18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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Minneapolis
— 2 nights
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Milwaukee
— 2 nights
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Chicago
— 3 nights
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Saint Louis
— 2 nights
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Branson
— 6 nights
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Kansas City
— 1 night
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Sioux Falls
— 1 night
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Aberdeen
— 1 day
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Bismarck
— Few hours

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Minneapolis

Minneapolis

The City of Lakes

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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): admire the masterpieces at The Museum of Russian Art, pause for some photo ops at Fort Snelling National Cemetery, then steep yourself in history at Historic Fort Snelling, then take a stroll through Summit Avenue, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Foshay Tower. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at St. Anthony Falls, explore the different monuments and memorials at Lakewood Cemetery, explore the world behind art at Weisman Art Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of St. Mary, then see the interesting displays at Wells Fargo Museum, and finally explore the activities along Chain of Lakes.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Minneapolis trip itinerary website.

Bismarck to Minneapolis is an approximately 7-hour car ride. You can also fly; or drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Bismarck in July since evenings lows in Minneapolis dip to 65°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel to Milwaukee.

Things to do in Minneapolis

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Nature

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Must see
Summit Avenue
4.9

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Milwaukee

Milwaukee ©

Brew City

Milwaukee boasts well-preserved historical districts with a rich European past and a strong beer-brewing tradition.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Estabrook Beer Garden, Lakefront Brewery and Miller Brewery Tour. Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Mitchell Gallery of Flight, then join in the after-dark buzz at Estabrook Beer Garden, and then admire the landmark architecture of St. Joan of Arc Chapel. Keep things going the next day: admire the majestic nature at Lakeshore State Park, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Lakefront Brewery, see the interesting displays at Grohmann Museum, explore the world behind art at Milwaukee Art Museum, then sample the tasty concoctions at Miller Brewery Tour, and finally see the interesting displays at Harley-Davidson Museum.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Milwaukee day trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Minneapolis to Milwaukee takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Milwaukee can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 63°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to go by car to Chicago.

Things to do in Milwaukee

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Historic Site
Old World Wisconsin
4.7
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Historic Site
Ten Chimneys
4.3

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Chicago

Chicago ©

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Museum-lovers will get to explore The Art Institute of Chicago and Volo Auto Museum. Chicago Riverwalk and Riverwalk Lot will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Chicago: Baha'i House of Worship (in Wilmette), Cantigny Park (in Wheaton) and Indiana Dunes State Park (in Chesterton). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holy Name Cathedral, explore the striking landscape of Indiana Dunes National Park, get your game on at Escape Artistry - The Railcar, and wander the streets of The Loop.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Chicago online visit planner.

Traveling by car from Milwaukee to Chicago takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Chicago are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

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Must see
Cantigny Park
4.8
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Must see
Lakefront Trail
4.8

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Saint Louis

Saint Louis ©

Gateway to the West

Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Anheuser-Busch Brewery as well as The Gateway Arch. Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): appreciate the history behind The Gateway Arch and then sample the tasty concoctions at Anheuser-Busch Brewery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at The Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House, take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Transportation, make a trip to Jefferson National Expansion Memorial Park, examine the collection at Cardinals Hall of Fame and Museum, then take in nature's colorful creations at Missouri Botanical Garden, and finally examine the collection at City Museum.

To find where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Saint Louis tour itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Chicago to Saint Louis takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a train. When traveling from Chicago in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Saint Louis, with highs around 89°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 68°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Branson.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Historic Sites

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Branson

Branson ©

Live Entertainment Capital of the World

Nestled in Missouri's beautiful Ozark Mountains lies one of the country's most attractive vacation towns for year-round family entertainment.
You've added Don't Stop Believin, Journey Tribute, Showboat Branson Belle, Dolly Parton's Stampede Dinner Attraction, and other attractions to your itinerary. Appreciate the collections at Museum of Native American History and Veterans Memorial Museum. Your inner history buff will appreciate St. Elizabeth's Catholic Church and Thorncrown Chapel. Explore Branson's surroundings by going to Eureka Springs (Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge, Basin Spring Park, &more), Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel (in Bella Vista) and Blanchard Springs Caverns (in Fifty Six). There's much more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Buffalo National River, pause for some serene contemplation at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church, get in on the family fun at The Branson Coaster, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Moonshine Beach.

Plan my day in Branson using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Drive from Saint Louis to Branson in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in July, and nighttime lows around 68°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can go by car to Kansas City.

Things to do in Branson

Parks · Nightlife · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Kansas City

Kansas City ©

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.
You've now added Boulevard Brewing Company to your itinerary. On the 1st (Thu), contemplate the long history of Jesse James Bank Museum, browse the exhibits of Kaleidoscope, contemplate the long history of Union Station, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Boulevard Brewing Company, then see the interesting displays at Arabia Steamboat Museum, and finally explore the world behind art at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Kansas City visit planner.

You can drive from Branson to Kansas City in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. In August in Kansas City, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 70°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Sioux Falls.

Things to do in Kansas City

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries

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Must see
Kaleidoscope
4.7
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Must see
Union Station
4.5

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Sioux Falls

Sioux Falls ©
Sioux Falls is the largest city in the U.S. Your day by day itinerary now includes Falls Park. On the 2nd (Fri), examine the collection at Sioux Empire Medical Museum, do a tasting at Strawbale Winery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Joseph Cathedral, then stroll around Falls Park, then look for all kinds of wild species at Mary Jo Wegner Arboretum, and finally stroll around Arrowhead Park.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Sioux Falls attractions planner.

Getting from Kansas City to Sioux Falls by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. In August, Sioux Falls is little chillier than Kansas City - with highs of 80°F and lows of 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel to Aberdeen.

Things to do in Sioux Falls

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Specialty Museum
Sioux Empire Medical Museum
4.8
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Water Body
Arrowhead Park
4.6

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Aberdeen

Aberdeen ©
Aberdeen is a city in and the county seat of Brown County, South Dakota, United States, about northeast of Pierre. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): stroll around Richmond Lake Recreation Area, let the kids burn off some steam at Storybook Land and Land of Oz, and then get engrossed in the history at Dacotah Prairie Museum.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Aberdeen visit app.

You can drive from Sioux Falls to Aberdeen in 3.5 hours. August in Aberdeen sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 56°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel to Bismarck.

Things to do in Aberdeen

Parks · Museums · Fun & Games
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Bismarck

Bismarck
Bismarck is the capital of the U.S. To find traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Bismarck road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Aberdeen to Bismarck takes 3.5 hours. August in Bismarck sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 56°F at night. You will leave for home on the 3rd (Sat).

Things to do in Bismarck

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Fun & Games

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