22 days in United States Itinerary

22 days in United States Itinerary

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22 days in United States Itinerary

London
Fly:  11​h 45​min
Chicago
— 5 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
Cedar Rapids
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Des Moines
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
Manhattan
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
Topeka
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Kansas City
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
Saint Louis
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Springfield
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 30​min
Chicago
— 2 nights
Fly:  11​h 45​min
Manchester

5
days
Chicago

Chicago
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Art Institute of Chicago and Millennium Park. Escape the urban bustle at Starved Rock State Park and Grand Mere State Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Gaylord Building (in Lockport), Fernwood Botanical Garden and Nature Preserve (in Niles) and Jasper-Pulaski Fish and Wildlife Area (in Medaryville). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at The Field Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Old St. Patrick's Church, contemplate the long history of Pleasant Home, and enjoy breathtaking views from Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower.

For ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Chicago road trip planner.

London, UK to Chicago is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Chicago is minus 6 hours. Traveling from London in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Chicago, with lows of 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Cedar Rapids.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Fernwood Botanical Garden and Nature Preserve, Jasper-Pulaski Fish and Wildlife Area, Pleasant Home, Grand Mere State Park, Gaylord Building
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Starved Rock State Park
Starved Rock State Park
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Millennium Park ©
Millennium Park

1
day
Cedar Rapids

Cedar Rapids ©
Cedar Rapids is the second largest city in Iowa and is the county seat of Linn County. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): learn about winemaking at Ackerman Winery, examine the collection at Antique Car Museum of Iowa, then steep yourself in history at Kalona Historical Village, and finally explore the landscape on two wheels at Terry Trueblood Recreational Area.

For reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Cedar Rapids online route planner .

Traveling by car from Chicago to Cedar Rapids takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in April, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Des Moines.

Things to do in Cedar Rapids

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Antique Car Museum of Iowa, Ackerman Winery, Terry Trueblood Recreational Area, Kalona Historical Village
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Antique Car Museum of Iowa ©
Antique Car Museum of Iowa
Kalona Historical Village ©
Kalona Historical Village
Terry Trueblood Recreational Area ©

3
days
Des Moines

Des Moines
Des Moines is the capital and the most populous city in the U.S. Your inner history buff will appreciate Bob Feller Hometown Museum and Terrace Hill Foundation. Get some cultural insight at Museum of Danish America and Danish Windmill. Explore Des Moines' surroundings by going to Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge and Prairie Learning Center (in Prairie City), Hausbarn (in Manning) and The Freedom Rock (in Menlo). There's much more to do: examine the collection at World Food Prize Hall of Laureates, get a sense of history and politics at Capitol Building, and learn about all things military at Iowa Gold Star Military Museum.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Des Moines trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Cedar Rapids to Des Moines takes 2 hours. April in Des Moines sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 6°C at night. On the 8th (Sun), you'll travel to Manhattan.

Things to do in Des Moines

Museums Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Elk Horn, Hausbarn, Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge and Prairie Learning Center, Bob Feller Hometown Museum, The Freedom Rock
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Danish America
Museum of Danish America
Danish Windmill
Danish Windmill
Bob Feller Hometown Museum ©
Bob Feller Hometown Museum

2
days
Manhattan

Manhattan ©
Manhattan is a city in northeastern Kansas in the United States, located at the junction of the Kansas River and Big Blue River. Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): brush up on your military savvy at Custer House. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the majestic nature at Milford State Park and then identify plant and animal life at Milford Nature Center & Fish Hatchery.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Manhattan planning website .

Drive from Des Moines to Manhattan in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In April, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel to Topeka.

Things to do in Manhattan

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Milford Nature Center & Fish Hatchery, Beecher Bible and Rifle Church, Custer House, Pony Express Museum, Milford State Park
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Milford State Park ©
Milford State Park
Pony Express Museum
Pony Express Museum
Beecher Bible and Rifle Church ©
Beecher Bible and Rifle Church

2
days
Topeka

Topeka ©
Topeka is the capital city of the State of Kansas and the seat of Shawnee County. On the 11th (Wed), examine the collection at Museum of the Kansas National Guard, identify plant and animal life at Prairie Park Nature Center, then stop by Mass Street Soda, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at First Presbyterian Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn about winemaking at Prairie Fire Winery, then get engrossed in the history at Museum of History, then admire the masterpieces at Mulvane Art Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of Ward-Meade Park.

To see maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Topeka vacation builder .

You can drive from Manhattan to Topeka in an hour. In April, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 8°C. You will leave for Kansas City on the 13th (Fri).

Things to do in Topeka

Museums Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Lawrence, Prairie Fire Winery
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Museum of the Kansas National Guard ©
Prairie Fire Winery ©
Prairie Fire Winery
First Presbyterian Church
First Presbyterian Church

1
day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Jesse James Birthplace and then admire the masterpieces at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art.

For reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Kansas City trip itinerary maker website .

You can drive from Topeka to Kansas City in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In April in Kansas City, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Kansas City

Museums Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Burr Oak Woods Conservation Area, Harry S. Truman Library and Museum, Jesse James Birthplace
Highlights from your plan
Jesse James Birthplace
Jesse James Birthplace
Harry S. Truman Library and Museum
Harry S. Truman Library and Museum
The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art ©
The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

1
day
Saint Louis

Saint Louis
Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): examine the collection at St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame Museum, see the interesting displays at City Museum, then look for all kinds of wild species at Sachs Butterfly House, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Saint Louis online journey planner .

Getting from Kansas City to Saint Louis by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Saint Louis can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can drive to Springfield.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Wildlife Parks Museums

Side Trip

Sachs Butterfly House
Highlights from your plan
Sachs Butterfly House
Sachs Butterfly House
Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis
Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis
City Museum ©
City Museum

1
day
Springfield

Springfield ©
Springfield is the capital of Illinois, but its real significance is as the hometown of Abraham Lincoln.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Illinois State Museum and then get to know the fascinating history of Lincoln Home National Historic Site.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Springfield journey planner.

Traveling by car from Saint Louis to Springfield takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Springfield can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Springfield

Museums Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Lincoln Home National Historic Site ©
Illinois State Museum
Illinois State Museum

1
day
Chicago

Chicago ©
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): examine the collection at The Richard H. Driehaus Museum, then explore the activities along Lake Michigan, and then grab your bike and head to Lakefront Trail.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Chicago day trip tool .

Getting from Springfield to Chicago by combination of flight and subway takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Springfield in April: highs in Chicago hover around 18°C, while lows dip to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Lake Michigan
Highlights from your plan
Lake Michigan ©
Lake Michigan
Millennium Park ©
Millennium Park
Lakefront Trail ©
Lakefront Trail

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