54 days in United States Itinerary

54 days in United States Itinerary

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Scottsdale
— 1 day
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Denver
— 27 nights
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Carlsbad Caverns National Park
— 4 nights
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Austin
— 10 nights
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Bastrop
— 3 nights
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Taos
— 4 nights
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Albuquerque
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Scottsdale

Scottsdale ©
Scottsdale is a city in the eastern part of Maricopa County, Arizona, adjacent to the Greater Phoenix Area. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): hike along Brown's Ranch Trailhead, examine the collection at Buddy Stubbs Harley-Davidson, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Franciscan Renewal Center, then admire the architecture and history at Old Adobe Mission, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Elan Wollitzer Gallery.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Scottsdale trip planner.

Phoenix to Scottsdale is an approximately half hour car ride. You can also take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 99°F, and evening lows to 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Denver.

Things to do in Scottsdale

Outdoors · Trails · Parks · Historic Sites

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Specialty Museum
Buddy Stubbs Harley-Davidson
4.7

27
nights
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.
Visiting Mount Evans Scenic Byway and St Mary's Glacier will get you outdoors. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum and Boulder Creek Path. Get out of town with these interesting Denver side-trips: Estes Park (The Studio Fine Art and Framing, Estes Park Visitor Center, &more), Chapel on the Rock (in Allenspark) and Rocky Mountain National Park (Sprague Lake, Alberta Falls, &more). Next up on the itinerary: take a memorable tour with Tours, explore the striking landscape at Roxborough State Park, explore the landscape on two wheels at Alderfer/Three Sisters Park, and admire the majestic nature at Golden Gate Canyon State Park.

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Traveling by flight from Scottsdale to Denver takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Scottsdale in September; daily highs in Denver reach 79°F and lows reach 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel to Carlsbad Caverns National Park.

Things to do in Denver

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

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Must see
Sprague Lake
4.8

4
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Carlsbad Caverns National Park

Carlsbad Caverns National Park ©
The canyons, cacti, and thorny bushes of the southern New Mexico desert hide one of the U.S.'s great subterranean geological wonders, Carlsbad Caverns National Park.
Get in touch with nature at Carlsbad Caverns Natural Entrance Tour and Giant Dome. Step off the beaten path and head to Bottomless Pit and McKittrick Canyon. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Carlsbad Caverns National Park: Guadalupe Mountains National Park (Devil's Hall Trail, Frijole Ranch, &more). There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Green Lake, explore the striking landscape at Lion's Tail, and Head underground at Slaughter Canyon Cave.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Carlsbad Caverns National Park trip builder app.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Denver to Carlsbad Caverns National Park takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Denver in October, expect Carlsbad Caverns National Park to be somewhat warmer, temps between 80°F and 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can travel to Austin.

Things to do in Carlsbad Caverns National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

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Geologic Formation
Giant Dome
4.8
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Geologic Formation
Lion's Tail
4.9

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Austin

Live Music Capital of the World

Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
You've now added Boardwalk at Lady Bird Lake to your itinerary. Step out of the city life by going to Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Waterskiing & Jetskiing. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at The Coming King Sculpture Prayer Gardens and Inner Space Cavern. Change things up with these side-trips from Austin: Jacob's Well Natural Area (in Wimberley), Old Blanco County Courthouse (in Blanco) and Burnet (Longhorn Cavern State Park & Inks Lake State Park). The adventure continues: grab your bike and head to Barton Creek Greenbelt, look for all kinds of wild species at Westcave Outdoor Discovery Center, explore the activities along Town Lake, and have some family-friendly fun at TopGolf Austin.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Austin tour planner.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Carlsbad Caverns National Park to Austin takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Carlsbad Caverns National Park to Austin is 1 hour. Traveling from Carlsbad Caverns National Park in October, Austin is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 62°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Bastrop.

Things to do in Austin

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

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Food Tours
4.8
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Wildlife Area
Hamilton Pool Preserve
4.5

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Bastrop

Bastrop ©
Bastrop is a city and the county seat of Bastrop County, Texas, United States. Your day by day itinerary now includes Rising Phoenix Adventures as well as Lake Bastrop North Shore Park. Explore hidden gems such as St Martins Catholic Church and Winedale Historical Center. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Pioneer Village Living History Center and St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. Get out of town with these interesting Bastrop side-trips: Saints Cyril and Methodius Catholic Church (in Shiner), Saint Paul Lutheran Church and Wendish Cabin (in Giddings) and St. Mary's Church of the Assumption (in Schulenburg). There's more to do: contemplate the long history of Texas Heroes Square and learn about winemaking at The Weimary.

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You can drive from Austin to Bastrop in an hour. In November, daily temperatures in Bastrop can reach 70°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel to Taos.

Things to do in Bastrop

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Wineries

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Taos

Taos ©
Many residents have shunned fast-paced city living for Taos's laid-back vibe and blend of Spanish, Native American, and Anglo cultures.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Philmont Scout Ranch and Goose Lake Trail. Escape the urban bustle at Balloon Rides and Mallette Park Nature Trail. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Taos: Santo Nino Chapel (in Chimayo), Stations of the Cross Shrine (in San Luis) and Cimarron Canyon State Park (in Eagle Nest). There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Williams Lake, shop like a local with Taos Clay Studio, don't miss a visit to Taos Drums, and examine the collection at La Hacienda del los Martinez.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Taos route planner.

Explore your travel options from Bastrop to Taos with the Route module. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Bastrop to Taos due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Bastrop in November, plan for little chillier days and cooler nights in Taos: temperatures range from 51°F by day to 21°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Taos

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

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Must see
Balloon Rides
4.8

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Albuquerque

Albuquerque ©

Duke City

Albuquerque remains one of the state's secret jewels, as its tourist attractions are often overshadowed by the more popular holiday destination of Santa Fe.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like San Miguel Chapel and San Felipe de Neri Church. Discover out-of-the-way places like Albuquerque Museum and Anderson-Abruzzo International Balloon Museum. Explore Albuquerque's surroundings by going to Santa Fe (El Rancho de las Golondrinas & The Harrell House Bug Museum). And it doesn't end there: observe the fascinating underwater world at Albuquerque Biological Park, stroll around Elena Gallegos Park, delve into the distant past at Coronado Historic Site, and take in nature's colorful creations at ABQ BioPark Botanic Garden.

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Drive from Taos to Albuquerque in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Taos in November, with highs in Albuquerque at 59°F and lows at 36°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

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