21 days in United States Itinerary

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Santa Fe
— 2 nights
Oklahoma City
— 1 night
Big Cabin
— 1 night
— 4 nights
— 7 nights
Little Rock
— 1 night
— 1 night
El Paso
— 1 night


Phoenix — 1 night

Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. state of Arizona. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): engage your brain at Halle Heart Children's Museum and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mesa Temple & Visitors' Center.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Phoenix road trip website.

San Diego to Phoenix is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from San Diego to Phoenix due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from San Diego in September: high temperatures in Phoenix hover around 99°F and lows are around 78°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Santa Fe.
Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites
Side Trips

Santa Fe — 2 nights

City Different

Santa Fe continuously ranks among the world's top holiday destinations, attracting visitors with its unusual combination of scenic beauty, rich history, cultural diversity, and high concentration of performing arts venues, fine restaurants, and interesting attractions.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Loretto Chapel, then pause for some serene contemplation at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, then wander the streets of Canyon Road, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santa Fe Cathedral Park and Monument.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Santa Fe trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Phoenix to Santa Fe takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Phoenix in September, expect nights in Santa Fe to be colder, around 52°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 80°F. On the 13th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Oklahoma City.
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Oklahoma City — 1 night

The Big Friendly

Oklahoma City, known to many as the "Big Friendly," represents the political, cultural, and economic engine of the state of Oklahoma.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): steep yourself in history at The Old Round Barn, then snap pictures at Skydance Bridge, and then see the interesting displays at SKELETONS: Museum of Osteology.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Oklahoma City online sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Santa Fe to Oklahoma City in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Central Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Santa Fe in September, expect Oklahoma City to be somewhat warmer, temps between 87°F and 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Big Cabin.
Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Museums
Side Trip

Big Cabin — 1 night

Big Cabin is a town in Craig County, Oklahoma, United States. To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Big Cabin online trip builder.

Traveling by car from Oklahoma City to Big Cabin takes 2.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Big Cabin are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Wichita.
Parks · Historic Sites
Side Trips

Wichita — 4 nights

Appreciate the collections at Cosmosphere and Mid-America All-Indian Center. Step out of Wichita with an excursion to Strataca in Hutchinson--about 50 minutes away.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Wichita tour builder app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Big Cabin to Wichita. September in Wichita sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 62°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Branson.
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Side Trip

Branson — 7 nights

Live Entertainment Capital of the World

Nestled in Missouri's beautiful Ozark Mountains lies one of the country's most attractive vacation towns for year-round family entertainment.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Thorncrown Chapel and Gay Perdita Sinclair Station Route 66 Memorabalia. Museum-lovers will appreciate Titanic Museum and Veterans Memorial Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Branson: Eureka Springs (St. Elizabeth's Catholic Church & The Barn Shoppes) and Laura Ingalls Wilder Historic Home and Museum (in Mansfield). Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church, cool off at Silver Dollar City, cast your line with a fishing tour, and awaken your taste buds at VIP Tours of Branson.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Branson trip planner.

Drive from Wichita to Branson in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can drive to Little Rock.
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Little Rock — 1 night

The Rock

Once inhabited by Native American tribes, today Little Rock bustles with nearly 800,000 people.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): take in the exciting artwork at The Galleries at Library Square, then get your bearings at William J. Clinton Presidential Library, and then contemplate the long history of The Old Mill.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Little Rock trip tool.

Traveling by car from Branson to Little Rock takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Branson in September, things will get somewhat warmer in Little Rock: highs are around 88°F and lows about 66°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Dallas.
Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Side Trip

Dallas — 1 night

Big D

One of the country's most popular shopping destinations, Dallas and its sprawling suburbs include more shopping centers per capita than any other urban center in America.
Discover how to plan a Dallas trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can fly from Little Rock to Dallas in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Little Rock in September since evenings lows in Dallas dip to 73°F. You will leave for El Paso on the 28th (Thu).
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El Paso — 1 night

On the 28th (Thu), admire the masterpieces at El Paso Museum of Art.

To find out how to plan a trip to El Paso, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Dallas to El Paso takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Dallas to El Paso. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Dallas in September since evenings lows in El Paso dip to 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Tucson.
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Old Pueblo

One of the fastest-growing metropolitan areas in the country, Tucson is a city on a cultural crossroads, with European, Native American, Mexican, and Asian residents blending and sometimes conflicting with one another.
For photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Tucson itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from El Paso to Tucson takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. September in Tucson sees daily highs of 92°F and lows of 69°F at night. You'll set off for home on the 29th (Fri).
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United States travel guide

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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.