16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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Austin
— Few hours
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Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve
— 1 night
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Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park
— 1 night
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Arches National Park
— 2 nights
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Zion National Park
— 2 nights
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Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
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Glacier National Park
— 1 night
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Kansas City
— 2 nights
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Austin
— 1 day

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Austin

Austin

Live Music Capital of the World

Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Austin trip builder website.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Austin. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in October, and nighttime lows around 62°F. On the 16th (Fri), you'll travel to Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve.

Things to do in Austin

Nightlife · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

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Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve ©
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Little Medano Creek, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mosca Pass Trail, and then explore the striking landscape of High Dune Trail.

To find out how to plan a trip to Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve, use our trip itinerary maker.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Austin to Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve. The time zone difference when traveling from Austin to Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve is minus 1 hour. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Austin in October: high temperatures in Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve hover around 65°F and lows are around 27°F. You will leave for Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park on the 18th (Sun).

Things to do in Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature
Highlights from your trip

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Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park ©
The Gunnison River has been hard at work over the past two million years, carving out the sheer cliffs and towering spires that today make up Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park.
On the 18th (Sun), get great views at Warner Point.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park online road trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve to Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park. Traveling from Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve in October, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 38°F in Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Arches National Park.

Things to do in Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours
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Mountain
Tomichi Point
4.6

2
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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 20th (Tue): explore the ancient world of Sego Canyon Petroglyphs, explore the striking landscape at Double O Arch, explore the striking landscape at Tower Arch, then explore the striking landscape at Sand Dune Arch, then take some stellar pictures from Lower Delicate Arch Viewpoint, and finally make a trip to Wolfe Ranch. On the 21st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Partition Arch, take in the dramatic natural features at Pine Tree Arch, explore the striking landscape at Tunnel Arch, take in the dramatic natural features at Courthouse Towers, then take in the dramatic natural features at Tower of Babel, and finally explore the striking landscape at Turret Arch.

For maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Arches National Park holiday tool.

You can drive from Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park to Arches National Park in 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in October, and nighttime lows around 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to drive to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Arches National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Double O Arch
4.8
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Must see
Sand Dune Arch
4.6
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Geologic Formation
Tunnel Arch
4.1

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): cruise along Zion-Mt. Carmel Tunnel, explore the striking landscape of Hidden Canyon, hike along Temple of Sinawava Trail, stroll through Riverside Walk, then see the world from above with Zion Helicopters, and finally mingle with the ghosts of the past at Grafton Cemetery (Ghost Town). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri): hike along Watchman Trail, then grab your bike and head to Pa'rus Trail, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kayenta Trail, and finally head outdoors with The Subway.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Zion National Park trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Arches National Park to Zion National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of car and flight. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Arches National Park in October since evenings lows in Zion National Park dip to 36°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Hidden Canyon
4.5
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Hiking Trail
Riverside Walk
4.4

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Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©

World's Largest Collection of Geysers

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Grand Loop Road and Artists’ Paintpots. Get in touch with nature at Mud Volcano and Boiling River. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Firehole Canyon Drive, take in the natural beauty of Castle Geyser, take in the dramatic scenery at Gibbon Falls, and trot along with Yellowstone Wilderness Outfitters.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park trip maker.

Fly from Zion National Park to Yellowstone National Park in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, train, taxi, and shuttle. Traveling from Zion National Park in October, expect nights in Yellowstone National Park to be slightly colder, around 25°F, while days are cooler, around 47°F. On the 26th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife
Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Boiling River
4.7
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Must see
Grand Loop Road
4.6

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Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park ©

Crown of the Continent

The glaciers from which Glacier National Park takes its name mostly dissipated eons ago, but they left behind a scoured landscape of high and steep mountain peaks, sparkling lakes, lush alpine meadows, and thick forests.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): walk around Red Rock Falls, Glacier National Park.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Glacier National Park itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Yellowstone National Park to Glacier National Park in 8.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in October, things will get somewhat warmer in Glacier National Park: highs are around 56°F and lows about 31°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can travel to Kansas City.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Nature · Parks
Highlights from your trip

2
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Kansas City

Kansas City ©

City of Fountains

The largest municipality in Missouri, Kansas City has an impressive array of world-class museums, shopping areas, and great places to eat, all of which attract tourism to the area.
On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, identify plant and animal life at Parkville Nature Sanctuary, examine the collection at TWA Museum, contemplate the long history of Thomas Hart Benton Home and Studio State Historic Site, then learn about winemaking at Amigoni Urban Winery, and finally steep yourself in history at Liberty Jail Historic Site.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Kansas City online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Glacier National Park to Kansas City takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Glacier National Park to Kansas City, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In October, Kansas City is somewhat warmer than Glacier National Park - with highs of 71°F and lows of 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can travel to Austin.

Things to do in Kansas City

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
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Specialty Museum
TWA Museum
4.6

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Austin

Austin ©

Live Music Capital of the World

Start off your visit on the 31st (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Wild Basin Preserve, get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, stroll through Turkey Creek Trail, then look for all kinds of wild species at Westcave Outdoor Discovery Center, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Chapel Dulcinea.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Austin trip maker website.

You can drive from Kansas City to Austin in 12 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Kansas City in October, things will get a bit warmer in Austin: highs are around 85°F and lows about 62°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Austin

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip
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Waterskiing / Jetskiiing
Waterskiing & Jetskiing
5.0
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Hiking Trail
Turkey Creek Trail
4.5

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