8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip maker

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Carlsbad Caverns National Park
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Guadalupe Mountains National Park
— 1 night
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Sedona
— 2 nights
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
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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.
On the 10th (Sat), Head underground at King's Palace and then explore the fascinating underground world of Big Room.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Carlsbad Caverns National Park online tour itinerary planner.

Houston to Carlsbad Caverns National Park is an approximately 11-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Houston to Carlsbad Caverns National Park is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Houston in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Carlsbad Caverns National Park, with lows of 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Guadalupe Mountains National Park.

Things to do in Carlsbad Caverns National Park

Nature · Parks
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Guadalupe Mountains National Park

— 1 night
The eponymous range that fills Guadalupe Mountains National Park creates a magnificent break in the barrenness of the surrounding Chihuahuan Desert.
To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Guadalupe Mountains National Park travel website.

Getting from Carlsbad Caverns National Park to Guadalupe Mountains National Park by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive. When traveling from Carlsbad Caverns National Park in October, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Guadalupe Mountains National Park: temperatures range from 74°F by day to 53°F at night. On the 11th (Sun), you'll travel to Sedona.

Things to do in Guadalupe Mountains National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Sedona

— 2 nights

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Sedona E-Bike Tours, Yavapai Vista Trail and Arizona ATV Adventures. Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): explore and take pictures at Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179) and then immerse yourself in nature at Red Rock State Park. On your second day here, see Arizona ATV Adventures, tour the pleasant surroundings at Yavapai Vista Trail, and then take a spin around town with Sedona E-Bike Tours.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Sedona trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Guadalupe Mountains National Park to Sedona. In October in Sedona, expect temperatures between 77°F during the day and 55°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 13th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Sedona

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Trails

Grand Canyon National Park

— 3 nights
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Bright Angel Bike Rentals and Tours has been added to your itinerary. Get outdoors at Rim Trail and Mather Point. There's still lots to do: engage your brain at Yavapai Geology Museum and take in breathtaking views at Yavapai Point.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Sedona to Grand Canyon National Park takes 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. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

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.