24 days in United States Itinerary

24 days in United States Itinerary

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

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Minneapolis

Minneapolis ©

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.
On the 21st (Sat), admire the masterpieces at Minneapolis Institute of Art, then admire the sheer force of Minnehaha Park, then find something for the whole family at Nickelodeon Universe, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Rybicki Cheese.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Minneapolis travel route builder tool.

Durham to Minneapolis is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also fly; or drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Durham to Minneapolis. Traveling from Durham in November, expect Minneapolis to be slightly colder, temps between 43°F and 28°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Des Moines.

Things to do in Minneapolis

Parks · Museums · Theme Parks · Nature

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Waterfall
Minnehaha Park
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Theme Park
Nickelodeon Universe
4.4

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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

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Omaha

Omaha ©

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 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 look for gifts at Old Market Candy Shop.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Omaha planner.

You can drive from Des Moines to Omaha in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November in Omaha, expect temperatures between 52°F during the day and 30°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to drive to Overland Park.

Things to do in Omaha

Parks · Shopping · Zoos & Aquariums · Nightlife
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Overland Park

Overland Park ©
Overland Park is the second most populous city in the U.S. On the 24th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Cabela's, then admire the natural beauty at Deanna Rose Children's Farmstead, then admire the natural beauty at Overland Park Arboretum and Botanical Gardens, and finally appreciate the history behind Korean War Veterans Memorial.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Overland Park trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Omaha to Overland Park in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Overland Park

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

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Saint Louis

Saint Louis ©

Gateway to the West

Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C.
On the 25th (Wed), pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis, take in nature's colorful creations at Missouri Botanical Garden, and then get to know the fascinating history of St. Charles Historic District.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Saint Louis vacation builder.

Drive from Overland Park to Saint Louis in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In November in Saint Louis, expect temperatures between 56°F during the day and 35°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Hot Springs.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

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Hot Springs

Hot Springs ©

Valley of the Vapors

Set deep in the Ouachita Mountains, the city of Hot Springs almost completely surrounds the national park of the same name.
On the 26th (Thu), 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: gain insight at Garland County Library, then admire the natural beauty at Garvan Woodland Gardens, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Anthony Chapel, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

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 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Oklahoma City.

Things to do in Hot Springs

Parks · Historic Sites · Spas · Shopping
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Must see
Anthony Chapel
4.8
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Historic Site
Fordyce Bathhouse
4.7

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Oklahoma City

Oklahoma City ©

The Big Friendly

Oklahoma City, known to many as the "Big Friendly," represents the political, cultural, and economic engine of the state of Oklahoma.
On the 28th (Sat), take in nature's colorful creations at Myriad Botanical Gardens, then learn more about the world around you at SKELETONS: Museum of Osteology, and then test your problem-solving skills at Clue Quest.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Oklahoma City road trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Hot Springs to Oklahoma City takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In November, daily temperatures in Oklahoma City can reach 62°F, while at night they dip to 40°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Oklahoma City

Museums · Childrens Museums · Parks · Fun & Games

Side Trips

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Science Museum
Science Museum Oklahoma
4.6
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Natural History Museum
SKELETONS: Museum of Osteology
4.8
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Room Escape Game
Clue Quest
4.6

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Santa Fe

Santa Fe

City Different

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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Loretto Chapel, explore the world behind art at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, and finally stop by Canyon Road. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape at Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument, then trek along Canyon Trail, then look for gifts at True West Gallery, and finally appreciate the history behind Santa Fe Cathedral Park and Monument.

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 November; daily highs in Santa Fe reach 54°F and lows reach 29°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel to Moab.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
Must see
Canyon Trail
4.9
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Religious Site
Loretto Chapel
4.3

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Moab

Moab ©

Red Desert

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): 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 4th (Fri) before leaving for Jackson Hole.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

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Must see
Off-Road Tours
4.9
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Biking Trail
Bike Fiend
4.9

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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 5th (Sat): 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.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Jackson Hole visit planning tool.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Moab to Jackson Hole in 7.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Moab in December, with highs in Jackson Hole at 26°F and lows at 7°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to drive to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Jackson Hole

Highlights from your trip
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Safari
Scenic Safaris
4.4

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West Yellowstone

West Yellowstone ©
The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): explore the striking landscape at Blue Star Spring, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful, then look for all kinds of wild species at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center, and finally get in on the family fun at Yellowstone Big Gun Fun. On the 8th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: trek along Observation Point Trail, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Elephant Back Mountain, and then get outside with Bridge Bay Marina.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our West Yellowstone trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Jackson Hole to West Yellowstone takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Jackson Hole in December, with highs in West Yellowstone at 21°F and lows at -1°F. You'll have a few hours on the 9th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Rapid City.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trip

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Hot Spring
Old Faithful
4.5

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Rapid City

Rapid City ©

Gateway to the Black Hills

South Dakota's second-largest city, Rapid City has for many years served as a gateway to the West.
On the 10th (Thu), 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.

Do a combination of shuttle and flight from West Yellowstone to Rapid City in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle, taxi, and bus. In December, Rapid City is somewhat warmer than West Yellowstone - with highs of 35°F and lows of 16°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Bismarck.

Things to do in Rapid City

Theme Parks · Museums · Shopping
Highlights from your trip
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Theme Park
Storybook Island
4.7
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Landmark
Dinosaur Park
3.7

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Bismarck

Bismarck ©
Bismarck is the capital of the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): get a sense of history and politics at North Dakota State Capitol Building, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at The Dakota Zoo, and then browse the different shops at Kirkwood Mall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the activities along Missouri River, get a taste of the local shopping with North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum, then appreciate the history behind Buffalo Statue, and finally test your team's savvy at Trapped In Bismarck.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Bismarck trip builder.

Traveling by car from Rapid City to Bismarck takes 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. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Rapid City in December: high temperatures in Bismarck hover around 26°F and lows are around 7°F. You will have some time to spend on the 13th (Sun) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Bismarck

Shopping · Parks · Museums · Nature
Highlights from your trip
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Room Escape Game
Trapped In Bismarck
4.6

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