8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
2
Santa Fe
— 1 night
3
Colorado Springs
— 1 night
4
Denver
— 1 night
5
Estes Park
— 1 night
6
Oklahoma City
— 1 night

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): hike along Bright Angel Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: trot along with Canyon Trail Rides and then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park online holiday planner.

Kansas City to Grand Canyon National Park is an approximately 18.5-hour car ride. The time zone difference when traveling from Kansas City to Grand Canyon National Park is minus 1 hour. While traveling from Kansas City, expect slightly colder days and much colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of °F to lows of °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails
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Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail

1
night
Santa Fe

Santa Fe ©
Santa Fe continuously ranks among the world's top holiday destinations, attracting visitors with its unusual combination of scenic beauty, rich history, cultural diversity, and high concentration of performing arts venues, fine restaurants, and interesting attractions.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Loretto Chapel, explore the world behind art at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Canyon Road.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Santa Fe tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Santa Fe takes 7.5 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August since evenings lows in Santa Fe dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
Loretto Chapel ©
Loretto Chapel
Canyon Road ©
Canyon Road

1
night
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 4th (Tue): get in on the family fun at North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop, stroll around Garden of the Gods, and then get to know the resident critters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Colorado Springs trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by flight from Santa Fe to Colorado Springs takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. August in Colorado Springs sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to drive to Denver.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks

Side Trip

North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop
Highlights from your plan
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop ©
North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): examine the collection at Molly Brown House Museum, thentake in the awesome beauty at Mount Evans, and then cruise along Mount Evans Scenic Byway.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Denver trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Colorado Springs to Denver takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. August in Denver sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Estes Park.

Things to do in Denver

Outdoors Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Mount Evans Scenic Byway ©
Mount Evans Scenic Byway
Mount Evans ©
Mount Evans
Molly Brown House Museum ©
Molly Brown House Museum

1
night
Estes Park

More than just a convenient resting place for travelers on their way to the national park encompassing the Front Range of the Rockies, Estes Park is a popular place to visit in its own right.
On the 6th (Thu), take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, shop like a local with Images of Rocky Mountain National Park, and then see Off-Road Tours.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Estes Park day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Denver to Estes Park takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In August, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Oklahoma City.

Things to do in Estes Park

Outdoors Tours Museums
Highlights from your plan
Off-Road Tours
Horseback Riding Tours
Images of Rocky Mountain National Park ©
Images of Rocky Mountain National Park

1
night
Oklahoma City

Oklahoma City ©
Oklahoma City, known to many as the "Big Friendly," represents the political, cultural, and economic engine of the state of Oklahoma.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): visit Bricktown and then don't miss a visit to Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum.

To see ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Oklahoma City trip maker tool.

You can fly from Estes Park to Oklahoma City in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Estes Park to Oklahoma City, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Estes Park in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Oklahoma City, with lows of °F. On the 7th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Oklahoma City

Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum ©
Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum
Bricktown ©
Bricktown

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