51 days in United States Itinerary

51 days in United States Itinerary

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Dallas
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Fort Worth
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Austin
— 2 nights
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Houston
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Galveston
— 1 night
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Corpus Christi
— 1 night
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San Antonio
— 3 nights
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Big Bend National Park
— 2 nights
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Marfa
— 1 night
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Balmorhea
— 1 night
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Carlsbad Caverns National Park
— 1 night
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Roswell
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Alamogordo
— 1 night
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Socorro
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Albuquerque
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Santa Fe
— 2 nights
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Taos
— 1 night
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Mesa Verde National Park
— 2 nights
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Telluride
— 2 nights
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Ouray
— 2 nights
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Grand Junction
— 1 night
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Aspen
— 1 night
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Buena Vista
— 2 nights
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Steamboat Springs
— 2 nights
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Denver
— 4 nights
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Colorado Springs
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Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve
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Dallas

Big D

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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): make a trip to Las Colinas Flower Clock.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Dallas trip planner.

Perth, Australia to Dallas is an approximately 24-hour flight. You'll gain 14 hours traveling from Perth to Dallas due to the time zone difference. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Perth in September: high temperatures in Dallas hover around 39°C and lows are around 26°C. You'll have a few hours on the 25th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Fort Worth.

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.
On the 25th (Sat), make a trip to Airfield Falls Trailhead & Conservation Park, then admire the masterpieces at Kimbell Art Museum, then stop by Pop-N-Cream, and finally admire the local landmark of Fort Worth Water Gardens.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Fort Worth trip planner.

You can drive from Dallas to Fort Worth in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In September in Fort Worth, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Austin.

Things to do in Fort Worth

Parks · Museums · Shopping

Austin

— 2 nights

Live Music Capital of the World

Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): explore the activities along Barton Springs Pool, trek along Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail, then identify plant and animal life at Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats, then stop by Austin Visitor Center, and finally have some family-friendly fun at The Escape Game Austin. On the next day, get engrossed in the history at LBJ Presidential Library, gain insight at University of Texas at Austin, contemplate the long history of Texas State Capitol, then admire the striking features of St. Mary's Cathedral, and finally steep yourself in history at The Driskill.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Austin trip maker tool.

You can drive from Fort Worth to Austin in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive; or take a bus. September in Austin sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 25°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Houston.

Things to do in Austin

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Trails

Houston

— 1 night

Bayou City

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 Cockrell Butterfly Center, then see the interesting displays at Houston Museum District, then take an in-depth tour of Holocaust Museum Houston, and finally admire the sheer force of Water Wall.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Houston itinerary maker website.

Getting from Austin to Houston by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in September, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to drive to Galveston.

Things to do in Houston

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Childrens Museums

Galveston

— 1 night

The Oleander City

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), wander the streets of The Strand, take in the exciting artwork at MiArt Gallery, admire the natural beauty at Moody Gardens, then appreciate the extensive heritage of The Seawall, and finally stop by Murdochs.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Galveston journey planner.

Drive from Houston to Galveston in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. September in Galveston sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 30°C at night. On the 30th (Thu), you'll travel to Corpus Christi.

Things to do in Galveston

Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks · Neighborhoods

Corpus Christi

— 1 night

Texas Riviera

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): get engrossed in the history at USS Lexington Museum on the Bay, then admire the local landmark of Corpus Christi Watergardens, and then take in the views from Corpus Christi Harbor Bridge.

To find ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Corpus Christi road trip planner.

You can fly from Galveston to Corpus Christi in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Corpus Christi can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can go by car to San Antonio.

Things to do in Corpus Christi

Museums

San Antonio

— 3 nights

The Alamo City

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 the numerous day-trip ideas around San Antonio: Fredericksburg (Lost Draw Cellars, Wine Tours & Tastings, &more). There's lots more to do: go for a walk through The San Antonio River Walk, steep yourself in history at The Alamo, get in on the family fun at Six Flags Fiesta Texas, and Head underground at Natural Bridge Caverns.

For maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the San Antonio road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Corpus Christi to San Antonio takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or fly. In October, daily temperatures in San Antonio can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can go by car to Big Bend National Park.

Things to do in San Antonio

Parks · Museums · Nature · Wineries

Side Trip

Big Bend National Park

— 2 nights
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): see the interesting displays at Big Bend National Park - Fossil Bone Exhibit, then trek along Lost Mine Trail, and then take in the awesome beauty at Chisos Mountains. On the 5th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: trek along The Window Trail, cruise along Ross Maxwell Scenic Drive, and then take in breathtaking views at Santa Elena Canyon.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Big Bend National Park trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from San Antonio to Big Bend National Park in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and car. In October, daytime highs in Big Bend National Park are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can travel to Marfa.

Things to do in Big Bend National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Marfa

— 1 night
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), take an unorthodox tour of Marfa Lights Viewing Center, then steep yourself in history at Fort Davis National Historic Site, then immerse yourself in nature at Davis Mountains State Park, and finally look for gifts at Davis Mt. Broom Shop.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Marfa day trip planning website.

You can drive from Big Bend National Park to Marfa in 3 hours. In October, Marfa is little chillier than Big Bend National Park - with highs of 29°C and lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to travel to Balmorhea.

Things to do in Marfa

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Balmorhea

— 1 night
Balmorhea is a city in Reeves County, in the U.S. state of Texas. 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.

To see maps, more things to do, 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

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Carlsbad Caverns National Park

— 1 night
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): take in the dramatic natural features at Lion's Tail, identify plant and animal life at Carlsbad Caverns Natural Entrance Tour, then explore the fascinating underground world of King's Palace, and finally Head underground at Big Room.

To find traveler tips, reviews, 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

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Tours

Roswell

— 1 night
Famed as the site of a purported UFO crash in 1947, the Roswell of today offers much more than alien research opportunities.
On the 9th (Sat), examine the collection at International UFO Museum and Research Center, look for gifts at Alien Zone Area 51, take in the exciting artwork at Roswell Space Center, then take a memorable drive along Singing Road, then immerse yourself in nature at Bottomless Lakes State Park, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Tokay Beaded Art.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Roswell tour planner.

Getting from Carlsbad Caverns National Park to Roswell by car takes about 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in October, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can drive to Alamogordo.

Things to do in Roswell

Museums · Shopping · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Alamogordo

— 1 night
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 make a trip to Giant Alamogordo Landmark, then pause for some photo ops at White Sands National Monument, and finally do a tasting at Heart of the Desert.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Alamogordo day trip site.

You can drive from Roswell to Alamogordo in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In October in Alamogordo, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can travel to Socorro.

Things to do in Alamogordo

Wineries · Parks · Nature · Shopping

Side Trip

Socorro

Socorro is a city in Socorro County in the U.S. state of New Mexico. Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Socorro Historic Plaza.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Socorro online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Alamogordo to Socorro takes 2.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Socorro can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. You will have some time to spend on the 11th (Mon) before leaving for Albuquerque.

Things to do in Socorro

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

Albuquerque

— 2 nights

Duke City

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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): stop by The Candy Lady, then get outside with Outdoor Activities, and then admire the landmark architecture of Spaceship House. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Petroglyph National Monument, then get to know the resident critters at ABQ BioPark Zoo, and then wander the streets of Albuquerque Old Town.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Albuquerque trip itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Socorro to Albuquerque in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in October, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can go by car to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Tours

Santa Fe

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, stroll around Cathedral Park, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Loretto Chapel, then view the masterpieces at Mama's Minerals, and finally don't miss a visit to Meow Wolf Santa Fe. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Thu): explore the striking landscape at Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument, then steep yourself in history at Santa Fe Plaza, then explore the world behind art at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, and finally wander the streets of Canyon Road.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Santa Fe trip itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Albuquerque to Santa Fe in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Santa Fe when traveling from Albuquerque in October, with lows around 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Taos.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Taos

— 1 night
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): explore the ancient world of Taos Pueblo, snap pictures at Rio Grande Gorge Bridge, then admire the masterpieces at Millicent Rogers Museum, and finally don't miss a visit to Taos Plaza.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, 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 · Historic Sites

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 16th (Sat), hike along Nordenskiold #16 Trail, explore the ancient world of Cliff Palace, and then delve into the distant past at Balcony House. Keep things going the next day: explore the ancient world of Spruce Tree House, then don't miss a visit to Park Point, then explore the ancient world of Far View Sites, and finally explore the ancient world of Long House.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Mesa Verde National Park journey maker website.

Traveling by car from Taos to Mesa Verde National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and flight. October in Mesa Verde National Park sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Telluride.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Historic Sites · Parks · Trails · Outdoors

Telluride

— 2 nights
The town of Telluride is the county seat and most populous town of San Miguel County in the southwestern portion of the U.S. state of Colorado. On the 18th (Mon), contemplate the long history of New Sheridan Hotel, take in the dramatic scenery at Bear Creek Falls, take an in-depth tour of Telluride Historical Museum, then get outside with Telluride Outside, and finally make a trip to Main Street. Here are some ideas for day two: hike along Last Dollar Road, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, then admire the sheer force of Cornet Creek Falls, and finally stroll through Jud Wiebe Trail.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Telluride trip itinerary maker website.

Getting from Mesa Verde National Park to Telluride by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Mesa Verde National Park in October: highs in Telluride hover around 15°C, while lows dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can drive to Ouray.

Things to do in Telluride

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Tours

Side Trip

Ouray

— 2 nights
Ouray is a Home Rule Municipality that is the county seat and the most populous city of Ouray County, Colorado, United States. On the 20th (Wed), discover the riches below the earth's surface at Idarado Mine, contemplate the long history of Yankee Girl Mine, hike along Horsethief Trail, then walk around Box Canyon Waterfall & Park, and finally see Off-Road Tours. On the 21st (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Ouray Alchemist Museum, then test the waters at Ouray Hot Springs Pool, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Yankee Boy Basin.

For more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Ouray attractions website.

Traveling by car from Telluride to Ouray takes 1.5 hours. October in Ouray sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 3°C at night. You'll set off for Grand Junction on the 22nd (Fri).

Things to do in Ouray

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Museums

Side Trip

Grand Junction

— 1 night
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 22nd (Fri): relax in the rural setting at Sage Creations Organic Farm and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Grand Mesa.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Grand Junction road trip planning site.

Getting from Ouray to Grand Junction by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Ouray in October: highs in Grand Junction hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can drive to Aspen.

Things to do in Grand Junction

Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Aspen

— 1 night

Rocky Mountain High

Known as a ski resort town, Aspen's history goes back to its roots as a silver-mining village tucked away in an isolated valley of the Rocky Mountains.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness Area and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Maroon Bells. Keep things going the next day: hike along Maroon Lake Scenic Trail, take some stellar pictures from Independence Pass, and then admire all the interesting features of The John Denver Sanctuary.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Aspen driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Grand Junction to Aspen takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Grand Junction in October, things will get a bit cooler in Aspen: highs are around 18°C and lows about -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Buena Vista

— 2 nights
The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): get great views at Collegiate Peaks Scenic Overlook, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, then walk around McPhelemy Park, and finally mingle with the ghosts of the past at Vicksburg. On the 26th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum, then take a memorable drive along Cottonwood Pass, then take in the exciting artwork at Sundance and Friends, and finally stroll around Buena Vista River Park.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Buena Vista online vacation builder.

Traveling by car from Aspen to Buena Vista takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Buena Vista are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Steamboat Springs.

Things to do in Buena Vista

Outdoors · Parks · Adventure · Tours

Side Trips

Steamboat Springs

— 2 nights

Ski Town USA

An internationally known ski resort, Steamboat Springs sits in the shadow of Mount Werner in north central Colorado.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Steamboat Ski Resort, get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, then admire the natural beauty at Yampa River Botanic Park, and finally take in the natural beauty of Strawberry Park Hot Springs. Keep things going the next day: get a taste of the local shopping with Circle 7 Fine Art Gallery, then admire the sheer force of Fish Creek Falls, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Yampa River Core Trail.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Steamboat Springs trip planner.

You can drive from Buena Vista to Steamboat Springs in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, taxi, and shuttle; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Steamboat Springs can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Denver.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Denver

— 4 nights

Mile-High City

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Estes Park (Photography Tours & Spas). Next up on the itinerary: explore the galleries of Denver Botanic Gardens, get to know the fascinating history of 16th Street Mall, explore the world behind art at Denver Art Museum, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Trinity United Methodist Church.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Denver trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Steamboat Springs to Denver takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In October, Denver is somewhat warmer than Steamboat Springs - with highs of 22°C and lows of 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Denver

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

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.
On the 1st (Mon), stroll around Garden of the Gods and then look for gifts at Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory. On your second day here, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, then cruise along Pikes Peak - America's Mountain, then explore the world behind art at Michael Garman Museum & Gallery, and finally take a stroll through Old Colorado City.

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

Traveling by car from Denver to Colorado Springs takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and flight. In November, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can travel to Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Scenic Drive · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors

Side Trip

Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): examine the collection at Fort Garland Museum and Cultural Center and then tour the pleasant surroundings at High Dune Trail.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, 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 November since evenings lows in Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve dip to -11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel to Amarillo.

Things to do in Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trip

Amarillo

— 2 nights

Yellow Rose of Texas

Known as "The Yellow Rose of Texas," Amarillo was once a series of ranches.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): take a memorable drive along Route 66, then examine the collection at Jack Sisemore Traveland RV Museum, and then don't miss a visit to Cadillac Ranch. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: wander the wide-open spaces of Cowgirls and Cowboys in the West, take in the exciting artwork at American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame & Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum, and finally make a trip to Tex Randall, Big Texan.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Amarillo vacation builder tool.

Explore your travel options from Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve to Amarillo with the Route module. Traveling from Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve to Amarillo, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In November, Amarillo is somewhat warmer than Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve - with highs of 19°C and lows of 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Oklahoma City.

Things to do in Amarillo

Museums · Scenic Drive · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trips

Oklahoma City

— 3 nights

The Big Friendly

Oklahoma City, known to many as the "Big Friendly," represents the political, cultural, and economic engine of the state of Oklahoma.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Oklahoma City: Arcadia (Oklahoma County Auto Trim and Mini Museum & OK County 66 - John's Place). There's much more to do: appreciate the history behind Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum, engage your brain at Science Museum Oklahoma, admire the natural beauty at Myriad Botanical Gardens, and explore the world behind art at Oklahoma City Museum of Art.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Oklahoma City visit app.

Traveling by car from Amarillo to Oklahoma City takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Amarillo in November, Oklahoma City is a bit warmer at night with lows of 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can fly to Dallas.

Things to do in Oklahoma City

Museums · Childrens Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Dallas

— 3 nights

Big D

See even more of Dallas: see the interesting displays at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, don't miss a visit to Grassy Knoll, pause for some photo ops at Dealey Plaza National Historic Landmark District, and look for gifts at Wild Bill's Western Store.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Dallas attractions planning app.

Traveling by car from Oklahoma City to Dallas takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Oklahoma City in November, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 11°C in Dallas. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Dallas

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

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United States travel guide

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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.