60 days in United States Itinerary

60 days in United States Itinerary

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Canonsburg
— 3 nights
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Madison
— 1 night
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Wasta
— 1 night
4
Badlands National Park
— Few hours
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Custer
— 1 night
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Crazy Horse
— Few hours
7
Deadwood
— Few hours
8
Lovell
— 1 night
9
Yellowstone National Park
— 1 night
10
Grand Teton National Park
— 2 nights
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Jackson Hole
— Few hours
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Arco
— 1 night
13
Reno
— 5 nights
14
Crater Lake National Park
— 1 night
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Seattle
— 3 nights
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Olympic National Park
— 2 nights
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Portland
— 3 nights
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Crescent City
— 1 night
19
San Francisco
— 3 nights
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Ojai
— 1 night
21
San Diego
— 1 night
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Joshua Tree National Park
— 1 night
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Los Angeles
— 6 nights
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Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
25
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
26
Arches National Park
— 1 night
27
Rocky Mountain National Park
— 2 nights
28
Denver
— 4 nights
29
Taos
— 3 nights
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Guadalupe Mountains National Park
— 1 night
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Austin
— 3 nights
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Hot Springs
— 1 night
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Great Smoky Mountains National Park
— 1 night
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Asheville
— 2 nights

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Canonsburg

Canonsburg ©
Canonsburg is a borough in Washington County, Pennsylvania, 18mi southwest of Pittsburgh. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Canonsburg: Round Hill Park (in Elizabeth), Nemacolin Castle (in Brownsville) and Meadowcroft Rockshelter and Historic Village (in Avella). There's still lots to do: stroll through Montour Trail, walk around South Park, browse the different shops at South Hills Village, and relax in the rural setting at Triple B Farms.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Canonsburg road trip planning website.

Royersford to Canonsburg is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Royersford in September since evenings lows in Canonsburg dip to °F. On the 22nd (Sun), you're off to Madison.

Things to do in Canonsburg

Parks Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bethel Park, Triple B Farms, Round Hill Park, South Park, Century III Mall
Find places to stay Sep 19 — 22:
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Round Hill Park ©
Round Hill Park
Meadowcroft Rockshelter and Historic Village ©
South Park ©
South Park

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Madison

Madison ©
Madison might be the capital of Wisconsin, but students rather than politicians give the city its identity.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): stop by Gail Ambrosius Chocolatier.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Madison trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Canonsburg to Madison. Traveling from Canonsburg to Madison, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around °F in September, and nighttime lows around °F. On the 23rd (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Wasta.

Things to do in Madison

Shopping
Find places to stay Sep 22 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Gail Ambrosius Chocolatier ©
Gail Ambrosius Chocolatier

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Wasta

Wasta
Wasta is a town in Pennington County, South Dakota, United States along the Cheyenne River. To see maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Wasta travel planner.

Explore your travel options from Madison to Wasta with the Route module. The time zone difference when traveling from Madison to Wasta is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Madison in September, plan for slightly colder nights in Wasta, with lows around °F. You will leave for Badlands National Park on the 24th (Tue).

Things to do in Wasta

Museums
Find places to stay Sep 23 — 24:

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Badlands National Park

Badlands National Park ©
Although Badlands National Park's name might not be the most inviting, its landscape of pinnacles, eroded buttes, spires, and an expansive, pristine mixed-grass prairie remain enticing.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): cruise along Loop Road.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Badlands National Park trip itinerary app.

Badlands National Park is very close to Wasta. Expect a daytime high around °F in September, and nighttime lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Custer.

Things to do in Badlands National Park

Scenic Drive Outdoors
Find places to stay Sep 24 — 25:
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Loop Road ©
Loop Road

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Custer

Custer ©
Generally considered to be the oldest town established by European Americans in the Black Hills, Custer began as a mining town.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): explore the striking landscape at Needles Eye Tunnel.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Custer trip itinerary app.

Drive from Badlands National Park to Custer in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. While traveling from Badlands National Park, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Custer, ranging from highs of °F to lows of °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can drive to Crazy Horse.

Things to do in Custer

Parks Nature
Find places to stay Sep 24 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Needles Eye Tunnel ©
Needles Eye Tunnel

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Crazy Horse

Crazy Horse ©
On the 25th (Wed), get a new perspective on nature at Native American Educational and Cultural Center.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Crazy Horse trip planner.

Crazy Horse is just a stone's throw from Custer. In September, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. You will have some time to spend on the 25th (Wed) before leaving for Deadwood.

Things to do in Crazy Horse

Museums
Find places to stay Sep 25 — 26:
Highlights from your plan

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Deadwood

Deadwood ©
Deadwood is a city in South Dakota, United States, and the county seat of Lawrence County. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): view the masterpieces at Scott Jacobs Studio and then get engrossed in the history at D.C. Booth Historic National Fish Hatchery.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Deadwood day trip tool.

Traveling by car from Crazy Horse to Deadwood takes 1.5 hours. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In September in Deadwood, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to Lovell.

Things to do in Deadwood

Museums Shopping

Side Trip

D.C. Booth Historic National Fish Hatchery
Find places to stay Sep 25 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
D.C. Booth Historic National Fish Hatchery ©
Scott Jacobs Studio ©
Scott Jacobs Studio

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Lovell

Lovell
Lovell is the largest town in Big Horn County, Wyoming, United States. To see maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Lovell trip planner.

Traveling by car from Deadwood to Lovell takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In September in Lovell, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. On the 26th (Thu), you're off to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Lovell

Parks Nature Museums
Find places to stay Sep 25 — 26:

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Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
On the 26th (Thu), witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful, thenhike along Artist Point, and then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Lovell to Yellowstone National Park takes 3.5 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Lovell in September; daily highs in Yellowstone National Park reach °F and lows reach °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can drive to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Find places to stay Sep 26 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Artist Point ©
Artist Point
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful

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Grand Teton National Park

Grand Teton National Park ©
The peaks of Grand Teton National Park aren't the highest in the world, but they sit atop what might be nature's archetypes for mountains.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): explore and take pictures at 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive, thenlook for all kinds of wild species at Grand Teton, and then explore the striking landscape at Glacier View Turnout. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Jenny Lake Trail, thentake in the dramatic natural features at Inspiration Point, and then admire all the interesting features of Signal Mountain Summit Road.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Grand Teton National Park fast, fun, and easy.

Traveling by car from Yellowstone National Park to Grand Teton National Park takes 1.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in September: highs in Grand Teton National Park hover around °F, while lows dip to °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can go by car to Jackson Hole.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Find places to stay Sep 27 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
Signal Mountain Summit Road ©
Signal Mountain Summit Road
Jenny Lake Trail ©
Jenny Lake Trail

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Jackson Hole

Jackson Hole
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.
To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Jackson Hole visit planner.

Traveling by car from Grand Teton National Park to Jackson Hole takes an hour. In September in Jackson Hole, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. You will leave for Arco on the 29th (Sun).

Things to do in Jackson Hole

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Find places to stay Sep 28 — 29:

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Arco

Arco ©
Arco is a city in Butte County, Idaho, United States. Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): see the interesting displays at EBR-1 and then explore the striking landscape at Craters of the Moon National Monument.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Arco trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Jackson Hole to Arco takes 3.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Arco when traveling from Jackson Hole in September, with lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Reno.

Things to do in Arco

Wildlife Parks Nature
Find places to stay Sep 29 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Craters of the Moon National Monument ©
Craters of the Moon National Monument
EBR-1 ©
EBR-1

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Reno

Reno ©
A sea of casinos in the high desert of the Sierra Nevadas, Reno capitalizes on gaming and nightlife.
Get out of town with these interesting Reno side-trips: Sand Harbor (in Incline Village), Genoa Cemetery (in Genoa) and Gatekeeper's Museum (in Tahoe City). Next up on the itinerary: delve into the mystery of Reno Air Racing Association, contemplate the waterfront views at Emerald Bay State Park, admire the masterpieces at Nevada Museum of Art, and examine the collection at National Automobile Museum.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Reno online trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Arco to Reno. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Arco in September: high temperatures in Reno hover around °F and lows are around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to drive to Crater Lake National Park.

Things to do in Reno

Fun & Games Casinos Museums

Side Trips

South Lake Tahoe, Sand Harbor, Emerald Bay State Park, Genoa Cemetery, Chocolate Nugget Candy Factory
Find places to stay Sep 30 — Oct 5:
Highlights from your plan
Casino at Silver Legacy Resort ©
Casino at Silver Legacy Resort
Reno Air Racing Association ©
Reno Air Racing Association
Tallac Historic Site ©
Tallac Historic Site

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Crater Lake National Park

Crater Lake National Park ©
Reaching a depth of 592 m (1,943 ft), Crater Lake is the deepest lake in the United States.
On the 6th (Sun), steep yourself in history at Rim Village Visitor Center and then explore and take pictures at Rim Dr.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Crater Lake National Park trip itinerary site.

You can drive from Reno to Crater Lake National Park in 7 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. In October in Crater Lake National Park, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Crater Lake National Park

Scenic Drive Outdoors Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 5 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Rim Dr ©
Rim Dr
Rim Village Visitor Center ©
Rim Village Visitor Center

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Seattle

Seattle ©
Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): take a leisurely stroll along Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, make a trip to Space Needle, explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, thenbrowse the fresh offerings at Pike Place Market, and finally stop by Chukar Cherries. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, meet the residents at Seattle Aquarium, and then walk around Discovery Park.

Discover how to plan a Seattle trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can fly from Crater Lake National Park to Seattle in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Traveling from Crater Lake National Park in October, you will find days in Seattle are little chillier (°F), and nights are a bit warmer (°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Museums Shopping
Find places to stay Oct 6 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Hiram M. Chittenden Locks ©
Hiram M. Chittenden Locks
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle

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Olympic National Park

Olympic National Park ©
In Olympic National Park, ancient rainforests and ocean tidal pools at lower elevations contrast with wildflower-filled alpine meadows and snowcapped peaks.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): trek along Second Beach Trail and then take a memorable drive along Hurricane Ridge. Here are some ideas for day two: delve into the lush surroundings at Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center and then enjoy the sand and surf at Ruby Beach.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Olympic National Park day trip planning website.

Traveling by bus from Seattle to Olympic National Park takes 5 hours. Traveling from Seattle in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Olympic National Park, with lows of °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Portland.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Find places to stay Oct 9 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Hurricane Ridge ©
Hurricane Ridge
Ruby Beach ©
Ruby Beach
Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center ©
Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center

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Portland

Portland ©
A big city with a small-town feel, Portland is home to the country's biggest rose test garden, perched on a hill overlooking downtown.
Explore Portland's surroundings by going to Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum (in McMinnville) and Multnomah Falls (in Bridal Veil). And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Portland Japanese Garden, take in the views from Hawthorne Bridge, admire the landmark architecture of Pittock Mansion, and indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Portland trip maker tool.

You can fly from Olympic National Park to Portland in 5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Olympic National Park in October, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Portland: temperatures range from °F by day to °F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 14th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Crescent City.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Tours Wineries

Side Trips

Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum, Multnomah Falls
Find places to stay Oct 11 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Portland Japanese Garden ©
Portland Japanese Garden
Powell's City of Books ©
Powell's City of Books
Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum ©
Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum

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Crescent City

Crescent City ©
Crescent City is the county seat and only incorporated city in Del Norte County, California. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): look for gifts at Rumiano Cheese Company.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Crescent City road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Portland to Crescent City in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. October in Crescent City sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Crescent City

Shopping
Find places to stay Oct 14 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Rumiano Cheese Company ©
Rumiano Cheese Company

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Take a break from San Francisco with a short trip to Wine Tours & Tastings in Napa, about 1h 5 min away. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Golden Gate Bridge, make a trip to Ferry Building Marketplace, take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, and go for a walk through Lombard Street.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco day trip planner.

You can fly from Crescent City to San Francisco in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Crescent City in October, things will get somewhat warmer in San Francisco: highs are around °F and lows about °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel to Ojai.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Tours Historic Sites

Side Trip

Wine Tours & Tastings
Find places to stay Oct 15 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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Ojai

Ojai ©
Ojai is a city in Ventura County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): relax in the rural setting at Ojai Olive Oil, expand your horizons at Meditation Mount, thenlook for gifts at Bart's Books, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mission San Buenaventura, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Ventura Pier and Promenade.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Ojai online holiday builder.

Explore your travel options from San Francisco to Ojai with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around °F in October, and nighttime lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Ojai

Historic Sites Classes Shopping

Side Trip

Ventura
Find places to stay Oct 18 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Meditation Mount ©
Meditation Mount
Bart's Books ©
Bart's Books
Ojai Olive Oil ©
Ojai Olive Oil

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San Diego

San Diego ©
Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
On the 20th (Sun), pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument and then get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the San Diego trip itinerary tool.

You can drive from Ojai to San Diego in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Ojai in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in San Diego, with lows of °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Joshua Tree National Park.

Things to do in San Diego

Zoos & Aquariums Parks
Find places to stay Oct 19 — 20:
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San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
Cabrillo National Monument ©
Cabrillo National Monument

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Joshua Tree National Park

Joshua Tree National Park ©
Joshua Tree National Park takes its name from the Joshua tree, a twisted, spiky tree with bayonet-shaped leaves at the top that's one of the few plant species hardy enough to thrive in the extreme climate of the Mojave Desert.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Mon): take in the dramatic natural features at Skull Rock, thenexplore the striking landscape at Keys View, and then appreciate the views at Hidden Valley Nature Trail.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Joshua Tree National Park trip planner.

You can drive from San Diego to Joshua Tree National Park in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. Traveling from San Diego in October, expect nights in Joshua Tree National Park to be little chillier, around °F, while days are a bit warmer, around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Joshua Tree National Park

Parks Nature
Find places to stay Oct 20 — 21:
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Hidden Valley Nature Trail ©
Hidden Valley Nature Trail
Keys View ©
Keys View
Skull Rock ©
Skull Rock

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Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to Anaheim (Disneyland Park, Disney California Adventure Park, &more). The adventure continues: take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame, get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood, and see the interesting displays at The Getty Center.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles online itinerary maker.

You can drive from Joshua Tree National Park to Los Angeles in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or fly. In October, daily temperatures in Los Angeles can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can drive to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Parks

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Find places to stay Oct 21 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

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Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes, take some stellar pictures from Dante's View, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Zabriskie Point.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Death Valley National Park planning tool.

You can drive from Los Angeles to Death Valley National Park in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Los Angeles in October since evenings lows in Death Valley National Park dip to °F. On the 28th (Mon), you'll travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks Nature
Find places to stay Oct 27 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Dante's View ©
Dante's View
Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes ©
Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes

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Grand Canyon National Park

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.
For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park trip builder website.

Getting from Death Valley National Park to Grand Canyon National Park by car takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Traveling from Death Valley National Park to Grand Canyon National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in October, expect nights in Grand Canyon National Park to be cooler, around °F, while days are a bit cooler, around °F. On the 29th (Tue), you're off to Arches National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors Parks Tours
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Arches National Park

Arches National Park ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Tue): take in the dramatic natural features at Double Arch and then explore the striking landscape at Delicate Arch.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Arches National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Arches National Park takes 6.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in October, expect a bit warmer with lows of °F in Arches National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Arches National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Find places to stay Oct 29 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Double Arch ©
Double Arch
Delicate Arch ©
Delicate Arch

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Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park ©
Rocky Mountain National Park presents an ideal setting for recreation in the mountain range for which the park is named.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Wed): cruise along Trail Ridge Road. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the activities along Bear Lake, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and then cruise along Peak to Peak Scenic Byway.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Rocky Mountain National Park trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Arches National Park to Rocky Mountain National Park takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. In October, daily temperatures in Rocky Mountain National Park can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. You will have some time to spend on the 1st (Fri) before leaving for Denver.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Scenic Drive Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Estes Park
Find places to stay Oct 30 — Nov 1:
Highlights from your plan
Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road
Aspen and Evergreen Gallery ©
Aspen and Evergreen Gallery
Spas

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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 a short trip to Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs (about 1h 30 min away). There's lots more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Evans, browse the different shops at 16th Street Mall, look and learn at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, and steep yourself in history at Denver Union Station.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Denver sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Rocky Mountain National Park to Denver takes 2 hours. November in Denver sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel to Taos.

Things to do in Denver

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Garden of the Gods
Find places to stay Nov 1 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
Mount Evans ©
Mount Evans
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Mount Evans Scenic Byway ©
Mount Evans Scenic Byway

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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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): snap pictures at Rio Grande Gorge Bridge, see the interesting displays at Millicent Rogers Museum, thenexplore and take pictures at High Road to Taos, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Francisco de Assisi Mission Church, and finally make a trip to Taos County Courthouse Murals. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Taos Plaza, examine the collection at La Hacienda del los Martinez, and then delve into the distant past at Taos Pueblo.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Taos day trip tool.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Denver to Taos in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Denver in November, Taos is a bit cooler at night with lows of °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Guadalupe Mountains National Park.

Things to do in Taos

Scenic Drive Outdoors Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 5 — 8:
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High Road to Taos ©
High Road to Taos
Rio Grande Gorge Bridge ©
Rio Grande Gorge Bridge
Millicent Rogers Museum ©
Millicent Rogers Museum

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Guadalupe Mountains National Park

Guadalupe Mountains National Park ©
The eponymous range that fills Guadalupe Mountains National Park creates a magnificent break in the barrenness of the surrounding Chihuahuan Desert.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): take in the awesome beauty at Guadalupe Peak.

Plan my day in Guadalupe Mountains National Park using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Taos to Guadalupe Mountains National Park takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Taos in November, expect nights in Guadalupe Mountains National Park to be warmer, around °F, while days are a bit warmer, around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Austin.

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Guadalupe Peak ©
Guadalupe Peak

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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 10th (Sun), look for all kinds of wild species at Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats, thenget a sense of history and politics at Texas State Capitol, thenadmire the striking features of The Driskill, and finally test your team's savvy at The Escape Game Austin. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Mon): take an in-depth tour of LBJ Presidential Library, trek along Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail, thenwitness a stunning natural landmark at Barton Springs Pool, and finally stop by Waterloo Records.

To see ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Austin online vacation planner.

You can drive from Guadalupe Mountains National Park to Austin in 8 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Guadalupe Mountains National Park to Austin. Traveling from Guadalupe Mountains National Park in November, expect Austin to be a bit warmer, temps between °F and °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel to Hot Springs.

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Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats ©
Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats
Texas State Capitol ©
Texas State Capitol
The Escape Game Austin ©
The Escape Game Austin

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Hot Springs

Hot Springs ©
Set deep in the Ouachita Mountains, the city of Hot Springs almost completely surrounds the national park of the same name.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): take in nature's colorful creations at Garvan Woodland Gardens, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and then get your game on at 4D Adventure.

To find ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Hot Springs day trip planning tool.

Fly from Austin to Hot Springs in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Austin in November, expect Hot Springs to be slightly colder, temps between °F and °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

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Garvan Woodland Gardens ©
Garvan Woodland Gardens
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4D Adventure

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Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Great Smoky Mountains National Park ©
Great Smoky Mountains National Park contains some of the highest mountains east of the Mississippi River, but it's the ease of access that makes this national park the United States' most visited.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): trek along Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail and then take in the dramatic scenery at Spruce Flats Falls.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Great Smoky Mountains National Park trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Hot Springs to Great Smoky Mountains National Park takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In November in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can take a bus to Asheville.

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Chimneys Picnic Area
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Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail
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Roaring Fork

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Asheville

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Fri): sample the tasty concoctions at Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Tours & Tastings, thenexplore the wealth of natural beauty at The North Carolina Arboretum, and then indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Asheville trip tool.

Take a bus from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Asheville in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around °F in November, and nighttime lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

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Blue Ridge Pkwy, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Tours & Tastings
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Blue Ridge Pkwy
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Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Tours & Tastings