12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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12 days in United States Itinerary

Start: New York City
Foot + Fly:  6​h 15​min
1
Kansas City
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Branson
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
3
Colorado Springs
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  6​h 45​min
4
Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Bus:  11​h
End: New York City

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Kansas City

Kansas City ©
The city meets the Great Plains in Kansas City City, Kansas.
To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Kansas City vacation trip planner.

New York City to Kansas City is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from New York City to Kansas City, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from New York City in September since evenings lows in Kansas City dip to 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Branson.
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Community America Ballpark ©
Community America Ballpark

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nights
Branson

Branson ©
Nestled in Missouri's beautiful Ozark Mountains lies one of the country's most attractive vacation towns for year-round family entertainment.
Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 27th (Wed) at Silver Dollar City. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Titanic Museum, buy something for everyone on your list at Branson Landing, have some family-friendly fun at Busters Old Time Photos, and explore the activities along Table Rock Lake.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Branson tour planner.

You can drive from Kansas City to Branson in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. In September, daily temperatures in Branson can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Branson

Theme Parks Parks Nature

Side Trip

Table Rock Lake
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Silver Dollar City ©
Silver Dollar City
College of the Ozarks ©
College of the Ozarks
Titanic Museum ©
Titanic Museum

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nights
Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs ©
Stunning Garden of the Gods Park scenery, blue skies and the glory of Pikes Peak-America’s Mountain have attracted visitors to Colorado Springs for more than a century.
Step out of Colorado Springs with an excursion to River Rafting & Tubing in Canon City--about 1h 25 min away. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Garden of the Gods, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, take in the pleasant sights at Pikes Peak, and get your game on at Battlefield Colorado.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Colorado Springs vacation builder.

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Branson to Colorado Springs in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Branson in September, plan for a bit cooler nights in Colorado Springs, with lows around 51°F. You will have some time to spend on the 2nd (Mon) before leaving for Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Adventure Tours

Side Trips

River Rafting & Tubing, North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
River Rafting & Tubing
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

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nights
Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Yellowstone National Park is known for nature, wildlife, trails, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring, contemplate the waterfront views at Yellowstone Lake, and hike along Artist Point.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of shuttle, flight, and car from Colorado Springs to Yellowstone National Park takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Colorado Springs in October: high temperatures in Yellowstone National Park hover around 48°F and lows are around 25°F. On the 6th (Fri), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring

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