12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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12 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Dallas
Drive:  3​h 30​min
1
Oklahoma City
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
2
Kansas City
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
3
Saint Louis
— 1 day
Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
Williamstown
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Nashville
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Memphis
— 1 night
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  6​h
7
Springfield
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
8
Branson
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
9
Lawton
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
End: Dallas

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night
Oklahoma City

Oklahoma City
Oklahoma City, known to many as the "Big Friendly," represents the political, cultural, and economic engine of the state of Oklahoma.
To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Oklahoma City trip planning app .

Dallas to Oklahoma City is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Dallas in October, things will get a bit cooler in Oklahoma City: highs are around 77°F and lows about 53°F. You will leave for Kansas City on the 18th (Fri).

Things to do in Oklahoma City

Museums Fun & Games Parks
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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.
For traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Kansas City trip itinerary planning tool .

Drive from Oklahoma City to Kansas City in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. While traveling from Oklahoma City, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Kansas City, ranging from highs of 71°F to lows of 51°F. On the 19th (Sat), you'll travel to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Kansas City

Museums Parks Nightlife
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Saint Louis

Saint Louis ©
Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes St. Louis Union Station. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): steep yourself in history at St. Louis Union Station.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Saint Louis trip tool .

Getting from Kansas City to Saint Louis by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 72°F, and evening lows to 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel to Williamstown.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Shopping Historic Sites
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St. Louis Union Station ©
St. Louis Union Station

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Williamstown

Williamstown
Williamstown is a home-rule-class city in Grant and Pendleton counties in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): examine the collection at Ark Encounter.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Williamstown trip itinerary tool .

You can fly from Saint Louis to Williamstown in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 68°F in October, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Nashville.

Things to do in Williamstown

Museums
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Ark Encounter
Ark Encounter

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Nashville

Nashville ©
Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): grab your bike and head to Crockett Park, pause for some serene contemplation at Upper Room, then tee off at Hermitage Golf Course, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Moss-Wright Park.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Nashville online holiday planner .

Drive from Williamstown to Nashville in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of taxi and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Williamstown in October: highs in Nashville hover around 75°F, while lows dip to 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can go by car to Memphis.

Things to do in Nashville

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Hermitage Golf Course, Crockett Park, Moss-Wright Park
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Crockett Park ©
Crockett Park
Hermitage Golf Course ©
Hermitage Golf Course
Upper Room ©
Upper Room

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night
Memphis

Memphis ©
The largest city on the Mississippi River, Memphis bills itself as both the "Birthplace of Rock" and "Home of the Blues." With such a rich musical heritage, it shouldn't come as a surprise that Elvis Presley chose to live in Memphis during his later years.
On the 23rd (Wed), learn more about the world around you at Ducks Unlimited Waterfowling Heritage Center, then examine the collection at Stax Museum of American Soul Music, and then take an in-depth tour of Slave Haven / Burkle Estate Museum.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Memphis trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by car from Nashville to Memphis takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. October in Memphis sees daily highs of 77°F and lows of 56°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Springfield.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums Historic Sites
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Stax Museum of American Soul Music ©
Stax Museum of American Soul Music
Slave Haven / Burkle Estate Museum ©

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Springfield

Springfield ©
Springfield is the third-largest city in the state of Missouri and the county seat of Greene County. Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Gay Perdita Sinclair Station Route 66 Memorabalia, Head underground at Sequiota Park, then examine the collection at NRA National Sporting Arms Museum, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Mother's Brewing Company.

To see ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Springfield online trip builder .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Memphis to Springfield takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Memphis in October: high temperatures in Springfield hover around 72°F and lows are around 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can go by car to Branson.

Things to do in Springfield

Breweries & Distilleries Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Gay Perdita Sinclair Station Route 66 Memorabalia
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Mother's Brewing Company ©
Mother's Brewing Company
NRA National Sporting Arms Museum ©
NRA National Sporting Arms Museum

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nights
Branson

Branson ©
Nestled in Missouri's beautiful Ozark Mountains lies one of the country's most attractive vacation towns for year-round family entertainment.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): take some stellar pictures from 165 Scenic Overlook and then pause for some serene contemplation at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Branson travel route planning website .

Getting from Oklahoma City to Branson by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Oklahoma City in October, expect nights in Branson to be about the same, around 50°F, while days are slightly colder, around 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Springfield.

Things to do in Branson

Historic Sites
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Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church ©
165 Scenic Overlook ©
165 Scenic Overlook

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Lawton

Lawton ©
The city of Lawton is the county seat of Comanche County, in the State of Oklahoma. You've now added Comanche National Museum and Cultural Center to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): try to win big at Comanche Nation Casino, then admire the landmark architecture of Historic Mattie Beal Home, and then observe the fascinating underwater world at Medicine Park Aquarium and Natural Sciences Center. On the 28th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Comanche National Museum and Cultural Center, then make a trip to Leslie Powell Foundation & Gallery, and then stroll the grounds of Geronimo's Grave.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Lawton driving holiday site .

You can drive from Branson to Lawton in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. When traveling from Branson in October, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Lawton: temperatures range from 79°F by day to 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lawton

Historic Sites Parks Casinos

Side Trips

Geronimo's Grave, Holliday Creek Trails
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Historic Mattie Beal Home ©
Historic Mattie Beal Home
Geronimo's Grave ©
Geronimo's Grave

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