15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

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15 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Houston
Fly:  4​h 30​min
1
Des Moines
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Minneapolis
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h
3
Watertown
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Aberdeen
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
5
Jamestown
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
6
New Salem
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: Houston

3
nights
Des Moines

Des Moines ©
Des Moines is the capital and the most populous city in the U.S. Bring the kids along to Adventureland and Blank Park Zoo. Explore Des Moines' surroundings by going to Pella (Klokkenspel & Vermeer Museum & Global Pavilion). There's lots more to do: get a sense of history and politics at Capitol Building, make a trip to The Temple for Performing Arts, stroll through Brown's Woods, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Reclaimed Rails Brewing Company.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Des Moines trip planner.

Houston to Des Moines is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Houston in July, expect Des Moines to be slightly colder, temps between 86°F and 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Minneapolis.

Things to do in Des Moines

Theme Parks Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Pella, Adventureland, Reclaimed Rails Brewing Company
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Adventureland ©
Adventureland
Blank Park Zoo ©
Blank Park Zoo
Iowa State Fairgrounds ©
Iowa State Fairgrounds

5
nights
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.
Family-friendly places like Nickelodeon Universe and Crystal Cave will thrill your kids. Venture out of the city with trips to Mankato (Minneopa State Park & Sibley Park Zoo) and National Eagle Center (in Wabasha). The adventure continues: enjoy some diversion at Target Field, buy something for everyone on your list at Mall of America, look for gifts at Candyland, and have some family-friendly fun at The Escape Game.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Minneapolis online trip builder .

Fly from Des Moines to Minneapolis in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in Minneapolis can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Watertown.

Things to do in Minneapolis

Parks Nature Fun & Games

Side Trips

Bloomington, Saint Paul, Mankato, Crystal Cave, National Eagle Center
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Nickelodeon Universe ©
Nickelodeon Universe
Como Park Zoo & Conservatory ©
Como Park Zoo & Conservatory
FlyOver America ©
FlyOver America

2
nights
Watertown

Watertown ©
Watertown is a city in and the county seat of Codington County, South Dakota, United States. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): appreciate the history behind Watertown Veterans Memorial, then get a taste of the local shopping with Terry Redlin Museum, then admire the landmark architecture of Mellette House, and finally admire the majestic nature at Oakwood Lakes State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Fri): get to know the resident critters at Bramble Park Zoo, then shop like a local with Redlin Art Center, and then take an in-depth tour of Codington County Historical Museum.

For maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Watertown route builder site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Minneapolis to Watertown. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Minneapolis in August since evenings lows in Watertown dip to 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Aberdeen.

Things to do in Watertown

Parks Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Oakwood Lakes State Park
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Bramble Park Zoo ©
Bramble Park Zoo
Redlin Art Center ©
Redlin Art Center
Watertown Veterans Memorial ©
Watertown Veterans Memorial

1
night
Aberdeen

Aberdeen ©
Aberdeen is a city in and the county seat of Brown County, South Dakota, United States, about northeast of Pierre. Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): stroll around Richmond Lake Recreation Area, stroll around Wylie Park, and then have fun at Storybook Land.

For maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Aberdeen travel planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Watertown to Aberdeen. In August in Aberdeen, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 56°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel to Jamestown.

Things to do in Aberdeen

Parks Fun & Games
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Storybook Land ©
Storybook Land
Wylie Park ©
Wylie Park
Richmond Lake Recreation Area ©
Richmond Lake Recreation Area

2
nights
Jamestown

Jamestown ©
Jamestown is a city in Stutsman County, North Dakota, United States. Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): take in the views from Hi-Line Railroad Bridge / Chautauqua Park, examine the collection at Midland Continental Depot Transport Museum, then see the interesting displays at Stutsman County Memorial Museum, and finally get engrossed in the history at Frontier Village. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint James Basilica, see the interesting displays at National Buffalo Museum, then examine the collection at Barnes County Historical Society, and finally cruise along Sheyenne River Valley National Scenic Byway.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Jamestown itinerary maker site .

Explore your travel options from Aberdeen to Jamestown with the Route module. In August, daytime highs in Jamestown are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to travel to New Salem.

Things to do in Jamestown

Museums Outdoors Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Valley City, Midland Continental Depot Transport Museum
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National Buffalo Museum ©
National Buffalo Museum
Frontier Village ©
Frontier Village

1
night
New Salem

New Salem ©
New Salem is a city in Morton County, North Dakota, United States. Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): make a trip to Salem Sue.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our New Salem trip itinerary builder .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Jamestown to New Salem. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In August in New Salem, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.
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Salem Sue ©
Salem Sue

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