17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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17 days in United States Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Fly:  6​h 15​min
1
Estes Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Colorado Springs
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  4​h 45​min
3
Mesa Verde National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Pagosa Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Ouray
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 45​min
6
Kingman
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Prescott
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
8
Sedona
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
9
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: San Francisco


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1
night
Estes Park

More than just a convenient resting place for travelers on their way to the national park encompassing the Front Range of the Rockies, Estes Park is a popular place to visit in its own right.
On the 17th (Sat), take in the exciting artwork at Images of Rocky Mountain National Park.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Estes Park trip planner .

San Francisco to Estes Park is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight, bus, and taxi. You can also do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from San Francisco to Estes Park is 1 hour. When traveling from San Francisco in November, plan for a bit cooler days in Estes Park, with highs around 57°F, while nights are colder with lows around 27°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Estes Park

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Estes Park Visitor Center ©
Estes Park Visitor Center

1
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Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs ©
National Landmark red cliffs and the even more striking Pikes Peak mountain attracts tourism to Colorado Springs.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at North Cheyenne Canon Park and Starsmore Discovery Center, then explore the striking landscape at Red Rock Canyon, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Garden of the Gods.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Colorado Springs online route builder .

You can drive from Estes Park to Colorado Springs in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight; or do a combination of taxi and bus. November in Colorado Springs sees daily highs of 55°F and lows of 27°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel to Mesa Verde National Park.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
North Cheyenne Canon Park ©
North Cheyenne Canon Park
Red Rock Canyon Open Space ©
Red Rock Canyon Open Space

1
night
Mesa Verde National Park

Mesa Verde National Park ©
Whereas most national parks are primarily devoted to showcasing unique and special landscapes, Mesa Verde National Park focuses on ancient human habitation.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): cruise along Ruins Road, steep yourself in history at Cliff Palace, then delve into the distant past at Balcony House, and finally make a trip to Park Point.

Make your Mesa Verde National Park itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Colorado Springs to Mesa Verde National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and taxi; or drive. In November, daily temperatures in Mesa Verde National Park can reach 55°F, while at night they dip to 24°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to drive to Pagosa Springs.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Historic Sites Outdoors Scenic Drive
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Balcony House ©
Balcony House
Cliff Palace ©
Cliff Palace

2
nights
Pagosa Springs

Pagosa Springs ©
Pagosa Springs is a municipality that is the county seat of, and the only incorporated municipality in, Archuleta County, Colorado, United States. On the 21st (Wed), examine the collection at San Juan Historical Museum, then take in the exciting artwork at Handcrafted Interiors Art Gallery, then hike along San Juan River Walk, and finally take in the natural beauty of The Springs Resort & Spa. On the 22nd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: view the masterpieces at Lantern Dancer, then look for all kinds of wild species at Reservoir Hill Park, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Piedra Falls.

To see ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Pagosa Springs journey planner .

Traveling by car from Mesa Verde National Park to Pagosa Springs takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and shuttle; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and shuttle. While traveling from Mesa Verde National Park, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Pagosa Springs, ranging from highs of 49°F to lows of 24°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can go by car to Ouray.

Things to do in Pagosa Springs

Parks Nature Museums
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The Springs Resort & Spa ©
The Springs Resort & Spa
San Juan River Walk ©
San Juan River Walk
Piedra Falls ©
Piedra Falls

2
nights
Ouray

Ouray ©
Ouray is a Home Rule Municipality that is the county seat and the most populous city of Ouray County, Colorado, United States. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): contemplate the long history of Yankee Girl Mine, take in the dramatic scenery at Box Canyon Waterfall & Park, then hike along Yankee Boy Basin, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Sweety's Wildlife Preserve Art Zoo. On the 24th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: trek along Perimeter Trail, then take in the dramatic scenery at Ouray Box Canyon Waterfall, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Dennis Weaver Memorial Park.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Ouray driving holiday planning website .

You can drive from Pagosa Springs to Ouray in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. In November, plan for daily highs up to 45°F, and evening lows to 27°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Ouray

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Dennis Weaver Memorial Park, Sweety's Wildlife Preserve Art Zoo
Highlights from your plan
Yankee Boy Basin ©
Yankee Boy Basin
Perimeter Trail ©
Perimeter Trail
Dennis Weaver Memorial Park ©
Dennis Weaver Memorial Park

1
night
Kingman

Kingman ©
Kingman is a city in and the county seat of Mohave County, Arizona, United States. Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Historic Route 66 Museum, then see the interesting displays at Hackberry General Store, then identify plant and animal life at Keepers of the Wild Nature Park, and finally do a tasting at Stetson Winery. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Alpacas of the Southwest, then admire the masterpieces at Mohave Museum of History and Arts, and then see the interesting displays at Don Laughlin's Classic Car Collection.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Kingman online tour itinerary builder .

Drive from Ouray to Kingman in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect warmer weather when traveling from Ouray in November: highs in Kingman hover around 67°F, while lows dip to 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Prescott.

Things to do in Kingman

Museums Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Keepers of the Wild Nature Park, Don Laughlin's Classic Car Collection, Hackberry General Store
Highlights from your plan
Historic Route 66 Museum ©
Historic Route 66 Museum
Hackberry General Store ©
Hackberry General Store
Keepers of the Wild Nature Park ©
Keepers of the Wild Nature Park

2
nights
Prescott

Prescott ©
Traditional Western attractions in Prescott include rodeos, wooden whiskey saloons, and quirky independent stores selling unique souvenirs.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): explore the landscape on two wheels at Lynx Lake Recreation Area, ponder the design of Yavapai County Courthouse Square, take in the exciting artwork at Newman Gallery, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Whiskey Row, and finally steep yourself in history at Downtown Historic Area. On the 28th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the landscape on two wheels at Constellation Trails, do a tasting at Superstition Meadery, then contemplate the long history of Prescott Frontier Days, World's Oldest Rodeo, then view the masterpieces at Arts Prescott Cooperative Gallery, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Van Gogh's Ear Gallery.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Prescott trip planner .

Drive from Kingman to Prescott in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Kingman in November, expect slightly colder with lows of 33°F in Prescott. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can go by car to Sedona.

Things to do in Prescott

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks
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Whiskey Row ©
Whiskey Row
Yavapai County Courthouse Square ©
Yavapai County Courthouse Square

2
nights
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): admire all the interesting features of Amitabha Stupa & Peace Park, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Doe Mountain Trail, and then take a stroll through Historic Old Town Cottonwood. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Montezuma Well.

To find where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Sedona trip planner .

Traveling by car from Prescott to Sedona takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a shuttle. Traveling from Prescott in November, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 45°F in Sedona. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Montezuma Well, Historic Old Town Cottonwood
Highlights from your plan
Amitabha Stupa & Peace Park ©
Amitabha Stupa & Peace Park
Montezuma Well ©
Montezuma Well
Doe Mountain Trail ©
Doe Mountain Trail

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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): get outside with Shoshone Point, then take in breathtaking views at Moran Point, then get great views at Mather Point, and finally shop like a local with Lookout Studio. On the 2nd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary app .

Traveling by car from Sedona to Grand Canyon National Park takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Sedona in November, you will find days in Grand Canyon National Park are little chillier (54°F), and nights are much colder (22°F). On the 3rd (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Shopping
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Moran Point ©
Moran Point
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Lookout Studio ©
Lookout Studio

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