15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

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Missoula
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Rapid City
— 1 night
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Sioux Falls
— 1 night
Fly
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Kansas City
— 2 nights
Drive
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Joplin
— 1 night
Drive
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West Plains
Drive
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Memphis
— 3 nights
Fly
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Mobile
— 2 nights
Fly
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Sarasota
— 3 nights
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Missoula

Missoula is a city in the U.S. state of Montana and is the county seat of Missoula County. To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Missoula visit planning app.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Missoula. In October, daytime highs in Missoula are 58°F, while nighttime lows are 33°F. You will leave for Rapid City on the 1st (Fri).

Things to do in Missoula

Outdoors · Parks · Museums · Tours

Rapid City

— 1 night

Gateway to the Black Hills

South Dakota's second-largest city, Rapid City has for many years served as a gateway to the West.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): learn about winemaking at Firehouse Wine Cellars and then wander the streets of Downtown Rapid City.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Rapid City trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Missoula to Rapid City by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Rapid City when traveling from Missoula in October, with lows around 40°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Sioux Falls.

Things to do in Rapid City

Neighborhoods · Wineries

Sioux Falls

— 1 night
Sioux Falls is the largest city in the U.S. state of South Dakota. On the 2nd (Sat), get curious at Washington Pavilion and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Joseph Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: stroll around Falls Park, then learn about winemaking at Strawbale Winery, and then learn more about the world around you at Great Plains Zoo & Delbridge Museum of Natural History.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Sioux Falls visit website.

Getting from Rapid City to Sioux Falls by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Rapid City to Sioux Falls, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In October in Sioux Falls, expect temperatures between 62°F during the day and 40°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Kansas City.

Things to do in Sioux Falls

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Nightlife

Side Trip

Kansas City

— 2 nights
The city meets the Great Plains in Kansas City City, Kansas.
On the 4th (Mon), learn about winemaking at Pirtle Winery and then join the crowd at Kansas Speedway. On the next day, see a show at Missouri Theatre and then get to know the fascinating history of Museum Hill Historic District.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Kansas City tour itinerary maker tool.

You can fly from Sioux Falls to Kansas City in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel to Joplin.

Things to do in Kansas City

Historic Sites · Nightlife · Neighborhoods · Wineries

Side Trips

Joplin

— 1 night
Joplin or is a city in southern Jasper County and northern Newton County in the southwestern corner of the U.S. state of Missouri. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): see the interesting displays at World's Largest Small Electric Appliance Museum and then do a tasting at Keltoi Winery.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Joplin online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Kansas City to Joplin in 3 hours. In October in Joplin, expect temperatures between 72°F during the day and 50°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to travel to West Plains.

Things to do in Joplin

Museums · Wineries

Side Trips

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West Plains

West Plains is a city in Howell County, Missouri, United States. To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the West Plains day trip planning site.

You can drive from Joplin to West Plains in 3 hours. In October, daily temperatures in West Plains can reach 72°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. You'll set off for Memphis on the 7th (Thu).

Things to do in West Plains

Fun & Games · Shopping

Memphis

— 3 nights

Birthplace of Rock 'n' Roll

The largest city on the Mississippi River, Memphis bills itself as both the "Birthplace of Rock" and "Home of the Blues." With such a rich musical heritage, it shouldn't come as a surprise that Elvis Presley chose to live in Memphis during his later years.
Let the collections at Graceland and National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel capture your imagination. Popular historic sites such as Sun Studio and The Peabody Ducks are in your itinerary. Take a break from Memphis with a short trip to Horseshoe Tunica in Tunica, about 46 minutes away. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Beale Street.

Plan trip to Memphis with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can drive from West Plains to Memphis in 3 hours. Traveling from West Plains in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Memphis, with lows of 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Mobile.

Things to do in Memphis

Historic Sites · Museums · Fun & Games · Casinos

Side Trip

Mobile

— 2 nights
On the 10th (Sun), explore the different monuments and memorials at Magnolia Cemetery and then take an in-depth tour of Battleship USS ALABAMA. On the 11th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Mobile Carnival Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, and then get engrossed in the history at Mobile Police History Museum.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Mobile online road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Memphis to Mobile takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Memphis in October since evenings lows in Mobile dip to 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to fly to Sarasota.

Things to do in Mobile

Museums · Historic Sites

Sarasota

— 3 nights
Sarasota is a city in Sarasota County on the southwestern coast of the U.S. state of Florida. Get a sense of the local culture at The Ringling and The Dali Museum. Explore Sarasota's surroundings by going to Clearwater Beach (in Clearwater), St. Pete Beach (in St. Pete Beach) and Pinellas Ale Works Brewery & Tap Room (in St. Petersburg). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Siesta Beach, sample the fine beverages at Siesta Key Rum, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Sarasota trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Mobile to Sarasota in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Mobile to Sarasota. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Mobile in October since evenings lows in Sarasota dip to 68°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Sarasota

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · History Museums
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.