9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

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9 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Plattsburgh
Fly:  7​h 30​min
1
Saint Louis
— Few hours
Fly:  4​h
2
Kansas City
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
3
Albuquerque
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 30​min
4
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 45​min
5
Phoenix
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
6
Colorado Springs
— 1 night
bus:  1​h
7
Denver
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
8
Chicago
— 1 day
Fly:  3​h 15​min
9
Cleveland
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h 45​min
End: Plattsburgh

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Saint Louis

Saint Louis ©
Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C.
To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Saint Louis trip planner .

Plattsburgh to Saint Louis is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Plattsburgh to Saint Louis due to the time zone difference. In June, Saint Louis is a bit warmer than Plattsburgh - with highs of 87°F and lows of 67°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel to Kansas City.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis ©
Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis
Cardinals Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Cardinals Hall of Fame and Museum

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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.
On the 15th (Sat), take an in-depth tour of Arabia Steamboat Museum, then get lost in a book at Harry S. Truman Library and Museum, then take a stroll through Country Club Plaza, and finally see the interesting displays at Negro Leagues Baseball Museum.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Kansas City online tour itinerary builder .

You can fly from Saint Louis to Kansas City in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Kansas City can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Kansas City

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Harry S. Truman Library and Museum
Highlights from your plan
Arabia Steamboat Museum ©
Arabia Steamboat Museum
Harry S. Truman Library and Museum ©
Harry S. Truman Library and Museum
Negro Leagues Baseball Museum ©
Negro Leagues Baseball Museum

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): take in the dramatic natural features at Petroglyph National Monument, then learn more about the world around you at New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science, and then learn more about the world around you at Indian Pueblo Cultural Center.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Albuquerque trip itinerary builder website .

You can fly from Kansas City to Albuquerque in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Kansas City to Albuquerque, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Kansas City, expect a bit warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Albuquerque, ranging from highs of 93°F to lows of 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Museums Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Indian Pueblo Cultural Center ©
Indian Pueblo Cultural Center
Petroglyph National Monument ©
Petroglyph National Monument

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): get great views at Mather Point, then trek along South Kaibab Trail, then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, and finally explore the stunning scenery at Yavapai Point.

For where to stay and tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park trip planner .

You can drive from Albuquerque to Grand Canyon National Park in 6.5 hours. When traveling from Albuquerque in June, plan for slightly colder days in Grand Canyon National Park, with highs around 85°F, while nights are colder with lows around 42°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can go by car to Phoenix.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Mather Point ©
Mather Point
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim

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night
Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Musical Instrument Museum, explore the world behind art at Heard Museum, and then see the interesting displays at Cutler Plotkin Jewish Heritage Center.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Phoenix trip planning website .

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Phoenix in 4 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in June, expect Phoenix to be much hotter, temps between 107°F and 81°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Phoenix

Museums
Highlights from your plan
Heard Museum ©
Heard Museum
Musical Instrument Museum ©
Musical Instrument Museum

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Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs ©
Stunning Garden of the Gods Park scenery, blue skies and the glory of Pikes Peak-America’s Mountain have attracted visitors to Colorado Springs for more than a century.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): take in the dramatic natural features at Red Rock Canyon, then stroll through Garden of the Gods, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Helen Hunt Falls.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Colorado Springs attractions app .

Traveling by flight from Phoenix to Colorado Springs takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Phoenix in June; daily highs in Colorado Springs reach 84°F and lows reach 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to take a bus to Denver.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Red Rock Canyon Open Space ©
Red Rock Canyon Open Space
Helen Hunt Falls ©
Helen Hunt Falls

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night
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 20th (Thu): explore the different monuments and memorials at Buffalo Bill Grave and Museum and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Evans.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Denver trip itinerary planning website .

Take a bus from Colorado Springs to Denver in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In June, daytime highs in Denver are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Denver

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Buffalo Bill Grave and Museum
Highlights from your plan
Mount Evans ©
Mount Evans
Buffalo Bill Grave and Museum ©
Buffalo Bill Grave and Museum

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Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): see the interesting displays at The Field Museum, explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, then pause for some photo ops at Cloud Gate, and finally explore and take pictures at Millennium Park.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Chicago driving holiday app .

Traveling by flight from Denver to Chicago takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Denver to Chicago. Traveling from Denver in June, Chicago is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Cleveland.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Childrens Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Field Museum ©
Field Museum
Millennium Park ©
Millennium Park

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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 22nd (Sat), explore the world behind art at The Cleveland Museum of Art and then examine the collection at A Christmas Story House.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Cleveland road trip planning tool .

You can fly from Chicago to Cleveland in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway, bus, and flight; or drive. Traveling from Chicago to Cleveland, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. June in Cleveland sees daily highs of 77°F and lows of 64°F at night. On the 22nd (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cleveland

Museums
Highlights from your plan
A Christmas Story House ©
A Christmas Story House
The Cleveland Museum of Art ©
The Cleveland Museum of Art

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