15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Chicago
— 2 nights
2
Saint Louis
— 1 night
3
Tulsa
— 1 night
4
Oklahoma City
— 1 night
5
Amarillo
— 1 night
6
Barstow
— 1 night
7
Flagstaff
— 4 nights
8
Albuquerque
— 1 night
9
Santa Monica
— 2 nights

2
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Chicago is known for museums, parks, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, take a memorable tour with Tours, take a leisurely stroll along Navy Pier, and stroll around Milton Lee Olive Park.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Chicago travel route planner.

Columbus to Chicago is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Columbus to Chicago. In August, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums · Theme Parks · Parks
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The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry
Millennium Park
Millennium Park

1
night
Saint Louis

Saint Louis ©
Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): see the interesting displays at City Museum, take in panoramic vistas at The Gateway Arch, and then see the interesting displays at Cardinals Hall of Fame and Museum.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Saint Louis driving holiday planner.

Getting from Chicago to Saint Louis by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. August in Saint Louis sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 66°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel to Tulsa.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Museums
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City Museum ©
City Museum
The Gateway Arch ©
The Gateway Arch
Cardinals Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Cardinals Hall of Fame and Museum

1
night
Tulsa

Tulsa ©
Sometimes known as the "Buckle of the Bible Belt," Tulsa is the second largest city in Oklahoma.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): head outdoors with Guthrie Green, then don't miss a visit to 108 Contemporary, then let little ones run wild at Gathering Place, and finally explore the landscape on two wheels at River Parks.

To find photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Tulsa trip itinerary tool.

You can fly from Saint Louis to Tulsa in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 91°F, and evening lows to 71°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Oklahoma City.

Things to do in Tulsa

Parks · Outdoors · Fun & Games
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Gathering Place ©
Gathering Place
River Parks ©
River Parks
Guthrie Green ©
Guthrie Green

1
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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): have some family-friendly fun at Bad Axe Throwing, learn more about the world around you at SKELETONS: Museum of Osteology, then examine the collection at Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame, and finally appreciate the history behind Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Oklahoma City road trip planner.

Getting from Tulsa to Oklahoma City by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Oklahoma City are 91°F, while nighttime lows are 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to drive to Amarillo.

Things to do in Oklahoma City

Museums · Fun & Games · Childrens Museums
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Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum ©
SKELETONS: Museum of Osteology ©
SKELETONS: Museum of Osteology
Bad Axe Throwing ©
Bad Axe Throwing

1
night
Amarillo

Amarillo ©
Known as "The Yellow Rose of Texas," Amarillo was once a series of ranches.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): stop by Cavender's Boot City.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Amarillo trip planner.

Traveling by car from Oklahoma City to Amarillo takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. August in Amarillo sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 65°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 7th (Fri) before leaving for Barstow.

Things to do in Amarillo

Shopping
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Cavender's Boot City ©
Cavender's Boot City

1
night
Barstow

Barstow ©
Barstow is a city in San Bernardino County, California, United States. On the 8th (Sat), trek along Mojave Trail, then get engrossed in the history at Mojave River Valley Museum, and then mingle with the ghosts of the past at Calico Ghost Town.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Barstow trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Amarillo to Barstow with the Route module. The time zone difference when traveling from Amarillo to Barstow is minus 2 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Amarillo in August: high temperatures in Barstow hover around 103°F and lows are around 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Flagstaff.

Things to do in Barstow

Outdoors · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Mojave Trail, Calico Ghost Town
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Mojave River Valley Museum ©
Mojave River Valley Museum
Calico Ghost Town ©
Calico Ghost Town

4
nights
Flagstaff

Flagstaff ©
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Flagstaff: Grand Canyon National Park (Cape Royal, South Kaibab Trail, &more). There's more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Wupatki National Monument and hike along Kachina Trail.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Flagstaff trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Barstow to Flagstaff takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Barstow in August, with highs in Flagstaff at 77°F and lows at 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Flagstaff

Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Grand Canyon National Park
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Wupatki National Monument ©
Wupatki National Monument
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): have fun and explore at Explora Science Center and Children's Museum of Albuquerque, soar above the sights with a balloon tour, and then let little ones run wild at A Park Above.

Make your Albuquerque itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by flight from Flagstaff to Albuquerque takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Flagstaff in August; daily highs in Albuquerque reach 88°F and lows reach 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel to Santa Monica.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Outdoors · Tours · Museums

Side Trip

A Park Above
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Balloon Rides
A Park Above ©
A Park Above

2
nights
Santa Monica

Santa Monica ©
A famed resort town since the early 20th century, Santa Monica sits on the picturesque Santa Monica Bay, bordered on three sides by the city of Los Angeles.
On the 14th (Fri), go for a walk through 26-Mile Bike Path, then enjoy the sand and surf at Santa Monica State Beach, then take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Candytopia Santa Monica.

To see ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Santa Monica road trip planning app.

Getting from Albuquerque to Santa Monica by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and tram. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Albuquerque to Santa Monica due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Albuquerque in August: highs in Santa Monica hover around 76°F, while lows dip to 65°F. On the 15th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches
Find places to stay Aug 13 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
Santa Monica Bay ©
Santa Monica Bay

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