47 days in United States Itinerary

47 days in United States Itinerary

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Glacier National Park
— 4 nights
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Las Vegas
— 2 nights
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Zion National Park
— 3 nights
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Rockville
— 1 night
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Escalante
— 5 nights
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Page
— 3 nights
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Sedona
— 6 nights
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 6 nights
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Moab
— 6 nights
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Glenwood Springs
— 7 nights
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Estes Park
— 1 day

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Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park ©

Crown of the Continent

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.
You've now added Bowman Lake to your itinerary. Take a break from the city and head to Baring Falls and Granite Park Trail. Explore hidden gems such as Cracker Lake Hike and Jackson Glacier Overlook. Change things up with a short trip to The Polebridge Mercantile in Polebridge (about 40 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Fishercap Lake, get to know the fascinating history of Garden Wall, trek along Goat Lick Overlook, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Siyeh Pass.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Glacier National Park road trip planning site.

Duluth to Glacier National Park is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Duluth in September, expect little chillier with lows of 40°F in Glacier National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

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Bowman Lake ©
Bowman Lake
Goat Lick Overlook ©
Goat Lick Overlook
Cracker Lake Hike ©
Cracker Lake Hike

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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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Waterskiing & Jetskiing and The Auto Collections. Get a sense of the local culture at Nelson Ghost Town and Hershey's Chocolate World. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Las Vegas: Green Valley Range (in Henderson) and Eldorado Canyon Mine Tours (in Nelson). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Nostalgia Street Rods, identify plant and animal life at Clark County Wetlands Park, take an unforgettable tour with 702 Helicopters, and tee off at Las Vegas Paiute Golf Resort.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas trip planner.

You can fly from Glacier National Park to Las Vegas in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car and bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. In September, Las Vegas is much warmer than Glacier National Park - with highs of 93°F and lows of 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can drive to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Museums

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Waterskiing & Jetskiing
The Auto Collections ©
The Auto Collections
Eldorado Canyon Mine Tours ©
Eldorado Canyon Mine Tours

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Zion National Park

Zion National Park ©
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Checkerboard Mesa as well as Court of the Patriarchs. Discover out-of-the-way places like Zion-Mt. Carmel Tunnel and Riverside Walk. Get outdoors at Watchman Trail and Temple of Sinawava Trail. And it doesn't end there: head outdoors with The Subway, explore the stunning scenery at Hidden Canyon, take a memorable drive along Kolob Terrace Road, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Kayenta Trail.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Zion National Park vacation planner.

Getting from Las Vegas to Zion National Park by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. While traveling from Las Vegas, expect slightly colder days and cooler nights in Zion National Park, ranging from highs of 84°F to lows of 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Rockville.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails
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Riverside Walk ©
Riverside Walk
Court of the Patriarchs ©
Court of the Patriarchs
Hidden Canyon ©
Hidden Canyon

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Rockville

Rockville ©
Rockville is a town in Washington County, Utah, United States. Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): take a memorable drive along Smithsonian Butte Back Country Byway, then mingle with the ghosts of the past at Grafton Cemetery (Ghost Town), and then see the world from above with Zion Helicopters.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Rockville holiday planner.

Explore your travel options from Zion National Park to Rockville with the Route module. In September in Rockville, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Escalante.

Things to do in Rockville

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Tours

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Grafton Cemetery (Ghost Town) ©
Grafton Cemetery (Ghost Town)
Zion Helicopters ©
Zion Helicopters

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Escalante

Escalante ©
Escalante is a city in Garfield County, Utah, United States located along Utah Scenic Byway 12 (SR-12) in the south central part of the state. Explore hidden gems such as Highway 12 Scenic Byway and Anasazi State Park Museum. Get outdoors at Calf Creek Falls Recreation Area and Red Canyon Trail Rides. Explore Escalante's surroundings by going to Rim Trail (in Bryce Canyon National Park) and Capitol Reef National Park (Capitol Gorge Trail, Cohab Canyon Trail, &more). There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at Peekaboo Gulch, explore the stunning scenery at Escalante Interagency Visitor Center, admire the sheer force of Lower Calf Creek Falls, and immerse yourself in nature at Escalante Petrified Forest State Park.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Escalante online holiday maker.

Drive from Rockville to Escalante in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Rockville in September, things will get a bit cooler in Escalante: highs are around 70°F and lows about 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Page.

Things to do in Escalante

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

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Calf Creek Falls Recreation Area ©
Calf Creek Falls Recreation Area
Anasazi State Park Museum ©
Anasazi State Park Museum
Cohab Canyon Trail ©
Cohab Canyon Trail

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Page

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.
Get in touch with nature at Glen Canyon National Recreation Area and Lake Powell National Golf Course. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Wilderness River Adventures and Gunfighter Canyon. And it doesn't end there: explore the fascinating underground world of Waterholes Canyon, take an in-depth tour of Powell Museum, and relax and rejuvenate at Lake Powell Massage & Spa Boutique.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Page road trip website.

Traveling by car from Escalante to Page takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Escalante in October, plan for somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in Page: temperatures range from 73°F by day to 51°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can go by car to Sedona.

Things to do in Page

Wildlife · Nature · Parks · Outdoors
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Glen Canyon National Recreation Area ©
Glen Canyon National Recreation Area
Wilderness River Adventures ©
Wilderness River Adventures
Waterholes Canyon ©
Waterholes Canyon

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Sedona

Sedona ©

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Jerome State Historic Park and Jerome Historical Society Mine Museum. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Amitabha Stupa & Peace Park and Fay Canyon Trail. Venture out of the city with trips to Clarkdale (Tuzigoot National Monument, Arizona Copper Art Museum, &more) and Jerome (Gold King Mine Museum and Ghost Town, Douglas Mansion, &more). And it doesn't end there: trek along Doe Mountain Trail, admire the majestic nature at Dead Horse Ranch State Park, learn about winemaking at Javelina Leap Vineyard, Winery & Bistro, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Bear Mountain Trail.

To see more things to do and other tourist information, read Sedona visit planner.

You can drive from Page to Sedona in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. In October, daily temperatures in Sedona can reach 77°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

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Jerome State Historic Park ©
Jerome State Historic Park
Arizona Copper Art Museum ©
Arizona Copper Art Museum
Doe Mountain Trail ©
Doe Mountain Trail

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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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Yavapai Geology Museum and Kolb Studio. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Powell Point and East Rim Drive. Next up on the itinerary: trot along with Canyon Trail Rides, explore the stunning scenery at Yavapai Point, take some stellar pictures from Moran Point, and hike along Hermit Trail.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park trip planner.

You can drive from Sedona to Grand Canyon National Park in 2.5 hours. Another option is to drive. When traveling from Sedona in October, plan for a bit cooler days in Grand Canyon National Park, with highs around 66°F, while nights are colder with lows around 31°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Moab.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Museums

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Hermit Trail ©
Hermit Trail
Kolb Studio ©
Kolb Studio
East Rim Drive ©
East Rim Drive

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Moab

Moab ©

Red Desert

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Moab Museum of Film and Western Heritage and Gallery Moab LCA. Explore hidden gems such as Mesa Arch and Island in the Sky. Venture out of the city with trips to Arches National Park (Windows, Pothole Arch, &more) and Shafer Trail (in Canyonlands National Park). And it doesn't end there: trek along Grandstaff Canyon Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Balanced Rock Trail, take a memorable tour with Moab Jett, and explore the striking landscape at Double Arch.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Moab trip planner.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Moab in 5.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Moab when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in October, with lows around 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to drive to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Moab

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

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Grandstaff Canyon Trail ©
Grandstaff Canyon Trail
Double Arch ©
Double Arch
Fiery Furnace ©
Fiery Furnace

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Glenwood Springs

Glenwood Springs ©
Glenwood Springs occupies a scenic location at the junction of the Colorado River and the Roaring Fork River, halfway between Vail and Aspen along the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains.
Appreciate the collections at Frontier Historical Museum and Cooper Corner Gallery. Step off the beaten path and head to Maroon Lake Scenic Trail and Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness Area. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Glenwood Springs: Rifle Falls (in Rifle), Snowmass Village Hiking Trails (in Snowmass Village) and Aspen (Rio Grande Trail, Castle Creek Road, &more). There's lots more to do: take a memorable drive along West Elk Loop Scenic Byway, stroll through Grizzly Creek Trail, explore the landscape on two wheels at Glenwood Canyon Bike Trail, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Linwood Cemetery.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Glenwood Springs attractions planning tool.

Getting from Moab to Glenwood Springs by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Moab in October, expect nights in Glenwood Springs to be little chillier, around 32°F, while days are much colder, around 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can drive to Estes Park.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail ©
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail
Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness Area ©
Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness Area
Glenwood Canyon Bike Trail ©
Glenwood Canyon Bike Trail

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Estes Park

Estes Park ©
More than just a convenient resting place for travelers on their way to the national park encompassing the Front Range of the Rockies, Estes Park is a popular place to visit in its own right.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): view the masterpieces at Images of Rocky Mountain National Park, see the interesting displays at Red Rose Rock Shop & Dick's Rock Museum, then trek along Lily Lake Trailhead, and finally take an exotic tour of Estes Park Guided Tours.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Estes Park road trip planning website.

You can drive from Glenwood Springs to Estes Park in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect much hotter weather when traveling from Glenwood Springs in October: highs in Estes Park hover around 69°F, while lows dip to 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Estes Park

Outdoors · Museums · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Estes Park Guided Tours ©
Estes Park Guided Tours
Red Rose Rock Shop & Dick's Rock Museum ©
Red Rose Rock Shop & Dick's Rock Museum
Images of Rocky Mountain National Park ©
Images of Rocky Mountain National Park

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