When considering vacations, most people think about beaches, cabins, lakes, fishing, and amusement parks. But, what if you planned your vacation in fall? What if you took advantage of the changing colors and chased them from the north to the south?
You can look at the time of the year they color and plot out a trip that allows you to chase autumn from the northern or high country to the flatlands and south.
Late September to Early October
Month of October
Arizona (high country)
Mid October to Early November
For example, if you start off in Maine in late September, as it turns to October, you might want to be in Massachusetts and rolling into Pennsyvlania by almost mid month and then on to Maryland in the latter half of the month, cruising through Virginia around Halloween and onward to the Carolinas and reaching Florida right after Halloween.
Likewise, in the Midwest, you might want to start in Michigan in late Sept, moving onto Kansas area some time in October and then heading down to Texas by mid month and then on to Louisiana at the end of October.
If you do it in the tightest window, you can go north to south and see peak colors the whole way if you do it in six weeks, perhaps five and still be able to view peak colors. This is an ideal RV trek.