17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States holiday planner

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Springfield
— 2 nights
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Saint Louis
— 1 night
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Kansas City
— 1 night
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Denver
— 1 night
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
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Zion National Park
— 3 nights
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Arches National Park
— 2 nights
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Denver
— 1 night
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Springfield

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

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Springfield online trip itinerary maker.

Washington DC to Springfield is an approximately 4-hour combination of car and flight. 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 · Museums · Outdoors

Saint Louis

— 1 night

Gateway to the West

Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C. in the number of free activities available by spending your holiday exploring the city's central neighborhoods, famous for their restored century-old red-brick buildings.
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, traveler tips, photos, 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 go by car to Kansas City.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Kansas City

— 1 night

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 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 other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Kansas City tour app.

Getting from Saint Louis to Kansas City by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; 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

Denver

— 1 night

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

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Denver trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kansas City to Denver takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or 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

Grand Canyon National Park

— 3 nights
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 Point Imperial Drive. Discover out-of-the-way places like Maricopa Point and Powell Point. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Kolb Studio, get curious at Yavapai Geology Museum, stroll around Indian Garden, and get great views at Trailview Overlook.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park tour planning tool.

You can drive from Denver to Grand Canyon National Park in 11 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Grand Canyon National Park when traveling from Denver in June, with lows around 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Nature · Museums · Childrens Museums

Zion National Park

— 3 nights
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 Watchman Trail. Get outdoors at Pa'rus Trail and Temple of Sinawava Trail. There's still lots to do: cruise along Kolob Canyon Road, take in breathtaking views at Zion's Main Canyon, hike along Kayenta Trail, and explore the striking landscape of Hidden Canyon.

To find ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Zion National Park day trip website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Grand Canyon National Park to Zion National Park. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in July, expect Zion National Park to be somewhat warmer, temps between 94°F and 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 · Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Arches National Park

— 2 nights

A Red Rock Wonderland

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.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, 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 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of flight and car. 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 · Trails

Side Trip

Denver

— 1 night

Mile-High City

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

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Denver trip builder.

Drive from Arches National Park to Denver in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Arches National Park in July; daily highs in Denver reach 87°F and lows reach 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 · Fun & Games

Side Trip

United States travel guide

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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.