53 days in United States Itinerary

53 days in United States Itinerary

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53 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Seattle
Drive:  2​h 30​min
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Leavenworth
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Spokane
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  6​h
3
Glacier National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Deer Lodge
— 32 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
5
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Grand Teton National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
7
Vernal
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
8
Arches National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
9
Moab
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h
10
Monument Valley
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
11
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
12
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
13
Zion National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
End: Las Vegas

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Leavenworth

Leavenworth ©
Leavenworth is a city in Chelan County, Washington, United States. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): get to know the resident critters at Leavenworth Reindeer Farm, walk around Waterfront Park, and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour. Keep things going the next day: admire all the interesting features of Front Street Park, admire the natural beauty at Ohme Gardens, then look for gifts at Aplets & Cotlets Candy Kitchen & Country Store, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Icicle Gorge.

To find more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Leavenworth travel planning website .

Seattle to Leavenworth is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Seattle in September, Leavenworth is slightly colder at night with lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Spokane.

Things to do in Leavenworth

Parks Adventure Tours

Side Trips

Aplets & Cotlets Candy Kitchen & Country Store, Ohme Gardens
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Leavenworth Reindeer Farm ©
Leavenworth Reindeer Farm
River Rafting & Tubing
Waterfront Park ©
Waterfront Park

1
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Spokane

Spokane ©
Spokane is a city located in the state of Washington in the northwestern United States. Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): walk around Riverfront Park, then explore the activities along Coeur d'Alene Lake, and then get a taste of life in the country at Seven Stars Alpaca Ranch. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the natural beauty at Manito Park, don't miss a visit to Monroe Street Bridge, and then admire the sheer force of Spokane Falls.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Spokane travel planner .

Traveling by car from Leavenworth to Spokane takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Spokane are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Spokane

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Coeur d'Alene
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Seven Stars Alpaca Ranch ©
Seven Stars Alpaca Ranch
Manito Park ©
Manito Park
Coeur d'Alene Lake ©
Coeur d'Alene Lake

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden Wall and then explore the striking landscape of Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Glacier National Park tour itinerary maker app .

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Spokane to Glacier National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Spokane to Glacier National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Spokane in September, expect little chillier with lows of 5°C in Glacier National Park. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel to Deer Lodge.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Garden Wall ©
Garden Wall

32
nights
Deer Lodge

Deer Lodge ©
Deer Lodge is a city in and the county seat of Powell County, Montana, United States. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Deer Lodge: Helena (Gates of the Mountains, Cathedral of St. Helena, & more), Missoula (A Carousel for Missoula, Aerial Fire Depot and Smokejumper Center, & more) and Bozeman (Downtown Bozeman, Bozeman Spirits Distillery, & more). There's lots more to do: trek along Seeley Lake Nordic Trails, stroll through Copper Canyon Harley Davidson, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Philipsburg Brewing Company, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Virginia City National Historic Landmark.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Deer Lodge day trip planner .

You can drive from Glacier National Park to Deer Lodge in 4.5 hours. September in Deer Lodge sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Deer Lodge

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Missoula, Helena, Butte, Bozeman, Philipsburg
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Gates of the Mountains ©
Gates of the Mountains
Rattlesnake National Recreation Area ©
Fishing Charters & Tours

2
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.
On the 17th (Sat), take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, then trek along Artist Point, and then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. Keep things going the next day: take in the natural beauty of Mammoth Hot Springs and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by car from Deer Lodge to Yellowstone National Park takes 4.5 hours. Traveling from Deer Lodge in October, expect nights in Yellowstone National Park to be about the same, around -4°C, while days are little chillier, around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can go by car to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring

1
night
Grand Teton National Park

Grand Teton National Park ©
The peaks of Grand Teton National Park aren't the highest in the world, but they sit atop what might be nature's archetypes for mountains.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chapel of the Sacred Heart, take a memorable drive along 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive, and then take in the awesome beauty at Grand Teton. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Chapel of the Transfiguration, explore the striking landscape at Glacier View Turnout, and then trek along Jenny Lake Trail.

Start your trip to Grand Teton National Park by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

You can drive from Yellowstone National Park to Grand Teton National Park in 1.5 hours. When traveling from Yellowstone National Park in October, plan for a bit warmer days in Grand Teton National Park, with highs around 15°C, while nights are about the same with lows around -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel to Vernal.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
Jenny Lake Trail ©
Jenny Lake Trail
Chapel of the Transfiguration ©
Chapel of the Transfiguration

1
night
Vernal

Vernal, the county seat and largest city in Uintah County is in northeastern Utah, United States, about 175mi east of Salt Lake City and west of the Colorado border. Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Vernal trip app .

Getting from Grand Teton National Park to Vernal by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Grand Teton National Park in October, with highs in Vernal at 20°C and lows at 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel to Arches National Park.

Things to do in Vernal

Adventure Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing

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nights
Arches National Park

Arches National Park ©
Mother Nature kept reaching for red when she painted Arches National Park's 2,000 sandstone arches, resulting in one of the country's more distinctly shaped and colored landscapes.
On the 22nd (Thu), take in the dramatic natural features at Landscape Arch, then take in the dramatic natural features at Sand Dune Arch, and then explore the striking landscape at Fiery Furnace. On the 23rd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic natural features at Windows, take in the dramatic natural features at Double Arch, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Delicate Arch.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Arches National Park tour planning site .

You can drive from Vernal to Arches National Park in 4 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Vernal in October: high temperatures in Arches National Park hover around 25°C and lows are around 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Moab.

Things to do in Arches National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Delicate Arch ©
Delicate Arch
Double Arch ©
Double Arch
Fiery Furnace ©
Fiery Furnace

few
hours
Moab

Moab
The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
To see where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Moab trip planner .

Getting from Arches National Park to Moab by car takes about an hour. In October, daytime highs in Moab are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. On the 23rd (Fri), you'll travel to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors Parks Tours

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night
Monument Valley

Monument Valley is a region of the Colorado Plateau characterized by a cluster of vast sandstone buttes, the largest reaching 1000ft above the valley floor. On the 24th (Sat), take in the dramatic natural features at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, see the interesting displays at Goulding’s Trading Post Museum., and then hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Monument Valley road trip tool .

Traveling by car from Moab to Monument Valley takes 3 hours. October in Monument Valley sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Tours Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Photography Tours
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park ©
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park
Goulding’s Trading Post Museum. ©
Goulding’s Trading Post Museum.

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nights
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.
Grand Canyon National Park is known for nature, trails, historic sites, scenic drive, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, take some stellar pictures from Powell Point, hike along Bright Angel Trail, and stroll through South Kaibab Trail.

Before you visit Grand Canyon National Park, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Drive from Monument Valley to Grand Canyon National Park in 3.5 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Monument Valley in October, with highs in Grand Canyon National Park at 22°C and lows at 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can go by car to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

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Bryce Canyon National Park

Bryce Canyon National Park ©
You can find hoodoos--rock pillars formed by erosion--all around the world, but those of Bryce Canyon National Park remain the standard bearers thanks to their bright red color, tall stature, and arrangement in large amphitheaters.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): hike along Navajo Loop Trail, then take in breathtaking views at Sunset Point, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Queen's Garden Trail, and finally look for gifts at Ruby's Inn Canyon Rock Shop. On the 29th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Navajo/Queens Garden Loop, then take some stellar pictures from Sunrise Point, then take some stellar pictures from Inspiration Point, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Bryce Point.

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Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park takes 5.5 hours. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in October, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Bryce Canyon National Park: temperatures range from 19°C by day to -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to drive to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop ©
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop
Inspiration Point ©
Inspiration Point
Navajo Loop Trail ©
Navajo Loop Trail

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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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): take a memorable drive along Zion Canyon Scenic Drive and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Zion National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Sat): trek along Angel's Landing and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at The Narrows.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Zion National Park online trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Bryce Canyon National Park to Zion National Park by car takes about 3 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in October, with highs in Zion National Park at 27°C and lows at 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
The Narrows ©
The Narrows
Zion National Park ©
Zion National Park
Angel's Landing ©
Angel's Landing

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