47 days in United States Itinerary

47 days in United States Itinerary

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Glacier National Park
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Las Vegas
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Zion National Park
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Rockville
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Escalante
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Page
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Sedona
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Grand Canyon National Park
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Moab
— 6 nights
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Glenwood Springs
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Estes Park
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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 Fishercap Lake. Explore hidden gems such as Granite Park Trail and Kintla Lake. Change things up with a short trip to The Polebridge Mercantile in Polebridge (about 40 minutes away). There's still lots to do: hike along Cracker Lake Hike, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Josephine, get to know the fascinating history of Garden Wall, and identify plant and animal life at Goat Lick Overlook.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Glacier National Park trip app.

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 a bit cooler with lows of 40°F in Glacier National Park. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trip

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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 Nelson Ghost Town and Green Valley Range. Get a sense of the local culture at Nostalgia Street Rods and The Auto Collections. Step out of Las Vegas with an excursion to Eldorado Canyon Mine Tours in Nelson--about 58 minutes away. There's still lots to do: get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, take an unforgettable tour with 702 Helicopters, tee off at Las Vegas Paiute Golf Resort, and look for all kinds of wild species at Clark County Wetlands Park.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Las Vegas sightseeing planner.

Getting from Glacier National Park to Las Vegas by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car and bus. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Glacier National Park in September, with highs in Las Vegas at 93°F and lows at 71°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can go by car to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

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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 Temple of Sinawava Trail. Get outdoors at Riverside Walk and The Subway. There's still lots to do: explore the stunning scenery at Hidden Canyon, hike along Watchman Trail, explore and take pictures at Kolob Terrace Road, and grab your bike and head to Pa'rus Trail.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Zion National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Zion National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can 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 much colder nights in Zion National Park, ranging from highs of 84°F to lows of 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can travel to Rockville.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

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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

Scenic Drive · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trips

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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 Rim Trail. Get outdoors at Calf Creek Falls Recreation Area and Anasazi State Park Museum. Explore Escalante's surroundings by going to Red Canyon Trail Rides (in Bryce Canyon National Park) and Capitol Reef National Park (Capitol Gorge Trail, Cohab Canyon Trail, &more). Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at Peekaboo Gulch, take in breathtaking views at Escalante Interagency Visitor Center, take in the dramatic scenery at Lower Calf Creek Falls, and admire the majestic nature at Escalante Petrified Forest State Park.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Escalante trip itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Rockville to Escalante in 3 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Rockville in September; daily highs in Escalante reach 70°F and lows reach 40°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can go by car to Page.

Things to do in Escalante

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

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.
Get in touch with nature at Glen Canyon National Recreation Area and Waterholes Canyon. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Wilderness River Adventures and Gunfighter Canyon. And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Powell Museum, play a few rounds at Lake Powell National Golf Course, 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 · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

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Sedona

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Jerome State Historic Park and Jerome Artists Cooperative Gallery. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Amitabha Stupa & Peace Park and Doe Mountain 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, Jerome Historical Society Mine Museum, &more). There's much more to do: hike along Bear Mountain Trail, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, tour the pleasant surroundings at Little Horse Trail, and immerse yourself in nature at Crescent Moon Picnic Site.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Sedona trip builder site.

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 in Sedona, expect temperatures between 77°F during the day and 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

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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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Yavapai Geology Museum and Kolb Studio. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at East Rim Drive and Canyon Trail Rides. And it doesn't end there: take some stellar pictures from Powell Point, take in breathtaking views at Inner Canyon, walk around Indian Garden, and cruise along Hermit Road.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Sedona to Grand Canyon National Park in 2.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Sedona in October: highs in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 66°F, while lows dip to 31°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Moab.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Museums

Side 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.
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 Windows. Venture out of the city with trips to Canyonlands National Park (Shafer Trail & Island in the Sky) and Arches National Park (Pothole Arch, Landscape Arch, &more). There's much more to do: hike along Balanced Rock Trail, race across the water with Moab Jett, tour the pleasant surroundings at Slickrock Bike Trail, and cruise along Colorado Riverway Recreation Area.

Plan trip to Moab with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Moab by car takes about 5.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Moab when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in October, with lows around 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Moab

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

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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 Glenwood Railroad Museum. Step off the beaten path and head to Rifle Falls and Castle Creek Road. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Glenwood Springs: Aspen (Rio Grande Trail, Grottos Trail, &more) and Snowmass Village Hiking Trails (in Snowmass Village). There's much more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Glenwood Canyon Bike Trail, admire the verdant scenery at Roaring Fork Valley, tour the pleasant surroundings at Sunlight Mountain Resort, and play a few rounds at Ironbridge Golf Club.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Glenwood Springs itinerary planning app.

Drive from Moab to Glenwood Springs in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Moab in October, you will find days in Glenwood Springs are cooler (47°F), and nights are little chillier (32°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Estes Park.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

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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 · Wildlife · Trails

Side Trip

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.

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.

Utah travel guide

4.7
Geologic Formations · Hiking Trails · Scenic Drive
The Beehive State
A huge but sparsely populated land, Utah remains a major holiday destination offering plenty of year-round outdoor vacation ideas, including skiing, snowboarding, hiking, boating, horseback riding, and camping. The rugged terrain, defined by towering mountain peaks, deep canyons, and vast deserts, seems custom-made for adventurous nature lovers. With five national parks, the state has no shortage of pristine wilderness areas, causing many tourists to overlook the cultural attractions of its towns. Salt Lake City, the state's capital, features the headquarters of the Mormon Church, and draws over 5 million annual visitors. Utah also hosts several major film festivals each year, attracting young movie buffs from around the world.

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.

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.