9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

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9 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Blacksburg
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Blacksburg
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
2
Dayton
— 1 night
Drive:  12​h
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Omaha
— 1 night
Drive:  14​h 45​min
4
Durango
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h
5
Arches National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 15​min
6
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
+4
Shuttle + Foot + Shuttle + Foot + Shuttle:  2​h 30​min
7
Zion National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h 15​min
End: San Diego

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Blacksburg

Blacksburg ©
Blacksburg is an incorporated town in Montgomery County, Virginia, United States, with a population of 42,620 at the 2010 census. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): admire the striking features of Moss Arts Center, take in the architecture and design of April 16 Memorial at Virginia Tech, then see the interesting displays at Smithfield Plantation, and finally contemplate the long history of Sinking Creek Covered Bridge.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Blacksburg trip planner .

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Blacksburg. In September in Blacksburg, expect temperatures between 76°F during the day and 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to Dayton.

Things to do in Blacksburg

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Sinking Creek Covered Bridge
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April 16 Memorial at Virginia Tech ©
Moss Arts Center ©
Moss Arts Center

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Dayton

Dayton ©
Home of airplane pioneers the Wright brothers, Dayton prides itself on its inventors, including Charles F.
On the 28th (Sat), contemplate the long history of Carillon Historical Park, then see the interesting displays at National Museum of the US Air Force, and then experience rural life at Young's Jersey Dairy Farm.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Dayton day trip tool .

You can drive from Blacksburg to Dayton in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Expect a daytime high around 78°F in September, and nighttime lows around 57°F. On the 29th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Omaha.

Things to do in Dayton

Fun & Games Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Young's Jersey Dairy Farm, Miami Valley Gaming
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National Museum of the US Air Force ©
Miami Valley Gaming ©
Miami Valley Gaming
Carillon Historical Park ©
Carillon Historical Park

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Omaha

Omaha ©
A major transportation hub, Omaha was once considered little more than a stopping point on a pioneer's journey west.
On the 30th (Mon), get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Henry Doorly Zoo, then take in nature's colorful creations at Lauritzen Gardens Omaha's Botanical Center, then get a taste of the local shopping with Old Market, and finally snap pictures at Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Omaha tour itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Dayton to Omaha in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. In September in Omaha, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 59°F at night. You'll set off for Durango on the 1st (Tue).

Things to do in Omaha

Parks Nightlife Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Henry Doorly Zoo ©
Henry Doorly Zoo
Old Market ©
Old Market
Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge ©
Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge

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Durango

Durango ©
Originally a frontier mining town, Durango is known today for its scenic setting, outdoor activities, and the 1880s steam-powered railway that takes visitors through sections of the mountains where roads don't reach.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): take in the exciting artwork at Scenic Aperture Gallery and then cruise along Million Dollar Highway.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Durango vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Omaha to Durango takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Omaha to Durango, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Omaha in October, expect little chillier with lows of 32°F in Durango. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Arches National Park.

Things to do in Durango

Scenic Drive Outdoors Museums

Side Trip

Million Dollar Highway
Highlights from your plan
Million Dollar Highway ©
Million Dollar Highway
Scenic Aperture Gallery ©
Scenic Aperture Gallery

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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.
To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Arches National Park trip itinerary builder tool .

Getting from Durango to Arches National Park by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of bus and car. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Durango in October: high temperatures in Arches National Park hover around 71°F and lows are around 42°F. You'll set off for Grand Canyon National Park on the 3rd (Thu).

Things to do in Arches National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

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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.
On the 3rd (Thu), take in breathtaking views at Yavapai Point and then trek along Bright Angel Trail.

You can plan Grand Canyon National Park trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Traveling by car from Arches National Park to Grand Canyon National Park takes 6.5 hours. Traveling from Arches National Park in October, expect Grand Canyon National Park to be little chillier, temps between 66°F and 31°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Yavapai Point ©
Yavapai Point

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Zion National Park

Zion National Park ©
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
On the 4th (Fri), cruise along Zion Canyon Scenic Drive and then explore the striking landscape of The Narrows.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Zion National Park sightseeing planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Grand Canyon National Park to Zion National Park. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in October, you will find days in Zion National Park are somewhat warmer (74°F), and nights are about the same (36°F). On the 5th (Sat), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails
Highlights from your plan
The Narrows ©
The Narrows
Zion Canyon Scenic Drive ©
Zion Canyon Scenic Drive

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