15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

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15 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Bismarck
Drive:  6​h 15​min
1
Sioux Falls
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
2
Kansas City
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Branson
— 5 nights
bus:  5​h 15​min
4
Saint Louis
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
5
Chicago
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Milwaukee
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
7
Minneapolis
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 45​min
8
Bismarck
— Few hours
End: Bismarck

1
night
Sioux Falls

Sioux Falls ©
Sioux Falls is the largest city in the U.S. To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Sioux Falls journey planner.

Bismarck to Sioux Falls is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive. In August in Sioux Falls, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 60°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Kansas City.

Things to do in Sioux Falls

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums

Side Trip

Strawbale Winery
Highlights from your plan
Strawbale Winery ©
Strawbale Winery

1
night
Kansas City

Kansas City ©
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Boulevard Brewing Company. On the 8th (Thu), have some family-friendly fun at Blade & Timber.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Kansas City holiday planner.

Getting from Sioux Falls to Kansas City by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of car and flight. In August, Kansas City is a bit warmer than Sioux Falls - with highs of 87°F and lows of 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to drive to Branson.

Things to do in Kansas City

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trips

Blade & Timber, Harry S. Truman Library and Museum
Highlights from your plan
National WWI Museum and Memorial ©
National WWI Museum and Memorial
The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art ©
The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
Harry S. Truman Library and Museum ©

5
nights
Branson

Branson ©
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. Do some cultural sightseeing at Thorncrown Chapel and Historic Downtown Branson. Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church and The Shrine of the Holy Spirit will appeal to history buffs. Step out of Branson with an excursion to Brews in Eureka Springs--about 58 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at National Tiger Sanctuary, contemplate the waterfront views at Table Rock Lake, deepen your understanding at College of the Ozarks, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Branson trip planner .

You can drive from Kansas City to Branson in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. August in Branson sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 66°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Branson

Parks Nightlife Wildlife

Side Trips

Eureka Springs, Table Rock Lake, National Tiger Sanctuary
Highlights from your plan
Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church ©
National Tiger Sanctuary ©
National Tiger Sanctuary
Raiding the Country Vault ©
Raiding the Country Vault

2
nights
Saint Louis

Saint Louis ©
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. Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Saint Louis online sightseeing planner .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Branson to Saint Louis takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. August in Saint Louis sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 66°F at night. On the 16th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Chicago.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Parks Tours Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis ©
Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis
Missouri Botanical Garden ©
Missouri Botanical Garden
The Gateway Arch ©
The Gateway Arch

2
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
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 explore and take pictures at Wrigley Field. Here are some ideas for day two: wander the streets of The Magnificent Mile, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Shedd Aquarium, then explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Millennium Park.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Chicago trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Saint Louis to Chicago takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 67°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Milwaukee.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Rosewood Beach
Highlights from your plan
The Magnificent Mile ©
The Magnificent Mile
Millennium Park ©
Millennium Park
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago

2
nights
Milwaukee

Milwaukee ©
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. On the 18th (Sun), steep yourself in history at North Point Water Tower.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Milwaukee journey app .

Getting from Chicago to Milwaukee by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Milwaukee can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Minneapolis.

Things to do in Milwaukee

Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of St. Josaphat ©
Basilica of St. Josaphat
Harley-Davidson Museum ©
Harley-Davidson Museum
Historic Third Ward ©
Historic Third Ward

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): explore the activities along Chain of Lakes, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of St. Mary, then trek along Murphy-Hanrehan Park Reserve, then get your game on at FlyOver America, and finally have some family-friendly fun at The Escape Game.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Minneapolis trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Milwaukee to Minneapolis takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. 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 Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Springbrook Nature Center, Murphy-Hanrehan Park Reserve, FlyOver America, Crosby Farm Regional Park
Highlights from your plan
Murphy-Hanrehan Park Reserve ©
Murphy-Hanrehan Park Reserve
Chain of Lakes ©
Chain of Lakes
Crosby Farm Regional Park ©
Crosby Farm Regional Park

few
hours
Bismarck

Bismarck ©
Bismarck is the capital of the U.S. To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Bismarck online trip builder .

Fly from Minneapolis to Bismarck in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Bismarck when traveling from Minneapolis in August, with lows around 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bismarck

Breweries & Distilleries
Highlights from your plan
Laughing Sun Brewing Co. ©
Laughing Sun Brewing Co.

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