9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

Make it your trip
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Las Vegas
— 1 night
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Colorado Springs
— 1 night
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Louisville
— 1 night
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Cincinnati
— 1 night
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Chantilly
— 1 night
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Kansas City
— 1 night
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Drive to Kansas City International Airport, Fly to Albuquerque International Sunport, Drive to Pecos
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Pecos
— 1 night
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Drive to Albuquerque International Sunport, Fly to Santa Maria Pub/Capt G Allan Hancock Field, Drive to Lompoc
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Lompoc
— 1 night
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Las Vegas

— 1 night

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): examine the collection at The Mob Museum and then explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. Here are some ideas for day two: get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, then make a trip to Fountains of Bellagio, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Las Vegas day trip planning site.

Santa Maria to Las Vegas is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Santa Maria in July: high temperatures in Las Vegas hover around 104°F and lows are around 81°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jul 10 — 11:

Colorado Springs

— 1 night
Stunning Garden of the Gods Park scenery, blue skies and the glory of Pikes Peak-America’s Mountain have attracted visitors to Colorado Springs for more than a century.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): stroll around Garden of the Gods and then cruise along Pikes Peak - America's Mountain.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Colorado Springs travel itinerary planner.

Fly from Las Vegas to Colorado Springs in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Las Vegas in July: highs in Colorado Springs hover around 86°F, while lows dip to 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can fly to Louisville.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 11 — 12:

Louisville

— 1 night

Derby City

Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): gain some tasty knowledge on a distillery tour, then Head underground at Louisville Mega Cavern, and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Copper & Kings American Brandy Distillery.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Louisville online vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Colorado Springs to Louisville takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Colorado Springs to Louisville due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Colorado Springs in July, Louisville is a bit warmer at night with lows of 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to drive to Cincinnati.

Things to do in Louisville

Breweries & Distilleries · Tours · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Jul 12 — 13:

Cincinnati

— 1 night

The Queen of the West

Situated on the north bank of the Ohio River, Cincinnati distinguished itself as the only U.S. city that left a favorable impression on one of its most famous 19th-century visitors, English author Charles Dickens.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption, then stroll around Smale Riverfront Park, and then sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Cincinnati online trip planner.

Getting from Louisville to Cincinnati by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Louisville in July, Cincinnati is slightly colder at night with lows of 64°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Chantilly.

Things to do in Cincinnati

Breweries & Distilleries · Tours · Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 13 — 14:

Chantilly

— 1 night
Chantilly is a census-designated place (CDP) in western Fairfax County, Virginia, United States. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, then admire the majestic nature at Washington & Old Dominion Railroad Regional Park (W&OD), then make a splash at Water Mine Family Swimmin' Hole, and finally contemplate the long history of Little Library.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Chantilly itinerary maker website.

You can fly from Cincinnati to Chantilly in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and subway. In July, daytime highs in Chantilly are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Kansas City.

Things to do in Chantilly

Museums · Theme Parks · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 14 — 15:

Kansas City

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Grace & Holy Trinity Cathedral, then contemplate the long history of Bingham Waggoner Mansion & Estate, then take an in-depth tour of National WWI Museum and Memorial, and finally explore the world behind art at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art.

Before you visit Kansas City, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Fly from Chantilly to Kansas City in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and subway. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in July, and nighttime lows around 72°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel to Pecos.

Things to do in Kansas City

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 15 — 16:

Pecos

— 1 night
Pecos is a village in San Miguel County, New Mexico, United States. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pecos National Historical Park.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Pecos trip tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Kansas City to Pecos. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Kansas City in July, expect slightly colder with lows of 60°F in Pecos. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel to Lompoc.

Things to do in Pecos

Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Jul 16 — 17:
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Lompoc

— 1 night
Lompoc is a city in Santa Barbara County, California, on the west coast of the United States. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): do a tasting at Alma Rosa Winery and Vineyards, indulge your taste buds at 246 Wine & Brew Tours, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Surf Beach.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Lompoc route maker site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Pecos to Lompoc. Traveling from Pecos to Lompoc, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Pecos in July, things will get a bit cooler in Lompoc: highs are around 72°F and lows about 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Lompoc

Wineries · Breweries & Distilleries · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 17 — 18:

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · History Museums
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.