23 days in United States Itinerary

23 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States travel route planner

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Bus to Nice, Fly to Chicago O'Hare
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Chicago
— 3 nights
Fly
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Cincinnati
— 2 nights
Drive
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Louisville
— 2 nights
Drive
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Saint Louis
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kansas City
— 1 night
Drive
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Omaha
— 1 night
Drive
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Des Moines
— 1 night
Drive
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Galena
— 2 nights
Drive
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Minneapolis
— 2 nights
Drive
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Wisconsin Dells
— 2 nights
Drive
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Milwaukee
— 3 nights
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Chicago

— 3 nights

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Chicago is known for museums, parks, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, snap pictures at Michigan Avenue Bridge, and walk around Millennium Park.

To see ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Chicago online trip builder.

Monte-Carlo, Monaco to Chicago is an approximately 16-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 7 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Cincinnati.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums · Childrens Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Cincinnati

— 2 nights

The Queen of the West

Situated on the north bank of the Ohio River, Cincinnati distinguished itself as the only U.S.
On the 4th (Tue), walk around Smale Riverfront Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption, then test your problem-solving skills at Sherlock's Escape Rooms, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter in Chains Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: delve into the lush surroundings at Redbird Hollow Preserve, then identify plant and animal life at Cincinnati Nature Center, and then explore the landscape on two wheels at Great Miami River Trail.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Cincinnati travel route builder app.

You can fly from Chicago to Cincinnati in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Louisville.

Things to do in Cincinnati

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Louisville

— 2 nights

Derby City

Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
On the 6th (Thu), contemplate the long history of Civil War Fort Duffield, take a memorable tour with Squire Boone Caverns Zipline Adventures, and then Head underground at Squire Boone Caverns. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, then glide peacefully along the water with Endless Summer Paddle Company, then explore the fascinating underground world of Louisville Mega Cavern, and finally stop by Art Eatables.

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You can drive from Cincinnati to Louisville in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In August in Louisville, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can drive to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Louisville

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Adventure

Side Trips

Saint Louis

— 2 nights

Gateway to the West

Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis, then see the interesting displays at Miniature Museum of Greater St. Louis, and then take in panoramic vistas at The Gateway Arch. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Sun): meet the residents at Saint Louis Zoo and then examine the collection at City Museum.

To find more things to do and more tourist information, you can read our Saint Louis road trip app.

Traveling by car from Louisville to Saint Louis takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Louisville to Saint Louis. In August, daily temperatures in Saint Louis can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Kansas City.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Kansas City

— 1 night

City of Fountains

The largest municipality in Missouri, Kansas City has an impressive array of world-class museums, shopping areas, and great places to eat, all of which attract tourism to the area.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): explore the world behind art at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, then brush up on your military savvy at National WWI Museum and Memorial, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Deanna Rose Children's Farmstead, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Saint Peter.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Kansas City online tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Saint Louis to Kansas City by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. August in Kansas City sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Omaha.

Things to do in Kansas City

Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Omaha

— 1 night

Gateway to the West

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 11th (Tue): admire the masterpieces at Joslyn Art Museum, then stop by Old Market Candy Shop, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Henry Doorly Zoo, and finally get engrossed in the history at The Durham Museum.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Omaha day trip planning site.

You can drive from Kansas City to Omaha in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Omaha when traveling from Kansas City in August, with lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Des Moines.

Things to do in Omaha

Museums · Nightlife · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

Des Moines

— 1 night
Des Moines is the capital and the most populous city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): get a sense of history and politics at Capitol Building, hike along Brown's Woods, then grab your bike and head to High Trestle Trail, and finally make a trip to The Temple for Performing Arts.

For more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Des Moines trip planner.

Getting from Omaha to Des Moines by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Des Moines are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Galena.

Things to do in Des Moines

Outdoors · Trails · Parks

Side Trip

Galena

— 2 nights
Galena is the largest city in and the county seat of Jo Daviess County, Illinois, with a population of 3,429 at the 2010 census. On the 13th (Thu), get a dose of the wild on Long Hollow Canopy Tours and then admire the majestic nature at Maquoketa Caves State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Horseshoe Mound, steep yourself in history at Washburne House State Historic Site, pause for some photo ops at Galena Veterans Memorial Park, then get the lay of the land with The Haunted Galena Tour Company, and finally look for gifts at Galena Canning Company.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Galena online sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Des Moines to Galena in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and car; or fly. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Des Moines in August; daily highs in Galena reach 30°C and lows reach 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can go by car to Minneapolis.

Things to do in Galena

Parks · Tours · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

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 15th (Sat): paddle through the water with Riverwood Canoe & Kayak Rental and then identify plant and animal life at Kordiak County Park. On the 16th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: push the limits with Kerfoot Canopy Tour, then explore the activities along Lake of the Isles, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Chain of Lakes.

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Traveling by car from Galena to Minneapolis takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of taxi and bus. August in Minneapolis sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can go by car to Wisconsin Dells.

Things to do in Minneapolis

Outdoors · Adventure · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Wisconsin Dells

— 2 nights

Waterpark Capital of the World

Named after a nearby scenic gorge famous for its steep sandstone formations, Wisconsin Dells features more than 20 water parks, making it one of the most popular vacation areas in this region.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at International Crane Foundation, settle in for a delightful tour with Lost Canyon Tours, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wisconsin Deer Park, and finally kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks. Keep things going the next day: relax in the rural setting at Oakwood Fruit Farm, then add some adventure to your tour with Wisconsin Canoe Company, and then admire the landmark architecture of Taliesin Preservation: Frank Lloyd Wright Visitor Center .

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Wisconsin Dells day trip planner.

You can drive from Minneapolis to Wisconsin Dells in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Minneapolis in August since evenings lows in Wisconsin Dells dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Milwaukee.

Things to do in Wisconsin Dells

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Parks

Side Trips

Milwaukee

— 3 nights

Brew City

Milwaukee boasts well-preserved historical districts with a rich European past and a strong beer-brewing tradition.
On the 19th (Wed), contemplate the waterfront views at Geneva Lake, get interesting insight from Lake Geneva Ziplines & Adventures, and then grab your bike and head to White River State Trail. On the next day, play a few rounds at Whistling Straits Golf Course - Straits and Irish, take in nature's colorful creations at Bookworm Gardens, and then look for gifts at Indulgence Chocolatiers.

To see reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Milwaukee online trip maker.

You can drive from Wisconsin Dells to Milwaukee in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Milwaukee

Outdoors · Parks · Adventure · Tours

Side Trips

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.