9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner
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Glacier National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Winter Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kansas City
— 1 night
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Glacier National Park — 1 night

The glaciers from which Glacier National Park takes its name mostly dissipated eons ago, but they left behind a scoured landscape of high and steep mountain peaks, sparkling lakes, lush alpine meadows, and thick forests.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): cruise along Going-to-the-Sun Road and then hike along Iceberg Lake Trail.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Glacier National Park journey planner.

Saint Louis to Glacier National Park is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Saint Louis to Glacier National Park is minus 1 hour. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Saint Louis in July since evenings lows in Glacier National Park dip to 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Yellowstone National Park.
Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Trails · Parks
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Yellowstone National Park — 2 nights

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Fri): head outdoors with Morning Glory Pool, witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park trip builder tool.

You can fly from Glacier National Park to Yellowstone National Park in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and taxi. Traveling from Glacier National Park in July, things will get a bit cooler in Yellowstone National Park: highs are around 73°F and lows about 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel to Winter Park.
Nature · Parks · Outdoors
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Winter Park — 3 nights

Winter Park is a home rule municipality in Grand County, Colorado, United States. On the 9th (Sat), indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. Here are some ideas for day two: cruise along Guanella Pass, get engrossed in the history at Hotel de Paris Museum, and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Winter Park driving holiday planning site.

You can drive from Yellowstone National Park to Winter Park in 11 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. When traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July, plan for cooler days and about the same nights in Winter Park: temperatures range from 53°F by day to 39°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel to Kansas City.
Outdoors · Wildlife · Winter Sports · Parks
Side Trips
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Kansas City — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Union Station.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Kansas City trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Winter Park to Kansas City takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Winter Park to Kansas City due to the time zone difference. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Winter Park in July, with highs in Kansas City at 89°F and lows at 72°F. On the 13th (Wed), you'll travel back home.
Historic Sites
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United States travel guide

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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.