57 days in United States Itinerary

57 days in United States Itinerary

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Fly to Denver, Bus to Buena Vista
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Buena Vista
— 2 nights
Drive
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Aspen
— 2 nights
Drive
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Glenwood Springs
— 2 nights
Drive
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Laramie
— 4 nights
Drive
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Devils Tower
— 5 nights
Drive
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Lewistown
— 2 nights
Drive
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Havre
— 2 nights
Drive
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Shelby
— 2 nights
Drive
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Great Falls
— 3 nights
Drive
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Wallace
— 1 night
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McCall
— 3 nights
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Idaho Falls
— 2 nights
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Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Cody
— 2 nights
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Grand Teton National Park
— 4 nights
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Jackson Hole
— 3 nights
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Moab
— 2 nights
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Brian Head
— 3 nights
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Zion National Park
— 4 nights
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Kanab
— 1 night
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Monument Valley
— 2 nights
Drive to Cortez, Fly to Houston

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Buena Vista

— 2 nights
The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): see a world frozen in time at Winfield and then get outside with Outdoor Activities. On the 20th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, take in the exciting artwork at Sundance and Friends, and then stroll around Buena Vista River Park.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Buena Vista road trip site.

Lubbock to Buena Vista is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Lubbock to Buena Vista due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Lubbock in September: highs in Buena Vista hover around 73°F, while lows dip to 42°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Aspen.

Things to do in Buena Vista

Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Adventure

Aspen

— 2 nights

Rocky Mountain High

Known as a ski resort town, Aspen's history goes back to its roots as a silver-mining village tucked away in an isolated valley of the Rocky Mountains.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Maroon Bells. On the 22nd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll around The John Denver Sanctuary, hike along Maroon Lake Scenic Trail, and then stroll through Rio Grande Trail.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Aspen online trip maker.

Drive from Buena Vista to Aspen in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Aspen are 72°F, while nighttime lows are 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to drive to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Glenwood Springs

— 2 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.
On the 23rd (Fri), appreciate the history behind Doc Holliday's Grave, then trek along Hanging Lake Trail, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Hanging Lake. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the awesome beauty at Rocky Mountains and then test the waters at a local thermal spa.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Glenwood Springs trip maker site.

You can drive from Aspen to Glenwood Springs in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. While traveling from Aspen, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Glenwood Springs, ranging from highs of 59°F to lows of 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel to Laramie.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Parks · Nature · Spas · Outdoors

Side Trip

Laramie

— 4 nights
Laramie is a city and the county seat of Albany County, Wyoming, United States. Change things up with these side-trips from Laramie: Cheyenne (Cheyenne Depot Museum & Wyoming State Museum). The adventure continues: take a peaceful walk through Medicine Bow National Forest, visit Downtown Laramie, get engrossed in the history at American Heritage Center, and admire the masterpieces at University of Wyoming Art Museum.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Laramie tour itinerary builder site.

Drive from Glenwood Springs to Laramie in 4 hours. Traveling from Glenwood Springs in September, expect nights in Laramie to be about the same, around 41°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 72°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can travel to Devils Tower.

Things to do in Laramie

Museums · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Devils Tower

— 5 nights
A trip to Devils Tower proves equally suitable for adrenaline addicts and nature enthusiasts on the lookout for unique geological formations.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Devils Tower: Sundance (Warren Peak Lookout Tower & Crook County Museum), Moorcroft (Keyhole State Park & West Texas Trail Museum) and Aladdin General Store (in Aladdin). The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at Devils Tower National Monument, make a trip to Tower Trail, pause for some photo ops at Wind Circles, and see the interesting displays at Hulett Museum.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Devils Tower holiday app.

You can drive from Laramie to Devils Tower in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Laramie in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Devils Tower, with lows of 49°F. You will leave for Lewistown on the 4th (Tue).

Things to do in Devils Tower

Museums · Parks · Nature · Shopping

Side Trips

Lewistown

— 2 nights
Lewistown is a city in and the county seat of Fergus County, Montana, United States. Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): make a trip to Bear Gulch Pictographs and then immerse yourself in nature at Ackley Lake State Park. On the 6th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Central Montana Historical Museum and then wander the wide-open spaces of Hutterite King Colony Ranch.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Lewistown trip website.

Drive from Devils Tower to Lewistown in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. October in Lewistown sees daily highs of 58°F and lows of 34°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Havre.

Things to do in Lewistown

Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trip

Havre

— 2 nights
Havre is the county seat and largest town in Hill County, Montana, in the United States. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): get a new perspective on nature at Blain County Wildlife Museum and then examine the collection at Blaine County Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the ancient world of Wahkpa Chu'gn Archaeological Site and then sample the tasty concoctions at Triple Dog Brewing.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Havre travel route builder website.

You can drive from Lewistown to Havre in 3 hours. In October, daytime highs in Havre are 58°F, while nighttime lows are 32°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Shelby.

Things to do in Havre

Museums · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Shelby

— 2 nights
Shelby is a city in and the county seat of Toole County, Montana, United States. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Montana Veteran's Memorial Flag and Park and then trek along Roadrunner Trail. On the 10th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at The Prairie Peddler and then make a trip to Carousel Rest Area of Shelby.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Shelby trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Havre to Shelby in 2 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Shelby can reach 57°F, while at night they dip to 32°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel to Great Falls.

Things to do in Shelby

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Shopping

Great Falls

— 3 nights
Great Falls is a city in and the county seat of Cascade County, Montana, United States. Great Falls is known for historic sites, museums, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get to know the fascinating history of Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center, see the interesting displays at C.M. Russell Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Ann Cathedral, and immerse yourself in nature at Giant Springs State Park.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Great Falls trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Shelby to Great Falls in 1.5 hours. In October in Great Falls, expect temperatures between 59°F during the day and 35°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Wallace.

Things to do in Great Falls

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Nightlife

Wallace

— 1 night
Wallace is a small historic city in the Panhandle region of the U.S. state of Idaho and the county seat of Shoshone County in the Silver Valley mining district. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): appreciate the extensive heritage of Historic Wallace, get engrossed in the history at Wallace Mining Museum, and then examine the collection at Northern Pacific Depot. Keep things going the next day: hike along Pulaski Tunnel Trail and then explore the stunning scenery at Hiawatha Mountain Bike Trail.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Wallace online route maker.

You can drive from Great Falls to Wallace in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Great Falls in October, plan for little chillier days in Wallace, with highs around 45°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to McCall.

Things to do in Wallace

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Museums

Side Trip

McCall

— 3 nights
McCall is a resort town on the western edge of Valley County, Idaho, United States. Step out of McCall to go to Riggins and see River Adventures, which is approximately 58 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Payette Lake, hit the slopes at Brundage Mountain Resort, immerse yourself in nature at Ponderosa State Park, and tee off at Mccall Golf Club.

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Drive from Wallace to McCall in 6 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Wallace to McCall due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Wallace in October, expect nights in McCall to be about the same, around 31°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 57°F. On the 18th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Idaho Falls.

Things to do in McCall

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Idaho Falls

— 2 nights
Idaho Falls is a city in and the county seat of Bonneville County, Idaho, United States, and is the largest city in Eastern Idaho. On the 19th (Wed), see the interesting displays at Idaho Potato Museum and then examine the collection at Museum of Clean. Here are some ideas for day two: learn more about the world around you at Museum of Idaho, admire the sheer force of Idaho Falls River Walk, and then make a trip to Snake River Greenbelt.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Idaho Falls visit site.

Traveling by car from McCall to Idaho Falls takes 6.5 hours. October in Idaho Falls sees daily highs of 61°F and lows of 33°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Idaho Falls

Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Yellowstone National Park

— 3 nights

World's Largest Collection of Geysers

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Yellowstone National Park is known for nature, wildlife, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, take in the natural beauty of Upper Geyser Basin, and take in the dramatic scenery at Gibbon Falls.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from Idaho Falls to Yellowstone National Park takes 4 hours. Traveling from Idaho Falls in October, things will get a bit cooler in Yellowstone National Park: highs are around 47°F and lows about 25°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can drive to Cody.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature

Cody

— 2 nights

Preferred Gateway to Yellowstone

A genuine cowboy city, Cody is famous for its nightly rodeos and its proximity to the protected wilderness areas of the world's first national park, now designated as one of the country's World Heritage Sites.
On the 24th (Mon), grab your bike and head to Paul Stock Nature Trail, see human ingenuity at work at Buffalo Bill Dam, and then get engrossed in the history at Plains Indian Museum. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Buffalo Bill Center of the West, then examine the collection at Cody Firearms Museum, and then examine the collection at Cody Dug Up Gun Museum.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Cody trip planner.

You can drive from Yellowstone National Park to Cody in 2.5 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in October: high temperatures in Cody hover around 57°F and lows are around 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can drive to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Cody

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

Grand Teton National Park

— 4 nights

Mountains of the Imagination

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.
Spend the 26th (Wed) surrounded by wildlife at Grand Teton. And it doesn't end there: take a memorable drive along Teton Park Road, take a peaceful walk through Bridger Teton National Forest, trek along Jenny Lake Trail, and admire all the interesting features of Signal Mountain Summit Road.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Grand Teton National Park sightseeing site.

Traveling by car from Cody to Grand Teton National Park takes 4 hours. Traveling from Cody in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Grand Teton National Park, with lows of 28°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Jackson Hole.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

Jackson Hole

— 3 nights
The Jackson Hole valley is approximately 97 km (60 mi) long and 24 km (15 mi) wide, encompassing the town of Jackson, Teton Village, and the northern section of Grand Teton National Park.
Jackson Hole is known for adventure, wildlife, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at National Museum of Wildlife Art, head outdoors with Teton Backcountry Rentals, explore the landscape on two wheels at Antelope Flats, and don't miss a visit to Town Square.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Jackson Hole day trip planning app.

Getting from Grand Teton National Park to Jackson Hole by car takes about an hour. In October, daily temperatures in Jackson Hole can reach 55°F, while at night they dip to 28°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can fly to Moab.

Things to do in Jackson Hole

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

Moab

— 2 nights

Red Desert

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
When in Moab, make a side trip to see Grand View Point Overlook in Canyonlands National Park, approximately Canyonlands National Park away. The adventure continues: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Arches National Park, see Off-Road Tours, admire the majestic nature at Dead Horse Point State Park, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Canyonlands National Park.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Moab road trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Jackson Hole to Moab takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Traveling from Jackson Hole in November, expect Moab to be a bit warmer, temps between 55°F and 29°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Brian Head.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Tours

Side Trip

Brian Head

— 3 nights
Brian Head is a town in Iron County, Utah, United States. Get out of town with these interesting Brian Head side-trips: The Creamery (in Beaver), River Rafting & Tubing (in Las Vegas) and Parowan Gap Petroglyphs (in Parowan). There's still lots to do: explore the landscape on two wheels at Brian Head Resort.

For traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Brian Head vacation planner.

You can drive from Moab to Brian Head in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. In November, daily temperatures in Brian Head can reach 55°F, while at night they dip to 26°F. On the 7th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Brian Head

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Zion National Park

— 4 nights
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
Spend the 8th (Tue) exploring nature at The Narrows. Spend the 9th (Wed) exploring nature at Zion National Park. There's more to do: take a memorable drive along Zion Canyon Scenic Drive and stroll through Angel's Landing.

To see reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Zion National Park trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Brian Head to Zion National Park takes 2 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Brian Head in November: highs in Zion National Park hover around 61°F, while lows dip to 29°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can drive to Kanab.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Kanab

— 1 night
Kanab is a city in and the county seat of Kane County, Utah, United States. Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour and then see Off-Road Tours. Keep things going the next day: delve into the distant past at Moqui Cave and then stroll through Best Friends Animal Sanctuary.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Kanab trip planner.

Traveling by car from Zion National Park to Kanab takes an hour. In November in Kanab, expect temperatures between 61°F during the day and 29°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can go by car to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Kanab

Tours · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Outdoors

Monument Valley

— 2 nights
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. Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): make a trip to Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park and then see Off-Road Tours.

To see more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Monument Valley online vacation planner.

Drive from Kanab to Monument Valley in 5.5 hours. When traveling from Kanab in November, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Monument Valley: temperatures range from 52°F by day to 29°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Nature

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Beaches
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.

Wyoming travel guide

4.7
Hot Springs · River Rafting & Tubing · History Museums
The Equality State
Still largely undiscovered by foreign tourism, Wyoming is anything but "the bunchgrass edge of the world," as a writer once called it. Though the state's geography includes mostly wide-open plains, swaths of high desert, and sweeping mountain ridges, it also contains many small towns filled with places to visit, such as historical buildings, museums, shops, and restaurants. A great place to discover the last vestiges of the Old West, Wyoming's tourist attractions include the country's first national park, Native American reservations, and a smattering of ghost towns from the early frontier days. As you travel across this "Cowboy State," remember that distances between towns can be vast, requiring more advance vacation planning than travel in more densely populated parts of the country.

Idaho travel guide

4.5
River Rafting & Tubing · Bodies of Water · Waterfalls
The Gem State
The mountainous state of Idaho houses some of the country's largest stretches of unspoiled nature. There are plenty of opportunities for adventurous holidays here, with rapids, canyons, snow-capped mountains, expansive lakes, and waterfalls higher than Niagara Falls. Those on vacation with access to a car can enjoy some of the most scenic drives in the nation while traversing Idaho's rugged landscape. Boise, the state's capital and most populous city, provides cultural attractions such as museums, galleries, and theater. The students of Boise State University contribute to the city's vibrant and growing nightlife scene.

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.