14 days in Continental USA Itinerary

14 days in Continental USA Itinerary

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Kansas City
— 2 nights
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Jackson Hole
— 1 night
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Colorado Springs
— 1 night
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Oklahoma City
— 1 day
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Austin
— 1 night
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Louisville
— 2 nights
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Kansas City

— 2 nights

City of Fountains

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art and Arabia Steamboat Museum. Museum-lovers will appreciate National WWI Museum and Memorial and TWA Museum. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at The College Basketball Experience, look for gifts at Kansas City River Market, and stop by Brookside.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Kansas City online road trip planner.

Plymouth to Kansas City is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Plymouth to Kansas City. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in October, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Jackson Hole.

Things to do in Kansas City

Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Jackson Hole

— 1 night
The Jackson Hole valley is approximately 97 km (60 mi) long and 24 km (15 mi) wide, encompassing the town of Jackson, Teton Village, and the northern section of Grand Teton National Park.
On the 20th (Wed), see what you can catch with Jackson Hole Fly Fishing School, look for all kinds of wild species at Yellowstone Safari Tours, and then head outdoors with Teton Backcountry Rentals. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Jackson Hole Historical Society & Museum, take in the exciting artwork at Mangelsen Images of Nature, and then relax and rejuvenate at Body Sage Spa at the Rusty Parrot Lodge.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Jackson Hole online travel route builder.

Getting from Kansas City to Jackson Hole by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Kansas City to Jackson Hole, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Kansas City in October: highs in Jackson Hole hover around 55°F, while lows dip to 28°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Jackson Hole

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Museums

Colorado Springs

— 1 night
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.
On the 22nd (Fri), surround yourself with nature on Colorado Wolf Adventures and then admire the masterpieces at Michael Garman Museum & Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat): take an in-depth tour of U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum and then explore the striking landscape at Rock Park.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Colorado Springs trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Jackson Hole to Colorado Springs takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Jackson Hole in October, expect Colorado Springs to be somewhat warmer, temps between 67°F and 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can fly to Oklahoma City.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Museums · Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Oklahoma City

— 1 day

The Big Friendly

Oklahoma City, known to many as the "Big Friendly," represents the political, cultural, and economic engine of the state of Oklahoma.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Martin Park Nature Center, see the interesting displays at Oklahoma Firefighters Museum, and then appreciate the history behind Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Oklahoma City tour itinerary maker app.

Getting from Colorado Springs to Oklahoma City by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Colorado Springs to Oklahoma City is 1 hour. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Colorado Springs in October, with highs in Oklahoma City at 77°F and lows at 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Austin.

Things to do in Oklahoma City

Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Austin

— 1 night

Live Music Capital of the World

Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): take an in-depth tour of LBJ Presidential Library, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, trek along Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail, then explore and take pictures at Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats, and finally look for gifts at Wild About Music. On the 26th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the history behind Stevie Ray Vaughan Statue, let the kids burn off some steam at Play for all park, and then take an in-depth tour of Bullock Texas State History Museum.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Austin trip planner.

You can fly from Oklahoma City to Austin in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Oklahoma City in October, things will get somewhat warmer in Austin: highs are around 85°F and lows about 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can fly to Louisville.

Things to do in Austin

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Museums

Side Trip

Louisville

— 2 nights

Derby City

Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
You'll explore and learn at Kentucky Derby Museum and Mark Payton Glass Center @ The Glassworks Bldg. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Conrad-Caldwell House Museum (Conrad's Castle) and Iroquois Park. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Falls of the Ohio State Park, see the interesting displays at Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, and boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Louisville trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Austin to Louisville takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Austin in October; daily highs in Louisville reach 71°F and lows reach 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Louisville

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trip

Missouri travel guide

4.6
Theaters · Performances · Specialty Museums
The Show-Me State
Acquired from France as part of the famous Louisiana Purchase, Missouri offers visitors equal amounts of urban and rural tourist attractions, with a good sprinkling of lush valleys and meandering back roads ideal for leisurely road trips. The state has a highly varied geography, ranging from the till plains in the north to the rolling Ozark Mountains in the south. The state sits at the intersection of North America's three greatest rivers, creating fertile plains known for supporting extensive farms and ranches. Now generally considered part of the country's Midwest, most people used to count Missouri among the southern states, primarily due to its status as a slave state before the Civil War.

Wyoming travel guide

4.7
Hot Springs · River Rafting & Tubing · History Museums
The Equality State
Still largely undiscovered by foreign tourism, Wyoming is anything but "the bunchgrass edge of the world," as a writer once called it. Though the state's geography includes mostly wide-open plains, swaths of high desert, and sweeping mountain ridges, it also contains many small towns filled with places to visit, such as historical buildings, museums, shops, and restaurants. A great place to discover the last vestiges of the Old West, Wyoming's tourist attractions include the country's first national park, Native American reservations, and a smattering of ghost towns from the early frontier days. As you travel across this "Cowboy State," remember that distances between towns can be vast, requiring more advance vacation planning than travel in more densely populated parts of the country.

Colorado travel guide

4.3
River Rafting & Tubing · Parks · Scenic Drive
The Centennial State
Home to diverse natural ecosystems, Colorado boasts numerous ski resorts, vineyards, canyons, fossil-rich national parks, rugged natural trails, and picturesque scenic drives. Arguably the greatest of Colorado's many natural wonders is Mt. Elbert, the highest peak in the North American Rockies. The state's natural beauty inspired the opening lyrics of the song "America the Beautiful." Aside from its abundant unspoiled wilderness, Colorado also offers many urban attractions, including award-winning restaurants and nationally praised microbreweries. With an extensive system of highways and railroads, the state provides visitors on vacation with a chance to explore this largely untamed part of the country by car or train.

Oklahoma travel guide

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Casinos · Monuments · Art Museums
The Sooner State
Boasting a rich Native American heritage and named after the Choctaw word for "Red People," Oklahoma remains home to about 40 native tribes who speak 25 distinct languages. Though the state remains one of the country's top producers of agricultural products, most of its inhabitants live within two metropolitan areas, Oklahoma City and Tulsa. The state is home to the 500-million-year-old Wichita Mountains, noted for being the site of the oldest national wildlife refuge in the United States. Explore the state's pristine natural areas while on vacation here, but be sure to leave plenty of time to tour its characteristic small towns, known for their food, music, and cultural festivals.

Texas travel guide

4.2
Specialty Museums · History Museums · Shopping
The Lone Star State
Thanks to its size and geologic features, Texas contains diverse landscapes that closely resemble both the south and southwest of the United States. Though most people associate Texas with tracts of barren land, deserts cover only about 10 percent of the state, with most of its big population centers located in areas once covered by prairies, grasslands, and forests. As you travel from one end of Texas to the other, observe the changing terrain that ranges from coastal piney woods and swamps in the east to the mountains of the west, with rolling plains and rugged hills in the center. For a bit of urban sightseeing visit some of the state's large cities such as Houston, Dallas, or Austin, or immerse yourself in the nation's history by adding famous attractions like The Alamo to your itinerary. Take plenty of time to mingle with the locals, famous for their hospitality, generosity, and fiercely independent spirit.

Kentucky travel guide

4.5
Caves · Specialty Museums · Distilleries
The Bluegrass State
A diverse region of sprawling farmland and rich cultural heritage, Kentucky is the birthplace of American horse racing and home to the world-famous Kentucky Derby. While the cities of Lexington and Louisville experience the majority of the state's tourism, Kentucky is also a favorite among outdoor enthusiasts with its array of natural attractions, including the Cumberland Gap and the world's longest cave system at Mammoth Cave National Park. Take a tour through original Civil War battlefields to delve into the nation's history, or head to one of the many bourbon distilleries to learn more about Kentucky's most famous export.