8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

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Williams
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Flagstaff
— 1 night
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Petrified Forest National Park
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Albuquerque
— 1 night
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Roswell
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Lubbock
— 2 nights
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Edmond
— 3 nights

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Williams

A tiny town with big tourist appeal, Williams lies on one of the first highways ever built in America, the iconic "Route 66." The town boasts many inns, motels, restaurants, and shops, although its most important feature is serving as the southern terminus of a scenic railway leading to the area's most famous tourist attraction, the World Heritage-listed Grand Canyon.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): look for gifts at Addicted to Route 66 and then explore the stunning scenery at Sycamore Canyon.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Williams route planner.

Parker to Williams is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Parker in July, expect Williams to be much colder, temps between 81°F and 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Flagstaff.

Things to do in Williams

Nature · Parks · Shopping
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Flagstaff

— 1 night

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 17th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Chapel.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Flagstaff planning app.

Drive from Williams to Flagstaff in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Flagstaff can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to drive to Petrified Forest National Park.

Things to do in Flagstaff

Historic Sites
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Petrified Forest National Park

Petrified Forest National Park presents a surreal landscape of large deposits of petrified wood.
On the 18th (Sat), trek along Blue Mesa.

For other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Petrified Forest National Park trip maker app.

Traveling by car from Flagstaff to Petrified Forest National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. July in Petrified Forest National Park sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 53°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Petrified Forest National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails
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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.
To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Albuquerque route planner.

Drive from Petrified Forest National Park to Albuquerque in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Petrified Forest National Park in July: high temperatures in Albuquerque hover around 91°F and lows are around 67°F. On the 19th (Sun), you're off to Roswell.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Shopping

Roswell

Famed as the site of a purported UFO crash in 1947, the Roswell of today offers much more than alien research opportunities.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): laugh and play at Roswell Space Center, take in the exciting artwork at Tokay Beaded Art, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Downtown Historic District.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Roswell travel planner.

Traveling by car from Albuquerque to Roswell takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and car; or take a bus. When traveling from Albuquerque in July, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Roswell: temperatures range from 97°F by day to 68°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Lubbock.

Things to do in Roswell

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Lubbock

— 2 nights
Lubbock is a city in and the county seat of Lubbock County, Texas, United States. On the 20th (Mon), steep yourself in history at National Ranching Heritage Center, tee off at The Rawls Course, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Prairie Dog Town.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Lubbock trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Roswell to Lubbock takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Roswell to Lubbock is 1 hour. In July in Lubbock, expect temperatures between 93°F during the day and 69°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Edmond.

Things to do in Lubbock

Golf · Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors

Edmond

— 3 nights
Edmond is a city in Oklahoma County, Oklahoma, United States, and a part of the Oklahoma City metropolitan area in the central part of the state. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to The Old Round Barn and E.C. Hafer Park. Let the collections at Oklahoma Territorial Museum and Carnegie Library, and Oklahoma County Auto Trim and Mini Museum capture your imagination. There's still lots to do: walk around Mitch Park, take an in-depth tour of Edmond Historical Society & Musem, sample the tasty concoctions at Roughtail Brewing Company, and tee off at Coffee Creek Golf Club.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Edmond online trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Lubbock to Edmond in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. In July, plan for daily highs up to 93°F, and evening lows to 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Edmond

Parks · Museums · Golf · Historic Sites

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United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
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.