60 days in United States Itinerary

60 days in United States Itinerary

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60 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Royersford
Drive:  4​h 45​min
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Canonsburg
— 3 nights
Drive:  9​h 45​min
2
Madison
— 1 night
Drive:  11​h 30​min
3
Wasta
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
4
Badlands National Park
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
5
Custer
— 1 night
Drive:  15​min
6
Crazy Horse
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Deadwood
— Few hours
Drive:  5​h 15​min
8
Lovell
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
9
Yellowstone National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
10
Grand Teton National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
11
Jackson Hole
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 15​min
12
Arco
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h 30​min
13
Reno
— 5 nights
Drive:  7​h
14
Crater Lake National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h 30​min
15
Seattle
— 3 nights
ferry + bus:  4​h 15​min
16
Olympic National Park
— 2 nights
train:  5​h 30​min
17
Portland
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
18
Crescent City
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h
19
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h
20
Ojai
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
21
San Diego
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
22
Joshua Tree National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
23
Los Angeles
— 6 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
24
Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 45​min
25
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 15​min
26
Arches National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h
27
Rocky Mountain National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
28
Denver
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
29
Taos
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
30
Guadalupe Mountains National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 45​min
31
Austin
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
32
Hot Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  9​h 30​min
33
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
— 1 night
bus:  2​h 15​min
34
Asheville
— 2 nights
Drive:  9​h 30​min
End: Royersford

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Canonsburg

Canonsburg ©
Canonsburg is a borough in Washington County, Pennsylvania, 18mi southwest of Pittsburgh. Get out of town with these interesting Canonsburg side-trips: Nemacolin Castle (in Brownsville), Round Hill Park (in Elizabeth) and Meadowcroft Rockshelter and Historic Village (in Avella). The adventure continues: trek along Montour Trail, browse the different shops at South Hills Village, relax in the rural setting at Triple B Farms, and stroll around South Park.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Canonsburg online tour itinerary maker .

Royersford to Canonsburg is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Royersford in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Canonsburg, with lows of 51°F. On the 22nd (Sun), you'll travel to Madison.

Things to do in Canonsburg

Parks Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Bethel Park, Nemacolin Castle, South Park, Round Hill Park, Triple B Farms
Highlights from your plan
Round Hill Park ©
Round Hill Park
South Park ©
South Park

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Madison

Madison ©
Madison might be the capital of Wisconsin, but students rather than politicians give the city its identity.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): stop by Gail Ambrosius Chocolatier.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Madison trip maker site .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Canonsburg to Madison. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In September, daily temperatures in Madison can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. On the 23rd (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Wasta.

Things to do in Madison

Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Gail Ambrosius Chocolatier ©
Gail Ambrosius Chocolatier

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Wasta

Wasta
Wasta is a town in Pennington County, South Dakota, United States along the Cheyenne River. To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Wasta trip itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Madison to Wasta with the Route module. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Madison in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Wasta, with lows of 48°F. You'll set off for Badlands National Park on the 24th (Tue).

Things to do in Wasta

Museums

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Badlands National Park

Badlands National Park ©
Although Badlands National Park's name might not be the most inviting, its landscape of pinnacles, eroded buttes, spires, and an expansive, pristine mixed-grass prairie remain enticing.
On the 24th (Tue), take a memorable drive along Loop Road.

For traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Badlands National Park day trip planning website .

Badlands National Park is just a stone's throw from Wasta. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in September, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Custer.

Things to do in Badlands National Park

Scenic Drive Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Loop Road ©
Loop Road

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Custer

Custer ©
Generally considered to be the oldest town established by European Americans in the Black Hills, Custer began as a mining town.
On the 24th (Tue), explore the striking landscape at Needles Eye Tunnel.

Find out how to plan Custer trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Getting from Badlands National Park to Custer by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Badlands National Park in September, you will find days in Custer are a bit cooler (71°F), and nights are about the same (45°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can go by car to Crazy Horse.

Things to do in Custer

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Needles Eye Tunnel ©
Needles Eye Tunnel

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Crazy Horse

Crazy Horse ©
On the 25th (Wed), learn more about the world around you at Native American Educational and Cultural Center.

Plan a Crazy Horse trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Crazy Horse is very close to Custer. In September, daytime highs in Crazy Horse are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 45°F. On the 25th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Deadwood.

Things to do in Crazy Horse

Museums
Highlights from your plan

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Deadwood

Deadwood ©
Deadwood is a city in South Dakota, United States, and the county seat of Lawrence County. Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): view the masterpieces at Scott Jacobs Studio and then get engrossed in the history at D.C. Booth Historic National Fish Hatchery.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Deadwood planner .

Traveling by car from Crazy Horse to Deadwood takes 1.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Crazy Horse to Deadwood is 1 hour. September in Deadwood sees daily highs of 73°F and lows of 49°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to Lovell.

Things to do in Deadwood

Museums Shopping

Side Trip

D.C. Booth Historic National Fish Hatchery
Highlights from your plan
Scott Jacobs Studio ©
Scott Jacobs Studio

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Lovell

Lovell
Lovell is the largest town in Big Horn County, Wyoming, United States. For maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Lovell trip itinerary website .

Getting from Deadwood to Lovell by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Deadwood to Lovell. In September in Lovell, expect temperatures between 77°F during the day and 47°F at night. You will leave for Yellowstone National Park on the 26th (Thu).

Things to do in Lovell

Parks Nature Tours

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, hike along Artist Point, and then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone.

To see where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park road trip tool .

Getting from Lovell to Yellowstone National Park by car takes about 3.5 hours. Traveling from Lovell in September, things will get slightly colder in Yellowstone National Park: highs are around 60°F and lows about 33°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) 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
Artist Point ©
Artist Point

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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.
On the 27th (Fri), cruise along 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive, then take in the awesome beauty at Grand Teton, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier View Turnout. Keep things going the next day: hike along Jenny Lake Trail, explore the striking landscape at Inspiration Point, and then take a memorable drive along Signal Mountain Summit Road.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Grand Teton National Park road trip planning site .

Drive from Yellowstone National Park to Grand Teton National Park in 1.5 hours. When traveling from Yellowstone National Park in September, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Grand Teton National Park: temperatures range from 68°F by day to 38°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to drive to Jackson Hole.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
Jenny Lake Trail ©
Jenny Lake Trail
Signal Mountain Summit Road ©
Signal Mountain Summit Road

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Jackson Hole

Jackson Hole
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.
To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Jackson Hole trip itinerary planning website .

You can drive from Grand Teton National Park to Jackson Hole in an hour. In September, daily temperatures in Jackson Hole can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 38°F. You will leave for Arco on the 29th (Sun).

Things to do in Jackson Hole

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

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Arco

Arco ©
Arco is a city in Butte County, Idaho, United States. Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): examine the collection at EBR-1 and then explore the striking landscape at Craters of the Moon National Monument.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Arco road trip app .

Traveling by car from Jackson Hole to Arco takes 3.5 hours. Traveling from Jackson Hole in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Arco, with lows of 45°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel to Reno.

Things to do in Arco

Wildlife Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
EBR-1 ©
EBR-1

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Reno

Reno ©
A sea of casinos in the high desert of the Sierra Nevadas, Reno capitalizes on gaming and nightlife.
Get out of town with these interesting Reno side-trips: Sand Harbor (in Incline Village), Genoa Cemetery (in Genoa) and Gatekeeper's Museum (in Tahoe City). There's much more to do: explore the activities along Emerald Bay State Park, explore the historical opulence of Vikingsholm, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and admire the natural beauty at Sierra Water Gardens.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Reno trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Arco to Reno takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Arco to Reno. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Arco in September: high temperatures in Reno hover around 83°F and lows are around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel to Crater Lake National Park.

Things to do in Reno

Fun & Games Casinos Museums

Side Trips

South Lake Tahoe, Chocolate Nugget Candy Factory, Genoa Cemetery, Gatekeeper's Museum, Emerald Bay State Park
Highlights from your plan
Peppermill Casino ©
Peppermill Casino
Tallac Historic Site ©
Tallac Historic Site
National Automobile Museum ©
National Automobile Museum

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Crater Lake National Park

Crater Lake National Park ©
Reaching a depth of 592 m (1,943 ft), Crater Lake is the deepest lake in the United States.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Rim Village Visitor Center and then cruise along Rim Dr.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Crater Lake National Park trip builder tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Reno to Crater Lake National Park takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi. October in Crater Lake National Park sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 44°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Crater Lake National Park

Scenic Drive Outdoors Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Rim Dr ©
Rim Dr
Rim Village Visitor Center ©
Rim Village Visitor Center

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Seattle

Seattle ©
Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
On the 7th (Mon), take a leisurely stroll along Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle, then shop like a local with Chihuly Garden and Glass, then wander the streets of Pike Place Market, and finally look for gifts at Chukar Cherries. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Seattle Aquarium, and then stroll around Discovery Park.

Plan a Seattle trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Getting from Crater Lake National Park to Seattle by combination of car and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight; or drive. Traveling from Crater Lake National Park in October, you will find days in Seattle are a bit cooler (63°F), and nights are somewhat warmer (50°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Hiram M. Chittenden Locks ©
Hiram M. Chittenden Locks
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle

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Olympic National Park

Olympic National Park ©
In Olympic National Park, ancient rainforests and ocean tidal pools at lower elevations contrast with wildflower-filled alpine meadows and snowcapped peaks.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): stroll through Second Beach Trail and then cruise along Hurricane Ridge. Here are some ideas for day two: take a peaceful walk through Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center and then enjoy the sand and surf at Ruby Beach.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Olympic National Park online route planner .

Traveling by combination of ferry and bus from Seattle to Olympic National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Seattle in October, expect slightly colder with lows of 44°F in Olympic National Park. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Portland.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Hurricane Ridge ©
Hurricane Ridge
Ruby Beach ©
Ruby Beach
Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center ©
Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center

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Portland

Portland ©
A big city with a small-town feel, Portland is home to the country's biggest rose test garden, perched on a hill overlooking downtown.
Get out of town with these interesting Portland side-trips: Multnomah Falls (in Bridal Veil) and Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum (in McMinnville). There's lots more to do: stop by Powell's City of Books, take in the views from Hawthorne Bridge, stroll around Tom McCall Waterfront Park, and take in nature's colorful creations at Portland Japanese Garden.

To see more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Portland trip itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Olympic National Park to Portland in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Olympic National Park in October, you will find days in Portland are a bit warmer (66°F), and nights are about the same (49°F). You'll have a few hours on the 14th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Crescent City.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Tours Museums

Side Trips

Multnomah Falls, Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum
Highlights from your plan
Portland Japanese Garden ©
Portland Japanese Garden
Powell's City of Books ©
Powell's City of Books
Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum ©
Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum

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Crescent City

Crescent City
Crescent City is the county seat and only incorporated city in Del Norte County, California. On the 14th (Mon), look for gifts at Rumiano Cheese Company.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Crescent City online journey maker .

You can drive from Portland to Crescent City in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or fly. In October, plan for daily highs up to 62°F, and evening lows to 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Crescent City

Shopping

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Step out of San Francisco with an excursion to Wine Tours & Tastings in Napa--about 1h 05 min away. The adventure continues: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, and don't miss a visit to Lombard Street.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip itinerary planning app .

Fly from Crescent City to San Francisco in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Crescent City in October, with highs in San Francisco at 73°F and lows at 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel to Ojai.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Shopping Tours

Side Trip

Wine Tours & Tastings
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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Ojai

Ojai ©
Ojai is a city in Ventura County in the U.S. On the 19th (Sat), relax in the rural setting at Ojai Olive Oil, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Meditation Mount, look for gifts at Bart's Books, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mission San Buenaventura, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Ventura Pier and Promenade.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Ojai trip planner .

Explore your travel options from San Francisco to Ojai with the Route module. In October in Ojai, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 57°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Ojai

Historic Sites Classes Shopping

Side Trip

Ventura
Highlights from your plan
Meditation Mount ©
Meditation Mount
Bart's Books ©
Bart's Books
Ojai Olive Oil ©
Ojai Olive Oil

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San Diego

San Diego ©
Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
On the 20th (Sun), appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at San Diego Zoo.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read San Diego trip itinerary maker site .

Drive from Ojai to San Diego in 3.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in San Diego when traveling from Ojai in October, with lows around 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to drive to Joshua Tree National Park.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
Cabrillo National Monument ©
Cabrillo National Monument

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Joshua Tree National Park

Joshua Tree National Park ©
Joshua Tree National Park takes its name from the Joshua tree, a twisted, spiky tree with bayonet-shaped leaves at the top that's one of the few plant species hardy enough to thrive in the extreme climate of the Mojave Desert.
On the 21st (Mon), take in the dramatic natural features at Skull Rock, then take in the dramatic natural features at Keys View, and then admire the verdant scenery at Hidden Valley Nature Trail.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Joshua Tree National Park driving holiday planner.

Drive from San Diego to Joshua Tree National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. When traveling from San Diego in October, plan for a bit warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Joshua Tree National Park: temperatures range from 84°F by day to 58°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Joshua Tree National Park

Parks Nature
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Hidden Valley Nature Trail ©
Hidden Valley Nature Trail
Keys View ©
Keys View
Skull Rock ©
Skull Rock

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Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Venture out of the city with trips to Anaheim (Disneyland Park, Disney California Adventure Park, & more). The adventure continues: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood, appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame, take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, and admire the masterpieces at Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Los Angeles online visit planner .

You can drive from Joshua Tree National Park to Los Angeles in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. In October, daytime highs in Los Angeles are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 62°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can go by car to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Parks

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

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Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes, take some stellar pictures from Dante's View, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Zabriskie Point.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Death Valley National Park vacation builder tool .

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to Death Valley National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Death Valley National Park when traveling from Los Angeles in October, with lows around 52°F. On the 28th (Mon), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Dante's View ©
Dante's View
Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes ©
Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes

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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.
To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park online trip planner .

Traveling by car from Death Valley National Park to Grand Canyon National Park takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Traveling from Death Valley National Park to Grand Canyon National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Death Valley National Park in October: highs in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 66°F, while lows dip to 31°F. On the 29th (Tue), you'll travel to Arches National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails

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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 29th (Tue), tour the pleasant surroundings at Double Arch and then take in the dramatic natural features at Delicate Arch.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Arches National Park online driving holiday planner .

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Arches National Park in 6.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Arches National Park when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in October, with lows around 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to drive to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Arches National Park

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

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Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park ©
Rocky Mountain National Park presents an ideal setting for recreation in the mountain range for which the park is named.
On the 30th (Wed), take a memorable drive along Trail Ridge Road. On the 31st (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at Bear Lake, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and then admire all the interesting features of Peak to Peak Scenic Byway.

For where to stay and more tourist information, use the Rocky Mountain National Park sightseeing planning tool .

Traveling by car from Arches National Park to Rocky Mountain National Park takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and car; or do a combination of car, flight, and bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 69°F, and evening lows to 39°F. You will have some time to spend on the 1st (Fri) before leaving for Denver.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Scenic Drive Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Estes Park
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Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road
Spas
Aspen and Evergreen Gallery ©
Aspen and Evergreen Gallery

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Denver

Denver ©
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs (about 1h 30 min away). And it doesn't end there: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Evans, steep yourself in history at Denver Union Station, pause for some serene contemplation at Trinity United Methodist Church, and explore the world behind art at Denver Art Museum.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Denver vacation planning site .

Drive from Rocky Mountain National Park to Denver in 2 hours. In November, daytime highs in Denver are 54°F, while nighttime lows are 29°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel to Taos.

Things to do in Denver

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Garden of the Gods
Highlights from your plan
Mount Evans ©
Mount Evans
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Beer Tastings & Tours

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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.
On the 6th (Wed), take in the views from Rio Grande Gorge Bridge, explore the world behind art at Millicent Rogers Museum, take a memorable drive along High Road to Taos, then take in the spiritual surroundings of San Francisco de Assisi Mission Church, and finally don't miss a visit to Taos County Courthouse Murals. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Taos Plaza, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, then examine the collection at La Hacienda del los Martinez, and finally delve into the distant past at Taos Pueblo.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Taos trip maker app .

Getting from Denver to Taos by combination of flight and car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Denver in November, Taos is little chillier at night with lows of 21°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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River Rafting & Tubing
Rio Grande Gorge Bridge ©
Rio Grande Gorge Bridge
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Millicent Rogers Museum

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Guadalupe Mountains National Park

Guadalupe Mountains National Park ©
The eponymous range that fills Guadalupe Mountains National Park creates a magnificent break in the barrenness of the surrounding Chihuahuan Desert.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): take in the awesome beauty at Guadalupe Peak.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Guadalupe Mountains National Park trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by car from Taos to Guadalupe Mountains National Park takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. While traveling from Taos, expect a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Guadalupe Mountains National Park, ranging from highs of 62°F to lows of 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Austin.

Things to do in Guadalupe Mountains National Park

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Guadalupe Peak ©
Guadalupe Peak

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Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): take in the views from Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats, then get a sense of history and politics at Texas State Capitol, then admire the striking features of The Driskill, and finally have some family-friendly fun at The Escape Game Austin. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Mon): take an in-depth tour of LBJ Presidential Library, hike along Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail, then take in the natural beauty of Barton Springs Pool, and finally stop by Waterloo Records.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Austin trip builder tool .

You can drive from Guadalupe Mountains National Park to Austin in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Guadalupe Mountains National Park to Austin is 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Guadalupe Mountains National Park in November; daily highs in Austin reach 71°F and lows reach 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel to Hot Springs.

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The Escape Game Austin ©
The Escape Game Austin
Texas State Capitol ©
Texas State Capitol
Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail
Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail

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Hot Springs

Hot Springs ©
Set deep in the Ouachita Mountains, the city of Hot Springs almost completely surrounds the national park of the same name.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): admire the natural beauty at Garvan Woodland Gardens, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and then get your game on at 4D Adventure.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Hot Springs trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by flight from Austin to Hot Springs takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Austin in November, expect Hot Springs to be little chillier, temps between 62°F and 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to drive to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

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Garvan Woodland Gardens ©
Garvan Woodland Gardens
Spas
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4D Adventure

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Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Great Smoky Mountains National Park ©
Great Smoky Mountains National Park contains some of the highest mountains east of the Mississippi River, but it's the ease of access that makes this national park the United States' most visited.
On the 13th (Wed), stroll through Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail and then admire the sheer force of Spruce Flats Falls.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Great Smoky Mountains National Park tour planner .

You can drive from Hot Springs to Great Smoky Mountains National Park in 9.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Hot Springs to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. November in Great Smoky Mountains National Park sees daily highs of 60°F and lows of 39°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can catcht the bus to Asheville.

Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

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Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail ©
Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail
Roaring Fork ©
Roaring Fork
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Chimneys Picnic Area

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Asheville

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Fri): sample the tasty concoctions at Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Tours & Tastings, admire the natural beauty at The North Carolina Arboretum, and then indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Asheville vacation planner .

Traveling by bus from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Asheville takes 2.5 hours. November in Asheville sees daily highs of 59°F and lows of 36°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

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Blue Ridge Pkwy, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Tours & Tastings
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Blue Ridge Pkwy
The North Carolina Arboretum ©
The North Carolina Arboretum