11 days in United States Itinerary

11 days in United States Itinerary

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Des Moines
— 1 day
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Indianapolis
— 1 night
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Louisville
— 1 night
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Roanoke
— 1 night
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Chicago
— 2 nights
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Rapid City
— 1 night
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Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights

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Des Moines

Des Moines ©
Des Moines is the capital and the most populous city in the U.S. On the 21st (Mon), contemplate the long history of Valley Junction and then steep yourself in history at Bob Feller Hometown Exhibit.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Des Moines trip planner.

Denver to Des Moines is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is 1 hour. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Denver in September since evenings lows in Des Moines dip to 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel to Indianapolis.

Things to do in Des Moines

Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Historic Site
Valley Junction
4.1

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Indianapolis

Indianapolis ©

Circle City

Indiana's capital and most populous city, Indianapolis is best known for its racecar events and impressive museums, and as the hometown of Kurt Vonnegut.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): examine the collection at Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum, admire the natural beauty at Indianapolis Museum of Art, and then test your team's savvy at The Escape Room Fishers.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Indianapolis holiday planning site.

Traveling by flight from Des Moines to Indianapolis takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Des Moines to Indianapolis. In September, plan for daily highs up to 80°F, and evening lows to 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can go by car to Louisville.

Things to do in Indianapolis

Side Trip

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Room Escape Game
The Escape Room Fishers
4.9

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Louisville

Louisville ©

Derby City

Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): admire the landmark architecture of The Filson Historical Society, try to win big at Churchill Downs, and then explore the galleries of Conrad-Caldwell House Museum (Conrad's Castle).

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Louisville route planner.

Traveling by car from Indianapolis to Louisville takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Louisville are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 61°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Roanoke.

Things to do in Louisville

Highlights from your trip
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Architectural Building
The Filson Historical Society
4.7

1
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Roanoke

Roanoke ©
Roanoke is an independent city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): examine the collection at Virginia Museum of Transportation, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Andrew's Roman Catholic Church, then take in the exciting artwork at The Little Gallery, then stop by Chocolatepaper, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. John's Episcopal Church.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Roanoke trip planner.

Fly from Louisville to Roanoke in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Roanoke are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Roanoke

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
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Chicago

Chicago ©

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
On the 25th (Fri), learn more about the world around you at Field Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Fourth Presbyterian Church, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Millennium Park, and finally admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago. On the 26th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Frank Lloyd Wright's Unity Temple, admire the landmark architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio, look for gifts at Ernest Hemingway Birthplace, then contemplate the long history of Pleasant Home, then enjoy breathtaking views from Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower, and finally contemplate the long history of Marquette Building.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Chicago sightseeing planning site.

Getting from Roanoke to Chicago by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Roanoke to Chicago is minus 1 hour. In September, daytime highs in Chicago are 78°F, while nighttime lows are 61°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can travel to Rapid City.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Parks

Side Trip

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Natural History Museum
Field Museum
4.5
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World heritage site
Frank Lloyd Wright's Unity Temple
4.5

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Rapid City

Rapid City ©

Gateway to the Black Hills

South Dakota's second-largest city, Rapid City has for many years served as a gateway to the West.
On the 27th (Sun), take a stroll through Downtown Rapid City, then pause for some serene contemplation at Chapel in the Hills, and then learn about winemaking at Firehouse Wine Cellars.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Rapid City trip itinerary planning tool.

You can fly from Chicago to Rapid City in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Chicago to Rapid City, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Chicago in September, expect little chillier with lows of 53°F in Rapid City. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Rapid City

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Wineries
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Neighborhood
Downtown Rapid City
4.5
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Winery / Vineyard
Firehouse Wine Cellars
4.6

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Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©

World's Largest Collection of Geysers

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Lone Star Geyser and Beaver Ponds Loop Trail. Fort Yellowstone Historic District and Uncle Tom's Trail are good opportunities to explore the local culture. The adventure continues: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, witness a stunning natural landmark at Castle Geyser, admire the sheer force of Kepler Cascades, and explore the striking landscape at Lower Geyser Basin.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park road trip planning website.

You can fly from Rapid City to Yellowstone National Park in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and car. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Rapid City in September: highs in Yellowstone National Park hover around 60°F, while lows dip to 33°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Trails
Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Lone Star Geyser
4.7
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Historic Walking Area
Uncle Tom's Trail
4.6
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Historic Walking Area
Beaver Ponds Loop Trail
4.7

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