43 days in United States Itinerary

43 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States tour itinerary planner

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Saint Louis
— 9 nights
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Kansas City
— 7 nights
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Denver
— 9 nights
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Steamboat Springs
— 6 nights
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Phoenix
— 11 nights
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Saint Louis

— 9 nights

Gateway to the West

Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C. in the number of free activities available by spending your holiday exploring the city's central neighborhoods, famous for their restored century-old red-brick buildings.
Venture out of the city with trips to Springfield (Lincoln Memorial Garden, Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, &more) and New Haven (Pinckney Bend Distillery & Astral Glass Studio and Gallery). There's lots more to do: take in panoramic vistas at The Gateway Arch, meet the residents at Saint Louis Zoo, learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting, and look for gifts at Ted Drew's Frozen Custard.

For maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Saint Louis itinerary builder site.

New York City to Saint Louis is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from New York City to Saint Louis, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from New York City in April: highs in Saint Louis hover around 67°F, while lows dip to 46°F. On the 26th (Mon), you're off to Kansas City.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Kansas City

— 7 nights

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.
Kansas City is known for museums, fun & games, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: brush up on your military savvy at National WWI Museum and Memorial, learn the secrets of beer at Barley Bus Tours, steep yourself in history at Bingham Waggoner Mansion & Estate, and indulge in some personalized pampering at Serenity on the Square.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Kansas City tour planner.

Getting from Saint Louis to Kansas City by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In April in Kansas City, expect temperatures between 66°F during the day and 46°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Denver.

Things to do in Kansas City

Museums · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Denver

— 9 nights

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.
Explore Denver's surroundings by going to Pikes Peak - America's Mountain (in Cascade), Estes Park (Mountain Blown Glass, Spas, &more) and Garden of the Gods (in Colorado Springs). The adventure continues: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Denver Zoo, cast your line with a fishing tour, contemplate the long history of Denver Union Station, and see the sky in a new way at Denver Museum of Nature & Science.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Denver trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Kansas City to Denver takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In May, Denver is slightly colder than Kansas City - with highs of 66°F and lows of 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Steamboat Springs.

Things to do in Denver

Parks · Breweries & Distilleries · Tours · Museums

Side Trips

Steamboat Springs

— 6 nights

Ski Town USA

An internationally known ski resort, Steamboat Springs sits in the shadow of Mount Werner in north central Colorado.
Explore Steamboat Springs' surroundings by going to Hot Sulphur Springs (Byers Canyon & Pioneer Village Museum) and Museum of Northwest Colorado (in Craig). There's much more to do: take in the natural beauty of Strawberry Park Hot Springs, stop by Off the Beaten Path Bookstore, delve into the lush surroundings at Routt National Forest, and pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Name Catholic Church.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Steamboat Springs travel planner.

Drive from Denver to Steamboat Springs in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Denver in May, things will get a bit cooler in Steamboat Springs: highs are around 61°F and lows about 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to fly to Phoenix.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Phoenix

— 11 nights
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. state of Arizona. Get out of town with these interesting Phoenix side-trips: Quintero Golf Club (in Peoria), Scottsdale (Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center, Queen Creek Olive Mill Marketplace at Kierland Commons, &more) and Tucson (Mission San Xavier del Bac & Pima Air and Space Museum). And it doesn't end there: see Off-Road Tours, indulge your senses at Arizona Scenic Tours - Day Tours, see the interesting displays at Musical Instrument Museum, and enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour.

To see photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Phoenix trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Steamboat Springs to Phoenix takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Steamboat Springs in May, with highs in Phoenix at 93°F and lows at 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sat) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Phoenix

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

United States travel guide

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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.