18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States travel route planner

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Chicago
— 5 nights
Fly
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Niagara Falls
— 3 nights
Fly
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Saint Louis
— 2 nights
Drive
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Farmington
— 5 nights
Drive
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Kansas City
— 1 night
Drive
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Hamilton
— 1 night
Drive

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Chicago

— 5 nights

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Room Escape Games and Anderson Japanese Gardens. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Chicago: Cowles Bog (in Chesterton), The Middle East Conflicts Wall Memorial (in Marseilles) and Starved Rock State Park (in Utica). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, walk around Millennium Park, appreciate the history behind Cloud Gate, and admire the striking features of Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Chicago road trip planning site.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Chicago. In March, daily temperatures in Chicago can reach 45°F, while at night they dip to 30°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Niagara Falls

— 3 nights

Honeymoon Capital of the World

The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Our Lady of Victory National Shrine & Basilica, then stroll around Chestnut Ridge Park, and then enjoy the music at Kleinhans Music Hall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed): see the interesting displays at Niagara Power Project Visitors Center, then stroll around Larkin Square, and then admire the majestic nature at Fort Niagara State Park.

For traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Niagara Falls trip planner.

You can fly from Chicago to Niagara Falls in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Chicago to Niagara Falls. Traveling from Chicago in April, Niagara Falls is little chillier at night with lows of 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks · Nature · Nightlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Saint Louis

— 2 nights

Gateway to the West

Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Gateway Arch National Park, then stroll around Laumeier Sculpture Park, and then look for all kinds of wild species at The Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Saint Louis trip site.

Getting from Niagara Falls to Saint Louis by flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Niagara Falls to Saint Louis. In April, Saint Louis is a bit warmer than Niagara Falls - with highs of 67°F and lows of 46°F. On the 6th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Farmington.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Farmington

— 5 nights
Farmington is a city in St. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Elephant Rocks State Park and US Army Military Police Corps Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Farmington: Fort de Chartes (in Prairie du Rocher), Pomona Winery (in Pomona) and National Shrine of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal (in Perryville). Next up on the itinerary: learn about all things military at US Army Engineer Museum, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Old Village Mercantile, do a tasting at Lincoln Heritage Winery, and immerse yourself in nature at St. Joe State Park.

To see photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Farmington trip itinerary builder site.

Getting from Saint Louis to Farmington by car takes about 1.5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 45°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to Kansas City.

Things to do in Farmington

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): explore the engaging exhibits at Kaleidoscope, learn about all things military at National WWI Museum and Memorial, and then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at Power and Light District and then explore the world behind art at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art.

Make your Kansas City itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can drive from Farmington to Kansas City in 5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. Expect a daytime high around 66°F in April, and nighttime lows around 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Hamilton.

Things to do in Kansas City

Museums · Fun & Games · Shopping · Childrens Museums

Hamilton

— 1 night
Hamilton is a city in Caldwell County, Missouri, United States. On the 13th (Sat), examine the collection at J. C. Penney Museum and then admire the majestic nature at Wallace State Park.

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Traveling by car from Kansas City to Hamilton takes 1.5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 64°F, and evening lows to 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Hamilton

Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

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.