15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

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Start: Minneapolis
1
Minneapolis
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  6 h 45 min
2
Mammoth Cave National Park
— 3 nights
+6
Taxi + Bus + Foot + Bus + Fly + Bus + Train:  9 h 45 min
3
Winter Haven
— 2 nights
+4
Train + Foot + Bus + Foot + Fly:  6 h 15 min
4
New Orleans
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  10 h 15 min
5
Big Bend National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  11 h
End: Minneapolis

2
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Baker Park Reserve and FlyOver America. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Minneapolis: Extreme Sandbox (in Hastings) and The Belwin Conservancy (in Afton). There's lots more to do: have some family-friendly fun at The Escape Game, look for gifts at Candyland, explore the activities along Silverwood Park, and stroll through Elm Creek Singletrack Trail.

For other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Minneapolis route tool.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Minneapolis. In June, daily temperatures in Minneapolis can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 61°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel to Mammoth Cave National Park.

Things to do in Minneapolis

Parks Nature Fun & Games

Side Trips

Extreme Sandbox, Game Show Battle Rooms, Baker Park Reserve, FlyOver America, Candyland
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The Escape Game ©
The Escape Game
Game Show Battle Rooms ©
Game Show Battle Rooms
Extreme Sandbox ©
Extreme Sandbox

3
nights
Mammoth Cave National Park

Mammoth Cave National Park ©
Mammoth Caves National Park is the longest cave system in the world so far discovered.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): Head underground at Mammoth Cave, then stroll through Tall Man's Misery, and then trek along Fat Man's Misery. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cedar Sink Trail, then contemplate the waterfront views at Green River, and then explore the activities along Echo River.

Before you visit Mammoth Cave National Park, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Minneapolis to Mammoth Cave National Park takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi; or drive. In June in Mammoth Cave National Park, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 64°F at night. On the 8th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Winter Haven.

Things to do in Mammoth Cave National Park

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

Dog Creek Recreation Area
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Tall Man's Misery ©
Tall Man's Misery
Mammoth Cave ©
Mammoth Cave
Fat Man's Misery ©
Fat Man's Misery

2
nights
Winter Haven

Winter Haven ©
Winter Haven boasts over 50 lakes within its borders, most notably Florida's famed Chain of Lakes.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): make a splash at Legoland Florida Resort and then look for all kinds of wild species at Circle B Bar Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Wed): grab your bike and head to University Boulevard/Research Way Trails, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Hollingsworth, and then hike along General James A. Van Fleet State Trail.

For photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Winter Haven trip planning tool.

Getting from Mammoth Cave National Park to Winter Haven by combination of taxi, bus, flight, and train takes about 10 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Mammoth Cave National Park to Winter Haven due to the time zone difference. In June, Winter Haven is somewhat warmer than Mammoth Cave National Park - with highs of 91°F and lows of 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Winter Haven

Parks Theme Parks Trails

Side Trips

Lakeland, General James A. Van Fleet State Trail
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Circle B Bar Reserve ©
Circle B Bar Reserve
Legoland Florida Resort ©
Legoland Florida Resort
Lake Hollingsworth ©
Lake Hollingsworth

4
nights
New Orleans

New Orleans ©
Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
Family-friendly places like Jackson Square and The Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden at NOMA will thrill your kids. There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of French Quarter, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Audubon Zoo, and put a fun spin on your tour with Clue Carre - New Orleans' First Live Escape Game.

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Traveling by combination of train and flight from Winter Haven to New Orleans takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Winter Haven to New Orleans is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Winter Haven in June, plan for slightly colder days in New Orleans, with highs around 83°F, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 83°F. On the 14th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Big Bend National Park.

Things to do in New Orleans

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
French Quarter ©
French Quarter
Audubon Zoo ©
Audubon Zoo
Jackson Square ©
Jackson Square

3
nights
Big Bend National Park

Big Bend National Park ©
Situated where the Rio Grande River takes a big southerly dip in West Texas, Big Bend National Park covers a massive expanse of desert, woodlands, and grasslands full of rivers, limestone canyons, and high mountains. Nearly 2,000 species of plant and animal life call this place home.
On the 15th (Mon), explore the stunning scenery at Santa Elena Canyon and then hike along The Window Trail. On the 16th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at S Rim Trail, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Chisos Mountains, and then trek along Lost Mine Trail.

To find reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Big Bend National Park journey site.

You can do a combination of flight and car from New Orleans to Big Bend National Park in 10.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or drive. When traveling from New Orleans in June, plan for somewhat warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Big Bend National Park: temperatures range from 100°F by day to 75°F at night. On the 17th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Big Bend National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Chisos Mountains ©
Chisos Mountains
Lost Mine Trail ©
Lost Mine Trail
Santa Elena Canyon ©
Santa Elena Canyon

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