9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

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Oklahoma City
— Few hours
Drive
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Wichita
— 1 night
Fly
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Santa Fe
— 1 night
Fly to Grand Junction, Drive to Moab
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Moab
— 1 night
Drive
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Page
— 1 night
Fly
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Glacier National Park
— 1 night
Fly
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Denver
— 1 night
Fly
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Watertown
— 1 night
Drive
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Omaha
— 1 night
Fly

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Oklahoma City

The Big Friendly

Oklahoma City, known to many as the "Big Friendly," represents the political, cultural, and economic engine of the state of Oklahoma.
To see maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Oklahoma City trip itinerary website.

New York City to Oklahoma City is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. Expect little chillier evenings in Oklahoma City when traveling from New York City in December, with lows around 31°F. You will leave for Wichita on the 13th (Sun).

Things to do in Oklahoma City

Museums · Fun & Games · Parks · Nightlife

1
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Wichita

Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): stop by Nifty Nut House and then pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Paramount Antique Mall.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Wichita trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Oklahoma City to Wichita takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Oklahoma City in December since evenings lows in Wichita dip to 26°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Wichita

Shopping

1
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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.
On the 15th (Tue), view the masterpieces at Nedra Matteucci Galleries, then explore the galleries of Keshi, and then contemplate the long history of Loretto Chapel.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Santa Fe trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Wichita to Santa Fe in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In December in Santa Fe, expect temperatures between 45°F during the day and 22°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel to Moab.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites

1
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Moab

Red Desert

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Arches National Park.

For maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Moab driving holiday planning tool.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Santa Fe to Moab takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. In December, Moab is little chillier than Santa Fe - with highs of 38°F and lows of 15°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to drive to Page.

Things to do in Moab

Nature · Outdoors · Parks · Trails
Highlights from your trip

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Page

Center of Canyon Country

Originally little more than a simple camp constructed to house workers who built a nearby dam on the Colorado River, Page is now a popular stop for travelers preparing a trip to Arizona's canyon country.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): take in the dramatic natural features at Horseshoe Bend, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Page trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Moab to Page takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, and shuttle. Traveling from Moab in December, things will get a bit warmer in Page: highs are around 47°F and lows about 30°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Page

Outdoors · Tours · Nature · Parks

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Glacier National Park

Crown of the Continent

The glaciers from which Glacier National Park takes its name mostly dissipated eons ago, but they left behind a scoured landscape of high and steep mountain peaks, sparkling lakes, lush alpine meadows, and thick forests.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): head outdoors with John's Lake Loop.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Glacier National Park trip planning site.

You can fly from Page to Glacier National Park in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Page in December, with highs in Glacier National Park at 29°F and lows at 16°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Denver.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Outdoors

1
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Denver

Mile-High City

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.
On the 19th (Sat), contemplate the long history of Denver Union Station and then take in nature's colorful creations at Denver Botanic Gardens.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Denver trip itinerary maker.

Fly from Glacier National Park to Denver in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. When traveling from Glacier National Park in December, plan for somewhat warmer days in Denver, with highs around 43°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 19°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel to Watertown.

Things to do in Denver

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Shopping

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Watertown

Watertown is a city in and the county seat of Codington County, South Dakota, United States. Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): take in the exciting artwork at Terry Redlin Museum and then take in the exciting artwork at Redlin Art Center.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Watertown journey builder site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Denver to Watertown. Traveling from Denver to Watertown, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Denver in December, expect Watertown to be a bit cooler, temps between 26°F and 9°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel to Omaha.

Things to do in Watertown

Museums · Shopping
Highlights from your trip

1
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Omaha

Gateway to the West

A major transportation hub, Omaha was once considered little more than a stopping point on a pioneer's journey west.
On the 21st (Mon), get a new perspective on nature at Mangelsen Images of Nature Gallery, stop by Old Market Candy Shop, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Old Market.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Omaha trip itinerary maker app.

Getting from Watertown to Omaha by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Watertown in December: high temperatures in Omaha hover around 37°F and lows are around 20°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Omaha

Shopping · Neighborhoods · Museums

United States travel guide

4.5
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.

Kansas travel guide

4.3
Specialty Museums · Zoos · Entertainment Centers
The Sunflower State
Generally considered the geographical center of the country, Kansas is a state rich in history, having served as home to diverse Native American tribes for thousands of years before European settlement. Once called "Bleeding Kansas" because of violent clashes between abolitionists and pro-slavery settlers, Kansas now carries the nickname the "Sunflower State," earned because of its massive production of sunflowers, corn, wheat, and sorghum. In addition to agriculture, the state is also known as an aviation hub. Sightseeing is easy, as wide-open spaces dominate the landscape of the western two-thirds of the state, which includes some of the only remaining native tallgrass prairie in the nation. Eastern Kansas contains rolling hills and most of the major cities, which draw tourism with their lively art, nightlife, and music scenes.

New Mexico travel guide

4.1
Specialty Museums · Geologic Formations · Historic Walking Areas
Land of Enchantment
New Mexico is a land of distinctive regional cuisine and a thriving art scene, centered around the state's cosmopolitan urban centers. Once a Spanish colony claimed by 16th-century conquistadores, New Mexico remains the home of a large Spanish-speaking population and plenty of historical places to visit. The state also contains many Native American communities, sheltering a traditional way of life irretrievably lost in most other places in the country. With large tracts of sparsely inhabited land, the state is a great vacation destination for those who want to discover one of the world's last truly untamed regions, interspersed by only a few ancient pueblos and centuries-old missionary churches.

Utah travel guide

4.7
Geologic Formations · Hiking Trails · Scenic Drive
The Beehive State
A huge but sparsely populated land, Utah remains a major holiday destination offering plenty of year-round outdoor vacation ideas, including skiing, snowboarding, hiking, boating, horseback riding, and camping. The rugged terrain, defined by towering mountain peaks, deep canyons, and vast deserts, seems custom-made for adventurous nature lovers. With five national parks, the state has no shortage of pristine wilderness areas, causing many tourists to overlook the cultural attractions of its towns. Salt Lake City, the state's capital, features the headquarters of the Mormon Church, and draws over 5 million annual visitors. Utah also hosts several major film festivals each year, attracting young movie buffs from around the world.

Arizona travel guide

4.3
Canyons · Geologic Formations · Hiking Trails
The Grand Canyon State
Known as the "Grand Canyon State," Arizona boasts dense forests, deep gorges, sprawling national parks, and modern ski resorts. Native American reservations take up about a quarter of the state, housing several tribes and offering visitors a chance to discover the varied cultures of the country's indigenous population. A patchwork of diverse tourist attractions, Arizona features exclusive golf courses and upscale shops, as well as cactus-covered canyons and stretches of desolate desert straight out of old Westerns, perfect for a vacation far from the city bustle. Though the state still clings to its Old West flavor, its busy college towns packed with young students from around the world exude a cosmopolitan atmosphere.

Montana travel guide

4.8
River Rafting & Tubing · Bodies of Water · Wildlife Areas
The Crown of the Continent
With a population of only one million, Montana remains an untouched natural paradise of snowcapped peaks, expansive forests, and alpine lakes, dotted with Old West ghost towns, Indian reservations, and progressive urban communities. Appreciate the state's unique charm and beauty with a trip to Glacier National Park, where you can come face-to-face with Montana wildlife among its high peaks. Head to the state's largest cities, Billings and Missoula, for an array of historical attractions and cultural sightseeing.

Colorado travel guide

4.4
River Rafting & Tubing · Parks · Scenic Drive
The Centennial State
Home to diverse natural ecosystems, Colorado boasts numerous ski resorts, vineyards, canyons, fossil-rich national parks, rugged natural trails, and picturesque scenic drives. Arguably the greatest of Colorado's many natural wonders is Mt. Elbert, the highest peak in the North American Rockies. The state's natural beauty inspired the opening lyrics of the song "America the Beautiful." Aside from its abundant unspoiled wilderness, Colorado also offers many urban attractions, including award-winning restaurants and nationally praised microbreweries. With an extensive system of highways and railroads, the state provides visitors on vacation with a chance to explore this largely untamed part of the country by car or train.

South Dakota travel guide

4.2
National Parks · Scenic Drive · Monuments
The State of Great Faces and Great Places
Famous for the cliffside monuments of Mount Rushmore and the Crazy Horse memorial, South Dakota is a land of Old West history, American Indian culture, and impressive natural wonders. Get to know the state's diverse and breathtaking landscape with a trip through Custer National Park, with a herd of 1,300 free-roaming bison, or by traversing the dramatic peaks of Badlands National Park near the Black Hills. Allow time in your itinerary to visit the state's largest city, Sioux Falls, for shopping, dining, and entertainment options, as well as a number of museums and historical attractions.

Nebraska travel guide

4.5
Aquariums · Shopping · History Museums
The Cornhusker State
Situated in the heartland of America, Nebraska is home to a large number of small rural communities and masses of farmland. The state's two main cities, Omaha and Lincoln, are abuzz with youthful energy and cultural delights. Your itinerary can include a trip to the cities' museums to learn about the state's past, or tours of the area's important pioneer and Native American sites. The state's central location means that it has been crossed by many trails, but it was the California Gold Rush of 1848-1855 that originally brought large numbers of non-indigenous people to the area. Scenic river valleys offer plenty of opportunities for outdoor vacation activities, while Nebraska's agricultural towns charm visitors with their all-American spirit.