17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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Start: Washington DC
Drive:  7 h 30 min
1
Springfield
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h 45 min
2
Saint Louis
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 15 min
3
Kansas City
— 1 night
Drive:  9 h
4
Denver
— 1 night
Drive:  11 h
5
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
+4
Shuttle + Foot + Shuttle + Foot + Shuttle:  10 h
6
Zion National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  5 h 45 min
7
Arches National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  6 h 45 min
8
Denver
— 1 night
Drive:  27 h
End: Washington DC

2
nights
Springfield

Springfield ©
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): explore the landscape on two wheels at Little Miami Scenic Trail.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Springfield online trip itinerary maker.

Washington DC to Springfield is an approximately 4- hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. In June, Springfield is slightly colder than Washington DC - with highs of 81°F and lows of 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Springfield

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Snyder Park ©
Snyder Park
Frank Lloyd Wright's Westcott House ©
Frank Lloyd Wright's Westcott House
Heritage Center of Clark County ©
Heritage Center of Clark County

1
night
Saint Louis

Saint Louis ©
Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): make a trip to Inside the Economy Museum at the Federal Reserve Bank, then wander the streets of Central West End, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis. On the 25th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll the grounds of Bellefontaine Cemetery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica of Saint Louis King Of France (The Old Cathedral ), then examine the collection at Cardinals Hall of Fame and Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shrine of St. Joseph.

To see ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Saint Louis trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Springfield to Saint Louis takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Springfield to Saint Louis. In June, Saint Louis is somewhat warmer than Springfield - with highs of 87°F and lows of 67°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel to Kansas City.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis ©
Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis
Bellefontaine Cemetery ©
Bellefontaine Cemetery

1
night
Kansas City

Kansas City ©
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 26th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Harry S. Truman Farm Home, then contemplate the long history of Thomas Hart Benton Home and Studio State Historic Site, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Cinder Block Brewery.

To find maps, photos, and tourist information, read Kansas City tour app.

Getting from Saint Louis to Kansas City by combination of flight and bus takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Kansas City can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel to Denver.

Things to do in Kansas City

Historic Sites Parks Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Harry S. Truman Farm Home, Cinder Block Brewery
Highlights from your plan
Harry S. Truman Farm Home ©
Harry S. Truman Farm Home
Cinder Block Brewery ©
Cinder Block Brewery

1
night
Denver

Denver
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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): explore the landscape on two wheels at Mount Falcon Castle Trail.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Denver trip planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Kansas City to Denver takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Kansas City to Denver. Traveling from Kansas City in June, Denver is a bit cooler at night with lows of 55°F. You will have some time to spend on the 27th (Sat) before leaving for Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Denver

Trails Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Mount Falcon Castle Trail

3
nights
Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park ©
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Step out of the city life by going to Grand Canyon South Rim and Maricopa Point. Discover out-of-the-way places like Point Imperial Drive and Kolb Studio. There's much more to do: get great views at Powell Point, get curious at Yavapai Geology Museum, walk around Indian Garden, and take in breathtaking views at Inner Canyon.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Grand Canyon National Park using our trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Denver to Grand Canyon National Park in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Denver in June since evenings lows in Grand Canyon National Park dip to 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Powell Point ©
Powell Point
Maricopa Point ©
Maricopa Point

3
nights
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Riverside Walk and Taylor Creek. Get outdoors at Temple of Sinawava Trail and Kolob Terrace Road. And it doesn't end there: take a memorable drive along Kolob Canyon Road, explore and take pictures at Zion Shuttle, trek along Kayenta Trail, and mingle with the ghosts of the past at Grafton Cemetery (Ghost Town).

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Zion National Park online trip itinerary builder.

Take a shuttle from Grand Canyon National Park to Zion National Park in 10 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in July, with highs in Zion National Park at 94°F and lows at 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Arches National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Grafton Cemetery (Ghost Town)
Highlights from your plan
Temple of Sinawava Trail ©
Temple of Sinawava Trail
Watchman Trail ©
Watchman Trail
Riverside Walk ©
Riverside Walk

2
nights
Arches National Park

Arches National Park ©
Mother Nature kept reaching for red when she painted Arches National Park's 2,000 sandstone arches, resulting in one of the country's more distinctly shaped and colored landscapes.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Dinosaur National Monument. Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): delve into the distant past at Dinosaur National Monument, don't miss a visit to Wolfe Ranch, take in the dramatic natural features at Courthouse Towers, then explore the striking landscape at Tower of Babel, then explore the striking landscape at Turret Arch, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Double Arch.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Arches National Park online sightseeing planner.

Getting from Zion National Park to Arches National Park by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, bus, and car; or do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Zion National Park in July, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 67°F in Arches National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Denver.

Things to do in Arches National Park

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Dinosaur National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Dinosaur National Monument ©
Dinosaur National Monument
Double Arch ©
Double Arch
Tower of Babel ©
Tower of Babel

1
night
Denver

Denver ©
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): browse the exhibits of Center for Colorado Women's History at the Byers-Evans House, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Trinity United Methodist Church.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Denver journey maker site.

Getting from Arches National Park to Denver by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Traveling from Arches National Park in July, expect Denver to be a bit cooler, temps between 87°F and 60°F. You'll have a few hours on the 7th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Denver

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Colorado Railroad Museum
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception ©
Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception
Trinity United Methodist Church ©
Trinity United Methodist Church

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