9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

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Denver
— 1 night
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Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve
— Few hours
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Mesa Verde National Park
— 1 night
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Arches National Park
— 1 night
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Bryce Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
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Canyonlands National Park
— 1 night
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Denver
— Few hours

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Denver

Denver ©

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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): explore the landscape on two wheels at Cherry Creek Trail, then steep yourself in history at Molly Brown House Museum, then admire the landmark architecture of Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Great Divide Brewery.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Denver road trip planning app.

Fort Lauderdale to Denver is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also fly; or drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Fort Lauderdale to Denver, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Fort Lauderdale in October: highs in Denver hover around 67°F, while lows dip to 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel to Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve.

Things to do in Denver

Highlights from your trip
Biking Trail
Cherry Creek Trail
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Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve
To find ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve trip builder tool.

Explore your travel options from Denver to Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve with the Route module. Traveling from Denver in October, plan for little chillier nights in Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve, with lows around 27°F. On the 11th (Sun), you'll travel to Mesa Verde National Park.

Things to do in Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): make a trip to Far View Sites.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Mesa Verde National Park vacation planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve to Mesa Verde National Park. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Mesa Verde National Park when traveling from Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve in October, with lows around 34°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can go by car to Arches National Park.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

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Arches National Park

Arches National Park ©

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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): take in the dramatic natural features at Double Arch, then explore the striking landscape at Turret Arch, then explore the striking landscape at Windows, and finally explore the striking landscape at Tower of Babel. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: trek along Pine Tree Arch Trail, then take in the dramatic natural features at Pothole Arch, then explore the striking landscape at Pine Tree Arch, and finally explore the striking landscape at Tunnel Arch.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Arches National Park trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Mesa Verde National Park to Arches National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Arches National Park when traveling from Mesa Verde National Park in October, with lows around 42°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Arches National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors
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Double Arch
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Windows
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Geologic Formation
Tunnel Arch
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Bryce Canyon National Park

Bryce Canyon National Park ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): take some stellar pictures from Paria View, trek along Bristlecone Loop, then stroll through Rim Trail, then explore the striking landscape at Bryce Amphitheatre, and finally take some stellar pictures from Fairyland Point. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape at Natural Bridge, then explore the stunning scenery at Agua Canyon, and then hike along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Bryce Canyon National Park itinerary planner.

Getting from Arches National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Arches National Park in October, expect Bryce Canyon National Park to be a bit cooler, temps between 61°F and 29°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can drive to Canyonlands National Park.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

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Geologic Formation
Natural Bridge
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Agua Canyon
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Canyonlands National Park

Canyonlands National Park ©
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 16th (Fri): explore the striking landscape at Mesa Arch, stroll through White Rim Trail, then tour the pleasant surroundings at White Rim Road, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Pothole Point Trail.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Canyonlands National Park trip planner.

You can drive from Bryce Canyon National Park to Canyonlands National Park in 5.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in October; daily highs in Canyonlands National Park reach 71°F and lows reach 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Denver.

Things to do in Canyonlands National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature
Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Mesa Arch
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Denver

Denver

Mile-High City

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Denver travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Canyonlands National Park to Denver takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or do a combination of car and bus. On the 16th (Fri), you're off to home.

Things to do in Denver

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Nightlife

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