9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

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9 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Drive:  8​h 30​min
1
Louisville
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h 30​min
2
Kansas City
— 1 night
Drive:  9​h
3
Denver
— 2 nights
Drive:  8​h 45​min
4
Driggs
— 2 nights
Drive:  12​h 30​min
5
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 day
Drive:  7​h 30​min
End: Los Angeles

1
night
Louisville

Louisville ©
Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Thu): see the interesting displays at Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, then try your luck at Churchill Downs, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Louisville Mega Cavern.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Louisville trip planning website .

Washington DC to Louisville is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in October, and nighttime lows around 50°F. You will have some time to spend on the 1st (Fri) before leaving for Kansas City.

Things to do in Louisville

Historic Sites Outdoors Nature
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Louisville Mega Cavern ©
Louisville Mega Cavern
Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory ©
Churchill Downs ©
Churchill Downs

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Kansas City

Kansas City ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): deepen your understanding at Kaleidoscope and then get lost in a book at Harry S. Truman Library and Museum.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Kansas City online sightseeing planner .

Traveling by flight from Louisville to Kansas City takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Louisville to Kansas City due to the time zone difference. November in Kansas City sees daily highs of 56°F and lows of 38°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time for travel to Denver.

Things to do in Kansas City

Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Harry S. Truman Library and Museum
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Harry S. Truman Library and Museum ©
Kaleidoscope ©
Kaleidoscope

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Evans, then see the interesting displays at Molly Brown House Museum, and then admire the natural beauty at Denver Botanic Gardens.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Denver online holiday planner .

You can fly from Kansas City to Denver in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Kansas City in November, Denver is slightly colder at night with lows of 29°F. On the 4th (Mon), you'll travel to Driggs.

Things to do in Denver

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Mount Evans ©
Mount Evans
Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens
Molly Brown House Museum ©
Molly Brown House Museum

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nights
Driggs

Driggs ©
Driggs is a city in Teton County, Idaho, United States. On the 5th (Tue), contemplate the waterfront views at Jackson Lake, then get great views at Snake River Overlook, then contemplate the long history of Mormon Row Historic District, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier View Turnout.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Driggs vacation maker .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Denver to Driggs. In November, Driggs is slightly colder than Denver - with highs of 40°F and lows of 20°F. You'll have a few hours on the 6th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Driggs

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Grand Teton National Park
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Jackson Lake ©
Jackson Lake
Mormon Row Historic District ©
Mormon Row Historic District
Glacier View Turnout ©
Glacier View Turnout

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Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park ©
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim and then trek along Bright Angel Trail.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park sightseeing planner .

You can drive from Driggs to Grand Canyon National Park in 12.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. When traveling from Driggs in November, plan for somewhat warmer days in Grand Canyon National Park, with highs around 54°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 22°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail

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