17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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Zion National Park
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Denver
— 1 night
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Kansas City
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Saint Louis
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Chicago
— 2 nights
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Cleveland
— 1 night
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New York City
— 2 nights
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Washington DC
— 1 night
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Knoxville
— 1 night
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Memphis
— 2 nights
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Tulsa
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Amarillo
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Flagstaff
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Zion National Park

Zion National Park
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): hike along Angel's Landing, take a memorable drive along Zion Canyon Scenic Drive, and then get great views at Observation Point.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Zion National Park driving holiday planner.

Los Angeles to Zion National Park is an approximately 7.5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or drive; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Los Angeles in December: highs in Zion National Park hover around 50°F, while lows dip to 20°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel to Denver.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Scenic Drive · Trails
Highlights from your plan
Observation Point
Observation Point
Zion Canyon Scenic Drive ©
Zion Canyon Scenic Drive
Angel's Landing ©
Angel's Landing

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Denver

Denver ©

Mile-High City

Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Trinity United Methodist Church.

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Traveling by car from Zion National Park to Denver takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or do a combination of car and bus. When traveling from Zion National Park in December, plan for a bit cooler days in Denver, with highs around 43°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 19°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can travel to Kansas City.

Things to do in Denver

Highlights from your plan
Trinity United Methodist Church ©
Trinity United Methodist Church

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Kansas City

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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): test your problem-solving skills at The Exit Room.

To see where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Kansas City trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Denver to Kansas City in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Denver in December, Kansas City is a bit warmer at night with lows of 28°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can go by car to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Kansas City

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
The Exit Room ©
The Exit Room

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Saint Louis

Saint Louis ©

Gateway to the West

Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C.
On the 22nd (Tue), look for gifts at Herbaria, then take in nature's colorful creations at Missouri Botanical Garden, and then learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Saint Louis online itinerary builder.

You can drive from Kansas City to Saint Louis in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. December in Saint Louis sees daily highs of 45°F and lows of 29°F at night. You will leave for Chicago on the 23rd (Wed).

Things to do in Saint Louis

Highlights from your plan
Missouri Botanical Garden ©
Missouri Botanical Garden
Beer Tastings & Tours
Herbaria ©
Herbaria

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Chicago

Chicago ©

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
On the 23rd (Wed), don't miss a visit to Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Chicago itinerary planner.

You can fly from Saint Louis to Chicago in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. While traveling from Saint Louis, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Chicago, ranging from highs of 38°F to lows of 26°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Cleveland.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums · Childrens Museums · Parks
Highlights from your plan
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry
Millennium Park
Millennium Park

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Cleveland

Cleveland ©

Forest City

A culturally diverse city situated on the shores of Lake Erie, Cleveland boasts many places to visit, such as world-class museums, popular amusement parks, and sprawling recreational areas.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): take in nature's colorful creations at Cleveland Botanical Garden and then explore the world behind art at The Cleveland Museum of Art.

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Drive from Chicago to Cleveland in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Chicago to Cleveland due to the time zone difference. In December, daytime highs in Cleveland are 42°F, while nighttime lows are 31°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Cleveland

Parks · Museums
Highlights from your plan
The Cleveland Museum of Art ©
The Cleveland Museum of Art
Cleveland Botanical Garden ©
Cleveland Botanical Garden

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New York City

New York City ©

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): take in the views from Brooklyn Bridge and then make a trip to 9/11 Memorial. On the 27th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park and then admire the striking features of Rockefeller Center.

To see more things to do and more tourist information, you can read our New York City online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Cleveland to New York City takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Cleveland in December, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in New York City: temperatures range from 48°F by day to 36°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Highlights from your plan
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
Central Park ©
Central Park
Rockefeller Center ©
Rockefeller Center

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Washington DC

Washington DC
The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Washington DC trip app.

Getting from New York City to Washington DC by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In December, daytime highs in Washington DC are 51°F, while nighttime lows are 37°F. You'll set off for Knoxville on the 29th (Tue).

Things to do in Washington DC

Parks · Nightlife · Museums · Tours

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Knoxville

Knoxville ©

Marble City

A gateway to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Knoxville embraces music culture.
On the 29th (Tue), brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Old Tennessee Distilling and then see the interesting displays at Smoky Mountain Knife Works.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Knoxville online route planner.

Traveling by car from Washington DC to Knoxville takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 53°F, and evening lows to 36°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel to Memphis.

Things to do in Knoxville

Museums · Shopping · Breweries & Distilleries · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Smoky Mountain Knife Works ©
Smoky Mountain Knife Works
East Tennesse Historical Society ©
East Tennesse Historical Society
Market Square ©
Market Square

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Memphis

Memphis ©

Birthplace of Rock 'n' Roll

The largest city on the Mississippi River, Memphis bills itself as both the "Birthplace of Rock" and "Home of the Blues." With such a rich musical heritage, it shouldn't come as a surprise that Elvis Presley chose to live in Memphis during his later years.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Thu): examine the collection at Graceland, then examine the collection at National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Beale Street.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Memphis online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Knoxville to Memphis takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Knoxville to Memphis is minus 1 hour. In December, daily temperatures in Memphis can reach 55°F, while at night they dip to 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Tulsa.

Things to do in Memphis

Highlights from your plan
National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel ©
Graceland
Graceland

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Tulsa

Tulsa ©

Buckle of the Bible Belt

Sometimes known as the "Buckle of the Bible Belt," Tulsa is the second largest city in Oklahoma.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Gilcrease Museum and then let little ones run wild at Gathering Place.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Tulsa tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Memphis to Tulsa by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Memphis in January since evenings lows in Tulsa dip to 27°F. You'll set off for Amarillo on the 2nd (Sat).

Things to do in Tulsa

Parks · Fun & Games · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Gilcrease Museum ©
Gilcrease Museum
Gathering Place ©
Gathering Place

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Amarillo

Amarillo ©

Yellow Rose of Texas

Known as "The Yellow Rose of Texas," Amarillo was once a series of ranches.
On the 2nd (Sat), don't miss a visit to Cadallic Ranch.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Amarillo tour itinerary builder site.

You can fly from Tulsa to Amarillo in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In January in Amarillo, expect temperatures between 52°F during the day and 24°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Flagstaff.
Highlights from your plan
Cadallic Ranch ©
Cadallic Ranch

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Flagstaff

Flagstaff ©

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.
On the 3rd (Sun), admire the masterpieces at West of the Moon Gallery and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Chapel.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Flagstaff trip builder.

Getting from Amarillo to Flagstaff by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Amarillo to Flagstaff. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Amarillo in January: high temperatures in Flagstaff hover around 44°F and lows are around 18°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Flagstaff

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
West Fork Oak Creek Trail ©
West Fork Oak Creek Trail
West of the Moon Gallery ©
West of the Moon Gallery
Walnut Canyon National Monument ©
Walnut Canyon National Monument

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