26 days in United States Itinerary

26 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip itinerary planner

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Williams
— 1 night
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Albuquerque
— 2 nights
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Amarillo
— 1 night
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Oklahoma City
— 1 night
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Branson
— 2 nights
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Carmel
— 8 nights
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Kansas City
— 1 night
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Hays
— 2 nights
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Denver
— 1 night
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Steamboat Springs
— 3 nights
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Grand Junction
— 2 nights
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Cedar City
— 1 night
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Las Vegas
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Williams

— 1 night
A tiny town with big tourist appeal, Williams lies on one of the first highways ever built in America, the iconic "Route 66." The town boasts many inns, motels, restaurants, and shops, although its most important feature is serving as the southern terminus of a scenic railway leading to the area's most famous tourist attraction, the World Heritage-listed Grand Canyon.
You've now added Bearizona Wildlife Park to your itinerary. On the 20th (Sat), meet the residents at Bearizona Wildlife Park.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Williams road trip planning tool.

Santa Ana to Williams is an approximately 7-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of car and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Santa Ana to Williams. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Santa Ana in June: highs in Williams hover around 83°F, while lows dip to 49°F. On the 21st (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Williams

Zoos & Aquariums · Wildlife · Parks
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Albuquerque

— 2 nights

Duke City

Albuquerque remains one of the state's secret jewels, as its tourist attractions are often overshadowed by the more popular holiday destination of Santa Fe.
Your day by day itinerary now includes New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science as well as Albuquerque Old Town.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Albuquerque holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Williams to Albuquerque takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Williams in June, things will get somewhat warmer in Albuquerque: highs are around 93°F and lows about 64°F. You'll have a few hours on the 23rd (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Amarillo.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums

Amarillo

— 1 night

Yellow Rose of Texas

Known as "The Yellow Rose of Texas," Amarillo was once a series of ranches.
For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Amarillo travel route planner.

Getting from Albuquerque to Amarillo by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In June, plan for daily highs up to 90°F, and evening lows to 63°F. You'll have a few hours on the 24th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Oklahoma City.

Things to do in Amarillo

Parks · Museums · Nature · Nightlife

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.
On the 24th (Wed), take in the views from Skydance Bridge and then appreciate the history behind Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Oklahoma City trip planner.

Drive from Amarillo to Oklahoma City in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Oklahoma City are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 68°F. You will have some time to spend on the 25th (Thu) before leaving for Branson.

Things to do in Oklahoma City

Museums

Branson

— 2 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.
To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Branson tour builder.

Drive from Oklahoma City to Branson in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and taxi. When traveling from Oklahoma City in June, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Branson: temperatures range from 84°F by day to 65°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 27th (Sat) before leaving for Carmel.

Things to do in Branson

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Carmel

— 8 nights
Carmel is a suburban city in Hamilton County, Indiana, United States, located immediately north of Indianapolis. Escape the urban bustle at Shades State Park and Monon Trail. Your inner history buff will appreciate Tippecanoe Battlefield Museum and Neet Covered Bridge. Change things up with these side-trips from Carmel: Muncie (David Owsley Museum of Art & Minnetrista), Fairmount (James Dean Gallery & Park Cemetery) and Adams Mill (in Cutler). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at General Lew Wallace Study & Museum, examine the collection at Mr. Muffin's Trains, cool off at The Waterpark at the Monon Community Center, and explore the engaging exhibits at Museum of Miniature Houses and Other Collections.

To find maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Carmel travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Branson to Carmel in 8 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. In June, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 62°F. You'll have a few hours on the 5th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Kansas City.

Things to do in Carmel

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

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.
Here are some ideas for day two: see the sky in a new way at The Arvin Gottlieb Planetarium at Union Station, then see the interesting displays at Museum of Illusions, and then contemplate the long history of Union Station.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Kansas City online itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Carmel to Kansas City takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Carmel to Kansas City is minus 1 hour. In July, Kansas City is somewhat warmer than Carmel - with highs of 89°F and lows of 72°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Hays.

Things to do in Kansas City

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums

Hays

— 2 nights
Hays is a city in and the county seat of Ellis County, Kansas, United States. On the 7th (Tue), get engrossed in the history at Barton County Historical Society Museum and Village, then appreciate the history behind World's Largest Czech Egg, then steep yourself in history at Garden of Eden, and finally examine the collection at Merci Boxcar. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Walter P. Chrysler Boyhood Home & Museum, then examine the collection at Ellis County Historical Society, and then learn more about the world around you at Sternberg Museum of Natural History.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Hays day trip planning site.

Drive from Kansas City to Hays in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Kansas City in July, Hays is a bit cooler at night with lows of 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Denver.

Things to do in Hays

Museums · Historic Sites

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 9th (Thu): examine the collection at National Ballpark Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Clyfford Still Museum, and then take an in-depth tour of Golden History Museum & Park.

For maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Denver trip itinerary builder website.

Getting from Hays to Denver by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Hays to Denver due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Hays in July since evenings lows in Denver dip to 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can go by car to Steamboat Springs.

Things to do in Denver

Museums

Side Trip

Steamboat Springs

— 3 nights

Ski Town USA

An internationally known ski resort, Steamboat Springs sits in the shadow of Mount Werner in north central Colorado.
Explore hidden gems such as Fish Creek Falls and Backdoor Sports. Take a break from the city and head to Yampa River Core Trail and Fishing Charters & Tours. And it doesn't end there: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Emerald Mountain, delve into the lush surroundings at Routt National Forest, fly down the slopes at Steamboat Powdercats, and browse the exhibits of Tread of Pioneers Museum.

For maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Steamboat Springs trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Denver to Steamboat Springs takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a shuttle. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Denver in July, with highs in Steamboat Springs at 82°F and lows at 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can drive to Grand Junction.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Winter Sports

Grand Junction

— 2 nights
The city of Grand Junction is the home rule municipality that is the county seat and the most populous municipality of Mesa County, Colorado, United States. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): get curious at Children's Nature Center, get curious at John McConnell Math and Science Center, then take an in-depth tour of Museum of the West, and finally stop by Downtown Grand Junction. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn about winemaking at Meadery of the Rockies, then learn about winemaking at Graystone Winery, then grab your bike and head to Colorado Riverfront Commission, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Tabeguache Trail.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Grand Junction driving holiday planner.

Drive from Steamboat Springs to Grand Junction in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Steamboat Springs in July; daily highs in Grand Junction reach 93°F and lows reach 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Cedar City.

Things to do in Grand Junction

Childrens Museums · Museums · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trip

Cedar City

— 1 night
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 15th (Wed): explore the landscape on two wheels at Coal Creek Trail, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cedar City Utah Temple, then get a taste of the local shopping with Artisans Gallery, and finally explore the world behind art at Southern Utah Museum of Art.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Cedar City visit planner.

You can drive from Grand Junction to Cedar City in 5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Grand Junction in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Cedar City, with lows of 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Cedar City

Museums · Trails · Outdoors · Parks

Las Vegas

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
For photos, traveler tips, 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. On the 15th (Wed), you're off to home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Nightlife · Outdoors · Tours · Fun & Games

United States travel guide

4.5
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.

New Mexico travel guide

4.1
Specialty Museums · Geologic Formations · Historic Walking Areas
Land of Enchantment
New Mexico is a land of distinctive regional cuisine and a thriving art scene, centered around the state's cosmopolitan urban centers. Once a Spanish colony claimed by 16th-century conquistadores, New Mexico remains the home of a large Spanish-speaking population and plenty of historical places to visit. The state also contains many Native American communities, sheltering a traditional way of life irretrievably lost in most other places in the country. With large tracts of sparsely inhabited land, the state is a great vacation destination for those who want to discover one of the world's last truly untamed regions, interspersed by only a few ancient pueblos and centuries-old missionary churches.