26 days in United States Itinerary

26 days in United States Itinerary

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Amarillo
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Pagosa Springs
— 1 night
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Colorado Springs
— 1 night
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Jackson Hole
— 1 night
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Point Arena
— 1 night
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Roseville
— 2 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
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Death Valley National Park
— 2 nights
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
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Tucson
— 3 nights
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Fort Worth
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Amarillo

— 2 nights

Yellow Rose of Texas

Known as "The Yellow Rose of Texas," Amarillo was once a series of ranches.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): examine the collection at Bill's Backyard Classics and then stroll through Old West Stables. On the next day, examine the collection at Milburn Price Culture Museum, then look for gifts at Midpoint Cafe and Gift Shop, and then examine the collection at Window on the Plains Museum.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Amarillo road trip planner.

Dallas to Amarillo is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In November, Amarillo is little chillier than Dallas - with highs of 62°F and lows of 34°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel to Pagosa Springs.

Things to do in Amarillo

Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Pagosa Springs

— 1 night
Pagosa Springs is a municipality that is the county seat of, and the only incorporated municipality in, Archuleta County, Colorado, United States. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): take in the natural beauty of Rainbow Hot Springs, admire the sheer force of Piedra Falls, and then get a dose of the wild on Crazy Horse Outfitters and Guides - Day Tours. Here are some ideas for day two: delve into the distant past at Chimney Rock National Monument, then hike along San Juan River Walk, then see the interesting displays at San Juan Historical Museum, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Lantern Dancer.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Pagosa Springs journey planner.

Drive from Amarillo to Pagosa Springs in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Amarillo in November, things will get slightly colder in Pagosa Springs: highs are around 49°F and lows about 24°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Pagosa Springs

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Museums

Colorado Springs

— 1 night
Stunning Garden of the Gods Park scenery, blue skies and the glory of Pikes Peak-America’s Mountain have attracted visitors to Colorado Springs for more than a century.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Memorial Park, get a dose of the wild on Colorado Wolf Adventures, then explore the world behind art at Michael Garman Museum & Gallery, and finally see the interesting displays at Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Colorado Springs road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Pagosa Springs to Colorado Springs in 5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Pagosa Springs in November, expect nights in Colorado Springs to be about the same, around 27°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Jackson Hole.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Outdoors · Museums · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Jackson Hole

— 1 night
The Jackson Hole valley is approximately 97 km (60 mi) long and 24 km (15 mi) wide, encompassing the town of Jackson, Teton Village, and the northern section of Grand Teton National Park.
On the 10th (Tue), look for all kinds of wild species at Yellowstone Day Tours, then indulge in some personalized pampering at Body Sage Spa at the Rusty Parrot Lodge, then view the masterpieces at Rare Jackson Hole Gallery, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Hines Goldsmiths. Keep things going the next day: get a taste of the local shopping with Thal Glass Studio, then view the masterpieces at Mangelsen Images of Nature, and then get engrossed in the history at Jackson Hole Historical Society & Museum.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Jackson Hole trip itinerary maker tool.

You can fly from Colorado Springs to Jackson Hole in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Colorado Springs in November, expect Jackson Hole to be a bit cooler, temps between 39°F and 18°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Point Arena.

Things to do in Jackson Hole

Museums · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Point Arena

— 1 night
Point Arena is a small coastal city in Mendocino County, California, United States. On the 12th (Thu), look for all kinds of wild species at Point Arena - Stornetta Unit of the California Coastal National Monument, then head outdoors with Lagoon Creek, then kick back and relax at Manchester Beach / Mendocino Coast KOA, and finally take in the waterfront at Point Arena Pier. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Schooner Gulch State Beach, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sea Ranch Chapel, then view the masterpieces at Placewares Sea Ranch, and finally join in the after-dark buzz at Garcia River Casino.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Point Arena travel planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Jackson Hole to Point Arena. The time zone difference when traveling from Jackson Hole to Point Arena is minus 1 hour. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Jackson Hole in November, with highs in Point Arena at 65°F and lows at 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel to Roseville.

Things to do in Point Arena

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Roseville

— 2 nights
Roseville is the largest city in Placer County, California, United States, in the Sacramento metropolitan area. Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): examine the collection at Maidu Museum & Historic Site, then examine the collection at Roseville Telephone Museum, then see the interesting displays at Roseville Utility Exploration Center, and finally let the kids burn off some steam at Bounce U. On the next day, learn about winemaking at Sobon Estate, learn about winemaking at Iron Hub Winery, then do a tasting at Vino Noceto Winery, and finally see the interesting displays at Auburn Joss House Chinese Museum.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Roseville travel route planning site.

Getting from Point Arena to Roseville by car takes about 4 hours. November in Roseville sees daily highs of 63°F and lows of 43°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Roseville

Museums · Wineries · Parks · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Yosemite National Park

— 4 nights
Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
Take a break from the city and head to Four Mile Trail and Nature Center at Happy Isles. Step off the beaten path and head to Lower Yosemite Fall Trail and June Lake Loop. The adventure continues: surround yourself with nature on YExplore Yosemite Adventures - Day Tours, explore the striking landscape at Cloud's Rest, stroll through May Lake Trailhead, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Swinging Bridge Picnic Area Yosemite National Park CA.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park road trip tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Roseville to Yosemite National Park. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Roseville in November: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 54°F, while lows dip to 19°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Wildlife

Side Trip

Death Valley National Park

— 2 nights

Hottest, Driest, Lowest

Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): take in breathtaking views at Mosaic Canyon, take in breathtaking views at Twenty Mule Team Canyon, then contemplate the long history of Harmony Borax Works, then tee off at Furnace Creek Golf Course, and finally get great views at Father Crowley Vista Point. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Eureka Mine, steep yourself in history at Charcoal Kilns, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Panamint Range.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Death Valley National Park attractions planning tool.

Traveling by bus from Yosemite National Park to Death Valley National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in November, expect Death Valley National Park to be a bit warmer, temps between 66°F and 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Golf

Grand Canyon National Park

— 3 nights
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Get in touch with nature at East Rim Drive and Pima Point. Discover out-of-the-way places like Mohave Point and Indian Garden. There's much more to do: take some stellar pictures from The Abyss, add some entertainment to your itinerary with Hopi House, explore the stunning scenery at Yavapai Point, and get curious at Yavapai Geology Museum.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Death Valley National Park to Grand Canyon National Park takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. The time zone difference when traveling from Death Valley National Park to Grand Canyon National Park is 1 hour. In November, Grand Canyon National Park is a bit cooler than Death Valley National Park - with highs of 54°F and lows of 22°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Tucson.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Nature · Scenic Drive · Childrens Museums

Tucson

— 3 nights

Old Pueblo

One of the fastest-growing metropolitan areas in the country, Tucson is a city on a cultural crossroads, with European, Native American, Mexican, and Asian residents blending and sometimes conflicting with one another.
Tucson Museum of Art and Historic Block and Madaras Gallery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore hidden gems such as Balloon Rides and The Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures. Next up on the itinerary: learn about all things military at Museum of the Horse Soldier, look for all kinds of wild species at Tucson Mountain Park, see the interesting displays at Franklin Auto Museum, and explore the engaging exhibits at Arizona History Museum.

To find maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Tucson vacation app.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Tucson in 5.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car, taxi, and bus. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in November, with highs in Tucson at 75°F and lows at 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel to Fort Worth.

Things to do in Tucson

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Fort Worth

— 1 night

Where the West Begins

Advertising itself as the place where the American West begins, Fort Worth stubbornly clings to its cowboy roots, making it a distinctly different town from most other urban centers of its size.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): get to know the fascinating history of Cultural District, then grab your bike and head to Granbury Hike & Bike Trail, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Granbury City Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Patrick Cathedral, then contemplate the long history of Thistle Hill House Museum, then grab your bike and head to Trinity Park, and finally learn about winemaking at Lost Oak Winery.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Fort Worth itinerary planner.

Fly from Tucson to Fort Worth in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Tucson to Fort Worth due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Tucson in November: highs in Fort Worth hover around 67°F, while lows dip to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Fort Worth

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Trails

Side Trips

United States travel guide

4.5
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.

El Paso County travel guide

4.3
Parks · Scenic Drive · Zoos
Encompassing the central part of Colorado, El Paso County features a diverse landscape ranging from mountains in the west to the prairies in the east. Famous for its scenic beauty, this part of the state inspired the lyrics of the iconic song "America the Beautiful." Pikes Peak, one of Colorado's 53 mountains reaching more than 4,300 m (14,000 ft) above sea level, dominates the county's skyline and attracts hikers from around the country. Plan to spend at least a few days exploring the protected wilderness areas around the peak during your vacation, but don't forget to leave some time on your itinerary for Colorado Springs, the county's biggest city, known for its sports venues and parks.