8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

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Raleigh
— 1 day
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Lexington
— 1 night
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Chicago
— 2 nights
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Colorado Springs
— 1 night
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Yellowstone National Park
— 1 night
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West Yellowstone
— 1 night
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Kansas City
— 1 night

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Raleigh

Raleigh ©

City of Oaks

For those not from the South, Raleigh might be one of the region's better-kept travel secrets.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): indulge in some culinary diversions at Taste Carolina Gourmet Food Tours, then explore the world behind art at North Carolina Museum of Art, and then test your problem-solving skills at Game On Escapes & More.

To find ratings and tourist information, you can read our Raleigh travel route planner.

Durham to Raleigh is an approximately half hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. December in Raleigh sees daily highs of 57°F and lows of 37°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Lexington.

Things to do in Raleigh

Tours · Museums · Fun & Games

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Room Escape Game
Game On Escapes & More
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Lexington

Lexington ©

Horse Capital of the World

Known internationally as the "Horse Capital of the World," Lexington boasts a thriving economy resting largely on its thoroughbred racehorse industry.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): sample the tasty concoctions at Lexington Brewing & Distilling Co., sample the fine beverages at James E. Pepper Distillery, sample the tasty concoctions at West Sixth Brewing, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Bluegrass Distillers, and finally cruise along Old Frankfort Pike.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Lexington day trip website.

You can fly from Raleigh to Lexington in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Raleigh in December, with highs in Lexington at 48°F and lows at 32°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Lexington

Breweries & Distilleries · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

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Chicago

Chicago ©

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Lincoln Park Zoo, then admire the landmark architecture of Reliance Building, then don't miss a visit to Millennium Park, and finally explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago. On the 25th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Shedd Aquarium, then engage your brain at Museum of Science and Industry, then admire the landmark architecture of Marquette Building, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Chicago trip app.

Traveling by flight from Lexington to Chicago takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In December, Chicago is slightly colder than Lexington - with highs of 38°F and lows of 26°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to travel to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Childrens Museums
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Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs ©
Stunning Garden of the Gods Park scenery, blue skies and the glory of Pikes Peak-America’s Mountain have attracted visitors to Colorado Springs for more than a century.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Penrose Heritage Museum, then learn about all things military at National Museum of World War II Aviation, and then walk around Garden of the Gods.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Colorado Springs attractions planning app.

Getting from Chicago to Colorado Springs by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Chicago to Colorado Springs. While traveling from Chicago, expect a bit warmer days and little chillier nights in Colorado Springs, ranging from highs of 45°F to lows of 18°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Museums · Parks
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Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©

World's Largest Collection of Geysers

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): take in the natural beauty of Upper Geyser Basin, identify plant and animal life at Elephant Back Mountain, and then identify plant and animal life at Lehardy's Rapids.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park trip planner.

You can fly from Colorado Springs to Yellowstone National Park in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus, train, shuttle, and taxi. When traveling from Colorado Springs in December, plan for colder days in Yellowstone National Park, with highs around 23°F, while nights are little chillier with lows around 3°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to drive to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Trails
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Hot Spring
Upper Geyser Basin
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Wildlife Area
Lehardy's Rapids
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West Yellowstone

West Yellowstone ©
The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center and then get in on the family fun at Yellowstone Big Gun Fun.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the West Yellowstone day trip website.

You can drive from Yellowstone National Park to West Yellowstone in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in West Yellowstone can reach 21°F, while at night they dip to -1°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Kansas City.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Parks · Wildlife · Theme Parks
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Kansas City

Kansas City ©
The city meets the Great Plains in Kansas City City, Kansas.
On the 29th (Tue), take a stroll through Park Place, enjoy some diversion at Centerfire Shooting Sports, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Saint Peter.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Kansas City road trip planning site.

You can fly from West Yellowstone to Kansas City in 8 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from West Yellowstone to Kansas City. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kansas City

Neighborhoods · Fun & Games · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Neighborhood
Park Place
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Religious Site
Cathedral of Saint Peter
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