33 days in United States Itinerary

33 days in United States Itinerary

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33 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Rochester
Drive:  30​h
1
Albuquerque
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Artesia
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  7​h
3
Flagstaff
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Grand Canyon National Park
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Page
— 3 nights
Shuttle + Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Zion National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
7
Bryce
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
8
Moab
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
9
Aspen
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
10
Buena Vista
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
11
Rocky Mountain National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
12
Colorado Springs
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Rochester

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Albuquerque

Albuquerque ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Capilla de Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Albuquerque Old Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Petroglyph National Monument and then examine the collection at Indian Pueblo Cultural Center.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Albuquerque day trip planning website .

Rochester to Albuquerque is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Rochester to Albuquerque due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Rochester in August, you will find days in Albuquerque are somewhat warmer (88°F), and nights are about the same (64°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to travel to Artesia.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Nature
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Albuquerque Old Town ©
Albuquerque Old Town
Indian Pueblo Cultural Center ©
Indian Pueblo Cultural Center
Petroglyph National Monument ©
Petroglyph National Monument

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Artesia

Artesia ©
Artesia is a city in Eddy County, New Mexico, United States, centered at the intersection of U.S. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): get lost in a book at Artesia Public Library and then appreciate the history behind Street Sculptures.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Artesia road trip planner.

Getting from Albuquerque to Artesia by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car. In August in Artesia, expect temperatures between 91°F during the day and 67°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to travel to Flagstaff.
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Artesia Public Library ©
Artesia Public Library

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Flagstaff

Flagstaff ©
Sitting at an elevation of 2,135 m (7,000 ft) and just a short trip from the Grand Canyon and other natural wonders, the city of Flagstaff attracts outdoor enthusiasts from around the world.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Flagstaff: Meteor Crater Natural Landmark (in Winslow) and Sedona (Cathedral Rock & Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179)). Spend the 3rd (Thu) exploring nature at Wupatki National Monument. Next up on the itinerary: have fun at Flagstaff Extreme, explore the stunning scenery at Walnut Canyon National Monument, and get impressive views of Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Flagstaff trip planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Artesia to Flagstaff. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Artesia in September: high temperatures in Flagstaff hover around 73°F and lows are around 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Flagstaff

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sedona, Meteor Crater
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Walnut Canyon National Monument ©
Walnut Canyon National Monument
Cathedral Rock ©
Cathedral Rock
Wupatki National Monument ©
Wupatki National Monument

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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, wildlife, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, trek along Bright Angel Trail, and stroll around Indian Garden.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park day trip site .

You can drive from Flagstaff to Grand Canyon National Park in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 75°F in September, and nighttime lows around 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Page.

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

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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.
Spend the 13th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: explore the stunning scenery at Antelope Canyon, explore the activities along Lake Powell, and admire the engineering at Glen Canyon Dam Overlook.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Page using our trip planner.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Page takes 2.5 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September, with highs in Page at 86°F and lows at 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Page

Parks Tours Outdoors
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Antelope Canyon ©
Antelope Canyon
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Glen Canyon Dam Overlook ©
Glen Canyon Dam Overlook

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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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Angel's Landing. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Zion National Park.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Zion National Park trip planner .

You can do a combination of shuttle and car from Page to Zion National Park in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Page in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Zion National Park, with lows of 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel to Bryce.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks Nature Trails
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Zion National Park ©
Zion National Park
Angel's Landing ©
Angel's Landing

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Bryce

Bryce ©
On the 17th (Thu), stop by Ruby's Inn Canyon Rock Shop, snap pictures at Natural Bridge, then hike along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop, and finally hike along Navajo Loop Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Peek-A-Boo Loop and then get great views at Inspiration Point.

For more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Bryce sightseeing planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Zion National Park to Bryce. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Zion National Park in September; daily highs in Bryce reach 70°F and lows reach 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Moab.

Things to do in Bryce

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Bryce Canyon National Park
Highlights from your plan
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop ©
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop
Peek-A-Boo Loop ©
Peek-A-Boo Loop
Inspiration Point ©
Inspiration Point

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Moab

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): stroll through Double Arch and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Arches National Park. On the 20th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Double Down Bike Shop, scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Moab vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Bryce to Moab takes 4.5 hours. In September, Moab is a bit warmer than Bryce - with highs of 84°F and lows of 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Aspen.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors Nature Parks

Side Trip

Double Arch
Highlights from your plan
Off-Road Tours
Arches National Park ©
Arches National Park
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours

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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 22nd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Maroon Bells.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Aspen trip 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 slightly colder temperatures traveling from Moab in September, with highs in Aspen at 72°F and lows at 41°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Glenwood Springs
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Maroon Bells ©
Maroon Bells
River Rafting & Tubing
The John Denver Sanctuary
The John Denver Sanctuary

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Buena Vista

The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): walk around Buena Vista River Park, then see Off-Road Tours, and then take a memorable tour with Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Fri): head outdoors with Four Mile Recreation Area and then kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Buena Vista day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Aspen to Buena Vista takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. September in Buena Vista sees daily highs of 73°F and lows of 42°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can drive to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Buena Vista

Outdoors Tours Adventure
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Zipline
Off-Road Tours

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Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park ©
Rocky Mountain National Park presents an ideal setting for recreation in the mountain range for which the park is named.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Bear Lake, then cruise along Trail Ridge Road, and then get interesting insight from Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Sun): explore and take pictures at Peak to Peak Scenic Byway, trot along with a tour on horseback, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chapel on the Rock, and finally trek along Emerald Lake Trail.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Rocky Mountain National Park online driving holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Buena Vista to Rocky Mountain National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus, train, and car. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Buena Vista in September; daily highs in Rocky Mountain National Park reach 81°F and lows reach 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trip

Estes Park
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Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road
Off-Road Tours
Emerald Lake Trail ©
Emerald Lake Trail

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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 28th (Mon): meet the residents at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, stop by Commonwheel Artists Co-op, and then go for a walk through Pike's Peak - America's Mountain. Here are some ideas for day two: brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of World War II Aviation, then find something for the whole family at North Pole - Santa's Workshop, then stroll around Garden of the Gods, and finally get your game on at Battlefield Colorado.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Colorado Springs itinerary planner .

You can drive from Rocky Mountain National Park to Colorado Springs in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Trails

Side Trips

Manitou Springs, North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Pike's Peak - America's Mountain ©
Pike's Peak - America's Mountain
Battlefield Colorado ©
Battlefield Colorado