16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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Kansas City
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Cheyenne
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Salt Lake City
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South Lake Tahoe
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Westport
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Big Sur
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Santa Monica
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Phoenix
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Winslow
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Amarillo
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Joplin
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Kansas City

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.
On the 4th (Sat), take an in-depth tour of Arabia Steamboat Museum, then admire the masterpieces at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, then learn about all things military at National WWI Museum and Memorial, and finally examine the collection at Museum of Illusions.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Kansas City road trip planning tool.

Indianapolis to Kansas City is an approximately 8.5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Indianapolis to Kansas City. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in September, and nighttime lows around 64°F. You will leave for Cheyenne on the 5th (Sun).

Things to do in Kansas City

Museums

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Cheyenne

Cheyenne is the capital and most populous city of the US state of Wyoming and the county seat of Laramie County. Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): admire the striking features of Historic Governors' Mansion.

To see other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Cheyenne trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Kansas City to Cheyenne in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In September, Cheyenne is a bit cooler than Kansas City - with highs of 75°F and lows of 48°F. On the 6th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Cheyenne

Historic Sites

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Salt Lake City

Crossroads of the West

Utah's capital and most populous city, Salt Lake City boasts a small-town feel, big-city amenities, and plenty of nature on its doorstep.
On the 7th (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Assembly Hall.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Salt Lake City travel itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Cheyenne to Salt Lake City in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In September, Salt Lake City is a bit warmer than Cheyenne - with highs of 81°F and lows of 58°F. On the 7th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

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South Lake Tahoe

High in the Sierra Nevada mountains on the shore of one of America’s most scenic lakes, South Lake Tahoe captures the spirit of the outdoors and serves as a hub for tourism activities surrounding the lake.
To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the South Lake Tahoe trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Salt Lake City to South Lake Tahoe takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Salt Lake City to South Lake Tahoe. Traveling from Salt Lake City in September, things will get slightly colder in South Lake Tahoe: highs are around 73°F and lows about 39°F. On the 8th (Wed), you're off to Westport.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Winter Sports

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Westport

Westport is an unincorporated community in Mendocino County, California. Explore Westport's surroundings by going to Humboldt Redwoods State Park (in Weott), Black Sands Beach (in Shelter Cove) and Briceland Vineyards (in Redway). Next up on the itinerary: cruise along Avenue of the Giants, explore and take pictures at Chandelier Drive-Through Tree, admire the majestic nature at Sinkyone Wilderness State Park, and stroll through Caspar Beach.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Westport trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from South Lake Tahoe to Westport in 6 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from South Lake Tahoe in September: high temperatures in Westport hover around 88°F and lows are around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Big Sur.

Things to do in Westport

Parks · Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Nature

Side Trips

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Big Sur

Big Country of the South

A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): admire the majestic nature at Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park, stroll through Pfeiffer State Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, then admire the sheer force of McWay Falls, and finally take in the views from Big Creek Bridge.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Big Sur online trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Westport to Big Sur in 6 hours. Traveling from Westport in September, expect nights in Big Sur to be about the same, around 56°F, while days are slightly colder, around 72°F. On the 13th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Santa Monica.

Things to do in Big Sur

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

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Santa Monica

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.
On the 14th (Tue), take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Santa Monica online day trip planner.

Drive from Big Sur to Santa Monica in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Big Sur in September, things will get a bit warmer in Santa Monica: highs are around 79°F and lows about 65°F. You will have some time to spend on the 14th (Tue) before leaving for Phoenix.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

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Phoenix

Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Wed): examine the collection at Musical Instrument Museum and then see Off-Road Tours.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Phoenix road trip planning site.

Getting from Santa Monica to Phoenix by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Santa Monica in September, expect Phoenix to be a bit warmer, temps between 99°F and 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Winslow.

Things to do in Phoenix

Museums · Tours · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trip

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Winslow

Winslow is a city in Navajo County, Arizona, United States. On the 16th (Thu), stroll around First Street Pathway Park.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Winslow trip planner.

You can drive from Phoenix to Winslow in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Phoenix in September, you will find days in Winslow are little chillier (86°F), and nights are much colder (54°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Amarillo.

Things to do in Winslow

Parks

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Amarillo

Yellow Rose of Texas

Known as "The Yellow Rose of Texas," Amarillo was once a series of ranches.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Second Amendment Cowboy.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Amarillo road trip planning website.

Drive from Winslow to Amarillo in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Winslow to Amarillo is 1 hour. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Winslow in September since evenings lows in Amarillo dip to 60°F. On the 18th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Joplin.
Highlights from your trip

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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. Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): snap pictures at Rainbow Bridge.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Joplin trip itinerary maker tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Amarillo to Joplin. In September, daytime highs in Joplin are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 62°F. You'll have a few hours on the 19th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Joplin

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
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.

Lake Tahoe (California) travel guide

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Ski Areas · Zipline · State Parks
Lake of the Sky
Straddling the border between California and Nevada, Lake Tahoe draws visitors from both states and beyond to its shores. With an average of 300 sunny days annually, it's no surprise that the lake is a favorite among outdoor enthusiasts. The blue-green waters beckon travelers for swimming, boating, windsurfing, or kayaking. The lake also has a number of walking trails for those who don't want to get wet. In the colder months, skiers take to the surrounding mountains. The south shore is the most developed side of the lake, with more things to do, while the west and north shores are generally more tranquil.