13 days in United States Itinerary

13 days in United States Itinerary

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Higginsville
— 1 day
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Drive to Kansas City International Airport, Fly to Syracuse Hancock International Airport, Drive to Cooperstown
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Cooperstown
— 3 nights
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Niagara Falls
— 3 nights
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Louisville
— 2 nights
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Saint Louis
— 2 nights
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Higginsville

— 1 day
Higginsville is a city in Lafayette County, Missouri. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): look for gifts at Kleinschmidts Western Store, then do a tasting at Arcadian Moon, and then contemplate the long history of Confederate Memorial State Historic Site.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Higginsville trip itinerary planning site.

Kansas City to Higginsville is an approximately 1-hour car ride. In May, plan for daily highs up to 72°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Cooperstown.

Things to do in Higginsville

Wineries · Historic Sites · Shopping

Cooperstown

— 3 nights

Village of Cooperstown

Best known as the home of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, Cooperstown embraces Americana.
Museum-lovers will get to explore National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum and Adirondack Experience, The Museum on Blue Mountain Lake. Get outdoors at Straus Center - Frost Valley YMCA and Friends of Rogers. Explore Cooperstown's surroundings by going to Roscoe (Do Good Spirits & Roscoe Beer Company). And it doesn't end there: tee off at Leatherstocking Golf Course, look for all kinds of wild species at Betty and Wilbur Davis State Park, and learn about winemaking at Fly Creek Cider Mill & Orchard.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Cooperstown itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Higginsville to Cooperstown with the Route module. Traveling from Higginsville to Cooperstown, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Cooperstown when traveling from Higginsville in May, with lows around 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to drive to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Cooperstown

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Niagara Falls

— 3 nights

Honeymoon Capital of the World

The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
Visiting Cave of the Winds and Genesee Country Village & Museum will get you outdoors. Take a break from Niagara Falls with a short trip to Our Lady of Victory National Shrine & Basilica in Lackawanna, about 36 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: hike along Niagara Gorge Trail, tee off at Hyde Park Golf Course, and try your luck at Seneca Niagara Casino.

To find photos and other tourist information, you can read our Niagara Falls day trip website.

Traveling by car from Cooperstown to Niagara Falls takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. Expect a daytime high around 77°F in June, and nighttime lows around 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel to Louisville.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Casinos

Side Trips

Louisville

— 2 nights

Derby City

Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
Popular historic sites such as Zachary Taylor National Cemetery and Churchill Downs are in your itinerary. Escape the urban bustle at Louisville Mega Cavern and EP "Tom" Sawyer State Park. Change things up with a short trip to Jim Beam American Stillhouse in Clermont (about 32 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Kentucky Peerless Distilling Co, identify plant and animal life at Hidden Hill, and walk around The Parklands of Floyds Fork.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Louisville trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Niagara Falls to Louisville takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Niagara Falls in June: high temperatures in Louisville hover around 86°F and lows are around 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Louisville

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Saint Louis

— 2 nights

Gateway to the West

Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C.
On the 9th (Sun), look for all kinds of wild species at The Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House, then see the interesting displays at City Museum, then admire the natural beauty at Missouri Botanical Garden, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis. On the 10th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get to know the resident critters at Saint Louis Zoo, then look for all kinds of wild species at World Bird Sanctuary, and then see the interesting displays at Cardinals Hall of Fame and Museum.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Saint Louis road trip planner.

Getting from Louisville to Saint Louis by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Louisville to Saint Louis is minus 1 hour. In June, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 67°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Parks · Wildlife · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums

Side Trips

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
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.