21 days in United States Itinerary

21 days in United States Itinerary

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Medora
— 1 night
2
Traverse City
— 1 night
3
Indianapolis
— 1 night
4
Springfield
— 1 night
5
Chicago
— 2 nights
6
Milwaukee
— 1 night
7
Wisconsin Dells
— 2 nights
8
Duluth
— 2 nights
9
Minneapolis
— 1 night
10
Rapid City
— 2 nights
11
Glacier National Park
— 2 nights

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Medora

Medora ©
Medora is a city in Billings County, North Dakota, United States. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Theodore Roosevelt National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at Prairie Fire Pottery, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at South Unit, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Painted Canyon Overlook, and finally take an in-depth tour of Harold Schafer Heritage Center.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Medora holiday builder site.

Valdez to Medora is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Valdez to Medora, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Valdez in May, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Medora: temperatures range from 65°F by day to 38°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Traverse City.

Things to do in Medora

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Theodore Roosevelt National Park, Prairie Fire Pottery
Highlights from your plan
Theodore Roosevelt National Park ©
Theodore Roosevelt National Park
South Unit ©
South Unit
Painted Canyon Overlook ©
Painted Canyon Overlook

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Traverse City

Traverse City ©
Traverse City might be well known for its huge cherry industry, but its position along Grand Traverse Bay in Lake Michigan endows it with fine scenery and a wealth of outdoor attractions.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, make a trip to Front Street, then look for gifts at American Spoon, then view the masterpieces at Michigan Artists Gallery, and finally expand your horizons at Higher Art Gallery. On the 1st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sea views from Mission Point Lighthouse, play a few rounds at Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf, and then buy something for everyone on your list at The Village at Grand Traverse Commons.

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Do a combination of car and flight from Medora to Traverse City in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Medora to Traverse City. In May in Traverse City, expect temperatures between 67°F during the day and 43°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to travel to Indianapolis.

Things to do in Traverse City

Historic Sites · Shopping · Outdoors

Side Trip

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore
Highlights from your plan
Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore ©
Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore
Mission Point Lighthouse ©
Mission Point Lighthouse
The Village at Grand Traverse Commons ©
The Village at Grand Traverse Commons

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Indianapolis

Indianapolis ©
Indiana's capital and most populous city, Indianapolis is best known for its racecar events and impressive museums, and as the hometown of Kurt Vonnegut.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): catch a live event at Victory Field, then get to know the resident critters at Indianapolis Zoo, and then pause for some photo ops at Indiana War Memorial. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at The Eiteljorg Museum, then examine the collection at Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Indianapolis Museum of Art.

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Getting from Traverse City to Indianapolis by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Traverse City in June; daily highs in Indianapolis reach 82°F and lows reach 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to drive to Springfield.

Things to do in Indianapolis

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Indiana War Memorial ©
Indiana War Memorial
Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum ©
Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum
The Eiteljorg Museum ©
The Eiteljorg Museum

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Springfield

Springfield ©
Springfield is the capital of Illinois, but its real significance is as the hometown of Abraham Lincoln.
On the 4th (Tue), contemplate the long history of Dana-Thomas House, then contemplate the long history of Lincoln Home National Historic Site, then ponder the world of politics at Old State Capitol, and finally don't miss a visit to Lincoln Tomb & War Memorials.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Springfield online day trip planner.

You can drive from Indianapolis to Springfield in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. June in Springfield sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 65°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can go by car to Chicago.

Things to do in Springfield

Historic Sites · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Dana-Thomas House ©
Dana-Thomas House
Old State Capitol ©
Old State Capitol
Lincoln Home National Historic Site ©
Lincoln Home National Historic Site

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Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
On the 5th (Wed), engage your brain at Museum of Science and Industry, explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, then pause for some photo ops at Cloud Gate, and finally walk around Millennium Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn more about the world around you at Field Museum, then take a stroll through The Magnificent Mile, and then take in the exciting artwork at Chicago Cultural Center.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Chicago trip builder.

Traveling by car from Springfield to Chicago takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and train. In June in Chicago, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 63°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Milwaukee.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums · Childrens Museums · Shopping
Highlights from your plan
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry
Field Museum ©
Field Museum

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Milwaukee

Milwaukee ©
Milwaukee boasts well-preserved historical districts with a rich European past and a strong beer-brewing tradition.
On the 7th (Fri), hunt for treasures at Milwaukee Public Market, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of St. Josaphat, then explore the world behind art at Milwaukee Art Museum, and finally wander the streets of Historic Third Ward.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Milwaukee trip planner.

Traveling by car from Chicago to Milwaukee takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Chicago in June, expect Milwaukee to be slightly colder, temps between 76°F and 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can go by car to Wisconsin Dells.

Things to do in Milwaukee

Shopping · Neighborhoods · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Milwaukee Art Museum ©
Milwaukee Art Museum
Basilica of St. Josaphat ©
Basilica of St. Josaphat
Historic Third Ward ©
Historic Third Ward

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Wisconsin Dells

Named after a nearby scenic gorge famous for its steep sandstone formations, Wisconsin Dells features more than 20 water parks, making it one of the most popular vacation areas in this region.
On the 8th (Sat), get to know the resident critters at Wisconsin Deer Park, get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, and then get your game on at Wizard Quest. On the next day, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks and then tee off at Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Wisconsin Dells day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Milwaukee to Wisconsin Dells in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In June, daytime highs in Wisconsin Dells are 77°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Duluth.

Things to do in Wisconsin Dells

Outdoors · Tours · Golf
Highlights from your plan
Zipline
Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf ©
Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf
Wisconsin Deer Park ©
Wisconsin Deer Park

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Duluth

Duluth ©
Situated on the westernmost point of the Lake Superior, Duluth represents a booming port city.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): admire all the interesting features of Minnesota's North Shore Scenic Drive, contemplate the long history of Glensheen, The Historic Congdon Estate, and then see the interesting displays at S.S. William A. Irvin Ore Boat Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at Great Lakes Candy Kitchen, walk around Canal Park, examine the collection at Lake Superior Maritime Visitor Center, then get to know the fascinating history of Lakewalk, then explore the striking landscape of Congdon Park, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Art in the Alley.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Duluth trip website.

You can drive from Wisconsin Dells to Duluth in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Wisconsin Dells in June; daily highs in Duluth reach 65°F and lows reach 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Minneapolis.

Things to do in Duluth

Museums · Historic Sites · Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Great Lakes Candy Kitchen
Highlights from your plan
Lakewalk ©
Lakewalk
Glensheen, The Historic Congdon Estate ©
Glensheen, The Historic Congdon Estate
Lake Superior Maritime Visitor Center ©
Lake Superior Maritime Visitor Center

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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 12th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Mill City Museum, explore the world behind art at Minneapolis Institute of Art, and then find something for the whole family at Nickelodeon Universe.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Minneapolis trip website.

Traveling by car from Duluth to Minneapolis takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Duluth in June, with highs in Minneapolis at 79°F and lows at 61°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel to Rapid City.

Things to do in Minneapolis

Theme Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Nickelodeon Universe
Highlights from your plan
Minneapolis Institute of Art ©
Minneapolis Institute of Art
Mill City Museum ©
Mill City Museum
Nickelodeon Universe ©
Nickelodeon Universe

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Rapid City

Rapid City ©
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 13th (Thu): take in the exciting artwork at Suzie Cappa Art Center, take in the exciting artwork at Prairie Edge Trading Co. & Galleries, learn about winemaking at Firehouse Wine Cellars, then meet the residents at Reptile Gardens, and finally wander the streets of Downtown Rapid City. Here are some ideas for day two: trek along Presidential Trail, explore the activities along Sylvan Lake, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Needles Eye Tunnel.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Rapid City road trip planning tool.

Fly from Minneapolis to Rapid City in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 78°F in June, and nighttime lows around 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Rapid City

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Custer, Presidential Trail
Highlights from your plan
Prairie Edge Trading Co. & Galleries ©
Prairie Edge Trading Co. & Galleries
Needles Eye Tunnel ©
Needles Eye Tunnel
Presidential Trail ©
Presidential Trail

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Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park ©
The glaciers from which Glacier National Park takes its name mostly dissipated eons ago, but they left behind a scoured landscape of high and steep mountain peaks, sparkling lakes, lush alpine meadows, and thick forests.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): stroll through Grinnell Glacier, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Highline Trail, and then appreciate the views at Logan Pass. On your second day here, stop by The Polebridge Mercantile, then admire the sheer force of Silver Staircase Falls, and then explore the activities along Avalanche Lake.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Glacier National Park road trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Rapid City to Glacier National Park takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Rapid City in June since evenings lows in Glacier National Park dip to 45°F. You will leave for home on the 17th (Mon).

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

The Polebridge Mercantile
Highlights from your plan
Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier
Highline Trail ©
Highline Trail
Avalanche Lake ©
Avalanche Lake

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