35 days in United States Itinerary

35 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip itinerary builder

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Fly
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Paso Robles
— 3 nights
Fly to Flagstaff, Bus to Grand Canyon National Park
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 5 nights
Drive
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Zion National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Big Sur
— 1 night
Shuttle to San Francisco International Airport, Fly to Aspen
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Aspen
— 4 nights
Fly
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Eureka Springs
— 3 nights
Fly
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Arches National Park
— 2 nights
Fly
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
Fly to Santa Fe, Shuttle to Taos
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Taos
— 1 night
Shuttle to Santa Fe, Fly to Laguna Beach
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Laguna Beach
— 4 nights
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Paso Robles

— 3 nights

Paso

A town of hot springs and wine, Paso Robles (or "Pass of the Oaks") feels like a desert paradise to those who travel here.
Get in touch with nature at Piedras Blancas and Friends of the Elephant Seal Visitor Center and Gift Shop. Get out of town with these interesting Paso Robles side-trips: Cambria (Moonstone Beach & Stepladder Ranch & Creamery). There's more to do: savor the flavors at Food & Drink and learn about winemaking at Castoro Cellars.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Paso Robles trip app.

New York City to Paso Robles is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from New York City to Paso Robles due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in September, you will find days in Paso Robles are a bit warmer (90°F), and nights are a bit cooler (53°F). On the 1st (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Paso Robles

Wineries · Tours · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Grand Canyon National Park

— 5 nights
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Get in touch with nature at Grand Canyon South Rim and Bright Angel Trail. There's lots more to do: trek along Rim Trail, take some stellar pictures from Lipan Point, take a memorable drive along Point Imperial Drive, and take a pleasant ride with Canyon Trail Rides.

To find out how to plan a trip to Grand Canyon National Park, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Paso Robles to Grand Canyon National Park in 9 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus. Traveling from Paso Robles to Grand Canyon National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Paso Robles in October, expect Grand Canyon National Park to be slightly colder, temps between 66°F and 31°F. On the 7th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Tours

Zion National Park

— 3 nights
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 8th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Zion National Park. On the 9th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hike along The Narrows.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Zion National Park travel itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Grand Canyon National Park to Zion National Park. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in October, plan for somewhat warmer days in Zion National Park, with highs around 74°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Big Sur.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Big Sur

— 1 night

Big Country of the South

A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): learn about winemaking at Joyce Vineyards, learn about winemaking at Joullian Vineyards & Winery, and then stroll through Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Big Sur trip itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Zion National Park to Big Sur in 12 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Zion National Park in October since evenings lows in Big Sur dip to 52°F. On the 12th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Aspen.

Things to do in Big Sur

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature

Side Trip

Aspen

— 4 nights

Rocky Mountain High

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.
Get in touch with nature at Maroon Bells and Castle Creek Road. Explore Aspen's surroundings by going to Glenwood Springs (Hanging Lake Trail & Thermal Spas). There's much more to do: get great views at Independence Pass, hike along Maroon Lake Scenic Trail, walk around The John Denver Sanctuary, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness Area.

To see traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Aspen tour builder website.

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Big Sur to Aspen in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Big Sur to Aspen due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Big Sur in October, plan for slightly colder days in Aspen, with highs around 60°F, while nights are much colder with lows around 30°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Eureka Springs.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Eureka Springs

— 3 nights

Little Switzerland of America

Nestled in the heart of the Ozark Mountains, the whole town of Eureka Springs is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Get outdoors at Ozark Mountain Ziplines and Lost Canyon Nature Trail - Top of the Rock. Change things up with these side-trips from Eureka Springs: Dogwood Canyon Nature Park (in Lampe), 165 Scenic Overlook (in Hollister) and Branson (VIP Tours of Branson, Lindwedel Winery, &more). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge and take in the exciting artwork at The Birdcage.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Eureka Springs trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by flight from Aspen to Eureka Springs takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Aspen to Eureka Springs. Traveling from Aspen in October, expect nights in Eureka Springs to be much warmer, around 51°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Arches National Park.

Things to do in Eureka Springs

Tours · Wildlife · Wineries · Parks

Side Trips

Arches National Park

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): explore the striking landscape at Turret Arch, then take in the dramatic natural features at Double Arch, then take in the dramatic natural features at Delicate Arch, and finally explore the striking landscape at Fiery Furnace.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Arches National Park online journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Eureka Springs to Arches National Park takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Eureka Springs to Arches National Park is minus 1 hour. Expect slightly colder evenings in Arches National Park when traveling from Eureka Springs in October, with lows around 42°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Arches National Park

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

— 4 nights

A Land of Giants

With mountain peaks reaching past 4,250 m (14,000 ft) and trees stretching to over 75 m (250 ft) high, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks present nature on a grand scale.
Get in touch with nature at Sequoia Sightseeing Tours and Giant Forest. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Moro Rock Trail, stroll through Mt. Whitney, trek along Zumwalt Meadow Trail, and explore the stunning scenery at Kings Canyon National Park.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park trip itinerary planning app.

You can fly from Arches National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Arches National Park in October, things will get somewhat warmer in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park: highs are around 81°F and lows about 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to travel to Taos.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Taos

— 1 night
Many residents have shunned fast-paced city living for Taos's laid-back vibe and blend of Spanish, Native American, and Anglo cultures.
On the 27th (Tue), indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas and then snap pictures at Rio Grande Gorge Bridge. On the 28th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see what you can catch with Land of Enchantment Guides - Fly Fishing Trips and then learn about winemaking at La Chiripada Winery.

To see more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Taos road trip planning tool.

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Taos takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and car. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in October, with highs in Taos at 65°F and lows at 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to travel to Laguna Beach.

Things to do in Taos

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Spas

Side Trips

Laguna Beach

— 4 nights
Laguna Beach is a seaside resort city located in southern Orange County, California, in the United States. Get outdoors at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Main Beach. Explore Laguna Beach's surroundings by going to Wine Tours & Tastings (in Temecula) and Wavelength Brewing Company (in Vista). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Crystal Cove, enjoy the sand and surf at Dana Strands Beach, hike along Civic Center Park, and tee off at Ben Brown’s Golf Course at The Ranch Laguna Beach.

Make your Laguna Beach itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Getting from Taos to Laguna Beach by combination of shuttle and flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus, car, and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Taos in October, plan for a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Laguna Beach: temperatures range from 80°F by day to 63°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Laguna Beach

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · History Museums
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.