21 days in United States Itinerary

21 days in United States Itinerary

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21 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Valdez
Fly + taxi:  13​h 45​min
1
Medora
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  6​h 15​min
2
Traverse City
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
3
Indianapolis
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Springfield
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Chicago
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
6
Milwaukee
— 1 night
train:  2​h
7
Wisconsin Dells
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
8
Duluth
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
9
Minneapolis
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
10
Rapid City
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  6​h 45​min
11
Glacier National Park
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  14​h 45​min
End: Valdez

1
night
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. On the next day, look for gifts at Prairie Fire Pottery, then appreciate the extensive heritage of South Unit, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Painted Canyon Overlook, and finally get engrossed in the history at Harold Schafer Heritage Center.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Medora trip planner .

Valdez to Medora is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone changes from Alaska Standard Time (AKST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Valdez in May: highs in Medora hover around 65°F, while lows dip to 38°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel to Traverse City.

Things to do in Medora

Parks Nature 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

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Fri): get to know the fascinating history of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, wander the streets of Front Street, then look for gifts at American Spoon, then take in the exciting artwork at Michigan Artists Gallery, and finally view the masterpieces at Higher Art Gallery. Here are some ideas for day two: visit a coastal fixture at Old Mission Lighthouse, then tee off at Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf, and then buy something for everyone on your list at The Village at Grand Traverse Commons.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Traverse City online itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Medora to Traverse City in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in May, and nighttime lows around 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can travel to Indianapolis.

Things to do in Traverse City

Historic Sites Shopping Golf

Side Trip

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore
Highlights from your plan
Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore ©
Mission Point Lighthouse ©
Mission Point Lighthouse

1
night
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): admire all the interesting features of Victory Field, tour the pleasant surroundings at Indianapolis Zoo, and then learn about all things military at Indiana War Memorial. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at The Eiteljorg Museum, then see the interesting displays at Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum, and then admire the natural beauty at Indianapolis Museum of Art.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Indianapolis holiday tool .

You can fly from Traverse City to Indianapolis in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Traverse City in June, things will get a bit warmer in Indianapolis: highs are around 82°F and lows about 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
Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum ©
Indianapolis Museum of Art ©
Indianapolis Museum of Art
The Eiteljorg Museum ©
The Eiteljorg Museum

1
night
Springfield

Springfield ©
Springfield is the capital of Illinois, but its real significance is as the hometown of Abraham Lincoln.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Dana-Thomas House, then get to know the fascinating history of Lincoln Home National Historic Site, then contemplate the long history of Old State Capitol, and finally make a trip to Lincoln Tomb & War Memorials.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Springfield vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Indianapolis to Springfield takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In June, daytime highs in Springfield are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to drive 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 ©

2
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): engage your brain at Museum of Science and Industry, then admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, then make a trip to Cloud Gate, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Millennium Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Thu): see the interesting displays at The Field Museum, then don't miss a visit to The Magnificent Mile, and then shop like a local with Chicago Cultural Center.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Chicago road trip tool .

Traveling by car from Springfield to Chicago takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and flight. June in Chicago sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 63°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to catch the train 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

1
night
Milwaukee

Milwaukee ©
Milwaukee boasts well-preserved historical districts with a rich European past and a strong beer-brewing tradition.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): browse the eclectic array of goods at Milwaukee Public Market, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica of St. Josaphat, then explore the world behind art at Milwaukee Art Museum, and finally take a stroll through Historic Third Ward.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Milwaukee online road trip planner .

Getting from Chicago to Milwaukee by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In June, Milwaukee is little chillier than Chicago - with highs of 76°F and lows of 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to take a train 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

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Wisconsin Deer Park, then race across the water with a speed boat tour, and then get your game on at Wizard Quest. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Mr Marvel's Wondertorium, then whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and then play a few rounds at Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Wisconsin Dells trip planning app .

Take a train from Milwaukee to Wisconsin Dells in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June in Wisconsin Dells, expect temperatures between 77°F during the day and 57°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough 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

2
nights
Duluth

Duluth ©
Situated on the westernmost point of the Lake Superior, Duluth represents a booming port city.
On the 10th (Mon), take a memorable drive along 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. On your second day here, look for gifts at Great Lakes Candy Kitchen, see the interesting displays at Canal Park, examine the collection at Lake Superior Maritime Visitor Center, get to know the fascinating history of Lakewalk, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Congdon Park, and finally view the masterpieces at Art in the Alley.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Duluth online trip itinerary maker .

Drive from Wisconsin Dells to Duluth in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and bus. In June, Duluth is little chillier than Wisconsin Dells - with highs of 65°F and lows of 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
Canal Park ©
Canal Park
Lake Superior Maritime Visitor Center ©

1
night
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): take an in-depth tour of Mill City Museum, admire the masterpieces at Minneapolis Institute of Art, and then find something for the whole family at Nickelodeon Universe.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Minneapolis trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Duluth to Minneapolis takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Duluth in June: high temperatures in Minneapolis hover around 79°F and lows are around 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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nights
Rapid City

Rapid City ©
South Dakota's second-largest city, Rapid City has for many years served as a gateway to the West.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): view the masterpieces at Suzie Cappa Art Center, view the masterpieces at Prairie Edge Trading Co. & Galleries, learn about winemaking at Firehouse Wine Cellars, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Reptile Gardens, and finally wander the streets of Downtown Rapid City. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Fri): hike along Presidential Trail, then contemplate the waterfront views at Sylvan Lake, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Needles Eye Tunnel.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Rapid City road trip tool .

Fly from Minneapolis to Rapid City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Minneapolis to Rapid City is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 78°F in June, and nighttime lows around 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Rapid City

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Custer, Presidential Trail
Highlights from your plan
Reptile Gardens ©
Reptile Gardens
Needles Eye Tunnel ©
Needles Eye Tunnel
Presidential Trail ©
Presidential Trail

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nights
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.
On the 15th (Sat), take in the dramatic natural features at Grinnell Glacier, trek along Highline Trail, and then appreciate the views at Logan Pass. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at The Polebridge Mercantile, then admire the sheer force of Silver Staircase Falls, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Avalanche Lake.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Glacier National Park holiday planner .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Rapid City to Glacier National Park in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, train, and car. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Glacier National Park when traveling from Rapid City in June, with lows around 45°F. You will leave for home on the 17th (Mon).

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks Nature Trails

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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