9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

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Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Lake Powell
— 2 nights
Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
Kansas City


Grand Canyon National Park

— 2 nights
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
On the 24th (Sat), contemplate the long history of Grand Canyon Railway Depot, then explore the stunning scenery at Yavapai Point, and then hike along Rim Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Pipe Creek Vista, then trek along South Kaibab Trail, then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, and finally take some stellar pictures from Mather Point.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park trip app.

Kansas City to Grand Canyon National Park is an approximately 18.5-hour car ride. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Kansas City to Grand Canyon National Park. July in Grand Canyon National Park sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to travel to Lake Powell.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Lake Powell

— 2 nights
Lake Powell serves as the playground for the town of Page, drawing nearly three million visitors annually.
Go for a jaunt from Lake Powell to Shonto to see Keet Seel Navajo National Monument about 1h 20 min away. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Rainbow Bridge Trail and take in breathtaking views at Ticaboo Canyon.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Lake Powell sightseeing app.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Lake Powell takes 7.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in July, expect nights in Lake Powell to be much hotter, around 73°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 98°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can travel to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Lake Powell

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

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Colorado Springs

— 2 nights
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.
On the 29th (Thu), learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, walk around Garden of the Gods, then examine the collection at Michael Garman Museum & Gallery, and finally look for gifts at Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Miramont Castle Museum, take a memorable drive along Pikes Peak - America's Mountain, and then take in the dramatic scenery at The Broadmoor Seven Falls.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Colorado Springs trip planning tool.

Explore your travel options from Lake Powell to Colorado Springs with the Route module. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Lake Powell in July: high temperatures in Colorado Springs hover around 86°F and lows are around 58°F. On the 31st (Sat), you're off to Kansas City.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Kansas City

City of Fountains

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.
To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Kansas City visit planner.

Getting from Colorado Springs to Kansas City by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Colorado Springs in July since evenings lows in Kansas City dip to 72°F. You will leave for home on the 31st (Sat).

Things to do in Kansas City

Museums · Parks · Nightlife · Fun & Games

United States travel guide

Specialty Museums · Beaches · History Museums
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.