12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States vacation maker

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Nashville
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Metropolis
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Saint Louis
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Omaha
— 1 night
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Sioux Falls
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Sturgis
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Chamberlain
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Sioux City
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Des Moines
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Springfield
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Louisville
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Knoxville
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Nashville

Music City U.S.A.

Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): catch a live performance at Grand Ole Opry and then steep yourself in history at Belle Meade Historic Site & Winery.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Nashville trip itinerary planner.

Simpsonville to Nashville is an approximately 6-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of car and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Simpsonville to Nashville is minus 1 hour. August in Nashville sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 69°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Metropolis.

Things to do in Nashville

Historic Sites · Nightlife

Metropolis

— 1 night
Metropolis is a city located along the Ohio River in Massac County, Illinois, United States. For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Metropolis trip planning site.

You can drive from Nashville to Metropolis in 2.5 hours. August in Metropolis sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 66°F at night. You'll set off for Saint Louis on the 3rd (Wed).

Things to do in Metropolis

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Wineries

Saint Louis

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.
To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Saint Louis day trip website.

You can drive from Metropolis to Saint Louis in 3 hours. In August in Saint Louis, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 66°F at night. You will leave for Omaha on the 3rd (Wed).

Things to do in Saint Louis

Parks · Nightlife · Museums · Fun & Games

Omaha

— 1 night

Gateway to the West

A major transportation hub, Omaha was once considered little more than a stopping point on a pioneer's journey west.
For reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Omaha trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Saint Louis to Omaha takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Omaha can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 65°F. On the 4th (Thu), you're off to Sioux Falls.

Things to do in Omaha

Parks · Museums · Fun & Games · Shopping

Sioux Falls

— 1 day
Sioux Falls is the largest city in the U.S. state of South Dakota. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Joseph Cathedral and then learn about winemaking at Strawbale Winery.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Sioux Falls sightseeing app.

Traveling by car from Omaha to Sioux Falls takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Omaha in August, things will get little chillier in Sioux Falls: highs are around 80°F and lows about 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel to Sturgis.

Things to do in Sioux Falls

Historic Sites · Wineries

Side Trip

Sturgis

— 5 nights
Sturgis is a city in Meade County, South Dakota, United States. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sturgis: Custer (Black Hills National Forest & Needles Eye Tunnel), Sanford Lab Homestake Visitor Center (in Lead) and Devils Tower (Tower Trail & Devils Tower National Monument). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall of Fame, explore the different monuments and memorials at Mount Moriah Cemetery, and get to know the fascinating history of Historic Old Town.

For ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Sturgis trip maker tool.

Drive from Sioux Falls to Sturgis in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Expect a daytime high around 80°F in August, and nighttime lows around 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel to Chamberlain.

Things to do in Sturgis

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Chamberlain

Chamberlain is a city in Brule County, South Dakota, United States. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Akta Lakota Museum.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Chamberlain trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Sturgis to Chamberlain takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. August in Chamberlain sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 60°F at night. On the 9th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Sioux City.

Things to do in Chamberlain

Museums
Highlights from your trip

Sioux City

— 1 night
Sioux City is a city in Woodbury and Plymouth counties in the northwestern part of the U.S. state of Iowa. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): shop like a local with Jolly Time Museum and Koated Kernels Shoppe.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Sioux City trip maker site.

Getting from Chamberlain to Sioux City by car takes about 3.5 hours. August in Sioux City sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 62°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Des Moines.

Things to do in Sioux City

Shopping · Museums

Des Moines

— 1 day
Des Moines is the capital and the most populous city in the U.S. state of Iowa. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): wander the streets of East Village and then ponder the world of politics at Capitol Building.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Des Moines online vacation planner.

Drive from Sioux City to Des Moines in 3 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Des Moines can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Springfield.

Things to do in Des Moines

Neighborhoods

Springfield

— 1 night

Flower City

Springfield is the capital of Illinois, but its real significance is as the hometown of Abraham Lincoln.
To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Springfield trip maker website.

You can fly from Des Moines to Springfield in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 64°F. You will leave for Louisville on the 11th (Thu).

Things to do in Springfield

Parks · Museums · Nightlife · Historic Sites

Louisville

— 2 nights

Derby City

Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): sample the fine beverages at Copper & Kings American Brandy Distillery and then examine the collection at Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory. On the 12th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink and then Head underground at Louisville Mega Cavern.

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You can fly from Springfield to Louisville in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in August, and nighttime lows around 68°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Knoxville.

Things to do in Louisville

Breweries & Distilleries · Tours · Parks · Museums

Knoxville

Marble City

A gateway to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Knoxville embraces music culture.
To see where to stay and tourist information, read Knoxville online travel planner.

Drive from Louisville to Knoxville in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in August, and nighttime lows around 68°F. You will leave for home on the 13th (Sat).

Things to do in Knoxville

Parks · Shopping · Outdoors · Fun & Games

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Beaches
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.