13 days in United States Itinerary

13 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States itinerary planner

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Burlington
Drive
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Moab
— 4 nights
Drive
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Grand Lake
— 2 nights
Drive
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Estes Park
— 5 nights
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Burlington

Burlington is a Home Rule Municipality and county seat of Kit Carson County, Colorado, United States. To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Burlington trip planner.

New York City to Burlington is an approximately 24.5-hour car ride. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 2 hours. Traveling from New York City in October, plan for little chillier nights in Burlington, with lows around 39°F. You will leave for Moab on the 5th (Mon).

Things to do in Burlington

Museums

Moab

— 4 nights

Red Desert

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Take a break from the city and head to Arches National Park and Colorado National Monument. Get out of town with these interesting Moab side-trips: Clark Family Orchards (in Palisade) and Mesa Arch (in Canyonlands National Park). And it doesn't end there: surround yourself with nature on Deep Desert Expeditions, tour the pleasant surroundings at Poison Spider Trail, explore the landscape on two wheels at Bike Fiend, and see Off-Road Tours.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Moab trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Burlington to Moab in 8 hours. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in October, and nighttime lows around 42°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel to Grand Lake.

Things to do in Moab

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Grand Lake

— 2 nights
Grand Lake is a statutory town in Grand County, Colorado, United States. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): stroll through Winter Park Resort, look for all kinds of wild species at Colorado River Headwaters Scenic Byway, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Never Summer Mountain Products. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through The Beach at Grand Lake, identify plant and animal life at Vasquez Peak Wilderness, and then get a dose of the wild on Dog Sled Rides of Winter Park.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Grand Lake holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Moab to Grand Lake takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Moab in October, expect nights in Grand Lake to be slightly colder, around 23°F, while days are cooler, around 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Estes Park.

Things to do in Grand Lake

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Estes Park

— 5 nights
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.
Popular historic sites such as Chapel on the Rock and St Francis of Assisi Anglican Church are in your itinerary. Take a break from the city and head to Estes Park Guided Tours and Cache La Poudre Wilderness. Explore Estes Park's surroundings by going to Rocky Mountain National Park (Copeland Falls, Wild Basin Area, &more) and Abbey of St. Walburga (in Virginia Dale). There's much more to do: see Off-Road Tours, look for all kinds of wild species at Sleepy Hollow County Park, explore the striking landscape of Sheep Lakes, and admire the verdant scenery at Many Parks Curve Overlook.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Estes Park online itinerary planner.

Getting from Grand Lake to Estes Park by car takes about 2 hours. Traveling from Grand Lake in October, you will find days in Estes Park are much warmer (69°F), and nights are somewhat warmer (39°F). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Estes Park

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

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.