13 days in United States Itinerary

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Sioux City
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Rapid City
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Sioux City
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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. Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Adams Homestead and Nature Preserve and then immerse yourself in nature at Stone State Park. On your second day here, take an in-depth tour of Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center, then contemplate the long history of Sioux City Railroad Museum, then see the interesting displays at Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center, and finally examine the collection at Jolly Time Museum and Koated Kernels Shoppe.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Sioux City trip planner.

Zurich, Switzerland to Sioux City is an approximately 16-hour flight. Traveling from Zurich to Sioux City, you'll gain 7 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Zurich, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Sioux City, ranging from highs of 35°C to lows of 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Rapid City.
Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature
Side Trip

Rapid City — 3 nights

Gateway to the Black Hills

South Dakota's second-largest city, Rapid City has for many years served as a gateway to the West.
Downtown Rapid City and South Dakota Air and Space Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visiting Mount Rushmore National Memorial and Bear Country USA will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rapid City: Minuteman Missile National Historic Site (in Philip), Custer (Custer State Park & Wildlife Loop Road) and Badlands National Park (Loop Road & Badlands Wall). The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chapel in the Hills, learn about winemaking at Firehouse Wine Cellars, and stop by Alex Johnson Mercantile.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Rapid City planning website.

Traveling by car from Sioux City to Rapid City takes 6.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 1 hour. July in Rapid City sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Buffalo.
Parks · Nature · Scenic Drive · Outdoors
Side Trips

Buffalo — 1 night

Buffalo is a city in Johnson County, Wyoming, United States. Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): explore and take pictures at US Highway 16, examine the collection at The Historic Occidental Hotel Museum, and then take an in-depth tour of Jim Gatchell Memorial Museum.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Buffalo trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Rapid City to Buffalo takes 3 hours. In July, daytime highs in Buffalo are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Casper.
Museums · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

Casper — 1 night

Casper is a city in and the county seat of Natrona County, Wyoming, United States. On the 18th (Tue), contemplate the long history of Fort Caspar Museum and Historic Site, then learn about all things military at Wyoming Veterans Memorial Museum, then take an in-depth tour of National Historic Trails Interpretive Center, and finally trek along Platte River Trails.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Casper journey planner.

Traveling by car from Buffalo to Casper takes 2 hours. Traveling from Buffalo in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Casper, with lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Cheyenne.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Trails

Cheyenne — 2 nights

Cheyenne is the capital and most populous city of the US state of Wyoming and the county seat of Laramie County. Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): admire the striking features of Historic Governors' Mansion, explore the engaging exhibits at Wyoming State Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Nelson Museum of the West, and finally stroll the grounds of Lakeview Cemetery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Wyoming Territorial Prison State Historic Site and then delve into the lush surroundings at Medicine Bow National Forest.

For more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Cheyenne trip tool.

Traveling by car from Casper to Cheyenne takes 3 hours. Traveling from Casper in July, you will find days in Cheyenne are slightly colder (34°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Omaha.
Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Parks
Side Trip

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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Cecilia's Cathedral, pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Family Shrine, and then admire the majestic nature at Eugene T. Mahoney State Park. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of The Durham Museum, explore the world behind art at Joslyn Art Museum, then appreciate the history behind Kanesville Tabernacle, and finally walk around Hitchcock Nature Center.

For other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Omaha day trip planning website.

You can fly from Cheyenne to Omaha in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Cheyenne to Omaha. Traveling from Cheyenne in July, Omaha is a bit warmer at night with lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Sioux City.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature
Side Trips

Sioux City — 2 nights

On the 23rd (Sun), get your bearings at Sergeant Floyd River Museum and Welcome Center, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Trinity Heights, then see the interesting displays at Sioux City Public Museum, and finally pause for some photo ops at Spirit of Siouxland Statue.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Sioux City vacation planner.

Drive from Omaha to Sioux City in 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel back home.
Museums · Historic Sites

United States travel guide

Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Nightlife
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.