13 days in United States Itinerary

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Chicago
— 2 nights
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Springfield
— 1 night
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Saint Joseph
— 1 night
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Joplin
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Tulsa
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Oklahoma City
— 1 night
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Amarillo
— 1 night
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Santa Fe
— 1 night
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Albuquerque
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Holbrook
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Flagstaff
— 1 night
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Kingman
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Las Vegas
— 1 night
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Santa Monica
— 2 nights
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Chicago — 2 nights

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): stroll around Milton Lee Olive Park. On the 25th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Buckingham Fountain, engage your brain at Museum of Science and Industry, enjoy breathtaking views from Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower, then admire the striking features of Reliance Building, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Millennium Park.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Chicago online trip planner.

Zurich, Switzerland to Chicago is an approximately 12-hour flight. You'll gain 7 hours traveling from Zurich to Chicago due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Zurich in July, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 22°C in Chicago. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Springfield.
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Springfield — 1 night

Flower City

Springfield is the capital of Illinois, but its real significance is as the hometown of Abraham Lincoln.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Lincoln Home National Historic Site, then contemplate the long history of Dana-Thomas House, then make a trip to Lincoln Tomb & War Memorials, and finally walk around Union Square Park.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Springfield itinerary planner.

Getting from Chicago to Springfield by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Springfield are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can drive to Saint Joseph.
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Saint Joseph — 1 night

St. For photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Saint Joseph trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Springfield to Saint Joseph takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train, flight, and car. In July, daily temperatures in Saint Joseph can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. On the 28th (Fri), you'll travel to Joplin.
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Joplin

Joplin or is a city in southern Jasper County and northern Newton County in the southwestern corner of the U.S. state of Missouri. For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Joplin attractions planning website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Saint Joseph to Joplin. In July, daytime highs in Joplin are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. On the 28th (Fri), you're off to Tulsa.
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Tulsa

Capital of Route 66

Sometimes known as the "Buckle of the Bible Belt," Tulsa is the second largest city in Oklahoma.
To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Tulsa attractions planner.

You can drive from Joplin to Tulsa in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in July, and nighttime lows around 26°C. On the 28th (Fri), you'll travel to Oklahoma City.
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Oklahoma City — 1 night

The Big Friendly

Oklahoma City, known to many as the "Big Friendly," represents the political, cultural, and economic engine of the state of Oklahoma.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): learn more about the world around you at SKELETONS: Museum of Osteology and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Oklahoma City sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Tulsa to Oklahoma City in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Oklahoma City can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can drive to Amarillo.
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Amarillo — 1 night

Yellow Rose of Texas

Known as "The Yellow Rose of Texas," Amarillo was once a series of ranches.
On the 30th (Sun), cruise along Route 66, get a taste of life in the country at Cowgirls and Cowboys in the West, and then don't miss a visit to Cadillac Ranch.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Amarillo road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Oklahoma City to Amarillo in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Oklahoma City in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Amarillo, with lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can drive to Santa Fe.
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Santa Fe — 1 night

City Different

Santa Fe continuously ranks among the world's top holiday destinations, attracting visitors with its unusual combination of scenic beauty, rich history, cultural diversity, and high concentration of performing arts venues, fine restaurants, and interesting attractions.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Mon): steep yourself in history at Santa Fe Plaza, admire the masterpieces at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, view the masterpieces at Mama's Minerals, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Loretto Chapel, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Canyon Road.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Santa Fe journey planner.

You can drive from Amarillo to Santa Fe in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Amarillo to Santa Fe is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Santa Fe when traveling from Amarillo in July, with lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Albuquerque.
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Albuquerque

Duke City

Albuquerque remains one of the state's secret jewels, as its tourist attractions are often overshadowed by the more popular holiday destination of Santa Fe.
For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Albuquerque trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Santa Fe to Albuquerque in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Albuquerque when traveling from Santa Fe in July, with lows around 22°C. You will leave for Holbrook on the 31st (Mon).
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Holbrook

Holbrook is a city in Navajo County, Arizona, United States. To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Holbrook route builder website.

Getting from Albuquerque to Holbrook by car takes about 3.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Holbrook can reach 41°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. You'll set off for Flagstaff on the 31st (Mon).
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Flagstaff — 1 night

City of Seven Wonders

Sitting at an elevation of 2,135 m (7,000 ft) and just a short trip from the Grand Canyon and other natural wonders, the city of Flagstaff attracts outdoor enthusiasts from around the world.
Make your Flagstaff itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by car from Holbrook to Flagstaff takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Holbrook in July, things will get a bit cooler in Flagstaff: highs are around 32°C and lows about 13°C. You'll set off for Kingman on the 1st (Tue).
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Kingman

Kingman is a city in and the county seat of Mohave County, Arizona, United States. To see where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Kingman trip planner.

You can drive from Flagstaff to Kingman in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Flagstaff in August, expect Kingman to be somewhat warmer, temps between 41°C and 23°C. You will leave for Las Vegas on the 1st (Tue).
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Las Vegas — 1 night

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
On the 1st (Tue), browse the different shops at The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian Resort and then examine the collection at The Mob Museum.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Las Vegas online visit planner.

Drive from Kingman to Las Vegas in 2 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Kingman to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Kingman in August, with highs in Las Vegas at 45°C and lows at 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to fly to Santa Monica.
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Santa Monica — 2 nights

Fortunate People in a Fortunate Land

A famed resort town since the early 20th century, Santa Monica sits on the picturesque Santa Monica Bay, bordered on three sides by the city of Los Angeles.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): walk around Beverly Gardens Park, make a trip to Two Rodeo Drive, don't miss a visit to Rodeo Drive, then kick back and relax at Santa Monica State Beach, and finally make a trip to Santa Monica Pier. On the 4th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at Santa Monica Bay, then explore and take pictures at Mulholland Drive, and then take in the pleasant sights at Historic Lily pond.

To find ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Santa Monica vacation maker app.

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to Santa Monica takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and tram. When traveling from Las Vegas in August, plan for colder days in Santa Monica, with highs around 28°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to fly back home.
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United States travel guide

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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.
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