37 days in United States Itinerary

37 days in United States Itinerary

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37 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
+2
train + bus + Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
Albuquerque
— 6 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
2
Monument Valley
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Blanding
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Moab
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Canyonlands National Park
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Arches National Park
— 7 nights
Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: Washington DC

6
nights
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Albuquerque: Santa Fe (Santa Fe Plaza, Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, & more), Bandelier National Monument (in Los Alamos) and Cochiti Pueblo (Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument & Canyon Trail). And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of Albuquerque Old Town, have fun and explore at Explora Science Center and Children's Museum of Albuquerque, pause for some serene contemplation at Capilla de Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe, and learn more about the world around you at Indian Pueblo Cultural Center.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Albuquerque online sightseeing planner .

Washington DC to Albuquerque is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Washington DC to Albuquerque due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Washington DC in October, plan for slightly colder nights in Albuquerque, with lows around 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Santa Fe, Cochiti Pueblo, Jemez Mountains, Bandelier National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Albuquerque Old Town ©
Albuquerque Old Town
Loretto Chapel ©
Loretto Chapel

5
nights
Monument Valley

Monument Valley is a region of the Colorado Plateau characterized by a cluster of vast sandstone buttes, the largest reaching 1000ft above the valley floor. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Monument Valley: Mexican Hat (Muley Point Overlook & Valley of the Gods) and Hite Marina (in Hite). There's much more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, cruise along Moki Dugway, walk around Sandstone Tours, and hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour.

To see where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Monument Valley day trip planning tool .

Getting from Albuquerque to Monument Valley by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Albuquerque in October, Monument Valley is slightly colder at night with lows of 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to drive to Blanding.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Parks Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Mexican Hat, Utah, Hite Marina
Highlights from your plan
Photography Tours
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park ©
Off-Road Tours

5
nights
Blanding

Blanding ©
Blanding is a city in San Juan County, Utah, United States. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Blanding: Leprechaun Canyon (in Hanksville) and Lowry Ruins National Historical Landmark (in Pleasant View). There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at Natural Bridges National Monument, immerse yourself in nature at The Edge of the Cedars State Park, take in the views from Hite Crossing Bridge, and make a trip to Butler Wash Archeological Ruin.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Blanding holiday planner.

You can drive from Monument Valley to Blanding in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In October in Blanding, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 42°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Moab.

Things to do in Blanding

Parks Nature Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Leprechaun Canyon, Lowry Ruins National Historical Landmark
Highlights from your plan
Natural Bridges National Monument ©
Natural Bridges National Monument
Goosenecks State Park ©
Goosenecks State Park
Leprechaun Canyon ©
Leprechaun Canyon

7
nights
Moab

Moab ©
The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Moab is known for nature, adventure, trails, scenic drive, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the awesome beauty at Arches National Park, take in the dramatic natural features at Corona Arch, skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, and let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Moab journey planner .

Drive from Blanding to Moab in 1.5 hours. In November, daytime highs in Moab are 55°F, while nighttime lows are 29°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can go by car to Canyonlands National Park.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trip

Scenic Byway of Highway 128
Highlights from your plan
Arches National Park ©
Arches National Park
Off-Road Tours
Dead Horse Point State Park ©
Dead Horse Point State Park

6
nights
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.
Canyonlands National Park is known for nature, trails, scenic drive, outdoors, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get great views at Grand View Point Overlook, explore the striking landscape at Island in the Sky, trek along Murphy Point Trail, and take in breathtaking views at Cataract Canyon.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Canyonlands National Park trip site .

Getting from Moab to Canyonlands National Park by car takes about 1.5 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 55°F, and evening lows to 29°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Arches National Park.

Things to do in Canyonlands National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Mesa Arch ©
Mesa Arch
Grand View Point Overlook ©
Grand View Point Overlook
Great Gallery ©
Great Gallery

7
nights
Arches National Park

Arches National Park ©
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Unaweep-Tabeguache Scenic Byway (in Whitewater) and Fruita (Colorado National Monument & North Fruita Desert). There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Delicate Arch, trek along Double Arch, stroll through Double O Arch, and cruise along Arches National Park Scenic Drive.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Arches National Park trip planner.

You can drive from Canyonlands National Park to Arches National Park in 1.5 hours. In November, daytime highs in Arches National Park are 55°F, while nighttime lows are 29°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Arches National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Fruita, Unaweep-Tabeguache Scenic Byway, Dewey Bridge
Highlights from your plan
Colorado National Monument ©
Colorado National Monument
Delicate Arch ©
Delicate Arch
Double Arch ©
Double Arch

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