28 days in United States Itinerary

28 days in United States Itinerary

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Durango
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Mesa Verde National Park
— Few hours
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Page
— 1 night
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Zion National Park
— 3 nights
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Bryce Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
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Capitol Reef National Park
— 1 night
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Moab
— 1 night
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Canyonlands National Park
— 1 night
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Arches National Park
— 1 night
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Salt Lake City
— 1 night
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Arco
— 1 night
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Cody
— 5 nights
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Yellowstone National Park
— 1 night
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Jackson Hole
— 1 night
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Denver
— 1 night
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Mesa Verde National Park
— 1 day
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Colorado Springs
— 1 night
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Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve
— 1 night
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Amarillo
— 1 night
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Grapevine
— Few hours

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Durango

Durango
Originally a frontier mining town, Durango is known today for its scenic setting, outdoor activities, and the 1880s steam-powered railway that takes visitors through sections of the mountains where roads don't reach.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Animas Mountain Trail and then see the interesting displays at Durango Fish Hatchery and Wildlife Museum.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Durango trip planner.

Alamosa to Durango is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also drive. In October in Durango, expect temperatures between 65°F during the day and 32°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 4th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Mesa Verde National Park.

Things to do in Durango

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Outdoors

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Mesa Verde National Park

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.
On the 4th (Sun), explore the striking landscape at Square Tower House and then explore the ancient world of Balcony House.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Mesa Verde National Park road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Durango to Mesa Verde National Park takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of shuttle and taxi. In October, plan for daily highs up to 69°F, and evening lows to 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Page.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Balcony House
4.8
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Geologic Formation
Square Tower House
4.7

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Page

Page ©

Center of Canyon Country

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Vermilion Cliffs National Monument as well as Horseshoe Bend. On the 4th (Sun), take in the dramatic natural features at Vermilion Cliffs National Monument.

Find out how to plan Page trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Traveling by car from Mesa Verde National Park to Page takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Mesa Verde National Park in October since evenings lows in Page dip to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Page

Adventure · Outdoors · Tours · Nature
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Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Lake Powell Paddleboards and Kayaks
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Must see
Horseshoe Bend
4.8

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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Off-Road Tours as well as Kanab Tour Company. Keep things going the next day: see Off-Road Tours, skim along the rocks with Kanab Tour Company, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Hidden Canyon, then trek along Riverside Walk, and finally stroll through Temple of Sinawava Trail.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Zion National Park trip planner.

Getting from Page to Zion National Park by combination of shuttle and car takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Page in October, Zion National Park is little chillier at night with lows of 36°F. On the 8th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Trails

Side Trip

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Must see
Off-Road Tours
5.0
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Canyoning / Rapelling Tour
Kanab Tour Company
4.9
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Canyon
Hidden Canyon
4.5

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Bryce Canyon National Park

Bryce Canyon National Park ©
You can find hoodoos--rock pillars formed by erosion--all around the world, but those of Bryce Canyon National Park remain the standard bearers thanks to their bright red color, tall stature, and arrangement in large amphitheaters.
Coyote Buttes has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): hike along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop, take in the dramatic natural features at Coyote Buttes, then explore the striking landscape at Wall Street, then look for gifts at Ruby's Inn, and finally get a dose of the wild on Red Canyon Trail Rides. On the 9th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: trek along Bryce Amphitheatre, trek along Rim Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bristlecone Loop, then take some stellar pictures from Paria View, and finally explore the striking landscape at Natural Bridge.

For photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Bryce Canyon National Park online trip planner.

You can drive from Zion National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park in 3 hours. Traveling from Zion National Park in October, things will get little chillier in Bryce Canyon National Park: highs are around 61°F and lows about 29°F. You'll have a few hours on the 10th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Capitol Reef National Park.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Coyote Buttes
4.8
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Geologic Formation
Natural Bridge
4.8

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Capitol Reef National Park

Capitol Reef National Park ©
Capitol Reef National Park takes its name from a particularly rugged and scenic section of the Waterpocket Fold, a geologic "wrinkle" stretching for 160 km (100 mi) along a dry plateau surrounded by white Navajo sandstone cliffs and domes, and red canyons, buttes, and rock bridges.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. On the 10th (Sat), explore the striking landscape of Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, hike along The Hickman Bridge Trail, take in the dramatic natural features at Water Pocket Fold, then head outdoors with Notom Road Scenic Backway, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Factory Butte. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Capitol Reef National Park .

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Capitol Reef National Park trip maker site.

You can drive from Bryce Canyon National Park to Capitol Reef National Park in 2.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In October, daytime highs in Capitol Reef National Park are 61°F, while nighttime lows are 29°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Moab.

Things to do in Capitol Reef National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip

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Moab

Moab ©

Red Desert

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): take a memorable drive along Colorado Riverway Recreation Area, then trek along Grandstaff Canyon Trail, then grab your bike and head to Bike Fiend, and finally grab your bike and head to Slickrock Bike Trail.

For ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Moab trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Capitol Reef National Park to Moab takes 3.5 hours. In October, Moab is somewhat warmer than Capitol Reef National Park - with highs of 71°F and lows of 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Canyonlands National Park.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Scenic Drive
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Biking Trail
Bike Fiend
4.9

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Canyonlands National Park

Canyonlands National Park ©
Canyonlands National Park features myriad canyons and buttes that the Colorado River, Green River, and their tributaries have carved over millions of years in hues of red and orange.
On the 13th (Tue), stroll through Pothole Point Trail, then take a memorable drive along White Rim Road, then hike along White Rim Trail, and finally explore the striking landscape at Mesa Arch.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Canyonlands National Park travel route builder site.

Drive from Moab to Canyonlands National Park in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In October in Canyonlands National Park, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 42°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Arches National Park.

Things to do in Canyonlands National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Scenic Drive
Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Mesa Arch
4.8

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Arches National Park

Arches National Park

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.
Make your Arches National Park itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by car from Canyonlands National Park to Arches National Park takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 42°F. You will leave for Salt Lake City on the 14th (Wed).

Things to do in Arches National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

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Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City ©

Crossroads of the West

Utah's capital and most populous city, Salt Lake City boasts a small-town feel, big-city amenities, and plenty of nature on its doorstep.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): take in breathtaking views at City Creek Canyon, then steep yourself in history at Beehive House, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Assembly Hall. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of McCune Mansion, get a dose of the wild on Mountain West Birding Company, and then get curious at Wheeler Historic Farm.

For more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Salt Lake City trip planner.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Arches National Park to Salt Lake City in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and train. In October, daily temperatures in Salt Lake City can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel to Arco.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Historic Sites
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Religious Site
Assembly Hall
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Historic Site
Beehive House
3.7
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Historic Site
McCune Mansion
4.2

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Arco

Arco ©
Arco is a city in Butte County, Idaho, United States. Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Craters of the Moon National Monument, then stroll around Bottolfsen Park, then examine the collection at EBR-1, and finally see the interesting displays at Lost Rivers Museum.

For ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Arco journey planner.

Getting from Salt Lake City to Arco by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Salt Lake City in October, expect Arco to be a bit cooler, temps between 58°F and 36°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Cody.

Things to do in Arco

Museums · Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Specialty Museum
EBR-1
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Cody

Cody ©

Preferred Gateway to Yellowstone

A genuine cowboy city, Cody is famous for its nightly rodeos and its proximity to the protected wilderness areas of the world's first national park, now designated as one of the country's World Heritage Sites.
Bring the kids along to The Star Plunge and Plains Indian Museum. Get in touch with nature at Pryor Mountain Wild Horse Range and TePee Pools and Spa. Step out of Cody to go to Thermopolis and see Wind River Canyon, which is approximately 1h 30 min away. There's much more to do: see human ingenuity at work at Buffalo Bill Dam, take a memorable drive along Chief Joseph Hwy, stroll through Beartooth Basin, and admire the majestic nature at Buffalo Bill State Park.

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Traveling by car from Arco to Cody takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and flight. In October, plan for daily highs up to 57°F, and evening lows to 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Cody

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
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Hot Spring
The Star Plunge
4.3
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Off-Road Tour
Off-Road Tours
4.6

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Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©

World's Largest Collection of Geysers

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Grand Loop Road, get to know the fascinating history of Lone Star Geyser, then take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, and finally take in the natural beauty of Castle Geyser.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park online travel planner.

You can drive from Cody to Yellowstone National Park in 2.5 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Cody in October: high temperatures in Yellowstone National Park hover around 47°F and lows are around 25°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Jackson Hole.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Nature · Parks · Scenic Drive · Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Grand Loop Road
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Hot Spring
Castle Geyser
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Hot Spring
Old Faithful
4.5

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Jackson Hole

Jackson Hole ©
The Jackson Hole valley is approximately 97 km (60 mi) long and 24 km (15 mi) wide, encompassing the town of Jackson, Teton Village, and the northern section of Grand Teton National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): get great views at Snake River Overlook, then look for all kinds of wild species at Oxbow Bend, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chapel of the Transfiguration, and finally hike along Taggart Lake. Here are some ideas for day two: see what you can catch with Mangis Fishing Guide Services and then take an exotic tour of Backcountry Safaris.

For traveler tips and other tourist information, read Jackson Hole trip builder site.

Getting from Yellowstone National Park to Jackson Hole by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in October, expect nights in Jackson Hole to be about the same, around 28°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Denver.

Things to do in Jackson Hole

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

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Hiking Trail
Taggart Lake
4.8
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Wildlife Area
Oxbow Bend
4.8

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Denver

Denver

Mile-High City

Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
On the 25th (Sun), identify plant and animal life at Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center, then stroll through Mount Falcon Castle Trail, and then explore the activities along Evergreen Lake. Keep things going the next day: explore the landscape on two wheels at Cherry Creek Trail, then browse the exhibits of Center for Colorado Women's History at the Byers-Evans House, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Trinity United Methodist Church.

For where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Denver route planner.

Getting from Jackson Hole to Denver by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Jackson Hole in October; daily highs in Denver reach 67°F and lows reach 40°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to travel to Mesa Verde National Park.

Things to do in Denver

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Biking Trail
Cherry Creek Trail
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Mesa Verde National Park

Mesa Verde National Park
Take the guesswork out of planning a Mesa Verde National Park vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Denver to Mesa Verde National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect little chillier evenings in Mesa Verde National Park when traveling from Denver in October, with lows around 34°F. On the 27th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Historic Sites

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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 27th (Tue): admire the masterpieces at Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Colorado Springs vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Fly from Mesa Verde National Park to Colorado Springs in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In October, daytime highs in Colorado Springs are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Highlights from your trip

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Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve ©
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): admire nature's extreme beauty at High Dune Trail and then hike along Mosca Pass Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to White Mountain Trading Post and then examine the collection at Fort Garland Museum and Cultural Center.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve attractions planner.

Explore your travel options from Colorado Springs to Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve with the Route module. Traveling from Colorado Springs in October, expect slightly colder with lows of 27°F in Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Amarillo.

Things to do in Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

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Amarillo

Amarillo

Yellow Rose of Texas

Known as "The Yellow Rose of Texas," Amarillo was once a series of ranches.
To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Amarillo travel planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve to Amarillo. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Central Standard Time is 1 hour. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve in October, with highs in Amarillo at 75°F and lows at 47°F. You'll set off for Grapevine on the 30th (Fri).

Things to do in Amarillo

Parks · Museums · Nature · Nightlife

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Grapevine

Grapevine ©

Cantaloupe Capital of the World

Named for the fruit that grows here, Grapevine cultivates its local flavor in grapes and wines.
On the 30th (Fri), trek along Coppell Nature Park, contemplate the long history of Milican Blacksmiths Shop, and then see Lifestylez Nails Spa.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Grapevine itinerary builder site.

You can fly from Amarillo to Grapevine in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and tram. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Amarillo in October; daily highs in Grapevine reach 83°F and lows reach 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Grapevine

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

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Historic Site
Milican Blacksmiths Shop
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Hiking Trail
Coppell Nature Park
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Airport Shop
Lifestylez Nails Spa
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