42 days in United States Itinerary

42 days in United States Itinerary

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42 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
Denver
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Moab
— 7 nights
Drive + Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Salt Lake City
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Yellowstone National Park
— 8 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
5
Missoula
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h
6
Glacier National Park
— 5 nights
taxi + Fly:  6​h 15​min
7
Wichita
— 1 day
Fly:  5​h 30​min
8
San Antonio
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  6​h 45​min
9
Natchez
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 15​min
10
Orange Beach
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  4​h 30​min
11
Washington DC
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Newark

2
nights
Denver

Denver ©
Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Mount Evans and Stranahan's Colorado Whiskey Tour. Take a break from the city and head to Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center and Denver Zoo. Next up on the itinerary: cruise along Mount Evans Scenic Byway and look and learn at Denver Museum of Nature & Science.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Denver online itinerary planner .

Newark to Denver is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Newark to Denver, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Newark in October, plan for little chillier nights in Denver, with lows around 40°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel to Moab.

Things to do in Denver

Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center
Highlights from your plan
Mount Evans ©
Mount Evans
Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center ©
Denver Museum of Nature & Science ©

7
nights
Moab

Moab ©
The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Corona Arch and Mesa Arch. Visit Island in the Sky and Arches National Park for some beach relaxation. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Moab: Grand View Point Overlook (in Canyonlands National Park), Delicate Arch (in Arches National Park) and Colorado National Monument (in Fruita). On the 8th (Fri), enjoy a day of scenic exploration at Canyonlands National Park. There's lots more to do: admire the majestic nature at Goblin Valley State Park, push the limits with an extreme tour, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Moab route builder website .

You can fly from Denver to Moab in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and car; or drive. In October, daily temperatures in Moab can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Moab

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Canyonlands National Park, Colorado National Monument, Goblin Valley State Park, Delicate Arch
Highlights from your plan
Mesa Arch ©
Mesa Arch
Canyonlands National Park ©
Canyonlands National Park
Colorado National Monument ©
Colorado National Monument

4
nights
Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City ©
Utah's capital and most populous city, Salt Lake City boasts a small-town feel, big-city amenities, and plenty of nature on its doorstep.
Get outdoors at Big Cottonwood Canyon and Antelope Island State Park. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Mirror Lake Scenic Byway and Park City Main Street Historic District. There's much more to do: get a sense of history and politics at Utah State Capitol, admire the landmark architecture of LDS Conference Center, get curious at Joseph Smith Memorial Building, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Salt Lake Temple.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Salt Lake City online itinerary planner .

Do a combination of car and flight from Moab to Salt Lake City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and train. October in Salt Lake City sees daily highs of 68°F and lows of 46°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Park City Main Street Historic District, Antelope Island State Park, Mirror Lake Scenic Byway
Highlights from your plan
Antelope Island State Park ©
Antelope Island State Park
Utah State Capitol ©
Utah State Capitol

8
nights
Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Uncle Tom's Trail and Firehole Canyon Drive. Visiting 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive and Midway Geyser Basin will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting Yellowstone National Park side-trips: Jenny Lake Trail (in Grand Teton National Park) and Big Sky Resort (in Big Sky). And it doesn't end there: witness a stunning natural landmark at Mammoth Hot Springs, admire all the interesting features of Lamar Valley, explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, and identify plant and animal life at Hayden Valley.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park planning website .

Do a combination of flight and car from Salt Lake City to Yellowstone National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight, shuttle, and car. Traveling from Salt Lake City in October, things will get colder in Yellowstone National Park: highs are around 47°F and lows about 25°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Missoula.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Grand Teton National Park, Big Sky Resort
Highlights from your plan
Upper Geyser Basin ©
Upper Geyser Basin
Lamar Valley ©
Lamar Valley
Firehole Canyon Drive ©
Firehole Canyon Drive

1
day
Missoula

Missoula ©
Missoula is a city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and then find something for the whole family at A Carousel for Missoula.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Missoula online trip maker .

Traveling by car from Yellowstone National Park to Missoula takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of car and bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Yellowstone National Park in October, with highs in Missoula at 58°F and lows at 33°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Missoula

Theme Parks Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
A Carousel for Missoula ©
A Carousel for Missoula
Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation ©
Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation

5
nights
Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park ©
The glaciers from which Glacier National Park takes its name mostly dissipated eons ago, but they left behind a scoured landscape of high and steep mountain peaks, sparkling lakes, lush alpine meadows, and thick forests.
Escape the urban bustle at Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park and Going-to-the-Sun Road. Discover out-of-the-way places like Iceberg Lake Trail and Grinnell Glacier. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Highline Trail, take in the dramatic scenery at St.Mary Falls, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake McDonald, and trek along Trail of the Cedars.

Plan my day in Glacier National Park using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Missoula to Glacier National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 56°F, and evening lows to 31°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can travel to Wichita.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Going-to-the-Sun Road ©
Going-to-the-Sun Road
Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier

1
day
Wichita

Wichita ©
Wichita is the largest city in the U.S. On the 31st (Sun), make a trip to The Keeper of the Plains, meet the residents at Sedgwick County Zoo, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Botanica: The Wichita Gardens.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Wichita trip planning app .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Glacier National Park to Wichita in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Glacier National Park to Wichita. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Glacier National Park in October; daily highs in Wichita reach 75°F and lows reach 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to travel to San Antonio.

Things to do in Wichita

Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Sedgwick County Zoo ©
Sedgwick County Zoo
The Keeper of the Plains ©
The Keeper of the Plains
Botanica: The Wichita Gardens ©
Botanica: The Wichita Gardens

1
night
San Antonio

San Antonio ©
As the state’s second largest city, San Antonio embodies Texas’ rich cultural heritage while maintaining the Old West charm of an oil town.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): steep yourself in history at Mission San Jose, admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Gardens, steep yourself in history at The Alamo, then shop like a local with The San Antonio River Walk, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Main Plaza, explore the fascinating underground world of Natural Bridge Caverns, and then see a world frozen in time at Gruene Historic District.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the San Antonio trip planner .

Getting from Wichita to San Antonio by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Wichita in November, things will get somewhat warmer in San Antonio: highs are around 74°F and lows about 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can travel to Natchez.

Things to do in San Antonio

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Gruene Historic District
Highlights from your plan
The San Antonio River Walk ©
The San Antonio River Walk
Natural Bridge Caverns ©
Natural Bridge Caverns
Japanese Tea Gardens ©
Japanese Tea Gardens

1
night
Natchez

Natchez ©
Natchez is the county seat and only city of Adams County, Mississippi, United States. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): stroll the grounds of Natchez City Cemetery, then steep yourself in history at Stanton Hall, then contemplate the long history of Longwood, and finally steep yourself in history at Rosalie Mansion. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Melrose.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Natchez trip builder tool .

You can do a combination of flight and car from San Antonio to Natchez in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from San Antonio in November, expect Natchez to be little chillier, temps between 68°F and 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to drive to Orange Beach.

Things to do in Natchez

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Melrose ©
Melrose
Longwood ©
Longwood
Natchez City Cemetery ©
Natchez City Cemetery

1
night
Orange Beach

Orange Beach exists solely as a tourist beach town, with a permanent population of less than 6,000.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): take a leisurely stroll along Gulf State Park Fishing Pier, get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, and then revel in the low prices at Tanger Outlets Foley. Here are some ideas for day two: immerse yourself in nature at Gulf State Park, then witness the site of a historic battle at Fort Morgan State Historic Site, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Wharf Ferris Wheel.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Orange Beach online route builder .

Drive from Natchez to Orange Beach in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of car, train, and bus. Expect a daytime high around 70°F in November, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Orange Beach

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Gulf Shores, Tanger Outlets Foley, Fort Morgan State Historic Site
Highlights from your plan
Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Fort Morgan State Historic Site ©
Fort Morgan State Historic Site
Tanger Outlets Foley ©
Tanger Outlets Foley

6
nights
Washington DC

Washington DC ©
The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
Visiting Stony Man Mountain Hike and Fort McHenry National Monument will get you outdoors. Visit Skyline Drive and Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum for some beach relaxation. Venture out of the city with trips to Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge (in Cambridge), St. Anne's Church (in Annapolis) and DuCard Vineyards (in Etlan). Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at Devils Den, appreciate the history behind Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, sample the fine beverages at Copper Fox Distillery, and see the interesting displays at Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center.

For maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Washington DC trip planning site .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Orange Beach to Washington DC takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Orange Beach in November, things will get little chillier in Washington DC: highs are around 59°F and lows about 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Gettysburg, Fort McHenry National Monument, St. Anne's Church, Linden Vineyards, Skyline Drive
Highlights from your plan
Stony Man Mountain Hike ©
Stony Man Mountain Hike
Skyline Drive ©
Skyline Drive
Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge ©

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