8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip builder

Make it your trip
Fly
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Flagstaff
— 2 nights
Drive
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Albuquerque
— 1 night
Drive
3
Denver
— 1 day
Drive
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Houston
Drive
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Wichita
— 1 day
Drive
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Kansas City
— 1 night
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Flagstaff

— 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): explore the stunning scenery at Walnut Canyon National Monument and then take a memorable drive along Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179). On your second day here, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then see Off-Road Tours, and then explore the striking landscape at Cathedral Rock.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Flagstaff trip itinerary maker website.

Salt Lake City to Flagstaff is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Flagstaff when traveling from Salt Lake City in October, with lows around 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to fly to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Flagstaff

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Albuquerque

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): make a trip to New Mexico Steam Locomotive and Railroad Historical Society and then enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour. On the 21st (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn more about the world around you at Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, then take in the spiritual surroundings of San Felipe de Neri Church, and then take a stroll through Albuquerque Old Town.

To see reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Albuquerque holiday site.

You can fly from Flagstaff to Albuquerque in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Flagstaff in October, with highs in Albuquerque at 73°F and lows at 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can fly to Denver.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours

Denver

— 1 day

Mile-High City

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 22nd (Fri): contemplate the long history of Molly Brown House Museum, shop like a local with Denver Botanic Gardens, and then explore the world behind art at Denver Art Museum.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Denver trip tool.

Fly from Albuquerque to Denver in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Albuquerque in October; daily highs in Denver reach 67°F and lows reach 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to fly to Houston.

Things to do in Denver

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Historic Sites

Houston

Bayou City

Although urban sprawl remains synonymous with Houston, most of the city's tourist attractions lie within the relatively small downtown area, surrounded by diverse neighborhoods housing the nation's biggest African-American, Asian-American, and Latino communities.
On the 23rd (Sat), admire the masterpieces at The Menil Collection.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Houston driving holiday site.

You can fly from Denver to Houston in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Denver to Houston, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Denver in October: highs in Houston hover around 84°F, while lows dip to 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can fly to Wichita.

Things to do in Houston

Museums
Highlights from your trip

Wichita

— 1 day
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): get to know the resident critters at Sedgwick County Zoo and then make a trip to The Keeper of the Plains.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Wichita visit planning site.

Traveling by flight from Houston to Wichita takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Houston in October, expect Wichita to be slightly colder, temps between 75°F and 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can go by car to Kansas City.

Things to do in Wichita

Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

Kansas City

— 1 night

City of Fountains

The largest municipality in Missouri, Kansas City has an impressive array of world-class museums, shopping areas, and great places to eat, all of which attract tourism to the area.
On the 25th (Mon), admire the masterpieces at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, then examine the collection at Arabia Steamboat Museum, and then stop by Kansas City River Market.

To find more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Kansas City trip itinerary site.

You can drive from Wichita to Kansas City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, daytime highs in Kansas City are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Kansas City

Museums · Shopping

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · Nightlife
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.