17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Las Cruces
— 2 nights
2
Pagosa Springs
— 1 night
3
Moab
— 2 nights
4
Grand Teton National Park
— 3 nights
5
Yellowstone National Park
— 6 nights
6
Estes Park
— 2 nights

2
nights
Las Cruces

Las Cruces ©
Las Cruces, also known as "The City of the Crosses", is the seat of Doña Ana County, New Mexico, United States. On the 4th (Fri), examine the collection at The Zuhl Museum, then don't miss a visit to Recycled Roadrunner Sculpture, and then contemplate the long history of Old Mesilla Village. On the 5th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the local landmark of Plaza de Las Cruces, hunt for treasures at Farmers & Crafts Market of Las Cruces, then stroll around Dripping Springs Natural Area, and finally gain insight at New Mexico State University.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Las Cruces itinerary builder website.

Dallas to Las Cruces is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Dallas to Las Cruces due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Dallas in September, with highs in Las Cruces at 85°F and lows at 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Pagosa Springs.

Things to do in Las Cruces

Shopping · Historic Sites · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Farmers & Crafts Market of Las Cruces ©
Farmers & Crafts Market of Las Cruces
Dripping Springs Natural Area ©
Dripping Springs Natural Area
The Zuhl Museum ©
The Zuhl Museum

1
night
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 6th (Sun), admire the sheer force of Treasure Falls, then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, then admire the sheer force of Silver Falls, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at The Springs Resort & Spa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: view the masterpieces at Lantern Dancer, then hike along Piedra River Trail, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Pagosa Springs trip planner.

Drive from Las Cruces to Pagosa Springs in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus, car, and shuttle. Traveling from Las Cruces in September, things will get a bit cooler in Pagosa Springs: highs are around 72°F and lows about 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can drive to Moab.

Things to do in Pagosa Springs

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
The Springs Resort & Spa ©
The Springs Resort & Spa
Piedra River Trail ©
Piedra River Trail
Silver Falls ©
Silver Falls

2
nights
Moab

Moab ©
The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Arches National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Wed): get some thrills on the water with Moab Jett and then see Off-Road Tours.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Moab trip app.

Drive from Pagosa Springs to Moab in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of shuttle, bus, and car. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Pagosa Springs in September, with highs in Moab at 84°F and lows at 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors · Nature · Trails
Highlights from your plan
Arches National Park ©
Arches National Park
Off-Road Tours
Moab Jett ©
Moab Jett

3
nights
Grand Teton National Park

Grand Teton National Park ©
The peaks of Grand Teton National Park aren't the highest in the world, but they sit atop what might be nature's archetypes for mountains.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): take in the awesome beauty at Grand Teton. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape at Glacier View Turnout, trek along Jenny Lake Trail, then take a memorable drive along 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive, and finally take a memorable drive along Signal Mountain Summit Road.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Grand Teton National Park route builder.

Traveling by flight from Moab to Grand Teton National Park takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, train, bus, and taxi. In September, Grand Teton National Park is slightly colder than Moab - with highs of 68°F and lows of 38°F. You will leave for Yellowstone National Park on the 12th (Sat).

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
Signal Mountain Summit Road ©
Signal Mountain Summit Road
Jenny Lake Trail ©
Jenny Lake Trail

6
nights
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.
Yellowstone National Park is known for nature, wildlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, take in the natural beauty of Mammoth Hot Springs, explore the striking landscape at Lower Geyser Basin, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Lone Star Geyser.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Grand Teton National Park to Yellowstone National Park in 1.5 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Grand Teton National Park in September: high temperatures in Yellowstone National Park hover around 60°F and lows are around 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Estes Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Lower Geyser Basin ©
Lower Geyser Basin
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful

2
nights
Estes Park

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 19th (Sat), take in the exciting artwork at Images of Rocky Mountain National Park, take a memorable tour with Tours, then admire all the interesting features of Trail Ridge Road, and finally admire the verdant scenery at Many Parks Curve Overlook. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Sheep Lakes, then admire all the interesting features of Peak to Peak Scenic Byway, and then surround yourself with nature on Estes Park Guided Tours.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Estes Park travel route planner.

You can fly from Yellowstone National Park to Estes Park in 7.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car, bus, shuttle, and taxi. When traveling from Yellowstone National Park in September, plan for warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Estes Park: temperatures range from 81°F by day to 50°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Estes Park

Outdoors · Tours · Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Rocky Mountain National Park
Highlights from your plan
Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road
Estes Park Guided Tours ©
Estes Park Guided Tours
Off-Road Tours

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