22 days in United States Itinerary

22 days in United States Itinerary

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22 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Geneva
Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
Chicago
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
2
Milwaukee
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Dubuque
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Waterloo
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
5
Sioux City
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
6
Chamberlain
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
7
Badlands National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
8
Hill City
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
9
Spearfish
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
10
Casper
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
11
Cheyenne
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
12
Denver
— 2 nights
Fly + train:  16​h 15​min
End: Geneva

3
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Chicago is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, zoos & aquariums, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, take in the waterfront at Navy Pier, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Lincoln Park Zoo, and get to know the fascinating history of Millennium Park.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Chicago driving holiday planner.

Geneva, Switzerland to Chicago is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Geneva to Chicago, you'll gain 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Geneva in August, plan for a bit warmer nights in Chicago, with lows around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Milwaukee.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums
Highlights from your plan
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry
Wrigley Field ©
Wrigley Field

1
night
Milwaukee

Milwaukee ©
Milwaukee boasts well-preserved historical districts with a rich European past and a strong beer-brewing tradition.
On the 5th (Mon), admire all the interesting features of Miller Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Bender Park Waterfront, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Atwater Park & Beach.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Milwaukee day trip planning site .

Take a train from Chicago to Milwaukee in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August in Milwaukee, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Dubuque.

Things to do in Milwaukee

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Bender Park Waterfront, Atwater Park & Beach
Highlights from your plan
Miller Park ©
Miller Park

1
night
Dubuque

Dubuque ©
Dubuque is the county seat of Dubuque County, Iowa, United States, located along the Mississippi River. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Blaum Bros. Distilling Co., observe the fascinating underwater world at National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium, and then get your game on at Matter: A Learning Playground.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Dubuque trip planner .

Traveling by car from Milwaukee to Dubuque takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in August, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel to Waterloo.

Things to do in Dubuque

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Fun & Games

Side Trip

Blaum Bros. Distilling Co.
Highlights from your plan
Blaum Bros. Distilling Co. ©
Blaum Bros. Distilling Co.

1
night
Waterloo

Waterloo ©
Waterloo is a city in and the county seat of Black Hawk County, Iowa, United States. On the 7th (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at Hickory Hills park/Casey's Paha and then cool off at Lost Island Water Park.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Waterloo online holiday planner .

You can drive from Dubuque to Waterloo in 2 hours. In August, daytime highs in Waterloo are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Sioux City.

Things to do in Waterloo

Theme Parks Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Hickory Hills park/Casey's Paha
Highlights from your plan
Lost Island Water Park ©
Lost Island Water Park
Hickory Hills park/Casey's Paha ©
Hickory Hills park/Casey's Paha

1
night
Sioux City

Sioux City ©
Sioux City is a city in Woodbury and Plymouth counties in the northwestern part of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Sioux City Public Museum, appreciate the history behind Spirit of Siouxland Statue, then explore and take pictures at Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center, then contemplate the long history of Adams Homestead and Nature Preserve, and finally stop by Jolly Time Museum and Koated Kernels Shoppe.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Sioux City trip itinerary website .

You can drive from Waterloo to Sioux City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In August, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel to Chamberlain.

Things to do in Sioux City

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Adams Homestead and Nature Preserve
Highlights from your plan
Sioux City Public Museum ©
Sioux City Public Museum
Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center ©

1
night
Chamberlain

Chamberlain ©
Chamberlain is a city in Brule County, South Dakota, United States. On the 9th (Fri), head outdoors with Allen's Hillside Guide Service - Day Adventures, then take an in-depth tour of South Dakota Hall of Fame, then appreciate the history behind Dignity, and finally take an in-depth tour of Akta Lakota Museum.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Chamberlain journey planning app .

Drive from Sioux City to Chamberlain in 3.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Chamberlain can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel to Badlands National Park.

Things to do in Chamberlain

Outdoors Museums
Highlights from your plan
Akta Lakota Museum ©
Akta Lakota Museum
Dignity ©
Dignity
South Dakota Hall of Fame ©
South Dakota Hall of Fame

2
nights
Badlands National Park

Badlands National Park ©
Although Badlands National Park's name might not be the most inviting, its landscape of pinnacles, eroded buttes, spires, and an expansive, pristine mixed-grass prairie remain enticing.
On the 10th (Sat), explore the striking landscape at Badlands Wall, cruise along Loop Road, explore and take pictures at Yellow Mounds Overlook, then take in the dramatic natural features at White River Valley Overlook, and finally explore the striking landscape at Big Badlands Overlook. On the next day, explore the striking landscape of Badlands National Park.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Badlands National Park trip planner.

You can drive from Chamberlain to Badlands National Park in 2.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Chamberlain to Badlands National Park. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Hill City.

Things to do in Badlands National Park

Parks Nature Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Badlands National Park
Highlights from your plan
Big Badlands Overlook ©
Big Badlands Overlook
Badlands National Park ©
Badlands National Park
Yellow Mounds Overlook ©
Yellow Mounds Overlook

2
nights
Hill City

Hill City ©
Hill City is the oldest existing city in Pennington County, South Dakota, United States. On the 12th (Mon), explore the activities along Sylvan Lake, take in the dramatic natural features at Needles Eye Tunnel, admire the majestic nature at Custer State Park, then get great views at Breezy Point Picnic Area, and finally explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mount Rushmore National Memorial. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: view the masterpieces at Art Expressions, then take a memorable drive along Iron Mountain Road, and then take a peaceful walk through Black Hills National Forest.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Hill City vacation builder website .

Traveling by car from Badlands National Park to Hill City takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Badlands National Park in August: high temperatures in Hill City hover around 29°C and lows are around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Spearfish.

Things to do in Hill City

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Custer, Keystone
Highlights from your plan
Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Custer State Park ©
Custer State Park
Black Hills National Forest ©
Black Hills National Forest

3
nights
Spearfish

Spearfish ©
Spearfish is a city in Lawrence County, South Dakota, United States. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Spearfish: Devils Tower (Tower Trail & Devils Tower National Monument). There's still lots to do: cruise along Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway, get engrossed in the history at Days of '76 Museum, explore and take pictures at Broken Boot Gold Mine, and stroll through Roughlock Falls State Nature Area.

Start your trip to Spearfish by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

You can drive from Hill City to Spearfish in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Hill City to Spearfish, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In August, daily temperatures in Spearfish can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel to Casper.

Things to do in Spearfish

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Devils Tower, Deadwood, Spearfish Falls, Roughlock Falls State Nature Area
Highlights from your plan
Devils Tower National Monument ©
Devils Tower National Monument
Roughlock Falls State Nature Area ©
Roughlock Falls State Nature Area

1
night
Casper

Casper ©
Casper is a city in and the county seat of Natrona County, Wyoming, United States. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): hike along Platte River Trails, then take an in-depth tour of National Historic Trails Interpretive Center, then contemplate the long history of Fort Caspar Museum and Historic Site, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Garden Creek Falls.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Casper road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Spearfish to Casper takes 3.5 hours. Traveling from Spearfish to Casper, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Spearfish in August: highs in Casper hover around 35°C, while lows dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Cheyenne.

Things to do in Casper

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Platte River Trails ©
Platte River Trails
Garden Creek Falls ©
Garden Creek Falls

2
nights
Cheyenne

Cheyenne ©
Cheyenne is the capital and most populous city of the US state of Wyoming and the county seat of Laramie County. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): immerse yourself in nature at Curt Gowdy State Park and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Vedauwoo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Mon): head outdoors with Lincoln Highway, then get lost in a book at Laramie County Public Library, and then head outdoors with Paul Smith Children's Village.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Cheyenne trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by car from Casper to Cheyenne takes 3 hours. In August, daytime highs in Cheyenne are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Denver.

Things to do in Cheyenne

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trip

Vedauwoo
Highlights from your plan
Lincoln Highway ©
Lincoln Highway
Curt Gowdy State Park ©
Curt Gowdy State Park
Laramie County Public Library ©
Laramie County Public Library

2
nights
Denver

Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
On the 20th (Tue), let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour and then indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Denver journey planner .

Getting from Cheyenne to Denver by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a shuttle. August in Denver sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 17°C at night. On the 21st (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Denver

Tours Outdoors Adventure

Side Trips

Crown Hill Park, River Rafting & Tubing
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Crown Hill Park ©
Crown Hill Park
Coors Field ©
Coors Field

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