11 days in United States Itinerary

11 days in United States Itinerary

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11 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Minneapolis
Fly:  3​h 45​min
1
Wichita
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Oklahoma City
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
3
Austin
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
San Antonio
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
5
Hot Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
6
Branson
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  3​h 45​min
7
Saint Louis
— 1 night
Fly + Bus:  5​h 45​min
8
Madison
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: Minneapolis

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Wichita

Wichita ©
Wichita is the largest city in the U.S. On the 2nd (Thu), contemplate the long history of Old Cowtown Museum and then look for gifts at Nifty Nut House.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Wichita tour website .

Minneapolis to Wichita is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Minneapolis in January, plan for much warmer days in Wichita, with highs around 46°F, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 22°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Oklahoma City.

Things to do in Wichita

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Old Cowtown Museum ©
Old Cowtown Museum
Nifty Nut House ©
Nifty Nut House

1
night
Oklahoma City

Oklahoma City ©
Oklahoma City, known to many as the "Big Friendly," represents the political, cultural, and economic engine of the state of Oklahoma.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): don't miss a visit to Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum, learn more about the world around you at Museum of Osteology, and then explore the world behind art at Oklahoma City Museum of Art.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Oklahoma City road trip tool .

You can drive from Wichita to Oklahoma City in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. In January in Oklahoma City, expect temperatures between 51°F during the day and 27°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Austin.

Things to do in Oklahoma City

Museums Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
SKELETONS: Museum of Osteology
SKELETONS: Museum of Osteology
Oklahoma City Museum of Art ©
Oklahoma City Museum of Art

1
night
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): get a taste of the local shopping with South Congress Avenue, then get to know the fascinating history of Mount Bonnell, then contemplate the long history of Texas State Capitol, and finally admire the landmark architecture of The Driskill.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Austin trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by flight from Oklahoma City to Austin takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Oklahoma City in January; daily highs in Austin reach 63°F and lows reach 41°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to go by car to San Antonio.

Things to do in Austin

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Texas State Capitol ©
Texas State Capitol
The Driskill ©
The Driskill
Mount Bonnell ©
Mount Bonnell

2
nights
San Antonio

San Antonio ©
As the state’s second largest city, San Antonio embodies Texas’ rich cultural heritage while maintaining the Old West charm of an oil town.
On the 5th (Sun), pause for some serene contemplation at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral, shop like a local with The San Antonio River Walk, then steep yourself in history at The Alamo, then take in the history at Mission Concepcion, and finally steep yourself in history at Mission San Jose. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: mingle with the ghosts of the past at Gruene Historic District and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Mission Trail.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the San Antonio online trip builder .

Drive from Austin to San Antonio in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. January in San Antonio sees daily highs of 64°F and lows of 41°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Hot Springs.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Gruene Historic District
Highlights from your plan
Mission Trail ©
Mission Trail
The Alamo ©
The Alamo
Gruene Historic District ©
Gruene Historic District

1
night
Hot Springs

Hot Springs ©
Set deep in the Ouachita Mountains, the city of Hot Springs almost completely surrounds the national park of the same name.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Hot Springs National Park, then contemplate the long history of Fordyce Bathhouse (Vistor Center), and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Bathhouse Row.

Discover how to plan a Hot Springs trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from San Antonio to Hot Springs takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from San Antonio in January; daily highs in Hot Springs reach 52°F and lows reach 32°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Branson.

Things to do in Hot Springs

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Hot Springs National Park ©
Hot Springs National Park
Bathhouse Row ©
Bathhouse Row
Fordyce Bathhouse Vistor Center ©
Fordyce Bathhouse Vistor Center

1
night
Branson

Branson ©
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 8th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at National Tiger Sanctuary, then identify plant and animal life at Shepherd of the Hills Fish Hatchery, and then learn about winemaking at Stone Hill Winery.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Branson road trip planning app .

You can drive from Hot Springs to Branson in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Hot Springs in January, with highs in Branson at 45°F and lows at 26°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Branson

Parks Wildlife Wineries

Side Trip

National Tiger Sanctuary
Highlights from your plan
National Tiger Sanctuary ©
National Tiger Sanctuary
Shepherd of the Hills Fish Hatchery ©
Stone Hill Winery ©
Stone Hill Winery

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 9th (Thu): take in nature's colorful creations at Missouri Botanical Garden, then get to know the fascinating history of St. Charles Historic District, then explore the world behind art at Saint Louis Art Museum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Saint Louis trip builder site .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Branson to Saint Louis takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. January in Saint Louis sees daily highs of 41°F and lows of 23°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Madison.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

St. Charles Historic District
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis ©
St. Charles Historic District ©
St. Charles Historic District
Saint Louis Art Museum ©
Saint Louis Art Museum

3
nights
Madison

Madison ©
Madison might be the capital of Wisconsin, but students rather than politicians give the city its identity.
Get a sense of the local culture at Holy Hill and Overture Center for the Arts. You'll discover tucked-away gems like University of Wisconsin-Madison Arboretum and National Mustard Museum. Explore Madison's surroundings by going to Lewis Station Winery (in Lake Mills), Wollersheim Winery & Distillery (in Prairie du Sac) and Baraboo (International Crane Foundation, Devil's Lake State Park, & more). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of First Unitarian Meeting House of Madison.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Madison travel route planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Saint Louis to Madison in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Saint Louis in January: high temperatures in Madison hover around 27°F and lows are around 11°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Madison

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Baraboo, National Mustard Museum, Lewis Station Winery, Wollersheim Winery & Distillery, Holy Hill
Highlights from your plan
International Crane Foundation ©
International Crane Foundation
Wollersheim Winery & Distillery ©
Wollersheim Winery & Distillery

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