11 days in United States Itinerary

11 days in United States Itinerary

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Drive
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Knob Noster
— 1 night
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Drive to Kansas City International Airport, Fly to Albuquerque International Sunport, Drive to Taos
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Taos
— 1 night
Shuttle to Santa Fe, Fly to Phoenix
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Scottsdale
— 1 night
Fly to Flagstaff, Bus to Maswik Lodge
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly to Spokane International Airport, Drive to West Richland
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West Richland
— 1 night
Drive to Spokane International Airport, Fly to Will Rogers World Airport
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Oklahoma City
— 1 night
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Knob Noster

— 1 night
Knob Noster is a city in Johnson County, Missouri, United States. On the 17th (Thu), immerse yourself in nature at Knob Noster State Park, look for gifts at Kleinschmidts Western Store, and then contemplate the long history of Confederate Memorial State Historic Site. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Wonder Dog Memorial Garden and then explore the world behind art at Henry County Museum & Cultural Arts Center.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Knob Noster trip itinerary maker.

Kansas City to Knob Noster is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. December in Knob Noster sees daily highs of 43°F and lows of 26°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel to Taos.

Things to do in Knob Noster

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Shopping

Side Trips

Taos

— 1 night
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 19th (Sat): view the masterpieces at Enchanted Circle Pottery, then cruise along The Low Road From Taos and Santa Fe, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and finally don't miss a visit to Taos County Courthouse Murals.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Taos trip maker app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Knob Noster to Taos. The time zone difference when traveling from Knob Noster to Taos is minus 1 hour. Expect little chillier evenings in Taos when traveling from Knob Noster in December, with lows around 13°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Scottsdale.

Things to do in Taos

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Shopping · Museums

Scottsdale

— 1 night
Scottsdale is a city in the eastern part of Maricopa County, Arizona, adjacent to the Greater Phoenix Area. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): examine the collection at Musical Instrument Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, then get outside with Right On Target Clay Guides of AZ, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Anne's Roman Catholic Church.

For where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Scottsdale visit planner.

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Taos to Scottsdale in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Taos in December: high temperatures in Scottsdale hover around 68°F and lows are around 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Scottsdale

Museums · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Grand Canyon National Park

— 2 nights
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
On the 21st (Mon), explore the stunning scenery at Yavapai Point and then don't miss a visit to Grand Canyon Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue): get great views at Yaki Point, take some stellar pictures from Hopi Point, and then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park road trip planning app.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Scottsdale to Grand Canyon National Park in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle. Traveling from Scottsdale in December, expect Grand Canyon National Park to be much colder, temps between 45°F and 15°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can go by car to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Nature

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.
Las Vegas is known for nightlife, shopping, and casinos. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, try to win big at Caesars Palace, see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, and take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Las Vegas attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in December, plan for somewhat warmer days in Las Vegas, with highs around 57°F, while nights are much warmer with lows around 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can travel to West Richland.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Casinos · Fun & Games · Neighborhoods · Parks

West Richland

— 1 night
West Richland is a 22sqmi city in Benton County, Washington, United States. On the 26th (Sat), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Candy Mountain Trail.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read West Richland trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Las Vegas to West Richland. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Oklahoma City.

Things to do in West Richland

Trails · Parks · Outdoors · Nature
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Oklahoma City

— 1 night

The Big Friendly

Oklahoma City, known to many as the "Big Friendly," represents the political, cultural, and economic engine of the state of Oklahoma.
On the 27th (Sun), take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Joseph Old Cathedral, then admire the natural beauty at Myriad Botanical Gardens, then learn more about the world around you at SKELETONS: Museum of Osteology, and finally make a trip to Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Oklahoma City travel planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from West Richland to Oklahoma City. The time zone difference when traveling from West Richland to Oklahoma City is 2 hours. In December in Oklahoma City, expect temperatures between 51°F during the day and 31°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Oklahoma City

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
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.

Arizona travel guide

4.3
Canyons · Geologic Formations · Hiking Trails
The Grand Canyon State
Known as the "Grand Canyon State," Arizona boasts dense forests, deep gorges, sprawling national parks, and modern ski resorts. Native American reservations take up about a quarter of the state, housing several tribes and offering visitors a chance to discover the varied cultures of the country's indigenous population. A patchwork of diverse tourist attractions, Arizona features exclusive golf courses and upscale shops, as well as cactus-covered canyons and stretches of desolate desert straight out of old Westerns, perfect for a vacation far from the city bustle. Though the state still clings to its Old West flavor, its busy college towns packed with young students from around the world exude a cosmopolitan atmosphere.