10 days in United States Itinerary

10 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States travel route maker

Make it your trip
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Saint Louis
— 3 nights
Drive
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Branson
— 3 nights
Drive
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Altoona
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cedar Rapids
— 1 night
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Saint Louis

— 3 nights

Gateway to the West

Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C. in the number of free activities available by spending your holiday exploring the city's central neighborhoods, famous for their restored century-old red-brick buildings.
Bring the kids along to Saint Louis Zoo and Missouri Botanical Garden. The adventure continues: take in panoramic vistas at The Gateway Arch, fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis, and stroll through The Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Saint Louis vacation planner.

Chicago to Saint Louis is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. When traveling from Chicago in June, plan for a bit warmer days in Saint Louis, with highs around 87°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Branson.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trip

Branson

— 3 nights

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Silver Dollar City and Table Rock Lake. The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Titanic Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and get in on the family fun at Runaway Mountain Coaster.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Branson trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Saint Louis to Branson in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In June, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel to Altoona.

Things to do in Branson

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Altoona

— 2 nights
Altoona is a city in Polk County, Iowa, United States and is a part of the Des Moines–West Des Moines Metropolitan Statistical Area. On the 28th (Tue), get in on the family fun at Center Grove Orchard and then make a splash at Adventureland. On the 29th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at Big Creek State Park and then snap pictures at High Trestle Trail Bridge.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Altoona trip itinerary builder app.

Drive from Branson to Altoona in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In June, daily temperatures in Altoona can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel to Cedar Rapids.

Things to do in Altoona

Parks · Theme Parks · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

Cedar Rapids

— 1 night
Cedar Rapids is the second largest city in Iowa and is the county seat of Linn County. On the 30th (Thu), get outside with Cedar Rapids Kernels, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Grant Wood Bike Trail, and then hunt for treasures at NewBo City Market.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Cedar Rapids online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Altoona to Cedar Rapids takes 2 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Cedar Rapids can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Cedar Rapids

Outdoors · Trails · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · Nightlife
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.