54 days in United States Itinerary

54 days in United States Itinerary

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Drive
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Scottsdale
— 1 day
Fly
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Denver
— 27 nights
Fly to El Paso, Drive to Carlsbad Caverns National Park
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Carlsbad Caverns National Park
— 4 nights
Drive to El Paso, Fly to Austin
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Austin
— 10 nights
Drive
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Bastrop
— 3 nights
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Drive to Austin Bergstrom International Airport, Fly to Albuquerque International Sunport, Drive to Taos
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Taos
— 4 nights
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Albuquerque
— 3 nights
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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 · Parks · Trails · Historic Sites

Side Trips

27
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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 Boulder Creek Path will get you outdoors. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum and St Mary's Glacier. Get out of town with these interesting Denver side-trips: Rocky Mountain National Park (Sprague Lake, Alberta Falls, &more), Estes Park (The Studio Fine Art and Framing, Estes Park Visitor Center, &more) and Chapel on the Rock (in Allenspark). Next up on the itinerary: stroll around Alderfer/Three Sisters Park, admire the majestic nature at Golden Gate Canyon State Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, and see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

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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

Side Trips

4
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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 Green Lake. Step off the beaten path and head to Bottomless Pit and Smith Spring. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Carlsbad Caverns National Park: Guadalupe Mountains National Park (McKittrick Canyon, Devil's Hall Trail, &more). There's still lots to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Slaughter Canyon Cave and explore the striking landscape at Lion's Tail.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Carlsbad Caverns National Park itinerary planner.

Getting from Denver to Carlsbad Caverns National Park by combination of flight and car takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: drive. In October, Carlsbad Caverns National Park is a bit warmer than Denver - with highs of 80°F and lows of 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

Side Trip

10
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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: Old Blanco County Courthouse (in Blanco), Jacob's Well Natural Area (in Wimberley) and Burnet (Longhorn Cavern State Park & Inks Lake State Park). And it doesn't end there: grab your bike and head to Barton Creek Greenbelt, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, trot along with a tour on horseback, and get your game on at TopGolf Austin.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Austin trip planner.

Do a combination of car and flight from Carlsbad Caverns National Park to Austin in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Austin when traveling from Carlsbad Caverns National Park in October, with lows around 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to drive to Bastrop.

Things to do in Austin

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

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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 St. Mary's Church of the Assumption. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Winedale Historical Center and Texas Heroes Square. 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. John the Baptist Catholic Church (in Schulenburg). There's more to do: steep yourself in history at Pioneer Village Living History Center and do a tasting at The Weimary.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Bastrop trip planner.

Drive from Austin to Bastrop in an hour. In November, plan for daily highs up to 70°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel to Taos.

Things to do in Bastrop

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Wineries

Side Trips

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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 Balloon Rides. Escape the urban bustle at Williams Lake and Cimarron Canyon State Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Taos: Stations of the Cross Shrine (in San Luis), Santo Nino Chapel (in Chimayo) and Red River (Mallette Park Nature Trail & Goose Lake Trail). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Blumenschein Home & Museum, sample the tasty concoctions at Taos Mesa Brewing, view the masterpieces at Two Graces, 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 · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

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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 Coronado Historic Site. Discover out-of-the-way places like San Felipe de Neri Church and ABQ BioPark Botanic Garden. Explore Albuquerque's surroundings by going to Santa Fe (El Rancho de las Golondrinas & The Harrell House Bug Museum). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Albuquerque Museum, learn more about the world around you at New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science, examine the collection at New Mexico Steam Locomotive and Railroad Historical Society, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Albuquerque Biological Park.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Albuquerque road trip planning website.

You can drive from Taos to Albuquerque in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. Traveling from Taos in November, expect Albuquerque to be somewhat warmer, temps between 59°F and 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

United States travel guide

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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.