18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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18 days in United States Itinerary

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
5
Bismarck
— 1 night
6
Fargo
— 2 nights
7
Minneapolis
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h
8
Milwaukee
— 1 night
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. On the 12th (Sun), get to know the fascinating history of Truckee River Walk, then stop by Dorinda's Chocolates, and then try your luck at Casino at Silver Legacy Resort. Here are some ideas for day two: try to win big at Peppermill Casino and then try to win big at Atlantis Casino.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Reno road trip planning site .

San Francisco to Reno is an approximately 3.5-hour combination of subway, flight, and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco in May, plan for a bit cooler nights in Reno, with lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to Pocatello.

Things to do in Reno

Fun & Games Casinos Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Peppermill Casino ©
Peppermill Casino
Dorinda's Chocolates ©
Dorinda's Chocolates
Casino at Silver Legacy Resort ©
Casino at Silver Legacy Resort

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. To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Pocatello road trip website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Reno to Pocatello. Traveling from Reno to Pocatello, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Reno in May; daily highs in Pocatello reach 24°C and lows reach 5°C. On the 15th (Wed), you're off toYellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Pocatello

Outdoors Parks Museums

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Upper Geyser Basin, Lone Star Geyser, Grand Prismatic Spring, and other attractions you added. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Grand Loop Road and Firehole Canyon Drive. Spend the 17th (Fri) exploring nature at Yellowstone National Park. Next up on the itinerary: hike along North Rim Trail.

Make your Yellowstone National Park itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Drive from Pocatello to Yellowstone National Park in 4 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Pocatello in May; daily highs in Yellowstone National Park reach 13°C and lows reach -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can drive to Billings.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Yellowstone National Park ©
Yellowstone National Park
Grand Loop Road ©
Grand Loop Road
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): see the interesting displays at Moss Mansion, look for all kinds of wild species at Four Dances Recreation Area, and then learn about winemaking at Yellowstone Cellars & Winery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Sun): take in the history at Custer Battlefield Museum, take in the history at Little Bighorn Battlefield, and then take an in-depth tour of Big Horn County Historical Museum.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Billings trip planner .

Traveling by car from Yellowstone National Park to Billings takes 4.5 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Yellowstone National Park in May, with highs in Billings at 22°C and lows at 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 Parks

Side Trips

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

1
night
Bismarck

Bismarck ©
Bismarck is the capital of the U.S. Former Governor's Mansion has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Former Governor's Mansion.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Bismarck trip simple and quick.

You can fly from Billings to Bismarck in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Billings to Bismarck due to the time zone difference. In May, daytime highs in Bismarck are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 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
Former Governor's Mansion ©
Former Governor's Mansion

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.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Fargo trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bismarck to Fargo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In May, daytime highs in Fargo are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to 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. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): identify plant and animal life at French Regional Park. On the next day, take an in-depth tour of James J. Hill House and then admire the striking features of Paisley Park.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Minneapolis online holiday planner .

You can fly from Fargo to Minneapolis in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Minneapolis can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 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 Parks Wildlife

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. Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): examine the collection at Harley-Davidson Museum and then join in the after-dark buzz at Best Place at the Historic Pabst Brewery.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Milwaukee online route planner .

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

Tours Nightlife Museums
Highlights from your plan
Harley-Davidson Museum ©
Harley-Davidson Museum

1
night
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Wrigley Field, Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower, The Magnificent Mile, and other attractions you added. Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Michigan, take a stroll through The Magnificent Mile, then enjoy breathtaking views from Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower, and finally admire all the interesting features of Wrigley Field.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Chicago online trip planner .

You can take a train from Milwaukee to Chicago in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Chicago can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. You'll have a few hours on the 27th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Detroit.

Things to do in Chicago

Neighborhoods Shopping 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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Michigan State University.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Detroit trip builder website .

You can fly from Chicago to Detroit in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour 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

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

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

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