13 days in United States Itinerary

13 days in United States Itinerary

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13 days in United States Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Drive:  4​h
1
Reno
— 1 night
Drive:  9​h
2
Idaho Falls
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Yellowstone National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Billings
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 30​min
5
Bismarck
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h
6
Fargo
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
7
Minneapolis
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
8
Milwaukee
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
9
Chicago
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
10
Detroit
— 1 night
End: Detroit

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night
Reno

Reno ©
A sea of casinos in the high desert of the Sierra Nevadas, Reno capitalizes on gaming and nightlife.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): stop by Cabela's, then examine the collection at Fourth Ward School Museum, and then contemplate the long history of Chollar Mansion. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Mon): see the interesting displays at The Way It Was Museum, then steep yourself in history at Mackay Mansion, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Silver Terrace Cemeteries.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Reno road trip app .

San Francisco to Reno is an approximately 3.5-hour combination of subway, flight, and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Reno, with lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Idaho Falls.

Things to do in Reno

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Virginia City, Cabela's
Highlights from your plan
Mackay Mansion ©
Mackay Mansion
Fourth Ward School Museum ©
Fourth Ward School Museum
The Way It Was Museum ©
The Way It Was Museum

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Idaho Falls

Idaho Falls ©
Idaho Falls is a city in and the county seat of Bonneville County, Idaho, United States, and is the largest city in Eastern Idaho. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): examine the collection at Collector Corner Museum, contemplate the geological forces at Hell's Half Acre, don't miss a visit to Snake River Greenbelt, then admire the masterpieces at The Art Museum of Eastern Idaho, and finally admire the striking features of Rexburg Idaho Temple.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Idaho Falls day trip planner .

Explore your travel options from Reno to Idaho Falls with the Route module. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In May, Idaho Falls is little chillier than Reno - with highs of 24°C and lows of 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Idaho Falls

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

Rexburg Idaho Temple
Highlights from your plan
Collector Corner Museum ©
Collector Corner Museum
The Art Museum of Eastern Idaho ©
The Art Museum of Eastern Idaho
Rexburg Idaho Temple ©
Rexburg Idaho Temple

1
night
Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, then identify plant and animal life at Lehardy's Rapids, and then look for gifts at Fishing Bridge General Store.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park online trip builder .

You can drive from Idaho Falls to Yellowstone National Park in 3 hours. Traveling from Idaho Falls in May, expect Yellowstone National Park to be a bit cooler, temps between 13°C and -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can go by car to Billings.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Fishing Bridge General Store ©
Fishing Bridge General Store
Lehardy's Rapids ©
Lehardy's Rapids

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night
Billings

Billings ©
Billings is the largest city in the state of Montana, and is the principal city of the Billings Metropolitan Area with a population of 166,855.Billings is located in the south-eastern portion of the state and is the seat of Yellowstone County, which had a 2015 population of 157,048. On the 16th (Thu), view the masterpieces at Toucan Gallery, stop by Scheels, then see the interesting displays at Moss Mansion, and finally admire the masterpieces at Yellowstone Art Museum.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Billings trip planning website .

Drive from Yellowstone National Park to Billings in 4.5 hours. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in May, things will get somewhat warmer in Billings: highs are around 22°C and lows about 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Bismarck.

Things to do in Billings

Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Moss Mansion ©
Moss Mansion
Yellowstone Art Museum ©
Yellowstone Art Museum
Scheels ©
Scheels

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Bismarck

Bismarck ©
Bismarck is the capital of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum, get curious at Gateway to Science, and then contemplate the long history of Custer House.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Bismarck tour builder tool .

You can fly from Billings to Bismarck in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In May, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Fargo.

Things to do in Bismarck

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Custer House
Highlights from your plan
Gateway to Science ©
Gateway to Science

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night
Fargo

Fargo ©
Fargo is the most populous city in the state of North Dakota, accounting for over 15% of the state population. On the 18th (Sat), get engrossed in the history at Heritage Hjemkomst Interpretive Center, steep yourself in history at Comstock House, and then buy something for everyone on your list at West Acres Shopping Center.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Fargo vacation tool .

Traveling by car from Bismarck to Fargo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In May, daytime highs in Fargo are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Minneapolis.

Things to do in Fargo

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Moorhead
Highlights from your plan
Comstock House ©
Comstock House
Heritage Hjemkomst Interpretive Center ©
West Acres Shopping Center ©
West Acres Shopping Center

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night
Minneapolis

Minneapolis ©
Located on both banks of the Mississippi River, Minneapolis salutes the state's love of the outdoors with numerous lakes, wetlands, creeks, and waterfalls--many connected to one another by a national scenic byway great for sightseeing.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of St. Mary, admire the masterpieces at Minneapolis Institute of Art, and then take an in-depth tour of James J. Hill House.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Minneapolis road trip website .

Traveling by flight from Fargo to Minneapolis takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Minneapolis are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to Milwaukee.

Things to do in Minneapolis

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

James J. Hill House
Highlights from your plan
Minneapolis Institute of Art ©
Minneapolis Institute of Art
James J. Hill House ©
James J. Hill House
Basilica of St. Mary ©
Basilica of St. Mary

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night
Milwaukee

Milwaukee ©
Milwaukee boasts well-preserved historical districts with a rich European past and a strong beer-brewing tradition.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Cedar Creek Settlement, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica of St. Josaphat, then admire the landmark architecture of St. Joan of Arc Chapel, and finally examine the collection at Harley-Davidson Museum.

For reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Milwaukee trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by flight from Minneapolis to Milwaukee takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Chicago.

Things to do in Milwaukee

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Cedar Creek Settlement
Highlights from your plan
St. Joan of Arc Chapel ©
St. Joan of Arc Chapel
Basilica of St. Josaphat ©
Basilica of St. Josaphat
Harley-Davidson Museum ©
Harley-Davidson Museum

3
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Shop till you drop at The Magnificent Mile and Stateline Blueberries. Visit Millennium Park and Ernest Hemingway Birthplace for their historical value. Go for a jaunt from Chicago to Naperville to see Riverwalk Lot about 46 minutes away. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago and view the masterpieces at Chicago Cultural Center.

For other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Chicago trip itinerary maker website .

You can take a train from Milwaukee to Chicago in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Chicago are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time for travel to Detroit.

Things to do in Chicago

Shopping Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Ernest Hemingway Birthplace, Stateline Blueberries, Riverwalk Lot
Highlights from your plan
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Riverwalk Lot ©
Riverwalk Lot
Millennium Park ©
Millennium Park

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Detroit

Detroit ©
Founded in 1701 by a French explorer and adventurer, Detroit exerted a profound impact on the world for most of the 20th century.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): examine the collection at The Henry Ford, then contemplate the long history of The Ford Piquette Avenue Plant, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Somerset Collection.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Detroit travel route planner.

Fly from Chicago to Detroit in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in May, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Detroit

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Somerset Collection, The Henry Ford
Highlights from your plan
The Henry Ford ©
The Henry Ford
The Ford Piquette Avenue Plant ©
The Ford Piquette Avenue Plant
Somerset Collection ©
Somerset Collection

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