18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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18 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Fresno
Fly + Drive:  10​h 30​min
1
Theodore
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  8​h
2
Wisconsin Dells
— 2 nights
+4
train + bus + Fly + subway + bus:  7​h 15​min
3
Akron
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  6​h 30​min
4
Santa Claus
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
5
Indianapolis
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Hammond
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  4​h
7
Rapid City
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
8
Estes Park
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Fresno


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1
night
Theodore

Theodore is a census-designated place (CDP) in Mobile County, Alabama, United States. Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): appreciate the extensive heritage of Bellingrath Gardens and Home and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

Discover how to plan a Theodore trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Fresno to Theodore is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Fresno to Theodore. While traveling from Fresno, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Theodore, ranging from highs of 90°F to lows of 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to Wisconsin Dells.

Things to do in Theodore

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Fishing Charters & Tours
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Bellingrath Gardens and Home ©
Bellingrath Gardens and Home

2
nights
Wisconsin Dells

Wisconsin Dells ©
Named after a nearby scenic gorge famous for its steep sandstone formations, Wisconsin Dells features more than 20 water parks, making it one of the most popular vacation areas in this region.
Attractions like Zipline and Mr Marvel's Wondertorium make great kid-friendly stops. Take a break from Wisconsin Dells with a short trip to Taliesin Preservation: Frank Lloyd Wright Visitor Center in Spring Green, about 56 minutes away. The adventure continues: cool off at Noah's Ark Water Park, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Wisconsin Deer Park, race across the water with a speed boat tour, and have some family-friendly fun at Dells Zombie Outbreak.

For more things to do and other tourist information, use the Wisconsin Dells road trip tool .

Explore your travel options from Theodore to Wisconsin Dells with the Route module. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Theodore in July, with highs in Wisconsin Dells at 80°F and lows at 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Akron.

Things to do in Wisconsin Dells

Theme Parks Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Taliesin Preservation: Frank Lloyd Wright Visitor Center
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Elusive Escape Rooms ©
Elusive Escape Rooms
Zipline
Noah's Ark Water Park ©
Noah's Ark Water Park

2
nights
Akron

Akron ©
Akron is the fifth-largest city in the U.S. Bring the kids along to Cedar Point and The Farm at Walnut Creek. Venture out of the city with trips to James H. McBride Arboretum (in Huron) and Cleveland (A Christmas Story House, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, & more). It doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at F.A. Seiberling Nature Realm.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Akron vacation maker app .

You can do a combination of train, flight, and bus from Wisconsin Dells to Akron in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Wisconsin Dells to Akron is 1 hour. In July, daytime highs in Akron are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Santa Claus.

Things to do in Akron

Museums Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Cleveland, James H. McBride Arboretum, Cedar Point, The Farm at Walnut Creek
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Cedar Point ©
Cedar Point
F.A. Seiberling Nature Realm ©
F.A. Seiberling Nature Realm
The Farm at Walnut Creek ©
The Farm at Walnut Creek

1
night
Santa Claus

Santa Claus ©
Santa Claus is a town in Spencer County, Indiana, United States, in the southwestern part of the state. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): find something for the whole family at Santa's Candy Castle and then make a splash at Holiday World & Splashin' Safari.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Santa Claus itinerary maker app .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Akron to Santa Claus takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi. In July, daily temperatures in Santa Claus can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to drive to Indianapolis.

Things to do in Santa Claus

Theme Parks
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Holiday World & Splashin' Safari ©
Holiday World & Splashin' Safari
Santa's Candy Castle ©
Santa's Candy Castle

1
night
Indianapolis

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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Indianapolis Zoo, have fun at Hinkle Fieldhouse, have fun and explore at Children's Museum of Indianapolis, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and finally stop by Rocket Fizz.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Indianapolis trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Santa Claus to Indianapolis takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Indianapolis can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Hammond.

Things to do in Indianapolis

Fun & Games Museums Parks
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Room Escape Games
Children's Museum of Indianapolis ©
Children's Museum of Indianapolis
Indianapolis Zoo ©
Indianapolis Zoo

1
night
Hammond

Hammond ©
Hammond is a city in Lake County, Indiana, United States. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Whihala Beach, try to win big at Horseshoe Hammond, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Oak Savannah Trail.

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Getting from Indianapolis to Hammond by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Indianapolis to Hammond, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In July, daily temperatures in Hammond can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel to Rapid City.

Things to do in Hammond

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Whihala Beach, Oak Savannah Trail
Highlights from your plan
Whihala Beach ©
Whihala Beach
Horseshoe Hammond ©
Horseshoe Hammond

3
nights
Rapid City

Rapid City ©
South Dakota's second-largest city, Rapid City has for many years served as a gateway to the West.
Attractions like Bear Country USA and Reptile Gardens make great kid-friendly stops. Change things up with these side-trips from Rapid City: Custer (Iron Mountain Road, Needles Eye Tunnel, & more), Mount Rushmore National Memorial (in Keystone) and Badlands National Park (Loop Road & Yellow Mounds Overlook). It doesn't end there: get in on the family fun at Storybook Island and take in the exciting artwork at Suzie Cappa Art Center.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Rapid City online trip itinerary builder .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Hammond to Rapid City in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Hammond to Rapid City. In July, daily temperatures in Rapid City can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Estes Park.

Things to do in Rapid City

Parks Nature Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Custer, Badlands National Park, Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Highlights from your plan
Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Loop Road ©
Loop Road
Bear Country USA ©
Bear Country USA

4
nights
Estes Park

More than just a convenient resting place for travelers on their way to the national park encompassing the Front Range of the Rockies, Estes Park is a popular place to visit in its own right.
Attractions like River Rafting & Tubing and Carousel of Happiness make great kid-friendly stops. Venture out of the city with trips to Rocky Mountain National Park (Chasm Falls & Trail Ridge Road). There's still lots to do: see Off-Road Tours, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, trek along Emerald Lake Trail, and admire the verdant scenery at Many Parks Curve Overlook.

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Traveling by flight from Rapid City to Estes Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi. While traveling from Rapid City, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Estes Park, ranging from highs of 91°F to lows of 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Estes Park

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Rocky Mountain National Park, River Rafting & Tubing, Carousel of Happiness
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road
Off-Road Tours

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