19 days in United States Itinerary

19 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip itinerary builder

Make it your trip
Fly
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Arches National Park
— 1 day
Drive
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Bryce Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Canyonlands National Park
— 1 night
Drive
4
Zion National Park
— 3 nights
Fly
5
Santa Fe
— 4 nights
Drive
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Taos
— 2 nights
Shuttle to Albuquerque, Fly to Salt Lake City
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Salt Lake City
— 2 nights
Fly to Midland International Airport, Drive to Salt Flat
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Salt Flat
— 1 night
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Drive to Midland International Airport, Fly to Denver International Airport, Drive to Rocky Mountain National Park
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Rocky Mountain National Park
— 1 night
Fly
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Mesa Verde National Park
— 2 nights
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Arches National Park

— 1 day

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.
On the 30th (Sat), take in the dramatic natural features at Double Arch and then explore the striking landscape at Delicate Arch.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Arches National Park tour itinerary builder app.

Chicago to Arches National Park is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Chicago to Arches National Park is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Chicago in October, plan for a bit warmer days and little chillier nights in Arches National Park: temperatures range from 71°F by day to 42°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Arches National Park

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Bryce Canyon National Park

— 2 nights
You can find hoodoos--rock pillars formed by erosion--all around the world, but those of Bryce Canyon National Park remain the standard bearers thanks to their bright red color, tall stature, and arrangement in large amphitheaters.
On the 31st (Sun), explore and take pictures at Bryce Canyon Scenic Drive, hike along Navajo Loop Trail, and then take in breathtaking views at Sunset Point. On the 1st (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: trek along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop, then take in the dramatic natural features at Queen Victoria, and then take some stellar pictures from Inspiration Point.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Bryce Canyon National Park trip planner.

You can drive from Arches National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park in 5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Arches National Park in October; daily highs in Bryce Canyon National Park reach 61°F and lows reach 29°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Canyonlands National Park.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Canyonlands National Park

— 1 night
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 2nd (Tue): take in the dramatic natural features at Island in the Sky, then take in the dramatic natural features at Mesa Arch, and then take some stellar pictures from Grand View Point Overlook.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Canyonlands National Park trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Bryce Canyon National Park to Canyonlands National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in November, with highs in Canyonlands National Park at 55°F and lows at 29°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Canyonlands National Park

Nature · Parks

Zion National Park

— 3 nights
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
Spend the 3rd (Wed) exploring nature at Zion National Park. Spend the 4th (Thu) exploring nature at The Narrows. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Angel's Landing and take a memorable drive along Zion Shuttle.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Zion National Park journey planner.

You can drive from Canyonlands National Park to Zion National Park in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of car and flight. While traveling from Canyonlands National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Zion National Park, ranging from highs of 61°F to lows of 29°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to fly to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Santa Fe

— 4 nights

City Different

Santa Fe continuously ranks among the world's top holiday destinations, attracting visitors with its unusual combination of scenic beauty, rich history, cultural diversity, and high concentration of performing arts venues, fine restaurants, and interesting attractions.
Explore Santa Fe's surroundings by going to Cochiti Pueblo (Canyon Trail & Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, contemplate the long history of Loretto Chapel, pause for some serene contemplation at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, and pause for some photo ops at New Mexico History Museum.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Santa Fe trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Zion National Park to Santa Fe takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Zion National Park in November, expect nights in Santa Fe to be about the same, around 29°F, while days are slightly colder, around 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Taos.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Taos

— 2 nights
Many residents have shunned fast-paced city living for Taos's laid-back vibe and blend of Spanish, Native American, and Anglo cultures.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): see what you can catch with Taos Fly Shop. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at Millicent Rogers Museum, then take in the views from Rio Grande Gorge Bridge, and then appreciate the history behind Rio Grande del Norte National Monument.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Taos trip itinerary builder app.

Getting from Santa Fe to Taos by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Santa Fe in November, Taos is little chillier at night with lows of 21°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Taos

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · Tours

Salt Lake City

— 2 nights

Crossroads of the West

Utah's capital and most populous city, Salt Lake City boasts a small-town feel, big-city amenities, and plenty of nature on its doorstep.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Salt Lake Temple, make a trip to Temple Square, and then get a sense of history and politics at Utah State Capitol. On your second day here, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum of Utah.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Salt Lake City online travel route planner.

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Taos to Salt Lake City takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Taos in November, Salt Lake City is a bit warmer at night with lows of 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Salt Flat.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Salt Flat

— 1 night
Salt Flat is a ghost town in northeastern Hudspeth County, Texas, United States. Find out how to plan Salt Flat trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Salt Lake City to Salt Flat. Traveling from Salt Lake City in November, things will get a bit warmer in Salt Flat: highs are around 62°F and lows about 42°F. On the 14th (Sun), you'll travel to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Salt Flat

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Rocky Mountain National Park

— 1 night
Rocky Mountain National Park presents an ideal setting for recreation in the mountain range for which the park is named.
On the 15th (Mon), trek along Emerald Lake Trail.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Rocky Mountain National Park online tour itinerary builder.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Salt Flat to Rocky Mountain National Park. Traveling from Salt Flat in November, expect Rocky Mountain National Park to be little chillier, temps between 57°F and 27°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Mon) to allow time for the flight to Mesa Verde National Park.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Outdoors · Trails · Parks
Highlights from your trip

Mesa Verde National Park

— 2 nights
Whereas most national parks are primarily devoted to showcasing unique and special landscapes, Mesa Verde National Park focuses on ancient human habitation.
On the next day, make a trip to Park Point, then explore the ancient world of Balcony House, and then explore the ancient world of Cliff Palace.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Mesa Verde National Park road trip website.

Getting from Rocky Mountain National Park to Mesa Verde National Park by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, car, and taxi; or do a combination of bus, car, and taxi. November in Mesa Verde National Park sees daily highs of 55°F and lows of 24°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Historic Sites

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · History Museums
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.