12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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Route & dates

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Albuquerque
— 3 nights
2
Wichita
— 2 nights
3
Chimney Rock
— 2 nights
4
Nauvoo
— 1 night
5
Kansas City
— 3 nights

3
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Albuquerque

Albuquerque ©
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.
Kids will enjoy Balloon Rides and Albuquerque Old Town. Get out of town with these interesting Albuquerque side-trips: Santa Fe (The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, &more) and Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument (in Cochiti Pueblo). There's much more to do: engage your brain at Explora Science Center and Children's Museum of Albuquerque, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Albuquerque Biological Park, take in the dramatic natural features at Petroglyph National Monument, and make a trip to New Mexico Steam Locomotive and Railroad Historical Society.

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The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Albuquerque. July in Albuquerque sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Wichita.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Santa Fe, Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument
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Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument ©
Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument
Balloon Rides
Albuquerque Old Town ©
Albuquerque Old Town

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Wichita

Wichita ©
On the 19th (Sun), get to know the resident critters at Tanganyika Wildlife Park, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Sedgwick County Zoo, and then make a trip to The Keeper of the Plains. On your second day here, stop by Nifty Nut House, get curious at Cosmosphere, and then see the interesting displays at Pizza Hut Museum.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Wichita road trip app.

Traveling by flight from Albuquerque to Wichita takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is 1 hour. In July, daily temperatures in Wichita can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Chimney Rock.

Things to do in Wichita

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Museums

Side Trips

Cosmosphere, Tanganyika Wildlife Park
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Sedgwick County Zoo ©
Sedgwick County Zoo
Tanganyika Wildlife Park ©
Tanganyika Wildlife Park
Cosmosphere ©
Cosmosphere

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Chimney Rock

Chimney Rock is a village in Rutherford County, North Carolina, United States. Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): go deep underground at Chimney Rock Gemstone Mine, enjoy breathtaking views from Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park, and then discover the riches below the earth's surface at The Gem Mine. On the 22nd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: snap pictures at Lake Lure Flowering Bridge, get interesting insight from Tours, and then see the interesting displays at The Right Track Toy Train Museum.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Chimney Rock trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by flight from Wichita to Chimney Rock takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, subway, and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Wichita to Chimney Rock. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Wichita in July, with highs in Chimney Rock at °F and lows at °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Nauvoo.

Things to do in Chimney Rock

Outdoors Adventure Tours

Side Trip

Lake Lure
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Zipline
Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park ©
Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park
Lake Lure Flowering Bridge ©
Lake Lure Flowering Bridge

1
night
Nauvoo

Nauvoo ©
Nauvoo is a small city in Hancock County, Illinois, United States, on the Mississippi River near Fort Madison, Iowa. On the 23rd (Thu), pause for some serene contemplation at Nauvoo Temple, steep yourself in history at Historic Nauvoo, thensteep yourself in history at Brigham Young Home, and finally take an in-depth tour of Rheinberger House Museum.

To find where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Nauvoo trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Chimney Rock to Nauvoo with the Route module. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In July in Nauvoo, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Kansas City.

Things to do in Nauvoo

Historic Sites Museums
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Historic Nauvoo ©
Historic Nauvoo
Nauvoo Temple ©
Nauvoo Temple
Brigham Young Home ©
Brigham Young Home

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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.
Bring the kids along to National WWI Museum and Memorial and Union Station. Take a break from Kansas City with a short trip to Burr Oak Woods Conservation Area in Blue Springs, about 32 minutes away. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, steep yourself in history at Bingham Waggoner Mansion & Estate, sample the tasty concoctions at Cinder Block Brewery, and get your game on at Blade & Timber Axe Throwing.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Kansas City holiday app.

Traveling by car from Nauvoo to Kansas City takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Nauvoo in July, plan for a bit warmer nights in Kansas City, with lows around °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kansas City

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Independence, Deanna Rose Children's Farmstead, Blade & Timber Axe Throwing, Burr Oak Woods Conservation Area, Cinder Block Brewery
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Bingham Waggoner Mansion & Estate ©
Bingham Waggoner Mansion & Estate
National WWI Museum and Memorial ©
National WWI Museum and Memorial
Deanna Rose Children's Farmstead ©
Deanna Rose Children's Farmstead

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