24 days in United States Itinerary

24 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States travel planner
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Chicago
— 4 nights
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Milwaukee
— 3 nights
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Minneapolis
— 2 nights
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Waterloo
— 1 night
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Iowa City
— 2 nights
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Moline
— 3 nights
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Springfield
— 2 nights
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Indianapolis
— 3 nights
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Dayton
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Chicago — 4 nights

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Chicago is known for sightseeing, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, stroll around Millennium Park, learn more about the world around you at Field Museum, and get curious at Museum of Science and Industry.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Chicago trip planner.

Dayton to Chicago is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Dayton to Chicago is minus 1 hour. July in Chicago sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 67°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can go by car to Milwaukee.
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Milwaukee — 3 nights

Milwaukee boasts well-preserved historical districts with a rich European past and a strong beer-brewing tradition.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): take in nature's colorful creations at Lynden Sculpture Garden, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Lakefront Brewery, and then see the interesting displays at Harley-Davidson Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Pabst Mansion, then get to know the resident critters at Milwaukee County Zoo, and then sample the tasty concoctions at MobCraft Beer.

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Getting from Chicago to Milwaukee by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. July in Milwaukee sees daily highs of 80°F and lows of 63°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Minneapolis.
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Minneapolis — 2 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.
Minneapolis is known for fun & games, museums, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, explore the world behind art at Minneapolis Institute of Art, don't miss a visit to Minnehaha Falls, and take in the dramatic scenery at Minnehaha Park.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Minneapolis day trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Milwaukee to Minneapolis takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July in Minneapolis, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 65°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Waterloo.
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Waterloo — 1 night

Waterloo is a city in and the county seat of Black Hawk County, Iowa, United States. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): see the interesting displays at John Deere Tractor & Engine Museum, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and then relax in the rural setting at Hansen's Farm Fresh Dairy.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Waterloo day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Minneapolis to Waterloo takes 3.5 hours. In July in Waterloo, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 62°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can go by car to Iowa City.
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Iowa City — 2 nights

Iowa City is a city in Johnson County, Iowa, United States. On the 15th (Fri), deepen your understanding at University of Iowa, then have fun and explore at The Iowa Children's Museum, and then look for gifts at A J's Copper Garden. On your second day here, steep yourself in history at Herbert Hoover National Historic Site, get advice or help at Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum, and then relax in the rural setting at Wilson's Orchard.

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Getting from Waterloo to Iowa City by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. July in Iowa City sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 64°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Moline.
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Moline — 3 nights

Moline is a city located in Rock Island County, Illinois, United States. Change things up with these side-trips from Moline: Galena (Blaum Bros. Distilling Co. & Ulysses S. Grant Home). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Butterworth Center & Deere-Wiman House, try your luck at Jumer's Casino Rock Island, stroll the grounds of Riverside Cemetery, and look for gifts at John Deere Store.

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You can drive from Iowa City to Moline in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In July in Moline, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 64°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to drive to Springfield.
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Springfield — 2 nights

Springfield is the capital of Illinois, but its real significance is as the hometown of Abraham Lincoln.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Lincoln Memorial Garden, then steep yourself in history at Lincoln Home National Historic Site, and then contemplate the long history of Dana-Thomas House. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum and then don't miss a visit to Lincoln Tomb & War Memorials.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Springfield trip itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Moline to Springfield in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in July, and nighttime lows around 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Indianapolis.
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Indianapolis — 3 nights

Indiana's capital and most populous city, Indianapolis is best known for its racecar events and impressive museums, and as the hometown of Kurt Vonnegut.
Get out of town with these interesting Indianapolis side-trips: Indiana Grand Racing & Casino (in Shelbyville), Hunters Honey Farm (in Martinsville) and Anderson Orchard (in Mooresville). And it doesn't end there: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, explore the engaging exhibits at Children's Museum of Indianapolis, relax in the rural setting at The Sky Farm at Eskenazi Health, and join the crowd at Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Indianapolis road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Springfield to Indianapolis in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Springfield to Indianapolis. In July, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to drive to Dayton.
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Dayton — 2 nights

Home of airplane pioneers the Wright brothers, Dayton prides itself on its inventors, including Charles F. Kettering, inventor of the automobile self starter.
Explore Dayton's surroundings by going to Jungle Jim's International Market (in Fairfield) and Balloon Rides (in Lebanon). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at National Museum of the US Air Force, sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting, steep yourself in history at Carillon Historical Park, and admire the masterpieces at Dayton Art Institute.

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You can drive from Indianapolis to Dayton in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.
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United States travel guide

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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.
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