18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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Minneapolis
— 2 nights
2
Milwaukee
— 2 nights
3
Chicago
— 3 nights
4
Saint Louis
— 2 nights
5
Branson
— 6 nights
6
Kansas City
— 1 night
7
Sioux Falls
— 1 night
8
Aberdeen
— 1 day
9
Bismarck
— Few hours

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.
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 4-hour flight. You can also 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

Side Trip

Saint Paul
Highlights from your plan
Summit Avenue
Summit Avenue
The Museum of Russian Art ©
The Museum of Russian Art
Basilica of St. Mary ©
Basilica of St. Mary

2
nights
Milwaukee

Milwaukee ©
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 flight from Minneapolis to Milwaukee takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can 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

Museums · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Ten Chimneys, Old World Wisconsin
Highlights from your plan
Milwaukee Art Museum ©
Milwaukee Art Museum
Old World Wisconsin ©
Old World Wisconsin
Ten Chimneys ©
Ten Chimneys

3
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
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 Richard H. Driehaus Museum. Chicago Riverwalk and Riverwalk Lot will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Chicago: Volo Auto Museum (in Volo), Baha'i House of Worship (in Wilmette) and Cantigny Park (in Wheaton). And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape of Indiana Dunes National Park, wander the streets of The Loop, have some family-friendly fun at Escape Artistry - The Railcar, and get curious at Museum of Science and Industry.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Chicago vacation app.

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

Things to do in Chicago

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Volo Auto Museum, Riverwalk Lot, Baha'i House of Worship, Cantigny Park, Indiana Dunes State Park
Highlights from your plan
Cantigny Park ©
Cantigny Park
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Lakefront Trail ©
Lakefront Trail

2
nights
Saint Louis

Saint Louis ©
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 flight from Chicago to Saint Louis takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can 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 · Historic Sites

Side Trip

The Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House
Highlights from your plan
The Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House ©
The Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House
Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis ©
Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis
The National Museum of Transportation ©
The National Museum of Transportation

6
nights
Branson

Branson ©
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 Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel. Explore Branson's surroundings by going to Eureka Springs (Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge, Thorncrown Chapel, &more), Buffalo National River (in Harrison) and Blanchard Springs Caverns (in Fifty Six). The adventure continues: join the crowd at The Track Family Fun Parks, get great views at 165 Scenic Overlook, kick back and relax at Moonshine Beach, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Branson trip planner.

Getting from Saint Louis to Branson by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) to allow time to drive to Kansas City.

Things to do in Branson

Parks · Nightlife · Nature

Side Trips

Eureka Springs, Buffalo National River, Blanchard Springs Caverns, Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel, Museum of Native American History
Highlights from your plan
Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge ©
Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge
Buffalo National River ©
Buffalo National River
Blanchard Springs Caverns ©
Blanchard Springs Caverns

1
night
Kansas City

Kansas City ©
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. Start off your visit 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, sample the tasty concoctions at Boulevard Brewing Company, then get engrossed in the history at Arabia Steamboat Museum, and finally explore the world behind art at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art.

For ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Kansas City day trip planning app.

You can drive from Branson to Kansas City in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In August, daytime highs in Kansas City are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 70°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Sioux Falls.

Things to do in Kansas City

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Jesse James Bank Museum
Highlights from your plan
Kaleidoscope ©
Kaleidoscope
Arabia Steamboat Museum ©
Arabia Steamboat Museum
Union Station ©
Union Station

1
night
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 · Wineries

Side Trip

Strawbale Winery
Highlights from your plan
St. Joseph Cathedral ©
St. Joseph Cathedral
Sioux Empire Medical Museum ©
Sioux Empire Medical Museum
Arrowhead Park ©
Arrowhead Park

1
day
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
Highlights from your plan
Storybook Land and Land of Oz ©
Storybook Land and Land of Oz
Dacotah Prairie Museum ©
Dacotah Prairie Museum
Richmond Lake Recreation Area ©
Richmond Lake Recreation Area

few
hours
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

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