53 days in United States Itinerary

53 days in United States Itinerary

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Sedona
— 1 night
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 7 nights
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Santa Fe
— 2 nights
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Denver
— 2 nights
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Dallas
— 2 nights
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New Orleans
— 5 nights
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Orlando
— 5 nights
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Washington DC
— 6 nights
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Pigeon Forge
— 2 nights
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Nashville
— 2 nights
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Topeka
— 2 nights
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Seattle
— 5 nights
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San Francisco
— 11 nights
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Los Angeles
— Few hours

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Sedona

Sedona ©

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): paddle through the water with Clarkdale Kayak Co., admire the masterpieces at Arizona Copper Art Museum, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu): cruise along Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179), take in the spiritual surroundings of Chapel of the Holy Cross, and then see Off-Road Tours.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Sedona online route planner.

Dallas to Sedona is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Dallas to Sedona. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Dallas in September: high temperatures in Sedona hover around 85°F and lows are around 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Sedona

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Scenic Drive

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Off-Road Tour
Off-Road Tours
4.6
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Kayaking / Canoeing
Clarkdale Kayak Co.
4.7

7
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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.
On the 5th (Sun), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. Next up on the itinerary: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, trot along with Canyon Trail Rides, get great views at Grandview Point, and pause for some photo ops at Powell Point.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park attractions planning tool.

Traveling by bus from Sedona to Grand Canyon National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Sedona in September, you will find days in Grand Canyon National Park are a bit cooler (75°F), and nights are colder (43°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can go by car to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Tours
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Hiking Trail
Rim Trail
5.0
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Hiking Trail
Bright Angel Trail
4.8

2
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Santa Fe

Santa Fe ©

City Different

Santa Fe continuously ranks among the world's top holiday destinations, attracting visitors with its unusual combination of scenic beauty, rich history, cultural diversity, and high concentration of performing arts venues, fine restaurants, and interesting attractions.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): trek along Canyon Trail, then take in the dramatic natural features at Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument, and then take a pleasant ride with Vision Quest Western Horseback Rides & Lessons. On the next day, do some rugged touring at Santa Fe Mountain Adventures and then take a memorable tour with Santa Fe Balloon Company.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Santa Fe planner.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Santa Fe takes 7.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Santa Fe when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September, with lows around 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to Denver.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Adventure

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Off-Road / ATV Trail
Santa Fe Mountain Adventures
4.8
Must see
Canyon Trail
4.9

2
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Denver

Denver ©

Mile-High City

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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): go deep underground at Hidee Gold Mine, go deep underground at Capital Prize Gold Mine Tour, and then cruise along Guanella Pass. Keep things going the next day: get outside with Apex Ex, then get the adrenaline pumping with Oxotic Supercar Driving Experience, and then see the interesting displays at Cussler Museum.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Denver online trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Santa Fe to Denver in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in September, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Dallas.

Things to do in Denver

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Museums · Tours

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Must see
Hidee Gold Mine
4.9
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Adrenaline / Extreme Tour
Oxotic Supercar Driving Experience
4.8
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Scenic Drive
Guanella Pass
4.9

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Dallas

Dallas ©

Big D

One of the country's most popular shopping destinations, Dallas and its sprawling suburbs include more shopping centers per capita than any other urban center in America.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): get a new perspective on things with Black Watch Sailing Charters and then test your team's savvy at North Texas Escape Rooms.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Dallas day trip planning app.

You can fly from Denver to Dallas in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is 1 hour. When traveling from Denver in September, plan for a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Dallas: temperatures range from 92°F by day to 73°F at night. On the 15th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to New Orleans.

Things to do in Dallas

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
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Room Escape Game
North Texas Escape Rooms
4.9

5
nights
New Orleans

New Orleans ©

The Big Easy

Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
New Orleans is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: learn about all things military at The National WWII Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Louis Cathedral, get to know the fascinating history of Jackson Square, and see the interesting displays at Cabildo.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the New Orleans trip planner.

Fly from Dallas to New Orleans in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Dallas in September, expect nights in New Orleans to be somewhat warmer, around 83°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 83°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to Orlando.

Things to do in New Orleans

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours
Highlights from your trip
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Military Museum
The National WWII Museum
4.8
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Historic Walking Area
French Quarter
4.1

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Orlando

Orlando ©

Theme Park Capital of the World

For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
Pack the 21st (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Universal's Islands of Adventure. Have a day of magic on the 22nd (Wed) at Walt Disney World Resort. There's much more to do: get in on the family fun at Universal Orlando Resort, try out the rides at Discovery Cove, and admire the masterpieces at Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Orlando online tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from New Orleans to Orlando in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from New Orleans to Orlando due to the time zone difference. While traveling from New Orleans, expect a bit warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Orlando, ranging from highs of 89°F to lows of 74°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

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Disney Park / Activity
Walt Disney World Resort
4.3

6
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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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Washington DC: Gettysburg (Devils Den, Gettysburg National Military Park, &more). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, ponder the world of politics at Library of Congress, get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Washington DC day trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Orlando to Washington DC takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, Washington DC is a bit cooler than Orlando - with highs of 82°F and lows of 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to travel to Pigeon Forge.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip

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Pigeon Forge

Pigeon Forge ©

Center of Fun in the Smokies

A tiny town with big tourist appeal, Pigeon Forge bills itself as the "Center of Fun in the Smokies." Just a short drive from the national park protecting the diverse plant and animal life of the Great Smoky Mountains, the town features numerous places to visit, such as bars, restaurants, cafes, theaters, and shops.
On the 2nd (Sat), do a tasting at Tennessee Homemade Wines, sample the fine beverages at Ole Smoky Whiskey Barrelhouse, sample the fine beverages at Sugarlands Distilling Company, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine, then sample the fine beverages at Ole Smoky, and finally stroll through Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the exciting artwork at Fowler's Clay Works, then walk around Chimneys Picnic Area, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount LeConte, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Alum Cave Trail.

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

You can fly from Washington DC to Pigeon Forge in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. In October, plan for daily highs up to 74°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Nashville.

Things to do in Pigeon Forge

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Wineries

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Mount LeConte
4.9

2
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Nashville

Nashville ©

Music City U.S.A.

Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): see the interesting displays at RCA Studio B, witness the site of a historic battle at Lotz House Museum, then go on a hair-raising tour with Franklin on Foot, and finally see the interesting displays at The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe. On the 5th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, catch a live performance at Grand Ole Opry, and then sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Nashville holiday builder.

Drive from Pigeon Forge to Nashville in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car, bus, and subway. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In October, daytime highs in Nashville are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Topeka.

Things to do in Nashville

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Lotz House Museum
4.8
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Ghost / Vampire Tour
Franklin on Foot
4.9
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Theater
Grand Ole Opry
4.6

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Topeka

Topeka ©
Topeka is the capital city of the U.S. On the 6th (Wed), ponder the world of politics at Cedar Crest, learn about all things military at Combat Air Museum, and then examine the collection at Evel Knievel Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Thu): test your team's savvy at Locked Manhattan and then kick your exploration up a notch at Wildwood Adventure Park.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Topeka trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Nashville to Topeka takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Nashville in October, expect a bit cooler with lows of 47°F in Topeka. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Topeka

Museums · Adventure · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
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Room Escape Game
Locked Manhattan
4.9

5
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Seattle

Seattle ©

Emerald City

Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
Go for a jaunt from Seattle to Olympic National Park to see Hurricane Ridge about 2 hours away. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, wander the streets of Pike Place Market, and see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Seattle road trip website.

Fly from Topeka to Seattle in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Topeka to Seattle. When traveling from Topeka in October, plan for little chillier days in Seattle, with highs around 63°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trip

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Observation Deck
Space Needle
4.3
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Neighborhood
Pike Place Market
4.3

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Venture out of the city with trips to Oakland California Temple (in Oakland), St. Helena (Modus Operandi Cellars & VGS Chateau Potelle) and Inglenook (in Rutherford). There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape of Alcatraz Island, take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and don't miss a visit to Golden Gate Bridge.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco online sightseeing planner.

Fly from Seattle to San Francisco in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Seattle in October; daily highs in San Francisco reach 73°F and lows reach 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Museums · Wineries · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Alcatraz Island
4.7
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Pier / Boardwalk
Fisherman's Wharf
3.4

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Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Los Angeles online driving holiday planner.

You can fly from San Francisco to Los Angeles in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in October: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 82°F and lows are around 62°F. You'll have a few hours on the 23rd (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
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Pier / Boardwalk
Santa Monica Pier
4.1

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