14 days in United States Itinerary

14 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States travel planner

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Make it your trip
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Grand Junction
— 1 day
Drive
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Moab
— 2 nights
Drive
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Zion National Park
— 2 nights
Fly
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Salt Lake City
— 2 nights
Fly
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Jackson Hole
— 3 nights
Fly
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Billings
— 1 night
Drive
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Rapid City
— 3 nights
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Grand Junction

— 1 day
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. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): stop by Enstrom's, take a stroll through Downtown Grand Junction, engage your brain at John McConnell Math and Science Center, then engage your brain at Museum of the West, then get a new perspective on nature at Museum of Western Colorado: Dinosaur Journey, and finally learn about winemaking at Meadery of the Rockies.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Grand Junction trip planner.

Dallas to Grand Junction is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Dallas to Grand Junction due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Dallas in October, plan for a bit cooler days and colder nights in Grand Junction: temperatures range from 67°F by day to 40°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Moab.

Things to do in Grand Junction

Museums · Childrens Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trips

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Moab

— 2 nights

Red Desert

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
On the 8th (Thu), get a dose of the wild on Deep Desert Expeditions, view the masterpieces at Bret Edge Photography Gallery, shop like a local with Gallery Moab LCA, then get interesting insight from Tours, and finally see the sky in a new way at RedRock Astronomy.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Moab attractions planning site.

You can drive from Grand Junction to Moab in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. October in Moab sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 42°F at night. You'll set off for Zion National Park on the 9th (Fri).

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors · Tours · Museums · Wildlife
Find places to stay Oct 7 — 9:

Zion National Park

— 2 nights
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): take a memorable drive along Zion Canyon Scenic Drive, then trek along Angel's Landing, and then take some stellar pictures from Observation Point. On the 10th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a memorable drive along Zion Shuttle and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Zion National Park.

To find ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Zion National Park travel route planning app.

Drive from Moab to Zion National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Moab in October, expect little chillier with lows of 36°F in Zion National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
Find places to stay Oct 9 — 11:

Salt Lake City

— 2 nights

Crossroads of the West

Utah's capital and most populous city, Salt Lake City boasts a small-town feel, big-city amenities, and plenty of nature on its doorstep.
On the 12th (Mon), explore the stunning scenery at Big Cottonwood Canyon, shop like a local with Gardner Village, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum of Utah, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple Square, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Salt Lake Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Tabernacle.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Salt Lake City trip planner.

Fly from Zion National Park to Salt Lake City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or do a combination of car and bus. While traveling from Zion National Park, expect a bit cooler days and somewhat warmer nights in Salt Lake City, ranging from highs of 68°F to lows of 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to fly to Jackson Hole.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 11 — 13:

Jackson Hole

— 3 nights
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.
Let the collections at Mangelsen Images of Nature and National Museum of Wildlife Art capture your imagination. Get some historical perspective at Mormon Row Historic District and Chapel of the Transfiguration. Venture out of the city with trips to Grand Teton (in Grand Teton National Park) and Murie Centre (in Moose). There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Expeditions of Teton Science Schools, relax and rejuvenate at Bliss Bodywork, get active on the water at Fish The Fly Guide Service & Travel, and look for gifts at Lee's Tees.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Jackson Hole attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Salt Lake City to Jackson Hole takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, Jackson Hole is little chillier than Salt Lake City - with highs of 55°F and lows of 28°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Billings.

Things to do in Jackson Hole

Wildlife · Nature · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 13 — 16:

Billings

— 1 night
Billings is the largest city in the state of Montana, and is the principal city of the Billings Metropolitan Area with a population of 166,855.Billings is located in the south-eastern portion of the state and is the seat of Yellowstone County, which had a 2015 population of 157,048. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): immerse yourself in nature at Pictograph Cave State Park, do a tasting at Yellowstone Cellars & Winery, then trot along with a tour on horseback, and finally admire the masterpieces at Yellowstone Art Museum.

To see photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Billings online trip maker.

Traveling by flight from Jackson Hole to Billings takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Jackson Hole in October: high temperatures in Billings hover around 61°F and lows are around 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Rapid City.

Things to do in Billings

Museums · Nature · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Oct 16 — 17:

Rapid City

— 3 nights

Gateway to the Black Hills

South Dakota's second-largest city, Rapid City has for many years served as a gateway to the West.
You've now added Badlands National Park to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Badlands National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Presidential Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mount Rushmore National Memorial, then see the world from above with Black Hills Helicopters, and finally take a peaceful walk through Black Hills National Forest.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Rapid City driving holiday website.

You can drive from Billings to Rapid City in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In October in Rapid City, expect temperatures between 62°F during the day and 40°F at night. On the 20th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Rapid City

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 17 — 20:

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.