20 days in United States Itinerary

20 days in United States Itinerary

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20 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Kansas City
Drive:  3​h 15​min
1
Omaha
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Kearney
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
Denver
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h
4
Colorado Springs
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Canon City
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h 30​min
6
Rapid City
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
7
Wichita
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
End: Kansas City

1
night
Omaha

Omaha ©
A major transportation hub, Omaha was once considered little more than a stopping point on a pioneer's journey west.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Strategic Air Command & Aerospace Museum and then relax in the rural setting at Vala's Pumpkin Patch.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Omaha trip planner.

Kansas City to Omaha is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Kansas City in August, expect Omaha to be little chillier, temps between 84°F and 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to travel to Kearney.

Things to do in Omaha

Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Strategic Air Command & Aerospace Museum, Vala's Pumpkin Patch
Highlights from your plan
The Durham Museum ©
The Durham Museum
Omaha Children's Museum ©
Omaha Children's Museum

3
nights
Kearney

Kearney ©
Kearney is a city in and the county seat of Buffalo County, Nebraska, United States. Start off your visit on the 30th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Classic Car Collection, get engrossed in the history at Pioneer Village, examine the collection at Nebraska Prairie Museum, appreciate the history behind Great Platte River Road Archway, then get engrossed in the history at G.W. Frank Museum of History and Culture, and finally explore the world behind art at Museum of Nebraska Art. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Kearney Area Children's Museum, then explore the activities along Cottonmill Lake, then have some family-friendly fun at Big Apple Fun Center, and finally look for gifts at Stagecoach.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Kearney trip builder.

You can drive from Omaha to Kearney in 3 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can travel to Denver.

Things to do in Kearney

Museums Parks Fun & Games

Side Trips

Nebraska Prairie Museum, Pioneer Village
Highlights from your plan
Classic Car Collection ©
Classic Car Collection
Pioneer Village ©
Pioneer Village

2
nights
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.
Get in touch with nature at Flatirons and Dinosaur Ridge. Step off the beaten path and head to The Buffalo Bill Museum and Grave and Molly Brown House Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Denver: Idaho Springs (Argo Gold Mill and Tunnel & St Mary's Glacier) and Roxborough State Park (in Littleton). There's more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Lookout Mountain.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Denver online itinerary creator.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Kearney to Denver. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Kearney to Denver due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in September, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to take a bus to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Denver

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Idaho Springs, Golden, Roxborough State Park, Dinosaur Ridge, Flatirons
Highlights from your plan
Molly Brown House Museum ©
Molly Brown House Museum
Flatirons ©
Flatirons
Roxborough State Park ©
Roxborough State Park

3
nights
Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs ©
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.
You'll explore and learn at National Museum-World War II Aviation and Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center. Get in touch with nature at Helen Hunt Falls and Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Garden of the Gods, find something for the whole family at North Pole - Santa's Workshop, hike along Manitou Springs Incline, and take in the pleasant sights at Pikes Peak.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Colorado Springs itinerary planner.

Getting from Denver to Colorado Springs by bus takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or fly. In September, daily temperatures in Colorado Springs can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can drive to Canon City.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop, Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center, Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center, Manitou Springs Incline
Highlights from your plan
Helen Hunt Falls ©
Helen Hunt Falls
Manitou Springs Incline ©
Manitou Springs Incline
Red Rock Canyon Open Space ©
Red Rock Canyon Open Space

3
nights
Canon City

Canon City ©
Part of Colorado's Royal Gorge Region, Cañon City straddles the Arkansas River.
Step out of the city life by going to Zipline and River Rafting & Tubing. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Bishop Castle and Tunnel Drive. There's still lots to do: cruise along Skyline Drive.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Canon City holiday planner.

You can drive from Colorado Springs to Canon City in 1.5 hours. In September in Canon City, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 49°F at night. On the 9th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Rapid City.

Things to do in Canon City

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

Bishop Castle
Highlights from your plan
Skyline Drive ©
Skyline Drive
Bishop Castle ©
Bishop Castle
River Rafting & Tubing

4
nights
Rapid City

Rapid City ©
South Dakota's second-largest city, Rapid City has for many years served as a gateway to the West.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Storybook Island and South Dakota Air and Space Museum. Family-friendly places like Big Thunder Gold Mine and Dinosaur Park will thrill your kids. Step out of Rapid City to go to Keystone and see Mount Rushmore National Memorial, which is approximately 34 minutes away. Pack the 11th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Rushmore Tramway Adventures. There's much more to do: get your game on at Cosmos Mystery Area, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chapel In the Hills, see the interesting displays at Museum of Geology, and view the masterpieces at Prairie Edge Trading Co & Galleries.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Rapid City trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Canon City to Rapid City takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. When traveling from Canon City in September, plan for a bit cooler days in Rapid City, with highs around 77°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel to Wichita.

Things to do in Rapid City

Theme Parks Museums Fun & Games

Side Trip

Keystone
Highlights from your plan
South Dakota Air and Space Museum ©
South Dakota Air and Space Museum
Rushmore Tramway Adventures ©
Rushmore Tramway Adventures
Museum of Geology ©
Museum of Geology

3
nights
Wichita

Wichita ©
Wichita is the largest city in the U.S. Take a break from the city and head to Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve and Rolling Hills Zoo. Get a sense of the local culture at Cosmosphere and Strataca. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Wichita: Abilene (Heritage Center & Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library & Museum). There's more to do: examine the collection at Museum of World Treasures and take an in-depth tour of Old Cowtown Museum.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Wichita travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Rapid City to Wichita takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Rapid City to Wichita is 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Rapid City in September; daily highs in Wichita reach 84°F and lows reach 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Wichita

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Abilene, Hutchinson, Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve, Rolling Hills Zoo
Highlights from your plan
Dwight D. Eisenhower Library and Museum ©
Strataca ©
Strataca
Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve ©

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