8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States travel route planner

Make it your trip
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Flagstaff
— 1 night
Drive
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Grand Canyon National Park
Drive
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Page
— 1 night
Drive
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Shiprock
— 1 night
Drive
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Cortez
— 1 night
Drive
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Telluride
— 2 nights
Drive
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Durango
— 1 night
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Flagstaff

— 1 night

City of Seven Wonders

Sitting at an elevation of 2,135 m (7,000 ft) and just a short trip from the Grand Canyon and other natural wonders, the city of Flagstaff attracts outdoor enthusiasts from around the world.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): take in breathtaking views at Walnut Canyon National Monument and then wander the streets of Historic Downtown and Railroad District.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Flagstaff online driving holiday planner.

Houston to Flagstaff is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Houston to Flagstaff. When traveling from Houston in October, plan for little chillier days and colder nights in Flagstaff: temperatures range from 65°F by day to 33°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Flagstaff

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Nature

Grand Canyon National Park

The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): stroll through South Kaibab Trail, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and then get great views at Lookout Studio.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Flagstaff to Grand Canyon National Park in 1.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Grand Canyon National Park are 66°F, while nighttime lows are 31°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Page.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Tours

Page

— 1 night

Center of Canyon Country

Originally little more than a simple camp constructed to house workers who built a nearby dam on the Colorado River, Page is now a popular stop for travelers preparing a trip to Arizona's canyon country.
For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Page trip builder.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Page takes 4 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in October; daily highs in Page reach 73°F and lows reach 51°F. On the 3rd (Sun), you're off to Shiprock.

Things to do in Page

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Nature

Shiprock

— 1 night
Shiprock is a census-designated place in San Juan County, New Mexico, United States, on the Navajo reservation. For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Shiprock trip planning tool.

Drive from Page to Shiprock in 3.5 hours. Expect little chillier evenings in Shiprock when traveling from Page in October, with lows around 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Cortez.

Things to do in Shiprock

Parks · Nature
Highlights from your trip

Cortez

— 1 night
As the closest town to a national park known for its archeological dwellings, Cortez sits along ancient trails that native Puebloan tribes have used for millennia.
To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Cortez trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Shiprock to Cortez in an hour. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Shiprock in October since evenings lows in Cortez dip to 34°F. On the 5th (Tue), you'll travel to Telluride.

Things to do in Cortez

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Tours

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. Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Yankee Girl Mine and then get to know the fascinating history of Black Bear Pass. On your second day here, take in the dramatic scenery at Bear Creek Falls, then take an in-depth tour of Telluride Historical Museum, and then contemplate the long history of New Sheridan Hotel.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Telluride road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Cortez to Telluride takes 2 hours. Traveling from Cortez in October, you will find days in Telluride are a bit cooler (56°F), and nights are about the same (37°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can go by car to Durango.

Things to do in Telluride

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trip

Durango

— 1 night
Originally a frontier mining town, Durango is known today for its scenic setting, outdoor activities, and the 1880s steam-powered railway that takes visitors through sections of the mountains where roads don't reach.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Animas Museum and then see the interesting displays at Durango Fish Hatchery and Wildlife Museum.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Durango online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Telluride to Durango in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and shuttle. When traveling from Telluride in October, plan for somewhat warmer days and little chillier nights in Durango: temperatures range from 65°F by day to 32°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Durango

Museums · Parks · Wildlife
Highlights from your trip

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.