21 days in United States Itinerary

21 days in United States Itinerary

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Traverse City
— 1 night
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Fish Creek
— 2 nights
Drive to Iron Mountain, Fly to Minneapolis
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Minneapolis
— 2 nights
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Medora
— 2 nights
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Custer
— 2 nights
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Chadron
— 1 night
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Bayfield
— 2 nights
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Chippewa Falls
— 2 nights
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Drive to Minneapolis-St Paul International/Wold-Chamberlain Airport, Fly to Billings Logan International Airport, Drive to Garryowen
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Garryowen
— 1 night
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Great Falls
— 2 nights
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Glacier National Park
— 1 night
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Traverse City

— 1 night

Cherry Capital of the World

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 (Mon): learn about winemaking at Black Star Farms Old Mission Winery.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Traverse City online trip itinerary maker.

Johnstown to Traverse City is an approximately 9.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of car and flight. In August, daily temperatures in Traverse City can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Fish Creek.

Things to do in Traverse City

Wineries · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Fish Creek

— 2 nights
Fish Creek is an unincorporated community located in Door County, Wisconsin, United States, within the town of Gibraltar and is located on Highway 42 along Green Bay.HistoryThe first settler of Fish Creek was Increase Claflin and his family circa 1844, but the village founder is considered to be entrepreneur Asa Thorp. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): view the masterpieces at J. Jeffrey Taylor, stroll through Sister Bay Beach, stroll around Sunset Beach Park, then kick back and relax at Alpine Beach, and finally do a tasting at Lautenbach's Orchard Country.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Fish Creek travel app.

You can drive from Traverse City to Fish Creek in 9 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight, bus, and car; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Traverse City to Fish Creek, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In September in Fish Creek, expect temperatures between 70°F during the day and 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Minneapolis.

Things to do in Fish Creek

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wineries

Side Trips

Minneapolis

— 2 nights

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 4th (Fri): hike along Mill Ruins Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of St. Mary, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Inbound Brewco, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Fulton Brewing Company. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the sheer force of Minnehaha Park and then admire all the interesting features of Summit Avenue.

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You can do a combination of car and flight from Fish Creek to Minneapolis in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of car and bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Minneapolis when traveling from Fish Creek in September, with lows around 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel to Medora.

Things to do in Minneapolis

Breweries & Distilleries · Parks · Outdoors · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Medora

— 2 nights
Medora is a city in Billings County, North Dakota, United States. Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Theodore Roosevelt National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at South Unit.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Medora trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Minneapolis to Medora takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Minneapolis in September, things will get little chillier in Medora: highs are around 70°F and lows about 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Custer.

Things to do in Medora

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Custer

— 2 nights
Generally considered to be the oldest town established by European Americans in the Black Hills, Custer began as a mining town.
On the 8th (Tue), browse for treasures at The Farmer's Daughter, do a tasting at Twisted Pine Winery, then contemplate the waterfront views at Sylvan Lake, then take in the awesome beauty at Black Elk Peak, and finally catch all the local highlights with Black Hills Aerial Adventures. On the 9th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: cruise along Iron Mountain Road, then identify plant and animal life at Angostura Recreation Area, and then learn more about the world around you at Mammoth Site of Hot Springs.

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Traveling by car from Medora to Custer takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of taxi and bus. September in Custer sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 45°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel to Chadron.

Things to do in Custer

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wineries

Side Trips

Chadron

— 1 night
Chadron is a city in Dawes County, in the state of Nebraska in the Great Plains region of the United States. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): examine the collection at Museum of the Fur Trade, then deepen your understanding at Mari Sandoz High Plains Heritage Center, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Pine Ridge National Recreation Area.

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You can drive from Custer to Chadron in 2 hours. Traveling from Custer in September, expect nights in Chadron to be about the same, around 48°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 80°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Bayfield.

Things to do in Chadron

Parks · Nature · Museums

Bayfield

— 2 nights
Bayfield is a city in Bayfield County, Wisconsin, United States. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Meyers Beach Sea Caves and Spas. Change things up with these side-trips from Bayfield: Maslowski Beach (in Ashland) and White Winter Winery (in Iron River). There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Bayfield Maritime Museum, indulge your taste buds at Hauser's Superior View Orchard, tee off at Apostle Highlands Golf Course, and look for gifts at Apostle Islands Booksellers.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Bayfield road trip website.

Traveling by car from Chadron to Bayfield takes 13.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Chadron to Bayfield, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Chadron in September, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Bayfield: temperatures range from 71°F by day to 48°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel to Chippewa Falls.

Things to do in Bayfield

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Chippewa Falls

— 2 nights
Chippewa Falls is a city located on the Chippewa River in Chippewa County in the U.S. On the 14th (Mon), delve into the lush surroundings at Hoffman Hills State Recreation Area, learn about winemaking at Cottage Winery and Vineyard, and then explore the landscape on two wheels at Chippewa River Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the views at Chippewa Valley, sample the tasty concoctions at Leinie Lodge, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company.

To see more things to do and other tourist information, go to the Chippewa Falls day trip website.

Getting from Bayfield to Chippewa Falls by car takes about 3 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Chippewa Falls can reach 74°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel to Garryowen.

Things to do in Chippewa Falls

Parks · Breweries & Distilleries · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Garryowen

— 1 night
Garryowen is a private town in Big Horn County, Montana, United States. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Little Bighorn Battlefield, then witness the site of a historic battle at Custer Battlefield Trading Company, and then witness the site of a historic battle at Custer Battlefield Museum.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Garryowen trip maker website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Chippewa Falls to Garryowen. Traveling from Chippewa Falls to Garryowen, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Chippewa Falls in September, expect little chillier with lows of 45°F in Garryowen. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel to Great Falls.

Things to do in Garryowen

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Great Falls

— 2 nights
Great Falls is a city in and the county seat of Cascade County, Montana, United States. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): see the interesting displays at C.M. Russell Museum, contemplate the long history of First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park, and then tee off at Valley View Garden Golf.

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Getting from Garryowen to Great Falls by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Garryowen in September: highs in Great Falls hover around 71°F, while lows dip to 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to drive to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Great Falls

Museums · Parks · Golf · Outdoors

Side Trip

Glacier National Park

— 1 night

Crown of the Continent

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 18th (Fri), contemplate the waterfront views at Iceberg Lake and then contemplate the waterfront views at Fishercap Lake. On the 19th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a memorable drive along Going-to-the-Sun Road, take some stellar pictures from Jackson Glacier Overlook, then take in the dramatic scenery at Baring Falls, and finally explore the activities along McDonald Creek.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Glacier National Park trip itinerary maker site.

Drive from Great Falls to Glacier National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. In September, daytime highs in Glacier National Park are 70°F, while nighttime lows are 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
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.

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.

Minnesota travel guide

4.4
Shopping Malls · Room Escape Games · Entertainment Centers
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.

North Dakota travel guide

4.6
National Parks · History Museums · Historic Sites
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.

South Dakota travel guide

4.2
National Parks · Scenic Drive · Monuments
The State of Great Faces and Great Places
Famous for the cliffside monuments of Mount Rushmore and the Crazy Horse memorial, South Dakota is a land of Old West history, American Indian culture, and impressive natural wonders. Get to know the state's diverse and breathtaking landscape with a trip through Custer National Park, with a herd of 1,300 free-roaming bison, or by traversing the dramatic peaks of Badlands National Park near the Black Hills. Allow time in your itinerary to visit the state's largest city, Sioux Falls, for shopping, dining, and entertainment options, as well as a number of museums and historical attractions.

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.

Montana travel guide

4.8
River Rafting & Tubing · Bodies of Water · Wildlife Areas
The Crown of the Continent
With a population of only one million, Montana remains an untouched natural paradise of snowcapped peaks, expansive forests, and alpine lakes, dotted with Old West ghost towns, Indian reservations, and progressive urban communities. Appreciate the state's unique charm and beauty with a trip to Glacier National Park, where you can come face-to-face with Montana wildlife among its high peaks. Head to the state's largest cities, Billings and Missoula, for an array of historical attractions and cultural sightseeing.