43 days in United States Itinerary

43 days in United States Itinerary

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Start: Perth
Fly:  27 h
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Dallas
— Few hours
Drive:  1 h
2
Fort Worth
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 15 min
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Austin
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
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Houston
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
5
Galveston
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h 15 min
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Corpus Christi
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
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San Antonio
— 3 nights
Drive:  9 h
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Big Bend National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
9
Marfa
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
10
Balmorhea
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 45 min
11
Carlsbad Caverns National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
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Roswell
— 1 night
Bus:  2 h 15 min
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Alamogordo
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
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Socorro
— Few hours
Drive:  1 h 15 min
15
Albuquerque
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
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Santa Fe
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
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Taos
— 1 night
Drive:  6 h
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Mesa Verde National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h 15 min
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Grand Junction
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 45 min
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Denver
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
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Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
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Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h 45 min
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Amarillo
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
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Oklahoma City
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
25
Dallas
— 3 nights
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Tram + Foot + Fly:  26 h
End: Perth

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Dallas

Dallas
One of the country's most popular shopping destinations, Dallas and its sprawling suburbs include more shopping centers per capita than any other urban center in America.
For photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Dallas day trip site.

Perth, Australia to Dallas is an approximately 25- hour combination of flight and tram. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 14 hours traveling from Perth to Dallas. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Perth in September: high temperatures in Dallas hover around 39°C and lows are around 26°C. You'll set off for Fort Worth on the 25th (Sat).

Things to do in Dallas

Nightlife Fun & Games Parks

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Fort Worth

Fort Worth ©
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 25th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Kimbell Art Museum and then take in nature's colorful creations at Fort Worth Water Gardens.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Fort Worth driving holiday planning tool.

Traveling by bus from Dallas to Fort Worth takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Fort Worth are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Austin.

Things to do in Fort Worth

Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Kimbell Art Museum ©
Kimbell Art Museum
Fort Worth Water Gardens ©
Fort Worth Water Gardens

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Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
On the 26th (Sun), steep yourself in history at The Driskill, then take an in-depth tour of LBJ Presidential Library, then admire the striking features of Texas State Capitol, and finally take in the views from Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats. On the 27th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: have some family-friendly fun at The Escape Game Austin, look for gifts at Austin Visitor Center, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mary's Cathedral, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Barton Springs Pool, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail.

To find ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Austin day trip planner.

Drive from Fort Worth to Austin in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and flight. September in Austin sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Houston.

Things to do in Austin

Parks Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
The Escape Game Austin ©
The Escape Game Austin
Texas State Capitol ©
Texas State Capitol
Barton Springs Pool ©
Barton Springs Pool

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Houston

Houston ©
Although urban sprawl remains synonymous with Houston, most of the city's tourist attractions lie within the relatively small downtown area, surrounded by diverse neighborhoods housing the nation's biggest African-American, Asian-American, and Latino communities.
On the 28th (Tue), engage your brain at The Houston Museum of Natural Science, then take in the dramatic scenery at Water Wall, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Teo-Chew Temple.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Houston trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Austin to Houston takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. In September, daytime highs in Houston are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can go by car to Galveston.

Things to do in Houston

Museums Childrens Museums Nature
Highlights from your plan
The Houston Museum of Natural Science ©
The Houston Museum of Natural Science
Teo-Chew Temple ©
Teo-Chew Temple
Water Wall ©
Water Wall

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Galveston

Galveston ©
An old colonial city and a busy cruise ship port less than an hour's drive from Houston, Galveston sits on Galveston Island and serves as a popular vacation destination for both domestic and international travelers.
On the 29th (Wed), take in nature's colorful creations at Moody Gardens, stop by Murdochs, then get to know the fascinating history of The Seawall, and finally take a stroll through The Strand.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Galveston trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Houston to Galveston in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel to Corpus Christi.

Things to do in Galveston

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
The Seawall ©
The Seawall
The Strand ©
The Strand
Moody Gardens ©
Moody Gardens

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Corpus Christi

Corpus Christi ©
A gulf coast town with a semi-tropical climate, Corpus Christi serves as a getaway destination with a life of its own.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of USS Lexington Museum on the Bay and then snap pictures at Corpus Christi Harbor Bridge.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Corpus Christi trip website.

Getting from Galveston to Corpus Christi by combination of shuttle and flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In September, daytime highs in Corpus Christi are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to go by car to San Antonio.

Things to do in Corpus Christi

Museums
Highlights from your plan
USS Lexington Museum on the Bay ©
USS Lexington Museum on the Bay
Corpus Christi Harbor Bridge ©
Corpus Christi Harbor Bridge

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San Antonio

San Antonio ©
As the state’s second largest city, San Antonio embodies Texas’ rich cultural heritage while maintaining the Old West charm of an oil town.
Explore San Antonio's surroundings by going to Fredericksburg (Slate Mill Wine Collective, National Museum of the Pacific War, &more). There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at The Alamo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral, get into the urban bustle at Tower of the Americas, and find something for the whole family at Six Flags Fiesta Texas.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read San Antonio trip itinerary website.

You can drive from Corpus Christi to San Antonio in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in October, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to drive to Big Bend National Park.

Things to do in San Antonio

Theme Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Fredericksburg
Highlights from your plan
The Alamo ©
The Alamo
The San Antonio River Walk ©
The San Antonio River Walk
National Museum of the Pacific War ©
National Museum of the Pacific War

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Big Bend National Park

Big Bend National Park ©
Situated where the Rio Grande River takes a big southerly dip in West Texas, Big Bend National Park covers a massive expanse of desert, woodlands, and grasslands full of rivers, limestone canyons, and high mountains. Nearly 2,000 species of plant and animal life call this place home.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): explore the stunning scenery at Santa Elena Canyon and then trek along The Window Trail. On the 5th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at S Rim Trail, then take in the awesome beauty at Chisos Mountains, and then trek along Lost Mine Trail.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Big Bend National Park day trip planning tool.

You can drive from San Antonio to Big Bend National Park in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. October in Big Bend National Park sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Marfa.

Things to do in Big Bend National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Chisos Mountains ©
Chisos Mountains
Santa Elena Canyon ©
Santa Elena Canyon
Lost Mine Trail ©
Lost Mine Trail

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Marfa

Marfa ©
Marfa is a city in the high desert of the Trans-Pecos in far West Texas, located between the Davis Mountains and Big Bend National Park. On the 6th (Wed), immerse yourself in nature at Davis Mountains State Park, then steep yourself in history at Fort Davis National Historic Site, and then take an unorthodox tour of Marfa Lights Viewing Center.

Plan my day in Marfa using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Big Bend National Park to Marfa takes 3 hours. Traveling from Big Bend National Park in October, expect Marfa to be a bit cooler, temps between 29°C and 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel to Balmorhea.

Things to do in Marfa

Nature Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Fort Davis
Highlights from your plan
Davis Mountains State Park ©
Davis Mountains State Park
Fort Davis National Historic Site ©
Fort Davis National Historic Site
Marfa Lights Viewing Center ©
Marfa Lights Viewing Center

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Balmorhea

Balmorhea ©
Balmorhea is a city in Reeves County, in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): explore the activities along Lake Balmorhea, then contemplate the long history of Calera Chapel, and then immerse yourself in nature at Balmorhea State Park.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Balmorhea driving holiday planning website.

Traveling by car from Marfa to Balmorhea takes an hour. Traveling from Marfa in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Balmorhea, with lows of 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can travel to Carlsbad Caverns National Park.

Things to do in Balmorhea

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Toyahvale
Highlights from your plan
Balmorhea State Park ©
Balmorhea State Park
Calera Chapel ©
Calera Chapel
Lake Balmorhea ©
Lake Balmorhea

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Carlsbad Caverns National Park

Carlsbad Caverns National Park ©
The canyons, cacti, and thorny bushes of the southern New Mexico desert hide one of the U.S.'s great subterranean geological wonders, Carlsbad Caverns National Park.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): Head underground at King's Palace, explore the striking landscape at Lion's Tail, then identify plant and animal life at Carlsbad Caverns Natural Entrance Tour, and finally Head underground at Big Room.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Carlsbad Caverns National Park trip builder site.

Getting from Balmorhea to Carlsbad Caverns National Park by car takes about 3.5 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Balmorhea to Carlsbad Caverns National Park due to the time zone difference. October in Carlsbad Caverns National Park sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Roswell.

Things to do in Carlsbad Caverns National Park

Nature Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Big Room ©
Big Room
King's Palace ©
King's Palace
Lion's Tail ©
Lion's Tail

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Roswell

Roswell ©
Famed as the site of a purported UFO crash in 1947, the Roswell of today offers much more than alien research opportunities.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): examine the collection at International UFO Museum and Research Center, stop by Alien Zone Area 51, then explore the world behind art at Anderson Museum of Contemporary Art, and finally admire the majestic nature at Bottomless Lakes State Park.

Planning Roswell trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Carlsbad Caverns National Park to Roswell takes 2.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can take a bus to Alamogordo.

Things to do in Roswell

Museums Shopping Nature
Highlights from your plan
International UFO Museum and Research Center ©
Anderson Museum of Contemporary Art ©
Anderson Museum of Contemporary Art
Bottomless Lakes State Park ©
Bottomless Lakes State Park

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Alamogordo

Alamogordo ©
Alamogordo is the seat of Otero County, New Mexico, United States. You've now added White Sands National Monument to your itinerary. On the 10th (Sun), look for gifts at McGinn's PistachioLand, then appreciate the history behind White Sands National Monument, and then do a tasting at Heart of the Desert.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Alamogordo trip itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Roswell to Alamogordo by bus takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive. In October, daytime highs in Alamogordo are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Socorro.

Things to do in Alamogordo

Wineries Nature Parks

Side Trip

White Sands National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Heart of the Desert ©
Heart of the Desert

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Socorro

Socorro ©
Socorro is a city in Socorro County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Socorro Historic Plaza and then look for all kinds of wild species at Friends of the Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Socorro trip builder site.

You can drive from Alamogordo to Socorro in 2.5 hours. October in Socorro sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Socorro

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Friends of the Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge
Highlights from your plan
Socorro Historic Plaza ©
Socorro Historic Plaza

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Albuquerque

Albuquerque ©
Albuquerque remains one of the state's secret jewels, as its tourist attractions are often overshadowed by the more popular holiday destination of Santa Fe.
On the 11th (Mon), meet the residents at Albuquerque Biological Park.

Start your trip to Albuquerque by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Socorro to Albuquerque takes 1.5 hours. In October in Albuquerque, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Parks Outdoors Tours
Highlights from your plan
Petroglyph National Monument ©
Petroglyph National Monument
Balloon Rides
Albuquerque Biological Park
Albuquerque Biological Park

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Santa Fe

Santa Fe ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Loretto Chapel, then take in the exciting artwork at Mama's Minerals, then take in the dramatic natural features at Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Canyon Road. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Meow Wolf, contemplate the long history of Santa Fe Plaza, then explore the world behind art at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Santa Fe sightseeing planner.

Take a bus from Albuquerque to Santa Fe in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect slightly colder evenings in Santa Fe when traveling from Albuquerque in October, with lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to drive to Taos.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Nature

Side Trip

Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument ©
Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument
The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi ©
Loretto Chapel ©
Loretto Chapel

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Taos

Taos ©
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 15th (Fri): take in the views from Rio Grande Gorge Bridge, explore the world behind art at Millicent Rogers Museum, then enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, and finally don't miss a visit to Taos Plaza.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Taos road trip app.

Traveling by car from Santa Fe to Taos takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Santa Fe in October, plan for slightly colder nights in Taos, with lows around 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Mesa Verde National Park.

Things to do in Taos

Museums Outdoors Tours
Highlights from your plan
Millicent Rogers Museum ©
Millicent Rogers Museum
Rio Grande Gorge Bridge ©
Rio Grande Gorge Bridge
Balloon Rides

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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 16th (Sat), hike along Nordenskiold #16 Trail, explore the ancient world of Balcony House, and then delve into the distant past at Cliff Palace. Keep things going the next day: explore the ancient world of Spruce Tree House, then explore the ancient world of Far View Sites, and then explore the ancient world of Long House.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Mesa Verde National Park trip builder site.

You can drive from Taos to Mesa Verde National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of shuttle, flight, and taxi. In October in Mesa Verde National Park, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Grand Junction.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

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

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Grand Junction

Grand Junction ©
The city of Grand Junction is the home rule municipality that is the county seat and the most populous municipality of Mesa County, Colorado, United States. Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): do a tasting at Meadery of the Rockies, then look for gifts at Enstrom's, and then wander the streets of Downtown Grand Junction.

Plan a trip to Grand Junction easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.

You can drive from Mesa Verde National Park to Grand Junction in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Mesa Verde National Park in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Grand Junction, with lows of 5°C. On the 19th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Denver.

Things to do in Grand Junction

Shopping Neighborhoods Wineries

Side Trip

Palisade
Highlights from your plan
Enstrom's ©
Enstrom's
The Blue Pig Gallery ©
The Blue Pig Gallery
Meadery of the Rockies ©
Meadery of the Rockies

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Denver

Denver ©
Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
Change things up with these side-trips from Denver: Hotel de Paris Museum (in Georgetown) and Summit Lake Park (in Idaho Springs). Next up on the itinerary: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Evans, explore the galleries of Molly Brown House Museum, don't miss a visit to 16th Street Mall, and explore the world behind art at Denver Art Museum.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Denver trip planner.

You can fly from Grand Junction to Denver in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in October, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to take a bus to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Denver

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Hotel de Paris Museum, Summit Lake Park
Highlights from your plan
Denver Union Station ©
Denver Union Station
Mount Evans ©
Mount Evans
Mount Evans Scenic Byway ©
Mount Evans Scenic Byway

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Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs ©
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.
On the 23rd (Sat), learn about all things military at National Museum of World War II Aviation, explore the world behind art at Michael Garman Museum & Gallery, and then look for gifts at Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Colorado Springs attractions planner.

Traveling by bus from Denver to Colorado Springs takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In October, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel to Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums
Highlights from your plan
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
National Museum of World War II Aviation ©
National Museum of World War II Aviation
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

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Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve

Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve ©
Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at High Dune Trail and then contemplate the waterfront views at Little Medano Creek.

For maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve trip maker app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Colorado Springs to Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Colorado Springs in October since evenings lows in Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve dip to -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can travel to Amarillo.

Things to do in Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve

Nature Parks Trails
Highlights from your plan
High Dune Trail ©
High Dune Trail

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Amarillo

Amarillo ©
Known as "The Yellow Rose of Texas," Amarillo was once a series of ranches.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): take in the exciting artwork at American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame & Museum and then wander the wide-open spaces of Cowgirls and Cowboys in the West. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Jack Sisemore Traveland RV Museum, take an in-depth tour of Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum, and then don't miss a visit to Cadallic Ranch.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Amarillo trip maker app.

Explore your travel options from Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve to Amarillo with the Route module. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is 1 hour. Traveling from Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve in October, expect Amarillo to be a bit warmer, temps between 28°C and 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Oklahoma City.

Things to do in Amarillo

Museums Scenic Drive Outdoors

Side Trips

Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum, Route 66
Highlights from your plan
Cowgirls and Cowboys in the West ©
Cowgirls and Cowboys in the West
Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum ©
Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum
Jack Sisemore Traveland RV Museum ©
Jack Sisemore Traveland RV Museum

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Oklahoma City

Oklahoma City ©
Oklahoma City, known to many as the "Big Friendly," represents the political, cultural, and economic engine of the state of Oklahoma.
Take a break from Oklahoma City with a short trip to Oklahoma County Auto Trim and Mini Museum in Arcadia, about 30 minutes away. There's much more to do: appreciate the history behind Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum, snap pictures at Skydance Bridge, admire the masterpieces at National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, and take in nature's colorful creations at Myriad Botanical Gardens.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Oklahoma City trip builder app.

You can drive from Amarillo to Oklahoma City in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Amarillo in October, expect a bit warmer with lows of 13°C in Oklahoma City. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Dallas.

Things to do in Oklahoma City

Museums Childrens Museums Parks

Side Trip

Oklahoma County Auto Trim and Mini Museum
Highlights from your plan
Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum ©
Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum
SKELETONS: Museum of Osteology ©
SKELETONS: Museum of Osteology
Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden ©
Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden

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Dallas

Dallas ©
Explore Dallas further: see the interesting displays at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, make a trip to Reunion Tower, pause for some photo ops at John F. Kennedy Memorial Plaza, and admire the natural beauty at Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Dallas travel planner.

Traveling by car from Oklahoma City to Dallas takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Traveling from Oklahoma City in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Dallas, with lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dallas

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza ©
The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza
Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens ©
Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens

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