23 days in United States Itinerary

23 days in United States Itinerary

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Minneapolis
— 1 night
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Des Moines
— 1 night
3
Omaha
— 2 nights
4
Overland Park
— 1 night
5
Saint Louis
— 2 nights
6
Hot Springs
— 2 nights
7
Oklahoma City
— 2 nights
8
Santa Fe
— 3 nights
9
Moab
— 2 nights
10
Jackson Hole
— 3 nights
11
Rapid City
— 2 nights
12
Bismarck
— 1 night
13
Saint Paul
— Few hours

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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.
On the 21st (Sat), take an in-depth tour of Mill City Museum, then explore the world behind art at Minneapolis Institute of Art, and then find something for the whole family at Nickelodeon Universe.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Minneapolis day trip planner.

Durham to Minneapolis is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Durham to Minneapolis, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Durham in November, with highs in Minneapolis at 43°F and lows at 28°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Des Moines.

Things to do in Minneapolis

Museums · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Nickelodeon Universe
Highlights from your plan
Minneapolis Institute of Art ©
Minneapolis Institute of Art
Nickelodeon Universe ©
Nickelodeon Universe
Mill City Museum ©
Mill City Museum

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Des Moines

Des Moines ©
Des Moines is the capital and the most populous city in the U.S. On the 22nd (Sun), test your team's savvy at Breakout, stroll around Gray's Lake Park, and then walk around Pappajohn Sculpture Park.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Des Moines route builder website.

You can fly from Minneapolis to Des Moines in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Minneapolis, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Des Moines, ranging from highs of 51°F to lows of 32°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to drive to Omaha.

Things to do in Des Moines

Parks · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Breakout
Highlights from your plan
Pappajohn Sculpture Park ©
Pappajohn Sculpture Park
Gray's Lake Park ©
Gray's Lake Park

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Omaha

Omaha ©
A major transportation hub, Omaha was once considered little more than a stopping point on a pioneer's journey west.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): get a taste of the local shopping with Old Market, take in nature's colorful creations at Lauritzen Gardens Omaha's Botanical Center, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Henry Doorly Zoo, and finally admire the natural beauty at Mt Vernon Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Tue): explore the world behind art at Joslyn Art Museum, get engrossed in the history at The Durham Museum, explore the striking landscape of Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail Headquarters, then snap pictures at Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge, and finally look for gifts at Old Market Candy Shop.

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Drive from Des Moines to Omaha in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Omaha can reach 52°F, while at night they dip to 30°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to drive to Overland Park.

Things to do in Omaha

Parks · Museums · Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Henry Doorly Zoo ©
Henry Doorly Zoo
Old Market ©
Old Market
The Durham Museum ©
The Durham Museum

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night
Overland Park

Overland Park ©
Overland Park is the second most populous city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): pause for some photo ops at Korean War Veterans Memorial, then admire the natural beauty at Overland Park Arboretum and Botanical Gardens, and then test your team's savvy at Breakout KC Escape Rooms.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Overland Park road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Omaha to Overland Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Overland Park

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Shopping

Side Trips

Cabela's, Breakout KC Escape Rooms
Highlights from your plan
Breakout KC Escape Rooms ©
Breakout KC Escape Rooms
Deanna Rose Children's Farmstead ©
Deanna Rose Children's Farmstead
Overland Park Arboretum and Botanical Gardens ©

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Saint Louis

Saint Louis ©
Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C.
On the 27th (Fri), pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis, explore the world behind art at Saint Louis Art Museum, then take in nature's colorful creations at Missouri Botanical Garden, and finally examine the collection at Cardinals Hall of Fame and Museum.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Saint Louis travel planner.

Getting from Overland Park to Saint Louis by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 56°F, and evening lows to 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to Hot Springs.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis ©
Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis
Missouri Botanical Garden ©
Missouri Botanical Garden
Saint Louis Art Museum ©
Saint Louis Art Museum

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nights
Hot Springs

Hot Springs ©
Set deep in the Ouachita Mountains, the city of Hot Springs almost completely surrounds the national park of the same name.
On the 28th (Sat), contemplate the long history of Fordyce Bathhouse, then look for gifts at Bathhouse Soapery, and then take in panoramic vistas at Hot Springs Mountain Tower. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then gain insight at Garland County Library, then take in nature's colorful creations at Garvan Woodland Gardens, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Anthony Chapel.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Hot Springs trip itinerary planning tool.

You can fly from Saint Louis to Hot Springs in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. In November, Hot Springs is a bit warmer than Saint Louis - with highs of 62°F and lows of 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Oklahoma City.

Things to do in Hot Springs

Parks · Historic Sites · Spas
Highlights from your plan
Anthony Chapel ©
Anthony Chapel
Garvan Woodland Gardens ©
Garvan Woodland Gardens
Fordyce Bathhouse ©
Fordyce Bathhouse

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nights
Oklahoma City

Oklahoma City ©
Oklahoma City, known to many as the "Big Friendly," represents the political, cultural, and economic engine of the state of Oklahoma.
On the 30th (Mon), take in nature's colorful creations at Myriad Botanical Gardens, then explore the world behind art at National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, and then test your problem-solving skills at Clue Quest. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: engage your brain at Science Museum Oklahoma, then get a new perspective on nature at SKELETONS: Museum of Osteology, and then pause for some photo ops at Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Oklahoma City trip site.

Getting from Hot Springs to Oklahoma City by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In November in Oklahoma City, expect temperatures between 62°F during the day and 40°F at night. On the 2nd (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Oklahoma City

Museums · Childrens Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Clue Quest
Highlights from your plan
Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum ©
SKELETONS: Museum of Osteology ©
SKELETONS: Museum of Osteology
Science Museum Oklahoma ©
Science Museum Oklahoma

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Santa Fe

Santa Fe ©
Santa Fe continuously ranks among the world's top holiday destinations, attracting visitors with its unusual combination of scenic beauty, rich history, cultural diversity, and high concentration of performing arts venues, fine restaurants, and interesting attractions.
On the 3rd (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Loretto Chapel, make a trip to Santa Fe Cathedral Park and Monument, then pause for some serene contemplation at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Canyon Road. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape at Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument, then don't miss a visit to Santa Fe Plaza, then admire the masterpieces at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, and finally stop by True West Gallery.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Santa Fe trip planner.

Getting from Oklahoma City to Santa Fe by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Oklahoma City to Santa Fe, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Oklahoma City in December; daily highs in Santa Fe reach 45°F and lows reach 22°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel to Moab.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument ©
Loretto Chapel ©
Loretto Chapel

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Moab

Moab ©
The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): see Off-Road Tours, grab your bike and head to Bike Fiend, and then stop by The T Shirt Shop. Here are some ideas for day two: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Arches National Park.

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Getting from Santa Fe to Moab by combination of flight and car takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Santa Fe in December, things will get little chillier in Moab: highs are around 38°F and lows about 15°F. You will have some time to spend on the 7th (Mon) before leaving for Jackson Hole.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Turret Arch
Highlights from your plan
Arches National Park ©
Arches National Park
Off-Road Tours
Bike Fiend ©
Bike Fiend

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Jackson Hole

Jackson Hole ©
The Jackson Hole valley is approximately 97 km (60 mi) long and 24 km (15 mi) wide, encompassing the town of Jackson, Teton Village, and the northern section of Grand Teton National Park.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): get a taste of the local shopping with Mangelsen Images of Nature, don't miss a visit to Town Square, and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at Scenic Safaris. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: view the masterpieces at Thal Glass Studio, then take in the awesome beauty at Rendezvous Mountain, and then whizz through the canopy at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Jackson Hole trip maker site.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Moab to Jackson Hole takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Moab in December, things will get slightly colder in Jackson Hole: highs are around 26°F and lows about 7°F. You will have some time to spend on the 10th (Thu) before leaving for Rapid City.

Things to do in Jackson Hole

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure
Highlights from your plan
Scenic Safaris ©
Scenic Safaris
Jackson Hole Mountain Resort ©
Jackson Hole Mountain Resort
Rendezvous Mountain ©
Rendezvous Mountain

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Rapid City

Rapid City ©
South Dakota's second-largest city, Rapid City has for many years served as a gateway to the West.
On the 11th (Fri), brush up on your military savvy at South Dakota Air and Space Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Pawnseum, then find something for the whole family at Storybook Island, and finally make a trip to Dinosaur Park.

To find out how to plan a trip to Rapid City, use our trip itinerary maker.

Fly from Jackson Hole to Rapid City in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. In December, Rapid City is somewhat warmer than Jackson Hole - with highs of 35°F and lows of 16°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Bismarck.

Things to do in Rapid City

Theme Parks · Museums · Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Storybook Island ©
Storybook Island
South Dakota Air and Space Museum ©
South Dakota Air and Space Museum
Dinosaur Park ©
Dinosaur Park

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Bismarck

Bismarck ©
Bismarck is the capital of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum, admire nature's wide array of creatures at The Dakota Zoo, and then pause for some photo ops at Buffalo Statue.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Bismarck trip planner.

Drive from Rapid City to Bismarck in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Rapid City to Bismarck. In December, Bismarck is slightly colder than Rapid City - with highs of 26°F and lows of 7°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Saint Paul.

Things to do in Bismarck

Shopping · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum ©
The Dakota Zoo ©
The Dakota Zoo

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Saint Paul

Saint Paul ©
The capital of Minnesota, Saint Paul represents half of the "Twin Cities" and embraces the outdoors and urban culture.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Saint Paul.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Saint Paul route planner.

Traveling by car from Bismarck to Saint Paul takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Traveling from Bismarck in December, Saint Paul is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 16°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Saint Paul

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral of Saint Paul ©
Cathedral of Saint Paul

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