We are couple in 30's from LA. I want to plan a 5 day trip in last week of October on our anniversary, but not able to decide, which place. We are mostly interested in scenic/natural beauty but not much into hiking or skiing. I have already been to Grand Canyon, Sedona, Antelope, Page (but not Wave), Vegas, Zion, Bryce, Arches, Moab, Monument Valley, Petrified Forest (just mentioning, so that I should not repeat them). Not willing to go towards Texas, as I will be shifting them in year end, so I can visit all nearby (or far) places around Texas. Visting Yellowstone and Wyoming in August. I have not been to Denver side, Alaska may be too cold in October end I believe (Its most famous Denali will be closed by then) ? Pictures look good for Banff and Jasper but I am not sure, if Banff/Jasper worth in end of October (I believe fall colours will be gone by that time and not enough snow to make it beautiful. Any thoughts on this ?
I am reading about Tennessee/Smokey Mountains/Skyline drive also, but I need suggestions from, who been to these places. I know fall colours will be awsome, but if it is only this, I can see it in High Sierra too (more close to LA). Please correct me, if I am not thinking correctly.
Yes, I will be flying to ??? and then will rent out car to go on a loop.
May be travellers who visited multiples places, can suggest me differt ideas and I can start working on them, from there.