14 days in United States Itinerary

14 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States sightseeing planner
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Chicago
— 2 nights
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Niobrara
— 2 nights
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Colorado Springs
— 1 day
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Drive to Denver International Airport, Fly to Cortez Municipal Airport, Drive to Teec Nos Pos
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Teec Nos Pos
— 1 night
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Williams
— 1 night
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Las Vegas
— 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.
Chicago is known for sightseeing, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get curious at Museum of Science and Industry, walk around Millennium Park, explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Shedd Aquarium.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Chicago trip planning site.

Syracuse to Chicago is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Syracuse to Chicago. In December, daytime highs in Chicago are 38°F, while nighttime lows are 26°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Niobrara.
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Niobrara — 2 nights

Niobrara is a village in Knox County, Nebraska, United States. Get out of town with these interesting Niobrara side-trips: Gavin's Point Dam (in Crofton), Ashfall Fossil Beds State Historical Park (in Royal) and Neligh Mills (in Neligh). Next up on the itinerary: wander the wide-open spaces of Kreycik Elk & Buffalo Tours, admire the majestic nature at Niobrara State Park, and contemplate the waterfront views at Niobrara River.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Niobrara sightseeing planning tool.

Drive from Chicago to Niobrara in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Chicago in December; daily highs in Niobrara reach 32°F and lows reach 15°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Colorado Springs.
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Colorado Springs — 1 day

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 2nd (Sun), find something for the whole family at North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop, then walk around Garden of the Gods, and then learn about all things military at National Museum of World War II Aviation.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Colorado Springs trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Niobrara to Colorado Springs by car takes about 9 hours. Other options: drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In January, Colorado Springs is a bit warmer than Niobrara - with highs of 46°F and lows of 18°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to drive to Teec Nos Pos.
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Teec Nos Pos — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): make a trip to Teec Nos Pos Trading Post and then pause for some photo ops at Four Corners Monument. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Tue): explore the striking landscape at Shiprock Rock Formation.

To see photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Teec Nos Pos vacation builder website.

Explore your travel options from Colorado Springs to Teec Nos Pos with the Route module. Traveling from Colorado Springs in January, expect slightly colder with lows of 13°F in Teec Nos Pos. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Williams.
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Williams — 1 night

A tiny town with big tourist appeal, Williams lies on one of the first highways ever built in America, the iconic "Route 66." The town boasts many inns, motels, restaurants, and shops, although its most important feature is serving as the southern terminus of a scenic railway leading to the area's most famous tourist attraction, the World Heritage-listed Grand Canyon.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): see Off-Road Tours and then stop by Angel & Vilma Delgadillo's Route 66 Gift Shop & Visitor's Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Thu): see exotic creatures in open habitats at Bearizona Wildlife Park and then get engrossed in the history at Williams Depot.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Williams driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Teec Nos Pos to Williams in 4 hours. Another option is to drive. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Teec Nos Pos in January since evenings lows in Williams dip to 20°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Las Vegas.
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Las Vegas — 2 nights

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck, and then ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, then admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and then shop like a local with The Strip.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Las Vegas online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Williams to Las Vegas takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. In January, Las Vegas is somewhat warmer than Williams - with highs of 59°F and lows of 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Nightlife
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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