9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

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9 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Kansas City
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  5​h 45​min
1
Phoenix
— 1 night
2
Flagstaff
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
4
Abiquiu
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Albuquerque
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  5​h
End: Kansas City

1
night
Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): admire the natural beauty at Japanese Friendship Garden and then experience rural life at Queen Creek Olive Mill. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Buddy Stubbs Harley-Davidson, identify plant and animal life at McDowell Sonoran Preserve, and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Phoenix holiday website .

Kansas City to Phoenix is an approximately 6-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In June, Phoenix is somewhat warmer than Kansas City - with highs of 107°F and lows of 81°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Flagstaff.

Things to do in Phoenix

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trips

Scottsdale, Queen Creek Olive Mill
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Queen Creek Olive Mill ©
Queen Creek Olive Mill
Buddy Stubbs Harley-Davidson ©
Buddy Stubbs Harley-Davidson
River Rafting & Tubing

2
nights
Flagstaff

Flagstaff ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): explore the fascinating underground world of Lava River Cave and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Coconino National Forest. Keep things going the next day: admire the majestic nature at Riordan Mansion State Historic Park, then get interesting insight from Tours, and then see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

For more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Flagstaff driving holiday planner.

Drive from Phoenix to Flagstaff in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Phoenix in June: high temperatures in Flagstaff hover around 82°F and lows are around 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Flagstaff

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trip

Sedona
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Lava River Cave ©
Lava River Cave
Coconino National Forest ©
Coconino National Forest
Riordan Mansion State Historic Park ©

2
nights
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 11th (Tue): get great views at Grandview Point, then take in panoramic vistas at Desert View Watchtower, then cruise along East Rim Drive, and finally get great views at Powell Point. Keep things going the next day: get great views at Hopi Point and then make a trip to Grand Canyon Village.

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Getting from Flagstaff to Grand Canyon National Park by car takes about 1.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Grand Canyon National Park are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Abiquiu.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Scenic Drive Outdoors
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Grandview Point ©
Grandview Point
Hopi Point ©
Hopi Point
Grand Canyon Village ©
Grand Canyon Village

1
day
Abiquiu

Abiquiu ©
Abiquiú is a small census-designated place located in Rio Arriba County, in northern New Mexico in the southwestern United States, about 53 miles (85 km) north of Santa Fe. On the 13th (Thu), contemplate the waterfront views at Rio Chama, then explore the striking landscape at Plaza Blanca, and then browse the exhibits of Ghost Ranch.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Abiquiu trip planner .

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Abiquiu takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Abiquiu, with lows of 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Abiquiu

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

Rio Chama
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Plaza Blanca ©
Plaza Blanca
Ghost Ranch ©
Ghost Ranch

2
nights
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.
On the 14th (Fri), admire the natural beauty at ABQ BioPark Botanic Garden, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Albuquerque Biological Park, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Capilla de Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe, and finally engage your brain at Explora Science Center and Children's Museum of Albuquerque. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History, then get a new perspective on nature at New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science, then explore the world behind art at Albuquerque Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Felipe de Neri Church.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Albuquerque trip itinerary site .

Traveling by car from Abiquiu to Albuquerque takes 2 hours. When traveling from Abiquiu in June, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Albuquerque: temperatures range from 93°F by day to 64°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Museums Parks Childrens Museums
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