10 days in United States Itinerary

10 days in United States Itinerary

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Louisville
— 1 night
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Hammond
— 1 night
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Saint Louis
— 1 night
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Kansas City
— 2 nights
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Bentonville
— 1 night
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Branson
— 2 nights
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Tunica
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Louisville

Derby City

Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Kentucky Peerless Distilling Co and then indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink. On the 26th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, then take in the views from The Big Four Bridge, then Head underground at Louisville Mega Cavern, and finally stop by Art Eatables.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Louisville tour planner.

Charleston to Louisville is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In December, Louisville is little chillier than Charleston - with highs of 48°F and lows of 33°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Hammond.

Things to do in Louisville

Breweries & Distilleries · Tours · Parks · Nature

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Hammond

Hammond is a city in Lake County, Indiana, United States. On the 27th (Sun), trek along Oak Savannah Trail, then try your luck at Horseshoe Hammond, and then make a trip to Our Lady of Mount Carmel Monastery.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Hammond sightseeing planner.

Drive from Louisville to Hammond in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Louisville to Hammond, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Louisville in December: high temperatures in Hammond hover around 36°F and lows are around 23°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Hammond

Parks · Trails · Casinos · Outdoors

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip

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Saint Louis

Gateway to the West

Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): get some fabulous bargains at Herbaria, then admire the natural beauty at Missouri Botanical Garden, and then enjoy breathtaking views from The Gateway Arch.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Saint Louis trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Hammond to Saint Louis takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Hammond in December, things will get a bit warmer in Saint Louis: highs are around 45°F and lows about 29°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Kansas City.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Parks · Shopping

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Kansas City

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.
On the 29th (Tue), deepen your understanding at Kaleidoscope, then brush up on your military savvy at National WWI Museum and Memorial, and then learn insider's secrets on Barley Bus Tours. On the 30th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, contemplate the long history of Bingham Waggoner Mansion & Estate, then get engrossed in the history at Harry S. Truman Library and Museum, and finally center your mind and body at Serenity on the Square.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Kansas City trip itinerary site.

Getting from Saint Louis to Kansas City by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. In December in Kansas City, expect temperatures between 44°F during the day and 28°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can go by car to Bentonville.

Things to do in Kansas City

Museums · Wineries · Tours · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

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Bentonville

Primarily known as the home of Walmart’s corporate headquarters, Bentonville embodies small-town America.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel, then take an in-depth tour of Museum of Native American History, then take an in-depth tour of The Walmart Museum, and finally explore the world behind art at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Bentonville trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kansas City to Bentonville takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 49°F in December, and nighttime lows around 31°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) to allow time to drive to Branson.

Things to do in Bentonville

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Branson

Live Entertainment Capital of the World

Nestled in Missouri's beautiful Ozark Mountains lies one of the country's most attractive vacation towns for year-round family entertainment.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): make a splash at Silver Dollar City. On your second day here, awaken your taste buds at VIP Tours of Branson, get engrossed in the history at Titanic Museum, and then get in on the family fun at Runaway Mountain Coaster.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Branson online trip maker.

Getting from Bentonville to Branson by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 48°F in December, and nighttime lows around 31°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Tunica.

Things to do in Branson

Theme Parks · Wineries · Tours · Museums

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Tunica

Tunica is a town in and the county seat of Tunica County, Mississippi, near the Mississippi River. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): try to win big at Gold Strike Casino and then try to win big at Horseshoe Tunica.

To see maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Tunica day trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Branson to Tunica takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 48°F in January, and nighttime lows around 31°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tunica

Casinos · Fun & Games

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
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.

Indiana travel guide

4.1
Casinos · Room Escape Games · Specialty Museums
The Hoosier State
With an extensive history of motorsports, Indiana's main claim to fame is the popular automobile race held each year in its capital city. A mostly rural state, Indiana is a land of till plains and lakes, its appearance a result of traces left behind by receding glaciers. The central section of the state, mostly flat with some rolling hills, contains some of the country's most fertile farmland. The state also contains almost 39,000 km (24,000 mi) of waterways, including the Wabash River, the longest free-flowing river east of the Mississippi. For a genuine "Hoosier" experience, tour the state's slow-paced small towns, noted for their hospitality and outstanding local cuisine. You'll remember the warmth and charm long after your vacation is over.

Missouri travel guide

4.6
Theaters · Performances · Specialty Museums
The Show-Me State
Acquired from France as part of the famous Louisiana Purchase, Missouri offers visitors equal amounts of urban and rural tourist attractions, with a good sprinkling of lush valleys and meandering back roads ideal for leisurely road trips. The state has a highly varied geography, ranging from the till plains in the north to the rolling Ozark Mountains in the south. The state sits at the intersection of North America's three greatest rivers, creating fertile plains known for supporting extensive farms and ranches. Now generally considered part of the country's Midwest, most people used to count Missouri among the southern states, primarily due to its status as a slave state before the Civil War.

Arkansas travel guide

4.4
State Parks · Historic Sites · Art Museums
The Natural State
With a diverse geography including mountains in the north, dense broadleaf forests in the south, and fertile lowlands in the east, Arkansas is aptly nicknamed the "Natural State." Still largely undiscovered by foreign tourists, the state hides a world of little-known lakes and rivers. Arkansas also includes vast state parks, offering visitors on vacation outstanding camping facilities in the middle of pristine natural areas sheltering blue herons, warblers, and bald eagles. Often stereotyped as little more than poor hillbilly country, Arkansas boasts a surprisingly diverse array of cultural attractions, including numerous museums, theaters, and cutting-edge sports venues. To learn about the real culture of Arkansas, explore its outstanding cuisine, traditional festivals, and lively music scene.

Mississippi travel guide

3.5
Casinos · Historic Sites · History Museums
The Magnolia State
Still relatively unspoiled by mass tourism, Mississippi epitomizes rich history and offers warm hospitality to those who vacation here. The Mississippi River forms most of its western border, so it's no surprise that this mighty waterway shapes the lives of people calling the "Magnolia State" their home. The river influences everything from the food they eat to the music they listen to. Perhaps the easiest way to discover Mississippi is to take a drive on the 715 km (444 mi) long national parkway, which follows a route used since pre-colonial times that's famous for its scenic beauty and attractions of historical interest. At the end of the parkway sits a town packed with nearly 600 antebellum homes.