18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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18 days in United States Itinerary

Start: San Antonio
Drive:  30​min
1
Schertz
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  6​h 15​min
2
Omaha
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
3
Galena
— 4 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
4
Golconda
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
5
Springfield
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: San Antonio

1
night
Schertz

Schertz ©
Schertz is a city in Guadalupe, Bexar, and Comal counties in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): get some fabulous bargains at San Marcos Premium Outlets, then examine the collection at Dick's Classic Garage, and then mingle with the ghosts of the past at Gruene Historic District. On the 23rd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the activities along Landa Park and then make a splash at Schlitterbahn Waterpark New Braunfels.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Schertz travel planner.

San Antonio to Schertz is an approximately half hour car ride. Expect a daytime high around 90°F in September, and nighttime lows around 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Omaha.

Things to do in Schertz

Theme Parks Shopping Nature

Side Trips

New Braunfels, San Marcos
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Schlitterbahn Waterpark New Braunfels ©
Gruene Historic District ©
Gruene Historic District
San Marcos Premium Outlets ©
San Marcos Premium Outlets

4
nights
Omaha

Omaha ©
A major transportation hub, Omaha was once considered little more than a stopping point on a pioneer's journey west.
Explore Omaha's surroundings by going to Lincoln (Saint Mary Catholic Church, Museum of American Speed, & more). Next up on the itinerary: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Henry Doorly Zoo, try to win big at Horseshoe Council Bluffs, explore the engaging exhibits at Omaha Children's Museum, and take in the views from Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Omaha road trip planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Schertz to Omaha. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Schertz in September; daily highs in Omaha reach 81°F and lows reach 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Galena.

Things to do in Omaha

Museums Childrens Museums Parks

Side Trips

Lincoln, Council Bluffs
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Henry Doorly Zoo ©
Henry Doorly Zoo
Old Market ©
Old Market
Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge ©
Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge

4
nights
Galena

Galena ©
Galena is the largest city in and the county seat of Jo Daviess County, Illinois, with a population of 3,429 at the 2010 census. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Galena: Jumer's Casino Rock Island (in Rock Island), Brewery Pottery (in Mineral Point) and Spring Green (Taliesin Preservation: Frank Lloyd Wright Visitor Center & The House on the Rock). The adventure continues: sample the fine beverages at Blaum Bros. Distilling Co., make a trip to Fenelon Place Elevator Co., get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium, and examine the collection at The Old Blacksmith Shop.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Galena road trip tool .

Fly from Omaha to Galena in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, Galena is little chillier than Omaha - with highs of 75°F and lows of 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can travel to Golconda.

Things to do in Galena

Museums Parks Fun & Games

Side Trips

Spring Green, Dubuque, Jumer's Casino Rock Island, Anderson Japanese Gardens, Brewery Pottery
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Blaum Bros. Distilling Co. ©
Blaum Bros. Distilling Co.
Ulysses S. Grant Home ©
Ulysses S. Grant Home

3
nights
Golconda

Golconda ©
Golconda is a city in and the county seat of Pope County, Illinois, United States, located along the Ohio River. Get out of town with these interesting Golconda side-trips: Garden of the Gods (in Harrisburg), Superman Statue (in Metropolis) and Paducah (Floodwall Murals, The National Quilt Museum, & more). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Rim Rock Recreation Trail, look for gifts at The Chocolate Factory, and immerse yourself in nature at Giant City State Park.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Golconda trip planner .

You can drive from Galena to Golconda in 7.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Galena in October; daily highs in Golconda reach 72°F and lows reach 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel to Springfield.

Things to do in Golconda

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Paducah, Superman Statue, Giant City State Park, Garden of the Gods
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
The National Quilt Museum ©
The National Quilt Museum
Purple Toad Winery ©
Purple Toad Winery

5
nights
Springfield

Springfield ©
Springfield is the third-largest city in the state of Missouri and the county seat of Greene County. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Springfield: Ozark Distillery and Brewery (in Osage Beach) and Ha Ha Tonka State Park (in Camdenton). The adventure continues: Head underground at Fantastic Caverns, grab your bike and head to Galloway Creek Greenway, examine the collection at NRA National Sporting Arms Museum, and stroll around Mizumoto Japanese Stroll Garden.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Springfield vacation planner .

You can drive from Golconda to Springfield in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In October, daily temperatures in Springfield can reach 72°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Springfield

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Wilson's Creek National Battlefield, Ha Ha Tonka State Park, Ozark Distillery and Brewery
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Ozark Distillery and Brewery ©
Ozark Distillery and Brewery
Fantastic Caverns ©
Fantastic Caverns
Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World ©
Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World

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