18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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Start: San Francisco
Drive:  4 h
1
Reno
— 2 nights
Drive:  8 h 30 min
2
Pocatello
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h
3
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
4
Billings
— 2 nights
Drive:  6 h 30 min
5
Bismarck
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h
6
Fargo
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h
7
Minneapolis
— 2 nights
Drive:  6 h
8
Milwaukee
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
9
Chicago
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 45 min
10
Detroit
— 2 nights
End: Detroit

2
nights
Reno

Reno ©
A sea of casinos in the high desert of the Sierra Nevadas, Reno capitalizes on gaming and nightlife.
You've added Dorinda's Chocolates, Casino at Silver Legacy Resort, Peppermill Casino, and other attractions to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): get to know the fascinating history of Truckee River Walk, look for gifts at Dorinda's Chocolates, and then try to win big at Casino at Silver Legacy Resort. Here are some ideas for day two: try to win big at Peppermill Casino and then try your luck at Atlantis Casino.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Reno trip itinerary maker.

San Francisco to Reno is an approximately 3.5- hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in May, expect slightly colder with lows of 9°C in Reno. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Pocatello.

Things to do in Reno

Casinos Fun & Games Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Peppermill Casino ©
Peppermill Casino
Casino at Silver Legacy Resort ©
Casino at Silver Legacy Resort
Atlantis Casino ©
Atlantis Casino

1
night
Pocatello

Pocatello
Pocatello is the county seat and largest city of Bannock County, with a small portion on the Fort Hall Indian Reservation in neighboring Power County, in the southeastern part of the U.S. For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Pocatello trip itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Reno to Pocatello with the Route module. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In May, Pocatello is a bit cooler than Reno - with highs of 24°C and lows of 5°C. You'll set off for Yellowstone National Park on the 15th (Wed).

Things to do in Pocatello

Museums Parks Historic Sites

3
nights
Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
You've added Upper Geyser Basin, Lone Star Geyser, Grand Prismatic Spring, and other attractions to your itinerary. Discover out-of-the-way places like Grand Loop Road and Firehole Canyon Drive. Spend the 17th (Fri) exploring nature at Yellowstone National Park. The adventure continues: hike along North Rim Trail.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Pocatello to Yellowstone National Park in 4.5 hours. Traveling from Pocatello in May, expect Yellowstone National Park to be slightly colder, temps between 13°C and -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Billings.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Grand Loop Road ©
Grand Loop Road
Firehole Canyon Drive ©
Firehole Canyon Drive
Lone Star Geyser ©
Lone Star Geyser

2
nights
Billings

Billings ©
Billings is the largest city in the state of Montana, and is the principal city of the Billings Metropolitan Area with a population of 166,855.Billings is located in the south-eastern portion of the state and is the seat of Yellowstone County, which had a 2015 population of 157,048. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Little Bighorn Battlefield, Big Horn County Historical Museum and Custer Battlefield Museum. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): examine the collection at Moss Mansion, then identify plant and animal life at Four Dances Recreation Area, and then learn about winemaking at Yellowstone Cellars & Winery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Custer Battlefield Museum, then take in the history at Little Bighorn Battlefield, and then take an in-depth tour of Big Horn County Historical Museum.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Billings trip planner.

You can drive from Yellowstone National Park to Billings in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in May, things will get somewhat warmer in Billings: highs are around 22°C and lows about 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Bismarck.

Things to do in Billings

Museums Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Custer Battlefield Museum, Big Horn County Historical Museum, Little Bighorn Battlefield
Highlights from your plan
Little Bighorn Battlefield ©
Little Bighorn Battlefield
Moss Mansion ©
Moss Mansion
Custer Battlefield Museum ©
Custer Battlefield Museum

1
night
Bismarck

Bismarck ©
Bismarck is the capital of the U.S. Former Governors' Mansion State Historic Site has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Former Governors' Mansion State Historic Site.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Bismarck travel website.

Getting from Billings to Bismarck by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Billings to Bismarck, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In May, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 6°C. You will have some time to spend on the 21st (Tue) before leaving for Fargo.

Things to do in Bismarck

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Custer House
Highlights from your plan
Custer House ©
Custer House
Former Governors' Mansion State Historic Site ©

2
nights
Fargo

Fargo ©
Fargo is the most populous city in the state of North Dakota, accounting for over 15% of the state population. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes North Dakota State University.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Fargo day trip planner.

You can drive from Bismarck to Fargo in 3 hours. Another option is to fly. In May, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 8°C. On the 23rd (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Minneapolis.

Things to do in Fargo

Museums
Highlights from your plan
Fargo Air Museum ©
Fargo Air Museum
North Dakota State University ©
North Dakota State University

2
nights
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.
You've now added Paisley Park to your itinerary. On the 23rd (Thu), walk around French Regional Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at James J. Hill House and then examine the collection at Paisley Park.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Minneapolis trip itinerary maker tool.

Fly from Fargo to Minneapolis in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in May, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Milwaukee.

Things to do in Minneapolis

Museums Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

French Regional Park, Paisley Park, James J. Hill House
Highlights from your plan
James J. Hill House ©
James J. Hill House
Paisley Park ©
Paisley Park
French Regional Park ©
French Regional Park

1
night
Milwaukee

Milwaukee ©
Milwaukee boasts well-preserved historical districts with a rich European past and a strong beer-brewing tradition.
Best Place at the Historic Pabst Brewery has been added to your itinerary. On the 25th (Sat), see the interesting displays at Harley-Davidson Museum and then join in the after-dark buzz at Best Place at the Historic Pabst Brewery.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Milwaukee trip maker.

You can fly from Minneapolis to Milwaukee in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in May, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Chicago.

Things to do in Milwaukee

Museums Nightlife
Highlights from your plan
Harley-Davidson Museum ©
Harley-Davidson Museum
Best Place at the Historic Pabst Brewery ©
Best Place at the Historic Pabst Brewery

1
night
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Wrigley Field, Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower, The Magnificent Mile, and other attractions. On the 26th (Sun), contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Michigan, then take a stroll through The Magnificent Mile, then enjoy breathtaking views from Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower, and finally catch a live event at Wrigley Field.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Chicago road trip planning app.

Traveling by train from Milwaukee to Chicago takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. May in Chicago sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 13°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 27th (Mon) before leaving for Detroit.

Things to do in Chicago

Shopping Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trip

Lake Michigan
Highlights from your plan
Millennium Park ©
Millennium Park
The Magnificent Mile ©
The Magnificent Mile
Wrigley Field ©
Wrigley Field

2
nights
Detroit

Detroit ©
Founded in 1701 by a French explorer and adventurer, Detroit exerted a profound impact on the world for most of the 20th century.
You've now added Michigan State University to your itinerary.

For photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Detroit road trip planning tool.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Chicago to Detroit in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Chicago to Detroit due to the time zone difference. In May, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 12°C. You'll set off for home on the 29th (Wed).

Things to do in Detroit

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Michigan State University
Highlights from your plan
Motown Museum ©
Motown Museum
Michigan State University ©
Michigan State University

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