23 days in United States Itinerary

23 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States attractions planner

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Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
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Mesa Verde National Park
— 1 night
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Dodge City
— 1 night
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Kansas City
— 1 night
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Overland Park
— 6 nights
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Saint Louis
— 2 nights
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Oklahoma City
— 2 nights
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Amarillo
— 2 nights
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Sedona
— 6 nights
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Grand Canyon National Park

— 1 night
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
On the 26th (Sat), get great views at Pipe Creek Vista, then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, and then hike along South Kaibab Trail.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park trip planning site.

Los Angeles to Grand Canyon National Park is an approximately 8-hour car ride. You can also fly. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Los Angeles in June, expect nights in Grand Canyon National Park to be colder, around 42°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 85°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can go by car to Mesa Verde National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Mesa Verde National Park

— 1 night
Whereas most national parks are primarily devoted to showcasing unique and special landscapes, Mesa Verde National Park focuses on ancient human habitation.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): explore the ancient world of Cliff Palace and then contemplate the long history of Balcony House.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Mesa Verde National Park online trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Mesa Verde National Park by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, bus, and taxi. In June in Mesa Verde National Park, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 46°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 28th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Dodge City.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Historic Sites
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Dodge City

— 1 night
Dodge City is the county seat of Ford County, Kansas, United States, named after nearby Fort Dodge. To find ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Dodge City trip builder.

Getting from Mesa Verde National Park to Dodge City by car takes about 10 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Mesa Verde National Park to Dodge City, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Mesa Verde National Park in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Dodge City, with lows of 63°F. You'll set off for Kansas City on the 29th (Tue).

Things to do in Dodge City

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Theme Parks

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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Grace & Holy Trinity Cathedral and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Saint Peter.

To find reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Kansas City trip planner.

You can drive from Dodge City to Kansas City in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Dodge City in June, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 69°F in Kansas City. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Overland Park.

Things to do in Kansas City

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Overland Park

— 6 nights
Overland Park is the second most populous city in the U.S. state of Kansas. Popular historic sites such as Fort Scott National Cemetery and Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop & Farm Historic Site are in your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Overland Park: Lake Shawnee (in Topeka), Fort Scott (Lowell Milken Center for Unsung Heroes, Fort Scott National Historic Site, &more) and Lawrence (Massachusetts Street & KU Natural History Museum). There's lots more to do: get to know the resident critters at Deanna Rose Children's Farmstead, explore the world behind art at Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, have fun and explore at Museum at Prairiefire, and pause for some photo ops at Korean War Veterans Memorial.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Overland Park sightseeing site.

Overland Park is just a stone's throw from Kansas City. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Overland Park

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Saint Louis

— 2 nights

Gateway to the West

Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C. in the number of free activities available by spending your holiday exploring the city's central neighborhoods, famous for their restored century-old red-brick buildings.
On the 6th (Tue), get a sense of history and politics at Old Courthouse, then relax in the rural setting at Grant’s Farm, and then walk around Forest Park. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis, engage your brain at Saint Louis Science Center, and then examine the collection at Cardinals Hall of Fame and Museum.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Saint Louis day trip planner.

You can fly from Overland Park to Saint Louis in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 89°F, and evening lows to 68°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Oklahoma City.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Oklahoma City

— 2 nights

The Big Friendly

Oklahoma City, known to many as the "Big Friendly," represents the political, cultural, and economic engine of the state of Oklahoma.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): contemplate the long history of The Old Round Barn and then examine the collection at OK County 66 - John's Place.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Oklahoma City online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Saint Louis to Oklahoma City takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July in Oklahoma City, expect temperatures between 93°F during the day and 71°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Amarillo.

Things to do in Oklahoma City

Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Amarillo

— 2 nights

Yellow Rose of Texas

Known as "The Yellow Rose of Texas," Amarillo was once a series of ranches.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Huge Pair of Legs, then wander the wide-open spaces of Cowgirls and Cowboys in the West, then take an in-depth tour of Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum, and finally don't miss a visit to Tex Randall, Big Texan. On the next day, make a trip to Cadillac Ranch, explore the ancient world of Palo Duro Canyon State Park, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Lighthouse Trail.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Amarillo road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Oklahoma City to Amarillo takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Oklahoma City in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Amarillo, with lows of 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to fly to Sedona.

Things to do in Amarillo

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Sedona

— 6 nights

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Visit Chapel of the Holy Cross and Amitabha Stupa & Peace Park for their historical value. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sedona: Prescott Frontier Days, World's Oldest Rodeo (in Prescott), Meteor Crater & Barringer Space Museum (in Winslow) and Clarkdale National Historic District & Townsite (in Clarkdale). There's still lots to do: see Off-Road Tours, hike along Devil's Bridge Trail, stroll through Broken Arrow Trail, and admire the majestic nature at Slide Rock State Park.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Sedona trip itinerary site.

You can fly from Amarillo to Sedona in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Amarillo to Sedona. In July in Sedona, expect temperatures between 92°F during the day and 69°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 18th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

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.