12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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Indianapolis
— 2 nights
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Des Moines
— 2 nights
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Lincoln
— 3 nights
4
Casper
— 4 nights

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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.
On the 14th (Tue), learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Indianapolis Zoo, examine the collection at Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum, and then stroll the grounds of Crown Hill Cemetery. On the next day, explore the engaging exhibits at Children's Museum of Indianapolis, then see the interesting displays at The Eiteljorg Museum, and then try your luck at Harrah's Hoosier Park Racing & Casino.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Indianapolis online day trip planner.

Waltham to Indianapolis is an approximately 5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also do a combination of car and flight; or drive. July in Indianapolis sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 65°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Des Moines.

Things to do in Indianapolis

Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Casinos

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Children's Museum of Indianapolis ©
Children's Museum of Indianapolis
Indianapolis Zoo ©
Indianapolis Zoo
Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum ©
Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum

2
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Des Moines

Des Moines ©
Des Moines is the capital and the most populous city in the U.S. Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 17th (Fri) at Adventureland. There's still lots to do: get a sense of history and politics at Capitol Building, pause for some photo ops at Robert D. Ray Asian Gardens, take in nature's colorful creations at Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Downtown Farmers Market.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Des Moines trip planner.

You can fly from Indianapolis to Des Moines in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Indianapolis to Des Moines due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in July, and nighttime lows around 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Lincoln.

Things to do in Des Moines

Theme Parks · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Shopping

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Adventureland ©
Adventureland
Capitol Building ©
Capitol Building
Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden ©
Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden

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Lincoln

Lincoln ©
Lincoln is the capital of the U.S. On the 19th (Sun), learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Lincoln Children's Zoo, get a sense of history and politics at Nebraska State Capitol, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Sunken Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Mon): get outside with Haymarket Park, then examine the collection at Museum of American Speed, then stop by Licorice International, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Hamann Rose Garden.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Lincoln trip builder site.

Drive from Des Moines to Lincoln in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. July in Lincoln sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 66°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Casper.

Things to do in Lincoln

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Museum of American Speed ©
Museum of American Speed
Nebraska State Capitol
Nebraska State Capitol
Sunken Gardens ©
Sunken Gardens

4
nights
Casper

Casper ©
Casper is a city in and the county seat of Natrona County, Wyoming, United States. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Casper: Oregon Trail Ruts (in Guernsey) and Ayres Natural Bridge (in Douglas). And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of National Historic Trails Interpretive Center, tour the pleasant surroundings at Platte River Trails, steep yourself in history at Wyoming Veterans Memorial Museum, and see the interesting displays at Tate Geological Museum.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Casper attractions planner.

Explore your travel options from Lincoln to Casper with the Route module. The time zone difference when traveling from Lincoln to Casper is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Lincoln in July, plan for a bit cooler nights in Casper, with lows around 53°F. You'll have a few hours on the 25th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Casper

Museums · Parks · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
National Historic Trails Interpretive Center ©
Platte River Trails ©
Platte River Trails
Fort Caspar Museum and Historic Site ©
Fort Caspar Museum and Historic Site