23 days in United States Itinerary

23 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States travel route planner

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Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
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Great Basin National Park
— 2 nights
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Arches National Park
— 3 nights
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Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park
— 1 night
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Mesa Verde National Park
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Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve
— 2 nights
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Wichita
— 1 night
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Saint Louis
— 3 nights
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Mammoth Cave National Park
— 2 nights
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Oak Hill
— 1 night
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Shenandoah National Park
— 3 nights
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Baltimore
— 1 night
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Yosemite National Park

— 3 nights
Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Panorama Trail as well as Four Mile Trail. On the 15th (Fri), hike along Mariposa Grove and then take some stellar pictures from Yosemite, Tunnel View. On your second day here, take a memorable drive along Tioga Pass.

To plan Yosemite National Park vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Berkeley to Yosemite National Park is an approximately 4-hour car ride. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Berkeley in October: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 66°F, while lows dip to 28°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel to Great Basin National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Outdoors · Trails · Parks · Scenic Drive

Great Basin National Park

— 2 nights
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.
You've now added Bristlecone Trail to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): stroll through Alpine Lakes Loop and then Head underground at Lehman Caves. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Tue): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Wheeler Peak and then hike along Bristlecone Trail.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Great Basin National Park trip itinerary planning site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Yosemite National Park to Great Basin National Park. In October, plan for daily highs up to 65°F, and evening lows to 30°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel to Arches National Park.

Things to do in Great Basin National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors
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Arches National Park

— 3 nights

A Red Rock Wonderland

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.
You've added Devils Garden Trailhead, Tower Arch, Balanced Rock Trail, and other attractions to your itinerary. There's more to do: stroll through Delicate Arch and explore the striking landscape at Double Arch.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Arches National Park trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Great Basin National Park to Arches National Park takes 6 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Great Basin National Park to Arches National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Great Basin National Park in October, things will get a bit warmer in Arches National Park: highs are around 71°F and lows about 42°F. You'll set off for Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park on the 23rd (Sat).

Things to do in Arches National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park

— 1 night
The Gunnison River has been hard at work over the past two million years, carving out the sheer cliffs and towering spires that today make up Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park.
Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park has been added to your itinerary. On the 23rd (Sat), cruise along South Rim Road, explore the striking landscape at Painted Wall, and then take in breathtaking views at Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Arches National Park to Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park in 4 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park can reach 67°F, while at night they dip to 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Mesa Verde National Park.

Things to do in Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Mesa Verde National Park

Whereas most national parks are primarily devoted to showcasing unique and special landscapes, Mesa Verde National Park focuses on ancient human habitation.
Cliff Palace has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): delve into the distant past at Cliff Palace.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Mesa Verde National Park holiday planning site.

You can drive from Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park to Mesa Verde National Park in 4 hours. In October in Mesa Verde National Park, expect temperatures between 69°F during the day and 34°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Historic Sites
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Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve

— 2 nights
To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve attractions planning tool.

Explore your travel options from Mesa Verde National Park 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 Mesa Verde National Park in October, with lows around 27°F. You will have some time to spend on the 26th (Tue) before leaving for Wichita.

Things to do in Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve

Trails · Outdoors · Parks · Nature
Highlights from your trip

Wichita

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): make a trip to The Keeper of the Plains.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Wichita vacation planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve to Wichita. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve to Wichita. While traveling from Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve, expect a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Wichita, ranging from highs of 75°F to lows of 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Saint Louis.
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Saint Louis

— 3 nights

Gateway to the West

Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C. in the number of free activities available by spending your holiday exploring the city's central neighborhoods, famous for their restored century-old red-brick buildings.
You've now added Anheuser-Busch Brewery to your itinerary. On the 28th (Thu), take in panoramic vistas at The Gateway Arch and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Anheuser-Busch Brewery.

To find photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Saint Louis trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Wichita to Saint Louis takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. October in Saint Louis sees daily highs of 72°F and lows of 49°F at night. You'll set off for Mammoth Cave National Park on the 30th (Sat).

Things to do in Saint Louis

Breweries & Distilleries

Mammoth Cave National Park

— 2 nights
Mammoth Caves National Park is the longest cave system in the world so far discovered.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): explore the fascinating underground world of Mammoth Cave and then hike along Fat Man's Misery. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Echo River, then explore the activities along Green River, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cedar Sink Trail.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Mammoth Cave National Park online trip builder.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Saint Louis to Mammoth Cave National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In October in Mammoth Cave National Park, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Mon) to allow time for travel to Oak Hill.

Things to do in Mammoth Cave National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trip

Oak Hill

— 1 night
Oak Hill is a city in Fayette County, West Virginia, United States and is the primary city within the Oak Hill, WV Micropolitan Statistical Area. For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Oak Hill online route builder.

Traveling by car from Mammoth Cave National Park to Oak Hill takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Mammoth Cave National Park to Oak Hill due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 53°F in November, and nighttime lows around 35°F. You'll set off for Shenandoah National Park on the 2nd (Tue).

Things to do in Oak Hill

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Nature

Shenandoah National Park

— 3 nights
Shenandoah National Park showcases a particularly scenic section of Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains.
Get out of town with these interesting Shenandoah National Park side-trips: Grand Caverns (in Grottoes), Massanutten Indoor WaterPark (in Massanutten) and SoLace Studios Fine Handcrafts (in Elkton). There's lots more to do: trek along Old Rag Mountain Hike, take in the dramatic scenery at Dark Hollow Falls, and contemplate the waterfront views at Skyline Drive.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Shenandoah National Park trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Oak Hill to Shenandoah National Park in 4 hours. Traveling from Oak Hill in November, you will find days in Shenandoah National Park are somewhat warmer (59°F), and nights are about the same (37°F). You'll set off for Baltimore on the 5th (Fri).

Things to do in Shenandoah National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Baltimore

— 1 night

City of Firsts

A major center for tourism and travel, Baltimore is famous as the city where amateur poet Francis Scott Key wrote the lyrics for the United States' national anthem.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): take in the waterfront activity at Inner Harbor and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at National Aquarium.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Baltimore trip builder.

You can drive from Shenandoah National Park to Baltimore in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of taxi and train. Traveling from Shenandoah National Park in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Baltimore, with lows of 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to catch the train back home.

Things to do in Baltimore

Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · Nightlife
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.