11 days in United States Itinerary

11 days in United States Itinerary

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11 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  22​h 15​min
1
Denver
— 1 night
+2
train + foot + Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Salt Lake City
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
3
Kansas City
— 2 nights
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  4​h
4
Saint Louis
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
5
Chicago
— 3 nights
Fly:  22​h 45​min
End: Melbourne

1
night
Denver

Denver ©
Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
On the 28th (Thu), stop by Tattered Cover Book Store and then take in nature's colorful creations at Denver Botanic Gardens.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Denver holiday planning tool .

Melbourne, Australia to Denver is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 17 hours traveling from Melbourne to Denver. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Melbourne in December: high temperatures in Denver hover around 6°C and lows are around -8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Denver

#Parks, #Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens
Tattered Cover Bookstore ©
Tattered Cover Bookstore

1
night
Salt Lake City

Utah's capital and most populous city, Salt Lake City boasts a small-town feel, big-city amenities, and plenty of nature on its doorstep.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple Square, ponder the world of politics at Utah State Capitol, and then take in the exciting artwork at Art at the Main Gallery.

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Traveling by flight from Denver to Salt Lake City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Salt Lake City are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -5°C. On the 30th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Kansas City.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

#Fun & Games, #Historic Sites, #Parks
Highlights from your plan
Room Escape Games
Temple Square ©
Temple Square
Utah State Capitol ©
Utah State Capitol

2
nights
Kansas City

Kansas City ©
The largest municipality in Missouri, Kansas City has an impressive array of world-class museums, shopping areas, and great places to eat, all of which attract tourism to the area.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sun): contemplate the long history of Union Station, then get engrossed in the history at National World War I Museum and Memorial, then explore the world behind art at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Kansas City travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Salt Lake City to Kansas City takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Salt Lake City to Kansas City is 1 hour. In December, plan for daily highs up to 6°C, and evening lows to -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Kansas City

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
National WWI Museum and Memorial ©
National WWI Museum and Memorial
Room Escape Games
The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art ©
The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

1
night
Saint Louis

Saint Louis ©
Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis, then examine the collection at St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame Museum, and then appreciate the history behind The Gateway Arch.

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Getting from Kansas City to Saint Louis by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in January, and nighttime lows around -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time for travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Saint Louis

#Zoos & Aquariums, #Parks, #Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis ©
The Gateway Arch ©
The Gateway Arch
Saint Louis Zoo ©
Saint Louis Zoo

3
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Chicago is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, zoos & aquariums, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, admire all the interesting features of Wrigley Field, ponder the design of Buckingham Fountain, and get curious at Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Chicago travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Saint Louis to Chicago takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In January, Chicago is a bit cooler than Saint Louis - with highs of 0°C and lows of -8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Chicago

#Museums, #Childrens Museums, #Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Millennium Park ©
Millennium Park
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry

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