13 days in United States Itinerary

13 days in United States Itinerary

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13 days in United States Itinerary

Christchurch
Fly:  26​h
Louisville
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Santa Claus
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  4​h
Chicago
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
Fish Creek
— 1 night
+3
Drive + bus + taxi + Fly:  9​h 30​min
Rapid City
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  6​h
Yellowstone National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  32​h
Christchurch

1
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Louisville

Louisville ©
Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): explore the fascinating underground world of Louisville Mega Cavern, stroll the grounds of Cave Hill Cemetery, and then snap pictures at The Big Four Bridge.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Louisville trip planner .

Christchurch, New Zealand to Louisville is an approximately 26-hour flight. The time zone changes from New Zealand Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a -17 hour difference. In September, Louisville is much hotter than Christchurch - with highs of 32°C and lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Santa Claus.

Things to do in Louisville

#Parks, #Nature, #Historic Sites
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Louisville Mega Cavern ©
Louisville Mega Cavern
The Big Four Bridge ©
The Big Four Bridge
Cave Hill Cemetery ©
Cave Hill Cemetery

1
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Santa Claus

Santa Claus ©
Santa Claus is a town in Spencer County, Indiana, United States, in the southwestern part of the state. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): make a splash at Holiday World & Splashin' Safari.

You can plan Santa Claus trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Traveling by car from Louisville to Santa Claus takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Santa Claus can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Santa Claus

#Theme Parks
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Holiday World & Splashin' Safari ©
Holiday World & Splashin' Safari

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Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
On the 5th (Wed), get to know the fascinating history of Millennium Park, then explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, and then explore and take pictures at Wrigley Field.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Chicago trip builder .

Getting from Santa Claus to Chicago by combination of taxi and flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Santa Claus to Chicago is minus 1 hour. September in Chicago sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Fish Creek.

Things to do in Chicago

#Museums, #Parks, #Historic Sites
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The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Millennium Park ©
Millennium Park
Wrigley Field ©
Wrigley Field

1
day
Fish Creek

Fish Creek
Fish Creek is an unincorporated community located in Door County, Wisconsin, United States, within the town of Gibraltar and is located on Highway 42 along Green Bay.HistoryThe first settler of Fish Creek was Increase Claflin and his family circa 1844, but the village founder is considered to be entrepreneur Asa Thorp. On the 6th (Thu), immerse yourself in nature at Peninsula State Park.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Fish Creek road trip planning app .

Drive from Chicago to Fish Creek in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and car; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Chicago in September, with highs in Fish Creek at 23°C and lows at 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel to Rapid City.

Things to do in Fish Creek

#Parks, #Nature

3
days
Rapid City

Rapid City ©
South Dakota's second-largest city, Rapid City has for many years served as a gateway to the West.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Wildlife Loop Road and Badlands Wall. Change things up with these side-trips from Rapid City: Loop Road (in Badlands National Park), Mammoth Site of Hot Springs (in Hot Springs) and Sylvan Lake (in Custer). There's more to do: take a stroll through Downtown Rapid City and meet the residents at Reptile Gardens.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Rapid City itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of car, bus, and flight from Fish Creek to Rapid City in 9.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from Fish Creek in September, plan for somewhat warmer days in Rapid City, with highs around 29°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Rapid City

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

Side Trips

Badlands National Park, Custer, Mammoth Site of Hot Springs
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Sylvan Lake ©
Sylvan Lake
Wildlife Loop Road ©
Wildlife Loop Road
Mammoth Site of Hot Springs ©
Mammoth Site of Hot Springs

1
day
Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): witness a stunning natural landmark at Upper Geyser Basin.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park holiday planner .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Rapid City to Yellowstone National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Rapid City in September; daily highs in Yellowstone National Park reach 19°C and lows reach 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Historic Sites
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Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Upper Geyser Basin ©
Upper Geyser Basin
Artist Point ©
Artist Point

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