9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

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9 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Indianapolis
1
Indianapolis
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Saint Louis
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  5​h
3
Salina
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6​h 30​min
4
Cheyenne
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Denver
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h
End: Indianapolis

1
day
Indianapolis

Indianapolis ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): get to know the resident critters at Indianapolis Zoo, then see the interesting displays at Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum, then explore the engaging exhibits at Children's Museum of Indianapolis, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Indianapolis trip itinerary planning site .

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Indianapolis. In July, daily temperatures in Indianapolis can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Indianapolis

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Children's Museum of Indianapolis ©
Children's Museum of Indianapolis
Room Escape Games
Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum ©
Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum

2
nights
Saint Louis

Saint Louis ©
Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Missouri Botanical Garden, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Saint Louis Zoo, and then see the interesting displays at City Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis, walk around Forest Park, and then take in panoramic vistas at The Gateway Arch.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Saint Louis tour itinerary planning site .

Getting from Indianapolis to Saint Louis by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Indianapolis to Saint Louis, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Indianapolis in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Saint Louis: temperatures range from 89°F by day to 68°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel to Salina.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Saint Louis Zoo ©
Saint Louis Zoo
The Gateway Arch ©
The Gateway Arch
City Museum ©
City Museum

1
night
Salina

Salina ©
Salina is a city in and the county seat of Saline County, Kansas, United States., the city population was 47,707. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): take in the exciting artwork at Small World Gallery, stop by The Good Merchant, then take in the exciting artwork at Birger Sandzen Memorial Gallery, then get a new perspective on nature at Rolling Hills Zoo, and finally view the masterpieces at SculptureTour Salina.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Salina trip planner .

Explore your travel options from Saint Louis to Salina with the Route module. In July, daytime highs in Salina are 94°F, while nighttime lows are 70°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Cheyenne.

Things to do in Salina

Museums Shopping Parks

Side Trip

Lindsborg
Highlights from your plan
Rolling Hills Zoo ©
Rolling Hills Zoo
Small World Gallery ©
Small World Gallery
The Good Merchant ©
The Good Merchant

1
night
Cheyenne

Cheyenne
Cheyenne is the capital and most populous city of the US state of Wyoming and the county seat of Laramie County. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Wyoming State Museum, take an in-depth tour of Cheyenne Frontier Days Old West Museum, and then immerse yourself in nature at Curt Gowdy State Park.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Cheyenne trip app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Salina to Cheyenne. Traveling from Salina to Cheyenne, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Salina in July, with highs in Cheyenne at 84°F and lows at 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Denver.

Things to do in Cheyenne

Museums Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Wyoming State Museum
Wyoming State Museum
Curt Gowdy State Park ©
Curt Gowdy State Park
Cheyenne Frontier Days Old West Museum ©

4
nights
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Denver: North Pole - Santa's Workshop (in Cascade), Spas (in Estes Park) and Colorado Springs (Garden of the Gods & Room Escape Games). Next up on the itinerary: explore and take pictures at Trail Ridge Road, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Evans, and let the kids burn off some steam at Foster's Place Playground.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Denver trip tool .

Traveling by car from Cheyenne to Denver takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. In July, daytime highs in Denver are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Denver

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Colorado Springs, Spas, Foster's Place Playground, North Pole - Santa's Workshop, Trail Ridge Road
Highlights from your plan
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road
River Rafting & Tubing

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