13 days in United States Itinerary

13 days in United States Itinerary

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13 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Kansas City
Drive:  5​h 30​min
1
Colorado Springs
— 1 day
Drive:  6​h
2
Teec Nos Pos
— 2 nights
Drive:  12​h
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  9​h
4
Santa Barbara
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h
5
Solvang
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Kansas City

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Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs ©
National Landmark red cliffs and the even more striking Pikes Peak mountain attracts tourism to Colorado Springs.
To find maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Colorado Springs online journey planner .

Kansas City to Colorado Springs is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Kansas City in April, expect Colorado Springs to be slightly colder, temps between 60°F and 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Teec Nos Pos.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks
Highlights from your plan
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods

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Teec Nos Pos

Teec Nos Pos ©
Teec Nos Pos is a census-designated place (CDP) in Apache County, Arizona, United States. You've now added Four Corners Monument to your itinerary. On the 14th (Sun), make a trip to Park Point, contemplate the long history of Balcony House, then contemplate the long history of Cliff Palace, and finally pause for some photo ops at Four Corners Monument.

To find reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Teec Nos Pos trip itinerary site .

You can drive from Colorado Springs to Teec Nos Pos in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In April, daily temperatures in Teec Nos Pos can reach 65°F, while at night they dip to 29°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Teec Nos Pos

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Mesa Verde National Park
Highlights from your plan
Balcony House ©
Balcony House
Cliff Palace ©
Cliff Palace
Park Point ©
Park Point

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nights
Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park ©
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): stroll through Bright Angel Trail. On the next day, get great views at Mather Point and then hike along Rim Trail.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park itinerary maker app .

Drive from Teec Nos Pos to Grand Canyon National Park in 4 hours. April in Grand Canyon National Park sees daily highs of 62°F and lows of 26°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors Trails Parks
Highlights from your plan
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
Mather Point ©
Mather Point

2
nights
Santa Barbara

Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains, Santa Barbara is a solid vacation destination with its wide beaches, renowned wineries, and some of California's finest shopping and dining options.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): take a leisurely stroll along Stearns Wharf.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Santa Barbara trip builder tool .

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Santa Barbara by car takes about 9 hours. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in April: highs in Santa Barbara hover around 71°F, while lows dip to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Solvang.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Tours
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Stearns Wharf ©
Stearns Wharf

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Solvang

Solvang ©
Solvang is a city in Santa Barbara County, California. Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Bethania Lutheran Church, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, and then take in the history at La Purisima State Historical Park.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Solvang trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by car from Santa Barbara to Solvang takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Solvang when traveling from Santa Barbara in April, with lows around 44°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Solvang

Tours Historic Sites

Side Trips

La Purisima State Historical Park, Wine Tours & Tastings
Highlights from your plan
La Purisima State Historical Park ©
La Purisima State Historical Park
Bethania Lutheran Church ©
Bethania Lutheran Church

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nights
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Step out of Los Angeles to go to Anaheim and see Disneyland Park, which is approximately 30 minutes away. Pack the 22nd (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Los Angeles travel route planner .

Drive from Solvang to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Los Angeles when traveling from Solvang in April, with lows around 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Disneyland Park, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

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