9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

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9 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Saint Louis
Drive:  5​h
1
Kansas City
— 1 night
Drive:  10​h
2
Breckenridge
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Salida
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Canon City
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
5
Colorado Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 30​min
6
Salina
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 15​min
7
Saint Louis
— Few hours
End: Saint Louis

1
night
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.
To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Kansas City road trip tool .

Saint Louis to Kansas City is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in September, and nighttime lows around 64°F. You'll set off for Breckenridge on the 8th (Sun).

Things to do in Kansas City

Museums Parks Nightlife

3
nights
Breckenridge

Breckenridge ©
Founded in 1859 as part of the Gold Rush in the Rockies, Breckenridge boasts a main street lined with colorful wooden storefronts housing cafes and shops, giving the effect of a thriving western town from the 19th century.
Step off the beaten path and head to McCullough Gulch and South Park City Museum. Visiting Vail Recreation Path and Summit Lake Park will get you outdoors. Step out of Breckenridge with an excursion to Lily Pad Lake in Silverthorne--about 30 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: go for a walk through Vail Pass Path, hike along Spruce Creek Trail, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Broken Compass Brewery & Tap House, and stop by Alpine Sports.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Breckenridge trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Kansas City to Breckenridge takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Kansas City to Breckenridge is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Kansas City in September, things will get much colder in Breckenridge: highs are around 58°F and lows about 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Salida.

Things to do in Breckenridge

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Summit Lake Park, Lily Pad Lake, South Park City Museum, Vail Recreation Path
Highlights from your plan
Summit Lake Park ©
Summit Lake Park
Lily Pad Lake ©
Lily Pad Lake
Vail Pass Path ©
Vail Pass Path

1
day
Salida

Salida ©
The City of Salida is a Statutory City that is the county seat and most populous city of Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. On the 11th (Wed), stroll around Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area, then play a few rounds at Rocky Mountain Mini Golf, and then sample the tasty concoctions at Soulcraft Brewing.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Salida vacation site .

You can drive from Breckenridge to Salida in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Breckenridge in September, expect nights in Salida to be about the same, around 48°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Canon City.

Things to do in Salida

Outdoors Golf Parks
Highlights from your plan
Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area ©
Soulcraft Brewing ©
Soulcraft Brewing

1
night
Canon City

Canon City
Part of Colorado's Royal Gorge Region, Cañon City straddles the Arkansas River.
Discover how to plan a Canon City trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Salida to Canon City takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Salida in September, expect Canon City to be somewhat warmer, temps between 83°F and 56°F. You will leave for Colorado Springs on the 12th (Thu).

Things to do in Canon City

Outdoors Parks Tours

1
night
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 12th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Palmer Park, then explore the world behind art at Michael Garman Museum & Gallery, and then immerse yourself in nature at Mueller State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Bear Creek Nature Center, examine the collection at Penrose Heritage Museum, and then take in the awesome beauty at Cheyenne Mountain State Park.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Colorado Springs trip planner.

Traveling by car from Canon City to Colorado Springs takes an hour. Traveling from Canon City in September, Colorado Springs is a bit cooler at night with lows of 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel to Salina.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

Mueller State Park
Highlights from your plan
Palmer Park ©
Palmer Park
Mueller State Park
Mueller State Park
Cheyenne Mountain State Park ©
Cheyenne Mountain State Park

1
night
Salina

Salina ©
Salina is a city in and the county seat of Saline County, Kansas, United States., the city population was 47,707. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): take in the exciting artwork at Birger Sandzen Memorial Gallery, make a splash at Kenwood Cove Aquatic Park, then see the interesting displays at Smoky Hill Museum, and finally view the masterpieces at SculptureTour Salina.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Salina road trip planning site .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Colorado Springs to Salina. The time zone difference when traveling from Colorado Springs to Salina is 1 hour. Traveling from Colorado Springs in September, expect Salina to be a bit warmer, temps between 86°F and 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Salina

Museums Theme Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Birger Sandzen Memorial Gallery
Highlights from your plan
Smoky Hill Museum ©
Smoky Hill Museum
Birger Sandzen Memorial Gallery ©
Birger Sandzen Memorial Gallery

few
hours
Saint Louis

Saint Louis ©
Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C.
On the 15th (Sun), wander the streets of Lafayette Square, sample the fine beverages at StilL 630 Distillery, and then stroll the grounds of Bellefontaine Cemetery.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Saint Louis trip planning website .

Explore your travel options from Salina to Saint Louis with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in September, and nighttime lows around 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries
Highlights from your plan
Lafayette Square ©
Lafayette Square
StilL 630 Distillery ©
StilL 630 Distillery
Bellefontaine Cemetery ©
Bellefontaine Cemetery

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