40 days in United States Itinerary

40 days in United States Itinerary

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Amarillo
— 2 nights
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Colorado Springs
— 3 nights
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Durango
— 1 night
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Moab
— 2 nights
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Page
— 2 nights
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
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Sedona
— 4 nights
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Las Vegas
— 4 nights
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Death Valley National Park
— 2 nights
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Monterey
— 2 nights
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San Francisco
— 5 nights
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Honolulu
— 3 nights
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Juneau
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Amarillo

Yellow Rose of Texas

Known as "The Yellow Rose of Texas," Amarillo was once a series of ranches.
On the 11th (Wed), see the interesting displays at Jack Sisemore Traveland RV Museum, explore the ancient world of Palo Duro Canyon State Park, and then make a trip to Cadallic Ranch. On the 12th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Wildcat Bluff Nature Center, engage your brain at Don Harrington Discovery Center, and then get a taste of life in the country at Cowgirls and Cowboys in the West.

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

New York City to Amarillo is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from New York City to Amarillo due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Amarillo, with lows of 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 · Historic Sites

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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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Red Rock Canyon Open Space and Cheyenne Mountain Zoo. Go for a jaunt from Colorado Springs to Canon City to see Skyline Drive about 1h 10 min away. There's still lots to do: get in on the family fun at Cave of the Winds Mountain Park and stroll around Garden of the Gods.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Colorado Springs online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Amarillo to Colorado Springs takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Amarillo to Colorado Springs. Traveling from Amarillo in September, expect Colorado Springs to be little chillier, temps between 79°F and 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can go by car to Durango.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Theme Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors

Side Trips

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): stroll through Potato Lake Trail, get interesting insight from Tours, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Durango Fish Hatchery and Wildlife Museum.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Durango trip itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Colorado Springs to Durango in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Colorado Springs in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Durango, with lows of 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Moab.

Things to do in Durango

Outdoors · Adventure · Tours · Parks
Highlights from your trip

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Moab

Red Desert

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): trek along Park Avenue Trail, then explore the striking landscape at Mesa Arch, and then hike along Shafer Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Wed): hike along Balanced Rock Trail, take in the dramatic natural features at Sand Dune Arch, and then cruise along Arches National Park Scenic Drive.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Moab trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Durango to Moab in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Durango in September, expect Moab to be somewhat warmer, temps between 84°F and 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Page.

Things to do in Moab

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

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Page

Center of Canyon Country

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 striking landscape of Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, and then have fun at Gunfighter Canyon. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape at Coyote Buttes, see human ingenuity at work at The Chains, and then pause for some photo ops at Rainbow Bridge National Monument.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Page day trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Moab to Page takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, and shuttle. Traveling from Moab in September, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 63°F in Page. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Page

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Fun & Games

Side Trip

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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Bright Angel Trail and South Kaibab Trail. Take a break from the city and head to Grand Canyon South Rim and Yavapai Point. There's much more to do: hike along Rim Trail, get great views at Yaki Point, walk around Indian Garden, and stroll through North Kaibab Trail.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park travel app.

You can drive from Page to Grand Canyon National Park in 2.5 hours. When traveling from Page in September, plan for slightly colder days in Grand Canyon National Park, with highs around 75°F, while nights are colder with lows around 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Sedona.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

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Sedona

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Explore hidden gems such as Cathedral Rock and Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179). Get in touch with nature at Oak Creek Canyon and Bear Mountain Trail. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sedona: Flagstaff (Coconino National Forest & Riordan Mansion State Historic Park), Alcantara Vineyards and Winery (in Cottonwood) and Jerome State Historic Park (in Jerome). And it doesn't end there: trek along Doe Mountain Trail, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, explore the striking landscape at Snoopy Rock, and shop like a local with Village Gallery of Local Artists.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Sedona day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Sedona takes 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 · Trails

Side Trips

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Las Vegas

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Visiting Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Willow Beach will get you outdoors. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Shelby American Inc and The LINQ Promenade. Go for a jaunt from Las Vegas to Mesquite to see Wolf Creek Golf Club about 1h 30 min away. There's lots more to do: have fun at Machine Guns Vegas, get active on the water at Water Sports, have some family-friendly fun at Dig This, and examine the collection at Counts Kustoms.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Las Vegas road trip planning site.

Drive from Sedona to Las Vegas in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In September, Las Vegas is somewhat warmer than Sedona - with highs of 93°F and lows of 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to drive to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Outdoors · Parks · Fun & Games · Nature

Side Trips

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Death Valley National Park

Hottest, Driest, Lowest

Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
On the 3rd (Thu), tour the pleasant surroundings at Salt Creek Interpretive Trail, Head underground at Titus Canyon, and then steep yourself in history at Harmony Borax Works. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Fri): explore the stunning scenery at Mosaic Canyon, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Panamint Range, and then get engrossed in the history at The Ranch at Furnace Creek.

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You can drive from Las Vegas to Death Valley National Park in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Las Vegas in October, expect slightly colder with lows of 52°F in Death Valley National Park. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Monterey.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

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Monterey

Monterey is a city in the U.S. Visiting Dolphin & Whale Watching and Pfeiffer State Beach will get you outdoors. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park and McAbee Beach. The adventure continues: walk around Dennis the Menace Park, admire the masterpieces at Casa Serrano, Historic Adobe, cruise along 17-Mile Drive, and stroll through Breakwater.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Monterey day trip tool.

Getting from Death Valley National Park to Monterey by car takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car, bus, and train. When traveling from Death Valley National Park in October, plan for little chillier days in Monterey, with highs around 70°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Monterey

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trip

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San Francisco

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get a sense of the local culture at Alcatraz Island and Fisherman's Wharf. Step off the beaten path and head to Muir Woods National Monument and Safari West. Change things up with these side-trips from San Francisco: Rockaway Beach (in Pacifica), Armstrong Redwood State Reserve (in Guerneville) and VJB Cellars (in Kenwood). There's lots more to do: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, take in the spiritual surroundings of Grace Cathedral, steep yourself in history at Fort Point, and enjoy the sand and surf at Marshall’s Beach.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the San Francisco vacation planner.

You can drive from Monterey to San Francisco in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a shuttle. In October in San Francisco, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 56°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 12th (Sat) before leaving for Honolulu.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Honolulu

Big Pineapple

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): look for all kinds of wild species at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve. On the 13th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get interesting insight from Tours, then enjoy the sand and surf at Laniakea Beach, then take the plunge with a skydiving experience, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Ka'ena Point State Park.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Honolulu trip maker website.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Honolulu takes 8 hours. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time (HST) is minus 2 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from San Francisco in October; daily highs in Honolulu reach 87°F and lows reach 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel to Juneau.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Adventure

Side Trips

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Juneau

America's Largest Capital Area

Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Perseverance National Recreation Trail, then admire the sheer force of Nugget Falls, then identify plant and animal life at Steep Creek, and finally sample the fine beverages at Amalga Distillery. On the 17th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the history behind Statue of Patsy Ann, the Dog, get outside with Northern Passages and Glacier Bay, and then head outdoors with Best Damn Charters.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Juneau trip planner.

Getting from Honolulu to Juneau by flight takes about 13.5 hours. The time zone changes from Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time to Alaska Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for cooler 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 · Nature

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
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.

Colorado travel guide

4.4
River Rafting & Tubing · Parks · Scenic Drive
The Centennial State
Home to diverse natural ecosystems, Colorado boasts numerous ski resorts, vineyards, canyons, fossil-rich national parks, rugged natural trails, and picturesque scenic drives. Arguably the greatest of Colorado's many natural wonders is Mt. Elbert, the highest peak in the North American Rockies. The state's natural beauty inspired the opening lyrics of the song "America the Beautiful." Aside from its abundant unspoiled wilderness, Colorado also offers many urban attractions, including award-winning restaurants and nationally praised microbreweries. With an extensive system of highways and railroads, the state provides visitors on vacation with a chance to explore this largely untamed part of the country by car or train.

Arizona travel guide

4.3
Canyons · Geologic Formations · Hiking Trails
The Grand Canyon State
Known as the "Grand Canyon State," Arizona boasts dense forests, deep gorges, sprawling national parks, and modern ski resorts. Native American reservations take up about a quarter of the state, housing several tribes and offering visitors a chance to discover the varied cultures of the country's indigenous population. A patchwork of diverse tourist attractions, Arizona features exclusive golf courses and upscale shops, as well as cactus-covered canyons and stretches of desolate desert straight out of old Westerns, perfect for a vacation far from the city bustle. Though the state still clings to its Old West flavor, its busy college towns packed with young students from around the world exude a cosmopolitan atmosphere.

Nevada travel guide

4.3
Performances · Fountains · Casinos
The Silver State
The neon streets of Las Vegas represent only one chapter in the story of Nevada, a sparsely populated state offering travelers a chance to discover the country's western frontier. Utterly unlike the more populated parts of the North American continent, Nevada's landscape includes huge deserts where you can easily leave modern civilization behind and enjoy a tranquil vacation. For a taste of untamed Nevada, explore the network of paved and unpaved roads leading to some of the world's most rugged and desolate natural wonders. If trying to make a fortune is high on your itinerary, remember that in the first state to legalize gambling, a slot machine is never too far away. Even gas stations and small motels in the largely deserted rural areas offer some form of gambling to the passing traveler.

California travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Wineries & Vineyards · Beaches
The Golden State
The country's most populous state, California includes landscapes that range from the forested northern coast to harsh southern deserts. Sandwiched right in the middle of the state is a fertile valley, home to farms, vineyards, and orchards. California's cities offer diverse attractions, from amusement parks and upscale shops to award-winning restaurants and innovative art galleries. Outside the state's big urban centers, places to visit include some of the nation's most rugged national parks, ancient forests, towering mountain peaks, and ski resorts. More than just a surfing destination famous for its beaches and winding coastal roads, California also boasts one of the world's largest economies, bolstered by the booming tech industries.