12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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12 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Atlanta
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Saint Louis
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Kansas City
— Few hours
Fly:  6​h 15​min
3
Estes Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Canon City
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 15​min
6
Dodge City
— Few hours
Fly:  10​h 15​min
End: Atlanta

2
nights
Saint Louis

Saint Louis ©
Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C.
Visiting Sachs Butterfly House and World Bird Sanctuary will get you outdoors. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Hermannhof Vineyards and Deutschheim State Historic Site. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site, pause for some photo ops at Jefferson National Expansion Memorial, and stroll the grounds of Bellefontaine Cemetery.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Saint Louis visit planner .

Atlanta to Saint Louis is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Atlanta to Saint Louis, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. June in Saint Louis sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 68°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Kansas City.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Hermann, World Bird Sanctuary, Sachs Butterfly House
Highlights from your plan
World Bird Sanctuary ©
World Bird Sanctuary
Bellefontaine Cemetery ©
Bellefontaine Cemetery

few
hours
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.
To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Kansas City vacation planner .

You can fly from Saint Louis to Kansas City in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 67°F. On the 26th (Tue), you're off toEstes Park.

Things to do in Kansas City

Museums Parks Nightlife

4
nights
Estes Park

Estes Park ©
More than just a convenient resting place for travelers on their way to the national park encompassing the Front Range of the Rockies, Estes Park is a popular place to visit in its own right.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Emerald Lake Trail and Alberta Falls. Take a break from the city and head to Lily Lake and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Get out of town with these interesting Estes Park side-trips: St Mary's Glacier (in Idaho Springs) and Wild Basin Area (in Rocky Mountain National Park). There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at Alluvial Fan, do a tasting at Snowy Peaks Winery, stroll through Cub Lake Trail, and look for gifts at Kirk's Mountain Adventures Llc.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Estes Park itinerary builder website .

You can do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi from Kansas City to Estes Park in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Traveling from Kansas City to Estes Park, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Kansas City in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Estes Park, with lows of 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Estes Park

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Rocky Mountain National Park, St Mary's Glacier
Highlights from your plan
Emerald Lake Trail ©
Emerald Lake Trail
Nature & Wildlife Tours
St Mary's Glacier ©
St Mary's Glacier

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): look for gifts at Garden of the Gods Trading Post.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Colorado Springs route tool .

Traveling by car from Estes Park to Colorado Springs takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight. While traveling from Estes Park, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Colorado Springs, ranging from highs of 86°F to lows of 59°F. On the 3rd (Tue), you'll travel to Canon City.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Nightlife Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Garden of the Gods Trading Post
Highlights from your plan
Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site ©
Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site
Garden of the Gods Trading Post ©
Garden of the Gods Trading Post
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods

1
night
Canon City

Canon City ©
Part of Colorado's Royal Gorge Region, Cañon City straddles the Arkansas River.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): do a tasting at The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey and then take a memorable drive along Skyline Drive.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Canon City travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Colorado Springs to Canon City in 1.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Colorado Springs in July: highs in Canon City hover around 94°F, while lows dip to 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can travel to Dodge City.

Things to do in Canon City

Outdoors Scenic Drive Wineries
Highlights from your plan
Skyline Drive ©
Skyline Drive
The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey ©
The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey

few
hours
Dodge City

Dodge City ©
Dodge City is the county seat of Ford County, Kansas, United States, named after nearby Fort Dodge. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Dodge City Zoo and then steep yourself in history at Home of Stone.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Dodge City visit planning app .

Drive from Canon City to Dodge City in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is 1 hour. Traveling from Canon City in July, plan for a bit warmer nights in Dodge City, with lows around 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dodge City

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Home of Stone ©
Home of Stone

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