23 days in United States Itinerary

23 days in United States Itinerary

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23 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
Fly:  18​h 15​min
1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
South Lake Tahoe
— 2 nights
+2
bus + foot + bus:  6​h 15​min
3
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
4
Ely
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
5
Salt Lake City
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 45​min
6
Idaho Falls
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
7
Cody
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
8
Sturgis
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 15​min
9
Bowman
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
10
Fargo
— 1 day
Fly:  4​h
11
Chicago
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
12
Milwaukee
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
13
Minneapolis
— 2 nights
Fly:  20​h 30​min
End: Brisbane

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, museums, parks, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, see the interesting displays at Musee Mecanique, browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, and explore the striking landscape of Alcatraz Island.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to San Francisco fast, fun, and easy.

Brisbane, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) (AEST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -18 hour difference. Traveling from Brisbane in August, San Francisco is a bit warmer at night with lows of 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can go by car to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

2
nights
South Lake Tahoe

High in the Sierra Nevada mountains on the shore of one of America’s most scenic lakes, South Lake Tahoe captures the spirit of the outdoors and serves as a hub for tourism activities surrounding the lake.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Baldwin Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Kiva Beach, and then indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Lakeside Beach and then get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the South Lake Tahoe day trip planner.

You can drive from San Francisco to South Lake Tahoe in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. Traveling from San Francisco in August, expect nights in South Lake Tahoe to be a bit cooler, around 7°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Speed Boats Tours
Kiva Beach ©
Kiva Beach

4
nights
Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, scenic drive, wildlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, tour the pleasant surroundings at Tuolumne Meadows, make a trip to Yosemite Village, and take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park trip planning tool .

Traveling by bus from South Lake Tahoe to Yosemite National Park takes 6.5 hours. In August in Yosemite National Park, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Ely.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

1
night
Ely

Ely ©
Ely is the largest city and county seat of White Pine County, Nevada, United States. On the 11th (Tue), see the interesting displays at White Pine Public Museum and then get engrossed in the history at Ward Charcoal Ovens State Historic Park.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Ely route tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Yosemite National Park to Ely. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Ely when traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, with lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Ely

Museums
Highlights from your plan
Ward Charcoal Ovens State Historic Park ©
White Pine Public Museum ©
White Pine Public Museum

1
night
Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City ©
Utah's capital and most populous city, Salt Lake City boasts a small-town feel, big-city amenities, and plenty of nature on its doorstep.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple Square, take in nature's colorful creations at Red Butte Garden, and then take in breathtaking views at Big Cottonwood Canyon.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Salt Lake City trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by car from Ely to Salt Lake City takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Ely to Salt Lake City is 1 hour. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Ely in August: high temperatures in Salt Lake City hover around 39°C and lows are around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Idaho Falls.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Big Cottonwood Canyon ©
Big Cottonwood Canyon
Temple Square ©
Temple Square
Red Butte Garden ©
Red Butte Garden

1
night
Idaho Falls

Idaho Falls ©
Idaho Falls is a city in and the county seat of Bonneville County, Idaho, United States, and is the largest city in Eastern Idaho. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): admire the sheer force of Idaho Falls River Walk, then make a trip to Snake River Greenbelt, then get to know the resident critters at Idaho Falls Zoo at Tautphaus Park, and finally examine the collection at Museum of Idaho.

For other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Idaho Falls online holiday planner .

You can fly from Salt Lake City to Idaho Falls in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Salt Lake City in August; daily highs in Idaho Falls reach 35°C and lows reach 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Cody.

Things to do in Idaho Falls

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Nature
Highlights from your plan
Idaho Falls Zoo at Tautphaus Park ©
Idaho Falls Zoo at Tautphaus Park
Museum of Idaho ©
Museum of Idaho

1
night
Cody

Cody ©
A genuine cowboy city, Cody is famous for its nightly rodeos and its proximity to the protected wilderness areas of the world's first national park, now designated as one of the country's World Heritage Sites.
On the 14th (Fri), see the interesting displays at Cody Firearms Museum, take an in-depth tour of Buffalo Bill Center of the West, then get your game on at Cody Firearms Experience, LLC, and finally see the interesting displays at Cody Dug Up Gun Museum.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Cody trip planner .

Traveling by car from Idaho Falls to Cody takes 7 hours. Traveling from Idaho Falls in August, expect nights in Cody to be a bit warmer, around 15°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel to Sturgis.

Things to do in Cody

Museums Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Cody Firearms Experience, LLC ©
Cody Firearms Experience, LLC
Buffalo Bill Center of the West ©
Buffalo Bill Center of the West
Cody Dug Up Gun Museum ©
Cody Dug Up Gun Museum

1
day
Sturgis

Sturgis ©
Sturgis is a city in Meade County, South Dakota, United States. Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): examine the collection at Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall of Fame, learn about winemaking at Belle Joli Winery Sparkling House, and then get engrossed in the history at Old Fort Meade Museum.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Sturgis day trip tool .

Traveling by car from Cody to Sturgis takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Cody to Sturgis is 1 hour. In August, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel to Bowman.

Things to do in Sturgis

Museums Wineries
Highlights from your plan
Belle Joli Winery Sparkling House ©
Belle Joli Winery Sparkling House
Old Fort Meade Museum ©
Old Fort Meade Museum

1
night
Bowman

Bowman
Bowman is a city and county seat of Bowman County, North Dakota, United States. Plan my trip to Bowman with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

You can drive from Sturgis to Bowman in 2.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Sturgis to Bowman. In August in Bowman, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 13°C at night. On the 16th (Sun), you're off toFargo.

Things to do in Bowman

Museums

1
day
Fargo

Fargo ©
Fargo is the most populous city in the state of North Dakota, accounting for over 15% of the state population. On the 17th (Mon), play a few rounds at Edgewood Golf, then pause for some serene contemplation at Sts. Anne & Joachim Catholic Church, and then take in the views from Veterans memorial bridge.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Fargo planning app .

You can drive from Bowman to Fargo in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Bowman to Fargo due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Fargo when traveling from Bowman in August, with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Fargo

Golf Outdoors Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Edgewood Golf ©
Edgewood Golf
Sts. Anne & Joachim Catholic Church ©
Veterans memorial bridge ©
Veterans memorial bridge

2
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
On the 18th (Tue), admire nature's wide array of creatures at Lincoln Park Zoo, stroll around Millennium Park, then admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, and finally admire the local landmark of Buckingham Fountain. On your second day here, get curious at Museum of Science and Industry, observe the fascinating underwater world at Shedd Aquarium, then admire the striking features of Reliance Building, and finally make a trip to Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Chicago online driving holiday planner .

Getting from Fargo to Chicago by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Fargo in August, Chicago is a bit warmer at night with lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Milwaukee.

Things to do in Chicago

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

1
night
Milwaukee

Milwaukee boasts well-preserved historical districts with a rich European past and a strong beer-brewing tradition.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Mitchell Gallery of Flight, admire the striking features of Basilica of St. Josaphat, then walk around Henry Maier Festival Park, and finally savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Milwaukee trip planner .

You can take a train from Chicago to Milwaukee in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. August in Milwaukee sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel to Minneapolis.

Things to do in Milwaukee

Tours Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Beer Tastings & Tours
Basilica of St. Josaphat ©
Basilica of St. Josaphat
Henry Maier Festival Park ©
Henry Maier Festival Park

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Isles, then get your game on at The Escape Game, and then explore the activities along Chain of Lakes.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Minneapolis online trip itinerary planner .

You can fly from Milwaukee to Minneapolis in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Minneapolis

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
The Escape Game ©
The Escape Game
Minneapolis Institute of Art ©
Minneapolis Institute of Art
Lake of the Isles ©
Lake of the Isles

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