23 days in United States Itinerary

23 days in United States Itinerary

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Milwaukee
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Minneapolis
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Des Moines
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Bartlesville
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Hot Springs
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Huntsville
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Johnson City
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Lexington
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Milwaukee — 1 night

Milwaukee boasts well-preserved historical districts with a rich European past and a strong beer-brewing tradition.
For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Milwaukee holiday planner.

Dayton to Milwaukee is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Dayton to Milwaukee, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In April, Milwaukee is a bit cooler than Dayton - with highs of 53°F and lows of 36°F. You will leave for Minneapolis on the 30th (Sat).
Parks · Nightlife · Outdoors · Museums

Minneapolis — 5 nights

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to University of Minnesota and Lebanon Hills Regional Park. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Weisman Art Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden, ponder the world of politics at Minneapolis City Hall, and deepen your understanding at The Raptor Center.

For maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Minneapolis trip app.

You can fly from Milwaukee to Minneapolis in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Minneapolis are 54°F, while nighttime lows are 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Des Moines.
Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Trails
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Des Moines — 2 nights

Des Moines is the capital and the most populous city in the U.S. state of Iowa. Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): ponder the world of politics at Terrace Hill and then explore the landscape on two wheels at Clive Greenbelt Trail.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Des Moines online trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Minneapolis to Des Moines by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Des Moines can reach 73°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel to Bartlesville.
Parks · Trails · Historic Sites · Outdoors
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Bartlesville — 3 nights

Bartlesville is a city mostly in Washington County in the U.S. state of Oklahoma. Discover out-of-the-way places like Bartlesville Area History Museum and Bartlesville Union Depot. Change things up with these side-trips from Bartlesville: Elk City State Park (in Independence) and The Brown Mansion (in Coffeyville). The adventure continues: take a peaceful walk through Osage Hills State Park and examine the collection at Tom Mix Museum.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Bartlesville online sightseeing planner.

Drive from Des Moines to Bartlesville in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. In May, plan for daily highs up to 78°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Hot Springs.
Parks · Museums · Nature · Wildlife
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Hot Springs — 3 nights

Set deep in the Ouachita Mountains, the city of Hot Springs almost completely surrounds the national park of the same name.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Grand Promenade and Lake Ouachita. The adventure continues: immerse yourself in nature at Lake Catherine State Park, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Hot Springs Mountain, and find something for the whole family at Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf.

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Drive from Bartlesville to Hot Springs in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Bartlesville in May, expect a bit warmer with lows of 60°F in Hot Springs. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Huntsville.
Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Huntsville — 3 nights

The three historical districts of Huntsville are tucked amid the lush greenery of nearly 60 parks within the city limits.
Step off the beaten path and head to Lynchburg Winery and Bridge Street Town Centre. When in Huntsville, make a side trip to see Beechcraft Heritage Museum in Tullahoma, approximately Tullahoma away. Next up on the itinerary: stroll around Big Spring Park, explore the world behind art at Huntsville Museum of Art, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Maple Hill Cemetery.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Huntsville online vacation planner.

Getting from Hot Springs to Huntsville by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Johnson City.
Museums · Parks · Wineries · Shopping
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Johnson City — 3 nights

Johnson City is a city in Washington, Carter, and Sullivan counties in the U.S. state of Tennessee, with most of the city being in Washington County. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Shuttle Shack and Tweetsie Trail. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Johnson City: The Art Depot (in Abingdon) and Cherokee National Forest (in Elizabethton). The adventure continues: walk around Winged Deer Park.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Johnson City sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Huntsville to Johnson City takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. Traveling from Huntsville in May, expect slightly colder with lows of 52°F in Johnson City. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Lexington.
Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature
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Lexington — 2 nights

Known internationally as the "Horse Capital of the World," Lexington boasts a thriving economy resting largely on its thoroughbred racehorse industry.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): experience rural life at Mill Ridge Farm and then experience rural life at Taylor Made Farm.

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Traveling by car from Johnson City to Lexington takes 4.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Lexington can reach 76°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. On the 21st (Sat), you'll travel back home.

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Beaches
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.