37 days in United States Itinerary

37 days in United States Itinerary

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37 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Minneapolis
Drive:  7​h 30​min
1
Kansas City
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 30​min
2
Gainesville
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
3
San Antonio
— 8 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Weslaco
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Corpus Christi
— 14 nights
Drive:  6​h
6
Abilene
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
7
Amarillo
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
8
Santa Fe
— 4 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
9
Denver
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
End: Rapid City

1
night
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.
To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Kansas City trip planning tool .

Minneapolis to Kansas City is an approximately 4-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Minneapolis in December, expect Kansas City to be a bit warmer, temps between 44°F and 28°F. You will leave for Gainesville on the 29th (Sat).

Things to do in Kansas City

Museums Parks Nightlife

1
night
Gainesville

Gainesville
Gainesville is a city in and the county seat of Cooke County, Texas, United States. To find more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Gainesville trip builder app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Kansas City to Gainesville. In December, Gainesville is somewhat warmer than Kansas City - with highs of 54°F and lows of 35°F. You will leave for San Antonio on the 30th (Sun).

Things to do in Gainesville

Parks Museums Outdoors

8
nights
San Antonio

San Antonio ©
As the state’s second largest city, San Antonio embodies Texas’ rich cultural heritage while maintaining the Old West charm of an oil town.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Fischer & Wieser's Das Peach Haus, Main Street, Enchanted Rock State Natural Area, and other attractions you added.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our San Antonio trip itinerary planning app .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Gainesville to San Antonio. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Gainesville in December; daily highs in San Antonio reach 66°F and lows reach 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Weslaco.

Things to do in San Antonio

Parks Nightlife Nature

Side Trip

Fredericksburg
Highlights from your plan
The San Antonio River Walk ©
The San Antonio River Walk
Natural Bridge Caverns ©
Natural Bridge Caverns
Rio San Antonio Cruises ©
Rio San Antonio Cruises

2
nights
Weslaco

Weslaco ©
Weslaco is a city in Hidalgo County, Texas. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Texas Gulf Trawling Shimp Boil & Tour, World Birding Center, National Butterfly Center, and other attractions you added. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): meet the residents at South Padre Island Dolphin Research & Sea Life Nature Center, take in nature's colorful creations at National Butterfly Center, get interesting insight from Texas Gulf Trawling Shimp Boil & Tour, then identify plant and animal life at Sabal Palm Sanctuary, then identify plant and animal life at Valley Nature Center, and finally stroll through Gladys Porter Zoo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Frontera Audubon and then identify plant and animal life at World Birding Center.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Weslaco planning site .

You can drive from San Antonio to Weslaco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from San Antonio in January, expect a bit warmer with lows of 48°F in Weslaco. You'll set off for Corpus Christi on the 9th (Wed).

Things to do in Weslaco

Parks Wildlife Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Brownsville, Mission, South Padre Island Dolphin Research & Sea Life Nature Center, World Birding Center
Highlights from your plan
Valley Nature Center ©
Valley Nature Center
Gladys Porter Zoo ©
Gladys Porter Zoo
Sabal Palm Sanctuary ©
Sabal Palm Sanctuary

14
nights
Corpus Christi

Corpus Christi ©
A gulf coast town with a semi-tropical climate, Corpus Christi serves as a getaway destination with a life of its own.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Cars and Carts Rentals, Steven's Guide Service Day Tours, Port A Beach Buggies, and other attractions you added.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Corpus Christi travel route builder website .

Traveling by car from Weslaco to Corpus Christi takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in January, and nighttime lows around 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can travel to Abilene.

Things to do in Corpus Christi

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Port Aransas, Goliad Brewing, Lake Corpus Christi State Park, Dolphin Connection Texas, The Texas Zoo
Highlights from your plan
Padre Island National Seashore ©
Padre Island National Seashore
Texas Red Golf Carts and More ©
Texas Red Golf Carts and More
Port Aransas Beach ©
Port Aransas Beach

2
nights
Abilene

Abilene ©
Abilene is a city in Taylor and Jones counties in West Texas, United States. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Tule Princess Steamboat Co., Abilene State Park, Miss Hattie's BORDELLO MUSEUM, and other attractions you added. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): examine the collection at National WASP WWII Museum, see the interesting displays at Miss Hattie's BORDELLO MUSEUM, take a tour by water with Tule Princess Steamboat Co., then tour the pleasant surroundings at The International Water Lily Garden @ Civic League Park, and finally admire the majestic nature at Abilene State Park. On your second day here, meet the residents at Abilene Zoo and then don't miss a visit to The Regency Suspension Bridge.

For photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Abilene tour itinerary tool .

Traveling by car from Corpus Christi to Abilene takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Corpus Christi in January, things will get a bit cooler in Abilene: highs are around 57°F and lows about 32°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to travel to Amarillo.

Things to do in Abilene

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

San Angelo, Abilene State Park, The Regency Suspension Bridge, National WASP WWII Museum
Highlights from your plan
Abilene Zoo ©
Abilene Zoo
National WASP WWII Museum ©
National WASP WWII Museum
The Regency Suspension Bridge ©
The Regency Suspension Bridge

2
nights
Amarillo

Amarillo ©
Known as "The Yellow Rose of Texas," Amarillo was once a series of ranches.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Palo Duro Jeep Tours at Elkins Ranch, Helium Monument, Alibates Flint Quarries National Monument, and other attractions you added. On the 25th (Fri), admire the natural beauty at Amarillo Botanical Gardens, tour the pleasant surroundings at Alibates Flint Quarries National Monument, then get interesting insight from Palo Duro Jeep Tours at Elkins Ranch, and finally trot along with Palo Duro Riding Stables. On the 26th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in breathtaking views at Caprock Canyons State Park.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Amarillo trip planner .

Drive from Abilene to Amarillo in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Abilene in January, things will get slightly colder in Amarillo: highs are around 52°F and lows about 24°F. You'll have a few hours on the 27th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Amarillo

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Canyon, Alibates Flint Quarries National Monument, Caprock Canyons State Park
Highlights from your plan
Palo Duro Canyon State Park ©
Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Palo Duro Riding Stables ©
Palo Duro Riding Stables

4
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.
You've added Jemez Trail National Scenic Byway, Enchanted Circle Drive, 4 X 4 By Fun, and other attractions to your itinerary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Santa Fe: Rio Grande Gorge Bridge (in Taos) and Bandelier National Monument (in Los Alamos). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Loretto Chapel, savor the flavors at Kakawa Chocolate House, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Canyon Road.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Santa Fe route planner .

Traveling by flight from Amarillo to Santa Fe takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Amarillo to Santa Fe due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Amarillo, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Santa Fe, ranging from highs of 44°F to lows of 20°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can travel to Denver.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Taos, Jemez Springs, Los Alamos, Cimarron Canyon State Park, Pecos National Historical Park
Highlights from your plan
Loretto Chapel ©
Loretto Chapel
Bandelier National Monument ©
Bandelier National Monument

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.
You've added Byers-Evans House, United States Mint, Downtown Aquarium, and other attractions to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 31st (Thu): get a sense of history and politics at United States Mint, then take an in-depth tour of Byers-Evans House, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Evans, and finally admire the striking features of Downtown Aquarium. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Denver Zoo and then admire all the interesting features of Mount Evans Scenic Byway.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Denver trip planning website .

Traveling by flight from Santa Fe to Denver takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. In January, plan for daily highs up to 44°F, and evening lows to 21°F. You will leave for home on the 2nd (Sat).

Things to do in Denver

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Nature
Highlights from your plan
Mount Evans ©
Mount Evans
Mount Evans Scenic Byway ©
Mount Evans Scenic Byway
Denver Zoo ©
Denver Zoo

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