10 days in United States Itinerary

10 days in United States Itinerary

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10 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Appleton
Drive:  4​h 15​min
1
Chicago
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Springfield
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Saint Louis
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Branson
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
5
Golden
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
6
Council Bluffs
— 1 night
Drive:  15​min
7
Omaha
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Appleton

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, historic sites, nightlife, zoos & aquariums, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Shedd Aquarium, engage your brain at Museum of Science and Industry, and examine the collection at The Field Museum.

To plan Chicago vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Appleton to Chicago is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. Traveling from Appleton in August, expect Chicago to be somewhat warmer, temps between 83°F and 67°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Springfield.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Childrens Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Millennium Park ©
Millennium Park
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry

1
night
Springfield

Springfield ©
Springfield is the capital of Illinois, but its real significance is as the hometown of Abraham Lincoln.
On the 5th (Mon), admire the natural beauty at Lincoln Memorial Garden, then steep yourself in history at Dana-Thomas House, then get engrossed in the history at Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, and finally don't miss a visit to Lincoln Tomb & War Memorials.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Springfield trip itinerary maker website .

You can drive from Chicago to Springfield in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of flight and bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Springfield

Museums Historic Sites Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Dana-Thomas House ©
Dana-Thomas House
Lincoln Memorial Garden ©
Lincoln Memorial Garden

1
night
Saint Louis

Saint Louis ©
Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis, steep yourself in history at Missouri Botanical Garden, then enjoy breathtaking views from The Gateway Arch, and finally get your game on at Top Notch Axe Throwing St. Louis.

To find photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Saint Louis day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Springfield to Saint Louis takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in August, and nighttime lows around 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Branson.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Historic Sites Fun & Games Parks
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis ©
Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis
The Gateway Arch ©
The Gateway Arch
Top Notch Axe Throwing St. Louis ©

2
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 7th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Table Rock Lake and then cool off at Silver Dollar City. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Thu): get great views at College of the Ozarks, pause for some serene contemplation at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church, then see the interesting displays at Titanic Museum, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Escape Code.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Branson trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Saint Louis to Branson takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel to Golden.

Things to do in Branson

Theme Parks Parks Nature

Side Trip

Table Rock Lake
Highlights from your plan
Escape Code ©
Escape Code
Silver Dollar City ©
Silver Dollar City
Titanic Museum ©
Titanic Museum

1
night
Golden

Golden represents a former Wild West town that happens to be the burial place of William F.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Lookout Mountain, then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and then take an in-depth tour of Golden History Museum & Park.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Golden itinerary tool .

Getting from Branson to Golden by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Branson to Golden due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Branson in August since evenings lows in Golden dip to 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel to Council Bluffs.

Things to do in Golden

Outdoors Parks Adventure

Side Trip

River Rafting & Tubing
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Lookout Mountain ©
Lookout Mountain
Golden History Museum & Park ©
Golden History Museum & Park

1
night
Council Bluffs

Council Bluffs ©
Council Bluffs is a city in and the county seat of Pottawattamie County, Iowa, United States. On the 10th (Sat), walk around Hitchcock Nature Center, then take an in-depth tour of Union Pacific Railroad Museum, and then try to win big at Horseshoe Council Bluffs.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Council Bluffs attractions planner .

Getting from Golden to Council Bluffs by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Golden to Council Bluffs due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Council Bluffs when traveling from Golden in August, with lows around 65°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can go by car to Omaha.

Things to do in Council Bluffs

Casinos Fun & Games Wildlife

Side Trip

Hitchcock Nature Center
Highlights from your plan
Horseshoe Council Bluffs ©
Horseshoe Council Bluffs
Hitchcock Nature Center ©
Hitchcock Nature Center
Union Pacific Railroad Museum ©
Union Pacific Railroad Museum

1
night
Omaha

Omaha ©
A major transportation hub, Omaha was once considered little more than a stopping point on a pioneer's journey west.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): get a taste of the local shopping with Old Market, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Henry Doorly Zoo, then get engrossed in the history at The Durham Museum, and finally take in the views from Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Omaha sightseeing app .

Omaha is just a stone's throw from Council Bluffs. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in August, and nighttime lows around 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Omaha

Zoos & Aquariums Nightlife Parks
Highlights from your plan
Henry Doorly Zoo ©
Henry Doorly Zoo
Old Market ©
Old Market
Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge ©
Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge

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