8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

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Chicago
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Kansas City
— 1 night
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Amarillo
— 1 night
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Santa Fe
— 1 night
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Flagstaff
— 2 nights
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Joshua Tree National Park
— 1 night
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Santa Barbara
— 1 night

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Chicago

Chicago ©

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
On the 31st (Sat), admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, stroll around Millennium Park, then take a memorable tour with Tours, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower.

To see more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Chicago travel site.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Chicago. In October, plan for daily highs up to 65°F, and evening lows to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Kansas City.

Things to do in Chicago

Outdoors · Museums · Tours · Parks
Find places to stay Oct 31 — Nov 1:
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The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Millennium Park
Millennium Park
Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower ©
Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower

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Kansas City

Kansas City ©

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 1st (Sun): learn about all things military at National WWI Museum and Memorial and then admire the masterpieces at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Kansas City day trip planner.

You can fly from Chicago to Kansas City in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Chicago in October, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Kansas City: temperatures range from 71°F by day to 51°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel to Amarillo.

Things to do in Kansas City

Find places to stay Oct 31 — Nov 1:
Highlights from your plan
The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art ©
The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
National WWI Museum and Memorial ©
National WWI Museum and Memorial

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Amarillo

Amarillo ©

Yellow Rose of Texas

Known as "The Yellow Rose of Texas," Amarillo was once a series of ranches.
On the 2nd (Mon), see the interesting displays at Jack Sisemore Traveland RV Museum, wander the wide-open spaces of Cowgirls and Cowboys in the West, and then make a trip to Cadallic Ranch.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Amarillo travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Kansas City to Amarillo by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Kansas City in November: highs in Amarillo hover around 62°F, while lows dip to 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to drive to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Amarillo

Museums
Find places to stay Nov 1 — 2:
Highlights from your plan
Cowgirls and Cowboys in the West ©
Cowgirls and Cowboys in the West
Jack Sisemore Traveland RV Museum ©
Jack Sisemore Traveland RV Museum
Cadallic Ranch ©
Cadallic Ranch

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Santa Fe

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 3rd (Tue), get interesting insight from Santa Fe Balloon Company, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Canyon Road, then admire the masterpieces at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, and finally view the masterpieces at Mama's Minerals.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Santa Fe online trip maker.

You can drive from Amarillo to Santa Fe in 5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Amarillo to Santa Fe due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Amarillo in November, expect Santa Fe to be a bit cooler, temps between 54°F and 29°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can go by car to Flagstaff.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Neighborhoods · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Tours
Find places to stay Nov 2 — 3:
Highlights from your plan
Canyon Road ©
Canyon Road
Georgia O'Keeffe Museum ©
Georgia O'Keeffe Museum
Mama's Minerals ©
Mama's Minerals

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Flagstaff

Flagstaff ©

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.
On the 4th (Wed), explore the striking landscape of Wupatki National Monument. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, see Off-Road Tours, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chapel of the Holy Cross.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Flagstaff trip planner.

Drive from Santa Fe to Flagstaff in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. November in Flagstaff sees daily highs of 53°F and lows of 25°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel to Joshua Tree National Park.

Things to do in Flagstaff

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 3 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
Wupatki National Monument ©
Wupatki National Monument
Off-Road Tours
Chapel of the Holy Cross ©
Chapel of the Holy Cross

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Joshua Tree National Park

Joshua Tree National Park ©
Joshua Tree National Park takes its name from the Joshua tree, a twisted, spiky tree with bayonet-shaped leaves at the top that's one of the few plant species hardy enough to thrive in the extreme climate of the Mojave Desert.
On the 6th (Fri), tour the pleasant surroundings at Lost Palms Oasis Trail and then take in nature's colorful creations at Cholla Cactus Garden.

To find photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Joshua Tree National Park day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Flagstaff to Joshua Tree National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Flagstaff to Joshua Tree National Park, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Flagstaff in November, plan for a bit warmer days in Joshua Tree National Park, with highs around 70°F, while nights are warmer with lows around 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Joshua Tree National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails
Find places to stay Nov 5 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Cholla Cactus Garden ©
Cholla Cactus Garden

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Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara ©

The American Riviera

Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains, Santa Barbara is a solid vacation destination with its wide beaches, renowned wineries, and some of California's finest shopping and dining options.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): get to know the fascinating history of State Street Underpass and then contemplate the long history of Old Mission Santa Barbara.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Santa Barbara road trip site.

Getting from Joshua Tree National Park to Santa Barbara by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 72°F, and evening lows to 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Scenic Drive
Find places to stay Nov 6 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Old Mission Santa Barbara ©
Old Mission Santa Barbara

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