54 days in United States Itinerary

54 days in United States Itinerary

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

— 3 nights
Bozeman is a city in and the county seat of Gallatin County, Montana, United States, in the southwestern part of the state. You've now added Palisade Falls to your itinerary. Escape the urban bustle at Glen Lake Rotary Park - Bozeman Beach (formerly East Gallatin Recreation Area) and Middle Cottonwood Trailhead. The adventure continues: admire the verdant scenery at Paradise Valley.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Bozeman trip planner.

Duluth to Bozeman is an approximately 17-hour car ride. You can also fly; or drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Duluth to Bozeman, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Duluth in September, expect little chillier with lows of 41°F in Bozeman. You'll set off for Glacier National Park on the 16th (Wed).

Things to do in Bozeman

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Glacier National Park

— 5 nights

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Grinnell Glacier as well as Bowman Lake. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Goat Lick Overlook and Kintla Lake. Get in touch with nature at Baring Falls and Cracker Lake Hike. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Granite Park Trail, take some stellar pictures from Jackson Glacier Overlook, contemplate the waterfront views at Bullhead Lake, and hike along Siyeh Pass.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Glacier National Park trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Bozeman to Glacier National Park takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and bus. Expect a daytime high around 70°F in September, and nighttime lows around 40°F. On the 22nd (Tue), you're off to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Las Vegas

— 2 nights

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Escape the urban bustle at Green Valley Range and Lake Mead National Recreation Area. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Nelson Ghost Town and Las Vegas Shooting Center. Get out of town with these interesting Las Vegas side-trips: Eldorado Canyon Mine Tours (in Nelson) and Clark County Heritage Museum (in Henderson). It doesn't end there: examine the collection at Nostalgia Street Rods and wander the streets of Hershey's Chocolate World.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas online driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Glacier National Park to Las Vegas in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Glacier National Park to Las Vegas, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Glacier National Park in September, things will get warmer in Las Vegas: highs are around 93°F and lows about 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Museums · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Zion National Park

— 5 nights
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. Get in touch with nature at Riverside Walk and Zion-Mt. Carmel Tunnel. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Temple of Sinawava Trail and Kayenta Trail. There's more to do: take in breathtaking views at Hidden Canyon.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Zion National Park online trip builder.

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Zion National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Las Vegas in September, expect nights in Zion National Park to be much colder, around 48°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 84°F. On the 30th (Wed), you'll travel to Rockville.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Rockville

— 3 nights
Rockville is a town in Washington County, Utah, United States. Step off the beaten path and head to Grafton Cemetery (Ghost Town) and Blue Sage Adventures. Get out of town with these interesting Rockville side-trips: Silver Reef Museum (in Leeds) and Buffalo Trails Trading Company (in Virgin). There's more to do: take a memorable drive along Smithsonian Butte Back Country Byway and take an unforgettable tour with Zion Helicopters.

For reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Rockville trip itinerary maker app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Zion National Park to Rockville. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in September, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Escalante.

Things to do in Rockville

Outdoors · Tours · Shopping · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Escalante

— 5 nights
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. Step out of the city life by going to Highway 12 Scenic Byway and Anasazi State Park Museum. Discover out-of-the-way places like The Hickman Bridge Trail and Capitol Gorge Trail. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Escalante: Cohab Canyon Trail (in Capitol Reef National Park) and Bryce Canyon National Park (Rim Trail & Red Canyon Trail Rides). There's lots more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Escalante Interagency Visitor Center, cruise along Hell's Backbone Road, see High Adventure, and immerse yourself in nature at Escalante Petrified Forest State Park.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Escalante trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Rockville to Escalante takes 3 hours. Traveling from Rockville in October, expect Escalante to be slightly colder, temps between 61°F and 29°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to drive to Page.

Things to do in Escalante

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Page

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Lone Rock Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Wire Pass Trail (Buckskin Gulch Access), and then explore the striking landscape at Coyote Buttes.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Page day trip tool.

You can drive from Escalante to Page in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Escalante in October, plan for somewhat warmer days in Page, with highs around 73°F, while nights are much warmer with lows around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to drive to Sedona.

Things to do in Page

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Sedona

— 6 nights

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Explore hidden gems such as Amitabha Stupa & Peace Park and Jerome State Historic Park. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Douglas Mansion and Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Venture out of the city with trips to Clarkdale (Arizona Copper Art Museum & Hillside Letter C) and Jerome Historical Society Mine Museum (in Jerome). The adventure continues: indulge your senses at Sedona Adventure Tours, trek along Bear Mountain Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Doe Mountain Trail, and do a tasting at Arizona Stronghold Vineyards Tasting Room.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Sedona trip itinerary website.

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, daytime highs in Sedona are 77°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Grand Canyon National Park

— 8 nights
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Lipan Point and Navajo Point. Get outdoors at Yaki Point and Powell Point. And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Tusayan Museum, get great views at Mohave Point, stroll through Moran Point, and hike along Hermit Trail.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park trip builder website.

Drive from Sedona to Grand Canyon National Park in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can 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 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Moab.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Moab

— 4 nights

Red Desert

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Delicate Arch and Windows. Take a break from the city and head to Double Arch and Fiery Furnace. When in Moab, make a side trip to see Sand Dune Arch in Arches National Park, approximately Arches National Park away. There's lots more to do: hike along Grandstaff Canyon Trail, stroll through Balanced Rock Trail, take in the dramatic natural features at Turret Arch, and see the interesting displays at Moab Museum of Film and Western Heritage.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Moab trip planning tool.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Moab in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in October, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 42°F in Moab. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Moab

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trip

Glenwood Springs

— 3 nights
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Maroon Lake Scenic Trail and Castle Creek Road. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Glenwood Canyon Bike Trail and Rio Grande Trail. The adventure continues: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, explore the different monuments and memorials at Linwood Cemetery, take a memorable drive along West Elk Loop Scenic Byway, and take in the exciting artwork at Cooper Corner Gallery.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Glenwood Springs trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Moab to Glenwood Springs takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of car and train. When traveling from Moab in October, plan for colder days and slightly colder nights in Glenwood Springs: temperatures range from 47°F by day to 32°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Rocky Mountain National Park

— 3 nights
Rocky Mountain National Park presents an ideal setting for recreation in the mountain range for which the park is named.
Get some cultural insight at Chapel on the Rock and Moraine Park Museum. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Many Parks Curve Overlook and East Inlet Trail. There's lots more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Sheep Lakes, take in the awesome beauty at Deer Mountain, trek along Tundra Communities Trail, and stroll through North Inlet Trail.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Rocky Mountain National Park trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Glenwood Springs to Rocky Mountain National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and car. Expect warmer weather when traveling from Glenwood Springs in October: highs in Rocky Mountain National Park hover around 69°F, while lows dip to 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can drive to Estes Park.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Estes Park

— 2 nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): take an exotic tour of Estes Park Guided Tours, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady of the Mountains Catholic Church, then view the masterpieces at Patterson Glassworks Studio & Gallery, and finally sample the fine beverages at Dancing Pines Distillery. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Loveland Museum/Gallery, then examine the collection at Longmont Museum & Cultural Center, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Rabbit Mountain Open Space.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Estes Park trip itinerary website.

Estes Park is just a stone's throw from Rocky Mountain National Park. In November in Estes Park, expect temperatures between 57°F during the day and 27°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Estes Park

Wildlife · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · History Museums
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

4.8
Geologic Formations · Hiking Trails · Canyons
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 · Hiking Trails · Lookouts
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

4.3
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.