8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States visit planner
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Phoenix
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Albuquerque
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Amarillo
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Oklahoma City
— 1 night
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Branson
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Saint Louis
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Indianapolis
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Cleveland

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Phoenix

Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. state of Arizona. To find photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Phoenix trip planner.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Phoenix. In July, plan for daily highs up to 106°F, and evening lows to 85°F. On the 1st (Fri), you'll travel to Albuquerque.
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Albuquerque — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): get curious at Explora Science Center and Children's Museum and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

For ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Albuquerque trip itinerary planning tool.

Fly from Phoenix to Albuquerque in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Phoenix in July: high temperatures in Albuquerque hover around 91°F and lows are around 67°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can go by car to Amarillo.
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Amarillo — 1 night

Known as "The Yellow Rose of Texas," Amarillo was once a series of ranches.
You've now added Route 66 to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): wander the wide-open spaces of Cowgirls and Cowboys in the West and then cruise along Route 66.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Amarillo online visit planner.

Getting from Albuquerque to Amarillo by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Albuquerque to Amarillo due to the time zone difference. July in Amarillo sees daily highs of 92°F and lows of 66°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can drive to Oklahoma City.
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Oklahoma City — 1 night

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 4th (Mon): appreciate the history behind Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum, examine the collection at SKELETONS: Museum of Osteology, and then stop by Bricktown.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Oklahoma City online trip planner.

You can drive from Amarillo to Oklahoma City in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Oklahoma City are 93°F, while nighttime lows are 71°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can go by car to Branson.
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Branson — 1 night

Nestled in Missouri's beautiful Ozark Mountains lies one of the country's most attractive vacation towns for year-round family entertainment.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): take some stellar pictures from College of the Ozarks and then take an in-depth tour of Titanic Museum.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Branson trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Oklahoma City to Branson in 5.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Oklahoma City in July, you will find days in Branson are a bit cooler (87°F), and nights are about the same (68°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to drive to Saint Louis.
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Saint Louis — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Old Courthouse, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis, and then walk around Forest Park.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Saint Louis holiday site.

Traveling by car from Branson to Saint Louis takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly; or do a combination of car and flight. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in July, and nighttime lows around 68°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Indianapolis.
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Indianapolis — 1 night

Indiana's capital and most populous city, Indianapolis is best known for its racecar events and impressive museums, and as the hometown of Kurt Vonnegut.
On the 7th (Thu), examine the collection at The Eiteljorg Museum, meet the residents at Indianapolis Zoo, and then take in nature's colorful creations at White River Gardens.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Indianapolis trip planner.

Getting from Saint Louis to Indianapolis by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Saint Louis to Indianapolis, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Saint Louis, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Indianapolis, ranging from highs of 83°F to lows of 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Cleveland.
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Cleveland

A culturally diverse city situated on the shores of Lake Erie, Cleveland boasts many places to visit, such as world-class museums, popular amusement parks, and sprawling recreational areas.
To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Cleveland driving holiday planner.

Fly from Indianapolis to Cleveland in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in July, and nighttime lows around 68°F. You'll set off for home on the 8th (Fri).
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United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Beaches
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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Missouri travel guide

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Theaters · Performances · Specialty Museums
The Show-Me State
Acquired from France as part of the famous Louisiana Purchase, Missouri offers visitors equal amounts of urban and rural tourist attractions, with a good sprinkling of lush valleys and meandering back roads ideal for leisurely road trips. The state has a highly varied geography, ranging from the till plains in the north to the rolling Ozark Mountains in the south. The state sits at the intersection of North America's three greatest rivers, creating fertile plains known for supporting extensive farms and ranches. Now generally considered part of the country's Midwest, most people used to count Missouri among the southern states, primarily due to its status as a slave state before the Civil War.
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Indiana travel guide

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Casinos · Room Escape Games · Specialty Museums
The Hoosier State
With an extensive history of motorsports, Indiana's main claim to fame is the popular automobile race held each year in its capital city. A mostly rural state, Indiana is a land of till plains and lakes, its appearance a result of traces left behind by receding glaciers. The central section of the state, mostly flat with some rolling hills, contains some of the country's most fertile farmland. The state also contains almost 39,000 km (24,000 mi) of waterways, including the Wabash River, the longest free-flowing river east of the Mississippi. For a genuine "Hoosier" experience, tour the state's slow-paced small towns, noted for their hospitality and outstanding local cuisine. You'll remember the warmth and charm long after your vacation is over.
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