16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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Start: Corona
Drive:  13 h
1
Lehi
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Idaho Falls
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
3
Yellowstone National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  6 h 30 min
4
Gillette
— 1 night
Drive:  9 h 30 min
5
Mitchell
— 1 night
Drive:  7 h 15 min
6
Lee's Summit
— 1 night
Drive:  7 h 45 min
7
Burlington
— 1 night
Drive:  6 h
8
Rocky Mountain National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  8 h
9
Arches National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
10
Canyonlands National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 45 min
11
Mesa Verde National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  6 h 15 min
12
Flagstaff
— 1 night
Drive:  6 h 45 min
End: Corona

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Lehi

Lehi
Lehi is a city in Utah County, Utah, United States. To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Lehi trip planner.

Corona to Lehi is an approximately 5.5- hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Corona to Lehi due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Corona in October: high temperatures in Lehi hover around 65°F and lows are around 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can travel to Idaho Falls.

Things to do in Lehi

Outdoors Parks Fun & Games

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Idaho Falls

Idaho Falls
Idaho Falls is a city in and the county seat of Bonneville County, Idaho, United States, and is the largest city in Eastern Idaho. To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Idaho Falls trip itinerary builder app.

Drive from Lehi to Idaho Falls in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Lehi in October, Idaho Falls is a bit cooler at night with lows of 33°F. On the 9th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Idaho Falls

Outdoors Parks Museums

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Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring, then take some stellar pictures from Lookout Point, and then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the natural beauty of Castle Geyser and then take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park holiday maker site.

You can drive from Idaho Falls to Yellowstone National Park in 4 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Idaho Falls in October: high temperatures in Yellowstone National Park hover around 47°F and lows are around 25°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Gillette.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring

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Gillette

Gillette
Gillette is a city in and the county seat of Campbell County, Wyoming, United States. To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Gillette trip planner.

Drive from Yellowstone National Park to Gillette in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In October, Gillette is somewhat warmer than Yellowstone National Park - with highs of 61°F and lows of 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel to Mitchell.

Things to do in Gillette

Breweries & Distilleries Museums Shopping

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Mitchell

Mitchell ©
Mitchell is the county seat of Davison County, South Dakota, United States. Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Mitchell Prehistoric Indian Village, don't miss a visit to Valtiroty Shiloh's Tabernacle, then make a trip to Corn Palace, and finally appreciate the history behind Porter Sculpture Park. Keep things going the next day: brush up on your military savvy at George and Eleanor McGovern Library, stop by Sweet Fix Candy & Pop Shop, and then examine the collection at South Dakota Tractor Museum.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Mitchell sightseeing planning app.

You can drive from Gillette to Mitchell in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Gillette in October, plan for a bit warmer nights in Mitchell, with lows around 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel to Lee's Summit.

Things to do in Mitchell

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Porter Sculpture Park, South Dakota Tractor Museum
Highlights from your plan
South Dakota Tractor Museum ©
South Dakota Tractor Museum
Corn Palace ©
Corn Palace
Mitchell Prehistoric Indian Village ©
Mitchell Prehistoric Indian Village

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Lee's Summit

Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): get your game on at Blade & Timber Axe Throwing, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then admire the natural beauty at Deanna Rose Children's Farmstead, and finally pause for some photo ops at Korean War Veterans Memorial. On the next day, stop by Cockrell Mercantile Company, get engrossed in the history at Missouri Town 1855, then get engrossed in the history at Harry S. Truman Library and Museum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at The Stone Church.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Lee's Summit day trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Mitchell to Lee's Summit takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Mitchell in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Lee's Summit, with lows of 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Burlington.

Things to do in Lee's Summit

Fun & Games Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Overland Park, Independence, Blade & Timber Axe Throwing
Highlights from your plan
Room Escape Games
Deanna Rose Children's Farmstead ©
Deanna Rose Children's Farmstead
Harry S. Truman Library and Museum ©
Harry S. Truman Library and Museum

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Burlington

Burlington ©
Burlington is a Home Rule Municipality and county seat of Kit Carson County, Colorado, United States. On the 16th (Wed), see the interesting displays at Old Town Museum and then browse the exhibits of Kit Carson County Carousel.

For traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Burlington route builder website.

Getting from Lee's Summit to Burlington by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Lee's Summit to Burlington, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Lee's Summit in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Burlington, with lows of 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Burlington

Museums
Highlights from your plan
Kit Carson County Carousel ©
Kit Carson County Carousel
Old Town Museum ©
Old Town Museum

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Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park ©
Rocky Mountain National Park presents an ideal setting for recreation in the mountain range for which the park is named.
On the 17th (Thu), shop like a local with Aspen and Evergreen Gallery and then admire all the interesting features of Trail Ridge Road.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Rocky Mountain National Park trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Burlington to Rocky Mountain National Park in 4.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Rocky Mountain National Park can reach 69°F, while at night they dip to 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Arches National Park.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Scenic Drive Outdoors Shopping

Side Trip

Aspen and Evergreen Gallery
Highlights from your plan
Aspen and Evergreen Gallery ©
Aspen and Evergreen Gallery
Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): take in the dramatic natural features at Double Arch, then take in the dramatic natural features at Delicate Arch, and then hike along Fiery Furnace.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Arches National Park trip maker tool.

Traveling by car from Rocky Mountain National Park to Arches National Park takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, and flight; or do a combination of car, bus, and flight. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in October, and nighttime lows around 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to drive to Canyonlands National Park.

Things to do in Arches National Park

Nature Parks Trails
Highlights from your plan
Double Arch ©
Double Arch
Delicate Arch ©
Delicate Arch
Fiery Furnace ©
Fiery Furnace

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Canyonlands National Park

Canyonlands National Park ©
Canyonlands National Park features myriad canyons and buttes that the Colorado River, Green River, and their tributaries have carved over millions of years in hues of red and orange.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): hike along Pothole Point Trail, explore the striking landscape of Island in the Sky, then explore the striking landscape at Mesa Arch, and finally get great views at Grand View Point Overlook.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Canyonlands National Park itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Arches National Park to Canyonlands National Park in 1.5 hours. October in Canyonlands National Park sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 42°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to drive to Mesa Verde National Park.

Things to do in Canyonlands National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Mesa Arch ©
Mesa Arch
Grand View Point Overlook ©
Grand View Point Overlook

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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.
On the 20th (Sun), explore the ancient world of Spruce Tree House, don't miss a visit to Park Point, then explore the ancient world of Balcony House, then explore the ancient world of Cliff Palace, and finally stroll through Nordenskiold #16 Trail.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Mesa Verde National Park route planning site.

You can drive from Canyonlands National Park to Mesa Verde National Park in 5 hours. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Canyonlands National Park in October since evenings lows in Mesa Verde National Park dip to 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to drive to Flagstaff.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Historic Sites Parks Trails
Highlights from your plan
Balcony House ©
Balcony House
Cliff Palace ©
Cliff Palace
Spruce Tree House ©
Spruce Tree House

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Flagstaff

Flagstaff ©
Sitting at an elevation of 2,135 m (7,000 ft) and just a short trip from the Grand Canyon and other natural wonders, the city of Flagstaff attracts outdoor enthusiasts from around the world.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): take in breathtaking views at Walnut Canyon National Monument, then see the sky in a new way at Lowell Observatory, and then admire nature's extreme beauty at Painted Desert.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Flagstaff day trip planning website.

You can drive from Mesa Verde National Park to Flagstaff in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of taxi and flight. In October in Flagstaff, expect temperatures between 65°F during the day and 33°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Flagstaff

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

Painted Desert
Highlights from your plan
Walnut Canyon National Monument ©
Walnut Canyon National Monument
Lowell Observatory ©
Lowell Observatory
Painted Desert ©
Painted Desert

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