port Marina Park (in Hood River). There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Portland Japanese Garden, see the interesting displays at Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum, take in the dramatic scenery at Multnomah Falls, and admire the striking features of Pittock Mansion.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Portland trip itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Portland. Expect a daytime high around 76°F in September, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Big Bend National Park.

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Portland Japanese Garden ©
Portland Japanese Garden
International Rose Test Garden ©
International Rose Test Garden
Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock

3
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Big Bend National Park

Big Bend National Park ©
Situated where the Rio Grande River takes a big southerly dip in West Texas, Big Bend National Park covers a massive expanse of desert, woodlands, and grasslands full of rivers, limestone canyons, and high mountains. Nearly 2,000 species of plant and animal life call this place home.
When in Big Bend National Park, make a side trip to see Far Flung Outdoor Center in Terlingua, approximately Terlingua away. There's still lots to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Chisos Mountains, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ernst Tinaja Trail, trek along S Rim Trail, and explore the stunning scenery at Santa Elena Canyon.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Big Bend National Park road trip planning website.

Do a combination of flight and car from Portland to Big Bend National Park in 12.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Portland to Big Bend National Park, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Portland in September; daily highs in Big Bend National Park reach 92°F and lows reach 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Guadalupe Mountains National Park.

Things to do in Big Bend National Park

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Chisos Mountains ©
Chisos Mountains
Santa Elena Canyon ©
Santa Elena Canyon
Lost Mine Trail ©
Lost Mine Trail

2
nights
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 1st (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Manzanita Spring and then Head underground at Slaughter Canyon Cave. On the 2nd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Devil's Hall Trail, then explore the activities along Smith Spring, and then explore the striking landscape at El Capitan.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Guadalupe Mountains National Park day trip app.

Drive from Big Bend National Park to Guadalupe Mountains National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Big Bend National Park to Guadalupe Mountains National Park due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Big Bend National Park in September, with highs in Guadalupe Mountains National Park at 81°F and lows at 62°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can travel to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Guadalupe Mountains National Park

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Slaughter Canyon Cave ©
Slaughter Canyon Cave
El Capitan ©
El Capitan
Manzanita Spring ©
Manzanita Spring

4
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Albuquerque

Albuquerque ©

Duke City

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Albuquerque side-trips: Cochiti Pueblo (Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument & Canyon Trail). There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Albuquerque Old Town, learn the secrets of beer at Routes Bicycle Tours & Rentals, contemplate the long history of Petroglyph National Monument, and examine the collection at New Mexico Steam Locomotive and Railroad Historical Society.

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Traveling by car from Guadalupe Mountains National Park to Albuquerque takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Guadalupe Mountains National Park in October since evenings lows in Albuquerque dip to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Jemez Springs.

Things to do in Albuquerque

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Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument ©
Albuquerque Old Town ©
Albuquerque Old Town
Balloon Rides

1
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Jemez Springs

Jemez Springs ©
Jemez Springs is a village in Sandoval County, New Mexico, United States. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Valles Caldera National Preserve, then contemplate the geological forces at Jemez Mountains, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Jemez Hot Springs: Home of The Giggling Springs.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Jemez Springs trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Albuquerque to Jemez Springs takes 1.5 hours. When traveling from Albuquerque in October, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Jemez Springs: temperatures range from 63°F by day to 45°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve.

Things to do in Jemez Springs

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Valles Caldera National Preserve ©
Valles Caldera National Preserve

2
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Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve ©
Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Fort Garland Museum and Cultural Center, explore the activities along Little Medano Creek, and then explore the fascinating landscape at High Dune Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Mosca Pass Trail.

To see photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve trip itinerary planning website.

Explore your travel options from Jemez Springs to Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve with the Route module. Expect little chillier evenings in Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve when traveling from Jemez Springs in October, with lows around 27°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel to Great Basin National Park.

Things to do in Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

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High Dune Trail ©
High Dune Trail
Fort Garland Museum and Cultural Center ©
Fort Garland Museum and Cultural Center

3
nights
Great Basin National Park

Great Basin National Park ©
Great Basin National Park is one of the U.S.'s more out-of-the-way national parks, but those who make the trip are rewarded with the striking contrast of snowcapped peaks rising from a high-altitude desert.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): hike along Bristlecone Trail, then hike along Alpine Lakes Loop, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Lehman Caves. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the waterfront views at Stella Lake, contemplate the waterfront views at Teresa Lake, and then take in the awesome beauty at Wheeler Peak.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Great Basin National Park trip app.

Explore your travel options from Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve to Great Basin National Park with the Route module. The time zone difference when traveling from Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve to Great Basin National Park is minus 1 hour. In October, daily temperatures in Great Basin National Park can reach 65°F, while at night they dip to 30°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Great Basin National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
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Lehman Caves ©
Lehman Caves
Wheeler Peak ©
Wheeler Peak
Teresa Lake ©
Teresa Lake

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