11 days in United States Itinerary

11 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States vacation planner
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Saint Louis
— 2 nights
— 3 nights
— 1 night
South Fork
— 1 night
— 3 nights


Saint Louis — 2 nights

Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C. in the number of free activities available by spending your holiday exploring the city's central neighborhoods, famous for their restored century-old red-brick buildings.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Laumeier Sculpture Park. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): stroll around Forest Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu): stroll around Laumeier Sculpture Park, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, and then admire the natural beauty at Missouri Botanical Garden.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Saint Louis trip itinerary planner.

Lexington to Saint Louis is an approximately 6-hour car ride. You can also fly; or drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In May, daily temperatures in Saint Louis can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Manhattan.
Parks · Breweries & Distilleries · Tours · Museums
Side Trip

Manhattan — 3 nights

Manhattan is a city in northeastern Kansas in the United States at the junction of the Kansas River and Big Blue River. Kansas State University Gardens has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): take in nature's colorful creations at Kansas State University Gardens. On the 26th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn about winemaking at Liquid Art Winery and Estate.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Manhattan holiday builder tool.

Drive from Saint Louis to Manhattan in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Saint Louis in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Manhattan, with lows of 13°C. You'll set off for Gardner on the 27th (Mon).
Parks · Wineries

Gardner — 1 night

Gardner is an unincorporated community and a U.S. Post Office in Huerfano County, Colorado, United States. Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): admire the sheer force of Zapata Falls and then hike along High Dune Trail.

For maps and other tourist information, use the Gardner trip itinerary planning app.

Drive from Manhattan to Gardner in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Manhattan to Gardner is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Manhattan in May, plan for slightly colder days and colder nights in Gardner: temperatures range from 16°C by day to 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to drive to South Fork.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
Side Trips

South Fork — 1 night

South Fork is a statutory town in Rio Grande County, Colorado, United States. To see more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the South Fork online itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Gardner to South Fork takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Gardner in May, expect nights in South Fork to be about the same, around -3°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 5°C. You will leave for Durango on the 29th (Wed).
Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Museums

Durango — 3 nights

Originally a frontier mining town, Durango is known today for its scenic setting, outdoor activities, and the 1880s steam-powered railway that takes visitors through sections of the mountains where roads don't reach.
Here are some ideas for day two: delve into the distant past at Cliff Palace, then delve into the distant past at Balcony House, and then don't miss a visit to Park Point.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Durango sightseeing planner.

You can drive from South Fork to Durango in 2.5 hours. Traveling from South Fork in May, expect nights in Durango to be somewhat warmer, around 1°C, while days are much hotter, around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.
Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Historic Sites · Parks
Side Trips

United States travel guide

Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Nightlife
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.