16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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16 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
1
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Chicago
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h 45​min
3
Kansas City
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
4
Oklahoma City
— 1 day
Drive:  10​h 30​min
5
Alamogordo
— 1 night
Drive:  11​h
6
Page
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h
7
Salt Lake City
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
8
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  35​h
End: Washington DC

2
nights
Washington DC

Washington DC ©
The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): get to know the fascinating history of Tomb of the Unknowns, contemplate the long history of Old Town, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Bull Run Mountains Natural Area Preserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Thu): learn about all things military at U.S. Naval Academy, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Fort McHenry National Monument, and then get to know the fascinating history of Capitol Hill.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Washington DC travel planning website .

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Washington DC. In July, daytime highs in Washington DC are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Washington DC

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Bull Run Mountains Natural Area Preserve, Fort McHenry National Monument, Old Town, U.S. Naval Academy
Highlights from your plan
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Fort McHenry National Monument ©
Fort McHenry National Monument
Old Town ©
Old Town

1
night
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): view the masterpieces at Chicago Cultural Center.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Chicago road trip planning website .

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to Chicago takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Washington DC to Chicago due to the time zone difference. In July, Chicago is little chillier than Washington DC - with highs of 83°F and lows of 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Kansas City.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Millennium Park ©
Millennium Park
Chicago Cultural Center ©
Chicago Cultural Center

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Union Station, then take an in-depth tour of National WWI Museum and Memorial, then admire the masterpieces at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, and finally admire the local landmark of KC Fountains.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Kansas City trip builder site .

You can fly from Chicago to Kansas City in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway, bus, and flight; or drive. Traveling from Chicago in July, expect nights in Kansas City to be about the same, around 72°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 89°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can drive to Oklahoma City.

Things to do in Kansas City

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art ©
The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
Union Station ©
Union Station
National WWI Museum and Memorial ©
National WWI Museum and Memorial

1
day
Oklahoma City

Oklahoma City ©
Oklahoma City, known to many as the "Big Friendly," represents the political, cultural, and economic engine of the state of Oklahoma.
On the 15th (Mon), identify plant and animal life at Martin Park Nature Center, then admire the masterpieces at National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, and then pause for some photo ops at Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum.

Before you visit Oklahoma City, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can drive from Kansas City to Oklahoma City in 5.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. In July, daily temperatures in Oklahoma City can reach 93°F, while at night they dip to 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Oklahoma City

Museums Wildlife Parks
Highlights from your plan
Martin Park Nature Center ©
Martin Park Nature Center

1
night
Alamogordo

Alamogordo ©
Alamogordo is the seat of Otero County, New Mexico, United States. On the 16th (Tue), appreciate the extensive heritage of New Mexico Rails-to-Trails, see the interesting displays at Shroud Exhibit and Museum, and then take in the dramatic natural features at White Sands National Monument.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Alamogordo road trip planning website .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Oklahoma City to Alamogordo takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Oklahoma City to Alamogordo, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In July, daytime highs in Alamogordo are 94°F, while nighttime lows are 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Page.

Things to do in Alamogordo

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

White Sands National Monument, St. Joseph Apache Mission Church, New Mexico Rails-to-Trails
Highlights from your plan
St. Joseph Apache Mission Church ©
St. Joseph Apache Mission Church
Shroud Exhibit and Museum ©
Shroud Exhibit and Museum

2
nights
Page

Page ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Glen Canyon National Recreation Area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in breathtaking views at Antelope Canyon and then explore the striking landscape at Rainbow Bridge National Monument.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Page day trip planner.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Alamogordo to Page takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Alamogordo in July, expect a bit warmer with lows of 73°F in Page. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Page

Nature Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Glen Canyon National Recreation Area ©
Rainbow Bridge National Monument ©
Rainbow Bridge National Monument
Antelope Canyon ©
Antelope Canyon

2
nights
Salt Lake City

Utah's capital and most populous city, Salt Lake City boasts a small-town feel, big-city amenities, and plenty of nature on its doorstep.
On the 20th (Sat), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Golden Spike National Historic Site. On the 21st (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Assembly Hall and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Salt Lake City travel route planner .

Traveling by flight from Page to Salt Lake City takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. In July in Salt Lake City, expect temperatures between 95°F during the day and 70°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Golden Spike National Historic Site, Fishing Charters & Tours
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Assembly Hall ©
Assembly Hall

2
nights
Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
On the 22nd (Mon), take in the dramatic natural features at Artists’ Paintpots, admire the local landmark of Fountain Paint Pot, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Midway Geyser Basin, and finally take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring. On the next day, take in the dramatic natural features at Gibbon Falls, then admire all the interesting features of Firehole Canyon Drive, then stroll through Mystic Falls Trail, and finally take in the natural beauty of Castle Geyser.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park travel route builder .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Salt Lake City to Yellowstone National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight, shuttle, and car. In July, Yellowstone National Park is cooler than Salt Lake City - with highs of 73°F and lows of 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Nature Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Midway Geyser Basin ©
Midway Geyser Basin
Firehole Canyon Drive ©
Firehole Canyon Drive
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring

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