25 days in United States Itinerary

25 days in United States Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Santa Ana
Drive:  7 h 45 min
1
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  7 h 15 min
2
Santa Fe
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 45 min
3
Amarillo
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 15 min
4
Oklahoma City
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 45 min
5
Springfield
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
6
Branson
— 2 nights
Drive:  7 h 45 min
7
Carmel
— 6 nights
Drive + Fly:  4 h 30 min
8
Kansas City
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
9
Salina
— 1 night
Drive:  6 h 15 min
10
Denver
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
11
Steamboat Springs
— 3 nights
Drive:  9 h
12
Cedar City
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
13
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 15 min
End: Santa Ana

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night
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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): walk around Indian Garden, explore the stunning scenery at Yavapai Point, then take some stellar pictures from Lookout Studio, then examine the collection at Kolb Studio, and finally explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary planner.

Santa Ana to Grand Canyon National Park is an approximately 8- hour car ride. You can also do a combination of car and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Santa Ana to Grand Canyon National Park is 1 hour. Traveling from Santa Ana in June, you will find days in Grand Canyon National Park are somewhat warmer (85°F), and nights are colder (42°F). On the 22nd (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Museums Nature
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Kolb Studio ©
Kolb Studio
Yavapai Geology Museum ©
Yavapai Geology Museum

2
nights
Santa Fe

Santa Fe ©
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.
On the 23rd (Tue), view the masterpieces at Mama's Minerals, explore the world behind art at New Mexico Museum of Art, then explore the world behind art at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, then see the interesting displays at Palace of the Governors, and finally explore the world behind art at San Miguel Chapel. On the next day, examine the collection at The Harrell House Bug Museum, examine the collection at Museum of Indian Arts & Culture, and then steep yourself in history at El Rancho de las Golondrinas.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Santa Fe day trip tool.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Santa Fe takes 7.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in June, Santa Fe is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel to Amarillo.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
San Miguel Chapel ©
San Miguel Chapel
Museum of Indian Arts & Culture ©
Museum of Indian Arts & Culture
Palace of the Governors ©
Palace of the Governors

1
night
Amarillo

Amarillo ©
Known as "The Yellow Rose of Texas," Amarillo was once a series of ranches.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Bill's Backyard Classics and then take an in-depth tour of Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Amarillo trip itinerary builder app.

Getting from Santa Fe to Amarillo by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Central Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Santa Fe in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Amarillo, with lows of 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can drive to Oklahoma City.

Things to do in Amarillo

Museums

Side Trip

Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum
Highlights from your plan
Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum ©
Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum
Bill's Backyard Classics ©
Bill's Backyard Classics

2
nights
Oklahoma City

Oklahoma City ©
Oklahoma City, known to many as the "Big Friendly," represents the political, cultural, and economic engine of the state of Oklahoma.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): see the interesting displays at 99s Museum of Women Pilots, then explore the world behind art at National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, then examine the collection at Oklahoma Firefighters Museum, and finally examine the collection at National Softball Hall of Fame.

You can plan Oklahoma City trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

You can drive from Amarillo to Oklahoma City in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. June in Oklahoma City sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 68°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can go by car to Springfield.

Things to do in Oklahoma City

Museums
Highlights from your plan
National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum ©
National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum
Oklahoma Firefighters Museum ©
Oklahoma Firefighters Museum
National Softball Hall of Fame ©
National Softball Hall of Fame

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night
Springfield

Springfield ©
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Valley Watermill Park, see the interesting displays at The Air and Military Museum of the Ozarks, then Head underground at Sequiota Park, and finally explore the landscape on two wheels at Galloway Creek Greenway.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Springfield road trip planner.

Drive from Oklahoma City to Springfield in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of flight and taxi. In June, daytime highs in Springfield are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 66°F. On the 28th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Branson.

Things to do in Springfield

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Sequiota Park ©
Sequiota Park
The Air and Military Museum of the Ozarks ©
The Air and Military Museum of the Ozarks
James River Church ©
James River Church

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Branson

Branson ©
Nestled in Missouri's beautiful Ozark Mountains lies one of the country's most attractive vacation towns for year-round family entertainment.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): trek along Lost Canyon Nature Trail and Cave and then get a new perspective on nature at Ancient Ozarks Natural History Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Veterans Memorial Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church, then Head underground at Talking Rocks Cavern, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Table Rock State Park.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Branson trip simple and quick.

Getting from Springfield to Branson by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in June, and nighttime lows around 65°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel to Carmel.

Things to do in Branson

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trip

Ridgedale
Highlights from your plan
Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church ©
Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church
Veterans Memorial Museum ©
Veterans Memorial Museum
Talking Rocks Cavern ©
Talking Rocks Cavern

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nights
Carmel

Carmel ©
Carmel is a suburban city in Hamilton County, Indiana, United States, located immediately north of Indianapolis. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to James Dean Gallery and Park Cemetery. Get some cultural insight at Fairmount Historical Museum and Model T Ford Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Carmel: Richmond (Wayne County Historical Museum & Joseph Moore Museum), Muncie (Cardinal Greenway & David Owsley Museum of Art) and Belgian Horse Winery (in Middletown). There's still lots to do: head outdoors with Grand Park Sports Campus, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Carmel Old Town Antique Mall, do a tasting at Peace Water Winery, and explore the landscape on two wheels at Monon Trail.

For photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Carmel day trip site.

Explore your travel options from Branson to Carmel with the Route module. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Branson to Carmel. In June in Carmel, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 62°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Kansas City.

Things to do in Carmel

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Richmond, Fairmount, Muncie, Grand Park Sports Campus, Fanimation Antique Fan Museum
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Miniature Houses and Other Collections ©
James Dean Gallery ©
James Dean Gallery
Fairmount Historical Museum ©
Fairmount Historical Museum

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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 6th (Mon): explore the engaging exhibits at Kaleidoscope, then admire the masterpieces at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, then take in nature's colorful creations at The Ewing and Muriel Kauffman Memorial Garden, and finally browse the collection at Kansas City Public Library. On your second day here, examine the collection at Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, see the sky in a new way at The Arvin Gottlieb Planetarium at Union Station, then examine the collection at Museum of Illusions, then steep yourself in history at Union Station, and finally wander the streets of Brookside.

To find out how to plan a trip to Kansas City, use our trip itinerary maker.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Carmel to Kansas City. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. In July, Kansas City is somewhat warmer than Carmel - with highs of 89°F and lows of 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Salina.

Things to do in Kansas City

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art ©
The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
Negro Leagues Baseball Museum ©
Negro Leagues Baseball Museum
Union Station ©
Union Station

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Salina

Salina ©
Salina is a city in and the county seat of Saline County, Kansas, United States., the city population was 47,707. Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): view the masterpieces at Courtyard Gallery, then take in the exciting artwork at Birger Sandzen Memorial Gallery, and then view the masterpieces at SculptureTour Salina.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Salina trip builder site.

You can drive from Kansas City to Salina in 3 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Salina can reach 94°F, while at night they dip to 70°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Denver.

Things to do in Salina

Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Lindsborg
Highlights from your plan
SculptureTour Salina ©
SculptureTour Salina
Birger Sandzen Memorial Gallery ©
Birger Sandzen Memorial Gallery
Courtyard Gallery ©
Courtyard Gallery

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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 9th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at History Colorado Center, then admire the masterpieces at Clyfford Still Museum, and then see the interesting displays at National Ballpark Museum.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Denver trip itinerary builder website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Salina to Denver. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Salina to Denver due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Salina in July: high temperatures in Denver hover around 87°F and lows are around 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Steamboat Springs.

Things to do in Denver

Museums
Highlights from your plan
History Colorado Center
History Colorado Center
National Ballpark Museum ©
National Ballpark Museum
Clyfford Still Museum ©
Clyfford Still Museum

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Steamboat Springs

Steamboat Springs ©
An internationally known ski resort, Steamboat Springs sits in the shadow of Mount Werner in north central Colorado.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Emerald Mountain, then head outdoors with Backdoor Sports, then steep yourself in history at Tread of Pioneers Museum, and finally fly down the slopes at Mount Werner. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Museum of Northwest Colorado, get engrossed in the history at Wyman Living History Museum, and then walk around City Park.

To find more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Steamboat Springs day trip planning tool.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Denver to Steamboat Springs takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Denver in July, expect Steamboat Springs to be little chillier, temps between 82°F and 49°F. On the 12th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Cedar City.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trip

Craig
Highlights from your plan
Yampa River Core Trail ©
Yampa River Core Trail
Museum of Northwest Colorado ©
Museum of Northwest Colorado
Wyman Living History Museum ©
Wyman Living History Museum

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Cedar City

Cedar City ©
Cedar City is a city in Iron County, Utah, United States, 250mi south of Salt Lake City, and 180mi north of Las Vegas on Interstate 15. Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): grab your bike and head to Coal Creek Trail, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cedar City Utah Temple, and then admire the masterpieces at Southern Utah Museum of Art.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Cedar City holiday planner.

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Steamboat Springs to Cedar City in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus. In July, Cedar City is somewhat warmer than Steamboat Springs - with highs of 91°F and lows of 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can go by car to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Cedar City

Museums Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Southern Utah Museum of Art ©
Southern Utah Museum of Art
Cedar City Utah Temple ©
Cedar City Utah Temple

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Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas trip itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Cedar City to Las Vegas in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. While traveling from Cedar City, expect somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Las Vegas, ranging from highs of 104°F to lows of 81°F. You'll have a few hours on the 14th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Museums
Highlights from your plan
Titanic ©
Titanic