10 days in United States Itinerary

10 days in United States Itinerary

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Madison
— Few hours
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Minneapolis
— 1 night
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Medora
— 1 night
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Badlands National Park
— 2 nights
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Rocky Mountain National Park
— 1 night
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Boulder
— 1 night
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Denver
— 2 nights
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Kansas City
— 1 night
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Saint Louis
— Few hours

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Madison

Madison ©

The City of Four Lakes

Madison might be the capital of Wisconsin, but students rather than politicians give the city its identity.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Lake Monona Shoreline Run and then see the interesting displays at Wisconsin Veterans Museum.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Madison trip planning site.

Indianapolis to Madison is an approximately 6-hour car ride. You can also fly; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Indianapolis in September, things will get a bit cooler in Madison: highs are around 75°F and lows about 53°F. On the 4th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Minneapolis.

Things to do in Madison

Trails · Outdoors · Parks · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Lake Monona Shoreline Run ©
Lake Monona Shoreline Run
Wisconsin Veterans Museum
Wisconsin Veterans Museum

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Minneapolis

Minneapolis ©

The City of Lakes

Located on both banks of the Mississippi River, Minneapolis salutes the state's love of the outdoors with numerous lakes, wetlands, creeks, and waterfalls--many connected to one another by a national scenic byway great for sightseeing.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Wabasha Street Bridge and then grab your bike and head to Mill Ruins Park.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Minneapolis online visit planner.

You can drive from Madison to Minneapolis in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Minneapolis are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. On the 5th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Medora.

Things to do in Minneapolis

Historic Sites · Trails · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Fort Snelling National Cemetery ©
Fort Snelling National Cemetery
Wabasha Street Bridge ©
Wabasha Street Bridge
Mill Ruins Park ©
Mill Ruins Park

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Medora

Medora ©
Medora is a city in Billings County, North Dakota, United States. Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): get great views at Badlands Overlook.

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Traveling by combination of flight and car from Minneapolis to Medora takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In September, Medora is slightly colder than Minneapolis - with highs of 70°F and lows of 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Badlands National Park.

Things to do in Medora

Trails · Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Caprock-Coulee Trail ©
Caprock-Coulee Trail
Maah Daah Hey Trail ©
Maah Daah Hey Trail
Buckhorn Trail ©
Buckhorn Trail

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Badlands National Park

Badlands National Park ©
Although Badlands National Park's name might not be the most inviting, its landscape of pinnacles, eroded buttes, spires, and an expansive, pristine mixed-grass prairie remain enticing.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Bigfoot Pass Overlook, explore the striking landscape at White River Valley Overlook, take in the dramatic natural features at Panorama Point Overlook, take in the dramatic natural features at Burns Basin Overlook, then explore the striking landscape at Homestead Overlook, and finally explore the striking landscape at Conata Basin Overlook.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Badlands National Park trip planning website.

You can drive from Medora to Badlands National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Medora in September: highs in Badlands National Park hover around 81°F, while lows dip to 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can drive to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Badlands National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Scenic Drive
Highlights from your plan
Sage Creek Wilderness Area ©
Sage Creek Wilderness Area
Loop Road ©
Loop Road
Panorama Point Overlook
Panorama Point Overlook

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Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park ©
Rocky Mountain National Park presents an ideal setting for recreation in the mountain range for which the park is named.
On the 8th (Tue), trek along North Inlet Trail, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Many Parks Curve Overlook, identify plant and animal life at Sheep Lakes, then take some stellar pictures from Milner Pass, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chapel on the Rock.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Rocky Mountain National Park planner.

Drive from Badlands National Park to Rocky Mountain National Park in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and car; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in September, and nighttime lows around 50°F. You will have some time to spend on the 9th (Wed) before leaving for Boulder.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Emerald Lake Trail ©
Emerald Lake Trail
Chapel on the Rock ©
Chapel on the Rock
Many Parks Curve Overlook ©
Many Parks Curve Overlook

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Boulder

Boulder ©

Berkeley of the Rockies

Located in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, Boulder is a busy college town known for its progressive values and natural resource conservation.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): hike along Flatirons, then hike along Mesa Trail, and then stroll through Valmont Bike Park.

For traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Boulder travel planner.

Traveling by car from Rocky Mountain National Park to Boulder takes 1.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Boulder can reach 78°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can go by car to Denver.

Things to do in Boulder

Trails · Outdoors · Parks · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Flatirons ©
Flatirons
Valmont Bike Park ©
Valmont Bike Park

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Denver

Denver

Mile-High City

Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge, examine the collection at Denver Firefighters Museum, examine the collection at Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, and finally browse the different shops at 16th Street Mall. Keep things going the next day: browse the exhibits of Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center, take in nature's colorful creations at Denver Botanic Gardens, examine the collection at National Ballpark Museum, then grab your bike and head to Cherry Creek Trail, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Stranahan's Colorado Whiskey Tour.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Denver day trip app.

Denver is very close to Boulder. In September, daytime highs in Denver are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Kansas City.

Things to do in Denver

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Cherry Creek Trail
Cherry Creek Trail
Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center ©
Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center

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Kansas City

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.
To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Kansas City travel planner.

Drive from Denver to Kansas City in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Denver to Kansas City due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Denver in September, plan for a bit warmer nights in Kansas City, with lows around 64°F. You'll set off for Saint Louis on the 13th (Sun).

Things to do in Kansas City

Museums · Parks · Nightlife · Fun & Games

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Saint Louis

Saint Louis ©

Gateway to the West

Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C.
On the 13th (Sun), pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of Saint Louis King Of France (The Old Cathedral ), and then see the interesting displays at Cardinals Hall of Fame and Museum.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Saint Louis holiday maker website.

You can drive from Kansas City to Saint Louis in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Kansas City in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Saint Louis, with lows of 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis ©
Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis
Cardinals Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Cardinals Hall of Fame and Museum

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