15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

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Sioux Falls
— 1 night
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Kansas City
— 1 night
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Branson
— 5 nights
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Saint Louis
— 2 nights
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Chicago
— 2 nights
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Milwaukee
— 2 nights
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Minneapolis
— 1 night
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Bismarck

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Sioux Falls

— 1 night
Sioux Falls is the largest city in the U.S. On the 8th (Thu), have some family-friendly fun at Escapades Escape Rooms, then learn more about the world around you at Great Plains Zoo & Delbridge Museum of Natural History, and then learn about winemaking at Strawbale Winery.

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Bismarck to Sioux Falls is an approximately 6.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car. In August, daily temperatures in Sioux Falls can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Kansas City.

Things to do in Sioux Falls

Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Museums · Wineries

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Kansas City

— 1 night

City of Fountains

The largest municipality in Missouri, Kansas City has an impressive array of world-class museums, shopping areas, and great places to eat, all of which attract tourism to the area.
Boulevard Brewing Company has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): get your game on at Blade & Timber Axe Throwing.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Kansas City trip planner.

Traveling by car from Sioux Falls to Kansas City takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Sioux Falls in August, things will get a bit warmer in Kansas City: highs are around 87°F and lows about 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can drive to Branson.

Things to do in Kansas City

Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Historic Sites · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Branson

— 5 nights

Live Entertainment Capital of the World

Nestled in Missouri's beautiful Ozark Mountains lies one of the country's most attractive vacation towns for year-round family entertainment.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Dolly Parton's Stampede Dinner Attraction, Don't Stop Believin, Journey Tribute, Showboat Branson Belle, and other attractions. Escape the urban bustle at National Tiger Sanctuary and Moonshine Beach. Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church and The Shrine of the Holy Spirit will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with a short trip to Thorncrown Chapel in Eureka Springs (about 1 hour away). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Shepherd of the Hills Fish Hatchery, explore the activities along Table Rock Lake, gain insight at Titanic Museum, and take in nature's colorful creations at College of the Ozarks.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Branson trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Kansas City to Branson takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In August in Branson, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 66°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Branson

Parks · Nightlife · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Saint Louis

— 2 nights

Gateway to the West

Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Anheuser-Busch Brewery as well as The Gateway Arch. On the 14th (Wed), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Saint Louis driving holiday planner.

You can take a bus from Branson to Saint Louis in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Saint Louis can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 66°F. You'll have a few hours on the 16th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Chicago.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Breweries & Distilleries · Parks · Tours · Historic Sites

Chicago

— 2 nights

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
On the 16th (Fri), tour the pleasant surroundings at Rosewood Beach and then catch a live event at Wrigley Field. Here are some ideas for day two: take a stroll through The Magnificent Mile, observe the fascinating underwater world at Shedd Aquarium, then admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, and finally make a trip to Millennium Park.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Chicago trip website.

Getting from Saint Louis to Chicago by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Milwaukee.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums · Childrens Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Milwaukee

— 2 nights

Brew City

Milwaukee boasts well-preserved historical districts with a rich European past and a strong beer-brewing tradition.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Estabrook Beer Garden, Miller Brewery Tour and Lakefront Brewery. Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): steep yourself in history at North Point Water Tower.

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You can drive from Chicago to Milwaukee in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in August, and nighttime lows around 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Minneapolis.

Things to do in Milwaukee

Breweries & Distilleries · Historic Sites · Nightlife · Neighborhoods

Minneapolis

— 1 night

The City of Lakes

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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Chain of Lakes, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of St. Mary, hike along Murphy-Hanrehan Park Reserve, then get your game on at FlyOver America, and finally test your problem-solving skills at The Escape Game.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Minneapolis trip planning site.

Drive from Milwaukee to Minneapolis in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. August in Minneapolis sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 64°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Bismarck.

Things to do in Minneapolis

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Bismarck

Bismarck is the capital of the U.S. On the 21st (Wed), pause for some photo ops at Buffalo Statue and then sample the tasty concoctions at Laughing Sun Brewing Co..

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Traveling by car from Minneapolis to Bismarck takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Minneapolis in August since evenings lows in Bismarck dip to 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bismarck

Breweries & Distilleries
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United States travel guide

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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.