20 days in United States Itinerary

20 days in United States Itinerary

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20 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Beaumont
Drive + Fly:  12​h 45​min
1
Watertown
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Aberdeen
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
Minneapolis
— 8 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
4
Des Moines
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  6​h 30​min
5
New Salem
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  9​h 15​min
End: Beaumont

2
nights
Watertown

Watertown ©
Watertown is a city in and the county seat of Codington County, South Dakota, United States. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Ingalls Homestead - Laura's Living Prairie and Bramble Park Zoo. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Watertown: De Smet (Laura Ingalls Wilder Memorial & De Smet Cemetery) and Children's Museum of South Dakota (in Brookings). There's much more to do: take in the exciting artwork at Redlin Art Center, see the interesting displays at Mellette House, appreciate the history behind Watertown Veterans Memorial, and get engrossed in the history at Codington County Historical Museum.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Watertown day trip tool .

New York City to Watertown is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from New York City to Watertown, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from New York City in July since evenings lows in Watertown dip to 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel to Aberdeen.

Things to do in Watertown

Museums Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

De Smet, Children's Museum of South Dakota
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Redlin Art Center ©
Redlin Art Center
Children's Museum of South Dakota ©
Children's Museum of South Dakota

3
nights
Aberdeen

Aberdeen ©
Aberdeen is a city in and the county seat of Brown County, South Dakota, United States, about northeast of Pierre. Bring the kids along to Storybook Land and Wylie Park. Explore Aberdeen's surroundings by going to Whitestone Hill Historic Site (in Kulm), Fort Sisseton State Park (in Lake City) and Pickler Mansion (in Faulkton). The adventure continues: walk around Richmond Lake Recreation Area and take an in-depth tour of Dacotah Prairie Museum.

For photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Aberdeen tour planning tool .

Drive from Watertown to Aberdeen in 2 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Minneapolis.

Things to do in Aberdeen

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Pickler Mansion, Whitestone Hill Historic Site, Fort Sisseton State Park
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Storybook Land ©
Storybook Land
Wylie Park ©
Wylie Park
Richmond Lake Recreation Area ©
Richmond Lake Recreation Area

8
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.
Kids will enjoy Nickelodeon Universe and Como Park Zoo & Conservatory. Venture out of the city with trips to Extreme Sandbox (in Hastings), Crystal Cave (in Spring Valley) and Minnesota Landscape Arboretum (in Chanhassen). Pack the 5th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Valleyfair. And it doesn't end there: enjoy some diversion at Target Field, explore the world behind art at Minneapolis Institute of Art, engage your brain at Science Museum of Minnesota, and test your problem-solving skills at The Escape Game.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Minneapolis trip planner .

Explore your travel options from Aberdeen to Minneapolis with the Route module. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Minneapolis when traveling from Aberdeen in July, with lows around 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Des Moines.

Things to do in Minneapolis

Parks Theme Parks Fun & Games

Side Trips

Bloomington, Saint Paul, Minnesota Zoo, Extreme Sandbox, Minnesota Landscape Arboretum
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Nickelodeon Universe ©
Nickelodeon Universe
Como Park Zoo & Conservatory ©
Como Park Zoo & Conservatory
SEA LIFE Minnesota ©
SEA LIFE Minnesota

3
nights
Des Moines

Des Moines ©
Des Moines is the capital and the most populous city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): find something for the whole family at Adventureland. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn about winemaking at La Vida Loca Winery, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Blank Park Zoo, and then admire all the interesting features of Iowa State Fairgrounds.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Des Moines holiday maker app .

Fly from Minneapolis to Des Moines in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in August, and nighttime lows around 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Des Moines

Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums Parks

Side Trips

La Vida Loca Winery, Adventureland
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Adventureland ©
Adventureland
Blank Park Zoo ©
Blank Park Zoo
Iowa State Fairgrounds ©
Iowa State Fairgrounds

2
nights
New Salem

New Salem ©
New Salem is a city in Morton County, North Dakota, United States. Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Fort Mandan, then browse the exhibits of The North Dakota Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center, and then delve into the distant past at Knife River Indian Villages Historic Site.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the New Salem road trip site .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Des Moines to New Salem. The time zone difference when traveling from Des Moines to New Salem is minus 1 hour. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Des Moines in August since evenings lows in New Salem dip to 52°F. On the 13th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New Salem

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Washburn, Knife River Indian Villages Historic Site
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Salem Sue ©
Salem Sue

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