9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

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9 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Detroit
Drive:  3​h
1
Cleveland
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 30​min
2
Phoenix
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Santa Barbara
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
Denver
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  5​h 45​min
5
Urbana
— 1 day
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  13​h 30​min
End: Santa Barbara

1
night
Cleveland

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.
On the 5th (Fri), admire the masterpieces at The Cleveland Museum of Art, then see the interesting displays at Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, and then stroll around The Mall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire all the interesting features of Progressive Field, then walk around Cleveland Metroparks, and then try to win big at JACK Cleveland Casino.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Cleveland attractions planning website .

Detroit to Cleveland is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in July, and nighttime lows around 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Phoenix.

Things to do in Cleveland

Museums Casinos Fun & Games
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Rock & Roll Hall of Fame ©
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
The Cleveland Museum of Art ©
The Cleveland Museum of Art
Cleveland Metroparks ©
Cleveland Metroparks

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Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): admire the natural beauty at Desert Botanical Garden and then see the interesting displays at Musical Instrument Museum.

For maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Phoenix trip planner .

Getting from Cleveland to Phoenix by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 2 hours. While traveling from Cleveland, expect much hotter days and somewhat warmer nights in Phoenix, ranging from highs of 106°F to lows of 85°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Phoenix

Museums Parks
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Musical Instrument Museum ©
Musical Instrument Museum
Desert Botanical Garden ©
Desert Botanical Garden

2
nights
Santa Barbara

Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains, Santa Barbara is a solid vacation destination with its wide beaches, renowned wineries, and some of California's finest shopping and dining options.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area. Here are some ideas for day two: ponder the world of politics at Santa Barbara County Courthouse, then steep yourself in history at Old Mission Santa Barbara, then stroll through Santa Barbara Zoo, and finally take in the waterfront at Stearns Wharf.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Santa Barbara itinerary maker .

Traveling by flight from Phoenix to Santa Barbara takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Phoenix to Santa Barbara due to the time zone difference. In July, Santa Barbara is colder than Phoenix - with highs of 75°F and lows of 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Denver.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Tours Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Old Mission Santa Barbara ©
Old Mission Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara Zoo ©
Santa Barbara Zoo

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night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour and then learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Thu): stroll through Denver Zoo, then admire the natural beauty at Denver Botanic Gardens, and then admire all the interesting features of Coors Field.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Denver online trip maker .

You can fly from Santa Barbara to Denver in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Santa Barbara to Denver. While traveling from Santa Barbara, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Denver, ranging from highs of 87°F to lows of 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to Urbana.

Things to do in Denver

Tours Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

River Rafting & Tubing
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River Rafting & Tubing
Coors Field ©
Coors Field
Beer Tastings & Tours

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day
Urbana

Urbana ©
Urbana is a city in and the county seat of Champaign County, Illinois, United States. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): browse the collection at Champaign Public Library, then explore and take pictures at Memorial Stadium, then take in the exciting artwork at Larry Kanfer Photography Gallery, and finally let little ones run wild at Meadowbrook Park.

For photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Urbana trip planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Denver to Urbana. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Denver to Urbana due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in July, and nighttime lows around 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Urbana

Fun & Games Parks Museums

Side Trip

Champaign
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Meadowbrook Park ©
Meadowbrook Park
Larry Kanfer Photography Gallery ©
Larry Kanfer Photography Gallery
Champaign Public Library ©
Champaign Public Library

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