5 days in United States Itinerary

5 days in United States Itinerary

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5 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
taxi:  15​min
1
Arlington
— 1 day
subway + Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Louisville
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
3
Denver
— 1 night
+4
train + foot + Fly + foot + bus:  4​h 30​min
4
Kansas City
— 1 night
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  4​h
5
Saint Louis
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
End: Washington DC

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Arlington

Arlington ©
Located just across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C., the county of Arlington blends big city and sprawling suburban environments.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): appreciate the extensive heritage of Tomb of the Unknowns, pause for some photo ops at Women in Military Service for America Memorial, then contemplate the long history of Arlington House - The Robert E. Lee Memorial, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Arlington National Cemetery.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Arlington trip builder .

Washington DC to Arlington is an approximately half hour car ride. You can also take a subway; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Arlington are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Louisville.

Things to do in Arlington

#Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Tomb of the Unknowns ©
Tomb of the Unknowns
Arlington National Cemetery ©
Arlington National Cemetery

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Louisville

Louisville ©
Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Louisville road trip app .

Traveling by combination of subway and flight from Arlington to Louisville takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway, bus, and flight; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in Louisville can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 68°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Denver.

Things to do in Louisville

#Museums
Highlights from your plan
Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory ©

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): learn more about the world around you at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, admire the natural beauty at Denver Botanic Gardens, and then explore the world behind art at Denver Art Museum.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Denver travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Louisville to Denver takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Louisville to Denver due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Louisville in August since evenings lows in Denver dip to 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Kansas City.

Things to do in Denver

#Museums, #Childrens Museums, #Nightlife
Highlights from your plan
Denver Art Museum ©
Denver Art Museum
Denver Museum of Nature & Science ©
Denver Museum of Nature & Science
Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): explore the world behind art at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, then get engrossed in the history at National WWI Museum and Memorial, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and finally look for gifts at Kansas City River Market.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Kansas City attractions planner .

Traveling by flight from Denver to Kansas City takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Denver to Kansas City due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Denver in August, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 70°F in Kansas City. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Kansas City

#Museums, #Fun & Games, #Shopping
Highlights from your plan
National WWI Museum and Memorial ©
National WWI Museum and Memorial
The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art ©
The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
Room Escape Games

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night
Saint Louis

Saint Louis ©
Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis, look for gifts at West County Center, then pause for some photo ops at The Gateway Arch, and finally examine the collection at City Museum.

For other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Saint Louis journey maker .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Kansas City to Saint Louis in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In August in Saint Louis, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 66°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Saint Louis

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Shopping
Highlights from your plan
The Gateway Arch ©
The Gateway Arch
Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis ©
Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis
City Museum ©
City Museum

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