28 days in United States Itinerary

28 days in United States Itinerary

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28 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Wellington
Fly + shuttle:  20​h 45​min
1
Flagstaff
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Albuquerque
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Amarillo
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Oklahoma City
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
5
Springfield
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
6
Kansas City
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
7
Saint Louis
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
8
Chicago
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
9
Burlington
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  6​h 30​min
10
Las Vegas
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
11
Palm Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
12
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly:  18​h 15​min
End: Wellington

3
nights
Flagstaff

Flagstaff ©
Sitting at an elevation of 2,135 m (7,000 ft) and just a short trip from the Grand Canyon and other natural wonders, the city of Flagstaff attracts outdoor enthusiasts from around the world.
Venture out of the city with trips to Grand Canyon National Park (Lipan Point, Grand Canyon South Rim, & more). The adventure continues: have fun at Flagstaff Extreme and delve into the lush surroundings at Coconino National Forest.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Flagstaff trip maker site .

Wellington, New Zealand to Flagstaff is an approximately 21-hour flight. The time zone changes from New Zealand Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -19 hour difference. When traveling from Wellington in July, plan for much warmer days in Flagstaff, with highs around 32°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Flagstaff

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Grand Canyon National Park
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Cape Royal ©
Cape Royal

1
night
Albuquerque

Albuquerque ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): examine the collection at The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Albuquerque Biological Park, and then enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get curious at Explora Science Center and Children's Museum of Albuquerque, then take in the spiritual surroundings of San Felipe de Neri Church, and then take a stroll through Albuquerque Old Town.

To see ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Albuquerque visit planner .

Getting from Flagstaff to Albuquerque by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Flagstaff in July; daily highs in Albuquerque reach 38°C and lows reach 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to drive to Amarillo.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
Albuquerque Old Town ©
Albuquerque Old Town
Balloon Rides

1
day
Amarillo

Amarillo ©
Known as "The Yellow Rose of Texas," Amarillo was once a series of ranches.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Jack Sisemore Traveland RV Museum, take an in-depth tour of Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum, and then admire all the interesting features of Cowgirls and Cowboys in the West.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Amarillo trip builder website .

Traveling by car from Albuquerque to Amarillo takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in July, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Oklahoma City.

Things to do in Amarillo

Museums

Side Trip

Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum
Highlights from your plan
Cowgirls and Cowboys in the West ©
Cowgirls and Cowboys in the West
Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum ©
Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum
Jack Sisemore Traveland RV Museum ©
Jack Sisemore Traveland RV Museum

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): appreciate the history behind Centennial Land Run Monument, get a new perspective on nature at Museum of Osteology, then admire the masterpieces at National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, and finally appreciate the history behind Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Oklahoma City route site .

Traveling by car from Amarillo to Oklahoma City takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. July in Oklahoma City sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 25°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can go by car to Springfield.

Things to do in Oklahoma City

Museums
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Osteology
Museum of Osteology

1
night
Springfield

Springfield ©
Springfield is the third-largest city in the state of Missouri and the county seat of Greene County. On the 14th (Sun), learn more about the world around you at Johnny Morris' Wonders of Wildlife National Museum and Aquarium, stop by Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World, and then explore and take pictures at Springfield Cardinals.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Springfield trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Oklahoma City to Springfield takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of flight and taxi. Traveling from Oklahoma City in July, expect nights in Springfield to be about the same, around 23°C, while days are little chillier, around 36°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to drive to Kansas City.

Things to do in Springfield

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, ponder the design of J.C. Nichols Memorial Fountain, then have some family-friendly fun at Bury the Hatchet, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Blade & Timber. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of National WWI Museum and Memorial, see the interesting displays at Bingham Waggoner Estate, and then sample the fine beverages at Holladay Distillery.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Kansas City day trip planning app .

Getting from Springfield to Kansas City by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Kansas City

Fun & Games Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bury the Hatchet, Holladay Distillery, Blade & Timber Axe Throwing, Bingham Waggoner Estate
Highlights from your plan
Bingham Waggoner Estate ©
Bingham Waggoner Estate
National WWI Museum and Memorial ©
National WWI Museum and Memorial
Room Escape Games

2
nights
Saint Louis

Saint Louis ©
Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): see the interesting displays at City Museum, then enjoy breathtaking views from The Gateway Arch, then get your game on at Top Notch Axe Throwing St. Louis, and finally admire the striking features of Jefferson National Expansion Memorial Park. On your second day here, steep yourself in history at Missouri Botanical Garden, then stroll through Saint Louis Zoo, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Saint Louis online attractions planner .

Traveling by flight from Kansas City to Saint Louis takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Saint Louis can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Top Notch Axe Throwing St. Louis ©
Top Notch Axe Throwing St. Louis
Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis ©
Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis
The Gateway Arch ©
The Gateway Arch

3
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Chicago is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, zoos & aquariums, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, see the interesting displays at The Field Museum, get curious at Museum of Science and Industry, and ponder the design of Buckingham Fountain.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Chicago trip maker tool .

Traveling by flight from Saint Louis to Chicago takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Saint Louis in July: highs in Chicago hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to travel to Burlington.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Childrens Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Wrigley Field ©
Wrigley Field
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry

1
night
Burlington

Burlington ©
Burlington is a city and the county seat of Des Moines County, Iowa, United States. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): don't miss a visit to Snake Alley, then take in the exciting artwork at Art Center of Burlington, then explore the activities along Mosquito Park, and finally stroll through Dankwardt Park.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Burlington trip itinerary builder tool .

You can drive from Chicago to Burlington in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In July, daytime highs in Burlington are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Burlington

Parks Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Dankwardt Park ©
Dankwardt Park
Art Center of Burlington ©
Art Center of Burlington
Mosquito Park ©
Mosquito Park

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nights
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Hoover Dam in Boulder City (about 50 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Burlington to Las Vegas. Traveling from Burlington to Las Vegas, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Burlington in July: high temperatures in Las Vegas hover around 47°C and lows are around 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Palm Springs.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Tours Fun & Games

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio

1
night
Palm Springs

Palm Springs ©
Palm Springs is a desert resort city in Riverside County, California, United States, within the Coachella Valley. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): take in the local highlights with Walking tours, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at San Jacinto Mountain, and then make a trip to Frey House II.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Palm Springs travel site .

Getting from Las Vegas to Palm Springs by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Palm Springs can reach 49°C, while at night they dip to 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Palm Springs

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
San Jacinto Mountain ©
San Jacinto Mountain
Frey House II ©
Frey House II

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nights
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Take a break from Los Angeles with a short trip to Disneyland Park in Anaheim, about 30 minutes away. Pack the 30th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at The Getty Center, make a trip to Santa Monica Pier, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, and get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Los Angeles travel planner .

You can drive from Palm Springs to Los Angeles in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Palm Springs in July, expect nights in Los Angeles to be little chillier, around 22°C, while days are much colder, around 33°C. On the 1st (Thu), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Disneyland Park, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

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