20 days in United States Itinerary

20 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner
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Middleton
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Chicago
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Cedar Point
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Columbus
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Collinsville
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Kansas City
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Cawker City
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Creede
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Drive to Gunnison Crested Butte Regional Airport, Fly to Palm Springs International Airport, Drive to Mecca
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Mecca
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Herriman
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Blackfoot
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Buford
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Rapid City
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Montrose
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Minneapolis
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Austin
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Middleton
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Middleton — 1 night

Middleton is a city in Dane County, Wisconsin, United States, and a suburb of the state capital, Madison. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): do a tasting at Wollersheim Winery & Distillery, then look for gifts at Duluth Trading Company, then explore the fascinating underground world of Cave of the Mounds, and finally relax in the rural setting at Pope Farm Conservency.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Middleton online travel planner.

Madison to Middleton is an approximately half hour car ride. In April, daily temperatures in Middleton can reach 56°F, while at night they dip to 36°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Chicago.
Nature · Wineries · Breweries & Distilleries · Parks
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Chicago — 1 night

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, then stroll around Millennium Park, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Chicago tour planner.

Traveling by car from Middleton to Chicago takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 59°F in April, and nighttime lows around 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Cedar Point.
Museums · Parks

Cedar Point — 1 night

Cedar Point is a village in LaSalle County, Illinois, United States. Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): get a taste of life in the country at Cedar Creek Ranch, then take an in-depth tour of Hegeler Carus Mansion, and then stroll around LaSalle Rotary Park. Here are some ideas for day two: relax in the rural setting at Tanners Orchard and then stop by Minonk Chocolate Company.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Cedar Point trip planner.

You can drive from Chicago to Cedar Point in 2 hours. April in Cedar Point sees daily highs of 60°F and lows of 39°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can travel to Columbus.
Museums · Shopping · Parks
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Columbus — 1 night

Columbus is a city in and the county seat of Bartholomew County, Indiana, United States. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): admire the natural beauty at The Miller House and Garden, then get some fabulous bargains at Indiana Premium Outlets, and then look for gifts at Nashville.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Columbus day trip site.

Traveling by car from Cedar Point to Columbus takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 63°F in April, and nighttime lows around 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to travel to Collinsville.
Shopping · Parks · Historic Sites
Side Trips

Collinsville — 2 nights

Collinsville is a city located mainly in Madison County, and partially in St. Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): stop by Kruta Bakery, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows, and then experience rural life at Eckert's Belleville Farm. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at World's Tallest Man Statue, contemplate the long history of Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site, and then don't miss a visit to World's Largest Catsup Bottle.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Collinsville online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Columbus to Collinsville takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In April, daily temperatures in Collinsville can reach 67°F, while at night they dip to 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can travel to Kansas City.
Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Side Trips

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.
To find other places to visit and other tourist information, go to the Kansas City day trip app.

You can drive from Collinsville to Kansas City in 4.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. April in Kansas City sees daily highs of 66°F and lows of 46°F at night. You'll set off for Cawker City on the 30th (Fri).
Museums · Parks · Nightlife · Fun & Games

Cawker City — 1 night

Cawker City is a city in Mitchell County, Kansas, United States. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): make a trip to The World's Largest Ball of Sisal Twine.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Cawker City trip planner.

You can drive from Kansas City to Cawker City in 4 hours. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Cawker City when traveling from Kansas City in April, with lows around 40°F. On the 1st (Sat), you'll travel to Creede.
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Creede

The historic City of Creede is the Statutory Town that is the county seat and the only incorporated municipality in Mineral County, Colorado, United States. To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Creede online tour planner.

Getting from Cawker City to Creede by car takes about 9.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Cawker City to Creede. In May, Creede is colder than Cawker City - with highs of 40°F and lows of 27°F. You'll set off for Mecca on the 2nd (Sun).
Nature · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Mecca — 1 night

Mecca is an unincorporated community located in Riverside County, California, United States. On the 2nd (Sun), tour the pleasant surroundings at Ladder Canyon Trail, then examine the collection at International Banana Museum, and then grab your bike and head to Box Canyon Road.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Mecca day trip planning site.

Explore your travel options from Creede to Mecca with the Route module. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Creede in May, expect Mecca to be warmer, temps between 94°F and 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Herriman.
Trails · Outdoors · Parks · Scenic Drive

Herriman — 2 nights

Herriman is a city in southwestern Salt Lake County, Utah, United States. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Herriman: Camp Floyd State Park Museum (in Fairfield) and Saltair Pavilion (in Magna). It doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to The Real UP House and go deep underground at Bingham Copper Mine.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Herriman trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Mecca to Herriman. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Mecca to Herriman. Expect much colder weather when traveling from Mecca in May: highs in Herriman hover around 70°F, while lows dip to 47°F. You'll set off for Blackfoot on the 5th (Wed).
Nature · Parks
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Blackfoot

Blackfoot is a city in Bingham County, Idaho, United States. For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Blackfoot trip builder site.

Getting from Herriman to Blackfoot by car takes about 3.5 hours. Traveling from Herriman in May, Blackfoot is a bit cooler at night with lows of 40°F. On the 6th (Thu), you'll travel to Buford.
Casinos · Fun & Games · Museums

Buford — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): appreciate the history behind Ames Monument.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Buford online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Blackfoot to Buford takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Blackfoot in May; daily highs in Buford reach 59°F and lows reach 33°F. On the 7th (Fri), you'll travel to Rapid City.
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Rapid City — 2 nights

South Dakota's second-largest city, Rapid City has for many years served as a gateway to the West.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): immerse yourself in nature at Custer State Park, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mount Rushmore National Memorial, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Reptile Gardens, and finally wander the streets of Downtown Rapid City. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Bear Country USA, cruise along Iron Mountain Road, and then examine the collection at National Presidential Wax Museum.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Rapid City tour itinerary builder website.

Drive from Buford to Rapid City in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Buford in May, with highs in Rapid City at 65°F and lows at 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Montrose.
Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums
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Montrose — 1 night

Montrose is a city in McCook County, South Dakota, United States. For ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Montrose trip planner.

Getting from Rapid City to Montrose by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Rapid City to Montrose, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In May, daytime highs in Montrose are 66°F, while nighttime lows are 45°F. You will leave for Minneapolis on the 10th (Mon).

Minneapolis — 1 day

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 10th (Mon): have some family-friendly fun at Como Park Zoo & Conservatory, look for gifts at Candyland, then take in the dramatic scenery at Minnehaha Park, and finally admire the natural beauty at Minneapolis Sculpture Garden.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Minneapolis day trip site.

Traveling by car from Montrose to Minneapolis takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In May in Minneapolis, expect temperatures between 68°F during the day and 50°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to drive to Austin.
Parks · Nature · Fun & Games · Zoos & Aquariums
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Austin — 2 nights

Austin is a city in Mower County, Minnesota, United States. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Hormel Historic Home, immerse yourself in nature at Myre-Big Island State Park, then look for gifts at Sweet Reads, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Jay C. Hormel Nature Center, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Augustine's Catholic Church.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Austin online road trip planner.

Drive from Minneapolis to Austin in 2 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 66°F, and evening lows to 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Middleton.
Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Historic Sites
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Middleton — 1 day

Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): let little ones run wild at Lakeview Park, then trek along Pheasant Branch Creek Conservancy, and then sample the tasty concoctions at Capital Brewery.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Middleton trip tool.

Traveling by car from Austin to Middleton takes 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to drive back home.
Parks · Nature · Fun & Games · Trails

United States travel guide

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More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.