30 days in United States Itinerary

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Aspen
— 2 nights
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Moab
— 2 nights
Fly to Flagstaff, Bus to Grand Canyon National Park
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 5 nights
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Las Vegas
— 3 nights
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San Francisco
— 4 nights
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Yellowstone National Park
— 5 nights
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Grand Teton National Park
— 3 nights
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New York City
— 3 nights
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Aspen — 2 nights

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 21st (Sat): appreciate the history behind The John Denver Sanctuary. Here are some ideas for day two: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Maroon Bells.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Aspen tour itinerary planner.

Washington DC to Aspen is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of subway, train, bus, and car. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Washington DC in September, you will find days in Aspen are little chillier (72°F), and nights are much colder (41°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can go by car to Moab.
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Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive
Find places to stay Sep 21 — 23:

Moab — 2 nights

Red Desert

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
On the 24th (Tue), explore the striking landscape at Arches National Park. On the 25th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour and then scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Moab journey builder tool.

You can drive from Aspen to Moab in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Aspen in September, things will get a bit warmer in Moab: highs are around 84°F and lows about 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.
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Outdoors · Tours · Trails · Nature
Find places to stay Sep 23 — 25:

Grand Canyon National Park — 5 nights

The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Escape the urban bustle at Grand Canyon South Rim and Rim Trail. Next up on the itinerary: hike along Bright Angel Trail, don't miss a visit to Grand Canyon Village, take some stellar pictures from Yaki Point, and stroll through South Kaibab Trail.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Moab to Grand Canyon National Park takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Moab in September: high temperatures in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 75°F and lows are around 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Las Vegas.
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Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature
Find places to stay Sep 25 — 30:

Las Vegas — 3 nights

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Get in touch with nature at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Adrenaline & Extreme Tours. Go for a jaunt from Las Vegas to Boulder City to see Hoover Dam about 50 minutes away. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Fountains of Bellagio, get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, and take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Las Vegas online attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas takes 5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September, you will find days in Las Vegas are somewhat warmer (93°F), and nights are much hotter (71°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to fly to San Francisco.
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Find places to stay Sep 30 — Oct 3:

San Francisco — 4 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Visiting Alcatraz Island and China Beach will get you outdoors. Step out of San Francisco to go to Mill Valley and see Muir Woods National Monument, which is approximately 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Golden Gate Bridge, buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, stroll through Marshall’s Beach, and engage your brain at Exploratorium.

To find where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco trip itinerary builder app.

You can fly from Las Vegas to San Francisco in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and subway. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Las Vegas in October: highs in San Francisco hover around 73°F, while lows dip to 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Yellowstone National Park.
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Find places to stay Oct 3 — 7:

Yellowstone National Park — 5 nights

World's Largest Collection of Geysers

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Take a break from the city and head to Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Old Faithful. The adventure continues: trek along Natural Bridge Trail, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Lake Butte Overlook, take in the natural beauty of Upper Geyser Basin, and cruise along Lamar Valley.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park online journey builder.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Yellowstone National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of subway, train, bus, and car. Traveling from San Francisco to Yellowstone National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In October, Yellowstone National Park is colder than San Francisco - with highs of 47°F and lows of 25°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Teton National Park.
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Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors
Find places to stay Oct 7 — 13:

Grand Teton National Park — 3 nights

Mountains of the Imagination

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.
Get in touch with nature at Grand Teton and String Lake. There's lots more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Amphitheater Lake, take in the awesome beauty at Cathedral Group, trek along Cascade Canyon Trail, and take a memorable drive along 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Grand Teton National Park online trip planner.

Drive from Yellowstone National Park to Grand Teton National Park in 1.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in October: highs in Grand Teton National Park hover around 55°F, while lows dip to 28°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to fly to New York City.
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Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails
Find places to stay Oct 13 — 16:

New York City — 3 nights

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
New York City is known for sightseeing, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: go for a walk through Central Park, walk around The High Line, enjoy breathtaking views from Top of the Rock, and don't miss a visit to Rockefeller Center.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the New York City holiday maker site.

Getting from Grand Teton National Park to New York City by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Grand Teton National Park to New York City due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Grand Teton National Park in October, expect nights in New York City to be much warmer, around 57°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 70°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Oct 16 — 20:

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Nightlife
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.
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