9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States route maker

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Fly
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Chicago
— 1 night
Drive
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Saint Louis
— 1 night
Drive
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Tulsa
— 1 night
Drive
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Arcadia
Drive
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Amarillo
— 1 night
Drive
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Adrian
Drive
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Santa Fe
Drive
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Albuquerque
— 1 night
Fly to Flagstaff, Bus to Maswik Lodge
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Grand Canyon National Park
Drive
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Flagstaff
— 1 night
Drive
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Barstow
— 1 night
Drive
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San Bernardino
Drive
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Los Angeles
Drive
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Santa Monica
— 1 night
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Chicago

— 1 night

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Michigan Avenue Bridge has been added to your itinerary. On the 16th (Fri), walk around Millennium Park and then snap pictures at Michigan Avenue Bridge.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Chicago trip planner.

Dallas to Chicago is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Dallas in August: high temperatures in Chicago hover around 83°F and lows are around 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks

Saint Louis

— 1 night

Gateway to the West

Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C.
You've now added The Gateway Arch to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): enjoy breathtaking views from The Gateway Arch.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Saint Louis tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Chicago to Saint Louis takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Saint Louis can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 66°F. On the 18th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Tulsa.
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Tulsa

— 1 night

Buckle of the Bible Belt

Sometimes known as the "Buckle of the Bible Belt," Tulsa is the second largest city in Oklahoma.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Blue Whale of Catoosa. Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): make a trip to Blue Whale of Catoosa.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Tulsa vacation tool.

Traveling by car from Saint Louis to Tulsa takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 91°F, and evening lows to 71°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel to Arcadia.
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Arcadia

Arcadia is a town in Oklahoma County, Oklahoma, United States, and a part of the Oklahoma City metropolitan area. On the 19th (Mon), examine the collection at OK County 66 - John's Place.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Arcadia trip itinerary planning website.

Getting from Tulsa to Arcadia by car takes about 1.5 hours. In August in Arcadia, expect temperatures between 91°F during the day and 70°F at night. On the 19th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Amarillo.

Things to do in Arcadia

Museums
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Amarillo

— 1 night

Yellow Rose of Texas

Known as "The Yellow Rose of Texas," Amarillo was once a series of ranches.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Cadallic Ranch. Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): make a trip to Cadallic Ranch.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Amarillo tour builder tool.

Getting from Arcadia to Amarillo by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Arcadia in August, expect little chillier with lows of 65°F in Amarillo. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel to Adrian.
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Adrian

Adrian is a city on historic route 66 in Oldham County, Texas, United States. Midpoint Cafe and Gift Shop has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): stop by Midpoint Cafe and Gift Shop.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Adrian tour itinerary planning website.

Drive from Amarillo to Adrian in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 90°F in August, and nighttime lows around 63°F. You will have some time to spend on the 20th (Tue) before leaving for Santa Fe.

Things to do in Adrian

Shopping
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Santa Fe

City Different

Santa Fe continuously ranks among the world's top holiday destinations, attracting visitors with its unusual combination of scenic beauty, rich history, cultural diversity, and high concentration of performing arts venues, fine restaurants, and interesting attractions.
To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Santa Fe vacation planner.

You can drive from Adrian to Santa Fe in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Adrian to Santa Fe is minus 1 hour. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Adrian in August: high temperatures in Santa Fe hover around 84°F and lows are around 57°F. On the 20th (Tue), you're off to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Shopping

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.
For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Albuquerque trip website.

You can drive from Santa Fe to Albuquerque in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Santa Fe in August, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 64°F in Albuquerque. On the 21st (Wed), you'll travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Shopping

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.
To plan Grand Canyon National Park vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Albuquerque to Grand Canyon National Park in 9 hours. Traveling from Albuquerque in August, things will get slightly colder in Grand Canyon National Park: highs are around 80°F and lows about 50°F. You'll set off for Flagstaff on the 21st (Wed).

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Trails

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.
To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Flagstaff trip planner.

Drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Flagstaff in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 77°F in August, and nighttime lows around 50°F. On the 22nd (Thu), you'll travel to Barstow.

Things to do in Flagstaff

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Shopping

Barstow

— 1 night
Barstow is a city in San Bernardino County, California, United States. To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Barstow trip itinerary planning tool.

Drive from Flagstaff to Barstow in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Flagstaff to Barstow due to the time zone difference. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Flagstaff in August, with highs in Barstow at 103°F and lows at 74°F. You will leave for San Bernardino on the 23rd (Fri).

Things to do in Barstow

Museums · Theme Parks · Parks · Nightlife

San Bernardino

San Bernardino is a city located in the Riverside-San Bernardino metropolitan area (sometimes called the "Inland Empire"). Original McDonald's Site and Museum has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): see the interesting displays at Original McDonald's Site and Museum.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our San Bernardino trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Barstow to San Bernardino takes 1.5 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Barstow in August; daily highs in San Bernardino reach 95°F and lows reach 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Bernardino

Museums

Los Angeles

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
You've now added Hollywood Sign to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): make a trip to Hollywood Sign.

Discover how to plan a Los Angeles trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can drive from San Bernardino to Los Angeles in 1.5 hours. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from San Bernardino in August: highs in Los Angeles hover around 84°F, while lows dip to 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can drive to Santa Monica.
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Santa Monica

— 1 night

Fortunate People in a Fortunate Land

A famed resort town since the early 20th century, Santa Monica sits on the picturesque Santa Monica Bay, bordered on three sides by the city of Los Angeles.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): appreciate the extensive heritage of Santa Monica Pier.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Santa Monica tour itinerary planner.

Santa Monica is very close to Los Angeles. Traveling from Los Angeles in August, you will find days in Santa Monica are a bit cooler (76°F), and nights are about the same (65°F). On the 24th (Sat), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Santa Monica

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.