24 days in United States Itinerary

24 days in United States Itinerary

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24 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Birmingham
Drive:  30​min
1
Alabaster
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  7​h
2
Saint Louis
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Mexico
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
4
Kansas City
— 1 night
bus:  30​min
5
Overland Park
— 1 night
bus:  30​min
6
Kansas City
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
7
Council Bluffs
— 1 night
Drive:  15​min
8
Omaha
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
9
Winterset
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
10
Des Moines
— Few hours
Fly:  2​h 45​min
11
Minneapolis
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 45​min
12
Fargo
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
13
Sioux Falls
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
14
Walnut Grove
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  6​h 45​min
15
Tulsa
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
16
Little Rock
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
17
Memphis
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
End: Birmingham

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Alabaster

Alabaster ©
Alabaster is a city and southern suburb of Birmingham in Shelby County, Alabama, United States. On the 12th (Mon), stroll the grounds of Alabama National Cemetery and then admire the majestic nature at Oak Mountain State Park.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Alabaster holiday builder site .

Birmingham to Alabaster is an approximately half hour car ride. In August in Alabaster, expect temperatures between 90°F during the day and 71°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Alabaster

Trails Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Alabama National Cemetery, Oak Mountain State Park
Highlights from your plan
Oak Mountain State Park ©
Oak Mountain State Park
Alabama National Cemetery ©
Alabama National Cemetery

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Saint Louis

Saint Louis ©
Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): admire the masterpieces at Saint Louis Art Museum, see the interesting displays at City Museum, see the interesting displays at Cardinals Hall of Fame and Museum, then take in nature's colorful creations at Missouri Botanical Garden, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis. Here are some ideas for day two: walk around Forest Park, get to know the fascinating history of St. Charles Historic District, then explore the engaging exhibits at The Magic House, St. Louis Children's Museum, and finally relax in the rural setting at Grant's Farm.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Saint Louis online journey planner .

Explore your travel options from Alabaster to Saint Louis with the Route module. Traveling from Alabaster in August, Saint Louis is slightly colder at night with lows of 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel to Mexico.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

St. Charles Historic District
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis ©
Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis
City Museum ©
City Museum
Missouri Botanical Garden ©
Missouri Botanical Garden

1
night
Mexico

Mexico ©
Mexico, formerly known as New Mexico, is a city in Audrain County, Missouri. On the 15th (Thu), see the interesting displays at Audrain County Historical Museum.

Plan trip to Mexico with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can drive from Saint Louis to Mexico in 2 hours. In August in Mexico, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 65°F at night. On the 15th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Kansas City.

Things to do in Mexico

Museums
Highlights from your plan
Audrain County Historical Museum ©
Audrain County Historical Museum

1
night
Kansas City

Kansas City ©
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.
Shoal Creek Living History Museum has been added to your itinerary. On the 20th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Shoal Creek Living History Museum, take an in-depth tour of National WWI Museum and Memorial, then get engrossed in the history at Harry S. Truman Library and Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, and finally steep yourself in history at Union Station.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Kansas City driving holiday planning tool .

Drive from Mexico to Kansas City in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in August, and nighttime lows around 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to take a bus to Overland Park.

Things to do in Kansas City

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Harry S. Truman Library and Museum
Highlights from your plan
Harry S. Truman Library and Museum ©
National WWI Museum and Memorial ©
National WWI Museum and Memorial
Union Station ©
Union Station

1
night
Overland Park

Overland Park ©
Overland Park is the second most populous city in the U.S. On the 17th (Sat), steep yourself in history at Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop & Farm Historic Site, walk around Deanna Rose Children's Farmstead, then get a new perspective on nature at Museum at Prairiefire, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Overland Park trip maker site .

Overland Park is just a stone's throw from Kansas City. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can catcht the bus to Kansas City.

Things to do in Overland Park

Museums Zoos & Aquariums Parks

Side Trip

Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop & Farm Historic Site
Highlights from your plan
Museum at Prairiefire ©
Museum at Prairiefire
Deanna Rose Children's Farmstead ©
Deanna Rose Children's Farmstead

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nights
Kansas City

Kansas City ©
The city meets the Great Plains in Kansas City City, Kansas.
You've now added Cathedral of Saint Peter to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): admire the striking features of Kansas City Missouri Temple, cool off at Schlitterbahn Waterpark Kansas City, then examine the collection at Cabela's, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Saint Peter. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Amelia Earhart Birthplace Museum and then see the interesting displays at Pony Express Museum.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Kansas City online itinerary planner .

Kansas City is very close to Overland Park. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Council Bluffs.

Things to do in Kansas City

Museums Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Pony Express Museum, Amelia Earhart Birthplace Museum
Highlights from your plan
Cabela's ©
Cabela's
Amelia Earhart Birthplace Museum
Amelia Earhart Birthplace Museum
Pony Express Museum ©
Pony Express Museum

1
night
Council Bluffs

Council Bluffs ©
Council Bluffs is a city in and the county seat of Pottawattamie County, Iowa, United States. Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): try your luck at Horseshoe Council Bluffs, try your luck at Ameristar Casino Hotel, then enjoy breathtaking views from Lewis and Clark Park, and finally pause for some photo ops at Kanesville Tabernacle.

Make your Council Bluffs itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by car from Kansas City to Council Bluffs takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In August, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to drive to Omaha.

Things to do in Council Bluffs

Casinos Fun & Games Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Horseshoe Council Bluffs ©
Horseshoe Council Bluffs
Kanesville Tabernacle ©
Kanesville Tabernacle
Lewis and Clark Park ©
Lewis and Clark Park

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night
Omaha

Omaha ©
A major transportation hub, Omaha was once considered little more than a stopping point on a pioneer's journey west.
On the 21st (Wed), take an in-depth tour of The Durham Museum, admire the masterpieces at Joslyn Art Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Cecilia's Cathedral, and finally get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Henry Doorly Zoo.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Omaha route planner.

Omaha is just a short distance from Council Bluffs. In August, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel to Winterset.

Things to do in Omaha

Museums Zoos & Aquariums Nightlife
Highlights from your plan
The Durham Museum ©
The Durham Museum
Joslyn Art Museum ©
Joslyn Art Museum
St. Cecilia's Cathedral ©
St. Cecilia's Cathedral

2
nights
Winterset

Winterset ©
Winterset is a city in Madison County, Iowa, United States. John Wayne Birthplace & Museum has been added to your itinerary. On the 22nd (Thu), explore the galleries of John Wayne Birthplace & Museum, don't miss a visit to Courthouse Square, then contemplate the long history of Hogback Covered Bridge, then take in the views from Holliwell Bridge, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Clark Tower. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Bob Feller Hometown Exhibit and then snap pictures at Roseman Covered Bridge.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Winterset online sightseeing planner .

Drive from Omaha to Winterset in 2 hours. August in Winterset sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 65°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Des Moines.

Things to do in Winterset

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Bob Feller Hometown Exhibit
Highlights from your plan
John Wayne Birthplace & Museum ©
John Wayne Birthplace & Museum
Bob Feller Hometown Exhibit ©
Bob Feller Hometown Exhibit
Hogback Covered Bridge ©
Hogback Covered Bridge

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hours
Des Moines

Des Moines ©
Des Moines is the capital and the most populous city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): do a tasting at La Vida Loca Winery and then get a sense of history and politics at Capitol Building.

To find photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Des Moines trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Winterset to Des Moines takes an hour. In August, daily temperatures in Des Moines can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Minneapolis.

Things to do in Des Moines

Wineries

Side Trip

La Vida Loca Winery
Highlights from your plan
La Vida Loca Winery ©
La Vida Loca Winery
Capitol Building ©
Capitol Building

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night
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 24th (Sat), take an in-depth tour of Mill City Museum, have some family-friendly fun at The Escape Game, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Saint Paul, and finally admire the masterpieces at Minneapolis Institute of Art.

To see where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Minneapolis trip itinerary website .

You can fly from Des Moines to Minneapolis in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. August in Minneapolis sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 64°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel to Fargo.

Things to do in Minneapolis

Museums Fun & Games Historic Sites

Side Trip

Cathedral of Saint Paul
Highlights from your plan
Minneapolis Institute of Art ©
Minneapolis Institute of Art
Mill City Museum ©
Mill City Museum
Cathedral of Saint Paul ©
Cathedral of Saint Paul

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Fargo

Fargo ©
Fargo is the most populous city in the state of North Dakota, accounting for over 15% of the state population. Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Bonanzaville USA, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Red River Zoo, and then get engrossed in the history at Heritage Hjemkomst Interpretive Center.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Fargo trip planner .

You can fly from Minneapolis to Fargo in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Minneapolis in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Fargo, with lows of 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Sioux Falls.

Things to do in Fargo

Museums Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County
Highlights from your plan
Red River Zoo ©
Red River Zoo

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nights
Sioux Falls

Sioux Falls ©
Sioux Falls is the largest city in the U.S. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes St. Joseph Cathedral. Corn Palace and Old Courthouse Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Get some cultural insight at Pipestone National Monument and Great Plains Zoo & Delbridge Museum of Natural History. The adventure continues: walk around Falls Park, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Butterfly House & Aquarium, trek along SculptureWalk Sioux Falls, and make a trip to Michelangelo's David replica.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Sioux Falls driving holiday planner .

Getting from Fargo to Sioux Falls by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. In August in Sioux Falls, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 60°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can travel to Walnut Grove.

Things to do in Sioux Falls

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums

Side Trips

Corn Palace, Pipestone National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Falls Park ©
Falls Park
St. Joseph Cathedral ©
St. Joseph Cathedral
Pipestone National Monument ©
Pipestone National Monument

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Walnut Grove

Walnut Grove ©
Walnut Grove is a city in Redwood County, Minnesota, United States. Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Sod House on the Prairie, then contemplate the long history of Ingalls' Homestead, and then see the interesting displays at Laura Ingalls Wilder Museum.

Plan my day in Walnut Grove using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Sioux Falls to Walnut Grove takes 2 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Walnut Grove can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Tulsa.

Things to do in Walnut Grove

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Sod House on the Prairie
Highlights from your plan
Sod House on the Prairie ©
Sod House on the Prairie
Laura Ingalls Wilder Museum ©
Laura Ingalls Wilder Museum

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Tulsa

Tulsa ©
Sometimes known as the "Buckle of the Bible Belt," Tulsa is the second largest city in Oklahoma.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): explore the world behind art at Gilcrease Museum, contemplate the long history of Atlas Life Building, then admire the masterpieces at Philbrook Museum of Art, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Boston Avenue Methodist Church, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Holy Family Cathedral.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Tulsa trip planning tool .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Walnut Grove to Tulsa. Traveling from Walnut Grove in August, expect Tulsa to be a bit warmer, temps between 91°F and 71°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can go by car to Little Rock.

Things to do in Tulsa

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Boston Avenue Methodist Church ©
Boston Avenue Methodist Church
Philbrook Museum of Art ©
Philbrook Museum of Art
Gilcrease Museum ©
Gilcrease Museum

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Little Rock

Little Rock ©
Once inhabited by Native American tribes, today Little Rock bustles with nearly 800,000 people.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sat): admire the landmark architecture of William J. Clinton Presidential Library, steep yourself in history at The Old Mill, and then contemplate the long history of Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Little Rock online tour planner .

You can drive from Tulsa to Little Rock in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of car and flight. Expect a daytime high around 90°F in August, and nighttime lows around 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can drive to Memphis.

Things to do in Little Rock

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

The Old Mill
Highlights from your plan
William J. Clinton Presidential Library ©
The Old Mill ©
The Old Mill

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Memphis

Memphis ©
The largest city on the Mississippi River, Memphis bills itself as both the "Birthplace of Rock" and "Home of the Blues." With such a rich musical heritage, it shouldn't come as a surprise that Elvis Presley chose to live in Memphis during his later years.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): contemplate the long history of The Peabody Ducks, steep yourself in history at Sun Studio, appreciate the history behind National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, then take an in-depth tour of Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Beale Street, and finally look for gifts at Lansky. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Graceland and then try to win big at Horseshoe Tunica.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Memphis sightseeing planner .

You can drive from Little Rock to Memphis in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 90°F, and evening lows to 73°F. On the 3rd (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums Historic Sites Casinos

Side Trip

Horseshoe Tunica
Highlights from your plan
Graceland ©
Graceland
Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio

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