20 days in United States Itinerary

20 days in United States Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Watertown
— 2 nights
2
Aberdeen
— 3 nights
3
Minneapolis
— 8 nights
4
Des Moines
— 3 nights
5
New Salem
— 2 nights

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: Children's Museum of South Dakota (in Brookings) and De Smet (Laura Ingles Wilder Historic Homes & De Smet Cemetery). And it doesn't end there: view the masterpieces at Redlin Art Center, browse the exhibits of Mellette House, get a taste of the local shopping with Terry Redlin Museum, and appreciate the history behind Watertown Veterans Memorial.

For ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Watertown journey planner.

Beaumont to Watertown is an approximately 13-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Beaumont in July: high temperatures in Watertown hover around °F and lows are around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Aberdeen.

Things to do in Watertown

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

De Smet, Children's Museum of South Dakota
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Redlin Art Center ©
Redlin Art Center
Ingalls Homestead - Laura's Living Prairie ©
Ingalls Homestead - Laura's Living Prairie
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. Kids will enjoy Storybook Land and Land of Oz and Wylie Park. Explore Aberdeen's surroundings by going to Pickler Mansion (in Faulkton), Whitestone Hill State Historic Site (in Kulm) and Fort Sisseton State Park (in Lake City). There's more to do: take an in-depth tour of Dacotah Prairie Museum and stroll around Richmond Lake Recreation Area.

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You can drive from Watertown to Aberdeen in 2 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to travel to Minneapolis.

Things to do in Aberdeen

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Pickler Mansion, Whitestone Hill State Historic Site, Fort Sisseton State Park
Highlights from your plan
Storybook Land and Land of Oz ©
Storybook Land and Land of Oz
Wylie Park ©
Wylie Park
Dacotah Prairie Museum ©
Dacotah Prairie Museum

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Target Field and Minnehaha Park. Explore Minneapolis' surroundings by going to Crystal Cave (in Spring Valley), Extreme Sandbox (in Hastings) and Minnesota Landscape Arboretum (in Chanhassen). Pack the 5th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Valleyfair. Next up on the itinerary: find something for the whole family at Nickelodeon Universe, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Como Park Zoo & Conservatory, take in nature's colorful creations at Minneapolis Sculpture Garden, and get to know the resident critters at Minnesota Zoo.

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The Route module can help you plan travel from Aberdeen to Minneapolis. Traveling from Aberdeen in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Minneapolis, with lows of °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Des Moines.

Things to do in Minneapolis

Parks Theme Parks Fun & Games

Side Trips

Bloomington, Saint Paul, Valleyfair, Crystal Cave, Extreme Sandbox
Highlights from your plan
Nickelodeon Universe ©
Nickelodeon Universe
Como Park Zoo & Conservatory ©
Como Park Zoo & Conservatory
SEA LIFE at Mall of America ©
SEA LIFE at Mall of America

3
nights
Des Moines

Des Moines ©
Des Moines is the capital and the most populous city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): make a splash at Adventureland. On the 10th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: do a tasting at La Vida Loca Winery, thenlearn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Blank Park Zoo, and then see where the action happens at Iowa State Fairgrounds.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Des Moines route planning site.

Traveling by flight from Minneapolis to Des Moines takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. August in Des Moines sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sun) to allow time for travel to New Salem.

Things to do in Des Moines

Theme Parks Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Adventureland, La Vida Loca Winery
Highlights from your plan
Adventureland ©
Adventureland
Blank Park Zoo ©
Blank Park Zoo
Capitol Building ©
Capitol Building

2
nights
New Salem

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

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our New Salem route planning website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Des Moines to New Salem. Expect little chillier evenings in New Salem when traveling from Des Moines in August, with lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in New Salem

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Washburn, Knife River Indian Villages Historic Site
Highlights from your plan
Fort Mandan ©
Fort Mandan
Knife River Indian Villages Historic Site ©
Salem Sue ©
Salem Sue

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