21 days in United States Itinerary

21 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States vacation planner

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Detroit
— 1 night
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Lansing
— 1 night
Drive
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Elkhart
— 1 night
Drive
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South Bend
Drive
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Michigan City
— 1 night
Drive
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Milwaukee
— 2 nights
Drive
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Green Bay
— 2 nights
Drive
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Des Moines
— 1 night
Drive
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Topeka
— 1 night
Drive
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Lincoln
— 1 night
Drive
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Yankton
— 1 night
Drive
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Rapid City
— 4 nights
Drive
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Bismarck
— 1 night
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Duluth
Drive
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Minneapolis
— 1 night
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Detroit

— 1 night

The Motor City

Founded in 1701 by a French explorer and adventurer, Detroit exerted a profound impact on the world for most of the 20th century.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): see the interesting displays at The Henry Ford and then take a leisurely stroll along Detroit RiverFront. On the 3rd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Detroit Institute of Arts, explore the galleries of Motown Museum, and then examine the collection at Greenfield Village.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Detroit road trip app.

Miami to Detroit is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and subway. In November, Detroit is much colder than Miami - with highs of 48°F and lows of 34°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Lansing.

Things to do in Detroit

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lansing

— 1 night
Lansing is the capital of the US state of Michigan. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Michigan History Center, deepen your understanding at Michigan State University, and then look for gifts at Horrocks Farm Market.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Lansing holiday website.

You can drive from Detroit to Lansing in 1.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Lansing can reach 48°F, while at night they dip to 31°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel to Elkhart.

Things to do in Lansing

Shopping · Museums

Side Trip

Elkhart

— 1 night
Elkhart is a city in Elkhart County, Indiana, United States. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): admire the natural beauty at Linton's Enchanted Gardens, examine the collection at RV/MH Hall of Fame and Museum, and then admire the local landmark of Wellfield Botanic Gardens.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Elkhart day trip planning website.

You can drive from Lansing to Elkhart in 2.5 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 47°F, and evening lows to 34°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to go by car to South Bend.

Things to do in Elkhart

Parks · Museums · Nightlife · Shopping

South Bend

South Bend is a city in and the county seat of St. To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our South Bend tour itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Elkhart to South Bend in an hour. In November, daytime highs in South Bend are 49°F, while nighttime lows are 32°F. You'll set off for Michigan City on the 5th (Fri).

Things to do in South Bend

Parks · Outdoors · Shopping · Museums

Michigan City

— 1 night
Michigan City is a city in LaPorte County, Indiana, United States. Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): revel in the low prices at Lighthouse Place Premium Outlets, then try to win big at Four Winds Casino, and then awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Michigan City trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from South Bend to Michigan City takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In November in Michigan City, expect temperatures between 48°F during the day and 33°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can go by car to Milwaukee.

Things to do in Michigan City

Shopping · Fun & Games · Casinos · Tours

Side Trip

Milwaukee

— 2 nights

Brew City

Milwaukee boasts well-preserved historical districts with a rich European past and a strong beer-brewing tradition.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): indulge your thirst for a good beer at Lakefront Brewery and then admire the masterpieces at Milwaukee Art Museum. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Harley-Davidson Museum, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Milwaukee County Zoo, and then sample the tasty concoctions at MobCraft Beer.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Milwaukee trip itinerary builder website.

Drive from Michigan City to Milwaukee in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a train. November in Milwaukee sees daily highs of 48°F and lows of 33°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Green Bay.

Things to do in Milwaukee

Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

Green Bay

— 2 nights

Home of the Packers

Home of the Green Bay Packers, the city of Green Bay centers around sports and is home to hundreds of notable football icons, including Brett Favre and Curly Lambeau.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): see the interesting displays at National Railroad Museum and then examine the collection at Green Bay Packer Hall of Fame. On the next day, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at NEW Zoo & Adventure Park and then examine the collection at Door County Maritime Museum.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Green Bay trip planner.

Getting from Milwaukee to Green Bay by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Green Bay can reach 45°F, while at night they dip to 29°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can fly to Des Moines.

Things to do in Green Bay

Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

Side Trip

Des Moines

— 1 night
Des Moines is the capital and the most populous city in the U.S. state of Iowa. On the 11th (Thu), get a sense of history and politics at Capitol Building, then wander the streets of East Village, and then walk around Pappajohn Sculpture Park.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Des Moines trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Green Bay to Des Moines takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Green Bay in November, you will find days in Des Moines are a bit warmer (51°F), and nights are about the same (32°F). On the 12th (Fri), you'll travel to Topeka.

Things to do in Des Moines

Parks · Neighborhoods

Topeka

— 1 night
Topeka is the capital city of the U.S. state of Kansas and the seat of Shawnee County. For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Topeka tour itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Des Moines to Topeka takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Des Moines in November, you will find days in Topeka are somewhat warmer (57°F), and nights are about the same (34°F). You'll set off for Lincoln on the 13th (Sat).

Things to do in Topeka

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Lincoln

— 1 night
Lincoln is the capital of the U.S. state of Nebraska and the county seat of Lancaster County. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Museum of American Speed, ponder the world of politics at Nebraska State Capitol, and then admire the striking features of Saint Mary Catholic Church.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Lincoln online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Topeka to Lincoln takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Traveling from Topeka in November, plan for little chillier nights in Lincoln, with lows around 28°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel to Yankton.

Things to do in Lincoln

Historic Sites · Museums

Yankton

— 1 night
Yankton is a city in, and the county seat of, Yankton County, South Dakota, United States. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): appreciate the extensive heritage of Meridian Highway Bridge and then hike along Lewis and Clark Recreation Area.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Yankton itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Lincoln to Yankton in 3 hours. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Lincoln in November: highs in Yankton hover around 47°F, while lows dip to 26°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel to Rapid City.

Things to do in Yankton

Historic Sites · Trails · Parks · Outdoors

Rapid City

— 4 nights

Gateway to the Black Hills

South Dakota's second-largest city, Rapid City has for many years served as a gateway to the West.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rapid City: Keystone (Presidential Trail & Mount Rushmore National Memorial), Windcross Conservancy (in Buffalo Gap) and Custer (Iron Mountain Road, Custer State Park, &more). There's much more to do: get to know the resident critters at Reptile Gardens, wander the streets of Downtown Rapid City, make a trip to Dinosaur Park, and stroll through Bear Country USA.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Rapid City road trip planning site.

Drive from Yankton to Rapid City in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Yankton to Rapid City due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 48°F in November, and nighttime lows around 28°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Bismarck.

Things to do in Rapid City

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Bismarck

— 1 night
Bismarck is the capital of the U.S. state of North Dakota and the county seat of Burleigh County. Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): stop by North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Bismarck using our trip planner.

Drive from Rapid City to Bismarck in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Rapid City to Bismarck due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Rapid City in November, things will get a bit cooler in Bismarck: highs are around 43°F and lows about 19°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Duluth.

Things to do in Bismarck

Shopping · Museums

Duluth

Zenith City of the Unsalted Seas

Situated on the westernmost point of the Lake Superior, Duluth represents a booming port city.
To see more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Duluth tour planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Bismarck to Duluth. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Duluth when traveling from Bismarck in November, with lows around 28°F. You'll set off for Minneapolis on the 20th (Sat).

Things to do in Duluth

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Nature

Minneapolis

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): buy something for everyone on your list at Mall of America and then explore the world behind art at Minneapolis Institute of Art.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Minneapolis trip planning site.

Fly from Duluth to Minneapolis in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Minneapolis can reach 43°F, while at night they dip to 28°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Minneapolis

Shopping · Museums

Side Trip

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · Nightlife
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.

Indiana travel guide

4.1
Casinos · Room Escape Games · Specialty Museums
The Hoosier State
With an extensive history of motorsports, Indiana's main claim to fame is the popular automobile race held each year in its capital city. A mostly rural state, Indiana is a land of till plains and lakes, its appearance a result of traces left behind by receding glaciers. The central section of the state, mostly flat with some rolling hills, contains some of the country's most fertile farmland. The state also contains almost 39,000 km (24,000 mi) of waterways, including the Wabash River, the longest free-flowing river east of the Mississippi. For a genuine "Hoosier" experience, tour the state's slow-paced small towns, noted for their hospitality and outstanding local cuisine. You'll remember the warmth and charm long after your vacation is over.

Wisconsin travel guide

4.2
Specialty Museums · Water Parks · Zoos
The Badger State
Wisconsin is known as "America's Dairyland" because of its status as the nation's most famous producer of milk and cheese. A growing favorite with foreign tourists, the state is a perfect holiday destination for nature lovers, offering year-round outdoor activities like fishing, boating, kayaking, and hiking. Dotted with thousands of inland lakes and waterways alongside apple and cherry orchards, Wisconsin also offers numerous urban tourist attractions, its cities hosting renowned beer and art festivals each year.

Iowa travel guide

4
Casinos · History Museums · Historic Sites
The Hawkeye State
Part of the American heartland, Iowa is marked by a strong agricultural heritage, with farmland encompassing around 90 percent of the state's land. However, a holiday in Iowa offers more than corn and cows: you'll also discover charming towns, beautiful lakes, and a handful of vibrant cities. Iowa City, a university town, provides a healthy dose of culture and nightlife, with a youthful and artistic vibe fueled by a sizable student population. A trip to some of Iowa's small towns provides a true American experience. Fortunately, the welcoming residents bear very little resemblance to the dour Iowans portrayed in Grant Wood's famous painting "American Gothic."

Nebraska travel guide

4.6
Aquariums · Shopping · History Museums
The Cornhusker State
Situated in the heartland of America, Nebraska is home to a large number of small rural communities and masses of farmland. The state's two main cities, Omaha and Lincoln, are abuzz with youthful energy and cultural delights. Your itinerary can include a trip to the cities' museums to learn about the state's past, or tours of the area's important pioneer and Native American sites. The state's central location means that it has been crossed by many trails, but it was the California Gold Rush of 1848-1855 that originally brought large numbers of non-indigenous people to the area. Scenic river valleys offer plenty of opportunities for outdoor vacation activities, while Nebraska's agricultural towns charm visitors with their all-American spirit.

North Dakota travel guide

4.6
National Parks · History Museums · Performances
Geographic Center of the North American Continent
A primarily rural state, North Dakota is the ancient home of the Lakota tribe. Norwegian settlers once made up the European population, and one of the state's major attractions is the Norsk Høstfest, the largest Norwegian festival in the United States. The vast plains and never-ending sky inspire the many orchestras that call the state home. The spirituality of the music is second only to the spirituality of the people, as the state has the nation's highest percentage of churchgoing residents. The state's open fields are conducive to fishing, hunting, and winter activities.

Minnesota travel guide

4.4
Room Escape Games · History Museums · Shopping Malls
The Land of 10,000 Lakes
Deriving its name from the Dakota word for "land of sky-tinted water," Minnesota is a land of pristine lakes, pockets of dense green forests, and sprawling prairieland. Spend your vacation exploring the state's diverse landscape for endless outdoor activity and a chance to see some of the area's national monuments, or take a trip to the bustling St. Paul-Minneapolis area, a network of commerce and cultural attractions, including the famous Mall of America.