13 days in United States Itinerary

13 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States journey planner
Make it your trip
— 1 night
Kansas City
— 1 night
Oklahoma City
— 1 night
— 3 nights
Baton Rouge
— 1 night
Little Rock
— 1 night
Fly to St Louis Lambert International Airport, Drive to Jefferson City
Jefferson City
— 1 night
Des Moines
— 2 nights


Brookings — 1 night

Brookings is a city in Brookings County, South Dakota, United States. On the 18th (Sun), don't miss a visit to Brookings Summer Arts Festival, then look for gifts at South Dakota Art Museum, and then get engrossed in the history at South Dakota Agricultural Heritage Museum.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Brookings online attractions planner.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Brookings. In June, daily temperatures in Brookings can reach 78°F, while at night they dip to 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to drive to Kansas City.
Museums · Shopping

Kansas City — 1 night

The city meets the Great Plains in Kansas City City, Kansas.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Saint Peter, then don't miss a visit to Overland Park 9/11 Memorial, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grace & Holy Trinity Cathedral.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Kansas City planning tool.

Traveling by car from Brookings to Kansas City takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll set off for Oklahoma City on the 20th (Tue).
Historic Sites
Side Trip

Oklahoma City — 1 night

The Big Friendly

Oklahoma City, known to many as the "Big Friendly," represents the political, cultural, and economic engine of the state of Oklahoma.
To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Oklahoma City day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kansas City to Oklahoma City takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly; or do a combination of bus and taxi. June in Oklahoma City sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 68°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to fly to Dallas.
Breweries & Distilleries · Parks · Museums · Wildlife

Dallas — 3 nights

Big D

One of the country's most popular shopping destinations, Dallas and its sprawling suburbs include more shopping centers per capita than any other urban center in America.
Step off the beaten path and head to Burger's Lake and NRH2O Family Water Park. Go for a jaunt from Dallas to North Richland Hills to see North Richland Hills Centre about 36 minutes away. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Museum of Biblical Art, get a new perspective on nature at Texas Discovery Gardens, sample the tasty concoctions at Deep Ellum Brewing Company, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral Santuario de Guadalupe.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Dallas trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Oklahoma City to Dallas takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Oklahoma City in June, Dallas is a bit warmer at night with lows of 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can fly to Baton Rouge.
Parks · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Historic Sites
Side Trips

Baton Rouge — 1 night

Baton Rouge is the capital of the U.S. state of Louisiana and its second-largest city. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then have fun and explore at Knock Knock Children's Museum, and then don't miss a visit to Denham Springs Antique Village.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Baton Rouge vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Dallas to Baton Rouge in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. June in Baton Rouge sees daily highs of 90°F and lows of 72°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can fly to Little Rock.
Spas · Childrens Museums · Museums
Side Trip

Little Rock — 1 night

The Rock

Once inhabited by Native American tribes, today Little Rock bustles with nearly 800,000 people.
On the 26th (Mon), stroll the grounds of Mount Holly Cemetery, stroll around Two Rivers Park, and then walk around North Shore River Walk.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Little Rock holiday maker site.

Fly from Baton Rouge to Little Rock in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or do a combination of bus and train. June in Little Rock sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 70°F at night. You'll set off for Jefferson City on the 27th (Tue).
Parks · Historic Sites
Side Trip

Jefferson City — 1 night

Jefferson City is the capital of the State of Missouri and the fifteenth most populous city in the state. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): appreciate the history behind Lewis and Clark Monument Trailhead Plaza.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Jefferson City trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Little Rock to Jefferson City. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in June, and nighttime lows around 67°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can go by car to Des Moines.

Des Moines — 2 nights

Des Moines is the capital and the most populous city in the U.S. state of Iowa. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Hogback Covered Bridge, then grab your bike and head to Raccoon River Valley Trail, and then stroll through Saylorville Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Fri): delve into the lush surroundings at Walnut Woods State Park, stroll through Clive Greenbelt Trail, and then indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Des Moines day trip tool.

You can drive from Jefferson City to Des Moines in 4.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) to allow time to drive back home.
Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Tours
Side Trips

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.