35 days in United States Itinerary

35 days in United States Itinerary

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Paso Robles
— 3 nights
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 5 nights
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Zion National Park
— 3 nights
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Big Sur
— 1 night
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Aspen
— 4 nights
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Eureka Springs
— 3 nights
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Arches National Park
— 2 nights
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
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Taos
— 1 night
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Laguna Beach
— 4 nights

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Paso Robles

Paso Robles ©

Paso

A town of hot springs and wine, Paso Robles (or "Pass of the Oaks") feels like a desert paradise to those who travel here.
Get in touch with nature at Piedras Blancas and Friends of the Elephant Seal Visitor Center and Gift Shop. Get out of town with these interesting Paso Robles side-trips: Cambria (Moonstone Beach & Stepladder Ranch & Creamery). There's more to do: savor the flavors at Food & Drink and learn about winemaking at Castoro Cellars.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Paso Robles trip app.

New York City to Paso Robles is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from New York City to Paso Robles due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in September, you will find days in Paso Robles are a bit warmer (90°F), and nights are a bit cooler (53°F). On the 1st (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Paso Robles

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Stepladder Ranch & Creamery ©
Stepladder Ranch & Creamery
Moonstone Beach ©
Moonstone Beach

5
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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.
Get in touch with nature at Grand Canyon South Rim and Bright Angel Point. On the 3rd (Sat), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. And it doesn't end there: trek along Rim Trail, get great views at Lipan Point, tour the pleasant surroundings at South Kaibab Trail, and cruise along East Rim Drive.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park route planner.

Traveling by car from Paso Robles to Grand Canyon National Park takes 9.5 hours. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Paso Robles in October, expect Grand Canyon National Park to be little chillier, temps between 66°F and 31°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

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Zion National Park

Zion National Park ©
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Zion National Park. On the 9th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hike along The Narrows.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Zion National Park travel itinerary planner.

You can take a shuttle from Grand Canyon National Park to Zion National Park in 10 hours. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in October, plan for somewhat warmer days in Zion National Park, with highs around 74°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Big Sur.

Things to do in Zion National Park

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The Narrows ©
The Narrows
Zion National Park ©
Zion National Park
Angel's Landing ©
Angel's Landing

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Big Sur

Big Sur ©

Big Country of the South

A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): learn about winemaking at Joyce Vineyards, learn about winemaking at Joullian Vineyards & Winery, and then stroll through Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Big Sur trip itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Zion National Park to Big Sur in 12 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Zion National Park in October since evenings lows in Big Sur dip to 52°F. On the 12th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Aspen.

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Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park ©
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park
Pfeiffer State Beach ©
Pfeiffer State Beach
Partington Cove ©
Partington Cove

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Aspen

Aspen ©

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.
Get in touch with nature at Maroon Bells and Maroon Lake Scenic Trail. Explore Aspen's surroundings by going to Glenwood Springs (Hanging Lake Trail & Thermal Spas). There's lots more to do: cruise along Independence Pass, identify plant and animal life at Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness Area, explore the landscape on two wheels at Castle Creek Road, and pause for some photo ops at The John Denver Sanctuary.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Aspen journey planning app.

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Big Sur to Aspen in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Big Sur to Aspen due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Big Sur, expect a bit cooler days and cooler nights in Aspen, ranging from highs of 60°F to lows of 30°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel to Eureka Springs.

Things to do in Aspen

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Maroon Bells ©
Maroon Bells
Independence Pass ©
Independence Pass
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail ©
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail

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Eureka Springs

Eureka Springs ©

Little Switzerland of America

Nestled in the heart of the Ozark Mountains, the whole town of Eureka Springs is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Get outdoors at Ozark Mountain Ziplines and Lost Canyon Nature Trail - Top of the Rock. Change things up with these side-trips from Eureka Springs: Branson (VIP Tours of Branson, Lindwedel Winery, &more), 165 Scenic Overlook (in Hollister) and Dogwood Canyon Nature Park (in Lampe). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge and take in the exciting artwork at The Birdcage.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Eureka Springs trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by flight from Aspen to Eureka Springs takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Aspen to Eureka Springs. Traveling from Aspen in October, expect nights in Eureka Springs to be much warmer, around 51°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Arches National Park.

Things to do in Eureka Springs

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VIP Tours of Branson ©
VIP Tours of Branson
Ozark Mountain Ziplines ©
Ozark Mountain Ziplines
Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge ©
Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge

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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 21st (Wed): explore the striking landscape at Turret Arch, then take in the dramatic natural features at Double Arch, then take in the dramatic natural features at Delicate Arch, and finally explore the striking landscape at Fiery Furnace.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Arches National Park online journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Eureka Springs to Arches National Park takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Eureka Springs to Arches National Park is minus 1 hour. Expect slightly colder evenings in Arches National Park when traveling from Eureka Springs in October, with lows around 42°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Arches National Park

Nature · Parks · Trails · Outdoors
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Delicate Arch ©
Delicate Arch
Double Arch ©
Double Arch
Fiery Furnace ©
Fiery Furnace

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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park ©

A Land of Giants

With mountain peaks reaching past 4,250 m (14,000 ft) and trees stretching to over 75 m (250 ft) high, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks present nature on a grand scale.
Get in touch with nature at Sequoia Sightseeing Tours and Moro Rock Trail. There's much more to do: delve into the lush surroundings at Giant Forest, trek along Big Trees Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Panoramic Point, and explore the stunning scenery at Kings Canyon National Park.

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Fly from Arches National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Arches National Park in October: high temperatures in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park hover around 81°F and lows are around 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can travel to Taos.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

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Giant Forest ©
Giant Forest
Moro Rock Trail ©
Moro Rock Trail
Congress Trail ©
Congress Trail

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Taos

Many residents have shunned fast-paced city living for Taos's laid-back vibe and blend of Spanish, Native American, and Anglo cultures.
On the 27th (Tue), indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas and then snap pictures at Rio Grande Gorge Bridge. On the 28th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see what you can catch with Land of Enchantment Guides - Fly Fishing Trips and then learn about winemaking at La Chiripada Winery.

To see more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Taos road trip planning tool.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Taos takes 14 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and train. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in October, with highs in Taos at 65°F and lows at 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to travel to Laguna Beach.

Things to do in Taos

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Spas
La Chiripada Winery ©
La Chiripada Winery
Rio Grande Gorge Bridge ©
Rio Grande Gorge Bridge

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Laguna Beach

Laguna Beach is a seaside resort city located in southern Orange County, California, in the United States. Get outdoors at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Crystal Cove. Explore Laguna Beach's surroundings by going to Wine Tours & Tastings (in Temecula) and Wavelength Brewing Company (in Vista). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Newport Beach, take a leisurely stroll along Main Beach, hike along Civic Center Park, and enjoy the sand and surf at Dana Strands Beach.

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Getting from Taos to Laguna Beach by combination of shuttle and flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Taos in October, plan for a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Laguna Beach: temperatures range from 80°F by day to 63°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Laguna Beach

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Dolphin & Whale Watching
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Crystal Cove ©
Crystal Cove

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