16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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Green Bay
— 3 nights
— 2 nights
— 3 nights
— 1 night
West Yellowstone
— 3 nights
— 3 nights


Green Bay — 3 nights

Home of the Packers

Home of the Green Bay Packers, the city of Green Bay centers around sports and is home to hundreds of notable football icons, including Brett Favre and Curly Lambeau.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Green Bay: Whistling Straits Golf Course - Straits and Irish (in Kohler), Parallel 44 Winery and Vineyard (in Kewaunee) and Bookworm Gardens (in Sheboygan). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Green Bay Packer Hall of Fame, learn about winemaking at Door Peninsula Winery, immerse yourself in nature at Peninsula State Park, and stroll around Fonferek Glen County Park.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Green Bay holiday site.

Philadelphia to Green Bay is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, subway, and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Philadelphia to Green Bay is minus 1 hour. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Philadelphia in October; daily highs in Green Bay reach 60°F and lows reach 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to fly to Minneapolis.
Parks · Museums · Shopping · Wineries
Side Trips

Minneapolis — 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): grab your bike and head to Mill Ruins Park, then take in the dramatic scenery at Minnehaha Park, and then browse the different shops at Mall of America. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Paisley Park, then examine the collection at Mill City Museum, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and finally admire the masterpieces at Minneapolis Institute of Art.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Minneapolis trip maker app.

Getting from Green Bay to Minneapolis by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 60°F, and evening lows to 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Duluth.
Museums · Shopping · Parks · Nature
Side Trips

Duluth — 3 nights

Zenith City of the Unsalted Seas

Situated on the westernmost point of the Lake Superior, Duluth represents a booming port city.
Explore Duluth's surroundings by going to Two Harbors (Superior Hiking Trail, Gooseberry Falls State Park, &more). The adventure continues: cruise along Minnesota's North Shore Scenic Drive, take in the exciting artwork at Art in the Alley, contemplate the long history of Glensheen - The Historic Congdon Estate, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Duluth road trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Minneapolis to Duluth takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Minneapolis, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Duluth, ranging from highs of 55°F to lows of 42°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can go by car to Fargo.
Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums
Side Trip

Fargo — 1 night

Fargo is the most populous city in the state of North Dakota, accounting for over 15% of the state population. On the 24th (Mon), take an in-depth tour of Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County, look for all kinds of wild species at Bluestem Prairie Preserve, and then gain insight at North Dakota State University.

To find reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Fargo vacation website.

You can drive from Duluth to Fargo in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Fargo are 59°F, while nighttime lows are 38°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to West Yellowstone.
Wildlife · Parks · Museums
Side Trip

West Yellowstone — 3 nights

The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around West Yellowstone: Big Sky (Ousel Falls Trail, The Soldiers Chapel, &more) and Yellowstone Adventure Tours (in Bozeman). There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center, cast your line with a fishing tour, and get a taste of the local shopping with Homeroom at Madison Crossing.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the West Yellowstone trip planner.

Getting from Fargo to West Yellowstone by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train, bus, car, and taxi. Traveling from Fargo to West Yellowstone, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Fargo in October, with highs in West Yellowstone at 50°F and lows at 25°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Custer.
Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks
Side Trips

Custer — 3 nights

Generally considered to be the oldest town established by European Americans in the Black Hills, Custer began as a mining town.
Take a break from Custer with a short trip to Presidential Trail in Keystone, about 30 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: admire the majestic nature at Custer State Park, take in the dramatic natural features at Needles Eye Tunnel, go for a walk through Breezy Point Picnic Area, and appreciate the history behind Crazy Horse Memorial.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Custer planning app.

Traveling by flight from West Yellowstone to Custer takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from West Yellowstone in October, things will get a bit warmer in Custer: highs are around 57°F and lows about 34°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight back home.
Outdoors · Parks · Scenic Drive · Nature
Side Trips

United States travel guide

Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Nightlife
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.

Minnesota travel guide

Room Escape Games · Shopping Malls · Entertainment Centers
The Land of 10,000 Lakes
Deriving its name from the Dakota word for "land of sky-tinted water," Minnesota is a land of pristine lakes, pockets of dense green forests, and sprawling prairieland. Spend your vacation exploring the state's diverse landscape for endless outdoor activity and a chance to see some of the area's national monuments, or take a trip to the bustling St. Paul-Minneapolis area, a network of commerce and cultural attractions, including the famous Mall of America.

North Dakota travel guide

National Parks · History Museums · Historic Sites
Geographic Center of the North American Continent
A primarily rural state, North Dakota is the ancient home of the Lakota tribe. Norwegian settlers once made up the European population, and one of the state's major attractions is the Norsk Høstfest, the largest Norwegian festival in the United States. The vast plains and never-ending sky inspire the many orchestras that call the state home. The spirituality of the music is second only to the spirituality of the people, as the state has the nation's highest percentage of churchgoing residents. The state's open fields are conducive to fishing, hunting, and winter activities.

Montana travel guide

River Rafting & Tubing · Bodies of Water · Wildlife Areas
The Crown of the Continent
With a population of only one million, Montana remains an untouched natural paradise of snowcapped peaks, expansive forests, and alpine lakes, dotted with Old West ghost towns, Indian reservations, and progressive urban communities. Appreciate the state's unique charm and beauty with a trip to Glacier National Park, where you can come face-to-face with Montana wildlife among its high peaks. Head to the state's largest cities, Billings and Missoula, for an array of historical attractions and cultural sightseeing.

South Dakota travel guide

National Parks · Scenic Drive · Monuments
The State of Great Faces and Great Places
Famous for the cliffside monuments of Mount Rushmore and the Crazy Horse memorial, South Dakota is a land of Old West history, American Indian culture, and impressive natural wonders. Get to know the state's diverse and breathtaking landscape with a trip through Custer National Park, with a herd of 1,300 free-roaming bison, or by traversing the dramatic peaks of Badlands National Park near the Black Hills. Allow time in your itinerary to visit the state's largest city, Sioux Falls, for shopping, dining, and entertainment options, as well as a number of museums and historical attractions.