17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States tour planner

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Wichita
— 1 night
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Albuquerque
— 2 nights
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Flagstaff
— 2 nights
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Las Vegas
— 4 nights
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Zion National Park
— 3 nights
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Breckenridge
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Denver
— 2 nights
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Hays
— 1 night
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Kansas City
— 1 night
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Wichita

— 1 night
Your day by day itinerary now includes Starlite Drive-In as well as Tanganyika Wildlife Park. On the 4th (Sun), meet the residents at Tanganyika Wildlife Park and then watch a film at Starlite Drive-In.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Wichita day trip planning app.

Quincy to Wichita is an approximately 6.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of car and flight. While traveling from Quincy, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Wichita, ranging from highs of 92°F to lows of 70°F. You'll have a few hours on the 5th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Wichita

Fun & Games · Nightlife · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

Side Trip

Albuquerque

— 2 nights

Duke City

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Bookworks, Albuquerque Old Town and Casa Rondena Winery.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Albuquerque trip planner.

Drive from Wichita to Albuquerque in 11 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Wichita to Albuquerque is minus 1 hour. July in Albuquerque sees daily highs of 91°F and lows of 67°F at night. On the 7th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Flagstaff.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Wineries · Shopping

Flagstaff

— 2 nights

City of Seven Wonders

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.
Grand Canyon Adventures has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): take a memorable drive along Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Grand Canyon Adventures.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Flagstaff trip planner.

Getting from Albuquerque to Flagstaff by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Albuquerque in July: high temperatures in Flagstaff hover around 81°F and lows are around 52°F. On the 9th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Flagstaff

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Las Vegas

— 4 nights

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Your day by day itinerary now includes 1923 Prohibition Bar, Fremont Street Experience and Gondola Rides at the Venetian. Take a break from Las Vegas with a short trip to Hoover Dam in Boulder City, about 50 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: shop like a local with The Strip, enjoy breathtaking views from High Roller, buy something for everyone on your list at The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian Resort, and don't miss a visit to Fountains of Bellagio.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Las Vegas trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from Flagstaff to Las Vegas by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or take a shuttle. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Flagstaff in July, things will get warmer in Las Vegas: highs are around 104°F and lows about 81°F. You will have some time to spend on the 13th (Tue) before leaving for Zion National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Nightlife

Side Trip

Zion National Park

— 3 nights
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
Spend the 14th (Wed) exploring nature at The Narrows. Spend the 13th (Tue) exploring nature at Zion National Park. There's still lots to do: get great views at Observation Point and hike along Angel's Landing.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Zion National Park trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Zion National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Las Vegas to Zion National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Las Vegas in July, you will find days in Zion National Park are a bit cooler (94°F), and nights are colder (59°F). You will have some time to spend on the 16th (Fri) before leaving for Breckenridge.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Breckenridge

Colorado's Kingdom

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.
To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Breckenridge day trip planner.

You can drive from Zion National Park to Breckenridge in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of car and bus. While traveling from Zion National Park, expect colder days and a bit cooler nights in Breckenridge, ranging from highs of 65°F to lows of 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can drive to Denver.

Things to do in Breckenridge

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Fun & Games

Denver

— 2 nights

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Chocolate Lab, Stranahan's Whiskey Distillery & Cocktail Bar and LoDo. Here are some ideas for day two: explore and take pictures at Pikes Peak - America's Mountain, then stroll around Garden of the Gods, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Stranahan's Whiskey Distillery & Cocktail Bar, and finally stop by Chocolate Lab.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Denver online tour planner.

Traveling by car from Breckenridge to Denver takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of shuttle and train. When traveling from Breckenridge in July, plan for warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Denver: temperatures range from 87°F by day to 60°F at night. On the 18th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Hays.

Things to do in Denver

Shopping · Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Parks

Side Trips

Hays

— 1 night
Hays is a city in and the county seat of Ellis County, Kansas, United States. For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Hays holiday builder tool.

You can drive from Denver to Hays in 5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Denver to Hays is 1 hour. In July, daytime highs in Hays are 91°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F. You will have some time to spend on the 19th (Mon) before leaving for Kansas City.

Things to do in Hays

Museums · Historic Sites · Nightlife · Spas

Kansas City

— 1 night

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.
You've now added Boulevard Brewing Company to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): indulge your thirst for a good beer at Boulevard Brewing Company.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Kansas City sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Hays to Kansas City takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Hays in July, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Kansas City, with lows around 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kansas City

Breweries & Distilleries
Highlights from your trip

United States travel guide

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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.