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Fly to Washington Dulles International Airport, Drive to Cumberland
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Cumberland
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Drive to Washington Dulles International Airport, Fly to Chicago Midway International Airport, Drive to Darien
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Darien
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Saint Louis
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Springfield
— 5 nights
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Miami
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Tulsa
— 5 nights
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Oklahoma City
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Shamrock
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Amarillo
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Glenrio
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Santa Rosa
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Albuquerque
— 5 nights
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Gallup
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Flagstaff
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Needles
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Los Angeles
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Cumberland — 6 nights

Cumberland, officially the City of Cumberland, is a western gateway city and seat of Allegany County, Maryland, United States and the primary city of the Cumberland, MD-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area. Your inner history buff will appreciate Fallingwater and Gordon-Roberts House. Museum-lovers will appreciate Flight 93 National Memorial and Meyersdale Area Historical Society. Change things up with these side-trips from Cumberland: Ohiopyle State Park (in Ohiopyle), Kings Covered Bridge (in Somerset) and Bear Run Nature Reserve (in Mill Run). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Antietam National Battlefield, explore the landscape on two wheels at Great Allegheny Passage, steep yourself in history at Paw Paw Tunnel, and immerse yourself in nature at Rocky Gap State Park.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Cumberland road trip planning website.

Tampa to Cumberland is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Tampa in August, things will get little chillier in Cumberland: highs are around 84°F and lows about 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to drive to Darien.
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Darien — 3 nights

Darien is a city in DuPage County, Illinois, USA. The population was 22,086 at the 2010 census.A suburb of Chicago, Darien was named after a town in Connecticut.HistoryThe first people to settle in Darien came from New England via the Erie Canal and Great Lakes. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like National Shrine and Museum of St. Therese and Bachelor Grove Cemetery. Next up on the itinerary: trek along Little Red Schoolhouse, play a few rounds at Cog Hill Golf & Country Club, contemplate the long history of Gaylord Building Historic Site, and examine the collection at Children's Museum in Oak Lawn.

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Explore your travel options from Cumberland to Darien with the Route module. Traveling from Cumberland to Darien, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. August in Darien sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 63°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can go by car to Saint Louis.
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Saint Louis — 6 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.
Popular historic sites such as Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis and St. Charles Historic District are in your itinerary. Museum-lovers will get to explore Lincoln Home National Historic Site and Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Saint Louis side-trips: Soulsby Service Station (in Mount Olive), Springfield (Illinois State Museum & Lincoln Memorial Garden) and Sugar Creek Covered Bridge (in Glenarm). And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center, see the interesting displays at City Museum, walk around Forest Park, and take in nature's colorful creations at Missouri Botanical Garden.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Saint Louis vacation builder website.

You can drive from Darien to Saint Louis in 4.5 hours. Another option is to drive. When traveling from Darien in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Saint Louis: temperatures range from 87°F by day to 66°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to drive to Springfield.
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Springfield — 5 nights

Get some historical perspective at Gay Perdita Sinclair Station Route 66 Memorabalia and James River Church. You'll explore and learn at NRA National Sporting Arms Museum and Laura Ingalls Wilder Historic Home and Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Mansfield (Bakersville Pioneer Village & Mansfield Cemetery).

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Springfield itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Saint Louis to Springfield takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in August, and nighttime lows around 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Miami.
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Miami — 3 nights

Miami is a city in and county seat of Ottawa County, Oklahoma, United States, founded in 1891. Rainbow Bridge and Little House on the Prairie Museum will appeal to history buffs. Har-Ber Village and National Rod & Custom Car Hall will appeal to museum buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Miami side-trips: Bluff Dwellers Cave (in Noel) and Wild Wilderness Drive-Through Safari (in Gentry). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Route 66 Vintage Iron Motorcycle Museum and try your luck at Buffalo Run Casino & Resort.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Miami trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Springfield to Miami takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. August in Miami sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 67°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can drive to Tulsa.
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Tulsa — 5 nights

Capital of Route 66

Sometimes known as the "Buckle of the Bible Belt," Tulsa is the second largest city in Oklahoma.
Sequoyah's Cabin Museum and Bartlesville Union Depot will appeal to history buffs. Let the collections at Philbrook Museum of Art and Woolaroc Museum & Wildlife Preserve capture your imagination. Explore Tulsa's surroundings by going to Tallgrass Prairie Preserve (in Pawhuska), Will Rogers Dog Iron Ranch and Birthplace Home (in Oologah) and Fort Gibson Historic Site (in Fort Gibson). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Ray Harral Nature Park, stop by The Nut House, don't miss a visit to Atlas Life Building, and take in nature's colorful creations at Gilcrease Museum.

For reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Tulsa trip builder.

Traveling by car from Miami to Tulsa takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. September in Tulsa sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 64°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Oklahoma City.
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Oklahoma City — 5 nights

The Big Friendly

Oklahoma City, known to many as the "Big Friendly," represents the political, cultural, and economic engine of the state of Oklahoma.
Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum and SKELETONS: Museum of Osteology will appeal to museum buffs. Henry Overholser Mansion and Harn Homestead will appeal to history buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Oklahoma City: Wichita Mountains National Wildlife Refuge (in Indiahoma) and Museum of the Great Plains (in Lawton). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, wander the streets of Bricktown, contemplate the long history of The Old Round Barn, and meet the residents at Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Oklahoma City driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Tulsa to Oklahoma City takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Oklahoma City are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Shamrock.
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Shamrock — 1 night

Shamrock is a city in Wheeler County, Texas, United States. On the 13th (Mon), see the interesting displays at Devil's Rope and Route 66 Museum, examine the collection at Pioneer West Museum, make a trip to Blarney Stone, then make a trip to Tower Station and U-Drop Inn Cafe, and finally steep yourself in history at Shamrock Water Tower.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Shamrock online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Oklahoma City to Shamrock in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in September, and nighttime lows around 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Amarillo.
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Amarillo — 4 nights

Yellow Rose of Texas

Known as "The Yellow Rose of Texas," Amarillo was once a series of ranches.
You'll explore and learn at National Ranching Heritage Center and American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame & Museum. Get some historical perspective at Palo Duro Canyon State Park and The Cross of Our Lord Jesus Christ. Step out of Amarillo to go to Lubbock and see Prairie Dog Town, which is approximately 2 hours away. The adventure continues: wander the wide-open spaces of Cowgirls and Cowboys in the West, see the interesting displays at Jack Sisemore Traveland RV Museum, take a stroll through Route 66 Historic District, and take an in-depth tour of Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Amarillo visit planner.

Drive from Shamrock to Amarillo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. September in Amarillo sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 60°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can go by car to Glenrio.
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Glenrio — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): stop by Midpoint Cafe and Gift Shop and then examine the collection at Russell's Truck and Travel Center.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Glenrio trip maker.

You can drive from Amarillo to Glenrio in 1.5 hours. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. September in Glenrio sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 60°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Santa Rosa.
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Santa Rosa — 1 night

Santa Rosa is a city in and the county seat of Guadalupe County, New Mexico, United States. Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): explore the activities along Park Lake, then examine the collection at Route 66 Auto Museum, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Blue Hole.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Santa Rosa vacation maker.

You can drive from Glenrio to Santa Rosa in 2 hours. Another option is to drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Glenrio in September: high temperatures in Santa Rosa hover around 76°F and lows are around 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Albuquerque.
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Albuquerque — 5 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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Albuquerque Old Town and The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi. Museum-lovers will get to explore New Mexico Steam Locomotive and Railroad Historical Society and Mama's Minerals. Get out of town with these interesting Albuquerque side-trips: Santa Fe (Canyon Road, Canyon Road Contemporary Art, &more), Ojito Wilderness (in San Ysidro) and Valles Caldera National Preserve (in Jemez Springs). There's lots more to do: engage your brain at Explora Science Center and Children's Museum, pause for some photo ops at Madonna of the Trail, get interesting insight from Tours, and get engrossed in the history at Indian Pueblo Cultural Center.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Albuquerque online trip maker.

Drive from Santa Rosa to Albuquerque in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In September, Albuquerque is a bit warmer than Santa Rosa - with highs of 83°F and lows of 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Gallup.
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Gallup — 3 nights

Gallup is a city in McKinley County, New Mexico, United States, with a population of 21,678 as of the 2010 census. Visit El Morro National Monument and Hubbell Trading Post for their historical value. Appreciate the collections at The Gallup Cultural Center and Navajo Code Talker Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Navajo Nation Museum (in Window Rock), Chaco Canyon Trading Co (in Milan) and Wild Spirit Wolf Sanctuary (in Ramah). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Rex Museum and pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Bill Malone Trading Company.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Gallup tour itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Albuquerque to Gallup takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Albuquerque in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Gallup, with lows of 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can drive to Flagstaff.
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Flagstaff — 1 night

City of Seven Wonders

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.
On the 28th (Tue), delve into the distant past at Wupatki National Monument.

To find more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Flagstaff sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Gallup to Flagstaff takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Gallup in September, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Flagstaff: temperatures range from 73°F by day to 43°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to drive to Needles.
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Needles — 1 night

Needles is a city in San Bernardino County, California, United States. On the 29th (Wed), identify plant and animal life at Havasu National Wildlife Refuge, go for a stroll along the water at Pirate Cove Resort, and then try to win big at Avi Casino.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Needles trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Flagstaff to Needles takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Flagstaff in September, expect Needles to be much hotter, temps between 101°F and 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can drive to Los Angeles.
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Los Angeles — 1 night

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Needles to Los Angeles in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Needles in September; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 85°F and lows reach 66°F. On the 30th (Thu), you're off to home.
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United States travel guide

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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.
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