8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

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8 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Dallas
Drive:  8​h 45​min
1
Kansas City
— Few hours
Drive:  5​h 45​min
2
Sioux Falls
— 1 day
Drive:  5​h 15​min
3
Rapid City
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h 45​min
4
Yellowstone National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  11​h 15​min
5
Grand Junction
— 1 day
Drive:  8​h
6
Flagstaff
— 1 day
Drive:  5​h
7
Albuquerque
— 1 day
Drive:  7​h 45​min
8
Wichita Falls
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 45​min
End: Dallas

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Kansas City

Kansas City ©
Kansas City is the largest city in Missouri and the sixth largest city in the Midwest. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): walk around Deanna Rose Children's Farmstead and then identify plant and animal life at Parkville Nature Sanctuary.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Kansas City trip itinerary planner.

Dallas to Kansas City is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can drive to Sioux Falls.

Things to do in Kansas City

Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Deanna Rose Children's Farmstead, Parkville Nature Sanctuary
Highlights from your plan
Deanna Rose Children's Farmstead ©
Deanna Rose Children's Farmstead
Parkville Nature Sanctuary ©
Parkville Nature Sanctuary

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Sioux Falls

Sioux Falls ©
Sioux Falls is the largest city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Joseph Cathedral, then get a new perspective on nature at Great Plains Zoo & Delbridge Museum of Natural History, and then engage your brain at Washington Pavilion.

To find photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Sioux Falls vacation builder tool .

Traveling by car from Kansas City to Sioux Falls takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In June in Sioux Falls, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 58°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can drive to Rapid City.

Things to do in Sioux Falls

Museums Nightlife Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Washington Pavilion ©
Washington Pavilion
St. Joseph Cathedral ©
St. Joseph Cathedral

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Rapid City

Rapid City ©
South Dakota's second-largest city, Rapid City has for many years served as a gateway to the West.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): take in the exciting artwork at Suzie Cappa Art Center, take a stroll through Downtown Rapid City, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Reptile Gardens, then admire the landmark architecture of Chapel in the Hills, and finally learn about winemaking at Firehouse Wine Cellars.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Rapid City road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Sioux Falls to Rapid City takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Sioux Falls to Rapid City due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 78°F in June, and nighttime lows around 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Rapid City

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Reptile Gardens ©
Reptile Gardens
Downtown Rapid City ©
Downtown Rapid City
Chapel in the Hills ©
Chapel in the Hills

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night
Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): trek along Artist Point, appreciate the extensive heritage of Uncle Tom's Trail, and then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park road trip planning tool .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Rapid City to Yellowstone National Park in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and car. While traveling from Rapid City, expect a bit cooler days and colder nights in Yellowstone National Park, ranging from highs of 66°F to lows of 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Junction.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Artist Point ©
Artist Point
Uncle Tom's Trail ©
Uncle Tom's Trail

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day
Grand Junction

Grand Junction ©
The city of Grand Junction is the home rule municipality that is the county seat and the most populous municipality of Mesa County, Colorado, United States. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): learn about winemaking at Carlson Vineyards Winery & Tasting Room, learn about winemaking at Hermosa Vineyards, and then take a stroll through Downtown Grand Junction.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Grand Junction trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to Grand Junction in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in June, expect Grand Junction to be warmer, temps between 91°F and 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Flagstaff.

Things to do in Grand Junction

Wineries Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Palisade
Highlights from your plan
Hermosa Vineyards ©
Hermosa Vineyards
Downtown Grand Junction ©
Downtown Grand Junction

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Flagstaff

Flagstaff ©
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.
On the 27th (Thu), get impressive views of Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument, take in breathtaking views at Walnut Canyon National Monument, and then steep yourself in history at Historic Downtown and Railroad District.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Flagstaff tour itinerary planning app .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Grand Junction to Flagstaff in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. Traveling from Grand Junction in June, expect Flagstaff to be slightly colder, temps between 82°F and 45°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Flagstaff

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Walnut Canyon National Monument ©
Walnut Canyon National Monument
Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument ©

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Albuquerque

Albuquerque ©
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 28th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Felipe de Neri Church, appreciate the extensive heritage of Albuquerque Old Town, and then get curious at Explora Science Center and Children's Museum of Albuquerque.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Albuquerque journey builder .

Getting from Flagstaff to Albuquerque by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In June, Albuquerque is somewhat warmer than Flagstaff - with highs of 93°F and lows of 64°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel to Wichita Falls.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
Albuquerque Old Town ©
Albuquerque Old Town
San Felipe de Neri Church ©
San Felipe de Neri Church

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Wichita Falls

Wichita Falls ©
Wichita Falls is a city in and the county seat of Wichita County, Texas, United States. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Museum of North Texas History, then identify plant and animal life at River Bend Nature Center, and then don't miss a visit to World's littlest Skyscraper.

Planning Wichita Falls trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

Explore your travel options from Albuquerque to Wichita Falls with the Route module. The time zone difference when traveling from Albuquerque to Wichita Falls is 1 hour. Traveling from Albuquerque in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Wichita Falls, with lows of 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Wichita Falls

Museums Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Museum of North Texas History ©
Museum of North Texas History
River Bend Nature Center ©
River Bend Nature Center

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