23 days in United States Itinerary

23 days in United States Itinerary

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Tucumcari
— Few hours
2
Santa Rosa
— 1 night
3
Pagosa Springs
— 1 night
4
Leadville
— 1 night
5
Grand Teton National Park
— 3 nights
6
Yellowstone National Park
— 6 nights
7
West Yellowstone
— 1 night
8
Glacier National Park
— 3 nights
9
Custer
— 3 nights
10
Badlands National Park
— 2 nights
11
Hutchinson
— 1 night

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Tucumcari

Tucumcari
Tucumcari is a city in and the county seat of Quay County, New Mexico, United States. To plan Tucumcari vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Austin to Tucumcari is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In September, Tucumcari is slightly colder than Austin - with highs of °F and lows of °F. On the 11th (Fri), you'll travel to Santa Rosa.

Things to do in Tucumcari

Museums Shopping Parks

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Santa Rosa

Santa Rosa ©
Santa Rosa is a city in and the county seat of Guadalupe County, New Mexico, United States. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): immerse yourself in nature at Santa Rosa Lake State Park, see the interesting displays at Route 66 Auto Museum, and then explore the activities along Park Lake.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Santa Rosa day trip website.

Getting from Tucumcari to Santa Rosa by car takes about an hour. Traveling from Tucumcari in September, expect Santa Rosa to be slightly colder, temps between °F and °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel to Pagosa Springs.

Things to do in Santa Rosa

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Park Lake ©
Park Lake
Santa Rosa Lake State Park ©
Santa Rosa Lake State Park
Route 66 Auto Museum ©
Route 66 Auto Museum

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Pagosa Springs

Pagosa Springs ©
Pagosa Springs is a municipality that is the county seat of, and the only incorporated municipality in, Archuleta County, Colorado, United States. Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): delve into the distant past at Chimney Rock National Monument, thenexplore by horseback at Diamond Hitch Stables, thencontemplate the waterfront views at San Juan River Walk, and finally view the masterpieces at Lantern Dancer.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Pagosa Springs online travel planner.

You can drive from Santa Rosa to Pagosa Springs in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Santa Rosa in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Pagosa Springs, with lows of °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Leadville.

Things to do in Pagosa Springs

Outdoors Parks Trails
Highlights from your plan
Chimney Rock National Monument ©
Chimney Rock National Monument
San Juan River Walk ©
San Juan River Walk
Diamond Hitch Stables ©
Diamond Hitch Stables

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Leadville

Leadville ©
Leadville is the statutory city that is the county seat and only incorporated municipality in Lake County, Colorado, United States. Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): stroll through Mineral Belt Trail, thentake your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mayflower Gulch, thenget engrossed in the history at Temple Israel, and finally take an in-depth tour of Heritage Museum.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Leadville driving holiday site.

Traveling by car from Pagosa Springs to Leadville takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Pagosa Springs in September; daily highs in Leadville reach °F and lows reach °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Leadville

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports
Highlights from your plan
Temple Israel ©
Temple Israel
Heritage Museum ©
Heritage Museum

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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.
Escape the urban bustle at Menor's Ferry Historical Trail and Hermitage Point. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Chapel of the Sacred Heart and Potholes Turnout, Grand Teton National Park. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Leigh Lake, take some stellar pictures from Snake River Overlook, take a memorable tour with Exum Mountain Guides, and take in the dramatic natural features at Grand View Point.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Grand Teton National Park day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Leadville to Grand Teton National Park takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. September in Grand Teton National Park sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Leigh Lake ©
Leigh Lake
Chapel of the Sacred Heart ©
Chapel of the Sacred Heart
Potholes Turnout, Grand Teton National Park ©

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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.
Step out of the city life by going to West Thumb Geyser Basin and Mud Volcano. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Midway Geyser Basin and Castle Geyser. There's still lots to do: contemplate the geological forces at Monument Geyser Basin, take in the natural beauty of Beryl Spring, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Aurum Geyser, and stroll through Mystic Falls Trail.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park travel route planning app.

Getting from Grand Teton National Park to Yellowstone National Park by car takes about 1.5 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Grand Teton National Park in September: high temperatures in Yellowstone National Park hover around °F and lows are around °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to go by car to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
West Thumb Geyser Basin ©
West Thumb Geyser Basin
Mud Volcano ©
Mud Volcano
Midway Geyser Basin ©
Midway Geyser Basin

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West Yellowstone

West Yellowstone ©
The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): get outside with Madison River Outfitters, explore the activities along Hebgen Lake, and then catch all the local highlights with Horizon Travel Yeti Aviation.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the West Yellowstone trip itinerary website.

Getting from Yellowstone National Park to West Yellowstone by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. September in West Yellowstone sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Outdoors Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Madison River Outfitters ©
Madison River Outfitters

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Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park ©
The glaciers from which Glacier National Park takes its name mostly dissipated eons ago, but they left behind a scoured landscape of high and steep mountain peaks, sparkling lakes, lush alpine meadows, and thick forests.
Take a break from the city and head to Iceberg Lake and Baring Falls. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Fishercap Lake and Bullhead Lake. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cracker Lake Hike, contemplate the waterfront views at McDonald Creek, get interesting insight from Sun Tours, and trek along Goat Lick Overlook.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Glacier National Park trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from West Yellowstone to Glacier National Park in 7.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of bus and car. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from West Yellowstone in September; daily highs in Glacier National Park reach °F and lows reach °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel to Custer.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Fishercap Lake ©
Fishercap Lake
Iceberg Lake ©
Iceberg Lake
Goat Lick Overlook ©
Goat Lick Overlook

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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.
Escape the urban bustle at Black Hills Balloons and Bismark Lake Campground. Discover out-of-the-way places like Stockade Lake and Custer State Park Resort. Step out of Custer with an excursion to Professor Samuel's Portrait Emporium in Keystone--about 30 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take in the pleasant sights at Sunday Gulch Trail, cruise along Peter Norbeck Scenic Byway, see a world frozen in time at Four Mile Old West Town, and see the interesting displays at Custer County 1881 Courthouse.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Custer tour itinerary app.

Traveling by flight from Glacier National Park to Custer takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and taxi. Expect a daytime high around °F in September, and nighttime lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Badlands National Park.

Things to do in Custer

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trip

Professor Samuel's Portrait Emporium
Highlights from your plan
Black Hills Balloons ©
Black Hills Balloons
Bismark Lake Campground ©
Bismark Lake Campground
Custer State Park Resort ©
Custer State Park Resort

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Badlands National Park

Badlands National Park ©
Although Badlands National Park's name might not be the most inviting, its landscape of pinnacles, eroded buttes, spires, and an expansive, pristine mixed-grass prairie remain enticing.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): take in the dramatic natural features at Yellow Mounds Overlook, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Conata Basin Overlook, take in the dramatic natural features at Homestead Overlook, explore the striking landscape of Burns Basin Overlook, thentake in the dramatic natural features at Panorama Point Overlook, and finally explore the striking landscape of White River Valley Overlook. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Castle Trail, appreciate the extensive heritage of Sage Creek Wilderness Area, and then get great views at Pinnacles Overlook.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Badlands National Park online trip planner.

Getting from Custer to Badlands National Park by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. When traveling from Custer in September, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Badlands National Park: temperatures range from °F by day to °F at night. On the 2nd (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Hutchinson.

Things to do in Badlands National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Hurley Butte Horseback Riding
Highlights from your plan
Yellow Mounds Overlook ©
Yellow Mounds Overlook
Sage Creek Wilderness Area ©
Sage Creek Wilderness Area
Panorama Point Overlook
Panorama Point Overlook

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Hutchinson

Hutchinson ©
Hutchinson is the largest city and county seat in Reno County, Kansas, United States, and located on the Arkansas River. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Dillon Nature Center, thenget curious at Cosmosphere, and then see the interesting displays at Reno County Museum.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Hutchinson trip itinerary website.

Explore your travel options from Badlands National Park to Hutchinson with the Route module. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Badlands National Park to Hutchinson. Traveling from Badlands National Park in October, expect Hutchinson to be somewhat warmer, temps between °F and °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hutchinson

Museums Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Reno County Museum ©
Reno County Museum
Dillon Nature Center ©
Dillon Nature Center
Cosmosphere ©
Cosmosphere

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