8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

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8 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Kansas City
Drive:  9​h
1
Colorado Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
2
Teec Nos Pos
— Few hours
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  9​h
4
Santa Barbara
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
5
Solvang
— 1 night
Drive:  28​h
End: Kansas City

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Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs ©
National Landmark red cliffs and the even more striking Pikes Peak mountain attracts tourism to Colorado Springs.
On the 13th (Sat), meet the residents at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Garden of the Gods, and then expand your understanding of the military at United States Air Force Academy.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Colorado Springs sightseeing app .

Kansas City to Colorado Springs is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Kansas City in April: high temperatures in Colorado Springs hover around 60°F and lows are around 33°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Teec Nos Pos.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
United States Air Force Academy ©
United States Air Force Academy

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Teec Nos Pos

Teec Nos Pos ©
Teec Nos Pos is a census-designated place (CDP) in Apache County, Arizona, United States. You've now added Four Corners Monument to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): appreciate the history behind Four Corners Monument.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Teec Nos Pos travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Colorado Springs to Teec Nos Pos takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect a daytime high around 65°F in April, and nighttime lows around 29°F. On the 14th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Grand Canyon National Park.
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Four Corners Monument ©
Four Corners Monument

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Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park ©
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
On the 15th (Mon), trek along Bright Angel Trail.

To find photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park day trip site .

You can drive from Teec Nos Pos to Grand Canyon National Park in 4 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Grand Canyon National Park can reach 62°F, while at night they dip to 26°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to drive to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Trails Parks Outdoors
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Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail

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Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara ©
Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains, Santa Barbara is a solid vacation destination with its wide beaches, renowned wineries, and some of California's finest shopping and dining options.
On the 17th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in panoramic vistas at Santa Barbara County Courthouse, then steep yourself in history at Old Mission Santa Barbara, then meet the residents at Santa Barbara Zoo, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Stearns Wharf.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Santa Barbara travel route planning tool .

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Santa Barbara in 9 hours. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in April, plan for somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in Santa Barbara: temperatures range from 71°F by day to 50°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Solvang.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Outdoors
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Santa Barbara Zoo ©
Santa Barbara Zoo
Old Mission Santa Barbara ©
Old Mission Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara County Courthouse ©
Santa Barbara County Courthouse

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Solvang

Solvang ©
Solvang is a city in Santa Barbara County, California. On the 18th (Thu), take in the history at Old Mission Santa Ines, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, then admire the architecture and history at La Purisima State Historical Park, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Hans Christian Andersen Park.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Solvang online visit planner .

Traveling by car from Santa Barbara to Solvang takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Santa Barbara in April since evenings lows in Solvang dip to 44°F. You will leave for home on the 19th (Fri).

Things to do in Solvang

Tours Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Wine Tours & Tastings, La Purisima State Historical Park
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La Purisima State Historical Park ©
La Purisima State Historical Park
Old Mission Santa Ines ©
Old Mission Santa Ines
Hans Christian Andersen Park ©
Hans Christian Andersen Park

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