40 days in United States Itinerary

40 days in United States Itinerary

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40 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Pittsburgh
Drive:  6​h 45​min
1
Louisville
— 4 nights
Drive:  16​h 30​min
2
Longmont
— 13 nights
Drive:  8​h
3
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Moab
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Telluride
— 4 nights
Drive:  9​h 45​min
6
Tempe
— 7 nights
Drive:  17​h 15​min
7
Dallas
— 2 nights
Drive:  20​h 15​min
End: Pittsburgh


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4
nights
Louisville

Louisville ©
Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Spring Mill State Park and Muscatatuck National Wildlife Refuge. Step out of the city life by going to Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial and Saunders Springs Nature Preserve. Change things up with a short trip to Marengo Cave in Marengo (about 1 hour away). Next up on the itinerary: take a peaceful walk through The Parklands of Floyds Fork, examine the collection at Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, and contemplate the long history of Locust Grove.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Louisville road trip planner.

Pittsburgh to Louisville is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Pittsburgh, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Louisville, ranging from highs of 82°F to lows of 61°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel to Longmont.

Things to do in Louisville

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Spring Mill State Park, Muscatatuck National Wildlife Refuge, Marengo Cave, Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial, Saunders Springs Nature Preserve
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Spring Mill State Park ©
Spring Mill State Park
Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial ©
Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial
Marengo Cave ©
Marengo Cave

13
nights
Longmont

Longmont ©
The City of Longmont is a Home Rule Municipality in Boulder and Weld counties of the U.S. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Alluvial Fan and Alberta Falls. Visit Shambhala Mountain Center and Hotel de Paris Museum for their historical value. Change things up with these side-trips from Longmont: Rocky Mountain National Park (Trail Ridge Road, Adams Falls Trail, & more), Idaho Springs (St Mary's Glacier, Summit Lake Park, & more) and Cache La Poudre Wilderness (in Livermore). The adventure continues: take a memorable drive along Guanella Pass, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chapel on the Rock, look for gifts at Kirks Flyshop & Mountain Adventures, and get interesting insight from Tours.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Longmont route planner.

Explore your travel options from Louisville to Longmont with the Route module. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Louisville to Longmont due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Louisville in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Longmont, with lows of 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can travel to Telluride.

Things to do in Longmont

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Rocky Mountain National Park, Estes Park, Idaho Springs, Georgetown, Shambhala Mountain Center
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Adams Falls Trail ©
Adams Falls Trail
River Rafting & Tubing
St Mary's Glacier ©
St Mary's Glacier

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): take in the dramatic natural features at Thor's Hammer, then take in the dramatic natural features at Wall Street, then trek along Rim Trail, and finally stop by Ruby's Inn Canyon Rock Shop. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Queen Victoria and then stroll through Navajo/Queens Garden Loop.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Bryce Canyon National Park day trip planning website .

You can drive from Longmont to Bryce Canyon National Park in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Longmont in September: high temperatures in Bryce Canyon National Park hover around 70°F and lows are around 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Moab.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Thor's Hammer ©
Thor's Hammer
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop ©
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop
Wall Street ©
Wall Street

4
nights
Moab

Moab ©
The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Take a break from the city and head to Arches National Park and Park Avenue Trail. Explore hidden gems such as Castle Valley and Turret Arch. Take a break from Moab with a short trip to Sand Dune Arch in Arches National Park, about 38 minutes away. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Slickrock Bike Trail and take in the dramatic natural features at Courthouse Towers.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Moab trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Bryce Canyon National Park to Moab in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, and taxi. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in September: high temperatures in Moab hover around 84°F and lows are around 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to drive to Telluride.

Things to do in Moab

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Arches National Park
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Arches National Park ©
Arches National Park
Slickrock Bike Trail ©
Slickrock Bike Trail
Sand Dune Arch ©
Sand Dune Arch

4
nights
Telluride

Telluride ©
The town of Telluride is the county seat and most populous town of San Miguel County in the southwestern portion of the U.S. Step out of the city life by going to Ouray Box Canyon Waterfall and Sneffels Highline Trail. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Ophir Pass Trail and Baby Bath Tubs Trail. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Telluride: North Rim (in Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park) and Ouray (Bear Creek National Recreation Trail & Uncompahgre Gorge). The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of Black Bear Pass, play a few rounds at Telluride Ski & Golf Club, and take in the dramatic scenery at Cornet Creek Falls.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Telluride road trip site .

You can drive from Moab to Telluride in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In October, Telluride is little chillier than Moab - with highs of 56°F and lows of 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Tempe.

Things to do in Telluride

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Ouray, North Rim
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Ophir Pass Trail ©
Ophir Pass Trail
Sneffels Highline Trail ©
Sneffels Highline Trail
Baby Bath Tubs Trail ©
Baby Bath Tubs Trail

7
nights
Tempe

Tempe ©
Tempe, also known as Hayden's Ferry during the territorial times of Arizona, is a city in Maricopa County, Arizona, United States, with the Census Bureau reporting a 2010 population of 161,719. Visiting Boyce Thompson Arboretum and Fossil Springs Trail Head will get you outdoors. Popular historic sites such as Casa Grande Ruins National Monument and Strawberry School House are in your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from Tempe: St. Anthony's Greek Orthodox Monastery (in Florence), Rooster Cogburn Ostrich Ranch (in Picacho) and Besh Ba Gowah (in Globe). There's still lots to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Tonto National Monument, tour the pleasant surroundings at KOLI Equestrian Center, admire the majestic nature at Lost Dutchman State Park, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Anne's Roman Catholic Church.

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Do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi from Telluride to Tempe in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and taxi; or drive. Traveling from Telluride in October, things will get much warmer in Tempe: highs are around 91°F and lows about 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel to Dallas.

Things to do in Tempe

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Pine, Gilbert, Painted Rock Petroglyph Site, Tonto National Monument, Casa Grande Ruins National Monument
Highlights from your plan
KOLI Equestrian Center ©
KOLI Equestrian Center
Boyce Thompson Arboretum ©
Boyce Thompson Arboretum
Rooster Cogburn Ostrich Ranch ©
Rooster Cogburn Ostrich Ranch

2
nights
Dallas

Dallas ©
One of the country's most popular shopping destinations, Dallas and its sprawling suburbs include more shopping centers per capita than any other urban center in America.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District and then contemplate the long history of Top O'Hill Terrace. Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Arbor Hills Nature Preserve.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Dallas trip planning tool .

You can do a combination of tram and flight from Tempe to Dallas in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Tempe to Dallas is 1 hour. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Tempe in October: high temperatures in Dallas hover around 82°F and lows are around 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dallas

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District, Eisenhower Birthplace State Historical Park, Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge, Top O'Hill Terrace, Arbor Hills Nature Preserve
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Top O'Hill Terrace ©
Top O'Hill Terrace
Arbor Hills Nature Preserve ©
Arbor Hills Nature Preserve
Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge ©
Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge

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