9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

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9 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Denver
Drive:  5​h 30​min
1
Taos
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Santa Fe
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
car:  6​h
4
Zion National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
5
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  9​h 45​min
End: Denver

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night
Taos

Taos
Many residents have shunned fast-paced city living for Taos's laid-back vibe and blend of Spanish, Native American, and Anglo cultures.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes The Low Road From Taos and Santa Fe as well as Wild Earth Llama Adventures. Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): get in touch with nature with Wild Earth Llama Adventures.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Taos day trip planning tool .

Denver to Taos is an approximately 5-hour combination of train, flight, and car. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Expect little chillier evenings in Taos when traveling from Denver in October, with lows around 33°F. You'll have a few hours on the 7th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Taos

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

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Santa Fe

Santa Fe ©
Santa Fe continuously ranks among the world's top holiday destinations, attracting visitors with its unusual combination of scenic beauty, rich history, cultural diversity, and high concentration of performing arts venues, fine restaurants, and interesting attractions.
Hyde Memorial State Park has been added to your itinerary. On the 7th (Sun), explore the striking landscape of Hyde Memorial State Park.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Santa Fe trip planning app .

Denver to Santa Fe is an approximately 3.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle; or drive. In October, daytime highs in Santa Fe are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 41°F. On the 8th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Taos.

Things to do in Santa Fe

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Hyde Memorial State Park ©
Hyde Memorial State Park
Kakawa Chocolate House ©
Kakawa Chocolate House

3
nights
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Hermit Trail, East Rim Drive, Lipan Point, and other attractions. On the 8th (Mon), get great views at Lookout Studio. Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Grand Canyon National Park and then get great views at Lipan Point.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park visit planning site .

Traveling by car from Santa Fe to Grand Canyon National Park takes 7 hours. Traveling from Santa Fe in October, Grand Canyon National Park is a bit cooler at night with lows of 31°F. On the 11th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a bus to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors Trails Parks
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North Kaibab Trail ©
North Kaibab Trail
Hermit Trail ©
Hermit Trail
East Rim Drive ©
East Rim Drive

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nights
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Court of the Patriarchs, Hidden Canyon and Temple of Sinawava Trail. On the 11th (Thu), hike along Temple of Sinawava Trail.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Zion National Park trip itinerary maker website .

You can take a bus from Grand Canyon National Park to Zion National Park in 11.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in October, you will find days in Zion National Park are a bit warmer (74°F), and nights are about the same (36°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can drive to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks Nature Trails
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Court of the Patriarchs ©
Court of the Patriarchs
Temple of Sinawava Trail ©
Temple of Sinawava Trail
Hidden Canyon ©
Hidden Canyon

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Bryce Canyon National Park

Bryce Canyon National Park ©
You can find hoodoos--rock pillars formed by erosion--all around the world, but those of Bryce Canyon National Park remain the standard bearers thanks to their bright red color, tall stature, and arrangement in large amphitheaters.
On the 13th (Sat), explore the striking landscape at Thor's Hammer, then explore the striking landscape at Wall Street, and then hike along Rim Trail.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Bryce Canyon National Park vacation website .

You can drive from Zion National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park in 3 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Zion National Park in October; daily highs in Bryce Canyon National Park reach 61°F and lows reach 29°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can drive to Moab.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Thor's Hammer ©
Thor's Hammer
Wall Street ©
Wall Street

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