12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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Colorado Springs
— 1 night
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Boise
— 1 night
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Portland
— 2 nights
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Crater Lake National Park
— 1 night
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Arches National Park
— 1 night
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
7
Hutchinson
— 1 night
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Abilene
— Few hours

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Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs
Stunning Garden of the Gods Park scenery, blue skies and the glory of Pikes Peak-America’s Mountain have attracted visitors to Colorado Springs for more than a century.
To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Colorado Springs trip itinerary planner.

Waco to Colorado Springs is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Waco to Colorado Springs. Traveling from Waco in October, things will get little chillier in Colorado Springs: highs are around 67°F and lows about 39°F. You will have some time to spend on the 22nd (Thu) before leaving for Boise.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Outdoors · Nightlife · Tours

1
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Boise

Boise

City of Trees

From its main thoroughfare, Boise greets visitors with a view of downtown framed by the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.
Before you visit Boise, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by flight from Colorado Springs to Boise takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Boise can reach 67°F, while at night they dip to 43°F. On the 23rd (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Portland.

Things to do in Boise

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Museums

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Portland

Portland

City of Roses

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.
To see traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Portland vacation planner.

Fly from Boise to Portland in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Boise to Portland. Traveling from Boise in October, expect a bit warmer with lows of 49°F in Portland. You will leave for Crater Lake National Park on the 25th (Sun).

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Outdoors · Wineries · Tours

1
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): trek along Garfield Peak, then take in the awesome beauty at Watchman Peak, and then hike along Pinnacles Trail.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Crater Lake National Park trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Portland to Crater Lake National Park in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Portland in October, plan for a bit cooler nights in Crater Lake National Park, with lows around 44°F. You will have some time to spend on the 26th (Mon) before leaving for Arches National Park.

Things to do in Crater Lake National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

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Watchman Peak
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Garfield Peak
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Arches National Park

Arches National Park ©

A Red Rock Wonderland

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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): explore the striking landscape at Tower of Babel, trek along Double Arch, then explore the striking landscape at Turret Arch, and finally explore the striking landscape at Windows. On the 28th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape at Landscape Arch, then take in the dramatic natural features at Pine Tree Arch, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Devils Garden Trailhead, and finally trek along Pine Tree Arch Trail.

To find photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Arches National Park trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Crater Lake National Park to Arches National Park in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Crater Lake National Park to Arches National Park. In October, daytime highs in Arches National Park are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Arches National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors
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Double Arch
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Landscape Arch
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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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): stroll around Indian Garden.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park journey maker tool.

You can drive from Arches National Park to Grand Canyon National Park in 6.5 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Arches National Park in October: high temperatures in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 66°F and lows are around 31°F. You'll have a few hours on the 29th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Hutchinson.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks

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Hutchinson

Hutchinson ©
Hutchinson is the largest city and county seat in Reno County, Kansas, United States, and located on the Arkansas River. Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): get curious at Cosmosphere.

To see maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Hutchinson trip app.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Hutchinson takes 15.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Hutchinson. In October, Hutchinson is somewhat warmer than Grand Canyon National Park - with highs of 74°F and lows of 48°F. You'll have a few hours on the 31st (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Abilene.

Things to do in Hutchinson

Museums · Childrens Museums
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Cosmosphere
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Abilene

Abilene ©
Abilene is a city in and the county seat of Dickinson County, Kansas, United States. Start off your visit on the 31st (Sat): see the interesting displays at Geary County Historical Society and Museums and then browse the exhibits of Abilene and Smoky Valley Railroad.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Abilene trip planning app.

Getting from Hutchinson to Abilene by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 74°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Abilene

Museums · Historic Sites

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