17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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Concord
— 1 day
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Indianapolis
— 2 nights
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Chicago
— 4 nights
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Milwaukee
— 2 nights
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Rochester
— 3 nights
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Sioux Falls
— 2 nights
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Rapid City
— 3 nights
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Concord

Concord is a city in Cabarrus County, in the U.S. On the 11th (Fri), walk around Village Park, then get in on the family fun at Richard Petty Driving Experience, and then contemplate the long history of Reed Gold Mine.

To find traveler tips and tourist information, read Concord trip builder tool.

Charlotte to Concord is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in June, and nighttime lows around 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel to Indianapolis.

Things to do in Concord

Parks · Theme Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

2
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Indianapolis

Circle City

Indiana's capital and most populous city, Indianapolis is best known for its racecar events and impressive museums, and as the hometown of Kurt Vonnegut.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at First Christian Church, then admire the natural beauty at The Miller House and Garden, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of North Christian Church. Here are some ideas for day two: have fun and explore at Children's Museum of Indianapolis and then admire the natural beauty at Indianapolis Museum of Art.

To find reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Indianapolis trip planning app.

Fly from Concord to Indianapolis in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and subway. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Concord in June: highs in Indianapolis hover around 82°F, while lows dip to 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Chicago.

Things to do in Indianapolis

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

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Chicago

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Frank Lloyd Wright's Unity Temple and Ernest Hemingway Birthplace will appeal to history buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Art Institute of Chicago and Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio. Next up on the itinerary: get curious at Museum of Science and Industry, enjoy breathtaking views from Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower, steep yourself in history at Pleasant Home, and get interesting insight from Tours.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Chicago visit planner.

Getting from Indianapolis to Chicago by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Indianapolis to Chicago. In June, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Milwaukee.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Parks

Side Trip

2
nights
Milwaukee

Brew City

Milwaukee boasts well-preserved historical districts with a rich European past and a strong beer-brewing tradition.
On the 18th (Fri), take an in-depth tour of Chudnow Museum of Yesteryear, contemplate the long history of Pabst Mansion, and then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of St. Josaphat, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Joan of Arc Chapel, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Gesu.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Milwaukee holiday planning app.

You can drive from Chicago to Milwaukee in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Chicago in June, with highs in Milwaukee at 76°F and lows at 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Rochester.

Things to do in Milwaukee

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

3
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Rochester

Rochester is a city in the U.S. Let the collections at Minnesota Marine Art Museum and Northfield Historical Society capture your imagination. Get some cultural insight at Watt Munisotaram and Basilica of St. Stanislaus Kostka. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rochester: Cannon Valley Trail (in Cannon Falls) and Winona (Merchants Bank & Winona National Bank). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Mayowood Mansion, appreciate the history behind Soldiers Field Veterans Memorial, and don't miss a visit to Gonda Building.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Rochester trip builder.

You can drive from Milwaukee to Rochester in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 77°F in June, and nighttime lows around 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Sioux Falls.

Things to do in Rochester

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

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Sioux Falls

Sioux Falls is the largest city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): trek along Sioux Falls Bike Trails, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Joseph Cathedral, then steep yourself in history at Pettigrew Home & Museum, and finally don't miss a visit to Michelangelo's David replica. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some photo ops at Pipestone National Monument, then stroll around Falls Park, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at First Lutheran Church.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Sioux Falls day trip planning site.

You can drive from Rochester to Sioux Falls in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. In June, daily temperatures in Sioux Falls can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can drive to Rapid City.

Things to do in Sioux Falls

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

3
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Rapid City

Gateway to the Black Hills

South Dakota's second-largest city, Rapid City has for many years served as a gateway to the West.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Minuteman Missile National Historic Site and Suzie Cappa Art Center. Kids will enjoy Mount Rushmore National Memorial and Bear Country USA. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rapid City: Presidential Trail (in Keystone), Badlands National Park (Loop Road & Badlands Wall) and Iron Mountain Road (in Custer). It doesn't end there: stop by Christmas Village Store.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Rapid City trip planner.

Traveling by car from Sioux Falls to Rapid City takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Sioux Falls to Rapid City. In June, daytime highs in Rapid City are 78°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Rapid City

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

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.