40 days in United States Itinerary

40 days in United States Itinerary

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40 days in United States Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly:  8​h 15​min
1
Amarillo
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + foot + shuttle:  4​h 45​min
2
Colorado Springs
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Durango
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Moab
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
5
Page
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Sedona
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h
8
Las Vegas
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
9
Death Valley National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 15​min
10
Monterey
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
11
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
12
Honolulu
— 3 nights
Fly:  13​h
13
Juneau
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  13​h
End: New York City

2
nights
Amarillo

Amarillo ©
Known as "The Yellow Rose of Texas," Amarillo was once a series of ranches.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): examine the collection at Jack Sisemore Traveland RV Museum, delve into the distant past at Palo Duro Canyon State Park, and then don't miss a visit to Cadillac Ranch. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Wildcat Bluff Nature Center, get curious at Don Harrington Discovery Center, and then wander the wide-open spaces of Cowgirls and Cowboys in the West.

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New York City to Amarillo is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect slightly colder evenings in Amarillo when traveling from New York City in September, with lows around 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Amarillo

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trip

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Highlights from your plan
Palo Duro Canyon State Park ©
Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Wildcat Bluff Nature Center ©
Wildcat Bluff Nature Center
Jack Sisemore Traveland RV Museum ©
Jack Sisemore Traveland RV Museum

3
nights
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Pike's Peak - America's Mountain and Red Rock Canyon Open Space. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Skyline Drive and Cave of the Winds Mountain Park. Next up on the itinerary: get to know the resident critters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo and walk around Garden of the Gods.

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You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Amarillo to Colorado Springs in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Amarillo in September; daily highs in Colorado Springs reach 79°F and lows reach 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to Durango.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Outdoors Theme Parks

Side Trips

Skyline Drive, Cave of the Winds Mountain Park
Highlights from your plan
Pike's Peak - America's Mountain ©
Pike's Peak - America's Mountain
Red Rock Canyon Open Space ©
Red Rock Canyon Open Space
Skyline Drive ©
Skyline Drive

1
night
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.
On the 16th (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Potato Lake Trail, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and then examine the collection at Durango Fish Hatchery and Wildlife Museum.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Durango vacation planner.

Getting from Colorado Springs to Durango by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Colorado Springs in September since evenings lows in Durango dip to 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to drive to Moab.

Things to do in Durango

Outdoors Tours Adventure
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing

2
nights
Moab

Moab ©
The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
On the 17th (Tue), tour the pleasant surroundings at Park Avenue Trail, explore the striking landscape at Mesa Arch, and then hike along Shafer Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: hike along Balanced Rock Trail, explore the striking landscape at Sand Dune Arch, and then explore and take pictures at Arches National Park Scenic Drive.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Moab trip planner .

Getting from Durango to Moab by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and car. In September, Moab is a bit warmer than Durango - with highs of 84°F and lows of 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can drive to Page.

Things to do in Moab

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Arches National Park, Canyonlands National Park
Highlights from your plan
Mesa Arch ©
Mesa Arch
Balanced Rock Trail ©
Balanced Rock Trail
Sand Dune Arch ©
Sand Dune Arch

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Powell, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, and then enjoy some diversion at Gunfighter Canyon. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic natural features at Coyote Buttes, then take in breathtaking views at The Chains, and then explore the striking landscape at Rainbow Bridge National Monument.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Page trip builder site .

You can drive from Moab to Page in 5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car, bus, and shuttle. Traveling from Moab in September, Page is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 63°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Page

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Coyote Buttes
Highlights from your plan
Glen Canyon National Recreation Area ©
Rainbow Bridge National Monument ©
Rainbow Bridge National Monument
Lake Powell ©
Lake Powell

4
nights
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Bright Angel Trail and South Kaibab Trail. Escape the urban bustle at Grand Canyon South Rim and Powell Point. And it doesn't end there: trek along North Kaibab Trail, take in breathtaking views at Yavapai Point, stroll through Rim Trail, and stroll around Indian Garden.

To see reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park tour planner .

You can drive from Page to Grand Canyon National Park in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Page in September, expect nights in Grand Canyon National Park to be cooler, around 43°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 75°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Sedona.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

4
nights
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Get in touch with nature at Cathedral Rock and Bear Mountain Trail. Discover out-of-the-way places like Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179) and Doe Mountain Trail. Venture out of the city with trips to Alcantara Vineyards and Winery (in Cottonwood), Flagstaff (Coconino National Forest & Riordan Mansion State Historic Park) and Jerome State Historic Park (in Jerome). And it doesn't end there: take in breathtaking views at Oak Creek Canyon, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, take in the dramatic natural features at Snoopy Rock, and shop like a local with Village Gallery of Local Artists.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Sedona journey builder tool .

Drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Sedona in 2.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September; daily highs in Sedona reach 85°F and lows reach 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Flagstaff, Alcantara Vineyards and Winery, Jerome State Historic Park
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Rock ©
Cathedral Rock
Oak Creek Canyon ©
Oak Creek Canyon
Doe Mountain Trail ©
Doe Mountain Trail

4
nights
Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Get some cultural insight at The LINQ Promenade and Shelby American Inc. Step off the beaten path and head to Waterskiing & Jetskiing and Dig This. Change things up with these side-trips from Las Vegas: Willow Beach (in Fort Mohave) and Wolf Creek Golf Club (in Mesquite). The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape of Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, enjoy some diversion at Machine Guns Vegas, identify plant and animal life at Lake Mead National Recreation Area, and examine the collection at Counts Kustoms.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas online trip planner .

Getting from Sedona to Las Vegas by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of taxi and flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Sedona to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Sedona in September, with highs in Las Vegas at 93°F and lows at 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Willow Beach, Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Wolf Creek Golf Club
Highlights from your plan
Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Dig This ©
Dig This

2
nights
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
On the 3rd (Thu), explore the activities along Salt Creek Interpretive Trail, then explore the stunning scenery at Titus Canyon, and then steep yourself in history at Harmony Borax Works. On the 4th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the stunning scenery at Mosaic Canyon, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Panamint Range, and then take an in-depth tour of The Ranch at Furnace Creek.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Death Valley National Park trip itinerary app .

Getting from Las Vegas to Death Valley National Park by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Las Vegas in October, expect little chillier with lows of 52°F in Death Valley National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to drive to Monterey.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Titus Canyon ©
Titus Canyon
Salt Creek Interpretive Trail ©
Salt Creek Interpretive Trail
Panamint Range ©
Panamint Range

2
nights
Monterey

Monterey is a city in the U.S. Escape the urban bustle at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Pfeiffer State Beach. Visit Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park and Del Monte Beach for some beach relaxation. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Breakwater, admire all the interesting features of 17-Mile Drive, take an in-depth tour of Casa Serrano, Historic Adobe, and walk around Dennis the Menace Park.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Monterey trip planner .

You can drive from Death Valley National Park to Monterey in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle. When traveling from Death Valley National Park in October, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Monterey: temperatures range from 70°F by day to 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Monterey

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Big Sur
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park ©
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park
Pfeiffer State Beach ©
Pfeiffer State Beach

5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get outdoors at Alcatraz Island and Muir Woods National Monument. Explore hidden gems such as Safari West and Cable Car Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from San Francisco: Rockaway Beach (in Pacifica), VJB Cellars (in Kenwood) and Armstrong Redwood State Reserve (in Guerneville). There's lots more to do: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, visit a coastal fixture at Fort Point, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Grace Cathedral.

For maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip planner .

Traveling by car from Monterey to San Francisco takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, daytime highs in San Francisco are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. On the 12th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Honolulu.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

VJB Cellars, Muir Woods National Monument, Armstrong Redwood State Reserve, Rockaway Beach, Safari West
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve ©
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island

3
nights
Honolulu

Honolulu ©
In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve. On your second day here, glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, then stroll through Laniakea Beach, then cross one thing off your bucket list with a skydiving experience, and finally explore the striking landscape at Ka'ena Point State Park.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Honolulu trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Honolulu takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Hawaii Standard Time (HST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from San Francisco in October, expect Honolulu to be a bit warmer, temps between 87°F and 74°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel to Juneau.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Haleiwa, Ka'ena Point State Park
Highlights from your plan
Laniakea Beach ©
Laniakea Beach
Skydiving
Kapiolani Regional Park ©
Kapiolani Regional Park

3
nights
Juneau

Juneau ©
Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
On the 16th (Wed), stroll through Perseverance National Recreation Trail, take in the dramatic scenery at Nugget Falls, then identify plant and animal life at Steep Creek, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Amalga Distillery. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some photo ops at Statue of Patsy Ann, the Dog, get outside with Northern Passages and Glacier Bay, and then get outside with Best Damn Charters.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Juneau road trip planning website .

Getting from Honolulu to Juneau by flight takes about 13 hours. Traveling from Honolulu to Juneau, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Honolulu in October, with highs in Juneau at 49°F and lows at 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Juneau

Outdoors Parks Trails
Highlights from your plan
Nugget Falls ©
Nugget Falls
Northern Passages and Glacier Bay ©
Northern Passages and Glacier Bay
Steep Creek ©
Steep Creek

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