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

1
night
Kansas City

Kansas City ©
The city meets the Great Plains in Kansas City City, Kansas.
For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Kansas City trip itinerary maker.

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. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from New York City in September, plan for slightly colder nights in Kansas City, with lows around 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Branson.
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Community America Ballpark ©
Community America Ballpark

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): stop by Dick's 5 & 10, get your game on at Busters Old Time Photos, and then see the interesting displays at Titanic Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Wed): find something for the whole family at Silver Dollar City.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Branson trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Kansas City to Branson in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. In September in Branson, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 60°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Branson

Theme Parks Museums Shopping
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Silver Dollar City ©
Silver Dollar City
Titanic Museum ©
Titanic Museum
Buster's Old Time Photos ©
Buster's Old Time Photos

3
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.
Take a break from Colorado Springs with a short trip to River Rafting & Tubing in Canon City, about 1h 25 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at Garden of the Gods, go for a walk through Pikes Peak, find something for the whole family at North Pole - Santa's Workshop, and get to know the fascinating history of Old Colorado City Historic District.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Colorado Springs custom trip planner.

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. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Branson to Colorado Springs. Traveling from Branson in September, plan for little chillier nights in Colorado Springs, with lows around 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Outdoors Parks Adventure

Side Trips

River Rafting & Tubing, North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Old Colorado City ©
Old Colorado City
River Rafting & Tubing

5
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.
Step out of Yellowstone National Park with an excursion to Grand Teton in Grand Teton National Park--about 1h 25 min away. There's much more to do: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and contemplate the waterfront views at Yellowstone Lake.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park vacation builder.

Do a combination of shuttle, flight, and car from Colorado Springs to Yellowstone National Park in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Colorado Springs in October, things will get slightly colder in Yellowstone National Park: highs are around 48°F and lows about 25°F. On the 6th (Fri), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Grand Teton
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Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton

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